West Vancouver Memorial Library

Celebrate the Season!

The holidays are just around the corner — we’ve got a festive line-up of magical movies, merry music and performing puppets the whole family will love. We look forward to celebrating the season with you!


Persian Book Club
Thursday, December 17, 2 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literature. Participants must be fluent in Persian. Led by Feloor Talebi. 
Holiday Movie Matinees

Inside Out | All Ages
Monday, December 21, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall

When young Riley’s family uproots to San Francisco, her emotions get into all kinds of trouble trying to help Riley navigate the changes.

Minions| All Ages
Tuesday, December 22, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall

After a long series of unsuccessful masters, a few brave Minions set out to find a new evil boss.

Muppet Christmas Carol | All Ages
Wednesday, December 23, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall

Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets in this hilarious adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale.

Festive Music in the Main Hall
December 16, 17 and 18, 2 p.m., Main Hall

Pianist Jerri Mercer will play a lovely selection of classical and contemporary music of the season on our beautiful grand piano.


Saturday Afternoon Concert – The Laudate Singers
Saturday, December 19, 2 p.m., Main Hall

Bring the whole family to this all ages Christmas concert. Come early for best seating!
In the Gallery

Cultural Journey
Until January 12, 2016

This exhibition highlights the backbone of the Squamish Territory — the Sea-to-Sky Corridor. Panels and photographs tell the story of some of the most extraordinary natural features found along the way.
Lifelong Learning

Philosophers’ Cafe – Ethics and Socio-technological Change
Friday, December 18, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall East

Rapid change presents us with new and complex ethical questions and challenges. How can ethics keep up with and remain relevant in an environment of ever faster change? What ethics or principles stand the test of time?

Let's Talk
Wednesdays, December 2, 9 and 16, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

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


English Corner
Fridays, December 4, 11 and 18, 10 a.m., Welsh Hall

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. 

Getting Started with Skype*
Thursday, December 3, 2 or 3 p.m., Multimedia Lab

Learn how to use Skype to connect with friends and family around the world. You will be assigned one of two sessions — 2 or 3 p.m. Register online.

Code Week – Getting Started with Programming using the Raspberry Pi*
Tuesday, December 8, 10:30 a.m.,Computer Training Room

Discover the foundations of computational thinking and computer programming with the popular Raspberry Pi and Scratch. No experience needed. Register online.

Getting Started with Instagram*
Tuesday, December 8, 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.

Getting Started With Library Ebooks – Kobo*
Thursday, December 10, 2:30 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.

ipad Learn and Loan*
Thursday, December 10, 4 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Allow us to introduce you to the iPad! No experience necessary in this two hour tour, but patrons must have a valid West Van library card to borrow the iPad for two weeks. Register online.

Code Week – Introduction to HTML and CSS*
Thursday, December 10, 6 p.m., Computer Training Room

Join us and learn the basics of HTML and CSS, the foundations of web design. Register online.

Uploading and Editing Your Photos Online Using Photobucket*
Tuesday, December 15, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

Learn how to use Photobucket to upload and edit your digital photos. Make sure to bring your digital camera and cord with you, or your photos on a USB stick ready to upload. Register online.

Device and Tablet Clinic*
Thursday, December 17, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Book an appointment to get help with iPads, androids and more. Register online.

* Registration is required. For more information, visit or call the Community Computing Centre Desk at 604.925.7405604.925.7405.

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

Holiday Puppet Show | Ages 3+
Friday, December 11, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Welsh Hall

The family will love our merry, festive half-hour puppet show to get you into the holiday spirit. Register online. Please register each child separately.

Cap Kodaly Orff | Ages 2 – 3
Fridays, January 8 – February 26, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Storyhouse

Children experience the joy of making music through song, games, dance and instruments. These sample classes are a great introduction to the Kodaly Orff method, which also develops skills that children will carry with them into further music lessons.

Registration is by lottery and begins Tuesday, December 1. Please call (604.925.7408604.925.7408) or visit the Youth Department to be added to the list.

Parent Child Mother Goose
Wednesdays, January 6 – March 9, Toddlers: 9:15 a.m., Infants: 10:30 a.m., Storyhouse

This group experience for parents and infants focuses on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Parents gain skills and confidence which enables them to create positive family patterns during their children's crucial early years and give their children healthy early experiences with language and communication. 

Registration is online through Family Services of the North Shore and begins on Tuesday, December 8 at 9 a.m.

Will Stroet Live! | All Ages
Saturday, December 12, 11:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

Award-winning children’s musician Will Stroet connects with kids through high-energy, interactive and educational music in English and French. Register online.

Code Week – Learn to Code with HTML! | Ages 9 – 13
Saturday, December 12, 2:15 p.m., Computer Training Room

Learn creativity and communication through code! Participants must sign up for a free Thimble account before attending the program. Register online.

Code Week – 1-2-3 Code! Introducing Young Children to Computational Thinking | Ages 3 – 8
Saturday, December 12, 2:30 p.m., Storyhouse

Join us for fun activities where the whole family can learn how to think like a computer together. Register online. All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Book Buddies | Ages 6 – 12
Tuesdays, January 12 – February 2, 3:45 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. Online registration begins Tuesday, December 15 at 10 a.m.

Pro-D Day Fun with Scratch! Introduction to Computer Programming | Ages 9 – 13 
Friday, January 15, 10:30 a.m., Computer Training Room

Learn how programming language differs from everyday language using the Raspberry Pi, a credit card sized computer. Use your new knowledge to create animations using Scratch, an educational program created at MIT. No previous computer programming experience is required. Online registration opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15

Pro-D Day Lights, Camera, Book Review! | Ages 9 – 13
Friday, January 15, 2 p.m., Storyhouse

Write your own book reviews and then film and edit them so they can appear on our website! Parents/caregivers will be asked to sign a photo release form so the video book reviews can be displayed on the library website. Online registration opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15.

Fun in French | Ages 3 – 8
Sundays, January 17 – March 6, 1:30 p.m., Storyhouse

Enjoy French stories, songs and more. Venez vous amuser en Français avec des histoires, des marionettes et des chansons. Register online (No program on February 7).

TAG Meeting
Monday, December 14, 7 p.m., Storyhouse

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is an awesome and welcoming group who meet once a month to discuss teen collections and programming. New members always welcome! Refreshments provided.

Holiday Closure

The Library will be closed for the holidays from Thursday, December 24 – Saturday, December 26; open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, December 27 – Thursday, December 31; closed for New Year's Day, Friday, January 1, 2016. Happy holidays everyone!

Seasonal Greeting Cards

This year, why not send your friends and family a winter-themed seasonal greeting card from our Digital Collection? It'll warm their hearts this winter.

Bag One Now 

Our stylish, rugged, 100 per cent cotton book bags are on sale at the Registration Desk for just $5 plus tax. Bag one this holday season!
Library Family


A huge congratulations to our amazing Friends of the Library for winning a West Vancouver Community Award for Civic Commitment. The people in the photo are Robbie Innis (Membership), Edda Davis (Vice President), Mary-Ann Booth (West Van Councillor), Rosemin Ebrahim (President), and Shirley Forrester (Member at Large). 

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


Thank you to the generous sponsors, attendees and volunteers who made our special evening with Ann-Marie MacDonald a huge success. We could not have done it without the support of each and every one of you.

For more information about the Foundation, visit our website or call 604.925.7425604.925.7425

West Vancouver Memorial Library
1950 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1J8
General Inquires: 604.925.7400604.925.7400

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