Being Creative

Explore your creativity!

Do you want to learn a new business, technology or creative skill online?
 
Your NVDPL card grants you access to online learning courses in areas like business, computer software, programming, audio and music production, photography, design, marketing, and 3D animation – just to name a few. Simply log in and learn at your own pace! Open to all residents living in the District of North Vancouver with an NVDPL card in good standing.
 
Pop into one of our Let’s Learn with Lynda.com sessions to learn more about how you can get started with Lynda.com. In this session, we’ll be covering:
  • How to log into Lynda
  • An overview of the courses available
  • How to learn using Lynda.com tutorials and supplementary tools
  • How to track your progress and earn Lynda.com certifications


Register online by clicking "REGISTER" above or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

Location:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join the Armchair Detective Society: a Book Club for Mystery Lovers

Next Meeting: Thursday, June 1 at Capilano Library from 3:00pm—4:00pm
The group will be discussing TARQUIN HALL’s — Vish Puri Series

This drop in book club is for anyone who loves a good mystery and who also loves talking about them!  Each month we will read the works of a specific mystery writer.  This month we will be reading the novels of Tarquin Hall, specifically the Vish Puri series set in India. The series features the portly Vish Puri as India's most accomplished detective, at least in his own estimation. You can choose one or more of the books in this series to read from the library collection. 

For further information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.  

 

Location:
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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, June 6, 2017 - 11:15am to 12:15pm

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

This is a monthly program that runs the first Tuesday of each month. Please note there is no session on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. 

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction
finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers.

Free. Registration required. Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

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:  what worked, what didn’t? Did you have difficulty with any of the ingredients? What would you do next time to make it better? |

This month we’re discussing recipes from Mary Berry’s cookbooks and website www.maryberry.co.uk. The cookbook Family Sunday Lunches will be kept at the Information desk.  All are welcome to join us for this drop-in Club—there’s no registration required.  Berry’s cookbook Family Sunday Lunches is available at Parkgate  Library for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try—just ask at the Information Desk! 

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

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

Location:
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Do you like to experiment with new recipes and chat about your experiences? Come Cook the Books with us and test out the best recipes!

Join us as we discuss the cookbooks by Whitewater Cooks, by Shelley Adams. The cookbooks are available at Capilano Library for you to photocopy— just ask at the Information Desk!

Get together with your fellow food-enthusiasts and put a cookbook to the test! Every month we select a new cookbook from the NVDPL collection and you pick the recipe (or two!) you’d like to try out. At the next meeting, you’ll share your experience: what worked, what didn't? Did you have difficulty with any of the ingredients? What would you do next time to make it better?

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


Drop in! No registration required. For further information, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.  

Location:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us as we celebrate Canada History Week (July 1-7) and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary throughout 2017 by tracing your roots! 

Come to learn and share tips and experiences with using Ancestry.ca Library Edition and other genealogy tools on your journey to “discover what makes you uniquely you” and fill out your family tree! Share your knowledge of researching family histories and stories, and connect with others looking at their histories.

Whether you are beginning or adding to your family trees, come find inspiration from your community members, and learn great tips to help you get from start to finish.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. 

This program is also taking place at: 
Location:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

This is a monthly program that runs the first Tuesday of each month. Please note there is no session on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. 

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction
finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers.

Free. Registration required. Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us as we celebrate Canada History Week (July 1-7) and celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary throughout 2017 by tracing your roots! 

Come to learn and share tips and experiences with using Ancestry.ca Library Edition and other genealogy tools on your journey to “discover what makes you uniquely you” and fill out your family tree! Share your knowledge of researching family histories and stories, and connect with others looking at their histories.

Whether you are beginning or adding to your family trees, come find inspiration from your community members, and learn great tips to help you get from start to finish.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

This program is also taking place at: 
Location:
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am