Programs & Events for Teens

Join us for a repeat presentation of the MOOC: The Science of Happiness from UC Berkeley.

We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That’s where this course comes in.  Join us to view lectures and discuss this course

“The Science of Happiness” is the first MOOC to teach the ground-breaking science of positive psychology, which explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life. Created by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, the course will zero in on a fundamental finding from positive psychology: that happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social connections and contributing to something bigger than yourself—the greater good. No previous MOOC experience required.

Please register online, or, at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.


Parkgate
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you have a writing project that has been waiting for you to actually start it? Or a writing project that’s stalled out? Think your life is too busy to commit to writing? Come join us to get the motivation, inspiration, and positive peer-pressure to help you go from thinking about writing to actually writing.

November’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is all about trying to finish an entire novel in a month – but April’s Camp NaNoWriMo is the more laid-back, less intimidating version of the program. Pick any kind of writing goal you want and come to our write-ins for motivation and encouragement! Just bring your laptop and/or pen & paper and we’ll provide the inspiration!

Session 1
Tuesday, March 26 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
At the first session, we’ll learn about Camp NaNoWriMo, engage in some writing prompts to get the creativity flowing, make a commitment to our writing goals, and hear from two authors about their writing processes and advice: Rae Knightly, author of The Alien Skill Series, and John Mavin, author of Rage.

Session 2
Wednesday, April 3 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).


Session 3
Tuesday, April 23 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).

Session 4

Wednesday, May 8 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress, celebrate our accomplishments, share our favorite bit of writing (optional), make commitments to next steps, and get advice from author Janine Cross, author of The Dragon Temple Trilogy, and literary novel, The Footstop Cafe.

Adults, Teens and Tweens are welcome! Attend one or all sessions.

Drop in! Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information.

Capilano
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a repeat presentation of the MOOC: The Science of Happiness from UC Berkeley.

We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. That’s where this course comes in.  Join us to view lectures and discuss this course

“The Science of Happiness” is the first MOOC to teach the ground-breaking science of positive psychology, which explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life. Created by UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, the course will zero in on a fundamental finding from positive psychology: that happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social connections and contributing to something bigger than yourself—the greater good. No previous MOOC experience required.

Please register online, or, at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.


Parkgate
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you have a writing project that has been waiting for you to actually start it? Or a writing project that’s stalled out? Think your life is too busy to commit to writing? Come join us to get the motivation, inspiration, and positive peer-pressure to help you go from thinking about writing to actually writing.

November’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is all about trying to finish an entire novel in a month – but April’s Camp NaNoWriMo is the more laid-back, less intimidating version of the program. Pick any kind of writing goal you want and come to our write-ins for motivation and encouragement! Just bring your laptop and/or pen & paper and we’ll provide the inspiration!

Session 1
Tuesday, March 26 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
At the first session, we’ll learn about Camp NaNoWriMo, engage in some writing prompts to get the creativity flowing, make a commitment to our writing goals, and hear from two authors about their writing processes and advice: Rae Knightly, author of The Alien Skill Series, and John Mavin, author of Rage.

Session 2
Wednesday, April 3 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).


Session 3
Tuesday, April 23 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).

Session 4

Wednesday, May 8 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress, celebrate our accomplishments, share our favorite bit of writing (optional), make commitments to next steps, and get advice from author Janine Cross, author of The Dragon Temple Trilogy, and literary novel, The Footstop Cafe.

Adults, Teens and Tweens are welcome! Attend one or all sessions.

Drop in! Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information.

Capilano
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)? The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks. If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us!

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176. 

Capilano
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Do you have a writing project that has been waiting for you to actually start it? Or a writing project that’s stalled out? Think your life is too busy to commit to writing? Come join us to get the motivation, inspiration, and positive peer-pressure to help you go from thinking about writing to actually writing.

November’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is all about trying to finish an entire novel in a month – but April’s Camp NaNoWriMo is the more laid-back, less intimidating version of the program. Pick any kind of writing goal you want and come to our write-ins for motivation and encouragement! Just bring your laptop and/or pen & paper and we’ll provide the inspiration!

Session 1
Tuesday, March 26 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
At the first session, we’ll learn about Camp NaNoWriMo, engage in some writing prompts to get the creativity flowing, make a commitment to our writing goals, and hear from two authors about their writing processes and advice: Rae Knightly, author of The Alien Skill Series, and John Mavin, author of Rage.

Session 2
Wednesday, April 3 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).


Session 3
Tuesday, April 23 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).

Session 4

Wednesday, May 8 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress, celebrate our accomplishments, share our favorite bit of writing (optional), make commitments to next steps, and get advice from author Janine Cross, author of The Dragon Temple Trilogy, and literary novel, The Footstop Cafe.

Adults, Teens and Tweens are welcome! Attend one or all sessions.

Drop in! Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information.

Capilano
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)? The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks. If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us!

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176. 

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Parkgate
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Do you have a writing project that has been waiting for you to actually start it? Or a writing project that’s stalled out? Think your life is too busy to commit to writing? Come join us to get the motivation, inspiration, and positive peer-pressure to help you go from thinking about writing to actually writing.

November’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is all about trying to finish an entire novel in a month – but April’s Camp NaNoWriMo is the more laid-back, less intimidating version of the program. Pick any kind of writing goal you want and come to our write-ins for motivation and encouragement! Just bring your laptop and/or pen & paper and we’ll provide the inspiration!

Session 1
Tuesday, March 26 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
At the first session, we’ll learn about Camp NaNoWriMo, engage in some writing prompts to get the creativity flowing, make a commitment to our writing goals, and hear from two authors about their writing processes and advice: Rae Knightly, author of The Alien Skill Series, and John Mavin, author of Rage.

Session 2
Wednesday, April 3 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).


Session 3
Tuesday, April 23 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress and celebrate what we have done, write to optional writing prompts, enjoy dedicated, focused writing time (with snacks!).

Session 4

Wednesday, May 8 | 6:00pm-7:00pm
We’ll check in on our writing progress, celebrate our accomplishments, share our favorite bit of writing (optional), make commitments to next steps, and get advice from author Janine Cross, author of The Dragon Temple Trilogy, and literary novel, The Footstop Cafe.

Adults, Teens and Tweens are welcome! Attend one or all sessions.

Drop in! Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for information.

Capilano
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)? The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks. If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us!

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176. 

Capilano
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)? The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks. If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us!

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176. 

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)? The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks. If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us!

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176. 

Capilano
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)? The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks. If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us!

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176. 

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm