Programs & Events for Teens

Would you like to learn to make your own comics and graphic novels?

Comic artist, Janice Liu, will guide you through the entire process of creating a one-page comic story, from brainstorming to scriptwriting to artwork. Artists will learn new skills, develop their stories, and finish the series with their very own comic! 

This Comic Making Workshop series is best suited for kids and tweens aged 10-14. For more info, email Kaley at YoungK@nvdpl.ca or Jessie at HawkesJ@nvdpl.ca.

Janice Liu is the owner & instructor at Young Artists' Place. She graduated from the University of Toronto, and has been teaching art since 2013. Janice is the comic artist of Chicken Soup & Goji Berries 中药鸡汤, a bilingual graphic novel published in 2019. She was also one of the contributors to Shuster Award-winning, Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Zoom
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Are you a bit of a book nerd? Do you want to have a say in library programs and teen book displays? The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly to give input on library programs, spaces, and activities, and it counts towards your volunteer hours! TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

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

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Zoom
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Thank you for your interest in attending this event with Bob Joseph. This event is now full. 

Join us for an important North-Shore wide community conversation as we discuss 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality, by Bob Joseph.

Based on a viral article, “21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act” is the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussions on generations of Indigenous Peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer.

This discussion will deepen our collective learning following the November 17 event, An Evening with Bob Joseph. NVDPL has 12 copies of the book. Place a hold through the online catalogue or look for a Speed Read copy at your local branch! 

If you have any questions, call your local library

For this virtual program, we’ll be using Zoom. What you will need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet.

Registration required. Register here with your email. We will send you a Zoom link in advance of the program. 

This event is presented in partnership with North Vancouver City Library and West Vancouver Memorial Library. 

Zoom
Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Would you like to learn to make your own comics and graphic novels?

Comic artist, Janice Liu, will guide you through the entire process of creating a one-page comic story, from brainstorming to scriptwriting to artwork. Artists will learn new skills, develop their stories, and finish the series with their very own comic! 

This Comic Making Workshop series is best suited for kids and tweens aged 10-14. For more info, email Kaley at YoungK@nvdpl.ca or Jessie at HawkesJ@nvdpl.ca.

Janice Liu is the owner & instructor at Young Artists' Place. She graduated from the University of Toronto, and has been teaching art since 2013. Janice is the comic artist of Chicken Soup & Goji Berries 中药鸡汤, a bilingual graphic novel published in 2019. She was also one of the contributors to Shuster Award-winning, Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Zoom
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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 each meeting, we’ll discuss the books and pick our read for the coming month!

Don’t miss your chance to READ IT FIRST!

ARC Book Club is available for teens grade 7-12.

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

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet.

Zoom
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

Would you like to learn to make your own comics and graphic novels?

Comic artist, Janice Liu, will guide you through the entire process of creating a one-page comic story, from brainstorming to scriptwriting to artwork. Artists will learn new skills, develop their stories, and finish the series with their very own comic! 

This Comic Making Workshop series is best suited for kids and tweens aged 10-14. For more info, email Kaley at YoungK@nvdpl.ca or Jessie at HawkesJ@nvdpl.ca.

Janice Liu is the owner & instructor at Young Artists' Place. She graduated from the University of Toronto, and has been teaching art since 2013. Janice is the comic artist of Chicken Soup & Goji Berries 中药鸡汤, a bilingual graphic novel published in 2019. She was also one of the contributors to Shuster Award-winning, Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

Zoom
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Calling all aspiring novelists, poets, screenwriters, and journalists!

The Teen Writer’s Group is a place where young writers can develop their skills, set aside dedicated time for writing, and get ideas from other teen authors. Each session will involve learning and practicing a writing skill and time to work on your own writing projects. Please bring something to write on (a notebook, laptop, or tablet work great).

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12). 

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

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Zoom
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Come find the right career or job for you!

Are you exploring careers or looking for a job? Want to know how to find unadvertised jobs and access the hidden job market? Register for this free workshop, which introduces you to the extensive job and career resources of your local libraries, featuring North Vancouver District Public Library and Vancouver Public Library. Everyone is welcome!

Offered through the Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and WelcomeBC.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. What you’ll need: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam for Zoom; or your smartphone/tablet. We will email you the Zoom link in advance of the event. We will be using Zoom Meetings, so your mic and video will be turned off when you enter the event.

 

Zoom
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Are you a bit of a book nerd? Do you want to have a say in library programs and teen book displays? The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly to give input on library programs, spaces, and activities, and it counts towards your volunteer hours! TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

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

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Zoom
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Are you a bit of a book nerd? Do you want to have a say in library programs and teen book displays? The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly to give input on library programs, spaces, and activities, and it counts towards your volunteer hours! TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

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

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Zoom
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Are you a bit of a book nerd? Do you want to have a say in library programs and teen book displays? The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly to give input on library programs, spaces, and activities, and it counts towards your volunteer hours! TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

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

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Zoom
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Are you a bit of a book nerd? Do you want to have a say in library programs and teen book displays? The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly to give input on library programs, spaces, and activities, and it counts towards your volunteer hours! TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

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

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Zoom
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Are you a bit of a book nerd? Do you want to have a say in library programs and teen book displays? The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly to give input on library programs, spaces, and activities, and it counts towards your volunteer hours! TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

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

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Zoom
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

ATTENTION TEENS!

Are you a bit of a book nerd? Do you want to have a say in library programs and teen book displays? The Teen Advisory Group meets monthly to give input on library programs, spaces, and activities, and it counts towards your volunteer hours! TAG is for teens grades 8-12.

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

We’re hosting this virtual program on Zoom.

What you’ll need to attend: A computer with microphone (or headphones) and webcam, or your smartphone/tablet. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!

Zoom
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm