Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

Calling all teens! Read and rate books this winter to enter to win awesome prizes from your library.

Between December 1 and January 15, every book you read and rate for the library earns you a prize ballot. You could win great prizes, like books, comics, graphic novels, and more!  15 winners will be chosen after January 15.

No need to register, just stop by your library to pick up a review form/prize ballot for each book read. With your permission, book reviews may also be published to help other teens find their next great read!

For more info, the Teen Engagement Librarian Rebekah: 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Location:
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

‘Tis the season for celebrations! Come and enjoy some festive holiday cheer and sip a cup of sweet cider as the Argyle High School Choir sings some songs to get you in the festive spirit!

We’ll be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Lynn Valley Library. Join us for a photo trip down memory lane and delicious treats to commemorate 10 wonderful years serving our community in the Lynn Valley Village plaza.

 

Location:
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The new Lynn Valley Library officially opened on December 8, 2007. Join us to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Lynn Valley Library! Drop by for delicious treats to commemorate 10 wonderful years serving our community in the Lynn Valley Village plaza. 

No registration required. 

Location:
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Enjoy a dose of holiday cheer, treats, and a warm ‘cuppa!  We’ll also enjoy hearing holiday tunes from the Canyon Heights Strings program to celebrate the season!

Location:
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us to celebrate the winter season with live music, warm drinks, crafts for the kids, and of course, good cheer!  

Location:
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

CBC Radio 1 will be broadcasting the final Vinyl Cafe Christmas Concert, recorded in Thunder Bay, Ontario on November 22nd, 2015. Join us at the library for an airing of this event, and enjoy with your community the wonderful storytelling of Stuart McLean. The special features holiday music by The Once, pianist and musical director John Sheard and the Vinyl Cafe Orchestra. It also includes “The Christmas Card”, a new Dave and Morley Christmas story.

For more information about The Vinyl Cafe and Stuart McLean, please visit the website here.

Location:
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Calling all teens! Read and rate books this winter to enter to win awesome prizes from your library.

Between December 1 and January 15, every book you read and rate for the library earns you a prize ballot. You could win great prizes, like books, comics, graphic novels, and more!  15 winners will be chosen after January 15.

No need to register, just stop by your library to pick up a review form/prize ballot for each book read. With your permission, book reviews may also be published to help other teens find their next great read!

For more info, the Teen Engagement Librarian Rebekah: 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Location:
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:00pm

Calling all teens! Read and rate books this winter to enter to win awesome prizes from your library.

Between December 1 and January 15, every book you read and rate for the library earns you a prize ballot. You could win great prizes, like books, comics, graphic novels, and more!  15 winners will be chosen after January 15.

No need to register, just stop by your library to pick up a review form/prize ballot for each book read. With your permission, book reviews may also be published to help other teens find their next great read!

For more info, the Teen Engagement Librarian Rebekah: 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Location:
Friday, December 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Calling all teens! Read and rate books this winter to enter to win awesome prizes from your library.

Between December 1 and January 15, every book you read and rate for the library earns you a prize ballot. You could win great prizes, like books, comics, graphic novels, and more!  15 winners will be chosen after January 15.

No need to register, just stop by your library to pick up a review form/prize ballot for each book read. With your permission, book reviews may also be published to help other teens find their next great read!

For more info, the Teen Engagement Librarian Rebekah: 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Location:
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

Discover how to start to move again with confidence and less contraction at the Library! Learn how to start your journey to recovery and wellbeing, and seek relief from conditions like fibromyalgia, sports injury, chronic pain or emotional pain and discomfort.

Fibromyalgia, as well as common back pain, is one name for  muscle spasm, contraction and muscular shortening, which happens in response to stimuli of everyday life and stress. In order to break the cycle of pain, one must try to relearn movements and rest rather than continue to exert the same effort. As a result, many people are afraid of exercise, fearful they will cause further injury or pain that could start a cycle that worsens the condition: "pain - fear  - lack of movement - muscular-skeletal degeneration". The Alexander Technique can help restore proper muscular tone, reaction, and kinesthetic sense which is responsible for our movement and relaxation and, overall health. Come learn about the F. M. Alexander Technique.

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

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

 

Location:
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Calling all teens! Read and rate books this winter to enter to win awesome prizes from your library.

Between December 1 and January 15, every book you read and rate for the library earns you a prize ballot. You could win great prizes, like books, comics, graphic novels, and more!  15 winners will be chosen after January 15.

No need to register, just stop by your library to pick up a review form/prize ballot for each book read. With your permission, book reviews may also be published to help other teens find their next great read!

For more info, the Teen Engagement Librarian Rebekah: 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Location:
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:00pm

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

Movement plays a crucial role in preventing and easing musculoskeletal pain associated with poor posture, prolonged sitting and computer work. Come learn a quick and easy exercise program that can be done in the office with Janelle Eisler Carr. The program will combine Gentle Somatic Yoga, Pilates and strengthening exercises. There will be an interactive component for those who would like to participate. 

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

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

Location:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

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, as well as enjoy a question period where you can ask questions directly to the facilitator.

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".

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

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

Location:
Monday, January 22, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a Health + Wellness month program! 

Concussions are classified as a traumatic brain injury which can occur through a variety of mechanisms and therefore can happen to anyone. Join Janelle Eisler Carr for a presentation on concussions. This session will provide an overview of the current scientific evidence regarding concussion physiology, signs and symptoms, prevention and rehabilitation management.

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

Part of Health + Wellness Month with North Vancouver Recreation and Culture

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

Join local musician and composer Michael Conway Baker for a discussion of the life of a classical musician, centered around the book Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, by Blair Tindall. This memoir delves into the lives of the musicians and conductors who inhabit the insular world of classical music. An incisive, no-holds-barred account, Mozart in the Jungle is a true, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on backstage and in the Broadway pit.  

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

 

About Michael Conway Baker

Michael Conway Baker is a leading composer in many fields of musical endeavour. In 2013, his 163 opus output included full length ballets, two  symphonies, concertos for a wide variety of instruments, choral, concert band and more. Baker's many awards include a Juno, three Canadian Academy Awards (Genies) for film scores, an ACTRA for best music for a television series, as well as being nominated 7 times for various film and TV awards including Best Song in a Feature. In 2003 he received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. 

Location:
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Join local musician and composer Michael Conway Baker for a discussion of the life of a classical musician, centered around the book Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, by Blair Tindall. This memoir delves into the lives of the musicians and conductors who inhabit the insular world of classical music. An incisive, no-holds-barred account, Mozart in the Jungle is a true, behind-the-scenes look at what goes on backstage and in the Broadway pit.  

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

 

About Michael Conway Baker

Michael Conway Baker is a leading composer in many fields of musical endeavour. In 2013, his 163 opus output included full length ballets, two  symphonies, concertos for a wide variety of instruments, choral, concert band and more. Baker's many awards include a Juno, three Canadian Academy Awards (Genies) for film scores, an ACTRA for best music for a television series, as well as being nominated 7 times for various film and TV awards including Best Song in a Feature. In 2003 he received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal. 

Location:
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm