Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

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 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length. Children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

Space is limited. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 or visit the Capilano Information Desk. 


Location:
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Storytimes support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. Join us! 
 
BabyTales is for babies 12 months and under. 
 
No registration required. 
 
Can't make this session? Join us at Capilano or Parkgate
 
NOTE: starting September 2018, we have made changes to storytime age groups. Storytimes are specifically prepared for the age groups listed above, and are tailored to the developmental stages and interests of each group. Please chat with a children's librarian if you have any questions! 
Location:
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Storytimes support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. Join us! 
 
BabyTales is for babies 12 months and under. 
 
No registration required. 
 
Can't make this session? Join us at Capilano or Parkgate!
 
NOTE: starting September 2018, we have made changes to storytime age groups. Storytimes are specifically prepared for the age groups listed above, and are tailored to the developmental stages and interests of each group. Please chat with a children's librarian if you have any questions! 
Location:
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length. Children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

Space is limited. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 or visit the Capilano Information Desk. 


Location:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
Storytimes support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. Join us! 
 
BabyTales is for babies 12 months and under. 
 
No registration required. 
 
Can't make this session? Join us at Capilano or Parkgate
 
NOTE: starting September 2018, we have made changes to storytime age groups. Storytimes are specifically prepared for the age groups listed above, and are tailored to the developmental stages and interests of each group. Please chat with a children's librarian if you have any questions! 
Location:
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Storytimes support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. Join us! 
 
BabyTales is for babies 12 months and under. 
 
No registration required. 
 
Can't make this session? Join us at Capilano or Parkgate!
 
NOTE: starting September 2018, we have made changes to storytime age groups. Storytimes are specifically prepared for the age groups listed above, and are tailored to the developmental stages and interests of each group. Please chat with a children's librarian if you have any questions! 
Location:
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Free yoga in North Vancouver?!

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and former North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers. 

Free. No registration required. For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Kids! Join us to make the perfect homemade gift for someone special in your life.

Make your own friendship bracelets, photo frames, and greeting cards to give away this holiday season. We’ll have some books available so you can craft at home or cosy up with some winter reads for those cold nights! For ages 5 and up.

 

Registration required. Call 604-987-4471 ext. 8175 to register!

Location:
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

The Parkgate Plaza will be aglow with Winter Lights – enjoy the outdoor tree lighting, then come and visit Santa in our cozy fireplace room! Two sessions to choose from: 

  • 5:45pm—6:15pm
  • 6:45pm—7:15pm

We hope to see you to enjoy some festive stories and songs for all ages with our librarian! 

Location:
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:45pm to 7:15pm

Come and enjoy some festive holiday cheer and sip a cup of sweet cider as the Argyle High School Choir sings some songs to get you in the festive spirit!

No registration required. 

 

Location:
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

‘Tis the season for celebrations! Join us at your Library for holly-jolly good times.

Enjoy a dose of holiday cheer, treats, and a warm ‘cuppa at our Holiday Cheer Open House. 

Location:
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Happy holidays from all of the staff at Parkgate!

Celebrate the season with us at our annual open house. Enjoy festive snacks and drinks in our cozy fireplace room, and for kids we’ll also have a winter craft station! 

Drop in! 

Location:
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us for holiday stories and songs! Get ready to sing your heart out with winter songs, seasonal classics, and more. All materials for songs will be provided— and no previous singing experience necessary.

No registration required. 

Location:
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm