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Special events and concerts at the Library.

Introducing NVDPL’s Teen Summer Book Boxes! 
How it works: When you sign up, you’ll receive a box of library books and goodies specifically picked out for you!
What’s in the box:
  • 5 library books picked just for you 
  • 1 Advanced Reader Copy or book sale book that you can KEEP forever
  • A tasty treat
  • A fun summer activity or craft
  • Other fun swag
How do I pick up my box? You’ll receive an email when your box is ready to pick up, around the 1st of the month. Boxes will be in the holds area of each branch, and clearly labelled with your name. The books in the box are already checked out to you, so you can just grab the box and go.
Who can sign up: Teen Book Boxes are available to anyone ages 12-18.
How do I sign up: If you’d like to receive a teen book box, you must sign up through the online registration form by clicking “Register” near the top of this page. You must sign up by the 15th of each month in order to receive the next month’s box. On the 15th of the month, you’ll receive an email with a survey asking about book preferences and food allergies – please fill it out asap!
Can I sign up for multiple months? Yes – we’ll be offering book boxes in July, August, and September. This is not an ongoing subscription, so you must register each month for each box you’d like to receive. Registrations close on the 15th of each month,   
Returning your books and boxes: Please return your library books and the boxes to the library when you are finished. The book boxes cannot be returned through the book drop; bring them inside and hand them to someone at the Circulation Desk. The library books will be due back at the library three weeks after you check them out.  The rest of the box’s contents are yours to keep!
Register by August 15th!
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 10:00am

In her first book, Finding the Mother Tree, UBC's Dr. Suzanne Simard brings us into her world, the intimate world of the trees, in which she brilliantly illuminates the fascinating and vital truths. She shares her amazing story of discovering the communication that exists between trees, and shares her own story of family and grief.

The North Shore libraries invite you to a heartfelt and dynamic conversation between Dr. Simard and CBC's Shelagh Rogers. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A session. The event is FREE and will be held over Zoom and registration is required - click for Eventbrite registration.

This event is brought to you by North Shore Reads, a collaboration between North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library.



About Dr. Suzanne Simard:

Suzanne Simard is a Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia and the author of the book, Finding the Mother Tree.

She is a pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence; and has been hailed as a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls in James Cameron’s Avatar) and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide.

Suzanne is known for her work on how trees interact and communicate using below-ground fungal networks, which has led to the recognition that forests have hub trees, or Mother Trees, which are large, highly connected trees that play an important role in the flow of information and resources in a forest. Her current research investigates how these complex relationships contribute to forest resiliency, adaptability and recovery and has far-reaching implications for how to manage and heal forests from human impacts, including climate change.

Suzanne has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and presented at conferences around the world. She has communicated her work to a wide audience through interviews, documentary films and her TEDTalk “How trees talk to one another”.

About Shelagh Rogers:

Shelagh Rogers is a veteran broadcast-journalist at the CBC, currently the host and a producer of The Next Chapter, a radio program devoted to writing in Canada.

In 2011, she was inducted as an Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Also that year, she was inducted into the Order of Canada as an Officer, for promoting Canadian culture, adult literacy, mental health and truth and reconciliation. In 2016, she received the first-ever Margaret Trudeau Award for Mental Health Advocacy. She holds eight honorary doctorates. Shelagh is currently Chancellor of the University of Victoria.

100 years ago this year, her great-grandmother Edith Rogers was the first woman, and the first Métis woman, elected to the Manitoba Legislature. Shelagh is a member of the Métis Nation of Greater Victoria.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm