West Vancouver Memorial Library

Booktopia's Back!

Booktopia, the West Vancouver Children’s Literature Festival, is back for its 11th year! This year includes an internationally renowned line-up, an illustrators' workshop, a student art exhibit and so much more. Find all the details at westvanlibrary.ca/booktopia
 

Culture
Literary

Persian Book Club
Thursday, May 21, 2 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose. Participants must be fluent in Persian. Led by Feloor Talebi. 
 

Authors in Our Community – Leap to Freedom
Wednesday, May 27, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Visionary and bestselling author Devrah Laval teaches us how to live a guilt-free and enlightened life. 
Music

Music in Hollywood with Michael Conway Baker
Thursday, May 7, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

This local award-winning composer’s series on music for the movies includes interesting anecdotes and a performance by a special guest musician. 

 

Jazz in the Afternoon with the Jaré/Keenlyside/Gubbels Trio 
Thursday, May 28, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall

An afternoon of live jazz with insightful and entertaining commentary. 
Movies

Monday Movie Nights
Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

- The Grand Seduction (May 4)

- Pride (May 11)

-The Theory of Everything (May 25)
In the Gallery

Booktopia Youth Art Exhibit 
All Month, Art Gallery

Dozens of delightful pieces created by youth artists attending secondary schools in West Vancouver, including digital animations in Room 14. 

 

Post-It Gallery in Room 14
All Month, Room 14

Calling all teen artists, writers, doodlers, poets, ranters and more!  Put your creativity down on a post-it and cover the walls of Room 14 with your artistic expressions. Stop by throughout May and add your creative post-it to the wall. Post-its provided! 
Culture
Lifelong Learning

The Making of The Three Waters
Saturday, May 23, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall

Attend a lecture by Dr. Rob Butler, author, naturalist, artist and writer/producer of The Three Waters, a film about the Salish Sea.

 

Why "Doing Less Better" is a Big Idea
Thursday, May 7, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall

Retired Nabob Foods CEO and former marketing and corporate strategy consultant John Bell addresses the complexity virus that is stifling today's business, and illustrates why strategic sacrifice in the right places is the secret to clarity and resilience.

Philosophers’ Café – Adequacy and Accuracy of Economic Indicators
Friday, May 15, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall East

What do current standard economic indicators tell us? Are important externalities considered? Does the Gross Domestic Happiness measurement provide useful additional information?
ESL

Let's Talk!
Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

Develop your English skills while discussing current events. No registration required.
    


 

English Corner
Fridays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10 a.m., Welsh Hall

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. 
Technology

Computer Basics for Beginners*
Thursday, May 7, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

In this gentle introduction, you’ll learn how to use a mouse and keyboard, open and close a program, and use Windows and the Internet.
 

Getting Started with Pinterest*
Tuesday, May 12, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

Dive into Pinterest, the social and visual site that gets you inspired and organized! Online registration is available.

Getting Started With Library Ebooks – iPads and Tablets*
Thursday, May 14, 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. Online registration is available. 

Tech Talks – Productivity in the Age of Information Overload
Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Discover tips and tricks to stay organized and on top of things in this age of excess information. 

Device Clinics*
Friday, May 15, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall East

Want to know more about iPads and Android devices? Sign up for one of these clinics to test some tablets. Online registration is available. 

Ipad Learn and Loan*
Thursday, May 21, 6 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Allow us to introduce you to the iPad. You need a valid West Van library card to borrow the iPad for three weeks. Online registration is available. 

Internet Plus*
Thursday, May 28, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

Handy tips and tricks to get the most out of your time online. Online registration is available.


* Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call the Community Computing Centre Desk at 604.925.7405.
 
Culture
Booktopia

Booktopia Reception | All Ages
Friday, May 8, 4 p.m., Youth Department

Celebrate Booktopia! See the winner of the Member of Parliament Writing Award by MP John Weston and celebrate the teen artists featured in the Library’s Youth Artwork Display. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Library. Everyone is welcome.
 

Booktopia Puppet Show – The Fisherman and His Wife | Ages 3+
Saturday, May 9, 11:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

A fisherman and his wife encounter a magical fish in this puppet show based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Online registration.

Booktopia Youth Art Exhibit 
All Month, Art Gallery

Dozens of delightful pieces created by youth artists attending secondary schools in West Vancouver, including digital animations in Room 14. 

Post-It Gallery in Room 14
All Month, Room 14

Calling all teen artists, writers, doodlers, poets, ranters and more!  Put your creativity down on a post-it and cover the walls of Room 14 with your artistic expressions. Stop by throughout May and add your creative post-it to the wall. Post-its provided. 
Storytimes

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

Storyhouse Family Drop-In
Mondays, 12:45 p.m., Storyhouse (no class May 18)

Celebrate learning in a fun environment led by an Early Childhood Educator. Co-sponsored with the West Vancouver Child & Family Hub and the West Vancouver School District.
 

Parent-Child Mother Goose | 0 – 11 Months | Ages 1 – 2.5
Mondays, June 1 – July 27, 9:15 a.m. (0 – 11 months) and 10:30 a.m. (ages 1 – 2.5), Storyhouse

Parents and their babies experience the pleasure and power of sharing rhymes, songs and stories. There are no toys, puppets or instruments — just language, eye contact and gentle touching to connect parent and child.Registration is through Family Services of the North Shore and begins online Monday, May 4 at 9 a.m.
Kids

Pro-D Day – Build a Fortune Teller with the Rasperry Pi! | Ages 9 – 13 
Friday, May 15, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

Program your own fortune teller and try out some basic computer programming using Python in this more advanced Raspberry Pi class. Registrants must have taken a previous Raspberry Pi class through the Library or have previous experience with Scratch to participate. Online registration
Teens

TAG Meeting
Wednesday, May 13, 7 p.m., Storyhouse

Make a difference! Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a forum for teens to have their say in teen collections and programming. Refreshments provided.
News
BiblioBites

Holiday Closure



The Library will be closed for the Victoria Day long weekend on Sunday, May 17 and Monday, May 18.
 

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Welcoming Newcomers

Learn more about the great services we have to offer. Watch our Welcome to the Library video in English, French, Farsi, Korean, Chinese, Tagalog or Japanese. Start exploring your Library today.

Citizen of the Year!

Congratulations to Library Board member and dedicated West Vancouverite Geoff Jopson for winning Citizen of the Year at the April 23 President's Dinner and Excellence Awards put on by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. The award couldn't have gone to a more deserving recipient!

Bag One Before They're Gone

Our stylish, rugged, 100% cotton book bags are on sale now at the registration desk for just $5 plus tax. Bag one while supplies last!
Library Family

Friends

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

Foundation

Need to be well-informed on a health issue? Check out the Library's Health and Wellness section. A generous donation to the WVML Foundation  ensures that the Library has a consumer health collection that is unique in the Lower Mainland.  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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