Programs & Events for Teens

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). Snacks (and inspiration!) provided. 

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12).  Questions? Email Jessie, the Teen Engagement Librarian, at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

No registration required! Drop in!

Lynn Valley
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Join us to view lectures and discuss this MOOC on British Imperialism!

This course is offered by University of Exeter. Throughout this course, you will explore the British Empire through six controversial themes: money, violence, race, religion, gender and sex, and propaganda. You’ll get to hear the stories of the fascinating individuals who contributed to both its rise and fall.

No previous MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! Course takes approximately 10 weeks, but you can jump in at any point!

Parkgate
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 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 Jessie at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

 

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Hey, kids in grades 4-7! This Book Club’s for YOU! We’re meeting every other week at Parkgate Library to discuss nominated titles for the Red Cedar Book Awards!

Kids in grades 4-7 are invited to join the Red Cedar Book Club and choose who wins British Columbia’s Red Cedar Book Award. The Club meets twice a month to discuss the nominated titles, conduct experiments, write reviews and more, and then votes for their favourite fiction and nonfiction books in the spring. Find more info and this year’s nominated titles at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Meeting Dates:

  • January 17 & 31
  • February 14 & 28
  • March 13
  • April 3 & 17
  • May 1

Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

Parkgate
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

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!

Register online, email TAG@nvdpl.ca, or call 604-990-5800, ext. 8176

Note: If registration is full, please email TAG@nvdpl.ca to have your name put on a waitlist. 

 

Parkgate
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Planning to attend one or more plays at Bard on the Beach this summer? Just a fan of Shakespeare, or completely new to his works? Drop in to one of our Shakespeare Discussion Clubs this spring, where we watch a film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays, then discuss both the adaptation and original play afterwards. 
 
This month, we're showing: 
 
  • Love’s Labour's Lost (2000)
    Wednesday, March 4 | 6:00pm-8:30pm OR Thursday, March 5 | 2:00pm-4:30pm

    A musical adaptation set in the 1930s! This movie tells the story of four best friends who swear off love. Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Nathan Lane, Adrian Lester, Matthew Lillard, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Timothy Spall.
 
No registration required. Are you interested in receiving handouts, articles, and reminders about upcoming meetings? Submit your email by clicking “Register” above.
 
Upcoming Films in the Shakespeare Discussion Series: 

 

Want more adaptations of Love's Labour's Lost?
 

The King and his friends take an oath to dedicate themselves to a life of study and avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve.

Capilano
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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!

Registration required. Email hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for more info. 

Capilano
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us to view lectures and discuss this MOOC on British Imperialism!

This course is offered by University of Exeter. Throughout this course, you will explore the British Empire through six controversial themes: money, violence, race, religion, gender and sex, and propaganda. You’ll get to hear the stories of the fascinating individuals who contributed to both its rise and fall.

No previous MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! Course takes approximately 10 weeks, but you can jump in at any point!

Parkgate
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Hey, kids in grades 4-7! This Book Club’s for YOU! We’re meeting every other week at Parkgate Library to discuss nominated titles for the Red Cedar Book Awards!

Kids in grades 4-7 are invited to join the Red Cedar Book Club and choose who wins British Columbia’s Red Cedar Book Award. The Club meets twice a month to discuss the nominated titles, conduct experiments, write reviews and more, and then votes for their favourite fiction and nonfiction books in the spring. Find more info and this year’s nominated titles at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Meeting Dates:

  • January 17 & 31
  • February 14 & 28
  • March 13
  • April 3 & 17
  • May 1

Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

Parkgate
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

Calling all PokéTrainers! Grab a PokéDex and search for the Pokémon hiding in the library. Can you catch them all? 

Taking place at Lynn Valley, Parkgate, and Capilano locations during regular open hours. 

Drop in. No registration required.

All Locations
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 9:00am to Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 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 Jessie at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Capilano
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us to view lectures and discuss this MOOC on British Imperialism!

This course is offered by University of Exeter. Throughout this course, you will explore the British Empire through six controversial themes: money, violence, race, religion, gender and sex, and propaganda. You’ll get to hear the stories of the fascinating individuals who contributed to both its rise and fall.

No previous MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! Course takes approximately 10 weeks, but you can jump in at any point!

Parkgate
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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). Snacks (and inspiration!) provided. 

This group is for teens who are in high school (grades 8-12).  Questions? Email Jessie, the Teen Engagement Librarian, at hawkesj@nvdpl.ca.

No registration required! Drop in!

Lynn Valley
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Join us for a an afternoon screening of Detective Pikachu. In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective.

Bring your own snacks and come early to complete our Pokémon Scavenger Hunt in the library!

No registration required. 

Parkgate
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
NVDPL is proud to present Spring Break Film Camp! Are you a youth in grade 6-8 nterested in making movies? Film Camp is a 5-day school break program at the Library where students in grades 6, 7 or 8 come to work with others and develop filmmaking skills. Participants use filmmaking equipment and with the help of filmmaking educators from the Cinematheque come together to make great stories for the screen! 

Under the guidance of professionals from The Cinematheque, you'll learn:
  • how to use your creativity to define the content, the style, and the tone of your video
  • how to hone ideas into a clear message and story on screen
  • how to nurture it into a script and translate it into a compelling story
Due to the importance of teamwork daily attendance is mandatory. Lunch is not included but some snacks may be provided. Participation release required prior to start.
 
Fee for camp is: $290 for a general application
Financial assistance is available for North Vancouver District residents through the District of North Vancouver’s Youth In Film Program. Fee reductions are made available at the 50%, 75% or 100% level for participants with a reference that can support their need, which might be financial need, being member of an underrepresented community, persons with physical or perceptual disability.
 
To learn more and to apply, please visit the Registration Page
 
Space is limited! Apply by February 18. 
Lynn Valley
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 9:30am to Friday, March 27, 2020 - 3:30pm

Join us to view lectures and discuss this MOOC on British Imperialism!

This course is offered by University of Exeter. Throughout this course, you will explore the British Empire through six controversial themes: money, violence, race, religion, gender and sex, and propaganda. You’ll get to hear the stories of the fascinating individuals who contributed to both its rise and fall.

No previous MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! Course takes approximately 10 weeks, but you can jump in at any point!

Parkgate
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 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 Jessie at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

 

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Bring your treats and join us to enjoy FREE films at the Library.
 
In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. Together, they uncover a shocking plot that threatens the whole Pokémon universe.
 
Drop in! No registration required.
Capilano
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us to view lectures and discuss this MOOC on British Imperialism!

This course is offered by University of Exeter. Throughout this course, you will explore the British Empire through six controversial themes: money, violence, race, religion, gender and sex, and propaganda. You’ll get to hear the stories of the fascinating individuals who contributed to both its rise and fall.

No previous MOOC experience required and no need to commit to the whole course! Course takes approximately 10 weeks, but you can jump in at any point!

Parkgate
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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 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!

Registration required. Email hawkesj@nvdpl.ca for more info. 

Capilano
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Hey, kids in grades 4-7! This Book Club’s for YOU! We’re meeting every other week at Parkgate Library to discuss nominated titles for the Red Cedar Book Awards!

Kids in grades 4-7 are invited to join the Red Cedar Book Club and choose who wins British Columbia’s Red Cedar Book Award. The Club meets twice a month to discuss the nominated titles, conduct experiments, write reviews and more, and then votes for their favourite fiction and nonfiction books in the spring. Find more info and this year’s nominated titles at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Meeting Dates:

  • January 17 & 31
  • February 14 & 28
  • March 13
  • April 3 & 17
  • May 1

Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

 

Parkgate
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

 Do you have a writing project that has been waiting for you to actually start it? Or a writing project that’s stalled out? Having trouble staying focused? Come to Camp NaNoWriMo!

Whether you participated in NaNoWriMo this past November, or just want a little bit of motivation to work on a writing project, we’ve got a room ready for you to write. April is Camp NaNoWriMo, the more relaxed version of November NaNoWriMo. Work on any kind of writing goal you want, including revising! We will provide a cozy, quiet room to write in, along with some snacks and stickers to give you that tiny external reward for committing to writing.

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

Capilano
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

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!

Register online, email TAG@nvdpl.ca, or call 604-990-5800, ext. 8176

Note: If registration is full, please email TAG@nvdpl.ca to have your name put on a waitlist. 

 

Parkgate
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Planning to attend one or more plays at Bard on the Beach this summer? Just a fan of Shakespeare, or completely new to his works? Drop in to one of our Shakespeare Discussion Clubs this spring, where we watch a film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays, then discuss both the adaptation and original play afterwards. 
 
This month, we're showing: 
 
This month, we're showing: 
 
  • Chimes at Midnight (1965) 
    Wednesday, April 8 | 6:00pm-8:30 OR Thursday, April 9 | 2:00pm-4:30pm

    Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare’s Henry IV and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff’s career as young Prince Hal’s drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, set in a real-looking late-medieval England. Starring: Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud. 
 
No registration required. Are you interested in receiving handouts, articles, and reminders about upcoming meetings? Submit your email by clicking “Register” above.
 
 
Upcoming Films: 

No registration required. Are you interested in receiving handouts, articles, and reminders about upcoming meetings? Submit your email by clicking “Register” above. No registration required. Are you interested in receiving handouts, articles, and reminders about upcoming meetings? Submit your email by clicking “Register” above. 

Capilano
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Planning to attend one or more plays at Bard on the Beach this summer? Just a fan of Shakespeare, or completely new to his works? Drop in to one of our Shakespeare Discussion Clubs this spring, where we watch a film adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays, then discuss both the adaptation and original play afterwards. 
 
This month, we're showing: 
 
  • Chimes at Midnight (1965) 
    Wednesday, April 8 | 6:00pm-8:30 OR Thursday, April 9 | 2:00pm-4:30pm

    Sir John Falstaff is the hero in this compilation of extracts from Shakespeare’s Henry IV and other plays, made into a connected story of Falstaff’s career as young Prince Hal’s drinking companion. The massive knight roisters with and without the prince, philosophizes comically, goes to war (in his own fashion), and meets his final disappointment, set in a real-looking late-medieval England. Starring: Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud. 
 
No registration required. Are you interested in receiving handouts, articles, and reminders about upcoming meetings? Submit your email by clicking “Register” above.
 
 
Upcoming Films: 
Capilano
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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