Programs & Events for Teens

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, June 25, 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, June 27, 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, June 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

All Locations
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 9:00am

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, July 4, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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. 

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

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, July 11, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

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, July 11, 2018 - 2:00pm 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, July 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you a youth aged 11-13 who is interesting in movie making? Sign up for a FREE summer program at the Library where you’ll learn to produce high quality videos!


You will learn how to use your creativity to define the content, the style, and the tone of your videos, and how to hone your ideas into a clear message and story, nurture it into a script, translate it into storyboards. Finally, you’ll bring it all to life in images and sounds and edit into a cohesive and compelling story!

Space is limited to 20 participants. Lunch is not included. Participation release must be signed prior to start.

To apply: 

  1. Read the Info Sheet for more information. 
  2. Fill in, sign and return the Permission Form. Return the form in person to your local branch or send via email to Maryann. 


Questions about the camp? Email Maryann, Manager of Innovation and Learning. 

Sponsored by the Library and the District of North Vancouver, in collaboration with The Cinematheque.

Lynn Valley
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Are you a youth aged 11-13 who is interesting in movie making? Sign up for a FREE summer program at the Library where you’ll learn to produce high quality videos!


You will learn how to use your creativity to define the content, the style, and the tone of your videos, and how to hone your ideas into a clear message and story, nurture it into a script, translate it into storyboards. Finally, you’ll bring it all to life in images and sounds and edit into a cohesive and compelling story!

Space is limited to 20 participants. Lunch is not included. Participation release must be signed prior to start.

To apply: 

  1. Read the Info Sheet for more information. 
  2. Fill in, sign and return the Permission Form. Return the form in person to your local branch or send via email to Maryann. 


Questions about the camp? Email Maryann, Manager of Innovation and Learning. 

Sponsored by the Library and the District of North Vancouver, in collaboration with The Cinematheque.

Lynn Valley
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Are you a youth aged 11-13 who is interesting in movie making? Sign up for a FREE summer program at the Library where you’ll learn to produce high quality videos!


You will learn how to use your creativity to define the content, the style, and the tone of your videos, and how to hone your ideas into a clear message and story, nurture it into a script, translate it into storyboards. Finally, you’ll bring it all to life in images and sounds and edit into a cohesive and compelling story!

Space is limited to 20 participants. Lunch is not included. Participation release must be signed prior to start.

To apply: 

  1. Read the Info Sheet for more information. 
  2. Fill in, sign and return the Permission Form. Return the form in person to your local branch or send via email to Maryann. 


Questions about the camp? Email Maryann, Manager of Innovation and Learning. 

Sponsored by the Library and the District of North Vancouver, in collaboration with The Cinematheque.

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 9:30am 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, July 25, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Are you a youth aged 11-13 who is interesting in movie making? Sign up for a FREE summer program at the Library where you’ll learn to produce high quality videos!


You will learn how to use your creativity to define the content, the style, and the tone of your videos, and how to hone your ideas into a clear message and story, nurture it into a script, translate it into storyboards. Finally, you’ll bring it all to life in images and sounds and edit into a cohesive and compelling story!

Space is limited to 20 participants. Lunch is not included. Participation release must be signed prior to start.

To apply: 

  1. Read the Info Sheet for more information. 
  2. Fill in, sign and return the Permission Form. Return the form in person to your local branch or send via email to Maryann. 


Questions about the camp? Email Maryann, Manager of Innovation and Learning. 

Sponsored by the Library and the District of North Vancouver, in collaboration with The Cinematheque.

Lynn Valley
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Are you a youth aged 11-13 who is interesting in movie making? Sign up for a FREE summer program at the Library where you’ll learn to produce high quality videos!


You will learn how to use your creativity to define the content, the style, and the tone of your videos, and how to hone your ideas into a clear message and story, nurture it into a script, translate it into storyboards. Finally, you’ll bring it all to life in images and sounds and edit into a cohesive and compelling story!

Space is limited to 20 participants. Lunch is not included. Participation release must be signed prior to start.

To apply: 

  1. Read the Info Sheet for more information. 
  2. Fill in, sign and return the Permission Form. Return the form in person to your local branch or send via email to Maryann. 


Questions about the camp? Email Maryann, Manager of Innovation and Learning. 

Sponsored by the Library and the District of North Vancouver, in collaboration with The Cinematheque.

Lynn Valley
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

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

All Locations
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:00am

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, August 1, 2018 - 2:00pm 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, August 8, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

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, August 8, 2018 - 2:00pm 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, August 15, 2018 - 2:00pm 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, August 22, 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, August 29, 2018 - 2:00pm 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, September 5, 2018 - 2:00pm 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, September 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:15pm

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, September 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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