Featured Announcements
Shred-it Fundraiser
Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Queen Mary School, 230 Keith Road West.
 
Our shredding fundraiser is back! Securely shred confidential files and information, protect against identity theft, and help raise money for the Library! Shredding will be by donation. Proceeds will support the Library's special collections and programs. Tax receipts are available for donations of $25 or more. The shredding will take place in the parking lot at the corner of West 13th and West 8th.

Spokes 'N' Words
Our book bike is back!
 
In June, Spokes 'N' Words can be found in City Plaza, and visiting Ridgeway Elementary School. We'll also be at St. Andrew's Park for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic!

North Shore Authors Collection
Apply before June 30.
 
NVCL, the North Vancouver District Public Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library proudly present a new collection to showcase the gifted writers in our midst:
The North Shore Authors Collection. It will showcase local content in all three libraries for one year, starting in the Fall. If you are a local writer interested in having your book featured, we invite you to apply! Apply before June 30.

Adult and General Programs
June Computer Classes
All classes 1:30 - 3 p.m.

In June we offer classes in Gmail (separate classes in English and Farsi), the iPad, and cloud computing. Drop-in
 
Tough Conversations in a Climate Crisis, with James Hoggan
Sunday, June 2, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

Join us for this partnership event with Dogwood BC where author James Hoggan will discuss how to effectively communicate in conversations on highly politicized issues such as climate change. Registration required

Dare to Be Heard
Monday, June 3, 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

If you're a writer and want to read your work to a non-critical audience, why not join us? Dare welcomes writers at all stages of the journey, and interested listeners too. This is a North Shore Writers' Association event and takes place in the second floor boardroom. Drop-in

Writing with Writers, with Joan Boxall
Wednesday, June 5, 7 - 8:30  p.m.
 
Have you ever struggled with balancing style and substance in your writing? Creative Non-Fiction (CNF) writing does the dance, as field founder Lee Gutkind calls it, inter-weaving scenes with factual information.  Gutkind defines CNF as 'true stories, well told'. Joan inter-weaves many layers in the true story of an artful journey with her mentally-ill brother.  She'll share tips on how to braid your own CNF. Registration required

Seniors' Gathering,
with Tak Yamaura
Tuesday, June 11, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Tak Yamaura will be here to demonstrate the art of Bonsai. He will transform a 2 to 3 foot 50 year old tree into a masterpiece right before our eyes, with expertise and artistry. Bonsai Floral Garden owners Jim and Hiromi will also be here. Find their Bonsai Floral Gardens on Instagram. Drop-in

Issues that Matter:
Panel Discussion on Pipelines in B.C.
Wednesday, June 12, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
 
Do you have questions or opinions you would like to share about pipelines in BC? This program will provide the opportunity to hear different perspectives on this important issue and allow attendees to engage in dialogue with panelists and fellow North Vancouver community members. Drop-in

A Screening of 'The Bridge'
with filmmaker George Orr
Monday, June 17, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 
Join us for a screening of the documentary film "The Bridge". "The Bridge", tells the tragic story of the collapse of the Second Narrows Bridge in 1958, which killed nineteen men. It features historical footage, and interviews with those who survived the collapse. Filmmaker George Orr will be at the screening to discuss the creation of the film. Drop-in 

An Evening of Film with
Kelly Roulette and Jules Koostachin
Wednesday, June 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
 
We are excited to present a new program series that features film screenings and discussions with Indigenous filmmakers. For the second program in the series, filmmakers Kelly Roulette and Jules Koostachin will share a selection of their short films, and discuss Indigenous cinema, and changing the narrative around Indigenous People in film. Drop-in 

Drop-in Book Club
Wednesday, June 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of The Power, by Naomi Alderman. For more information, please see our book club page. Drop-in

Postures and Prompts
Friday, June 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Andrea Winterbottom, a certified Hatha yoga teacher and Federation of BC Writers member, will lead you through a series of pranayama (breathing exercises) and asanas (yoga postures) to open pathways to allow creativity to flow. Awaken your muse and take joy in writing to prompts that will prompt writing from within your core. Please bring your own yoga mat, pen and paper. Registration required

Children's Programs
Children's Summer Reading Club
Registration opens June 10.

Please register at the Children's Information Desk, pick up your reading record, and start reading! Summer Reading Club is for children in kindergarten to grade 5.

Grow a Garden Storytime
Saturday, June 1, 11 - 11:30 a.m.

For children ages 4-8 and their caregivers. Join us for a special garden-themed storytime where we will read stories, sing songs and plant our very own seedling to take home.This program will take place outside, weather permitting. Registration required

LEGO Club
Saturdays, June 8, 22, 2 - 2:45 p.m.

For ages 5 and up. What can't you build with LEGO? Put your best building skills to the test! LEGO is provided and you're welcome to create and explore to your heart's content. Drop-in

Urban Homesteading: Sugar Books
Saturday, June 22, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Sugar Books are a delightful craft that combine traditional book-binding with non-traditional materials. Come bind a little book, using sugar packages as covers. These are perfect for leaving as sweet, unexpected messages in coffee shop sugar bowls. This activity works for people of all ages. It requires use of a needle and thread. Drop-in

Summer Reading Club:
Visit by Illustrator Jami Gigot
Saturday, June 29, 2 - 3 p.m.

For children in grades K - 6. Author, illustrator and creator of this year's Summer Reading Club artwork Jami Gigot is visiting North Vancouver City Library! Drop-in

Children's Storytimes
Various days and times

The Library has a number of regular weekly storytimes for various age groups. Please see the calendar for dates and times. Drop-in

Teen and Tween Programs
Teen Summer Reading Club
Win prizes from July 5 to August 30!

For teens entering grades 7 and up. The theme of Teen Summer Reading Club 2019 is Who We Are, and you can read anything that relates to identity.

Get Involved!
Teen and Tween volunteering

The Library offers several volunteering opportunities for teens and tweens. Join our Teen Advisory Council, Tween Advisory Group, or the Teen Art and Promotion Group. Join the Read Along program, or help with library events! 

Kilby Art Gala
Saturday, June 1, 1 - 3 p.m.

Join us for the 10th Annual Kilby Gala and Award Presentation, celebrating the artistic talents of youth in North Vancouver. The Gala is the concluding event to the Kilby Teen Art Contest, which challenges teens to create a piece of original artwork on a theme chosen by the Library's Teen Advisory Council. This year's theme was In-Between

Teen Gaming
Fridays, June 7, 28, 3:30 - 5:15 p.m.

For grades 7 and up. Drop into The Room to play your favourite "E" or "T" rated games for Wii or PS4, or play board games. Bring your own, or use ours. Drop-in

Battle of the *Board* Games
Fridays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

For tweens in grades 4 - 7. This event takes place in the 1st floor program room, and features a casual, fun, welcoming atmosphere - you don't have to be good at board games to have lots of fun! All are welcome and new games are introduced regularly. Hosted by Capilano Community Services Society youth workers. Drop-in
 
Snack and Chat Day
Wednesday, June 12, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

For grade 7 - 12. What?! There's free food in the Library?! Come to the room to study, socialize, play some board games and share some awesome treats with your friends! Drop-in
   
Teen Movie Matinee
Friday, June 14, 3:30 - 6 p.m.

For teens in grade 7 and up. Bring friends and watch a movie in The Room. Refreshments provided! This month, we're showing Aquaman. Drop-in  
 
End of the Year Parties
Tweens: Saturday, June 15, 2 - 4 p.m.
Teens: Friday, June 21, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the end of the school year Teen Room wrap-up! Join us for awesome activities, prizes and snacks. We'll say goodbye to school and hello to summer! Drop-in   
  
Neonology - a Brighter Perspective
Monday, June 24, 4 - 5:30 p.m. (grades 7 - 9)
Monday, June 24, 6 - 7:30 p.m. (grades 10 - 12)

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Neonology is an award-winning workshop developed to demonstrate the power we all have to stop discrimination and racism in our communities. Come and engage in fun, interactive activities and have an opportunity to share your views on how to create communities where everyone can thrive. This project is hosted by the North Shore Multicultural Society's Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. Registration required    
  
Upcoming Library Closures
The library is closed for the Canada Day weekend on:
  • Sunday June 30
  • Monday July 1