featured announcements
Lower Lonsdale Outreach Survey
Do you live, work, shop or play in Lower Lonsdale? We want to hear from you!

We know that North Vancouver City residents are big library users. We also know there are some barriers to accessing library services from Lower Lonsdale. Before we start to put together a concept for how to serve Lower Lonsdale, we want to hear from you. The survey closes September 10.

Summer Reading Club Wrap-up!
NVCL's 10th Anniversary!
Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Summer Reading Club wraps up with a medal ceremony, AND we celebrate the Library's 10th year in its current location, with a host of pirate-themed fun activities for the whole family!  

adult and general programs
Spokes 'N' Words Outreach
Various days and times in September

Spokes 'N' Words, the NVCL book bike, will be at various events in September. 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.  

NVCL Drop-In Book Club
Wednesday, September 5, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a discussion on The Break, by Katherena Vermette. Drop-in

Dare to Be Heard
Monday, September 10, 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, September 11, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Tom Van Walleghem, a military history enthusiast, talks about Canada's 'Hundred Days', where Canadian troops played an important role helping to end World War I. Join us as we remember our Canadian troops, and the events that lead to the end of WWI, 100 years ago. Drop-in

Urban Homesteading
Wednesday, September 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a hands-on workshop focusing on beginner knitting skills taught by Sarah Pineo! Together, we will cover how to cast on, knit, purl, cast off, and do basic pattern reading.

Registration required

Issues that Matter presents:
A Panel Discussion on the BC Electoral Reform Referendum
Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Do you have questions or want more information about the upcoming referendum on electoral reform taking place in BC from October 22 to November 2, 2018? Join us for this interactive panel discussion to learn about the upcoming referendum with speakers from a variety of perspectives!  

Colour Works Painting for Seniors
Saturday, September 22, 1:30 - 4 p.m.

Interested in learning about acrylic painting? Join us in a special workshop for ages 55+, hosted by a Library Small Grant winner. Each participant will receive a canvas, paint and brush, and have a chance to explore acrylic painting. Instructions provided!

Registration required

Writing with Writers: Writing from a child's point of view
Wednesday, September 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

In this hands-on workshop, author Sonia Garrett will show you how to represent children in your writing. We'll look at how you can get inside their world, and look out from behind their eyes. If you want to create the next Oliver Twist, Pippi Longstocking, Charlie Bucket, or Harry Potter, then this workshop is for you.

Registration required

Culture Days Food Workshop
Friday, September 28, 6 - 8 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate Culture Days by learning about different cultures' foods. Persian, Mexican, and Italian community members will show us how to create traditional dishes.

Registration required

Postures and Prompts
Friday, September 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. Please bring your own yoga mat, pen and paper.

Registration required

children's programs
Saturdays, September 8 and 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

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 14, 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, September 7, 14, 21, 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.  On September 21 we'll have a FIFA-themed gaming tourney! There'll be other tourneys in October and December. See the calender for info! Drop-in

Snack and Chat Day
Wednesday, September 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! 2nd Wednesday of the month. Drop-in
Homework Help
Mondays, September 24 - December 3, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

F or teens and tweens in grade 4 and up. Want to get help with your homework? Teen mentors will help you reach your goals with homework and you'll also get a chance to play games, socialize and have fun. No sessions on school holidays.

Registration required

Teen Book Club
Wednesday, September 26, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Love books? Come and talk about your favourite books with other teens. Books and snacks will be provided! At our September meeting, get to know the other book club members and pick up your first read, which will be Novice, by Taran Matharu.

Registration required
Teen Movie Matinee
Friday, September 28, 3:30 - 6 p.m.

Bring friends and watch a movie in The Room. Refreshments provided! Drop-in 
  • September 28: Black Panther
  • October 19: A Quiet Place
  • November 30: Love, Simon
  • December 14: Ready Player One
september library closures
The library is closed for Labour Day on September 2 and 3.