Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

Come celebrate and enjoy literature from authors right here on the North Shore!

Join 12 local authors as they read from their diverse works, which are all part of the North Shore Authors Collection! Author readings begin at 6:30pm, and if you fall in love with a book, can purchase a copy starting at 7:45pm. 

Participating Authors

Evelyn Dreiling · Abdou Fall · Anne Farrer · Jon Ferry · Rosalind Ferry · Steve Galliford · Jiwen · Mary Tasi & Wade Baker · Sonia Garrett · Dietrich Kalteis · Ramona Materi · Garet Anderson

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

Location:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a presentation and discussion with artist-in-residence Emilie Crewe, and the inaugural recipient of Griffin Art Projects’ North Shore Studio Art Residency Award!

Crewe’s current investigations are centered on “musical components and structure, with specific research geared towards the neuroscience of music and how our bodies and emotions respond to rhythm, timbre and contour”. Emilie Crewe (b. 1987, Québec City, Canada) is an interdisciplinary artist based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Her artwork often takes the form of video installation, single-channel video, multi-channel video, and sketch-work. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Her work is exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, artist-run centres, experimental film/video festivals, and as public art.

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

Location:
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Calling all PokéTrainers! Grab a PokéDex and search for the Pokémon hiding in the library. Can you catch them all? 

Taking place at Lynn Valley, Parkgate, and Capilano locations during regular open hours. 

Drop in. No registration required.

Location:
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 9:00am to Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 5:00pm

Drop-in to play board games as a family! An assortment of games will be available and light snacks will be provided. Parents, kids, teens are all welcome!

No registration required. 

Location:
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The library loves babies! Join us to sing along with songs and rhymes, visit our baby photo booth, and play fun games. This is a great chance to meet other families in the neighbourhood and get your baby their very first library card!

No registration required. 

Location:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am
NVDPL is proud to present Spring Break Film Camp! Are you a youth in grade 6-8 nterested in making movies? Film Camp is a 5-day school break program at the Library where students in grades 6, 7 or 8 come to work with others and develop filmmaking skills. Participants use filmmaking equipment and with the help of filmmaking educators from the Cinematheque come together to make great stories for the screen! 

Under the guidance of professionals from The Cinematheque, you'll learn:
  • how to use your creativity to define the content, the style, and the tone of your video
  • how to hone ideas into a clear message and story on screen
  • how to nurture it into a script and translate it into a compelling story
Due to the importance of teamwork daily attendance is mandatory. Lunch is not included but some snacks may be provided. Participation release required prior to start.
 
Fee for camp is: $290 for a general application
Financial assistance is available for North Vancouver District residents through the District of North Vancouver’s Youth In Film Program. Fee reductions are made available at the 50%, 75% or 100% level for participants with a reference that can support their need, which might be financial need, being member of an underrepresented community, persons with physical or perceptual disability.
 
To learn more and to apply, please visit the Registration Page
 
Space is limited! Apply by February 18. 
Location:
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 9:30am to Friday, March 27, 2020 - 3:30pm

Come see this engaging presentation on salmonids in the Pacific Northwest with special guest Latash-Maurice Nahanee, Squamish Nation artist and Elder, who will discuss the importance of Salmon to Squamish culture!

The Urban Salmon Project is the first photographic documentation of the salmonids in the urban environment. Project leader and photographer Fernando Lessa will present one of the most amazing displays of natural beauty, happening just in our backyard.Books will be available for purchase. 

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

 

About the Presenters

Fernando Lessa is an “Outdoor storyteller”, drawing from his passion for outdoors sports, rivers, and oceans. With a Biology Degree and Master’s Degree in Photography, he specializes in documenting the relationship between humans and mother nature.

Squamish Nation artist and Elder Latash-Maurice Nahanee has worked as a professional artist for the past 20 years. Latash has a lifelong passion for all aspects of culture: art, singing and dancing, hunting, fishing, and ceremonies.

 

Location:
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join the Bard Education Team in exploring the 2020 Season at Bard on the Beach!

They’ll share a sneak peek of what to expect under the red and white tents this
summer- including directors’ insights, design concepts, and fun facts! Then, dive deeper into the plays-- connect with the poetry and characters through your own interpretations of these stories that are adored and celebrated world-wide.

Registration required. Choose one of two sessions. Each session is limited to 30 participants.

 

Location:
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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, May 1 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 2 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday,  May 3 | 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, May 1, 2020 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

Join the Bard Education Team in exploring the 2020 Season at Bard on the Beach!

They’ll share a sneak peek of what to expect under the red and white tents this
summer- including directors’ insights, design concepts, and fun facts! Then, dive deeper into the plays-- connect with the poetry and characters through your own interpretations of these stories that are adored and celebrated world-wide.

Registration required. Choose one of two sessions. Each session is limited to 30 participants.

 

Location:
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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