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Saturday, April 13, 2024

North Shore Writers Festival: Traditional welcome from Kung Jaadee

Sat, Apr 13 | 10:00 am to 10:15 am @ North Vancouver City Hall

To open the 2024 North Shore Writers Festival, join professional Indigenous storyteller Kung Jaadee for a traditional welcome to the territory. Kung Jaadee is NVCL's Indigenous storyteller in... keep reading

North Shore Writers Festival: From Snooze to Groove – enliven your memoir writing process with JJ Lee

Sat, Apr 13 | 10:00 am to 11:30 am @ North Vancouver City Hall

There may be a point where your memoir writing feels excruciatingly lost or even boring. In this workshop with JJ Lee, you will learn about structures, approaches, and devices that give your memoir... keep reading

Paws 4 Stories

Sat, Apr 13 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm @ First floor program room

This event is full

Registration for each Paws 4 Stories session opens one month before the session.Paws 4 Stories is for children aged 7 – 10. It is run in partnership with the St. John Ambulance therapy dog program. In... keep reading

Iranian documentary series with PELAN

Sat, Apr 13 | 11:00 am to 1:00 pm @ Third floor program room

Join us as we screen monthly Iranian documentaries with PELAN. These screenings feature works about Iranians, made by independent Iranian and non-Iranian documentarians, to gain a better understanding... keep reading

Tech for tots

Sat, Apr 13 | 11:15 am to 12:15 pm @ Collaboratory

Play is important for child development. It contributes to physical, cognitive, social and emotional well-being and is the first practice we get at reasoning, problem solving and planning. Bring... keep reading

North Shore Writers Festival: Poetic licence — on approaching and creating poetry

Sat, Apr 13 | 11:45 am to 12:45 pm @ North Vancouver City Hall

How does poetry find you? Or do you find poetry? How do poets come up with poems, get inspired or build a regular practice?Join a lively panel of award-winning, celebrated poets to find out how to... keep reading

North Shore Writers Festival: The Veggie Verse — insights from plant-based cookbook creators

Sat, Apr 13 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm @ North Vancouver City Hall

Dive into the world plant-based cooking with Lyndsay Sung, Bri Beaudoin, Desiree Nielsen and Joanna Tymkiw!Whether you're a seasoned vegan chef or just starting to explore the benefits of a plant... keep reading

Tween Advisory Group meeting

Sat, Apr 13 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm @ Second floor teen room

There are 13 spots left out of 25

Come by The Room to take part in our Tween Advisory Group (TWAG) meetings. This group is for those in grades 5 to 7. New attendees are always welcome!As a TWAG member, you and other tweens share what... keep reading

North Shore Writers Festival: YA author Sarah Suk in conversation with Sabina Khan

Sat, Apr 13 | 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm @ North Vancouver City Hall

2023 marked the second-straight year that a novel by acclaimed author Sarah Suk appeared on the CBC’s year-end list of Best Books for Kids and Teens, first with Made in Korea and then with The Space... keep reading

Family gaming

Sat, Apr 13 | 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm @ Collaboratory

Spend time together, try new games and have fun! Open to youth of all ages and their families. No experience is required, and beginners are encouraged to attend!Nintendo Switch games:Mario Party... keep reading

North Shore Writers Festival: Brian Thomas Isaac in conversation with Margaret Gallagher

Sat, Apr 13 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm @ North Vancouver City Hall

Brian Thomas Isaac’s debut novel, All the Quiet Places, is an emotional coming-of-age novel that was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award... keep reading

North Shore Writers Association: Kevin Chong in conversation with Emi Sasagawa

Sat, Apr 13 | 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm @ North Vancouver City Hall

Kevin Chong has been enthralling readers for over 20 years. His latest novel, The Double Life of Benson Yu, has been called “gutsy”, “evocative”, and “ambitious.”Join him and local author Emi Sasagawa... keep reading

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sunday open door community hub

Sun, Apr 14 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm @ Third floor program room

The Open door community hub (ODCH) is a drop-in program held every Sunday and Wednesday. It is a welcoming space for everyone in the community, with a focus on supporting the needs of those who are... keep reading

North Shore knitters

Sun, Apr 14 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm @ First floor program room

Join us at the library for an afternoon of knitting and socializing! North Shore knitters is a social group of knitters, crocheters and other fibre crafters. Join us for a friendly time of skill... keep reading

Open Gaming: Minecraft

Sun, Apr 14 | 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm @ Collaboratory

Minecraft is educational, fun, and has been popular for years! Whether you are new to Minecraft or have been playing for years, you can join us to build or battle.No registration required. Our... keep reading

Monday, April 15, 2024

Family drop in

Mon, Apr 15 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm @ First floor program room

Bring your toys and come meet new friends at this casual, non-programmed play time for families or those taking care of children under 5.... keep reading

Seniors' device clinic

Mon, Apr 15 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm @ Collaboratory

There are 2 spots left out of 4

Need help with your device? Register for a small group device clinic with TechConnect staff. Bring your own device (e.g. mobile phone, tablet or e-reader) and your technology questions.If you prefer... keep reading

Teen open space

Mon, Apr 15 | 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm @ Second floor teen room

Drop in and hang out with friends, work on homework, read or use the computers or Wi-Fi on your device. Teen open space is every weekday from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 to 5 p.m. on... keep reading

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

TEDxLive 2024: The Brave and the Brilliant

Tue, Apr 16 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm @ Third floor program room

Experience select talks from TED2024 at City Library from April 16 to 19, streamed live from the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year’s conference marks TED’s 40th anniversary and will celebrate a... keep reading

Sign language class

Tue, Apr 16 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm @ Second floor teen room

This event is full

Interested in learning sign language? Join us for this 8-week class led by Salsi’miya Janine Gonzales. Gonzales has a hearing impairment and is an experienced teacher of Canadian Sign Language. You’ll... keep reading

Teen open space

Tue, Apr 16 | 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm @ Second floor teen room

Drop in and hang out with friends, work on homework, read or use the computers or Wi-Fi on your device. Teen open space is every weekday from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 to 5 p.m. on... keep reading

Study stars

Tue, Apr 16 | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm @ Children's department

This is a program for youth in grades 4 to 7. Please submit a separate registration for each week that you plan to attend. Study stars is a dedicated group of passionate teenagers committed... keep reading

Hue stop motion animation movie making

Tue, Apr 16 | 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm @ First floor program room

Calling all aspiring filmmakers! Are you interested in learning how to make movies, or do stop motion animation? Join us for this introductory workshop. Participants will work in groups to:Create a... keep reading

Intro to Shahnameh in Farsi مقدمه ای بر شاهنامه

Tue, Apr 16 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm @ Second floor teen room

This program is an introduction to Shahnameh, by Ferdowsi. Shahnameh is one of the most popular epic poetry books among Persians. This event is hosted in Farsi. View the work in our catalogue. Read... keep reading

English Corner (in-person)

Tue, Apr 16 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm @ Third floor program room

While this is a drop-in program, please be aware that due to limited space, we might not be able to host you if the class was full at the time of your arrival. All welcome! Practice conversation,... keep reading

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Wednesday open door community hub

Wed, Apr 17 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm @ Third floor program room

The Open door community hub (ODCH) is a drop-in program held every Sunday and Wednesday at North Vancouver City Library. It is a welcoming space for everyone in the community, with a focus on... keep reading

TEDxLive 2024: The Brave and the Brilliant

Wed, Apr 17 | 9:00 am to 7:00 pm @ Second floor teen room

Experience select talks from TED2024 at City Library from April 16 to 19, streamed live from the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year’s conference marks TED’s 40th anniversary and will celebrate a... keep reading

Toddler storytime

Wed, Apr 17 | 10:00 am to 10:30 am @ Children's department

Come join us for stories, fingerplays and songs. Our toddler storytime is based on simple concepts, repetition and movement. It is designed for kids ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers. Registration... keep reading

Wednesday device clinic

Wed, Apr 17 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am @ Collaboratory

Need help with your device? Register for a small group device clinic with TechConnect staff. Bring you own device (e.g. mobile phone, tablet or e-reader) and your technology questions.You can also... keep reading

Storytime in Farsi شعر و داستان خوانی برای کودکان به فارسی

Wed, Apr 17 | 11:00 am to 11:30 am @ Children's department

به برنامه شعر و قصه خوانی به فارسی بپیوندید تا با هم اوقاتی شاد و آموزنده برای کودکانتان فراهم آوریم و زبان فارسی را تمرین کنیم.این برنامه برای کودکان پیش دبستانی طراحی شده است اما تمام کودکان می... keep reading

Teen open space

Wed, Apr 17 | 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm @ Second floor teen room

Drop in and hang out with friends, work on homework, read or use the computers or Wi-Fi on your device. Teen open space is every weekday from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 to 5 p.m. on... keep reading

Collaboratory club

Wed, Apr 17 | 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm @ Collaboratory

Experiment with science and technology at our Collaboratory club! Each week we'll do experiments using Collaboratory technology and play video games. For youth ages 10 to 13.Access to technology... keep reading

Farsi dementia caregiver support group گروه حمایتی برای مراقبان بیماران مبتلا به آلزایمر

Wed, Apr 17 | 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm @ First floor program room

اگر زندگی شما تحت تاثیر بیماری آلزایمر یا سایر انواع دمانس قرار گرفته است شما تنها نیستید. افراد دیگری هستند که شرایط مشابهی را تجربه می کنند. شرکت در این گروه می تواند به کاهش احساس تنهایی کمک کند و... keep reading

Thursday, April 18, 2024

TEDxLive 2024: The Brave and the Brilliant

Thu, Apr 18 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm @ Second floor teen room

Experience select talks from TED2024 at City Library from April 16 to 19, streamed live from the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year’s conference marks TED’s 40th anniversary and will celebrate a... keep reading

Thursday device clinic

Thu, Apr 18 | 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm @ Collaboratory

Need help with your device? Come to a small group device clinic with TechConnect staff. Bring your own device (e.g., a mobile phontablet,let or e-reader) and your technology questions.You can also... keep reading

Teen open space

Thu, Apr 18 | 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm @ Second floor teen room

Drop in and hang out with friends, work on homework, read or use the computers or Wi-Fi on your device. Teen open space is every weekday from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 to 5 p.m. on... keep reading

Teen open gaming

Thu, Apr 18 | 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm @ Second floor teen room

This program is for teens in grades 7 to 12.Drop in to The Room and play your favourite E or T-rated Switch and PS4 game.... keep reading

Intro to Python with Koala Koders

Thu, Apr 18 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm @ Collaboratory

This event is full

This workshop is for youth in grades 6 – 7. No prior experience is necessary. Do you like playing video games? Are you interested in making your games come alive with coding? Explore the exciting... keep reading

Board meeting

Thu, Apr 18 | 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm @ Third floor program room

Members of the public are welcome to attend Library Board meetings. If you would like to attend, please contact admin@nvcl.ca for meeting details. Learn more about the City Library Board of... keep reading

North Shore knitters

Thu, Apr 18 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm @ First floor program room

Join us at the library for an evening of knitting and socializing! North Shore knitters is a social group of knitters, crocheters and other fibre crafters. Join us for a friendly time of skill-sharing... keep reading

Introduction to accessible technology

Thu, Apr 18 | 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm @ Collaboratory

This is a hybrid program; you can attend in person or via Zoom. Do you struggle to use your computer or mobile device and wish you could make it more accessible? In this class we'll show you... keep reading

Friday, April 19, 2024

TEDxLive 2024: The Brave and the Brilliant

Fri, Apr 19 | 9:00 am to 11:30 am @ Third floor program room

Experience select talks from TED2024 at City Library from April 16 to 19, streamed live from the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year’s conference marks TED’s 40th anniversary and will celebrate a... keep reading

Baby storytime

Fri, Apr 19 | 10:15 am to 10:45 am @ Children's department

Come have fun with your baby with stories, rhymes, tickles and bounces! This early literacy program is designed for babies up to 24 months old, and their caregivers.Registration for storytimes is not... keep reading

Baby Storytime

Fri, Apr 19 | 11:00 am to 11:30 am @ Children's department

Come have fun with your baby with stories, rhymes, tickles and bounces! This early literacy program is designed for babies up to 24 months old, and their caregivers.Registration for storytimes is not... keep reading

MS Office learn and practice: Excel

Fri, Apr 19 | 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm @ Collaboratory

Knowledge of Microsoft Office is consistently in the top five requirements in job postings. Want to learn MS Office's most popular applications, Word and Excel? In these hands-on... keep reading

English corner (virtual) — April 2024

Fri, Apr 19 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm @ Online via NVCL Zoom

All welcome! Practise conversation, improve your vocabulary, discuss interesting topics and make new friends. English Corner meets online every Friday, excluding public holidays. This group is... keep reading

Teen open space

Fri, Apr 19 | 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm @ Second floor teen room

Drop in and hang out with friends, work on homework, read or use the computers or Wi-Fi on your device. Teen open space is every weekday from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 to 5 p.m. on... keep reading

Jr. coding club

Fri, Apr 19 | 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm @ Collaboratory

Are you an aspiring coder? Want to learn or improve your coding skills in a fun, hands-on way? Join us for some fun after-school coding with Micro:bits. Recommended for youth ages 8 – 12.... keep reading

Saturday, April 20, 2024

American Sign Language family storytime

Sat, Apr 20 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm @ Children's department

Come join us for an American Sign Language (ASL) family storytime with fingerplays and songs. We are hosting an ASL storyteller who will lead the storytime with our librarian. Everyone is welcome... keep reading

Intro to astronomy in Farsi مقدمه ای بر نجوم به زبان فارسی

Sat, Apr 20 | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm @ Third floor program room

This is an intro to astronomy series in Farsi for all ages, hosted by Dr. Kianoosh Tahani.Feb. 24IntroductionThe scale of the Solar System.The scale of the Milky Way. The scale of time.March... keep reading

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