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What's On at NVDPL
Book Clubs
 
Drop into a book club near you! Here's what we're reading next:
 
  • Parkgate Afternoon Club
    Transcription by Kate Atkinson 
    Tuesday, December 3 | 2:30pm—3:30pm
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  • Parkgate Evening Club
    Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    Wednesday, December 4 | 7:30pm—8:30pm
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  • Monday Morning Book Club | Lynn Valley
    The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
    Monday, December 9 | 10:00am—11:00am 
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  • Afternoon Tea Book Club | Parkgate Library 
    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
    Thursday, December 12 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
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  • Lynn Valley Afternoon Club
    The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson 
    Wednesday, January 8 | 2:30pm—3:30pm
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  • Lynn Valley Evening Club
    The Death and Life of Strother Purcell by Ian Weir
    Thursday, January 9 | 7:30pm—8:30pm
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  • Capilano Afternoon Club
    There There by Tommy Orange
    Thursday, January 16 | 2:00pm—3:00pm 
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  • Cooking the Books | Capilano Library
    Bottom of the Pot by Naz Deravian
    Wednesday, January 22 | 2:00pm—3:00pm
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  • Cooking the Books | Parkgate Library 
    One-Pot Dish Casserole Cookbooks
    Thursday, January 23 | 2:30pm—3:30pm
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  • Armchair Detective Society | Capilano Library
    Craig Johnson's Longmire series
    Thursday, January 23 | 3:00pm—4:00pm
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  • Canadian Federation of University Women's Book Club | Lynn Valley 
    The Boat People by Sharon Bala
    Tuesday, January 28 | 12:15pm—1:30pm
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  • Capilano Evening Club
    The Woo Woo by Lindsay Wong
    Tuesday, January 28 | 7:30pm—8:30pm 
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This Week for Adults
 
English Conversation Corner
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 Baha'is of North Vancouver. Drop in! No registration required. Learn More
  • Capilano Library 
    Mondays until December 16
    1:00pm-2:30pm 
  • Lynn Valley Library
    Tuesdays until December 17
    1:00pm-2:30pm 
  • Parkgate Library
    Mondays until December 9
    6:15pm-8:00pm
  • Parkgate Library
    Fridays until December 13
    11:30am-1:30pm
 
NaNoWriMo
Capilano Library  
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Join us for a series of workshops and write-in sessions to make your writing habit a reality. All events take place at Capilano Library. No registration required!
  • NaNoWriMo Write-Ins
    Quiet space, snacks, and some gentle motivation! 8 sessions through November. Learn More
  • What Comes Next?
    Wednesday, December 4 | 6:30pm-7:30pm Congratulations! You wrote a first draft of a novel...now what? Come hear from author Janine Cross on the next steps after completing your first draft of a novel! Learn More
 
Friday Night Film Club: Wild Rose 
Friday, November 29 | 6:30pm-8:30pm 
Parkgate Library  
Wild Rose tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn, a woman on a quest to become a country music star, while also grappling with the responsibilities of being recently released from prison and a young mother of two children. Drop in! Learn More
 
Monday Night at the Movies: White Crow
Monday, December 2 | 6:00pm-8:30pm 
Capilano Library  
Ralph Fiennes' The White Crow was inspired by the book Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh. The drama charts the iconic dancer's famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him. Drop in! Learn More
 
SFU Philosophers' Café
Monday, December 2 | 7:00pm-8:30pm 
Lynn Valley Library 
This month: how do the genres of autobiography and fiction crossover? What are your expectations when reading a person's life story? No registration required. Learn More
 
Meet Your Mayor
Lynn Valley Library
Come meet your Mayor! North Vancouver District Mayor Mike Little connects with residents on issues of local importance. Drop in for an informal chat. No registration required. Learn More
  • Lynn Valley Library 
    Tuesday, December 3 | 10:00am-11:00am
  • Capilano Library
    Tuesday, December 10 | 10:30am-11:30am 
Parkgate Library Singers
Tuesday, December 3 | 10:30am-11:30am 
Parkgate Library 
Join local resident Wayne Smith for some casual Barber-Shop style singing. Learn More
 
North Shore Multicultural Society Job Series
Lynn Valley Library  
Join the North Shore Multicultural Society for a series on finding your first professional job in Canada! 
  • Writing a Cover Letter
    December 3 | 6:00pm-8:00pm 
Register at 604-973-0463! Learn More
 
Postures and Prompts
Tuesday, December 3 | 7:00pm-8:30pm 
Parkgate Library 
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. Drop in! Learn More
 
Tech Tutors 
Wednesdays: November 20-December 11
4:00pm-6:00pm
Lynn Valley Library
Do you want to investigate your iPad? Discover downloadable movies? Figure out your phone? Explore your questions and help teens earn their volunteer hours. Bring your device or use the Library’s computers. Register online! Learn More
 
Knit Nites
Wednesdays until December 11 | 6:30pm-8:30pm
Parkgate Library
Drop in and stitch with some fellow knitting-enthusiasts from your community! All are welcome, from beginners to experts. Bring your own needles and yarn, and come by our cozy Lantern Lounge for a knit and purl. No registration required. Learn More
 
Safari: A Wilderness Journey
Wednesday, December 4 | 7:00pm-8:30pm 
Lynn Valley Library
Join wildlife biologist, photographer and conservationist Darren Colello on a riveting journey through Africa’s last great edens.  From mountain gorilla troops in steamy rainforests, to lion prides and elephant herds out on the vast plains, this visual and educational journey will explore Africa’s bounty, beauty, endangered and wild nature. Register online. Learn More
 
World Affairs Forum
Lynn Valley Library
Join facilitator Michael Wood for a lively discussion of world affairs! No registration required. Learn More
  • December 5 | 7:00pm-8:30pm 
    Donald Trump and the US 2020 Election
 
 
Coming Up for Adults 
 
Friday Night Film Club: The Grinch 
Friday, December 6 | 7:00pm-8:30pm 
Parkgate Library  
As part of the Winter Lights Festival in Parkgate Village, we invite families to come and enjoy a showing of The Grinch, the 2018 film featuring the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch as the grouchy Christmas stealer. Everyone is welcome. Bring your treats with you and come enjoy this classic Christmas story. Drop in! Learn More
 
DocuTalks: The Town of Widows 
Saturday, December 6 | 2:00pm-4:00pm 
Capilano Library
Nicknamed “The Electric City,” Peterborough, Ont., was home to a General Electric plant for over a century. The plant was the lifeblood of the community and took workers in like family. But over time, employees and their families noticed more and more GE workers dying from cancer. Following widows and former workers over the course of three years, the documentary sees unassuming citizens transform into activists. Drop in. Learn More
 
Monday Night at the Movies: Yesterday 
Monday, December 9 | 6:00pm-8:30pm 
Capilano Library  
Jack Malik is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie. After a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles never existed...and he finds himself with a very complicated problem. The film is a sweetly charming fantasy with an intriguing premise and lots of songs to remember and love. Drop in! Learn More
 
One to One E-Resources Help
Tuesday, December 10 | 2:00pm-3:00pm 
Capilano Library
Sit down for a one-to-one talk with a librarian to learn about all the amazing digital resources NVDPL offers, from e-books and e-audiobooks, digital magazines and newspapers, language-learning programs and more! Drop in! Learn More
 
MOOC: The Politics of Skepticism
Tuesdays: December 10-February 25* | 2:00pm-4:00pm 
Parkgate Library  
This course, offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam, is about the history of Skepticism from the ancient Greeks to today, with special attention to the political ramifications of questioning man's ability to know the world and himself with any certainty. *No session on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Register online! Learn More
 
Polynesian Dance and Culture
Thursday, December 12 | 7:00pm-8:00pm 
Parkgate Library  
Learn about the historical and cultural background of traditional Hawaiian, Tahitian, and Maori dance, then learn to do the dances themselves! All are welcome. Drop in! Learn More
 
Holiday Open Houses
Celebrate the season at the Library! Join us at an open house near you. All are welcome. Drop in! 
  • Capilano Library 
    Friday, December 13 | 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Parkgate Library 
    Friday, December 13 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Lynn Valley Library 
    Friday, December 13 | 1:00pm-3:00pm
Learn More
 
Friday Night Film Club: Christmas in Connecticut 
Friday, December 13 | 6:30pm-8:30pm 
Parkgate Library  
Join us for some holiday cheer. Yes, there will even be popcorn! A food writer (Barbara Stanwyck) who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas. This classic romantic comedy will surely put you in the Yuletide spirit! Drop in! Learn More
 
Monday Night at the Movies: Tolkien 
Monday, December 16 | 6:00pm-8:30pm 
Capilano Library  
Tolkien explores the formative years of the renowned author's life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien's tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-Earth novels. Drop in! Learn More
 
Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra Performance: Winter Solstice
Thursday, December 19 | 7:00pm-8:30pm 
Capilano Library  
Join us to welcome the holidays and celebrate culture with a suite of music from around the world!
An intercultural chamber ensemble of VICO musicians presents an evening of evocative, contemplative music from different cultural traditions, celebrating the turn of the year from dark to light. Open to all ages of people who appreciate music. Register online! Learn More
 
Monday Night at the Movies: The Man Who Invented Christmas 
Monday, December 23 | 6:30pm-8:30pm 
Capilano Library  
Wild Rose tells the complicated story of Rose-Lynn, a woman on a quest to become a country music star, while also grappling with the responsibilities of being recently released from prison and a young mother of two children. Drop in! Learn More
 
 
For Teens
 
Tween Star Wars Trivia Night
Calling all Padawans, Jedi Knights, and Masters! Come test your Star Wars knowledge against some of the best in the galaxy. Could you elaborate on the differences between a Wookie and a Gungan? Do you know KyloRen’s given name? Are you going to see the new Star Wars movie? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your destiny lies in our trivia night! Bring your fellow friends for a night of trivia, prizes, and snacks! Open to anyone ages 10-14. It’s (not) a trap! Register online. Learn More
 
Teen Advisory Group 
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 at an upcoming meeting:
  • Capilano Library 
    Monday, December 16 | 4:00pm-5:00pm
    Learn More
 
Teen Writers Group
3rd Thursday of the Month
Thursday, December 19 | 6:00pm-7:15pm
Lynn Valley Library
Calling all aspiring novelists, poets, screenwriters, and journalists! Come develop your skills and spend time writing. Please bring something to write on (a notebook, laptop, or tablet, etc.) Snacks provided. Drop in! Learn More
 
Teen Advance Readers' Club
1st Tuesday of the Month: September 3-June 2
Tuesday, December 3 | 4:00pm-5:00pm
Parkgate Library
Not your average book club! Advance Reading Copies are books that haven’t even been published yet. At the Teen Advance Readers’ club, you’ll have the chance to read and review brand new teen books that haven’t even hit the shelves! Register online. Learn More
 
 
This Week for Kids
 
Book Buddies 
Improve your reading skills! Children aged 6-11 are matched with teen Book Buddies to read aloud, choose books to take home, and more!
  • Capilano Library
    Mondays: November 18-December 9
    Register at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.
    Learn More
  • Parkgate Library
    Tuesdays: November 19-December 20
    Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.
    Learn More
 
Paws 4 Stories 
Thursdays until December 12 | 4:30pm-5:30pm
Parkgate Library
Come read with Mitzi, the friendly Cockapoo, or Blaze, the gentle greyhound! Register at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. Learn More
 
 
Coming Up for Kids
 
Stories with Santa
Friday, December 6 | 5:45pm & 6:45pm  
Parkgate Library 
The Parkgate Plaza will be aglow with Winter Lights – enjoy the outdoor tree lighting and then come and visit Santa in our cozy fireplace room and enjoy some festive stories and songs for all ages with our librarian! Drop in! Learn More
 
Family Movies 
Drop in to a free family movie!
  • The Grinch 
    Parkgate Library
    Friday, December 6 | 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Learn More
  • Polar Express 
    Capilano Library 
    Saturday, December 14 | 2:30pm-4:30pm 
    Learn More
  • Home Alone 
    Capilano Library 
    Saturday, December 21 | 2:30pm-4:30pm 
    Learn More
 
Tween Star Wars Trivia Night
Calling all Padawans, Jedi Knights, and Masters! Come test your Star Wars knowledge against some of the best in the galaxy. Could you elaborate on the differences between a Wookie and a Gungan? Do you know KyloRen’s given name? Are you going to see the new Star Wars movie? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your destiny lies in our trivia night! Bring your fellow friends for a night of trivia, prizes, and snacks! Open to anyone ages 10-14. It’s (not) a trap! Register online. Learn More
 
Holiday Open Houses
Celebrate the season at the Library! Join us at an open house near you. All are welcome. Drop in! 
  • Capilano Library 
    Friday, December 13 | 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Parkgate Library 
    Friday, December 13 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Lynn Valley Library 
    Friday, December 13 | 1:00pm-3:00pm
Learn More
 
Holiday Crafternoon
Friday, December 20 | 3:00pm-5:00pm
Lynn Valley Library
Get your craft on this holiday season! Get creative and make a card or gift for your friends and family. No registration is required. Learn More
 
Noon Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31 | 11:30am-12:00pm 
Lynn Valley Library
Not so sure about staying up until midnight? Come count down with us! A New Year's party for the whole family. Join us for Noon Year's Eve! Enjoy stories, songs, dancing, and a big countdown to noon! No registration required. Learn More
In this newsletter
 
Reduced Hours: December 4
Please note all locations will be closed from 9:00am-2:00pm on Wednesday, December 4 for an annual all-staff training and development workshop. Thank you for your understanding!
 
Star Wars Trivia Night for Tweens
Calling all Padawans, Jedi Knights, and Masters! Come test your Star Wars knowledge against some of the best in the galaxy. Learn More
 
Coming Soon: StoryLab at NVDPL
A new digital creation studio at the Library is under construction!
Learn More
 
NaNoWriMo
November is National Novel Writing Month! Join us to work on your novel. Learn More
 
Safari: A Wilderness Journey
Join Biologist Darren Colello for a journey through Africa’s breathtaking wildlife! Learn More
 
Now Playing
Check out what's playing at the library. Learn More
 
Become a Friend
We're always looking for new Friends! Annual memberships are just $5 per year. Learn More
 
NVDPL Staff Picks
Wondering what to READ, WATCH, or LISTEN TO next? Learn More
 
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