Programs & Events for Teens

ATTENTION TEENS!

Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)?  The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks.  If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us in the Program Room at Capilano Library.

There are also TAG events at Parkgate and Lynn Valley libraries! 

For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.

Capilano
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Parkgate
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

The Library is a strong supporter of the Freedom to Read banned and challenged books. Help us celebrate the annual Freedom to Read week with a trivia challenge!

Visit any of the teen areas in our 3 branches to check out the trivia questions and to fill out your answer sheet. All submissions will be entered into a prize draw! Win prizes like board games, books, and comics.

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

 

All Locations
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

The Library is a strong supporter of the Freedom to Read banned and challenged books. Help us celebrate the annual Freedom to Read week with a trivia challenge!

Visit any of the teen areas in our 3 branches to check out the trivia questions and to fill out your answer sheet. All submissions will be entered into a prize draw! Win prizes like board games, books, and comics.

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

 

All Locations
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Come out to join us...we’re Talking TED Talks at the Library!

Enjoy viewing and discussing individual TED Talks at Parkgate Library with other community members. Local resident Oliver Hung will be facilitating the sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • January 8: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions, with Scott Galloway
  • January 22: How to seek truth in the era of fake news, with Christiane Amanpour
  • February 26: We should aim for perfection - and stop fearing failure, with Jon Bowers
  • March 12: What a driverless world could look like, with Wanis Kabbaj
  • March 26: There's more to life than being happy, with Emily Esfahani Smith
  • April 9: How we'll earn money in a future without jobs, with Martin Ford
  • April 23: Can we build AI without losing control over it? with Sam Harris
  • May 14: You can grow new brain cells. Here's how, with Sandrine Thuret
  • May 28: How I became an entrepreneur at 66, with Paul Tasner
  • June 11: How trees talk to each other, with Suzanne Simard
  • June 25: The surprisingly charming science of your gut, with Giulia Enders
Parkgate
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

The Library is a strong supporter of the Freedom to Read banned and challenged books. Help us celebrate the annual Freedom to Read week with a trivia challenge!

Visit any of the teen areas in our 3 branches to check out the trivia questions and to fill out your answer sheet. All submissions will be entered into a prize draw! Win prizes like board games, books, and comics.

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

 

All Locations
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

The Library is a strong supporter of the Freedom to Read banned and challenged books. Help us celebrate the annual Freedom to Read week with a trivia challenge!

Visit any of the teen areas in our 3 branches to check out the trivia questions and to fill out your answer sheet. All submissions will be entered into a prize draw! Win prizes like board games, books, and comics.

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

 

All Locations
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

“Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice.” Attend this FREE creative writing workshop!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a creative writing adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Slices of lives and experiences by topic and tone in everyday living. All levels welcome.

Drop in! Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Have you read, watched, listened to or thought about anything recently that inspires you enough to share and discuss with others? 

Local issue you’d like to chew over with other locals?

Drop by for a group discussion!

Parkgate
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
ATTENTION TEENS!
 
Do you want to have a say in how the library serves teens? Or talk about the books you like? Or do fun stuff that helps out the library (and get volunteer hours)?  The Teen Advisory Group meets to do all that— and, of course, eat delicious snacks.  If you’re in grades 8 to 12, you’re welcome to join us in the 3rd floor board room at Lynn Valley Library!
 
There are also TAG events at Parkgate and Capilano libraries! 
 
For more info, email tag@nvdpl.ca or call Rebekah at 604-990-5800, ext. 8176.
Lynn Valley
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

The Library is a strong supporter of the Freedom to Read banned and challenged books. Help us celebrate the annual Freedom to Read week with a trivia challenge!

Visit any of the teen areas in our 3 branches to check out the trivia questions and to fill out your answer sheet. All submissions will be entered into a prize draw! Win prizes like board games, books, and comics.

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

 

All Locations
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Parkgate
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

For many people, Chinese culture consists merely of kung fu, dragon dance, and Chinese food. However, the essence of China’s traditional culture – which goes back 5,000 years – is much more far-reaching and profound.

China was once known as the "Land of the Divine", and its people believed their culture was a gift from the heavens. Traditional Chinese culture is full of ethical values, virtues and spirituality. However, the Chinese Communist Party destroyed this glorious culture after it seized power in 1949.

The presentation covers:

• The essence of traditional Chinese culture and its values

• The near loss and/or destruction of that culture

• The exciting revival of the authentic culture through Shen Yun Performing Arts

Parkgate
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Parkgate
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come out to join us...we’re Talking TED Talks at the Library!

Enjoy viewing and discussing individual TED Talks at Parkgate Library with other community members. Local resident Oliver Hung will be facilitating the sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • January 8: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions, with Scott Galloway
  • January 22: How to seek truth in the era of fake news, with Christiane Amanpour
  • February 26: We should aim for perfection - and stop fearing failure, with Jon Bowers
  • March 12: What a driverless world could look like, with Wanis Kabbaj
  • March 26: There's more to life than being happy, with Emily Esfahani Smith
  • April 9: How we'll earn money in a future without jobs, with Martin Ford
  • April 23: Can we build AI without losing control over it? with Sam Harris
  • May 14: You can grow new brain cells. Here's how, with Sandrine Thuret
  • May 28: How I became an entrepreneur at 66, with Paul Tasner
  • June 11: How trees talk to each other, with Suzanne Simard
  • June 25: The surprisingly charming science of your gut, with Giulia Enders
Parkgate
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Have you read, watched, listened to or thought about anything recently that inspires you enough to share and discuss with others? 

Local issue you’d like to chew over with other locals?

Drop by for a group discussion!

Parkgate
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

You are invited to join us for an exciting evening of Open Mic Poetry Reading!

Learn how to write a Haiku, engage with an audience and get friendly feedback on your work. Raffle and refreshments will be provided! Open to both established and emerging writers. ALL AGE GROUPS WELCOME. Hosted by: Una Bruhns & Deborah L Kelly. Drop-ins welcome.

Drop in! No registration required. 

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Parkgate
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Parkgate
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come out to join us...we’re Talking TED Talks at the Library!

Enjoy viewing and discussing individual TED Talks at Parkgate Library with other community members. Local resident Oliver Hung will be facilitating the sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • January 8: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions, with Scott Galloway
  • January 22: How to seek truth in the era of fake news, with Christiane Amanpour
  • February 26: We should aim for perfection - and stop fearing failure, with Jon Bowers
  • March 12: What a driverless world could look like, with Wanis Kabbaj
  • March 26: There's more to life than being happy, with Emily Esfahani Smith
  • April 9: How we'll earn money in a future without jobs, with Martin Ford
  • April 23: Can we build AI without losing control over it? with Sam Harris
  • May 14: You can grow new brain cells. Here's how, with Sandrine Thuret
  • May 28: How I became an entrepreneur at 66, with Paul Tasner
  • June 11: How trees talk to each other, with Suzanne Simard
  • June 25: The surprisingly charming science of your gut, with Giulia Enders
Parkgate
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

“Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice.” Attend this FREE creative writing workshop!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a creative writing adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Slices of lives and experiences by topic and tone in everyday living. All levels welcome.

Drop in! Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Have you read, watched, listened to or thought about anything recently that inspires you enough to share and discuss with others? 

Local issue you’d like to chew over with other locals?

Drop by for a group discussion!

Parkgate
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

We are showing lectures from the University of British Columbia’s MOOC: The Science of Religion

What is religion? Are we wired to believe? Does science have the answers? Join us on a journey to the origins of religion and spirituality.

The course is based on the idea that religion is a naturalistic phenomenon — meaning it can be studied and better understood using the tools of science. Religious belief and practice emerge naturally from the structure of human psychology, and have an important impact on the structure of societies, the way groups relate to each other, and the ability of human beings to cooperate effectively.

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are free courses offered by universities and other post-secondary institutions, and open to anyone. All you need is access to the Internet and time to complete them! No previous MOOC experience required.

Registration opens March 1st, and you can register by clicking "Register" above, or at 604-929-3727 ext.8166.

Parkgate
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Come practice your English language skills in a fun group of other new speakers.

Meet new people, learn English, and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’ís of North Vancouver.

Parkgate
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

Come out to join us...we’re Talking TED Talks at the Library!

Enjoy viewing and discussing individual TED Talks at Parkgate Library with other community members. Local resident Oliver Hung will be facilitating the sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • January 8: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions, with Scott Galloway
  • January 22: How to seek truth in the era of fake news, with Christiane Amanpour
  • February 26: We should aim for perfection - and stop fearing failure, with Jon Bowers
  • March 12: What a driverless world could look like, with Wanis Kabbaj
  • March 26: There's more to life than being happy, with Emily Esfahani Smith
  • April 9: How we'll earn money in a future without jobs, with Martin Ford
  • April 23: Can we build AI without losing control over it? with Sam Harris
  • May 14: You can grow new brain cells. Here's how, with Sandrine Thuret
  • May 28: How I became an entrepreneur at 66, with Paul Tasner
  • June 11: How trees talk to each other, with Suzanne Simard
  • June 25: The surprisingly charming science of your gut, with Giulia Enders
Parkgate
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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