Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

CALLING ALL TEEN WRITERS!

Enter the Pages Upon Pages Teen Writing Competition! Submit a tale of your choosing to the Library and you could win a book prize and have your piece of writing added to the Library’s collection.

Want to polish your writing skills before you submit? Attend the free Teen Writing Workshop on July 4th at the Lynn Valley branch (register online at www.nvdpl.ca/event/teen-writing-workshop)

Contest Details

  • Genre: Whatever you are inspired to write! Short stories, book chapters, fanfiction, poetry, graphic novels, creative nonfiction, etc.
  • Content: Incorporate the Teen Summer Reading Club theme:  PARALLEL WORLDS
  • Length: Up to 20 pages (typed & double spaced) maximum.
  • Judging: Entries will be judged on creativity, how well you incorporate the theme of Parallel Worlds, and editing (grammar, spelling, etc.). 3 winners will be selected.
  • Submissions: Only 1 entry per applicant will be considered
  • Deadline: September 3, 2018 

How to Submit
Email Teen Engagement Librarian Rebekah with the subject "Teen Writing": adamsr@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 9:00am

Join local resident Wayne Smith for some casual Barber-Shop style singing. Wayne will provide lyrics and music for popular songs, mostly from the 40s and 50s, and will provide piano accompaniment.

Free. No registration required. For more info, call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

E komo mai... Come to Hawaii, Tahiti, Cook Islands and New Zealand!

Learn about the historical and cultural background of traditional Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori dance, then learn to do the dances themselves, all to the rhythm of the South Seas. You’ll be encouraged to try out some implements to accompany the music, all with the assistance of experienced dancers and musicians. For all ages from 4 to 99— you may surprise yourselves.

At each weekly session, you will learn about, and get the opportunity to try, and new dance.

hawaiiandance.com

Location:
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community!

All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl.

No registration required. Call 604-929-3727 ext.8166 for more information. 

Location:
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes! 

Get together with fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Every month we’ll select a new cookbook from the NVDPL collection and you pick recipes you’d like to try out.  At the meeting, you’ll share your experience with the recipe!

Next Meetings:

  • Cookbooks by Donna Hay
    Thursday, June 21 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    Parkgate Library 

    Choose any of Donna's books! The cook book Life in Balance: a Fresher Approach to Eating will be kept at the Information desk  for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try-just ask staff at the Information desk.
     
  • Cookbooks by Anna Olson
    Thursday, July 26 | 2:30pm-3:30pm

    Parkgate Library 
    Choose any of Anna's books! The cook book Sugar: Simple Sweets and Decadent Desserts  will be kept at the Information desk  for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try-just ask staff at the Information desk.

 All are welcome to join us for this drop-in Club-there’s no registration required. 

Upload your pictures to Instagram with #NVDPLCookBookClub, or bring a device with pictures to show off your lovely creations!

No registration required. Drop in! For more information contact Jean at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

CALLING ALL TEEN WRITERS!

Enter the Pages Upon Pages Teen Writing Competition! Submit a tale of your choosing to the Library and you could win a book prize and have your piece of writing added to the Library’s collection.

Want to polish your writing skills before you submit? Attend the free Teen Writing Workshop on July 4th at the Lynn Valley branch (register online at www.nvdpl.ca/event/teen-writing-workshop)

Contest Details

  • Genre: Whatever you are inspired to write! Short stories, book chapters, fanfiction, poetry, graphic novels, creative nonfiction, etc.
  • Content: Incorporate the Teen Summer Reading Club theme:  PARALLEL WORLDS
  • Length: Up to 20 pages (typed & double spaced) maximum.
  • Judging: Entries will be judged on creativity, how well you incorporate the theme of Parallel Worlds, and editing (grammar, spelling, etc.). 3 winners will be selected.
  • Submissions: Only 1 entry per applicant will be considered
  • Deadline: September 3, 2018 

How to Submit
Email Teen Engagement Librarian Rebekah with the subject "Teen Writing": adamsr@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:00am

E komo mai... Come to Hawaii, Tahiti, Cook Islands and New Zealand!

Learn about the historical and cultural background of traditional Hawaiian, Tahitian, Maori dance, then learn to do the dances themselves, all to the rhythm of the South Seas. You’ll be encouraged to try out some implements to accompany the music, all with the assistance of experienced dancers and musicians. For all ages from 4 to 99— you may surprise yourselves.

At each weekly session, you will learn about, and get the opportunity to try, and new dance.

hawaiiandance.com

Location:
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Summer Lego Drop in

Do you love Lego? We do! Join us for an afternoon of Lego building and creativity. Drop in! Recommended for ages 4-12.

No registration required

Location:
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Summer Lego Drop in

Do you love Lego? We do! Join us for an afternoon of Lego building and creativity. Drop in! Recommended for ages 4-12.

No registration required

Location:
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm