Special Events & Concerts

Special events and concerts at the Library.

CALLING ALL TEEN WRITERS!

Enter the Pages Upon Pages Teen Writing Competition! Submit a tale of your choosing to the Library and you could win a book prize and have your piece of writing added to the Library’s collection.

Want to polish your writing skills before you submit? Attend the free Teen Writing Workshop on July 4th at the Lynn Valley branch (register online at www.nvdpl.ca/event/teen-writing-workshop)

Contest Details

  • Genre: Whatever you are inspired to write! Short stories, book chapters, fanfiction, poetry, graphic novels, creative nonfiction, etc.
  • Content: Incorporate the Teen Summer Reading Club theme:  PARALLEL WORLDS
  • Length: Up to 20 pages (typed & double spaced) maximum.
  • Judging: Entries will be judged on creativity, how well you incorporate the theme of Parallel Worlds, and editing (grammar, spelling, etc.). 3 winners will be selected.
  • Submissions: Only 1 entry per applicant will be considered
  • Deadline: September 3, 2018 

How to Submit
Email Teen Engagement Librarian Rebekah with the subject "Teen Writing": adamsr@nvdpl.ca

Location:
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:00am
Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!
 
Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service 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 . Ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.
 
Space is limited. Priority will be granted to those who have not participated before. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 to register. 
Location:
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Come one, come all!

Celebrate pride, inclusion, and diversity with your community. Stop by any NVDPL location for some treats, and to be part of building a community “What Makes You Proud?” display.

We’re also celebrating pride, inclusion and diversity with a special quiz. Think you know your LGBTQ books from Sappho and Oscar Wilde to Audre Lorde and Janet Mock? Pick up one of our LGBTQ book trivia quizzes and complete it for a chance to win a prize! Quizzes will be available at your local library starting July 27th! 

No registration required. Drop in!

Location:
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Free yoga in North Vancouver?!

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and former North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers. 

Free. No registration required. For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Come and read to Starr, the friendly Great Dane!
 
Paws 4 Stories is a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service 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 . Ages 6 -12. Sessions are 20 minutes in length -  children can sign up for a maximum of three sessions each.
 
Space is limited. Priority will be granted to those who have not participated before. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 to register. 
Location:
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join us for a refreshing summer series: Brews & Books! Arrive at Beere Brewing early to sample some of the many delicious beers available, like the "Go Easy", a dry hopped pale ale, or the "Weisse Grip," a 'Berliner' style Wiesse with rhubarb. Then enjoy a nice pint and a great conversation with local authors. 


Ron Norman: Slouching Towards Innocence
Monday, August 13 | 312 Esplanade Street

Ron Norman was an award-winner newspaper reporter, columnist and editor before working for twelve years in the British Columbia government. When he left government, he was Deputy Minister and Head of Communications - one of the highest positions attainable in the public service. He lives in Brentwood Bay, BC, and Slouching Towards Innocence is his first novel. 


David Crerar and Bill Maurer: The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver's North Shore: A Peakbagger’s Guide
Tuesday, September 4 | 312 Esplanade Street

David Crerar and Bill Maurer present their new book, The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore, a guidebook for outdoor enthusiasts interested in exploring the peaks and trails of Vancouver’s internationally renowned coastal-mountain landscape. The beautiful mountains of the North Shore define Vancouver, but few Vancouverites know of the natural beauty and adventure that lies within them, or even their names and history. This guide offers something for everyone, from casual hikers to hard-core climbers, from gentle ramblers to ultra-fit trail runners, to parents introducing their children to the splendours of nature, and to those merely curious about what is out there, so close and yet so far.


Drop in! No registration required. 

Location:
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Movement Storytime: Shake, Rattle & Roll!

Join us for a family storytime full of movement and fun! We will bring out the scarves and shakers for an interactive and engaging experience for the whole family.

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

Location:
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Meet us at the Fair!

Show your library card at the admission gate on Wednesday August 22 to receive entry to the Fair at the PNE for just $6!

Once in, visit the Library Zone near Toon City and the Popnology Exhibit for fun, free activities.

For more details, visit: www.pne.ca/thefair/ways-to-save

Location:
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 8:30am

Free yoga in North Vancouver?!

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and former North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers. 

Free. No registration required. For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join us for a refreshing summer series: Brews & Books! Arrive at Beere Brewing early to sample some of the many delicious beers available, like the "Go Easy", a dry hopped pale ale, or the "Weisse Grip," a 'Berliner' style Wiesse with rhubarb. Then enjoy a nice pint and a great conversation with local authors. 


Ron Norman: Slouching Towards Innocence
Monday, August 13 | 312 Esplanade Street

Ron Norman was an award-winner newspaper reporter, columnist and editor before working for twelve years in the British Columbia government. When he left government, he was Deputy Minister and Head of Communications - one of the highest positions attainable in the public service. He lives in Brentwood Bay, BC, and Slouching Towards Innocence is his first novel. 


David Crerar and Bill Maurer: The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver's North Shore: A Peakbagger’s Guide
Tuesday, September 4 | 312 Esplanade Street

David Crerar and Bill Maurer present their new book, The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore, a guidebook for outdoor enthusiasts interested in exploring the peaks and trails of Vancouver’s internationally renowned coastal-mountain landscape. The beautiful mountains of the North Shore define Vancouver, but few Vancouverites know of the natural beauty and adventure that lies within them, or even their names and history. This guide offers something for everyone, from casual hikers to hard-core climbers, from gentle ramblers to ultra-fit trail runners, to parents introducing their children to the splendours of nature, and to those merely curious about what is out there, so close and yet so far.


Drop in! No registration required. 

Location:
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Free yoga in North Vancouver?!

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and former North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers. 

Free. No registration required. For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us for another Friends of the Library BIG BOOK SALE. 
 
We have an amazing selection of books, CDs, DVDs & more on sale for great prices! Most items are on salle for $2.00 or under, and all Children’s Books are just $0.50!
 
Times
Friday, October 12 | 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday, October 13 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday, October 14 | 12:30pm - 4:00pm              On Sunday, everything is 1/2 price from 12:30pm-4:00pm. 
 
Bring your own bag or purchase one for $3. Cash only. Small bills preferred. 
 
All proceeds from the sale go toward enhancing the Library through projects funded by the Friends. 
Location:
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

Free yoga in North Vancouver?!

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and former North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers. 

Free. No registration required. For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Free yoga in North Vancouver?!

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and former North Shore Writers Association executive member will lead you through a series of Pranayama (breathing) and asanas (yoga postures) to open channels that allows creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and enjoy writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core.

Andrea P.L. Winterbottom digs in the sandbox of her childhood for truth, meaning and marbles. She coordinates a meals program for seniors and teaches Brain Fitness and Hatha yoga in the community. Andrea was shortlisted as a non-fiction finalist for the B.C. Federation of Writers. 

Free. No registration required. For more information, call 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.

Location:
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm