Programs & Events for Teens

Experience Spheros at the Library! 

Join us to learn about this tech tool that provides fun and creative strategies to teach computational thinking skills and the basics of command language. Recommended for ages 10-13. 

Registration required, register online or by calling 604-984-0286 ext. 8144.

Lynn Valley
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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. 

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Come out to join us...we’re talking TED Talks at the Library!

Enjoy viewing and discussing individual TED Talks at Parkgate Library with other community members. Local resident Oliver Hung will be facilitating the sessions.

September 6

  • “What makes something go viral?” with Dao Nguyen
  • "The rapid growth of the Chinese internet” with Gary Liu

October 4

  • “The happy secret to better work” with Shawn Anchor               
  • “Happiness and its surprises” with Nancy Etcoff

November 1

  • “Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality” with  Anil Seth
  • “Do we see reality as it is?” with Donald Hoffman

December 6

  • “How young blood might help reverse aging” with Tony Wyss-Coray
  • “The psychology of your future self” with Dan Gilbert
Parkgate
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Thank you for your interest in the Teen Advance Readers' Club. Please note that this program is now full. 

 

Not your average book club!

Advance Reading Copies are books that haven’t even been published yet. At the Teen Advance Readers’ club, you’ll have the chance to read and review brand new teen books that haven’t even hit the shelves!

You’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at unpublished teen fiction, then choose a book to take home and review. At the next meeting, we’ll discuss the books, with snacks of course, and do it all over again!

Don’t miss your chance to READ IT FIRST!

Parkgate
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

We’re celebrating Financial Literacy Month with a special program for teens and young adults, presented by Vancity Credit Union. Join us at the library to learn more about personal finances!

Part 1: Financial Basics 
Wednesday, November 7 | 7:00pm—8:00pm

Vancity presents a workshop on the top financial basics that young people need to know. Register online.

Part 2: Managing Credit
Wednesday, November 14 | 7:00pm—8:00pm

Vancity presents a session on the importance of credit and how to manage it. Register online.


Register to attend one or both workshops! Registrants may attend with a caregiver; please register for each individual person who will be attending.  

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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, November 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

We’re celebrating Financial Literacy Month with a special program for teens and young adults, presented by Vancity Credit Union. Join us at the library to learn more about personal finances!

Part 1: Financial Basics 
Wednesday, November 7 | 7:00pm—8:00pm

Vancity presents a workshop on the top financial basics that young people need to know. Register online.

Part 2: Managing Credit
Wednesday, November 14 | 7:00pm—8:00pm

Vancity presents a session on the importance of credit and how to manage it. Register online.


Register to attend one or both workshops! Registrants may attend with a caregiver; please register for each individual person who will be attending.  

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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, November 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, November 22, 2018 - 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. 

Capilano
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 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, November 28, 2018 - 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, November 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Thank you for your interest in the Teen Advance Readers' Club. Please note that this program is now full. 

 

Not your average book club!

Advance Reading Copies are books that haven’t even been published yet. At the Teen Advance Readers’ club, you’ll have the chance to read and review brand new teen books that haven’t even hit the shelves!

You’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at unpublished teen fiction, then choose a book to take home and review. At the next meeting, we’ll discuss the books, with snacks of course, and do it all over again!

Don’t miss your chance to READ IT FIRST!

Parkgate
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come out to join us...we’re talking TED Talks at the Library!

Enjoy viewing and discussing individual TED Talks at Parkgate Library with other community members. Local resident Oliver Hung will be facilitating the sessions.

September 6

  • “What makes something go viral?” with Dao Nguyen
  • "The rapid growth of the Chinese internet” with Gary Liu

October 4

  • “The happy secret to better work” with Shawn Anchor               
  • “Happiness and its surprises” with Nancy Etcoff

November 1

  • “Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality” with  Anil Seth
  • “Do we see reality as it is?” with Donald Hoffman

December 6

  • “How young blood might help reverse aging” with Tony Wyss-Coray
  • “The psychology of your future self” with Dan Gilbert
Parkgate
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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, December 13, 2018 - 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. 

Capilano
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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, December 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, December 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, January 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, January 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, January 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, January 31, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, February 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, February 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, February 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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