Reading & Literary

Explore book clubs, author readings & more.

Register for Summer Reading Club! 

Drop by your local district library to register for this year's Summer Reading Club! 

Kids can visit our Motion Commotion page!

Teens can look forward to reading about Parallel Worlds!

Adults can challenge themselves, and discover something new!

There are prizes for all! Chat with your local branch for more information.

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:00am

Did you know you can access exclusive e-magazines, e-audiobooks, and ebooks from RBdigital with your NVDPL card? Join us to learn how you can “read it your way” with the RBdigital app.

Learn how to set up your RBdigital account and how to find, checkout and download digital content to your tablet or mobile device. Bring your own device if you’d like to follow along!

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

Location:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
 
Thank you for your interest in attending this repeat presentation with author Stephen Hui. As of June 15, this program is now full and registration is closed. 
 
 
Join us for an evening with Stephen Hui, author of the all-new guidebook 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia, a comprehensive, authoritative guide for trekking in all seasons. 
 
Books will be available for sale at the talk.
 
This talk is presented with thanks to Greystone Books and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Location:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Extended due to popular demand!

Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound! 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 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length - children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

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

Location:
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Register for Summer Reading Club! 

Drop by your local district library to register for this year's Summer Reading Club! 

Kids can visit our Motion Commotion page!

Teens can look forward to reading about Parallel Worlds!

Adults can challenge themselves, and discover something new!

There are prizes for all! Chat with your local branch for more information.

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:00am

Summer StoryTales

Join us at Capilano Library for a half hour of songs, stories, rhymes and play to help develop early literacy in young children. For children aged 3-5 years. 

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Working on your entry for the NVDPL teen writing contest? Curious about writing? Unsure of how to get started?

Join us for a special one-hour workshop with the North Shore Writers’ Association designed to help you get started with your creative writing.

Click here to register. 

Location:
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Summer BabyTales

Join us at Capilano Library for a half hour of songs, stories, rhymes and play to help develop early literacy in young children. For children aged 0-2 years.

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Extended due to popular demand!

Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound! 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 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length - children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

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

Location:
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Register for Summer Reading Club! 

Drop by your local district library to register for this year's Summer Reading Club! 

Kids can visit our Motion Commotion page!

Teens can look forward to reading about Parallel Worlds!

Adults can challenge themselves, and discover something new!

There are prizes for all! Chat with your local branch for more information.

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 9:00am
Come and share your favourite summer stories with Jo, the friendly black Labrador. 
 
Paw 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 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each. 
 
Space is limited. Priority will be given to those who have not participated before.
 
Registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 or visit the Capilano Information Desk. 
Location:
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Summer StoryTales

Join us at Capilano Library for a half hour of songs, stories, rhymes and play to help develop early literacy in young children. For children aged 3-5 years. 

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

BabyTales

Storytimes support & develop early literacy through singing, talking, reading, and playing. Join us! For babies under 24 months old.

Drop-in, no registration required!

Location:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Preschool Storytime Fun

Children aged 2-5 years are invited to join us for a morning of stories and rhymes!  

Drop-in, no registration required! For more information call 604-984-0286 ext. 8141.

Location:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Coffee Crawl

Going on vacation this summer? Take the Library with you! Join us for a coffee in Edgemont Village as we ‘coffee crawl’ around and talk about all of the amazing digital resources available to NVDPL cardholders.  

Ask us about our apps and websites and learn how to take the Library with you wherever you go! Come with your devices and get some one-on-one support. 

Wednesday, July 11 & Tuesday, August 21
2:00pm—3:00pm
Location: Delany’s Coffee House Edgemont 3099 Edgemont Blvd   

Tuesday, July 17 & Wednesday, August 8
2:00pm—3:00pm
Location: Starbucks Edgemont 3127 Edgemont Boulevard

No registration required

Location:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

BabyTales

Stories, rhymes and songs for babies! Recommended for babies under 24 months.  

Drop-in, no registration required! For more information call 604-984-0286 ext. 8141.

Location:
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Summer BabyTales

Join us at Capilano Library for a half hour of songs, stories, rhymes and play to help develop early literacy in young children. For children aged 0-2 years.

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Preschool Storytime Fun 

Children aged 2-5 years are invited to join us for a morning of stories and rhymes! 

Drop-in, no registration required!

Location:
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

28 Years of BC Summer Reading Club - Opening Reception

BC Summer Reading Club posters date all the way back to 1990. Summer reading programs were springing up across the province before the BC Summer Reading Club became what it is today. Each of these programs shared a vision to engage children with libraries and reading throughout the summer. The Greater Vancouver Library Federation made a pitch for a province-wide club in an effort to pool resources and the rest is history! Over 155,000 children and families participate every year in the BC Summer Reading Club, sponsored by the Province of BC, the RBC Foundation, the BC Library Association, and public libraries across British Columbia.

Every year, a BC artist is selected to bring the annual theme to life—and all of the historical posters can be viewed at the Library this summer. The journey begins with 1990’s “The Biggest, Greatest, Most Amazing Reading Club” by Nicola Morgan and every year thereafter has an inspiring new theme, from “Flights of Fantasy” by Anne DeGrace to “Booked for the Summer” by Rose Cowles. 

Drop in, say hi, and celebrate the colourful, engaging, and fun world of BC Summer Reading Club art this summer!

No registration required

Location:
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Extended due to popular demand!

Come and read to Virgil, the friendly Basset Hound! 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 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length - children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.

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

Location:
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Family Storytimes

Stories, rhymes and songs for the whole family! Children of all ages & families are invited to enjoy a Saturday morning of stories.

Drop-in, no registration required! 

Location:
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Register for Summer Reading Club! 

Drop by your local district library to register for this year's Summer Reading Club! 

Kids can visit our Motion Commotion page!

Teens can look forward to reading about Parallel Worlds!

Adults can challenge themselves, and discover something new!

There are prizes for all! Chat with your local branch for more information.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:00am
Come and share your favourite summer stories with Jo, the friendly black Labrador. 
 
Paw 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 7 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each. 
 
Space is limited. Priority will be given to those who have not participated before.
 
Registration required. Call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 or visit the Capilano Information Desk. 
Location:
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Summer StoryTales

Join us at Capilano Library for a half hour of songs, stories, rhymes and play to help develop early literacy in young children. For children aged 3-5 years. 

All storytimes are drop-in! No registration required. For more info, call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Family Dance Party

Come shake your sillies out and wiggle your waggles away at our family dance party. Half an hour of music, dancing and fun!

Drop-in, no registration required! For more information call 604-984-0286 ext. 8141.

Location:
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm

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