Reading & Literary

Explore book clubs, author readings & more.

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service  program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Recommended for children ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

Location:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join award-winning historical novelist Carol M. Cram for a presentation of her third novel The Muse of Fire about an actress in early 19th Century London.

The event includes a lively discussion of historical women in painting, music, and theatre through the lens of Carol’s three novels about women in the arts. Carol is the author of A Woman of Note & Towers of Tuscany.

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

Location:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service  program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Recommended for children ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

Location:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Hey, kids in grades 4-7! This Book Club’s for YOU! We’re meeting every other week at Parkgate Library to discuss nominated titles for the Red Cedar Book Awards!

Join the Red Cedar Book Club and choose who wins British Columbia’s Red Cedar Book Award! The Club meets twice a month to discuss the nominated titles, conduct experiments, write reviews and more, and then votes for their favourite books in the spring. Find more information about at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Register today at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service  program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Recommended for children ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

Location:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Enjoy a cup of tea and a great read! 

March Pick: Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

Parkgate Library
Thursday, March 8 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
No registration required. Drop in!

 

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. This month we’re reading Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout. 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 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.

 

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Thank you for your interest in Paws 4 Stories. Please note that this program is now full. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 or visit the Lynn Valley Children’s Desk for more information or to be placed on a waiting list.

 

 

Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service  program that is designed to assist in helping to improve reading skills of children. In this program, children have the opportunity to read to a friendly, certified therapy dog. Reading to a therapy dog can be motivating and especially beneficial for children who are hesitant or anxious about reading.

Recommended for children ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

Location:
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Hey, kids in grades 4-7! This Book Club’s for YOU! We’re meeting every other week at Parkgate Library to discuss nominated titles for the Red Cedar Book Awards!

Join the Red Cedar Book Club and choose who wins British Columbia’s Red Cedar Book Award! The Club meets twice a month to discuss the nominated titles, conduct experiments, write reviews and more, and then votes for their favourite books in the spring. Find more information about at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Register today at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm

If you love Dog Man, Captain Underpants and Narwhal and Jelly come to Parkgate library for a celebration of comic books and graphic novels! We’ll introduce you to some simple drawing techniques and you can create a comic of your own. Ages 6 and up.

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:15am

Hey, kids in grades 4-7! This Book Club’s for YOU! We’re meeting every other week at Parkgate Library to discuss nominated titles for the Red Cedar Book Awards!

Join the Red Cedar Book Club and choose who wins British Columbia’s Red Cedar Book Award! The Club meets twice a month to discuss the nominated titles, conduct experiments, write reviews and more, and then votes for their favourite books in the spring. Find more information about at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Register today at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!
 
Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Enjoy a cup of tea and a great read! 

March Pick: Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

Parkgate Library
Thursday, March 8 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
No registration required. Drop in!

 

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. This month we’re reading Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout. 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 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.

 

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!
 
Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Hey, kids in grades 4-7! This Book Club’s for YOU! We’re meeting every other week at Parkgate Library to discuss nominated titles for the Red Cedar Book Awards!

Join the Red Cedar Book Club and choose who wins British Columbia’s Red Cedar Book Award! The Club meets twice a month to discuss the nominated titles, conduct experiments, write reviews and more, and then votes for their favourite books in the spring. Find more information about at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Register today at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:45pm to 4:30pm
Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!
 
Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Join us for an evening with Brad Hill, creator of the Foodie Books, including The North Shore Foodie, The East Van Foodie, and The Gastown Foodie. The books feature photographs, recipes and stories from favourite local restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries, breweries, butchers and chocolatiers.
Books will be available for sale at the talk. 
 
 

For more information about the books, visit www.foodiebook.ca 

 

Click register above or call 604-929-3727 ext. 8166 to secure your place. 
Location:
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!
 
Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Enjoy a cup of tea and a great read! 

March Pick: Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

Parkgate Library
Thursday, March 8 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
No registration required. Drop in!

 

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. This month we’re reading Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout. 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 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.

 

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!
 
Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Does your child need some extra encouragement with their reading? Book Buddies can help!
 
Book Buddies is a Library program that helps children aged 6-11 who need support and encouragement in maintaining and improving their reading skills. Children are matched with a teen volunteer, and for half an hour each week the Book Buddies read aloud to each other, choose books to take home, and do literacy-based activities, such as word games. This program is a reading mentoring program, it does no teach reading.
 
Please call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166 to register. 
Location:
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Enjoy a cup of tea and a great read! 

March Pick: Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout

Parkgate Library
Thursday, March 8 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
No registration required. Drop in!

 

All are welcome to the Afternoon Tea Book Club. This month we’re reading Olive Kitteridge, by Elizabeth Strout. 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 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.

 

No registration required. Drop in! 

Location:
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm