Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

Find something special at the Friends of the Library book sale while supporting special projects at NVDPL! Explore a great selection of books, DVDs, CDs & more for all ages! Most items are under $2. 
 
Book Sale Days/Times: 
  • Friday, February 17 | 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Saturday, February 18 | 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday, February 19 | 10:00am-2:00pm - On Sunday, everything is 1/2 price! 
At the Lynn Valley Library Community Room  (1277 Lynn Valley Rd.)
 
Please follow all posted COVID-19 safety guidelines. Cash only, small bills preferred. Bring your own bag.
 
 
Location:
Friday, February 17, 2023 - 7:00pm to Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 3:00pm

Join us for the Capilano Universe Lecture series!

First we have to get our cape (i.e., skills and tools we need for change). Then we have to practice wearing our cape. And then — possibly after many failed attempts — we fly! Every time we try to change, we get a new cape, begin a new adventure — and repeat our hero’s journey into the unknown.
 
The Get cape. Wear cape. Fly. metaphor was the perfect frame for our Introductory Psychology research projects. Our learners not only immediately understood the research task involved in trying to change one thing in their lives, they celebrated their triumphs and tribulations by creating their own 8-panel “graphic novel” of their experiment.
 
In this public lecture, Jessica Motherwell McFarlane, Ph.D. will begin by discussing some of the psychology involved when we want to make a change. Then she will showcase — comic-by-comic — some of our learners’ personal journeys through their own research. Finally, YOU will be invited to change one thing in your life.
 
Please be sure to have a blank paper and a marker on hand and at the ready for this visually inspiring, engaging, and fun approach to the psychology of making one change.

Registration is required. For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

This meeting will be held on Zoom. What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Interested in more events like this? View the full 2023 Capilano Universe Lecture Series

 
About the Presenter 
Jessica Motherwell McFarlane, PhD, is an instructor and professional education consultant on gender, anti-oppression, indigenization, and other social justice issues, and won the Instructional Excellence award at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
 
Jessica is currently an Instructor at Capilano and Kwantlen Polytechnic Universities. She is also the Teaching and Learning Associate for Decolonizing Pedagogy Initiatives at Capilano University. Jessica is the developer and director of the Life Outside the Box Learning Institute — a JIBC initiative — with curricula designed to use visual narratives (comics) and other expressive arts as a way to SEE personal and professional stories, conflicts and injustices from new perspectives.
 
She facilitates school and community groups needing to have complex — and sometimes emotionally painful — conversations. Jessica also offers innovative workshops, small groups, and one-to-one sessions for children, youth, and adults who need learning support and wish to be inspired by the expressive arts, and more.
 
Finally, Jessica is a counsellor in private practice specializing in supporting clients who are on their own adventure-filled, hero’s journeys to becoming their true selves.
 
 
Location:
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Calling all Pokémon trainers!

The great Pokemon Scavenger Hunt is back for another year! Stop by all NVDPL branches during spring break to enjoy a self-guided scavenger hunt.

Grab a Pokédex sheet inside the library to start your adventure. Then, explore the children’s section to find hidden Pokémon, decode a secret message, and earn your Pokémon Trainer badge. Each branch has a different set of Pokémon and a unique badge to collect, so catch them all to become a Pokémon Master!

(Visit the NVDPL collection at the Lions Gate Community Recreation Centre for an extra challenge and earn a bonus Eevee button!)

(Badges are limited. Get exploring starting March 11th.)

 

No registration required. For more information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8172.

Location:
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 10:00am to Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 6:00pm

Join us for the Capilano Universe Lecture series!

Educators have described their classes and institutions as “safe spaces” with increasing frequency and certainty since the 1990s. This certainty, a safe space somehow being better for learning outcomes, has been adopted by workplaces and the greater community with little to no critical consideration of what exactly is meant when we claim a place to be a safe space.
 
The purpose of this talk is for participants to consider what is meant:
  1. when they claim a specific place is a safe space (i.e., classroom, office, workplace, online forum, etc.), and conversely,
  2. when they hear this from others (i.e., teacher, employer, colleague, etc.).
By the end of this talk, participants will be better able to explain their obligations to others when they welcome them to a safe space, as well as the implicit promises others make when a place or situation is labeled a safe space.
 
Registration is required. For more information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

This meeting will be held on Zoom. What you’ll need to attend: a computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Interested in more events like this? View the full 2023 Capilano Universe Lecture Series

 

About the Presenter

Bhuvinder Vaid (he, him, his), PhD, also goes by his nickname “Beev” to friends, colleagues and students. He joined the Capilano University community in October 2021 as an Educational Developer with the Centre for Teaching Excellence. In this role, he has worked with fellow educators and staff to further develop inclusive and welcoming teaching environments throughout the learning communities served by CapU.
 
Bhuvinder received his PhD from Simon Fraser University in 2022, after successfully defending his dissertation titled, "What Do We Mean When We Talk about 'Safe Space'"? A Philosophical Exploration of a Contentious Metaphor in Education.
 
This research drew upon his own extensive experience, and subsequent challenges, as a university student and instructor, as well as his experience working in industry as a consultant aiding businesses facing challenges arising from increasingly diverse client and employee groups.
 
Having also published on learning spaces, technology adoption, and online training and learning, Bhuvinder’s philosophy background has resulted in his focus upon an instructor’s / employer’s intended goal, versus the (mis)understanding of students / employees / clients in their practice. He seeks to better align these intensions to practices.
 
Location:
Thursday, April 20, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Find something special at the Friends of the Library book sale while supporting special projects at NVDPL! 
 
Explore a great selection of books, DVDs, CDs & more for all ages! Most items are under $2. 
 
Book Sale Days/Times: 
  • Friday, May 26 | timing TBD
  • Saturday, May 27 | timing TBD
  • Sunday, May 28 | timing TBD  *On Sunday, everyting is 1/2 price!
At the Lynn Valley Library Community Room  (1277 Lynn Valley Rd.)
 
Please follow all posted COVID-19 safety guidelines. Cash only, small bills preferred. Bring your own bag.
 
Location:
Friday, May 26, 2023 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 28, 2023 - 2:00pm
Find something special at the Friends of the Library book sale while supporting special projects at NVDPL! 
 
Explore a great selection of books, DVDs, CDs & more for all ages! Most items are under $2. 
 
Book Sale Days/Times: 
  • Friday, October 20 | timing TBD
  • Saturday, October 21 | timing TBD
  • Sunday, October 22  | timing TBD *On Sunday, everything is 1/2 price!
At the Lynn Valley Library Community Room  (1277 Lynn Valley Rd.)
 
Please follow all posted COVID-19 safety guidelines. Cash only, small bills preferred. Bring your own bag.
 
Location:
Friday, October 20, 2023 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 22, 2023 - 2:00pm