Programs & Events for Teens

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

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, May 30, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Documentaries and discussions! Come watch a short documentary and then stay to discuss it.

We’ll be viewing documentaries about social, cultural, political, scientific or environmental issues. 

June 1 - The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" in 1930s United States, as well as witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

June 22 - My Farmland: The Changing Face of Canadian Farms
A look at the changing face of Canadian farms from the perspective of local farmers, Chinese immigrants, and investors.

Drop in! There is no registration required but if you'd like to sign up to receive emails and program materials in advance of each session, please click "Register" and provide an email address. 

Upcoming dates:

  • July 13 
  • August 3
  • August 24

Check back soon for upcoming documentary titles! 

Capilano
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Confused or curious about the idea of gender and sexuality being part of a spectrum? Interested in learning more about the joys and challenges of our LGBTQ/2S friends and family in our community? Not sure what LGBTQ/2S means?

Youth from the organization Qmunity will be presenting a fun and informative workshop to cover the following topics and more!

  • Definitions of terms related to gender and sexuality
  • An exploration of gender identity
  • A look at various myths and stereotypes around LGBTQ/2S youth
  • Examination of gender stereotypes and the connections between homophobia, transphobia and sexism
  • Realities of bullying, homophobia and transphobia at schools and in communities
  • Presenters sharing coming out stories

 

QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. They provide a safer space for LGBTQ/2S people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included.

 

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

Capilano
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a lively and free-ranging discussion of current world affairs with facilitator Michael Wood. 

There seems to be no end to world-wide drama. Brexit marches forward, with no one quite sure where they are going; Donald Trump might end up playing checkers with Bernie Madoff; Mexico has elected a left-leaning populist President; Brazil has elected a right-leaning populist President; Venezuela might actually disappear; Pakistan is headed to the IMF (again); China & India are both stirring; And it looks like the Middle East could have an Arab Autumn. 

Join us for a lively discussion of current events on the world scene!

No registration required! Drop in!

Lynn Valley
Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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

Documentaries and discussions! Come watch a short documentary and then stay to discuss it.

We’ll be viewing documentaries about social, cultural, political, scientific or environmental issues. 

June 1 - The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" in 1930s United States, as well as witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

June 22 - My Farmland: The Changing Face of Canadian Farms
A look at the changing face of Canadian farms from the perspective of local farmers, Chinese immigrants, and investors.

Drop in! There is no registration required but if you'd like to sign up to receive emails and program materials in advance of each session, please click "Register" and provide an email address. 

Upcoming dates:

  • July 13 
  • August 3
  • August 24

Check back soon for upcoming documentary titles! 

Capilano
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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

Confused or curious about the idea of gender and sexuality being part of a spectrum? Interested in learning more about the joys and challenges of our LGBTQ/2S friends and family in our community? Not sure what LGBTQ/2S means?

Youth from the organization Qmunity will be presenting a fun and informative workshop to cover the following topics and more!

  • Definitions of terms related to gender and sexuality

  • An exploration of gender identity

  • A look at various myths and stereotypes around LGBTQ/2S youth

  • Examination of gender stereotypes and the connections between homophobia, transphobia and sexism

  • Realities of bullying, homophobia and transphobia at schools and in communities

  • Presenters sharing coming out stories

 

QMUNITY is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, BC that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. They provide a safer space for LGBTQ/2S people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included.

Lynn Valley
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a lively and free-ranging discussion of current world affairs with facilitator Michael Wood. 

There seems to be no end to world-wide drama. Brexit marches forward, with no one quite sure where they are going; Donald Trump might end up playing checkers with Bernie Madoff; Mexico has elected a left-leaning populist President; Brazil has elected a right-leaning populist President; Venezuela might actually disappear; Pakistan is headed to the IMF (again); China & India are both stirring; And it looks like the Middle East could have an Arab Autumn. 

Join us for a lively discussion of current events on the world scene!

No registration required! Drop in!

Lynn Valley
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Documentaries and discussions! Come watch a short documentary and then stay to discuss it.

We’ll be viewing documentaries about social, cultural, political, scientific or environmental issues. 

June 1 - The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" in 1930s United States, as well as witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

June 22 - My Farmland: The Changing Face of Canadian Farms
A look at the changing face of Canadian farms from the perspective of local farmers, Chinese immigrants, and investors.

Drop in! There is no registration required but if you'd like to sign up to receive emails and program materials in advance of each session, please click "Register" and provide an email address. 

Upcoming dates:

  • July 13 
  • August 3
  • August 24

Check back soon for upcoming documentary titles! 

Capilano
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a lively and free-ranging discussion of current world affairs with facilitator Michael Wood. 

There seems to be no end to world-wide drama. Brexit marches forward, with no one quite sure where they are going; Donald Trump might end up playing checkers with Bernie Madoff; Mexico has elected a left-leaning populist President; Brazil has elected a right-leaning populist President; Venezuela might actually disappear; Pakistan is headed to the IMF (again); China & India are both stirring; And it looks like the Middle East could have an Arab Autumn. 

Join us for a lively discussion of current events on the world scene!

No registration required! Drop in!

Lynn Valley
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Documentaries and discussions! Come watch a short documentary and then stay to discuss it.

We’ll be viewing documentaries about social, cultural, political, scientific or environmental issues. 

June 1 - The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" in 1930s United States, as well as witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

June 22 - My Farmland: The Changing Face of Canadian Farms
A look at the changing face of Canadian farms from the perspective of local farmers, Chinese immigrants, and investors.

Drop in! There is no registration required but if you'd like to sign up to receive emails and program materials in advance of each session, please click "Register" and provide an email address. 

Upcoming dates:

  • July 13 
  • August 3
  • August 24

Check back soon for upcoming documentary titles! 

Capilano
Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Documentaries and discussions! Come watch a short documentary and then stay to discuss it.

We’ll be viewing documentaries about social, cultural, political, scientific or environmental issues. 

June 1 - The Green Book: Guide to Freedom
Explore some of the segregated nation's safe havens and notorious "sundown towns" in 1930s United States, as well as witness stories of struggle and indignity as well as opportunity and triumph.

June 22 - My Farmland: The Changing Face of Canadian Farms
A look at the changing face of Canadian farms from the perspective of local farmers, Chinese immigrants, and investors.

Drop in! There is no registration required but if you'd like to sign up to receive emails and program materials in advance of each session, please click "Register" and provide an email address. 

Upcoming dates:

  • July 13 
  • August 3
  • August 24

Check back soon for upcoming documentary titles! 

Capilano
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm