featured announcements
Shred-It Fundraiser!
Saturday, October 13, 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 projects and services. Donations over $25 will receive a tax receipt. The event will take place in parking lot at the corner of West 13th and West 8th.
October Computer Classes
All classes 7 - 8:30 p.m.

This month's classes include intro classes on Audacity, the Mac, the iPad, and Windows. Drop-in
Doll Raffle  
Tickets Available October 1 - December 8

Win a doll, her wardrobe, and cradle for that special someone! (Value of prize is $400). Tickets $2 each, $5 for 3, or $20 for 15 chances to win. Draw date is December 8. Money raised will be used for Daisy Readers for the visually impaired.

adult and general programs
National Seniors Day
October 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

North Vancouver City Library celebrates National Seniors Day, a day to meet other seniors and see what the community has available for you to keep you active and involved! Special interactive dance program at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  Drop-in

Spokes 'N' Words Outreach
Various days and times in October

Spokes 'N' Words, the NVCL book bike, will be at various events in October. Please check out the Spokes 'N' Words calendar on our website, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, to know when it will next be in your neighbourhood.  

Dare to Be Heard
Monday, October 1, 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, October 9, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

This month, in preparation for the North Vancouver City municipal election on October 20, we'll have an all-candidates meeting dealing with Seniors' issues.  Drop-in

Persian Author Talk: Parinoosh Saniee
Thursday, October 11 - 1:30-4 p.m.

Meet award winning Iranian novelist, Parinoosh Sainee, author of The Book of Fate, and Pedar-e an Digari. Presentation will be in Persian.  Drop-in

Urban Homesteading: Canning
Wednesday, October 10, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Join Darlene Tanaka from the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, in a free evening of canning. In this workshop you'll learn how to make jam as well as tips and tricks to making the perfect product every time.

NVCL Drop-In Book Club
Wednesday, October 17, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion of The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn. Just read the book and come prepared to discuss. See our book club page for more information.

Postures and Prompts
Friday, October 26, 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
Saturdays, October 13 and 27, 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

Build a Bristlebot
Friday October 19
K-3 at 10 - 11:30 a.m. and Grade 4 - 7 at 1 p.m.

What's a BristleBot you ask? A BristleBot is a tiny, simple robot made out of common household items. This program is your chance to build your own, and put them through an obstacle course. Registration required and a parent or guardian is required to attend with K-3 children

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 Poetry Contest!
Deadline: October 15, 5 p.m.

The first ever NVCL Teen Poetry Contest is open! Your original poem can be in any form or genre, and should be 32 lines or less. Submit your poem to NVCLTeenPoetryContest2018@gmail.com. Shortlisted and winning submissions will be celebrated at our Youth Poetry Slam and Awards Ceremony on November 9!

Questions? Email here .
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, October 5, 12, 19, and 26 3:30 - 5:45 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.  On October 12 we'll have special Teen Gaming Tourney: ZombsRoyale! There'll be another tourney in December. See the calendar for info! Drop-in

Snack and Chat Day
Wednesday, October 10, 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! 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Teen Book Club
Wednesday, October 24, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Love books? Come and talk about your favourite books with other teens. Books and snacks will be provided! October's book will be The Novice, by Taran Matharu; get reading and come discuss the experience. 
Registration required
Teen Halloween Party
Friday, October 26, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

For grades 7 to 12. Come to The Room for creepy trivia, scary games, prizes for the best costume, and more. Snacks provided! Drop-in  

Tween Halloween Party
Tuesday, October 30, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

For grades 4-7. Come to 1st Floor Program Room for creepy trivia, scary games, prizes for the best costume, and more. Snacks provided! Drop-in  
Teen Movie Matinee
Friday, October 19, 3:30 - 6 p.m.

Bring friends and watch a movie in The Room. Refreshments provided! Drop-in  
  • October 19: A Quiet Place
  • November 30: Love, Simon
  • December 14: Ready Player One
october library closures
The library is closed for Thanksgiving on October 7 and 8.