featured announcements
November Computer Classes
All classes 7 - 8:30 p.m.

This month we offer intro classes on Gmail, computer basics, Microsoft Word and Excel, Google and the Internet, cloud computing and social media. Drop-in
Doll Raffle  
Tickets available until December 8

Win a doll, her wardrobe, and cradle for that special someone! (value of prize is $400). Tickets are $2 each, 3 for $5, or 15 for $20. The draw is December 8. The money raised will be used for Daisy Readers (special audiobook players) for the visually impaired.

adult and general programs
Gambare: Experiences of
Japanese Canadians
Friday November 2, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Gambare loosely translates as hang tough, try your best, go for it. This presentation will briefly look at the history of the Japanese in Canada, address the impact on the community of mass wartime incarceration, and look at the rebuilding of 'Nikkei' lives after the war. The presentation also includes short films created by Connie Kadota and Lucy Komori about Japanese Canadians from a sansei (3rd generation) perspective. Registration required.

Holiday Book and Bake Sale
Saturday, November 3, 12 - 4 p.m.

Join us for our Holiday Book and Bake sale! We will have a large selection of materials available at discounted prices, as well as tasty homemade baked goods. Presented by the Friends of the Library.

Dare to Be Heard
Monday, November 5, 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

Seniors' Gathering
Tuesday, November 13, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

BC is holding a referendum on electoral reform that will decide how we vote in the next provincial election. Come learn about the pros and cons of the referendum options with Professor Richard Johnston of UBC's Department of Political Science.  Drop-in

Urban Homesteading:
Zero Waste Lifestyle
Monday, November 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Lianne Shyry, the City of North Vancouver's Zero Waste Coach, to learn more about how you can live a zero waste lifestyle. We will touch on using less packaging, active transportation, making your home more efficient, and food options.   Registration required.

Issues that Matter:
Fake News
Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Fake news is a major concern for all of us, particularly when it comes to influencing election outcomes and other important civic issues. Join Ernesto Peña, PhD, for an enlightening discussion on media literacy, and pick up some pointers on evaluating the information you receive.   Registration required.

NVCL Drop-In Book Club
Wednesday, November 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. See our book club page for more information. Drop-in

Postures and Prompts
Friday, November 30, 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. Please bring your own yoga mat, pen and paper. Registration required

children's programs
Marshmallow Engineering
Friday, November 2
For K to 3: 10 - 11 a.m.
For Grades 4 to 7: 2 - 3 p.m.

Join us for some Pro-D day fun building with marshmallows! Learn about 3D shapes and show off your building skills by assembling structures out of marshmallows and toothpicks. Registration required. A parent or guardian is welcome to attend the K-3 session.

Saturdays, November 10, 24, 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

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
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! 

Teen Gaming
Fridays, November 2, 16, 23, 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

Fake News:
Information in the Digital Age
Saturday, November 3, 1 - 4 p.m.

For grades 7 - 9. In a constantly changing and aggressive media landscape, it is increasingly difficult to decide which information is trustworthy. To help clear it up, the North Vancouver City Library, in partnership with The Cinematheque, presents this hands-on workshop for teens to learn about fake news by creating their own. Registration required

Snack and Chat Day
Wednesday, November 14, 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 Book Club
Wednesday, November 28, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Love books? Come and talk about your favourite books with other teens. Books and snacks will be provided! November's book will be Simon vs. The Homo sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli; get reading and come discuss the experience. Registration required
Teen Movie Matinee
Friday, November 30, 3:30 - 6 p.m.

Bring friends and watch a movie in The Room. Refreshments provided! Drop-in  
  • November 30: Love, Simon
  • December 14: Ready Player One
november library closures
The library is closed for Remembrance Day on Sunday November 11.