Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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 sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • January 8: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions, with Scott Galloway
  • January 22: How to seek truth in the era of fake news, with Christiane Amanpour
  • February 26: We should aim for perfection - and stop fearing failure, with Jon Bowers
  • March 12: What a driverless world could look like, with Wanis Kabbaj
  • March 26: There's more to life than being happy, with Emily Esfahani Smith
  • April 9: How we'll earn money in a future without jobs, with Martin Ford
  • April 23: Can we build AI without losing control over it? with Sam Harris
  • May 14: You can grow new brain cells. Here's how, with Sandrine Thuret
  • May 28: How I became an entrepreneur at 66, with Paul Tasner
  • June 11: How trees talk to each other, with Suzanne Simard
  • June 25: The surprisingly charming science of your gut, with Giulia Enders
Location:
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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!
 
Get together with your 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 the recipe (or two!) you’d like to try out. At the next 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? Did it BOMB or is it now in your Favourites File? 
 
Next Meetings:
 
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, February 28 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For February, we're choosing recipes from Vikram Vij's cook books.
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, March 28 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For March, we're choosing recipes from Donna Hay's cook books.
     
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, April 25 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For April, we're choosing recipes from Jamie Oliver's cook books.
     
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, May 23 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For May, we're choosing recipes from Lynn Crawford's cook books.
     
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, June 27 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For June, we're choosing recipes from Yum & Yummer by Greta Podleski.
 
The Cookbook of the Month will be available at Capilano Library for you to photocopy the recipes you’d like to try— just ask at the Information Desk!
 
All are welcome to join us for this drop-in club— there’s no registration required. For more information contact Anna: RedmanA@nvdpl.ca 
Location:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 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!

Location:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 2:30pm 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 in the 3rd floor board room at Lynn Valley Library!
 
There are also TAG events at Parkgate and Capilano libraries! 
 
For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.
Location:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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, June 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
Thank you for your interest in attending this repeat presentation with author Stephen Hui. As of June 15, this program is now full and registration is closed. 
 
 
Join us for an evening with Stephen Hui, author of the all-new guidebook 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, a comprehensive, authoritative guide for trekking in all seasons. 
 
Books will be available for sale at the talk.
 
This talk is presented with thanks to Greystone Books and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Location:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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

Next Meetings: 

Thursday, June 28 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
This month we will be reading the mystery novels of Charlaine Harris.  You can choose one or more of the books from the various series to read from the library collection. 

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

 

Past Meetings:

Capilano Library
Thursday, March 22 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
This month we will be reading the mystery novels of canadian William Deverell.  You can choose one or more of the books in this series to read from the library collection. 

Capilano Library
Thursday, April 26 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
This month we will be reading the mystery novels of John Burdett.  You can choose one or more of the books in this series to read from the library collection. 

Capilano Library
Thursday, May 24 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
This month we will be reading the mystery novels of Anne Perry.  You can choose one or more of the books from the Thomas & Charlotte Pitt Series, William Monk Series or Wolrd War 1 Series to read from the library collection. 

Location:
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 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, July 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

We are showing lectures from the University of British Columbia’s MOOC: The Science of Religion

What is religion? Are we wired to believe? Does science have the answers? Join us on a journey to the origins of religion and spirituality.

The course is based on the idea that religion is a naturalistic phenomenon — meaning it can be studied and better understood using the tools of science. Religious belief and practice emerge naturally from the structure of human psychology, and have an important impact on the structure of societies, the way groups relate to each other, and the ability of human beings to cooperate effectively.

Massive open 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! No previous MOOC experience required.

Registration opens March 1st, and you can register by clicking "Register" above, or at 604-929-3727 ext.8166.

Location:
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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 4, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Working on your entry for the NVDPL teen writing contest? Curious about writing? Unsure of how to get started?

Join us for a special one-hour workshop with the North Shore Writers’ Association designed to help you get started with your creative writing.

Click here to register. 

Location:
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

We live in interesting times. 

Will the UK really leave the European Union?Are the Russian sanctions working? Is there no end to misery in the Middle East?  What if a North Korean missile misses its target and hits Canada?  What happens when Venezuela finally collapses?  How has Canada managed to construct three trade treaties that connect Europe, North America, South America & Asia...and become the envy of the world in the process?  And who knows what Trump will do next? 

Join us for a lively and free-ranging discussion of current world affairs. Your opinion matters. Register online or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. 

Drop in! No registration required.

Location:
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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!

Location:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

We are showing lectures from the University of British Columbia’s MOOC: The Science of Religion

What is religion? Are we wired to believe? Does science have the answers? Join us on a journey to the origins of religion and spirituality.

The course is based on the idea that religion is a naturalistic phenomenon — meaning it can be studied and better understood using the tools of science. Religious belief and practice emerge naturally from the structure of human psychology, and have an important impact on the structure of societies, the way groups relate to each other, and the ability of human beings to cooperate effectively.

Massive open 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! No previous MOOC experience required.

Registration opens March 1st, and you can register by clicking "Register" above, or at 604-929-3727 ext.8166.

Location:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Coffee Crawl

Going on vacation this summer? Take the Library with you! Join us for a coffee in Edgemont Village as we ‘coffee crawl’ around and talk about all of the amazing digital resources available to NVDPL cardholders.  

Ask us about our apps and websites and learn how to take the Library with you wherever you go! Come with your devices and get some one-on-one support. 

Wednesday, July 11 & Tuesday, August 21
2:00pm—3:00pm
Location: Delany’s Coffee House Edgemont 3099 Edgemont Blvd   

Tuesday, July 17 & Wednesday, August 8
2:00pm—3:00pm
Location: Starbucks Edgemont 3127 Edgemont Boulevard

No registration required

Location:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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 11, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Who says Monday mornings can’t be fun? Are you looking to join a book club but don’t know where to start? Join us for Monday Morning Book Club!

Lynn Valley Library
No registration required. Drop in! 

 

Upcoming Titles:

Monday, June 18, 2018 - Brother, by David John Chariandy

Monday, July 16, 2018 - Dragon Springs Road, by Janie Chang

Monday, August 20, 2018 - Book to be announced

 

Please have read the book before the meeting.

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our Monday Morning Book Club at Lynn Valley Library. We’ll supply the books; you just have to show up ready for a good discussion. This will be a group-led Book Club. The Library will help you get started and give you some guidance. Then, we'll supply the Library space and be available if you need any support.

For further information or to sign-up for meeting reminders, contact David: milnerd@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Coffee Crawl

Going on vacation this summer? Take the Library with you! Join us for a coffee in Edgemont Village as we ‘coffee crawl’ around and talk about all of the amazing digital resources available to NVDPL cardholders.  

Ask us about our apps and websites and learn how to take the Library with you wherever you go! Come with your devices and get some one-on-one support. 

Wednesday, July 11 & Tuesday, August 21
2:00pm—3:00pm
Location: Delany’s Coffee House Edgemont 3099 Edgemont Blvd   

Tuesday, July 17 & Wednesday, August 8
2:00pm—3:00pm
Location: Starbucks Edgemont 3127 Edgemont Boulevard

No registration required

Location:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

We are showing lectures from the University of British Columbia’s MOOC: The Science of Religion

What is religion? Are we wired to believe? Does science have the answers? Join us on a journey to the origins of religion and spirituality.

The course is based on the idea that religion is a naturalistic phenomenon — meaning it can be studied and better understood using the tools of science. Religious belief and practice emerge naturally from the structure of human psychology, and have an important impact on the structure of societies, the way groups relate to each other, and the ability of human beings to cooperate effectively.

Massive open 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! No previous MOOC experience required.

Registration opens March 1st, and you can register by clicking "Register" above, or at 604-929-3727 ext.8166.

Location:
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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
Start getting the most out of your technology and see a Tech Tutor!
 
Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Explore ebooks and e-magazines? Figure out your phone? Or do you have another question?
 
Our teen volunteers from local schools are available to help you get more comfortable with technology. Explore your tech questions and help teens earn their volunteer hours with Tech Tutors. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers.
 
Registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to register. 
Location:
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:00pm 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!

Location:
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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