Life Skills

Develop life skills.

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, November 20, 2017 - 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, November 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 to be placed on the waitlist. 
 
 
Join us for a special Parent-Child Mother Goose! Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. A chance for intergenerational connection, learning, and fun! 
 
Parent-Child Mother Goose® at Lynn Valley Care Centre (1070 Lynn Valley Road)
Fridays, September 29-December 1 | 1:45pm-2:30pm
 
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.
 
Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.
 
Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources, in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.
Location:
Friday, November 24, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:30pm

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 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 to register. 

Location:
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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, November 27, 2017 - 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, November 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

“Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice.” Attend this FREE creative writing workshop!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a creative writing adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Slices of lives and experiences by topic and tone in everyday living. All levels welcome.

Drop in! Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us for a FREE resume writing consultation! 

  • Monday, October 30 
  • Wednesday, November 29 
  • Wednesday, December 13 

3 x 30 minute sessions are available on each date. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to register for one 30 minute session. 

Learn important resume writing techniques that will help get you that interview. From customizing and highlighting accomplishments to proper formatting, these suggestions will take your resume from mediocre to the top of the pile! 

Chantal Rackley is a Certified Career Development Practitioner with the YWCA WorkBC Employment Service Centre on the North Shore. With over 12 years of experience in the field, she specializes in all things career-related and enjoys working with people to help them uncover all of their great accomplishments.   

Presented in partnership with YWCA North Shore and WorkBC. Learn more at www.workbc.ca

Location:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Thanks for your interest. Please note this program is now full. Check back to see about a repeat program. Thank you. 

 

 

There is nothing like fresh snow on the mountain tops to stir up anticipation of the upcoming winter. Will it be as incredible as last winter?

John will share stories and photos from ski trips made last winter to the North Shore, Coquihalla, Callaghan, Duffey Lake, Terrace and a spring ski traverse of the Monarch Icefield. Come get excited about the upcoming ski season! John is the author of Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis and Soul of Wilderness with his wife Linda Bily.

Register online or at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 to be placed on the waitlist. 
 
 
Join us for a special Parent-Child Mother Goose! Seniors from the Care Centre will be singing along with families in this special and unique partnership program. A chance for intergenerational connection, learning, and fun! 
 
Parent-Child Mother Goose® at Lynn Valley Care Centre (1070 Lynn Valley Road)
Fridays, September 29-December 1 | 1:45pm-2:30pm
 
The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program® is a fun group experience that introduces babies aged 0-12 months and their caregivers to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together.
 
Parents and caregivers gain skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns during their children’s crucial early years. Infants benefit from enjoyable, healthy early experiences with language and communication.
 
Brought to you by the NVDPL, North Shore Community Resources, in partnership with Lynn Valley Care Centre.
Location:
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:30pm

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 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 to register. 

Location:
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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 4, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

A workshop on how to make your passing easier on those you love.

Join us for an informative workshop on planning your final wishes! Most families are poorly prepared and have little idea of the decisions, the work and the costs for making final arrangements at the time of need.  Funeral and Cemetery Advisor Frederick Margel will share information you can use to reduce your family’s burden, pressure and cost of arranging a funeral, cremation or burial. Cemetery options and costs for North Shore residents. Checklists and planning forms provided.

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

 

 

Location:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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, December 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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 11, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Join us for a FREE resume writing consultation!

  • Monday, October 30 
  • Wednesday, November 29 
  • Wednesday, December 13 

3 x 30 minute sessions are available on each date. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to register for one 30 minute session. 

Learn important resume writing techniques that will help get you that interview. From customizing and highlighting accomplishments to proper formatting, these suggestions will take your resume from mediocre to the top of the pile! 

Chantal Rackley is a Certified Career Development Practitioner with the YWCA WorkBC Employment Service Centre on the North Shore. With over 12 years of experience in the field, she specializes in all things career-related and enjoys working with people to help them uncover all of their great accomplishments.   

Presented in partnership with YWCA North Shore and WorkBC. Learn more at www.workbc.ca

 

Location:
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

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

FREE yoga for beginners!

In this session, you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system.

· Can relieve chronic ailments

· Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety, and tension

· Strengthens the spine

· Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily

Designed by Sadhguru, a self- realized yogi and foremost authority in the field of yoga. This session will be conducted by a trained Isha facilitator, and ongoing online support will also be available after the session. This program is suitable for ages 7 and up, and no prior experience with yoga is necessary. This session is brought to you by Isha Foundation, an international non-profit aimed to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

Location:
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

It's not easy watching a loved one with dementia change. Come learn helpful tips for family caregivers.

These tips will help you not only to better communicate with someone with early to middle stages of dementia but will also teach you ideal methods for creating harmony in your relationship. You will also learn tips for caring for you.

This is an one hour presentation with 1/2 hour question and answer period following.

Karen Tyrell, CDP, CPCA, is a Dementia Consultant & Educator and Founder of Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc. She is the author of, "Cracking the Dementia Code - Creative Solutions to Cope with Changed Behaviours".

Location:
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

FREE meditation classes for beginners!

In this session, you will learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12-18 minute practice, to help you to become meditative effortlessly and attain health, clarity, and joy.

Isha Kriya does not require any previous experience with meditation and can be done sitting in a chair. Designed by Sadhguru, a realized yogi and a foremost authority in the field of yoga.

Sessions will be conducted by a trained instructor. Online support will also be available after the session. Suitable for ages 12 & up.

This session is brought to you by Isha foundation, an international non-profit aimed to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

Location:
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm