Life Skills

Develop life skills.

Do you want to learn a new business, technology or creative skill online?
 
Your NVDPL card grants you access to online learning courses in areas like business, computer software, programming, audio and music production, photography, design, marketing, and 3D animation – just to name a few. Simply log in and learn at your own pace! Open to all residents living in the District of North Vancouver with an NVDPL card in good standing.
 
Pop into one of our Let’s Learn with Lynda.com sessions to learn more about how you can get started with Lynda.com. In this session, we’ll be covering:
  • How to log into Lynda
  • An overview of the courses available
  • How to learn using Lynda.com tutorials and supplementary tools
  • How to track your progress and earn Lynda.com certifications


Register online by clicking "REGISTER" above or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

Location:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for a FREE resume writing consultation!

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.   

Call  604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to register for one 30 minute session. 

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

Location:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us and RCMP Corporal Peri Mainwaring for a series on how to improve different aspects of your personal security.

  • Session 1 on April 21st, 2:30-3:30pm will be on Fraud Prevention
  • Session 2 on May 19th, 2:30-3:30pm will be on Personal Safety
  • Session 3 on June 16th, 2:30-3:30pm will be on Home Security

No registration required.

For more information, contact us at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175

Location:
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us for another session learning Isha Kriya!

Isha Kriya is a gentle, guided mediation which is practiced while seated in a chair. This makes Isha Kriya an approachable practice for every body type. Following along with this guided meditation makes it easy for you to calm the mind and to settle the body so that you can experience benefits from your practice.

The session is facilitated by a trained Isha Kriya instructor. No previous experience is necessary. All those who claim that they “can’t meditate!” are especially welcome! 

Location:
Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

We all have experienced worry and physical or emotional pain at some point in our lives. Back pain, muscle pain, fatigue, anxiety.  Everybody is familiar with what pain or worry might feel like at times...  What to do though if it seems that  emotional and physical resources are dwindling .... where to look for those resources?

This work shop is a learning opportunity and an exploration into the up-to-date methods to cope with both emotional and muscular tension.

The speaker brings her unique expertise and knowledge to the community. You will learn about most recent research and have a glimpse into the effective ways to deal with even most severe symptoms of both pain and anxiety. She will share how we can deal with tension using so called "direct" and indirect approaches.

About the speaker:

Alena Minova is a CanStat certified Alexander Technique teacher. Alexander Technique is taught these days at major performance arts schools worldwide, like Royal Academy in London. It is an effective scientific method to work with excessive tension, pain. It is widely known among professional dancers, musicians and actors to cope and reverse repetative strain injuries and performance anxiety. Today, everybody can benefit from applying Alexander skills in everyday life. There are currently 13 CanStat certified practitioners of Alexander Technique in Vancouver. 

Location:
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us as we celebrate Canada History Week (July 1-7) and 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: 
Location:
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

The summer season is fast-approaching— take this opportunity to learn about wildfire!

The frequency and intensity of wildfires in BC forests is expected to increase due to conditions created by climate change. We are particularly vulnerable here on the North Shore, where we are surrounded by

forests.

Come out to the Library to hear a panel of experts discuss:

  • Wildfire and forest ecology
  • Infrastructure protection
  • Wildfire management
  • Protecting homes in the forest interface

Following the presentations, panelists will be available to answer your questions. Hear from Lori Daniels Associate Professor in Forest Dynamics at UBC; Carol Loski, Manager, Prevention, BC Wildfire Service; Bruce Blackwell, Wildfire Ecologist of Blackwell and Associates; and Fiona Dercole, Section Manager Public Safety, Engineering, Parks and Facilities Division, District of North Vancouver.

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

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for another session learning Isha Kriya!

Isha Kriya is a gentle, guided mediation which is practiced while seated in a chair. This makes Isha Kriya an approachable practice for every body type. Following along with this guided meditation makes it easy for you to calm the mind and to settle the body so that you can experience benefits from your practice.

The session is facilitated by a trained Isha Kriya instructor. No previous experience is necessary. All those who claim that they “can’t meditate!” are especially welcome! 

Location:
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 3:00pm 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.

Location:
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm