Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.
 
Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.
 
Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or call for more information.
Location:
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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 first several sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • January 9: Dan Gilbert's “The Surprising Art of Happiness”
  • January 23: Daniel Kahneman's “The Riddle of Experience vs Memory”
  • February 27: Ken Robinson's “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”
  • March 13: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's “The Danger of a Single Story”
  • March 27: Hans Rosling's “The Best Stats You've Ever Seen”
  • April 10: Susan Cain's “The Power of Introverts”
  • April 24: David Autor's “Will Automation Take Away Our Jobs?”
  • May 8: Brené  Brown's “The Power of Vulnerability”
  • May 15: Amy Cuddy's "Your body language shapes who you are"
  • May 29: Pamela Meyer's "How to Spot a Liar"
  • June 12:  Kang Lee's "Can You Really Tell if a Kid is Lying?" 
  • June 26: Dan Pink's "The Puzzle of Motivation"

Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

Location:
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join us every Wednesday for a brand new MOOC course from UBC—Chinese Thought: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science Part 1.

Starting on February 15, Parkgate Library will begin showing lectures the UBC MOOC, Chinese Thought:  Ancient Wisdom meets Modern Science – Part 1.  We’ll meet every Wednesday, except for the fourth Wednesday of the month, and the program will run for as long as it takes to complete the lectures (estimated completion time 2 to 3 months). 

Massive online courses, or MOOCs, are free courses offered by universities and other post-secondary institutions, and open to anyone. Join other community members at the library every Wednesday to view and discuss lectures.  If you are unable to attend the first lecture, or will need to miss lectures, no problem — you can catch up from your own, or from the Library’s computers.  Call us to find out how, and to register, at 604 929 3727, ext. 8166. Or, register online.

Location:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a lively conversation about this fascinating Canadian novel.

Bernice Meetoos, a Cree woman, leaves her home in Northern Alberta following tragedy and travels to Gibsons, BC. She is on something of a vision quest, looking for family, for home, for understanding. She is also driven by the desire to meet Pat Johns, who played Jesse on The Beachcombers.

No registration required. Join us if you've read the book! 

 

Location:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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

Directed by Bruce Marchfelder Great Bear tells the story of a Coastal First Nations led collaboration with researchers from leading academic universities provides remarkable insights into the importance of bears and other keystone species to the ecosystems of the Great Bear Rainforest.

Following the film Ross Dixon from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation will introduce Raincoast's Save the Great Bears campaign to end trophy hunting throughout the Great Bear Rainforest.

This event is brought to you in partnership with the Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia. They are an independent non-profit society whose members are retired parks system employees and conservation advocates who have dedicated a significant portion of their lives to parks and protected areas in BC. The society provides a way for their members to continue to lead and participate in volunteer projects aimed at ensuring the long-term well-being of BC’s world-class park systems. You can find the Elders Council online at www.elderscouncilforparks.org
 

Please register online or at 604-929-3727 ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.
 
Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.
 
Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or call for more information.
Location:
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Enjoy a discussion of My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante

Beginning in the 1950s in Naples, this is the story of the friendship between Elena and Lila.  The world these two friends inhabit is small, casually violent, and confined to the poor neighbourhood where they grow up. This  book is fierce, intense, highly emotional and utterly captivating.  There’s nothing else like it.

No registration required. Simply read the book before coming to the meeting! 

Location:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join Allison Taylor McBryde, NVDPL Librarian and UBC Adjunct Professor, for a special evening celebrating children’s Indigenous Literature in Canada.

We’re getting ready to celebrate National Aboriginal Day on June 21 by  taking a look at some of Canada’s finest Indigenous Literature publicationd for children. We will introduce picture books, novels and media by First Nations, Inuit and Metis authors, illustrators and publishers.

This session will be of interest to educators and parents seeking resources for our journey to reconciliation and understanding.

Register online by clicking "REGISTER" above or at  604-984-0286, ext. 8141.

 

Location:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.
 
Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.
 
Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or call for more information.
Location:
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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 first several sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • January 9: Dan Gilbert's “The Surprising Art of Happiness”
  • January 23: Daniel Kahneman's “The Riddle of Experience vs Memory”
  • February 27: Ken Robinson's “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”
  • March 13: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's “The Danger of a Single Story”
  • March 27: Hans Rosling's “The Best Stats You've Ever Seen”
  • April 10: Susan Cain's “The Power of Introverts”
  • April 24: David Autor's “Will Automation Take Away Our Jobs?”
  • May 8: Brené  Brown's “The Power of Vulnerability”
  • May 15: Amy Cuddy's "Your body language shapes who you are"
  • May 29: Pamela Meyer's "How to Spot a Liar"
  • June 12:  Kang Lee's "Can You Really Tell if a Kid is Lying?" 
  • June 26: Dan Pink's "The Puzzle of Motivation"

Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

Location:
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Drop by the fireplace area for an informal chat with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton.
 
All Meet Your Mayor chats take place from 10:45am—12:00pm, subject to change. Please check back prior to attending to ensure no changes have been made. 
 
No registration required. 
Location:
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Have you read, watched, listened to or thought about anything recently that inspires you enough to share and discuss with others? Local issue you’d like to chew over with other locals? 

Drop by for a group discussion!

For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

With David Cook, P. Eng, Geologist

The natural attributes of Vancouver make it one of the most beautiful cities in North America. Many have chosen it as their home on the basis of its magnificent setting. The jewel in the crown of that setting is the backdrop of spectacular mountains on the North Shore. We tend to think of those mountains as static, but in terms of geological time, the forces that created them are immense and have taken place over periods of time difficult for us to understand in relation to our short time on this Earth.

This PowerPoint presentation will focus on that jewel and will attempt to put its genesis into perspective.

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

Location:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.
 
Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.
 
Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 or call for more information.
Location:
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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

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

This month, the group will be discussing Ian Rankin’s Novels. Simply read one and come ready to discuss! 

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 Ian Rankin. 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 22, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

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 first several sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • January 9: Dan Gilbert's “The Surprising Art of Happiness”
  • January 23: Daniel Kahneman's “The Riddle of Experience vs Memory”
  • February 27: Ken Robinson's “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”
  • March 13: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's “The Danger of a Single Story”
  • March 27: Hans Rosling's “The Best Stats You've Ever Seen”
  • April 10: Susan Cain's “The Power of Introverts”
  • April 24: David Autor's “Will Automation Take Away Our Jobs?”
  • May 8: Brené  Brown's “The Power of Vulnerability”
  • May 15: Amy Cuddy's "Your body language shapes who you are"
  • May 29: Pamela Meyer's "How to Spot a Liar"
  • June 12:  Kang Lee's "Can You Really Tell if a Kid is Lying?" 
  • June 26: Dan Pink's "The Puzzle of Motivation"

Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

Location:
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

This program is also taking place at: 
Location:
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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
Have you read, watched, listened to or thought about anything recently that inspires you enough to share and discuss with others? Local issue you’d like to chew over with other locals? 
 
Drop by for a group discussion!
 
For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.
Location:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

The summer season is fast-approaching— take this opportunity to learn about wildfire!

The frequency and intensity of wildfires in BC forests is expected to increase due to conditions created by climate change. We are particularly vulnerable here on the North Shore, where we are surrounded by

forests.

Come out to the Library to hear a panel of experts discuss:

  • Wildfire and forest ecology
  • Infrastructure protection
  • Wildfire management
  • Protecting homes in the forest interface

Following the presentations, panelists will be available to answer your questions. Hear from Lori Daniels Associate Professor in Forest Dynamics at UBC; Carol Loski, Manager, Prevention, BC Wildfire Service; Bruce Blackwell, Wildfire Ecologist of Blackwell and Associates; and Fiona Dercole, Section Manager Public Safety, Engineering, Parks and Facilities Division, District of North Vancouver.

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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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

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

Join us for a brand new MOOC course— What is a Mind?

Massive online courses, or MOOCs, are free courses offered by universities and other post-secondary institutions, and open to anyone. All you need is access to the Internet and time to complete them!

In July, on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00, Parkgate Library will begin showing lectures for the course What is a Mind? offered through the University of Cape Town.

Explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

Location:
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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