Programs & Events for Teens

What is a Mind?

Join us for a brand new MOOC course: What is a Mind?

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

Massive 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.

Parkgate
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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 first several sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • September 11: The Life-long Learner, with Bernie Dunlap
  • September 25: Pointing to the Future of UI, with John Underkoffler
  • October 23: Why We Should Trust Scientists, with Naomi Oreskes
  • November 13: Every Kid Needs a Champion, with Rita Pierson
  • November 27: How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Towards Them, with Verna Myers
  • December 11: My Immigration Story, with Tan Le
Parkgate
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Volunteers of the local Baha'i Community have come together to offer a free program where people from the wider North Vancouver community, of all faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs, can reflect on and celebrate our diversity and be reminded of the common threads that tie all humanity together. 

  • July 25 - No Man is an Island
  • August 22 - A Time for Renewal
  • September 26 - Inner Landscape
  • October 24 - Restoring the Balance
  • November 28 - Two Wings
  • December 19 - Visions of Oneness

Join us in the seminar room of the Parkgate Library.

Parkgate
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

“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, September 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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, September 27, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join Meditation Teacher, Sayar Myat, for introductory classes on Satipatthana-Vipassana Meditation, also known as Insight Meditation through Mindfulness.

Regular attendance is requested. Please bring a mat and a cushion to sit on the floor.

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

*No sessions October 9 or November 13.

Parkgate
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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 2nd floor seminar board room at Parkgate Library!

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

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

Parkgate
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

What is a Mind?

Join us for a brand new MOOC course: What is a Mind?

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

Massive 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.

Parkgate
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

What is a Mind?

Join us for a brand new MOOC course: What is a Mind?

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

Massive 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.

Parkgate
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Lynn Valley
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

with Dr. John J. Clague, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University. 

Geoscientists working on west coast of North America have demonstrated that giant (magnitude-9) earthquakes occur along the Cascadia subduction zone, where the oceanic Juan de Fuca plate moves  beneath the edge of North America. Geologic evidence of this includes sudden land-level changes, tsunami deposits, sediments generated by liquefaction, and submarine landslide deposits on the ocean floor. Historic records say these giant earthquakes have an average return period of 500 years; the most recent  giant earthquake in this area occurred in 1700.

Satellite global positioning data extending to the 1990s shows a pattern marking the build-up to the next giant earthquake, which would damage cities from Portland to Vancouver. However, the risk of more frequent, magnitude 6 and 7 crustal earthquakes, is greater than that of much larger, but rarer magnitude 9 events.

Join us for a presentation on the likely effects of both crustal and plate-boundary earthquakes in Metro Vancouver. We’ll also discuss strategies for reducing damage of future earthquakes.

Parkgate
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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, October 16, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Please join Meditation Teacher, Sayar Myat, for introductory classes on Satipatthana-Vipassana Meditation, also known as Insight Meditation through Mindfulness.

Regular attendance is requested. Please bring a mat and a cushion to sit on the floor.

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

*No sessions October 9 or November 13.

Parkgate
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

What is a Mind?

Join us for a brand new MOOC course: What is a Mind?

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

Massive 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.

Parkgate
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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 first several sessions.

Check out the schedule:

  • September 11: The Life-long Learner, with Bernie Dunlap
  • September 25: Pointing to the Future of UI, with John Underkoffler
  • October 23: Why We Should Trust Scientists, with Naomi Oreskes
  • November 13: Every Kid Needs a Champion, with Rita Pierson
  • November 27: How to Overcome Our Biases? Walk Boldly Towards Them, with Verna Myers
  • December 11: My Immigration Story, with Tan Le
Parkgate
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Please join Meditation Teacher, Sayar Myat, for introductory classes on Satipatthana-Vipassana Meditation, also known as Insight Meditation through Mindfulness.

Regular attendance is requested. Please bring a mat and a cushion to sit on the floor.

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

*No sessions October 9 or November 13.

Parkgate
Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Volunteers of the local Baha'i Community have come together to offer a free program where people from the wider North Vancouver community, of all faiths, backgrounds, and beliefs, can reflect on and celebrate our diversity and be reminded of the common threads that tie all humanity together. 

  • July 25 - No Man is an Island
  • August 22 - A Time for Renewal
  • September 26 - Inner Landscape
  • October 24 - Restoring the Balance
  • November 28 - Two Wings
  • December 19 - Visions of Oneness

Join us in the seminar room of the Parkgate Library.

Parkgate
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

“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, October 25, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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, October 25, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Please join Meditation Teacher, Sayar Myat, for introductory classes on Satipatthana-Vipassana Meditation, also known as Insight Meditation through Mindfulness.

Regular attendance is requested. Please bring a mat and a cushion to sit on the floor.

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

*No sessions October 9 or November 13.

Parkgate
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

What is a Mind?

Join us for a brand new MOOC course: What is a Mind?

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

Massive 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.

Parkgate
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Presented by AdventureSmart.

There has been a drastic increase in popularity of recreational paddling. We want to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of those who want to paddle, and make them better paddlers. 

This presentation is designed for youth and adults who want to paddle, whether it is using stand-up paddleboards, kayaks or canoes. Topics include trip planning, training and taking the essentials for water based activities. 

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

Parkgate
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Please join Meditation Teacher, Sayar Myat, for introductory classes on Satipatthana-Vipassana Meditation, also known as Insight Meditation through Mindfulness.

Regular attendance is requested. Please bring a mat and a cushion to sit on the floor.

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

*No sessions October 9 or November 13.

Parkgate
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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 2nd floor seminar board room at Parkgate Library!

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

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

Parkgate
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

What is a Mind?

Join us for a brand new MOOC course: What is a Mind?

We’re showing lectures from the University of Cape Town’s course “What is a Mind” on Wednesday afternoons starting in September. Join us to explore the most pertinent scientific and philosophical concepts for understanding our own minds!

Massive 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.

Parkgate
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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