Reading & Literary

Explore book clubs, author readings & more.

Planning to attend one or more plays at Bard on the Beach this summer? Just a fan of Shakespeare, or completely new to his works? Drop in to one of our Shakespeare Discussion Clubs this spring, where we watch a film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays, then discuss both the adaptation and original play afterwards. 
 
This month, we're showing: 
 
  • Chimes at Midnight (1965) 
    Wednesday, April 8 | 6:00pm-8:30 OR Thursday, April 9 | 2:00pm-4:30pm

    Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare’s Henry IV and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff’s career as young Prince Hal’s drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, set in a real-looking late-medieval England. Starring: Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud. 
 
No registration required. Are you interested in receiving handouts, articles, and reminders about upcoming meetings? Submit your email by clicking “Register” above.
 
 
Upcoming Films: 
Location:
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

ATTENTION TEENS!


Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)?  The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks.  If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us!

 

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Jessie at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Location:
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join the Bard Education Team in exploring the 2020 Season at Bard on the Beach!

They’ll share a sneak peek of what to expect under the red and white tents this
summer- including directors’ insights, design concepts, and fun facts! Then, dive deeper into the plays-- connect with the poetry and characters through your own interpretations of these stories that are adored and celebrated world-wide.

Registration required. Choose one of two sessions. Each session is limited to 30 participants.

 

Location:
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for another Friends of the Library BIG BOOK SALE. 

 
We have an amazing selection of books, CDs, DVDs & more on sale for great prices! Most items are under $2.00 and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, May 1 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 2 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday,  May 3 | 12:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
On Sunday, everything is 1/2 price from 12:30pm-4:00pm. Bring your own bag or purchase one for $3. 
 
All proceeds from the sale go toward enhancing the Library through projects funded by the Friends. 
Location:
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

Join author Ramona Materi as she discusses green business and its place in our economy’s future!

The World Trade Organization estimates that global trade in environmental goods and services will be worth US $1.9 trillion in 2020. Canadian entrepreneurs have a tremendous opportunity to meet the needs of this market here, and internationally. Starting a Green Business in Canadaexplores topics such as global environmental trends, marketing green products and services, and more!

About Ramona:
Ramona Materi is a business consultant and author with a passion for entrepreneurship. She holds a degree in environmental science and has worked with Environment Canada and the EPA in the US. She is a resident of North Vancouver and has lived in the United States, Australia, and India.

Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Planning to attend one or more plays at Bard on the Beach this summer? Just a fan of Shakespeare, or completely new to his works? Drop in to one of our Shakespeare Discussion Clubs this spring, where we watch a film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays, then discuss both the adaptation and original play afterwards. 
 
This month, we're showing: 
 
  • William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)
    Wednesday, May 6 | 6:00pm-8:30pm OR Thursday, May 7 | 2:00pm-4:30pm
    A romantic comedy fantasy film based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lysander and Hermia love each other but Hermia’s father arranges for her to be married to Demetrius. All hell breaks loose when the lovers flee to the forest and Demetrius follows them. Starring: Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Lkine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, Christian Bale, Sophie Marceau, David Strathairn. 
 
No registration required. Are you interested in receiving handouts, articles, and reminders about upcoming meetings? Submit your email by clicking “Register” above. 
Location:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Planning to attend one or more plays at Bard on the Beach this summer? Just a fan of Shakespeare, or completely new to his works? Drop in to one of our Shakespeare Discussion Clubs this spring, where we watch a film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays, then discuss both the adaptation and original play afterwards. 
 
This month, we're showing: 
 
  • William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)
    Wednesday, May 6 | 6:00pm-8:30pm OR Thursday, May 7 | 2:00pm-4:30pm
    A romantic comedy fantasy film based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Lysander and Hermia love each other but Hermia’s father arranges for her to be married to Demetrius. All hell breaks loose when the lovers flee to the forest and Demetrius follows them. Starring: Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Lkine, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, Christian Bale, Sophie Marceau, David Strathairn. 
 
No registration required. Are you interested in receiving handouts, articles, and reminders about upcoming meetings? Submit your email by clicking “Register” above. 
Location:
Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join the Bard Education Team in exploring the 2020 Season at Bard on the Beach!

They’ll share a sneak peek of what to expect under the red and white tents this
summer- including directors’ insights, design concepts, and fun facts! Then, dive deeper into the plays-- connect with the poetry and characters through your own interpretations of these stories that are adored and celebrated world-wide.

Registration required. Choose one of two sessions. Each session is limited to 30 participants.

 

Location:
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!


Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)?  The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks.  If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us!

 

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Jessie at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Location:
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us for another Friends of the Library BIG BOOK SALE. 

 
We have an amazing selection of books, CDs, DVDs & more on sale for great prices! Most items are under $2.00 and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, October 16 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, October 17 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday,  October 18 | 12:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
On Sunday, everything is 1/2 price from 12:30pm-4:00pm. Bring your own bag or purchase one for $3. 
 
All proceeds from the sale go toward enhancing the Library through projects funded by the Friends. 
Location:
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 4:00pm