West Vancouver Memorial Library

Tuesday, October 24, 2017



WVML Foundation's Annual Fundraising Speaker and Dinner Evening


Join us for this must-hear presentation with one of the world's leading futuriss. Daniel Burrus is an internationally acclaimed author and speaker on the topics of innovation, technological change and the future. He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author and has built a worldwide reputation for predicting technological change and its impact on the world. You will find his ideas provocative, timely and applicable to your personal and professional lives.


Tickets now available through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation by phone: 604.925.7425, email: foundation@westvanlibrary.ca or at the Library's Account Services Desk. 


Readings from "Lalayee"

Thursday, October 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Welsh Hall 


Haideh Hashemi and Davood Marzara will read from Lalayee, their Farsi translation of Kim Thúy’s award-winning autobiographical novel, Ru.


After the reading, Hashemi and Marzarathey will answer questions and sign books, which will be available for purchase. This event will be in Farsi.



Honouring Reconciliation: Hearing the Truth —
Reading Circles


Read and discuss Bev Sellars' acclaimed memoir, They Called Me Number One. Library staff will facilitate each Reading Circle discussion to expand our understanding of local Indigenous history, impacts of colonialism and its ongoing effects on Indigenous peoples.


Please register for only one of the available sessions:


Monday, October 16, 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
North Shore Volunteers for Seniors

To register, please call 604.922.1575.   


Wednesday, October 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

To register, please visit wvml.ca/reconciliation or call 604.925.7403. 


Monday, October 30, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
West Vancouver Seniors' Centre

To register, please call 604-925-7280.


Wednesday, November 15, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Gleneagles Community Centre (Seaview Room)

To register, please call 604.921.2100 and use registration code 39359.   


Honouring Reconciliation: Hearing the Truth —
NFB Film Series

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Screenings of exceptional Indigenous-made films from the National Film Board.


The Road Forward

October 2


This musical documentary connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indigenous Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today. Filmmaker Marie Clements will introduce the film and answer questions at the end. 



Angry Inuk
October 16


Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. 



Trick or Treaty

October 23


This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government about issues vital to First Nations in Canada.



Birth of a Family

October 30


Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard.


Friday Night Concert —

Tim Tamashiro

Friday, October 20, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.

Main Hall


Recognized as one of Canada's most endearing jazz vocalists, Tim Tamashiro is also well-known as host of CBC Radio 2's Tonic, where he shares his deep love of jazz six nights a week. Enjoy an evening of great music and stories from Canada's premier jazz evangelist.



West Vancouver Youth Band — Symphonic Strings

Sunday, October 29, 2 – 3 p.m., Welsh Hall


The Symphonic Strings are a talented group of young musicians from across the North Shore. Praised for their mature sound and technical capabilities, this group is a treat to listen to each and every time they perform.



Music Talks with Neil Ritchie

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Join long-time CBC producer Neil Ritchie for five seminars celebrating the unique styles of prominent Canadian musicians. Learn how these artists mixed, mingled and influenced each other as we celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.


October 3 – Diana Krall/Oscar Peterson

October 10 – Teresa Stratas

October 17 – k.d. lang 

October 24 – Lynn Seymour  

October 31 – Glenn Gould  

In the Gallery

Stories, Lessons and Conversations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Through to November 5


An educational display, exploring the history and impact of residential schools, through images and documents from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba.


Image credit: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Bentwood Box, carved by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston. Used with permission. 


English Conversation Circle

Mondays, October 2, 16, 23 and 30
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall


For English language learners who possess a basic foundation in spoken English






Let's Talk

Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall East


Develop your English language skills.



English Corner

Fridays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Welsh Hall


Enjoy English conversation while making new friends.

Health + Wellness

Macular Degeneration and the Aging Eye

Wednesday, October 4, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Welsh Hall 


Cataract surgeon and retinal specialist Dr. Derek Godinho will present an overview of macular degeneration and other conditions that affect the eye with age, as well as prevention, diagnosis and treatment options. 



Essentials of a Basic Plan for the Future

Monday, October 30, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Welsh Hall West


What are the key legal documents in BC to plan for incapacity, end-of-life and after death? This presentation will provide an overview of representation agreements, enduring powers of attorney and wills. Presented by Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry.

Lifelong Learning

Philosophers' Café — First Nations and Language

Thursday, October 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Welsh Hall


Why do we use the different terms First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Aboriginal, Indigenous, status, treaty? What is the politically correct terminology for Indigenous peoples in Canada? How did the words used in the past serve to limit First Peoples, and how can the language of equality be used to heal our past relationships? With guest Moderator Gary George.



New Plant Discoveries From Northern BC's Alpine

Saturday, October 28, 2 – 4 p.m.
Welsh Hall 


Ken Marr, Ph.D, plant biologist and Curator of Botany at the Royal B.C. Museum, will provide an illustrated presentation on the diverse flora of northern BC, including common and rare plants, as well as different landscapes. 


Watch, Listen and Learn — Discover your Digital Library

Thursday, October 12, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Welsh Hall East


Learn how you can access free books, movies, music and courses online with your Library card! Take a tour of all of the fantastic digital resources you have access to that might allow you to cancel some of your paid subscription services.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Internet and an email address. Register online




Tech Talk — Artificial Intelligence

Wednesday, October 18, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Welsh Hall West


Join emerging technologies expert Barry Po to learn about where we are at and where we are heading with Artificial Intelligence.



Protect Yourself from Online Scams

Tuesday, October 24, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Find out how to recognize and avoid scams and scammers online, and learn some best practices for protecting yourself. Register online



Facebook Classes


Facebook 1: Getting Started

Thursday, October 19, 2 – 4 p.m.

Computer Training Room


Get started with Facebook, the most popular social media network in the world! Learn how to set up an account, navigate the Facebook website and update and personalize your Facebook profile. Computer Essentials 3 (or equivalent experience) required. Register online



Facebook 2: Beyond the Basics

Thursday, October 26, 2 – 4 p.m.

Computer Training Room


Learn how to get the most out of Facebook. This class will show you how to find and connect with friends and family on Facebook, send public and private messages and adjust your privacy and security settings. Facebook 1 (or equivalent experience) required. Register online





iPad Essentials Part 1: Using the Tablet

Wednesday, October 11, Computer Training Room


Your first steps towards using an iPad! This gentle, introductory class will cover the differences between iPads and other tablets, the buttons and parts of your device and how to type, tap, swipe and interact with your iPad. No iPad experience required. Register online

Learn and Loan: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Bring Your Own Device: 2 – 3 p.m.



iPad Essentials Part 2: Settings and Wifi

Wednesday, October 18, Computer Training Room

Learn how to go past the basics of your iPad. This class will take you through changing the basic settings of your iPad (font size, passcode and more), connecting to the Internet with wifi and the fundamentals of tablet-based web browsing. Participants must have taken iPad Essentials Part 1. Register online.

Learn and Loan: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Bring Your Own Device: 2 – 3 p.m.



iPad Essentials Part 3: Apps

Wednesday, October 25, 2 – 3 p.m.
Computer Training Room


Learn all about apps! This class will help you navigate the App Store, find useful and secure apps and download them to your iPad. Participants must have taken iPad Essentials 2 (or have equivalent experience). 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.


Gleneagles Pop-Up Library
| All Ages

Thursday, October 19, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Gleneagles Community Centre


Little ones can participate in a storytime at 3:30 pm, older kids can try out Spheros or iPads. People of all ages can play a board game, borrow/return materials, sign up for a library card or get started with downloading ebooks. 



Pro D Day Beginner Sphero Robotics | Ages 9 – 13

Friday, October 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Storyhouse


School’s out but robots are in! Join us for this hands-on program where participants will work in pairs to program a Sphero SPRK+ robot! This program is designed for kids who are using Sphero robots for the first time. Online registration is required and opens Tuesday, October 3 at 10 a.m. 


Teen Advisory Group Meeting
| Ages 13+

Monday, October 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m.



Open to all high school students, Teen Advisory Group is an awesome and welcoming group that meets once a month to discuss teen collections and programming. Earn volunteers hours, meet other students and have a say in what happens in the Library. New members always welcome! Refreshments provided.

Special Events

Fire Station Stories with Marcia James ​| Ages 3 – 5 

Friday, October 13, 10:30 – 11 a.m.



Learn about fire prevention and safety through songs and stories presented by Marcia James of the West Vancouver Fire Department.




Halloween Puppet Show
| Ages 3 – 5 

Friday, October 27, 4 – 4:30 p.m.

or 4 – 4:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


A half-hour puppet show filled with spooky fun!  Online registration opens Tuesday, October 3 at 10 a.m. Please register each child separately.


Holiday Closures



The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9.


World Book



World Book is more than great articles. It includes a citation builder, a timeline creation tool, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos and L'Encyclopédie Découverte? Your Library card is your ticket to these and much more!


Wireless Printing



Don't have a printer at home? You can print documents at the Library from your wireless computer, tablet or phone. Visit wvml.ca/print to get started. 

Library Family

Friends of the Library



The Friends of the Library were proud supporters of the Library's recent Access4All Community Fair and Summer Reading Club Medal Ceremony. 


The next Friends of the Library meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 22 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in Welsh Hall East. New members are always welcome!


WVML Foundation



To donate, or for more information about the Foundation, please 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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