Reading & Literary

Explore book clubs, author readings & more.

Family Storytimes

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! Family storytime is open for all ages!

Drop-in, no registration required! 

Location:
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

6 sessions of 30 minute timeslots. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register at 604-987-4471 ext. 8175 or in person at the Information Desk.

TEENS! Are you interested in becoming a Book Buddy?

Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca!

Location:
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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, November 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Summer BabyTales


Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! Babies ages 0-12 months.

 

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

6 sessions of 30 minute timeslots. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.


TEENS! Are you interested in becoming a Book Buddy?
Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca!

Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

Location:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Join us for a friendly gathering to celebrate poems that move us.

We’re co-curating a collection of poetry that moves us! Participants will each bring 14 printed copies of one or two poems to the session, read it aloud to the group, and invite discussion! Background information about the poet or his/her work is certainly welcome, but is not mandatory. At the end of the night, each member will take home the collection of poems discussed as a group! These sessions will be moderated by community members Kathryn Allison and Oleh Ilnyckyj.

Participants should bring 14 copies of one or two poems they wish to discuss. Please register!

About Kathy and Oleh:
A former film journalist, playwright, and North Vancouver School District teacher, Kathyhas led a monthly poetry sharing group for three years. Oleh is long time Edgemont resident, avid Capilano Library user and lawyer. He is a member of two book clubs that also read and discuss poems.

Registration required! Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

BabyTales

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For babies 0-12 months old.

Drop-in, no registration required!

Location:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Summer StoryTales is back!

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For children ages 2-5.

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

School’s out early! Looking for fun activities for the whole family on early school dismissal days?

Drop in to the library to play with Lego, take yourself on a library scavenger hunt make a craft, or relax and read. The choice is yours! Please note, direct supervision is not provided.

For ages 6 and up. No registration required!

 

Location:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound!
 
Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance therapy dog community service program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.
 
Recommended for children ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each. 
 
Space is limited. Priority will be given to those who have not participated before.
 
Registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 or visit the Capilano Information Desk. 
 
Location:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

BabyTales

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For babies 0-12 months old.  

Drop-in, no registration required! For more information call 604-984-0286 ext. 8141.

Location:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Hear from award-winning Vancouver author Kallie George as she speaks about her books and her experience bringing over twenty stories to life!

Students in grades two and three are invited to hear Vancouver author Kallie George speak about her series for young readers – Heartwood Hotel, Magical Animal Adoption Agency and the Anne Arrives series about famed literary character Anne of Green Gables. Find out how Kallie was inspired to be an author and how she brings her characters to life.

Space is limited. Please contact the Children’s Desks at Parkgate and Capilano if you are interested in attending.

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Hear from award-winning Vancouver author Kallie George as she speaks about her books and her experience bringing over twenty stories to life!

Students in grades two and three are invited to hear Vancouver author Kallie George speak about her series for young readers – Heartwood Hotel, Magical Animal Adoption Agency and the Anne Arrives series about famed literary character Anne of Green Gables. Find out how Kallie was inspired to be an author and how she brings her characters to life.

Space is limited. Please contact the Children’s Desks at Parkgate and Capilano if you are interested in attending.

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Come read with Mitzi, the friendly Cockapoo, or Blaze, the gentle greyhound.

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading. 

Ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length. Children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each. Registration is first-come, first-served, though priority will be given to those who have not participated before.

Registration required. Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register!

Note: There will not be a session on October 31st. 

Location:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

Registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk. Registration is first-come, first-served, though priority will be given to those who have not participated before. 

Location:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Calling all aspiring novelists, poets, screenwriters, and journalists!

The Teen Writer’s Group is a place where young writers can develop their skills, set aside dedicated time for writing, and get ideas from other teen authors. Each session will involve learning and practicing a writing skill and time to work on your own writing projects. Please bring something to write on (a notebook, laptop, or tablet work great). Snacks (and inspiration!) provided. 

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12).  Questions? Email Jessie, the Teen Engagement Librarian, at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

No registration required! Drop in!

Location:
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Summer StoryTales is back!

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For children ages 2-5.

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Family Storytimes

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! Family storytime is open for all ages!

Drop-in, no registration required! 

Location:
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

6 sessions of 30 minute timeslots. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register at 604-987-4471 ext. 8175 or in person at the Information Desk.

TEENS! Are you interested in becoming a Book Buddy?

Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca!

Location:
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Summer BabyTales


Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! Babies ages 0-12 months.

 

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Canadian Federation of University Women welcome anyone (you don’t have to be a female university graduate!) to drop-in and join their book club discussion.  Everyone is invited to join the discussion!Simply read the book before each meeting and drop in.

Check out what’s next on the reading list!

No registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!

Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does not teach reading. 

6 sessions of 30 minute timeslots. Registration on a first-come, first-serve basis.


TEENS! Are you interested in becoming a Book Buddy?
Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca!

Register in person at the Information Desk or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

Location:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

BabyTales

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For babies 0-12 months old.

Drop-in, no registration required!

Location:
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Summer StoryTales is back!

Join us for storytimes that support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. All storytimes are drop-in! For children ages 2-5.

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound!
 
Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance therapy dog community service program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.
 
Recommended for children ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each. 
 
Space is limited. Priority will be given to those who have not participated before.
 
Registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 or visit the Capilano Information Desk. 
 
Location:
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

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