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, October 19, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

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, October 21, 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, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

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 Children’s Desk or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

 

Location:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Enjoy a captivating and informative talk on the art of visual storytelling by librarian and author Kate Bird!

Kate will discuss her process and experience researching images for a wide range of visual storytelling projects in an illustrated presentation. The projects include research for her three published books of newspaper photographs, guest-curating two large photography exhibitions at the Museum of Vancouver, and ongoing research and work on a variety of personal projects.  

About Kate:
A news research and photo librarian at The Vancouver Sun and The Province for twenty-five years, Kate helped manage the newspapers’ vast photograph collection. She is the author of the three books pictured above as well as thesearcher for numerousotherbooks, including Shelley Fralic’s Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun, which won the 2013 Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award.

NVDPL StoryLab, a digital learning and creation space, is coming soon! Stay tuned for programs and presentations. Visit nvdpl.ca/StoryLab for more info.

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

 

Location:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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! For more information call 604-984-0286 ext. 8141.

Location:
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Come hear this exciting talk from some of the authors of The Almost Epic Squad!

Kevin Sylvester and Richard Scrimger are two of the creators of The Almost Epic Squad, an edge-of-your-seat adventure series about kids that are exposed to a mysterious element at birth, leading them to develop almost-epic super powers when they turn 13! Meet some of the members of the creative team behind this hilarious seriesand learn how they bring these stories to life. Students in grades 4-6 from local schools have been invited to attend, but all are welcome to attend! Space is limited. Please contact the Children’s Desks at Parkgate and Lynn Valley if you are interested in attending.

Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Please note: this event will take place at Parkgate Community Centre's Mary Hunter Hall, across the plaza from the Parkgate Library.

Location:
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Come hear this exciting talk from some of the authors of The Almost Epic Squad!

Kevin Sylvester and Richard Scrimger are two of the creators of The Almost Epic Squad, an edge-of-your-seat adventure series about kids that are exposed to a mysterious element at birth, leading them to develop almost-epic super powers when they turn 13! Meet some of the members of the creative team behind this hilarious seriesand learn how they bring these stories to life. Students in grades 4-6 from local schools have been invited to attend, but all are welcome to attend! Space is limited. Please contact the Children’s Desks at Parkgate and Lynn Valley if you are interested in attending.

Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

Location:
Thursday, October 24, 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, October 24, 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, October 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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, October 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Swish and flick down to the Library and help us put on a magical Harry Potter Party!

Join us for Harry Potter trivia, crafts, book read-alouds and more. You can even come dressed up in your Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff House colours or as your favourite character. All ages welcome!

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

Location:
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Grab your brooms and fly down to the Library for a wizarding afternoon!

Come meet fellow wizards and witches at the library – we’re showing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and there will be a Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt to test your knowledge. No registration required! Please note, direct supervision is not provided.

Drop in! No registration required.

 

Location:
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, October 26, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

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, October 29, 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, October 29, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:30pm

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, October 30, 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, October 30, 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, October 30, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

 

Stop by the Library for some creepy crafts and spooky stories to celebrate the most spooktacular day of the year! For school-aged children.

Drop in! No registration required. 

Location:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:30pm 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:
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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