Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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!

NEXT MEETING: The Monday Morning Book Club is taking a break until January 15, 2018. 

Lynn Valley Library
No registration required. Drop in! 

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.

Upcoming Titles:

Monday, January 15, 2018 - Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah

Monday, February 19, 2018 - The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie

Monday, March 19, 2018 - Eileen, by Ottessa Moshfegh

Monday, April 16 - Book to be announced

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Book to be annouced

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

Location:
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Do you want to practice your new Spanish or English skills?

Join us to exchange languages, share and learn with native speakers of English and Spanish.  This is a conversational meet-up and we will talk about cultural, community and current events at home and around the world. We will discuss the language similarities and differences.

You will appreciate our casual, organized, and courteous format. We encourage everyone to speak in the language they want to learn. Feedback on your efforts will be provided by our members who are native speakers of that language. All those interested in practicing their new English or Spanish skills are welcome!

Drop in! No registration required.

 

For more information contact:

Gail: gkilmer2011@hotmail.com (English)  or Rocio: rocio_mejia@vanmex.com (Spanish)

 

Location:
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, February 20, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us for a brand new MOOC course: European Culture and Politics.

We’re showing lectures from the University of Groningen’s course “European Culture and Politics” on Wednesday afternoons starting in December. Join us to explore Europe from a variety of perspectives, including cultural studies, history, religious studies, political science and sociology.

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! No previous MOOC experience required.

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

Location:
Wednesday, February 21, 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, February 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a Capilano Universe Lecture: Bonfires, Ghosts, Libations: An Esoteric Quest in Mongolia, New York and Scotland with Dr. Leonard George. 

Dr. Leonard George has always been drawn to the esoteric—to experiences that hint of something beyond. For the summer of 2017, he received a trio of invitations to speak about esoteric matters: at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences in Ulaan Baatar; at the Lily Dale Assembly of Spiritualists in New York; and at a convention of esotericists in Lews Castle, Scotland. Along the way he witnessed tantric rituals and shamanic dances, talked with mediums and meditators, roamed fairy haunts and stone circles older than the pyramids, and enjoyed fine scotch whisky. In this        presentation, he will share impressions        and images from his summer’s quest.

No registration required, but seating is limited. 


Leonard George is the Chair of the School of Social Sciences and a faculty member of the Psychology department at Capilano University. He has written books and articles on a range of topics. George has worked as a bookseller, researcher, cook, assembly line worker, clinical psychologist, hotel handyman, journalist, grocery store clerk and national broadcaster, and has given lectures and seminars around the world on all sorts of things. He is attracted to anything that is vast, intricate or purrs.

Learn more about the Capilano Universe Lecture Series.

Location:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm

Interested in world affairs? Join moderator Michael Wood for lively discussions on global topics. Michael is a retired businessman, who worked around the globe, and is passionate about world affairs.

This week, we're discussing the Middle East. 

The Middle East is in turmoil.  Some of it is obvious: the Syrian wreckage for example.  However, some events are subtle, rarely make the news, and could be momentous: The recent (and profound) aversion to theology in Egypt, the ostracism of Qatar, clerics being arrested in Saudi Arabia- what's next, women being allowed to drive?  Where is this all going?  Come, discuss, then vote.

Register online or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm

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!

Next Meetings:

  • Thursday, February 22 | 2:30pm-3:30pm
    Parkgate Library 

    This month, we'll be discussing Whitewater Cookbooks by Shelley Adams

The cookbook 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, February 22, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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: 

Capilano Library
Thursday, February 22 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
This month we will be reading the mystery novels of Åke Edwardson, the Inspector Erik Winter series.You can choose one or more of the books in this series to read from the library collection. 

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. 


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

Location:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 3:00pm 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 Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Location:
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Do you want to practice your new Spanish or English skills?

Join us to exchange languages, share and learn with native speakers of English and Spanish.  This is a conversational meet-up and we will talk about cultural, community and current events at home and around the world. We will discuss the language similarities and differences.

You will appreciate our casual, organized, and courteous format. We encourage everyone to speak in the language they want to learn. Feedback on your efforts will be provided by our members who are native speakers of that language. All those interested in practicing their new English or Spanish skills are welcome!

Drop in! No registration required.

 

For more information contact:

Gail: gkilmer2011@hotmail.com (English)  or Rocio: rocio_mejia@vanmex.com (Spanish)

 

Location:
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, February 26, 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, February 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
2017-2018 Schedule for the Capilano Tuesday Evening Book Club
 
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Tuesday, September 26  7:30pm 
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Tuesday, October 24        7:30pm
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Tuesday, November 28  7:30pm 
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes Tuesday, January 23         7:30pm 
The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux  Tuesday, February 27  7:30pm 
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Tuesday, March 27  7:30pm 
My Name is Lucy Bartonby Elizabeth Strout Tuesday, April 24  7:30pm 
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Tuesday, May 22  7:30pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 24. After that, books will be available after book club meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the books are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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 March, we're choosing recipes from Jamie Oliver's cook books.
     
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, May 23 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For March, we're choosing recipes from Lynn Crawford's cook books.
     
  • Capilano Library
    Wednesday, March 28 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
    For March, 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, February 28, 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, February 28, 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, February 28, 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, February 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The current price of oil reflects the equilibrium between Supply (from over 90 countries) and Demand (the entire world).  While the arrival of electric cars and renewable energy pushes down demand, every geopolitical disturbance within OPEC pushes down supply.  And so the price of oil fluctuates frantically up and down.  Question: Where will the price of oil be on 1 January 2020?  Come, discuss, and then vote.
 
Click register above or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to secure your place. 
Location:
Thursday, March 1, 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 Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Location:
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Do you want to practice your new Spanish or English skills?

Join us to exchange languages, share and learn with native speakers of English and Spanish.  This is a conversational meet-up and we will talk about cultural, community and current events at home and around the world. We will discuss the language similarities and differences.

You will appreciate our casual, organized, and courteous format. We encourage everyone to speak in the language they want to learn. Feedback on your efforts will be provided by our members who are native speakers of that language. All those interested in practicing their new English or Spanish skills are welcome!

Drop in! No registration required.

 

For more information contact:

Gail: gkilmer2011@hotmail.com (English)  or Rocio: rocio_mejia@vanmex.com (Spanish)

 

Location:
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, March 6, 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, March 6, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Do you love to talk about what you’re reading? Want to try something new or read outside your comfort zone? Join the Books to Talk About Book Club to talk about books that spark discussion, curiosity and debate. If you’ve read the book...drop into a discussion! No registration is required. 
 
 
2017-2018 Schedule for the Parkgate Afternoon Book Club
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Tuesday, October 3  2:30pm 
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Tuesday, November 7  2:30pm 
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Tuesday, December 5  2:30pm 
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Tuesday, February 6  2:30pm 
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes Tuesday, March 6     2:30pm 
The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux Tuesday, April 3  2:30pm 
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Tuesday, May 1    2:30pm 
 My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Tuesday, June 5  2:30pm 

Copies of the first book will be available starting August 24. After that, books will be available after book club meetings in print format. All books are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Copies of the books are also available in other formats, such as print, ebook, audiobooks, and more. Ask staff to help you find a copy!

Want to receive meeting reminders and information about the books via email?

CLICK REGISTER above or call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here

Location:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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, March 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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