Reading & Literary

Explore book clubs, author readings & more.

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, May 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

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.

Registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 or visit the Capilano Information Desk. Call to register today!

 

Location:
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list. Or check out the sessions at Capilano Library. 

 

 

 

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.

Location:
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
2018-2019 Schedule for the Parkgate Afternoon Book Club
 
Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin Tuesday, October2  2:30pm 
Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson  Tuesday, November 6  2:30pm 
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Tuesday, December 4  2:30pm 
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan  Tuesday, February 5  2:30pm 
Brother by David Chariandy Tuesday, March 5     2:30pm 
Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome  Tuesday, April 2  2:30pm 
The History of Bees by Maja Lunde Tuesday, May 7    2:30pm 
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance  Tuesday, June 4  2:30pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 23. After that, books will be available after book club meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the books are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here. 

Location:
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Come tell us all about your recent reads and share with other book lovers!

Have you read a book that you want to rave (or rant) about? Looking for suggestions about what to read from others in the community?

Come to one, some, or all of our drop-in Bring Your Own Book Club sessions this summer! You can discuss books you’ve read as part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, or any book at all. If you’re able to, bring the book(s) that you are reading so others can see what you’re talking about and maybe even browse a few pages!

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come and discover how to get more informed and enlightened in the world of 21st century news with Cono Spitale!

Internet news is like having an encyclopedia in your home but instead of just having volumes A-M, you have the whole alphabet of books. Having access to mainstream news outlets is usually sufficient to keep up with the current events of the day, however, when you want to delve more deeply into a local, regional, national or international issue, the world is literally at your fingertips.

Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come tell us all about your recent reads and share with other book lovers!

Have you read a book that you want to rave (or rant) about? Looking for suggestions about what to read from others in the community?

Come to one, some, or all of our drop-in Bring Your Own Book Club sessions this summer! You can discuss books you’ve read as part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, or any book at all. If you’re able to, bring the book(s) that you are reading so others can see what you’re talking about and maybe even browse a few pages!

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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, June 25, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Come tell us all about your recent reads and share with other book lovers!

Have you read a book that you want to rave (or rant) about? Looking for suggestions about what to read from others in the community?

Come to one, some, or all of our drop-in Bring Your Own Book Club sessions this summer! You can discuss books you’ve read as part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, or any book at all. If you’re able to, bring the book(s) that you are reading so others can see what you’re talking about and maybe even browse a few pages!

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come tell us all about your recent reads and share with other book lovers!

Have you read a book that you want to rave (or rant) about? Looking for suggestions about what to read from others in the community?

Come to one, some, or all of our drop-in Bring Your Own Book Club sessions this summer! You can discuss books you’ve read as part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, or any book at all. If you’re able to, bring the book(s) that you are reading so others can see what you’re talking about and maybe even browse a few pages!

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come and discover how to get more informed and enlightened in the world of 21st century news with Cono Spitale!

Internet news is like having an encyclopedia in your home but instead of just having volumes A-M, you have the whole alphabet of books. Having access to mainstream news outlets is usually sufficient to keep up with the current events of the day, however, when you want to delve more deeply into a local, regional, national or international issue, the world is literally at your fingertips.

Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come tell us all about your recent reads and share with other book lovers!

Have you read a book that you want to rave (or rant) about? Looking for suggestions about what to read from others in the community?

Come to one, some, or all of our drop-in Bring Your Own Book Club sessions this summer! You can discuss books you’ve read as part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, or any book at all. If you’re able to, bring the book(s) that you are reading so others can see what you’re talking about and maybe even browse a few pages!

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come tell us all about your recent reads and share with other book lovers!

Have you read a book that you want to rave (or rant) about? Looking for suggestions about what to read from others in the community?

Come to one, some, or all of our drop-in Bring Your Own Book Club sessions this summer! You can discuss books you’ve read as part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, or any book at all. If you’re able to, bring the book(s) that you are reading so others can see what you’re talking about and maybe even browse a few pages!

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come tell us all about your recent reads and share with other book lovers!

Have you read a book that you want to rave (or rant) about? Looking for suggestions about what to read from others in the community?

Come to one, some, or all of our drop-in Bring Your Own Book Club sessions this summer! You can discuss books you’ve read as part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, or any book at all. If you’re able to, bring the book(s) that you are reading so others can see what you’re talking about and maybe even browse a few pages!

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Come tell us all about your recent reads and share with other book lovers!

Have you read a book that you want to rave (or rant) about? Looking for suggestions about what to read from others in the community?

Come to one, some, or all of our drop-in Bring Your Own Book Club sessions this summer! You can discuss books you’ve read as part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, or any book at all. If you’re able to, bring the book(s) that you are reading so others can see what you’re talking about and maybe even browse a few pages!

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come and discover how to get more informed and enlightened in the world of 21st century news with Cono Spitale!

Internet news is like having an encyclopedia in your home but instead of just having volumes A-M, you have the whole alphabet of books. Having access to mainstream news outlets is usually sufficient to keep up with the current events of the day, however, when you want to delve more deeply into a local, regional, national or international issue, the world is literally at your fingertips.

Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Come and discover how to get more informed and enlightened in the world of 21st century news with Cono Spitale!

Internet news is like having an encyclopedia in your home but instead of just having volumes A-M, you have the whole alphabet of books. Having access to mainstream news outlets is usually sufficient to keep up with the current events of the day, however, when you want to delve more deeply into a local, regional, national or international issue, the world is literally at your fingertips.

Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm