Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Imagine a library where the books are people and reading is a conversation…

Be a part of a worldwide project using respectful dialogue to better understand your community. The Human Library is intended to provide a safe, neutral space to explore your curiosity through respectful conversations with people in your community.

Come to this event as part of BC Culture Days and meet artists and creators with diverse life experiences who will be “loaned” to you for twenty-minute sessions. You can “read” with one or more "books", depending on availability. Book titles will be available online mid-September.

For more information, email Ean at henningere@nvdpl.ca or call 604-984-0286 ext. 8144.
 

Location:
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

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 2, 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, October 2, 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, October 4, 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 4, 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 9, 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, October 11, 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 11, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am
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 salle for $2.00 or under, and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, October 12 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, October 13 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 14 | 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, October 12, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

In 2010 a brain tumour took the life of Becky Livingston’s daughter, Rachel. Twenty-three years old and an avid traveller, it was her dying wish to keep traveling. With no agenda or timeline, Livingston travelled the world for twenty-six months—Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Australia, India, England, Ireland and North America—leaving her daughter’s ashes wherever she went. It was a ritual. Merging her daughter’s soul with the elements, Livingston gradually finds points of belonging for them both.

The Suitcase and the Jar explores an intensely personal yet universal experience; how one navigates the terrain of sorrow. It is a story of a mother’s transformative journey through grief; a story of surrender, dislocation and belonging that will speak to anyone who has ever lost someone they love.

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

Biography

Becky Livingston grew up in England. After graduate work in the US, she moved to Vancouver, BC, and worked as an elementary school teacher for over 20 years. In 2015, she completed the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive. Her work appears in a variety of publications, most recently in the anthology, 'Always With Me.’ She currently lives in Nelson, BC. The Suitcase and the Jar is her first book.

 

 

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

Location:
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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 16, 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, October 18, 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 18, 2018 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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

 

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

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

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