Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

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:
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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!
 
Storytimes are specifically prepared for age groups 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, January 24, 2019 - 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!

Storytimes are specifically prepared for age groups 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, January 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

The Family Literacy Day theme this year is Take20— take 20 minutes each day to incorporate learning together into your everyday routine. Reading, singing, playing & crafting are just some of the ways you can do this!

We’re celebrating Family Literacy Day with an afternoon of maker activities and Lego! Bring the whole family and celebrate Family Literacy Day at the library.

Drop in!  

 

Location:
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

School’s out. Spend the day with us at Capilano Library!

We’ll have lots of fun activities for the whole family in celebration of Family Literacy Week! The Family Literacy Day theme this year is Take20— take 20 minutes each day to incorporate learning together into your everyday routine. Reading, singing, playing & crafting are just some of the ways you can do this!

Drop in!  

Location:
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 9:00pm

School’s out. Spend the day with us at Parkgate Library!

Bring your popcorn and snacks and settle in for an afternoon of lego building AND The Lego Movie! We’ll have our Lego out for those that want to build and create while they watch. Bring snacks and enjoy a movie and Lego time!

Drop in!  

 

Location:
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

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, January 30, 2019 - 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:
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join Michael Varga for a presentation and talk on his new book, Inside View! 

Michael is a senior cameraman who discovered his passion for television at an early age and has worked in the television industry since the early 70s. Over four decades, he met thousands of people and worked on hundreds of assignments. His job would take him around the world.

This book was a gesture of appreciation to everyone who played, and continues to play, a part in CBC sports.

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

Location:
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 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!
 
Storytimes are specifically prepared for age groups 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, January 31, 2019 - 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!

Storytimes are specifically prepared for age groups 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, January 31, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

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, February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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:
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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!
 
Storytimes are specifically prepared for age groups 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, February 7, 2019 - 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!

Storytimes are specifically prepared for age groups 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, February 7, 2019 - 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:
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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!
 
Storytimes are specifically prepared for age groups 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, February 14, 2019 - 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!

Storytimes are specifically prepared for age groups 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, February 14, 2019 - 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 sale for $2.00 or under, and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, February 15 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, February 16 | | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, February 17 | | 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, February 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

School’s out. Spend the day with us at Capilano Library!

Calling All LEGO Enthusiasts!  Use your creativity to build your very own LEGO creation and we will put it on display in the Children’s Area of the library. 

For school-aged children; younger kids are welcome to attend with an adult.

Location:
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
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 on sale for $2.00 or under, and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, February 15 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, February 16 | | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, February 17 | | 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:
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

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 the Pipa, Spanish Guitar, Middle Eastern Lute Asian Flute, and World Percussion.

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 from the talented Qiu Xia He 何秋霞, André Thibault, and Phil Belanger— then stick around for a lecture to learn about their instruments! Questions welcome!

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

Register online or at 604-929-3727 ext. 8166  

Location:
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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 on sale for $2.00 or under, and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, February 15 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, February 16 |  12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, February 17 | | 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:
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 12:30pm to 4:00pm

For some people, Chinese culture consists merely of kung fu, dragon dance, and Chinese food. However, the essence of China’s traditional culture – which goes back 5,000 years – is much more far-reaching and profound.

China was once known as the "Land of the Divine" and its people believed their culture was a gift from the heavens. Traditional Chinese culture is full of ethical values, virtues and spirituality. However, the Chinese Communist Party destroyed this glorious culture after it seized the power in 1949.

Join us to learn about:

• The essence of traditional Chinese culture and its values

• The near loss and/or destruction of that culture

• The exciting revival of the authentic culture and its relevance today

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

 

Location:
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:30pm 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:
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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