Reading & Literary

Explore book clubs, author readings & more.

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 5 -12. Sessions are 15 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of 2 sessions each.
 
 
Registration required. Stop by the Children's Desk or call Parkgate Library to register: 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.
 
Registration is first-come, first-served, though priority will be given to those who have not participated before. 
 
 
Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 
 
 
Location:
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

“It’s a day like any other—until suddenly it’s not.” So reads the back cover of The Broken Places, a new novel about a major earthquake that rocks Vancouver. Hailed as a “wonderfully sophisticated and razor-sharp novel” about an “ensemble of mesmerizing characters,” The Broken Places is as much about people, relationships, and society as it is about sudden, life-altering disaster. The action unfolds mainly on Vancouver’s North Shore: in a waterfront mansion in West Vancouver and in the North Shore mountains. Join author Frances Peck, herself a North Vancouver resident, for a reading from the novel and a discussion of its earthquake premise, its local settings, and its characters, which include the family of a wealthy tech tycoon, a gay couple, and a Ukrainian caregiver who fled the Russian invasion of 2014.

Frances Peck has worked with words for three decades as an editor, ghostwriter, and educator. The Broken Places (NeWest Press, April 2022) is her first novel.

 

Signed copies of The Broken Places will be available to purchase for $25 (cash only).

 

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

Location:
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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 2 sessions each.
 
 
Registration required. Call Capilano Library to register: 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.
 
Registration is first-come, first-served, though priority will be given to those who have not participated before. 
 
 
Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 
 
 
Location:
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Who says Monday mornings can’t be fun? Are you looking to join a book club but don’t know where to start? 

Join us for Monday Morning Book Club! Just have the book read before the meeting and drop in! 

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our Monday Morning Book Club at Lynn Valley Library. This will be a group-led Book Club.  

 

This month, we're reading and discussing Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart.

 

Registration required. For more information about Monday Morning Book Club, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or email David at milnerd@nvdpl.ca.

 

Location:
Monday, June 20, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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 2 sessions each.
 
 
Registration required. Call Capilano Library to register: 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.
 
Registration is first-come, first-served, though priority will be given to those who have not participated before. 
 
 
Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 
 
 
Location:
Friday, June 24, 2022 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

“You are always sitting just out of reach of my kitchen table; you occupy a large space in my mind, and so I thought I would like to have a conversation with you. You are not invited into the text to respond, and for that I apologize. Instead I take it upon myself to scribble a number of chapters in response to a number of common questions. I hope to create a conversational book. Perhaps we will meet at some justice event in the future. But now, in my imagination, I locate you in my kitchen.”

So begins Sto:lo author Lee Maracle’s My Conversation with Canadians. In her book, Maracle invites us to engage with Indigenous History and how it intersects with Canadian History, and how those histories effect our present and our future. We invite you to read this book and come together to discuss it with other community members and one of our librarians. The discussion will take place in person at Capilano Branch and over Zoom.

 

You can find copies of the book through Libby/OverDrive. You can also pick up a physical copy at Capilano branch or arrange a pickup at Parkgate, Lynn Valley, or Lions Gate Express by contacting Sara.

 

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

Location:
Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

The 2022 North Shore Reads selection is Care Of by Ivan Coyote. The author will be in conversation with CBC’s Shelagh Rogers on the evening of Wednesday October 19th for our 2nd annual North Shore Reads event!  Join our librarians in person at Capilano branch or over Zoom to discuss this timely and moving book.

In the early days of the Coronavirus lockdown, like every artist and creator, writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote was faced with a calendar full of cancelled shows and a heart full of questions around what now? To keep busy while figuring out what to write about next, Ivan began to answer the backlog of mail and correspondences that had come in while they were on the pre-pandemic road: emails, letters, direct messages on social media, soggy handwritten notes found tucked under the windshield wiper of their car after a gig, all of it. In Care Of, Coyote combines the most moving and powerful of these letters with the responses they've sent in the months since the lockdown. Topics include finding peace within a difficult family; struggling to figure out one’s identity and fighting to have it accepted; the challenges of being a teen, and of becoming an elder; grief, joy, and everything in between.

 

This program is open to adults and teens. You can find copies of the book through Libby/OverDrive. You can also pick up a physical copy at Capilano branch or arrange a pickup at Parkgate, Lynn Valley, or Lions Gate Express by contacting Sara.

 

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

Location:
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Who says Monday mornings can’t be fun? Are you looking to join a book club but don’t know where to start? 

Join us for Monday Morning Book Club! Just have the book read before the meeting and drop in! 

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our Monday Morning Book Club at Lynn Valley Library. This will be a group-led Book Club.  

 

This month, we're reading and discussing The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab.

 

Registration required. For more information about Monday Morning Book Club, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or email David at milnerd@nvdpl.ca.

 

Location:
Monday, July 18, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Who says Monday mornings can’t be fun? Are you looking to join a book club but don’t know where to start? 

Join us for Monday Morning Book Club! Just have the book read before the meeting and drop in! 

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our Monday Morning Book Club at Lynn Valley Library. This will be a group-led Book Club.  

 

This month, we're reading and discussing Hell of a Book by Jason Mott.

 

Registration required. For more information about Monday Morning Book Club, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or email David at milnerd@nvdpl.ca.

 

Location:
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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