Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

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 Lynn Valley Thursday Evening Book Club
 
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes Thursday, October 12   7:30pm 
The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux Thursday, November 9  7:30pm
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey Thursday, December 14  7:30pm 
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout Thursday, February 8       7:30pm 
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Thursday, March 8   7:30pm 
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood Thursday, April 12   7:30pm 
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren Thursday, May 10              7:30pm 
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Thursday, June 14   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 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to provide your email. 

A full schedule for all branches is available here

Repeats on the 2nd Thursday of the month in Oct., Nov., Dec. 2017 & Feb., Mar., Apr., May, & June, 2018. No January meeting.

Location:
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:30pm 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, December 15, 2017 - 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!

No registration required. 

For more information contact:

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

Location:
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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 Program Room at Capilano Library.

There are also TAG events at Parkgate and Lynn Valley libraries! 

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Location:
Monday, December 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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, December 19, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Volunteers of the local Baha'i Community have come together to offer a free program where people from the wider North Vancouver community, of all faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs, can reflect on and celebrate our diversity and be reminded of the common threads that tie all humanity together. 

  • July 25 - No Man is an Island
  • August 22 - A Time for Renewal
  • September 26 - Inner Landscape
  • October 24 - Restoring the Balance
  • November 28 - Two Wings
  • December 19 - Visions of Oneness

Join us in the seminar room of the Parkgate Library.

Location:
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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, December 20, 2017 - 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, December 20, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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, December 26, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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, December 27, 2017 - 2:30pm 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, December 27, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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, January 2, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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, January 3, 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, January 3, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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 29: How to seek truth in the era of fake news, with Christiane Amanpour
  • February 12: The biggest risks facing cities, with Robert Muggah
  • 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, January 8, 2018 - 2:30pm 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, January 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

Discover how to start to move again with confidence and less contraction at the Library! Learn how to start your journey to recovery and wellbeing, and seek relief from conditions like fibromyalgia, sports injury, chronic pain or emotional pain and discomfort.

Fibromyalgia, as well as common back pain, is one name for  muscle spasm, contraction and muscular shortening, which happens in response to stimuli of everyday life and stress. In order to break the cycle of pain, one must try to relearn movements and rest rather than continue to exert the same effort. As a result, many people are afraid of exercise, fearful they will cause further injury or pain that could start a cycle that worsens the condition: "pain - fear  - lack of movement - muscular-skeletal degeneration". The Alexander Technique can help restore proper muscular tone, reaction, and kinesthetic sense which is responsible for our movement and relaxation and, overall health. Come learn about the F. M. Alexander Technique.

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

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

 

Location:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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, January 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

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, January 10, 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, January 10, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

You are invited to join us for an exciting evening of Open Mic Poetry Reading!

Learn how to write a Haiku, engage with an audience and get friendly feedback on your work. Raffle and refreshments will be provided! Open to both established and emerging writers. ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOME. Hosted by: Una Bruhns & Deborah L Kelly. Drop-ins welcome.

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

Location:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 6:30pm 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, January 12, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

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!

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, January 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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, January 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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, January 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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