West Vancouver Memorial Library

Spring in Your Step

Ah March, the month when the sun makes its triumphant return and daytime seems to outlast the night. Speaking of brightness, make March your month to discover our illuminating Tech Talks, Health Programming, movies, author talks...It's March Madness, library-style.  


Authors in Our Community – Hiroshima: Memoirs of a Survivor

Wednesday, March 30, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Join Sachi Rummel as she shares her touching story about the effects the Hiroshima bombing has had on her life.


Read more about Sachi's story in this North Shore News piece from August 2015. 





Persian Book Club

Thursday, March 17, 2 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room


Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose. Led by Feloor Talebi.

Monday Movie Nights


Monday, March 7, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Working mother Maud is drawn into the increasingly militant British suffragette movement in this gripping historical drama. 





What We Did On Our Holiday

Monday, March 14, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


A family reunion in Scotland goes awry in this hilarious and touching comedy-drama.


Mr. Holmes

Monday, March 21, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Retired to a seaside farmhouse, Sherlock struggles to remember the details of his final case.


Friday Night Concert – Vancouver Opera Young Artists Program

Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m., Main Hall


Classic fables come to life through the masterpieces of opera and music theatre. Combining charming stories with music from Candide, Roméo et Juliette, Rigoletto, Carmen, Jekyll and Hyde and others, Opera Tales will delight and enthral! 


Opera with Nicolas Krusek – Opera in the Age of Lully and Purcell

Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 12:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


This series presents great French and English operas of the middle Baroque, including Venus and Adonis, Dido and Aeneas and The Fairy Queen.

In the Gallery

Canadian Landscapes

Starts Thursday, March 24


Featuring the works of Norman Vipond, Michael Brouillet, Neil MacDonald and Mary Winter — each with a strong connection to Vancouver’s North Shore — this exhibition presents the artists’ unique interpretations of our diverse Canadian landscapes.



Far Out and Up Close, an Exploration in Ink, Oils and Watercolours

Until  Monday, March 21


This show features the young artist duo Roxana Beiklik and Zann Hemphill. Both artists use their own personal styles to express the energy of open space and chance encounters that have contributed to their art.


Lifelong Learning

Planning for Your Next Stage – Financial Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall


Explore how you can realistically size-up and maximize your profits and options for assisting your children, and learn strategies to maximize your retirement income and wealth transfer.



Brain Fitness

Tuesday, March 15, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall


This fun and interactive workshop with Rosemary Moritz from Perk Activities will focus on how to keep your brain happy and healthy.


Power of Attorney

Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall


Expert Notary Public David Watts will discuss the purpose and scope of a Power of Attorney, and how to obtain this type of authorization for yourself and your loved ones.


Philosophers’ Cafe – The Impact of Science and Technology on Our Lives

Friday, March 18, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall East


We are relying on science and its child, technology, increasingly. How do we receive and evaluate claims that impact our lives and nations? With special guest Dr. Leslie Buck (retired NRC Scientist).


Let's Talk

Beginner: Tuesdays, March 1, 8 and 29, 1 p.m. 

Intermediate: Wednesdays, March 2, 9 and 30, 7 p.m.


Elizabeth Musto Room


Develop your English skills while discussing current events. Maximum 20 people. 




English Corner

Fridays, March 4, 11 and 18, 10 a.m., Welsh Hall


Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. 


Tech Talk – Introduction to Social Media

Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Learn about the most popular social media platforms and which ones are best for you.







Internet Plus

Friday, March 11, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


Already skilled at browsing the web? Learn advanced tips and tricks to get the most out of your time online! Register online.


Getting Started with Instagram

Tuesday, March 15, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


Sign up and get started with Instagram, the visual photography site that helps you share with your friends! Register online.


Skype – an Introduction

Wednesday, March 16, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Multimedia Lab, Lower Level


Learn how to use Skype to connect with friends and family around the world. Register online (2 p.m. class, 3 p.m. class)


Getting Started With Library Ebooks – iPads and Tablets

Thursday, March 17, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website, place holds and check out ebooks with your library card. Register online.


The Library offers a number of wonderful drop-in storytimes for children of all ages. For complete details, please visit our online events calendar.

Spring Break

Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society Presentation | All Ages

Monday, March 14, 1 p.m., Welsh Hall


Learn about birds of prey. Part of the program will include a visit with the education birds! Register online.


Easter Puppet Show | Ages 3+

Thursday, March 17, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Welsh Hall


Hop over to the Library for an egg-citing puppet show. Register online (10:30 a.m. show, 4 p.m. show).


Creative Writing Workshop with Lee Edward Fodi – Magical Markets | Ages 9 – 13

Thursday, March 17, 2 p.m., Storyhouse


You’ll begin writing a story in which a character enters a magical market to buy an enchanted object. Register online.


Movie Matinee – The Peanuts Movie | All Ages

Saturday, March 19, 2:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Charlie Brown, the world's most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.


Nowruz Egg Decorating |

Ages 6 – 9

Sunday, March 20, 2:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Decorate eggs for your Haftseen table! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online.


Movie Matinee – Hotel Transylvania 2 | All Ages

Monday, March 21, 1 p.m., Welsh Hall


Dracula and his friends try to bring out the monster in his half human, half vampire grandson in order to keep Mavis from leaving the hotel.


Spring Break Drop-In Program | Ages 6 – 9

Tuesday, March 22, 2 p.m., Storyhouse


Listen to some stellar stories, find out about some great new books and join in on a fun book-based activity.

Early Years

Storyhouse Family Drop-In | Birth – Kindergarten

Monday, March 7, 12:45 p.m., Storyhouse


Families with children from birth to kindergarten are invited to come and celebrate learning in a fun, relaxed environment led by a certified Early Childhood Educator.


Nowruz Storytime | All Ages

Sunday, March 20, 11:30 a.m, Storyhouse


A special storytime to celebrate Nowruz with songs, rhymes and books in Farsi and English!





Book Buddies | Ages 6 – 12

Thursdays, March 31 – April 14, 3:35 p.m., Storyhouse


Play literacy games and practise reading skills with teen volunteers during this one hour program. Kids must be school-aged and able to read some English on their own in order to register for the program. Register online.


Properties Family Hub Kids App Club | Ages 8 – 12

Thursdays, March 31 – May 12, 3:15 p.m., Chartwell Elementary School


Use iPads and apps to experiment, create and learn new things in this fun-filled technology program. Online registration starts February 29 at 10 a.m.


Pro-D Day Snappin’ Circuits | Ages 9 – 12

Thursday, April 21, 1:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Stretch the limits of your imagination by working together on fun, interactive design challenges using littleBits — easy, safe mini-circuits that snap together to create larger circuits and projects. No experience required. Online registration starts March 18 at 10 a.m. 


Pro-D Day Build-a-Story with the Raspberry Pi | Ages 9 – 13

Friday, April 22, 2:45 p.m., Storyhouse 


Combine your storytelling and coding skills to create a wacky fill-in-the-blank story using Scratch on the Raspberry Pi. 

Participants must have taken a Raspberry Pi class at the Library before or have experience with Scratch. Online registration starts March 18 at 10 a.m.  


TAG Meeting

Monday, March 21, 1 p.m., Welsh Hall


Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a welcoming group who get together to discuss teen collections and programming. New members welcome! Refreshments provided.


Introduction to Coding with Raspberry Pi for Teens! | Ages 13 – 18 

Monday, April 25, 7 p.m., Youth Department


Have you ever wanted to learn about computer programming but didn't know where to start? Join us for a program using Raspberry Pi computers to learn the basics of computer programming. Online registration starts March 18 at 10 a.m. 

Holiday Closure

The Library will be closed for Easter on Friday, March 25, Sunday March 27 and Monday, March 28. Happy Easter!

What's New

Wee Musicians!


For a boomwhacking, glockenspiel-strumming, egg-shaking, tom-tom-drumming good time, check out one of our new Wee Musician Kits available for loan in the Youth Department! 


Learn with lynda

With our recent launch of lynda.com, thousands of free self-directed online training courses are now available for anyone looking to learn computer and software skills, business and management, presentation skills, design...and much more. All you need is your library card. 


PIN Check Out

In order to enhance your security, starting March 1 you will need your personal identification number (PIN) to check out items from the self-check-out stations. It's the same password you use to access the catalogue. Questions? Ask at any Information Desk.

Library Family


Shred It and Forget It – Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – 
Back by popular demand, for a minumum $5 donation, the Friends invite 

you to toss all your unwanted personal paper into the secure shredder that will be stationed in the Library’s west parking lot. All proceeds will benefit the Library.


SAVE THE DATE! The Friends' annual spring book sale is just around the corner. The Members' Pre-Sale is Thursday, April 7 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. and the Public Sale is Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Welsh Hall. 

Interested in becoming a Friend of the Library? New members are always welcome. Join us today!




Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the live streaming TED Talks at the Library. We hope you enjoyed attending the talks as much as we loved hosting them for you!

For more information about the Foundation, visit our website or call 604.925.7425.

West Vancouver Memorial Library
1950 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1J8
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