Reading & Literary

Explore book clubs, author readings & more.

Engage in a Summer Reading Club discussion about Damian Dibben's Tomorrow!
 

"Tomorrow, a 217-year-old dog, is searching for his lost master. He has traveled through the courts and battlefields of Europe - and through the centuries - in search of the man who granted him immortality. Befriending both animals and humans, Tomorrow falls in love only once, and gains insight into both the strength and frailties of the human spirit. But danger stalks his path, and in the shadows lurks an old enemy. Tomorrow must find his master before their pursuer can reach him and his master disappears forever."

Register for this virtual meeting to receive background information in advance of the event.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Ready to move on to the next Adult Summer Reading Club book? Check out the full listing here.

Location:
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 2:30pm

Take part in a Summer Reading Club discussion about Ijeoma Oluo's So You Want to Talk About Race with co-facilitator Kadin Burnett.

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today's racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide. In So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor at Large of The Establishment, Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the 'N' word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don't dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans. Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned, and crystalize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity.

Register for this virtual meeting to receive background information in advance of the event.

Long hold queue? We have extras!

  • Step 1: Register for this virtual book club meeting.
  • Step 2: Send us an email to info@nvdpl.ca requesting a “book club copy of this title”. Please include your name, email, phone #, library card, and your preferred format (physical book, ebook, or e-audiobook).

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Ready to move on to the next Adult Summer Reading Club book? Check out the full listing here.

About Kadin

Kadin Burnett, born and raised in North Vancouver, is a writer for Women’s Media Center affiliate the FBomb, writer on from15th.com, high school advisor and basketball coach. He obtained a degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. His father, originally from Pittsburgh, lived through the Civil Rights era in the United States, and his mother is a first generation Italian-Canadian.

 

Photo of Kadin Burnett with a baby Bernese Mountain Dog

Location:
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Explore our Universe this summer with North Vancouver District Public Library and North Vancouver City Library!

Join us for a virtual visit with author Robin Stevenson. Robin is the author of many fiction and non-fiction books including Pride: The Celebration and the Struggle, Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change, Pride Colors, and The Summer We Saved the Bees. Tune in to learn more about Robin’s amazing books!

This program is offered in partnership with North Vancouver City Library.

Registration required as space is limited.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. An email address is required for registration. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the program.

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam OR your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 10:30am

Take part in a Summer Reading Club discussion about Anne Tyler's Redhead by the Side of the Road!
 

"From the beloved and best-selling Anne Tyler, a sparkling new novel about misperception, second chances, and the sometimes elusive power of human connection. Micah Mortimer is a creature of habit. A self-employed tech expert, superintendent of his Baltimore apartment building, cautious to a fault behind the steering wheel, he seems content leading a steady, circumscribed life. But one day his routines are blown apart when his woman friend (he refuses to call anyone in her late thirties a "girlfriend") tells him she's facing eviction, and a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son. These surprises, and the ways they throw Micah's meticulously organized life off-kilter, risk changing him forever. An intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who finds those around him just out of reach, and a funny, joyful, deeply compassionate story about seeing the world through new eyes, Redhead by the Side of the Road is a triumph, filled with Anne Tyler's signature wit and gimlet-eyed observation"

Register for this virtual meeting to receive background information in advance of the event.

Long hold queue? We have extras!

  • Step 1: Register for this virtual book club meeting.
  • Step 2: Send us an email to info@nvdpl.ca requesting a “book club copy of this title”. Please include your name, email, phone #, library card, and your preferred format (physical book, ebook, or e-audiobook).

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Ready to move on to the next Adult Summer Reading Club book? Check out the full listing here.

Location:
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

Explore our Universe this summer with North Vancouver District Public Library and North Vancouver City Library!

Join us for a virtual visit with author Mark Leiren-Young. Mark is the author of Orcas Everywhere: The Mystery and History of Killer Whales, Orcas of the Salish Sea and Big Whales Small World. Tune in to learn about Mark’s books, and of course, orcas!

This program is offered in partnership with North Vancouver City Library.

Registration required as space is limited.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. An email address is required for registration. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the program.

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam OR your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:30am

Explore our Universe this summer with North Vancouver District Public Library and North Vancouver City Library!

Join us for a virtual visit with Inuit author Suzie Napayok-Short. Suzie is the author of Wild Eggs: A Tale of Arctic Egg Hunting and Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic summer. Tune in to learn more about Suzie’s books!

This program is offered in partnership with North Vancouver City Library.

Registration required as space is limited.

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom. An email address is required for registration. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the program.

What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam OR your smartphone/tablet.

Location:
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 10:30am

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

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