Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

An afternoon of Harry Potter themed fun!

Join us on the North Vancouver District Pro-D Day for crafts, activities, and a Harry Potter-themed escape room for older kids, tweens and teens.

No registration required. Drop in!

 

 

 

Location:
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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, October 23, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

British Columbia is having a referendum on what voting system we should use for provincial elections. Are you informed and ready for the referendum?

Join Gerald Baier, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at UBC, who will facilitate a discussion about the upcoming electoral reform referendum. Figure out which option matches best with your personal values, so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to vote!

For more information on the referendum, visit:  elections.bc.ca/referendum

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

Location:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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, October 25, 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, October 25, 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, October 30, 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 1, 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 1, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Join us on this North Vancouver School District Pro-D Day!

Drop by for an afternoon of building fun – we’ll supply things like cardboard tubes, popsicle sticks and other materials. Let your imagination be your guide, or try out one of the challenges provided. We’ll also have an area with Lego, and other wooden blocks for more building fun.

Drop in. No registration required! 

 

Location:
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

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, November 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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 8, 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 8, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day (November 11, 1918) by attending this special exploration of archival material connecting the Great War with North Vancouver. Meet us at Lynn Valley Library at either 11:00am or 1:00pm, and an Archivist from NVMA will lead us over to the NVMA for a hands-on exploration of this historical material.

Two sessions to choose from:

  • 11:00am—12:00pm
  • 1:00pm—2:00pm 

Discover how the materials created by WWI veteran Walter Draycott are being used to explore military history and to tell new stories about past events. Learn how the NVMA is using digital technologies to increase access to historical photographs, diaries and drawings. Examine the Great War Chronicle website (greatwarchronicle.ca) and archival objects to understand how digital tools support new approaches to historical research and exhibition. More info at  nvma.ca.

No registration required. Meet at the Remembrance Day display in the Lynn Valley Library lobby.

 

Funded by Veteran Affairs Canada, the City and District of North Vancouver & Friends of NVMA. 

 

Location:
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day (November 11, 1918) by attending this special exploration of archival material connecting the Great War with North Vancouver. Meet us at Lynn Valley Library at either 11:00am or 1:00pm, and an Archivist from NVMA will lead us over to the NVMA for a hands-on exploration of this historical material.

Two sessions to choose from:

  • 11:00am—12:00pm
  • 1:00pm—2:00pm 

Discover how the materials created by WWI veteran Walter Draycott are being used to explore military history and to tell new stories about past events. Learn how the NVMA is using digital technologies to increase access to historical photographs, diaries and drawings. Examine the Great War Chronicle website (greatwarchronicle.ca) and archival objects to understand how digital tools support new approaches to historical research and exhibition. More info at  nvma.ca.

No registration required. Meet at the Remembrance Day display in the Lynn Valley Library lobby.

 

Funded by Veteran Affairs Canada, the City and District of North Vancouver & Friends of NVMA. 

Location:
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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 13, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

“This book will leave you delighted, informed and very, very hungry.”

—J.B. MacKinnon, co-author of The 100-Mile Diet

 

Take a delightful journey through BC’s extraordinary bounty and explore the secrets of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Edible Vancouver contributor, Jane Reid, has written a new book dedicated to the foodies, locavores and gardeners that make up the plentiful harvests that BC farmers produce every year. Including beautiful, colour photography, Freshly Picked offers tips on where and when to find the freshest fruits and veggies, plus storage hints and simple recipes.

 

Jane Reid is a passionate locavore who fell in love with BC’s bounty one fruit and vegetable at a time. She enjoys exploring every corner of the province, finding new and beautiful places, visiting farmers markets, roadside stands, U-picks, orchards, and vineyards on the way. Jane loves to learn more about where, when, and how we get our food by talking with farmers, friends, and produce managers.

 

Location:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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 15, 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 15, 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 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

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