West Vancouver Memorial Library

Thanks for Taking our Survey!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our in-house survey last week. Your input will help us serve you better and plan for our future. We're also running a website survey to improve the digital experience of our Library until February 1. At the end of the survey you can enter a draw for a $100 Park Royal gift card — we'd love to hear from you!


Kay Meek Artists Confidential – The Goodnight Bird
Thursday, February 5, 1:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

An informal chat with members of the cast of The Goodnight Bird, a dark comedy by acclaimed Canadian playwright Colleen Murphy. 


Persian Book Club
Thursday, February 19, 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 – Hooked
Wednesday, February 25, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West

An innocent schoolteacher’s life becomes a nightmare after a chance encounter with a woman and a fish hook.
Music & Movies

Friday Night Concert – 1659
Friday, February 27, 7:30 p.m., Main Hall

This ensemble performs the inspired music of England’s greatest baroque composer, Henry Purcell, and others. Doors open at
7 p.m.

Supported by a generous bequest from the estate of Robert Leslie Welsh, through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation.

Opera with Nicolas Krusek
Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

This series focuses on operas by great Russian composers, including Borodin’s Prince Igor and Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov. These sessions run until Wednesday, March 4.

Music in Hollywood with Michael Conway Baker
Thursday, February 5, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

Join this local award-winning composer for his series on music in the movies. This session’s guest performer is 12 year old piano prodigy Augustin Wright.

Jazz Talks with Neil Ritchie
Tuesdays, February 10, 17 and 24, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

Enjoy this popular series with long time CBC producer Neil Ritchie. This session runs until March 10

February 10The Saxophone
February 17Anita O’Day
February 24Bass Players and Drummers

Sunday Movie Matinees – Oscar Classics 
Sundays, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall

Join us for screenings of Oscar winning films. There's going to be prizes!

February 1Dead Poet’s Society
February 8Out of Africa
February 15Shakespeare in Love
In the Gallery

Cabins to Quilts 
All month long

Created by members of the Lions Gate Quilters Guild, Cabins to Quilts traces the evolution of the log cabin quilt from traditional to more innovative designs and reflects West Vancouver’s transition to a modern community.

Check out these great titles about quilting selected by your librarians. 
Lifelong Learning

Heritage Week
February 16 – 22

Visit us during B.C. Heritage Week for insight into the history and restoration of an important West Vancouver landmark: Hollyburn Lodge. Here's more about what's going on during this year's Heritage Week celebrations.  

Living Together in a Land of Opportunities
Thursday, February 12, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant Amir Hossein Tofigh will provide legal advice for immigrants to Canada.

Capilano Universe Lecture – Optimizing Your Brain’s Abilities
Wednesday, February 18, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall

This series returns with a presentation on optimizing your brain’s memory by Tracy Dignum, instructor and physiotherapist.

Philosophers’ Café – Is Love the Answer?
Friday, February 20, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall East

What issues can love address? What can it conquer and create? What are its limits?

Let's Talk!
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

Develop your English skills while discussing current events. No registration required. This session runs until March 4.

English Corner
Fridays, 10 a.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. This session runs until March 13.

Getting Started with Library Ebooks – iPads and Tablets*
Thursday, February 12, 6:30 p.m., Computer Training Room

Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website, place holds and check-out ebooks with your tablet. Online registration is available. 


Getting Started with Twitter*
Saturday, February 14, 10:30 a.m., Computer Training Room

Sign-up and get started with Twitter, the social news site that connects you with the world. Online registration is available. 

Getting Started with Library Ebooks – Kobo*
Thursday, February 19, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website, place holds and check-out ebooks with your Kobo. Online registration is available. 

Computer Basics*
Friday, February 20, 4 p.m., Computer Training Room

A gentle introductory class. No experience necessary. Registration is required.

iPad Learn and Loan*
Thursday, February 26, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Allow us to introduce you to the iPad! No experience necessary. 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.

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

Families with children aged six and under are invited to come and celebrate learning in a fun, relaxed environment led by a qualified Early Childhood Educator. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. No drop-in on February 9.

Fun in French | 3 – 8Y
Sundays, 1:30 p.m., Storyhouse

Children will enjoy French stories, songs and more. Venez vous amuser en Français avec des histoires, des marionettes et des chansons.


Book Buddies | 6 – 12Y
Saturday, February 7, 10:15 a.m., Welsh Hall

Children will play literacy games and practise their reading skills with teen volunteers during this one hour program. Kids must be school-aged and able to read some English on their own.

Properties Family Hub Kids Book Club | 8 – 12Y
Tuesdays, March 24 – April 28, 3:15 p.m., Chartwell Elementary School

Learn, laugh and share together while discussing great books and meeting new friends. This program is offered in partnership with the Properties Family Hub. Online registration opens at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 23.

Properties Family Hub Kids App Club | 8 – 12Y
Thursdays, March 26 – April 30, 3:15 p.m., Chartwell Elementary School

Use a variety of tablets and apps to learn new things in this fun-filled technology program. This program is offered in partnership with the Properties Family Hub. Online registration opens at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 23.

TAG Meeting
Wednesday, February 11, 7 p.m., Storyhouse

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

Creative Writing Workshop – Create a Magic Animal! | 8 – 12Y
Tuesday, March 10, 2 p.m., Storyhouse

Calling all 8 – 12 year old writers! Join Kallie George, author of the new Magical Animal Adoption Agency series from Disney Press, for a fun, inspiring creative writing workshop. Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 16.


Fun with Scratch! Introduction to Computer Programming | 9 – 13Y
Tuesdays, March 10 and 17, 10:15 a.m., Computer Training Room

Learn how programming language differs from everyday language using the Raspberry Pi, then use your new knowledge to create your own animations. Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 16

Lights, Camera, Action! Fun with iMovie! | 8Y+
Thursday, March 12, 2:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Be in front of the camera or behind the scenes to create an exciting movie trailer using iMovie. Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 16.
Holiday Closure

Family Day

The Library will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 9. Enjoy the long weekend!
Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Concert | All Ages

Kids of every age are invited to join us on February 21 at 11:30 a.m. for a performance by the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble. Listen to beautiful sounds and gain knowledge of traditional Chinese music. Online registration begins February 2 at 10 a.m.
Read All About It!

Shift into Ebook Overdrive


Downloading ebooks using Overdrive is easier than ever! Here's a handy step-by-step video to help you start downloading free ebooks today. We've got lots of other great technology help right here

B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction

The four finalists for the 11th annual B.C. Non-Fiction Award have been announced. The winning title will be unveiled at the February 13 award show. Reserve your copy of these books from our collection today!

Freedom to Read Week
February 22 – 28

Freedom to Read Week celebrates free expression across the country. Find out more about what's in store. 
Technology Times

West Van Codes

Interested in learning how to program computers? Do you like learning independently? Join our Community Computing Centre Staff in learning Python through an online university level course offered by Coursera. The fun starts February 2 and our first meet up is February 4 — get all the details.

Tech Talks – 3D Printing

Our new Tech Talks series continues on February 19 at 7 p.m. with the How/What/Whys of 3D Printing — learn about and discuss this fascinating technology with special guests from the 3D604 group, and watch in amazement during a real live printing demo!
Library Family


All of the Friends are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, January 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Welsh Hall — it's election time! The next monthly meeting is set for February 25 at 12:30 p.m., also in the Welsh Hall


The WVML Foundation is pleased to announce that aesthetic and structural upgrades are underway to the Library courtyard. This enhancement to the Library is possible through your generous donations. To donate, click here or call the office at 604.925.7425.

West Vancouver Memorial Library
1950 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1J8
General Inquires: 604.925.7400

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