Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

Bring your favourite blanket, pillow and stuffie and get building a family reading fort! 

We’ll provide tablecloths, clothes pegs and clips for you to create a cozy reading fort in the children’s area of the library. Bring a flashlight to make things extra cozy for reading in your fort.

For all ages. Drop in!

Location:
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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, April 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Test your mental mettle and compete for prizes and glory at the 7th Annual Literary Trivia Quiz Night, hosted by CBC’s Grant Lawrence.
 
Register teams of 3-6 at nswftrivia@gmail.com. Doors at 7pm. Cash bar. 19+. 
Location:
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Celebrate 20 years of the North Shore Writers Festival! 
 
Join us for a full day of events, brought to you by your North Shore public libraries –  North Vancouver District , North Vancouver City, and West Vancouver Memorial – as well as by the North Shore News, Recorded Books, Pulpfiction Books,and Friends Groups of the North Shore Libraries.
 
Location:
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:30am to 7:00pm

Join us for an evening reception for the newest exhibit in the District Library Gallery! 

As part of Capture Photography Festival, North Van Arts and North Vancouver District Public Library present Finding My Father at Yongpyong, a series of works by Vancouver-based artist Taehoon Kim that capture a journey of personal and familial exploration through photography.

Learn more about Finding My Father at Yongpyong

Location:
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a celebration of world music! The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra presents an ensemble of musicians who introduce audiences to different cultures through their experiences, discoveries, and travels. Come hear music featuring the Erhu, Cello & Percussion.

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s mission is to act as a forum for the creation of a new musical art form that all of Canada’s resident cultures can take part. Through composition, performance and educational outreach, the VICO serves as a voice for Canadian composers and musicians of diverse backgrounds, and fosters the creation of musical works that fuse and transcend cultural traditions.

Join us for a performance and then stick around for a lecture to learn about their instruments!

Part of the VICO’s Music of the Whole World educational series. www.vi-co.org

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


Location:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for another season of the Capilano Universe Lecture series!

Since the beginning of industrialization and the resulting explosive growth in the human population, human activities have been inadvertently impacting Earth’s climate. It is now estimated that these activities have caused Earth to warm approximately 1°C over pre-industrial levels. Climate scientists predict that if Earth warms another degree, or even another half a degree, there are likely to be dangerous consequences including rising sea levels, decreasing Arctic sea ice, a complete loss of coral reefs and extreme weather. Science allows us to make predictions about the timing and magnitude of such effects, and helps us appreciate the urgency with which we must act to confront further warming.

Sheila Ross has been teaching physical geography at Capilano University for more than 30 years. The courses she teaches are about our natural surroundings and the forces that shape them. She wrote the textbook Weather and Climate: an Introduction, which was published by Oxford University Press and appeared in its second edition in March 2017, and is currently working on writing another book.

No registration required, but seating is limited.  Learn more about the Capilano Universe Lecture Series at www.capilanou.ca/universe

Location:
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
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 on sale for $2.00 or under, and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, May 3 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, May 4 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, May 5 | 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. Cash only. Small bills preferred. 
 
All proceeds from the sale go toward enhancing the Library through projects funded by the Friends. 
Location:
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

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, May 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

School’s out early! Looking for fun activities for the whole family on early school dismissal days?

Drop in to the library to play with Lego, take yourself on a library scavenger hunt make a craft, or relax and read. The choice is yours! 

For ages 6 and up. No registration required! For more information, call your local library.

Location:
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 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 18 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, October 19 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday,  October 20 | 12:30pm - 4:00pm
 
 
On Sunday, everything is 1/2 price from 12:30pm-4:00pm and you can fill a bag of books for $3 or a box of books for $6. 
 
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 18, 2019 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 4:00pm