Programs & Events for Teens

Need a relaxing space to prep for your exams?

We’ve reserved the Lynn Valley Library’s Learning Lab for teen use only for the afternoon. Recommended study playlists, study guides, and lots of snacks will be provided.

Open for individual studiers for anyone in grades 7-12.

 

No registration required. Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for more information.

 

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Join us at Parkgate Library for our Thursday Night at the Movies series! 
 
Follow a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles — some of them of his own making.  
 
105 minutes. Rated 14A.
 
 
This event takes place in the Enid Dearing Room on the main floor of Parkgate Library. Drop-ins accepted if space permits.
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.
 
 
Parkgate
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Drop by the Parkgate library on the third Saturday of every month anytime between 10am-1pm to make a craft for charity!

Each month we’ll have a different hands-on project to benefit an organization in our community. Craft for a Cause is for anyone ages 10-15.

No registration required. Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info. 

Until April 8, 2022, proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID.

Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. Youth will have space for physical distancing. 

Parkgate
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Are you a book-loving teen who wants to get volunteer hours for improving the library? 
 
Then the Teen Advisory Group is for you! We are a council of enthusiastic, kind teens who meet monthly to make the library a better place. The TAG tackles everything from décor and displays to offering insight on teen collections and library policies. 
 
TAG is for humans grades 8-12. Note: this event takes place in person at Capilano Library, except for the January meeting.
 
 
Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info. 
 
Until April 8, 2022, proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID. 

Masks are not required, but they are welcome and encouraged as we transition away from COVID restrictions. 

 
 

 

Capilano
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Are you a book-loving teen who wants to get volunteer hours for improving the library?

Then the Teen Advisory Group is for you! We are a council of enthusiastic, kind teens who meet monthly to make the library a better place. The TAG tackles everything from décor and displays to offering insight on teen collections and library policies. Plus, there’s food!

TAG is for humans grades 8-12. Note: this event takes place in person.

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

 

Proof of full vaccination is required to attend in-person programs for participants aged 12+. Patrons who are 19 and older must also show a piece of valid ID. 

 

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Habiba is the author of a new book #Black in School, which is a compelling first person account in diary format of the racism she experienced while relocating to Halifax from Toronto during high school. Habiba is an author, speaker, and public health advocate who resides in Nova Scotia.

This program is best for teens grades 7-12.

This presentation will be presented over Zoom in a joint event with North Vancouver City Library, IMPACT North Shore, and the North Shore Restorative Justice Society. Registration required.

Click this link to register online.

Questions? email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

Zoom
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 9:30am to 10:30am

Do you want to learn a new business, technology or creative skill online?

Pop into this Let’s Learn with LinkedIn Learning to learn more about how you can get started with LinkedIn Learning— no LinkedIn profile required! Subjects include business, computer software, programming, audio and music production, photography, design, marketing, and 3D animation. In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to log into LinkedIn Learning
  • An overview of courses available
  • How to learn using LinkedIn Learning tutorials and supplementary tools
  • How to track your progress and earn LinkedIn Learning certifications

Get started with LinkedIn Learning today!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need  a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8166. 
Zoom 4
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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 27 | 10:00am-5:30pm
  • Saturday, May 28 | 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday, May 29 | 10:00am-2:00pm  *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.
 
Lynn Valley
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 2:00pm

Love at first sight strikes when young Tony spots Maria at a high school dance in 1957 New York City. Their burgeoning romance helps to fuel the fire between the warring Jets and Sharks -- two rival gangs vying for control of the streets. Steven Spielberg's 2021 version of West Side Story presents a new look at the classic musical that lives up to its beloved forebear -- and in some respects might even surpass it.

 

To attend this movie, you must register to guarantee having a spot, as we are limiting the capacity to 30 people. We will accept drop-ins if space permits. Please register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Capilano
Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Getting ready to apply for a summer job? Come to our resume workshops to learn how to make a resume, how to write a cover letter, and how to get references.

This is a great workshop for people who are making their first resumes or trying to figure out how to put their experience from school and sports onto paper for their employers. You can attend each session on its own, but we’d recommend attending all three sessions to learn about resumes, cover letters, and references. Please bring a laptop or device to write on, if you have one.

The teen resume workshop is for grades 7-12.

 

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

 

Lynn Valley
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary-part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was never seen and largely forgotten--until now. Summer of Soul shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach and more.

 

To attend this movie, you must register to guarantee having a spot, as we are limiting the capacity to 30 people. We will accept drop-ins if space permits. Please register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

 

Capilano
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Restorative Justice is a system of criminal justice which focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large, as opposed to prosecution, punishment and/or incarceration.  This talk will give folks an overview of Restorative Justice in the province and the main work of the North Shore Restorative Justice Society (NSRJ) in our community. Included will be a brief history of Restorative Justice, it's connection to Indigenous ways of being and knowing, as well as information about the NSRJ’s other work with police and in schools. We also hope to have an experiential activity to showcase the work of the NSRJ in a more meaningful way. Bring your curiosity and your questions! This program is open to adults and teens.

About the presenter:  Sioned Dyer has been the Executive Director of the North Shore Restorative Justice Society for six years. She holds a Masters in Urban Studies from SFU where she focused on reconciliation as a municipal policy priority. Sioned has three young sons and feels grateful to live and work on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. 

 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Zoom 3
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Getting ready to apply for a summer job? Come to our resume workshops to learn how to make a resume, how to write a cover letter, and how to get references.

This is a great workshop for people who are making their first resumes or trying to figure out how to put their experience from school and sports onto paper for their employers. You can attend each session on its own, but we’d recommend attending all three sessions to learn about resumes, cover letters, and references. Please bring a laptop or device to write on, if you have one.

The teen resume workshop is for grades 7-12.

 

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

 

Lynn Valley
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Have you tried out Kanopy?

Access a wide collection of movies and video courses for FREE through Kanopy, an on-demand streaming service! From recent releases to classics to documentaries, you can access Kanopy’s full digital library just by using your NVDPL card. It even includes Kanopy Kids and The Great Courses—a suite of post-secondary-level educational videos instructed by professors, subject matter experts, and industry professionals!

Have your tablet or mobile device along with you during the Zoom call as our NVDPL Librarian leads you through the sign-in process and discusses the ins and outs of Kanopy!

Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.

Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8166. 

Zoom 4
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Join us at Parkgate Library for our Thursday Night at the Movies series! 
 
A stray ginger cat changes the life of James Bowen (Luke Treadaway), a homeless London street musician and recovering drug addict.  
 
103 minutes. Not rated.
 
 
This event takes place in the Enid Dearing Room on the main floor of Parkgate Library. 
 
Drop-in (up to 30 people). No registration required. Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.
 
 
 
Parkgate
Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot's Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple's idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, and Annette Bening among a large ensemble cast.

 

To attend this movie, you must register to guarantee having a spot, as we are limiting the capacity to 30 people. We will accept drop-ins if space permits. Please register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

 

Capilano
Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Getting ready to apply for a summer job? Come to our resume workshops to learn how to make a resume, how to write a cover letter, and how to get references.

This is a great workshop for people who are making their first resumes or trying to figure out how to put their experience from school and sports onto paper for their employers. You can attend each session on its own, but we’d recommend attending all three sessions to learn about resumes, cover letters, and references. Please bring a laptop or device to write on, if you have one.

The teen resume workshop is for grades 7-12.

 

Registration required. Register online or email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

 

Lynn Valley
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Combine your love of comics, crafting, and community organizing and join Vancouver artist Kathleen Gros to learn how to make zines! Learn about the history of zines from their origins in the 1930s to their flourishing in zine libraries throughout North America, and work with returning artist Kathleen Gros as she takes us through an introduction on how to make a zine of your very own. You’ll also get to know what tools and resources we have for you in our StoryLab facilities to support your creative endeavours! This program is appropriate for those brand new to zines and comic-making, and more seasoned artists are also welcome.

About the instructor: Kathleen Gros is a cartoonist living in Vancouver, BC. She is the creator behind the graphic novel Jo: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort Of) (HarperCollins 2020). She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2015 & teaches comics in the Continuing Studies program at Langara. She is the current president of the Vancouver-based charitable organization, Cloudscape.

 

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

Lynn Valley
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Need some mental health support or just someone to talk to?

Drop in to chat with our Youth Outreach from North Shore Neighborhood House, who can offer friendly support and mental health resources.

This drop-in event takes place in the teen area of the Lynn Valley library and is for anyone grades 6-12.

 

No registration required. Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Join Aaron Purdy to learn all about the whales in our waters!
 
Discover tips and tricks for identifying BC’s common cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises), hear about recent nearby sightings, and learn about the threats these animals face. Find out how Ocean Wise helps to mitigate these threats discover how you can become a citizen scientist by submitting your cetacean sightings on your next coastal adventure. After this talk, you will have all the tools you need to jump in and do your part to protect BC’s cetaceans!
 
Aaron joined Ocean Wise in 2019 as the Outreach and Education Lead for the Southern Vancouver Island Cetacean Research Initiative. He works to promote the BC Cetacean Sightings Network, educate BC residents about whale conservation, and coordinate community-led research in the Southern Vancouver Island area. Since completing his BSc in Zoology from the University of Calgary, Aaron has worked both as a researcher and educator in the non-profit sector. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2019 with a MSc in Zoology where he studied the diving physiology of Steller sea lions.
 
 
Registration required. Register online or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.
 
Please note that this session will take place over Zoom. You will need a microphone and speakers, or a headset, in order to take part in the session.
 
 
Zoom 2
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us at Parkgate Library for our Thursday Night at the Movies series! 
 
Award winning Canadian documentary film features a young family who decide to spend nine months in  the Yukon wilderness living off the grid entirely without modern technological conveniences such as electricity or indoor plumbing.  
 
87 minutes. Rated 14A.
 
 
This event takes place in the Enid Dearing Room on the main floor of Parkgate Library. 
 
Drop-in (up to 30 people). No registration required. Call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 for more information.
 
 
 
Parkgate
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Need some mental health support or just someone to talk to?

Drop in to chat with our Youth Outreach from North Shore Neighborhood House, who can offer friendly support and mental health resources.

This drop-in event takes place in the teen area of the Lynn Valley library and is for anyone grades 6-12.

 

No registration required. Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

The 2022 North Shore Reads selection is Care Of by Ivan Coyote. The author will be in conversation with CBC’s Shelagh Rogers on the evening of Wednesday October 19th for our 2nd annual North Shore Reads event!  Join our librarians in person at Capilano branch or over Zoom to discuss this timely and moving book.

In the early days of the Coronavirus lockdown, like every artist and creator, writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote was faced with a calendar full of cancelled shows and a heart full of questions around what now? To keep busy while figuring out what to write about next, Ivan began to answer the backlog of mail and correspondences that had come in while they were on the pre-pandemic road: emails, letters, direct messages on social media, soggy handwritten notes found tucked under the windshield wiper of their car after a gig, all of it. In Care Of, Coyote combines the most moving and powerful of these letters with the responses they've sent in the months since the lockdown. Topics include finding peace within a difficult family; struggling to figure out one’s identity and fighting to have it accepted; the challenges of being a teen, and of becoming an elder; grief, joy, and everything in between.

 

This program is open to adults and teens. You can find copies of the book through Libby/OverDrive. You can also pick up a physical copy at Capilano branch or arrange a pickup at Parkgate, Lynn Valley, or Lions Gate Express by contacting Sara.

 

Registration required. Register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Zoom 3
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly. Soon both women find that they cannot deny an attraction to one another.  A Cannes film festival winner!
In French with English subititles.
 
 
To attend this movie, you must register to guarantee having a spot, as we are limiting the capacity to 30 people. We will accept drop-ins if space permits. Please register online or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 
 
 
Capilano
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Need some mental health support or just someone to talk to?

Drop in to chat with our Youth Outreach from North Shore Neighborhood House, who can offer friendly support and mental health resources.

This drop-in event takes place in the teen area of the Lynn Valley library and is for anyone grades 6-12.

 

No registration required. Email Jessie at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for info.

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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