West Vancouver Memorial Library

Dinner and Evening with Linden MacIntyre

Tickets On Sale Now! The fourth annual Author and Dinner evening is November 8 — get your ticket now for a unique opportunity to dine with the remarkable Linden MacIntyre as you support your Library.


Tickets are available by phone at 604.925.7425, email foundation@westvanlibrary.ca or at the Library Registration Desk.


SFU Writers Consult

Tuesday, October 4, 4 – 6 p.m., Welsh Hall East 


Need an expert opinion on your writing? E.R. Brown, finalist for the Edgar and Arthur Ellis Awards, will be available for 45 minute consultations. Call 604.925.7403 or visit the Information Desk to register.






Persian Book Club 

Thursday, October 20, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall East 


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Our concerts and music talks offer the very best performers and lecturers from across the Lower Mainland. We’ll get your feet tapping and your hands clapping to the beat. 



Friday Night Concert – Carmanah

Friday, October 21, 7:30 p.m., Main Hall 


Carmanah performs their unique blend of folk, funk and reg­gae with heart, zest and passion, connecting with audiences of all ages and musical preferences.


Opera with Nicolas Krusek

Wednesdays, October 19 – November 16, 12:30 p.m., Welsh Hall 


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In the Gallery

West Vancouver Art Instructors Exhibition

Until Monday, October 17, Art Gallery 


This exhibition demonstrates the wide variety of media, styles and approaches used by the instructors in the creation of their own art.





Views and Vistas

Starts Thursday, October 20, Art Gallery


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It’s About Time

Thursday, October 27, 8:30 – 10 a.m., 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2:15 – 3:45 p.m., 4:45 – 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Join us for our first TEDxWVMLWomen event — a live stream of sessions from TEDWomen2016 in San Francisco. Explore how time and attention shape our lives. Refreshments provided. Sponsored by the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation. 

Experts in Our Community

Rumi, the Mystic and Poet of Love

Monday, October 3, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall 


Dr. Mehdi Meshgini will present an introduction to the visionary 13th century Persian mystic and poet Mowlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, known in the West simply as Rumi.



A Look into William Krisel’s Palm Springs

Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall


Join Heidi Creighton for stunning architectural photographs of Palm Springs and Palm Desert. More information


The Face Within the Painting

Monday, October 24, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall 


Patrick Bruskiewich will unearth secrets of the Mona Lisa, including what appears to be a second face! More information

Health + Wellness

Food and Mood – Eating to Enhance Wellbeing

Wednesday, October 5, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall 


Registered Dietician Ellen Mckay will explore how the food that we eat can directly influence how we feel, and how we can properly nourish our mind and body for a healthful and happy life.



Have you checked out our Health + Wellness resources? Whether in print or online, we can help you make healthy choices for you and your entire family.   

General Learning

Philosophers’ Cafe – Promises, Promises

Thursday, October 20, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall


What obligations do the winners of an election have to carry out their promises in a timely way? With Moderator Randall MacKinnon.



If you're new to West Vancouver, discover our great language programming, resources and a community of support. Start exploring today!   


English Corner

Fridays, 10 a.m., Welsh Hall


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Let’s Talk!

Beginner: Mondays,10:30 a.m.

Intermediate: Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall East


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Tech Talk – Living and Working with Augmented and Virtual Reality

Wednesday, October 19, 6 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Join Dr. Barry Po to learn more about the current and future applications of augmented and virtual reality. Online Registration is recommended to ensure a spot in this session.



Computer Basics

Wednesday, October 12, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


Visit or call the Community Computing Centre at 604.925.7405 to register. More information.


Getting Started with Instagram

Saturday, October 15, 10:30 a.m., Computer Training Room


Register online


Getting Started With Library Ebooks – iPads and Tablets

Monday, October 17, 5 p.m., Computer Training Room


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.


Fire Station Storytime | All Ages

Friday, October 14, 10:30 a.m., Storyhouse


Join us during Fire Prevention Week and learn about fire prevention and safety through songs and stories with West Van firefighter Marcia James.

Early Years

Storyhouse Family Drop-In | Ages 0 – 5

Mondays, 12:45 p.m., Storyhouse


Celebrate learning in a relaxed environment led by a certified Early Childhood Educator. No program October 10. 



Properties Family Hub Library Hour | All Ages

Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Chartwell Elementary School


Our Pop-Up Library comes to you! Get a library card, borrow and return books and DVDs, get help from a librarian, download ebooks and e-audiobooks, play a family game and much, much more. Online registration is encouraged. 



Gleneagles Pop-Up Library – Spooktacular! | All Ages

Thursday, October 27, 10 a.m., Gleneagles Community Centre


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Halloween Puppet Show | Ages 3+

Friday, October 28, 10:30 a.m. AND 4 p.m., Welsh Hall


Register online (10:30 a.m., 4 p.m.)


TAG Meeting

Monday, October 24, 7 p.m., Storyhouse


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Video Tablets



Borrow a Video Tablet loaded with popular online streaming services, including Netflix, shomi, and so much more. Reserve yours today!


The Best for Your Book Club 


Want to make this your best book club year yet? Use our 2016 Selections as your guide — your club members will thank you.


Read the World


From glossy magazines to international newspapers, we subscribe to hundreds of online publications to keep you connected to the world's news.


Community Awards


The West Vancouver Community Awards submission deadline is Friday, September 30. Nominate someone today you feel deserves recognition!  


Community Energy and Emissions Plan



The Community Energy and Emissions Plan will be presented to Council at the Regular meeting on October 3 in Municipal Hall. All are welcome to attend. 

Library Family

Friends' Book Sale



The Friends' Fall Book Sale kicks off on Thursday, October 13 with the members-only presale (memberships available at the door) from 6 – 8:30 p.m.


Stock up on great bargains at the public sale, Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.. 


Interested in becoming a Friend? New members are always welcome! Find all the details here





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
General Inquires: 604.925.7400

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