Discussing & Connecting

Discuss and connect with others in the community.

Join us for a new MOOC: Economic Democracy - The Cooperative Alternative

We often hear that political democracy is the best available form of government, but democracy rarely operates within the firm. Many of us elect our politicians, but very few can elect our Boss. Especially since the Great Crash of 2008 people (possibly including you) around the world are seeking a viable alternative to hierarchical, corporate capitalism. Could a cooperative, market economy, in which firms are owned and controlled by their workers, be such an alternative? That’s the central issue we address in the MOOC. 

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.

Location:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? 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: 
  • Lynn Valley Library 
    Tuesday, July 4 | 2:30pm—3:30pm and Tuesday, August 15 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
  • Parkgate Library 
    Wednesday, July 5 | 10:30am-11:30am and Tuesday, August 22 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
Location:
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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, August 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us to 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: 
  • Capilano Library 
    Tuesday, June 27 | 10:30am-11:30am and Wednesday, August 16 | 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Lynn Valley Library 
    Tuesday, July 4 | 2:30pm-3:30pm & Tuesday, August 15 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
Location:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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!
 
For information, please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.
Location:
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Sign up to receive email communications regarding the 2017-2018 Book Clubs. More details coming soon! 

Location:
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 10:00am

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:

The cookbooks 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, August 24, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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, September 5, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

What is a Mind?

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

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

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.

Location:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

With your intuition well developed, you can make decisions more easily. You have greater access to your creativity and have guidance on where to go in your life and work. With the information overload of today’s society and your mind’s constant chatter, it is hard to focus on insight, direction and clarity. Stop being fearful of making the wrong decision. Expand your inner guidance and let your intuition work for you!

Join Fenneke Tjallingii-Brocken in this workshop to:

  • learn why intuition as a resource is so important
  • learn to recognize and trust your inner wisdom and compass
  • practice practical exercises and mindfulness to connect with your intuition
  • know how to apply your intuition in life and work

This workshop is for everyone who wants to be more intuitive. It is a great workshop if you want to gain access to your inner wisdom, make decisions more easily and gain clarity around the purpose and direction of your life.

 

Presenter Bio: Fenneke Tjallingii-Brocken MSc, CPCC, is a certified professional coach who applies mindfulness and meditation techniques. Fenneke believes that the key to thrive and create success is fully being who you are. She works with clients one-on-one and facilitates workshops to help people create lasting intuition and stress management tools, apply discipline to enhance focus and build authentic relationships. Drawing from her multidisciplinary background as Marine Biologist and Kundalini Yoga Teacher with 17 years of experience with mindfulness and meditation, she provides a holistic approach to come alive and step into your greatness to make a difference in the world. Fenneke is of Dutch origin and has lived in Africa. She is a wife and mother of two wonderful children.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above, or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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, September 8, 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:

  • September 11: The Life-long Learner, with Bernie Dunlap
  • September 25: Pointing to the Future of UI, with John Underkoffler
  • October 23: Why We Should Trust Scientists, with Naomi Oreskes
  • November 13: Every Kid Needs a Champion, with Rita Pierson
  • November 27: How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Towards Them, with Verna Myers
  • December 11: My Immigration Story, with Tan Le
Location:
Monday, September 11, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Join us for an evening with local author Shelley O’Callaghan.

Join Shelley O’Callaghan for a reading from her new book, How Deep is the Lake: A Century at Chilliwack Lake. O'Callaghan will discuss how she penned this memoir to her grandchildren educating them on the legacy of white settlement on the lake community where her family has vacationed for over one hundred years. Daniel Francis, editor of Encyclopedia of British Columbia says, "Only someone with O’Callaghan’s intimate attachment to ‘the lake’ could have written such an appealing history-cum-memoir”. 

How Deep is the Lake will be available for sale and signing.

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

 

Location:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 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!

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

Location:
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

What is a Mind?

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

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

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.

Location:
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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, September 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy a cup of tea and a great read! 

Next meeting:

Parkgate Library
Thursday, August 10 | 2:30pm—3:30pm
No registration required. Drop in!

September Pick: The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah

 

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. This month we’re reading The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. At this meeting, we’ll select our next book!

Whether you are well-seasoned in Book Clubs or have never been in one, we invite you to participate in our new Afternoon Tea Book Club at Parkgate Library. We’ll supply the books and the tea; you just have to show up ready for a good discussion.

For further information, contact Carys (brownc@nvdpl.ca)

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

Location:
Thursday, September 14, 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.

Location:
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

join us for an evening to celebrate author Penny McDonald’s latest children’s book The Dolphin Ring.

Amateur sleuths, Alice and Emma Eden are faced with another mystery when they spend a summer holiday at a neglected cottage their father purchased from a reclusive mortician. Finding a valuable ring buried in the sand is just the beginning of an adventure involving a haunting nightmare, an unsolved disappearance and human bones found in odd places. When the 12-year-olds learn more about the wayward undertaker from a neighbour, they discover that the perplexing case has an uncanny connection to the mystery they helped solve at their home the year before. Driven by a desire to unravel the puzzle before their vacation is over, the twins work with police to reunite a family torn apart by a wicked wind storm on Osoyoos Lake seven years before.

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

 

About Penny McDonald

Penelope (Penny) J. McDonald lives in picturesque North Vancouver, British Columbia. An award-winning writer/photograph for more than 25 years, her articles have appeared in many publications including BC Outdoors and Pacific Yachting. “The Dolphin Ring (An Eden Twins Mystery)” is the second book of a trilogy. Book One, “The Emerald Collar” was published in 2015. Book Three, “The Pirate's Lifeboat” is scheduled for release in 2019.

 

Lynn Valley Library
Friday, September 15 | 7:00pm—8:30pm
Register online or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

What is a Mind?

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

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

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.

Location:
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Have an interest in world affairs? Join moderator Michael Wood for lively discussions on global topics. Here's what we're talking about this month: 

Wednesday, September 20
1.How could US President Trump's perceived legal difficulties affect Canada?
2. How might the United Kingdom's Brexit vote affect Canada?
3. Open discussions— what do YOU think is important to discuss?

Michael is a retired businessman, who worked around the globe, and is passionate about world affairs.

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

Location:
Wednesday, September 20, 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.

Location:
Friday, September 22, 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:

  • September 11: The Life-long Learner, with Bernie Dunlap
  • September 25: Pointing to the Future of UI, with John Underkoffler
  • October 23: Why We Should Trust Scientists, with Naomi Oreskes
  • November 13: Every Kid Needs a Champion, with Rita Pierson
  • November 27: How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Towards Them, with Verna Myers
  • December 11: My Immigration Story, with Tan Le
Location:
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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, September 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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, September 26, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

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