West Vancouver Memorial Library

Temporary New Home for Home Services

During the construction on the West Wing, Home Services will be located in the Fiction section on the Main Floor along with the Large Print books. Home Services will be unavailable on May 19 while we make this move and resume on May 20 in the new location. Please speak to any staff member if you have any questions or concerns.



Authors in Our Community – Riding In Style: The First Twenty-Five Years: A Memoir

Wednesday, May 4, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West


From logging camps and motorcycle trips to rough-and-rollicking mines, Alan McGowan has done it all. Ride alongside Alan through B.C.’s early days with wild stories so farfetched they have to be true.




Persian Book Club

Thursday, May 19, 2 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room


Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose. Led by Feloor Talebi.


Authors in Our Community – Careyon: The True Story of a Young Love that Tore a Family Apart

Wednesday, May 25, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West


When author Cindy Graves’s father fires a shotgun at an unknown car that had been repeatedly trespassing on his rural property, he unwittingly triggers a series of events that would land him in jail and blow his family apart.

In the Gallery

Booktopia Teen Art Exhibit

All month


For the month of May, local teen artwork is displayed around the Library in celebration of Booktopia! This exhibition is a showcase for youthful imagination and creativity. All of the works in this exhibition were created by students from West Vancouver secondary schools. Discover more about Booktopia.


Hobby Extravaganza!

Mark May 14 on your calendar — our Hobby Extravaganza is taking over the Welsh Hall!


Hobby Fair

10 a.m.


Learn from the experts and discover exciting hobbies, like stained glass cutting, woodcarving, quilting, genealogy and photography!



Beginners' Knitting Class

2 p.m.


Knitting specialist Cheryl Webster will teach you basic tools, techniques and patterns to help you start your own knitting project. Call 604.925.7403 to register


Beginners' Cake Decorating Class

3 p.m.


Join Laurie Vestergaard, pastry expert from Vancouver Community College, and learn how to design and prepare cakes and cupcakes. Call 604.925.7403 to register

Lifelong Learning

Advice You Can’t Afford to Miss!

Wednesday, May 11, Talk: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Appointments: 2:30 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall


Join representatives of the West Vancouver Branch of the Royal Bank to learn how you can identify and protect yourself from financial fraud, and hear about some of the “common scams” that have targeted seniors in our community.  Following this one hour talk, RBC staff will be available to meet individually to assist you with email and answer your questions. To make an appointment call 604.925.7405.



Philosophers’ Cafe – Is the Imperative “Use Benign Neglect” an Appropriate Action or Just an Appealing Aphorism?

Friday, May 20, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall East


Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a 20th century US president’s urban affairs adviser, had an interesting, counterintuitive notion. Is this something which holds promise or is it simply an oxymoron?

Health + Wellness

Understanding Osteoporosis and the Effects of Exercise on Bone Health

Monday, May 9, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Local health experts Dr. Kevin McLeod and Matthew Conway will discuss the causes and symptoms of osteoporosis, and provide valuable prevention and treatment strategies. 


Presented in partnership with the following organizations:


  • Lions Gate Cardiac Rehab and Cardiometabolic Clinic
  • Liberation Fitness
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • North Vancouver District Public Library
  • North Vancouver City Library 

Let's Talk

Beginner: Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

Intermediate: Wednesdays,, 7 p.m. 


Elizabeth Musto Room


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




English Corner

Fridays,10 a.m., Welsh Hall


Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. 


Tech Talk – Creating a Website with Wordpress

Tuesday, May 17, 6 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Wordpress may be best known for blogging, but it’s also a great platform to create and maintain websites. If you’re interested in learning more about building your own website, you won’t want to miss this Tech Talk.



Device and Tablet Clinic

Saturday, May 7, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Sign up for a 30 minute appointment to receive individualized help using iPads, Androids and other mobile devices. To book your half hour appointment, call 604.925.7405.


Internet and Online Searching

Thursday, May 12, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


This class will cover Google searches, Google Maps, Wikipedia and more. Register online.


Getting Started with Facebook

Saturday, May 14, 10:30 a.m., Computer Training Room


Discover Facebook, the most popular social media network! Register online.


Getting Started With Library Ebooks – iPads and Tablets

Thursday, May 19, 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. 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.


Booktopia Fairy Tale Puppet Show – The Paper Bag Princess | Ages 3+

Saturday, May 7, 11:30 a.m., Welsh Hall


Join youth librarians for a special presentation of Robert Munsch’s classic, The Paper Bag Princess. Register online. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.



Booktopia Lights, Camera, Book Review | Ages 9 – 13

Saturday, May 7, 2:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Be a library star! Write your own book reviews and then film and edit them to appear on the library website! Parents/ Caregivers will be required to sign a photo release form for children to participate in the program. Register online.

Early Years

Storyhouse Family Drop-In | Birth – Kindergarten

Mondays, May 2, 9 and 16, 12:45 p.m., Storyhouse


Families with children from birth to kindergarten are invited to come and celebrate learning in a fun, relaxed environment led by a certified Early Childhood Educator.



Parent Child Mother Goose®

Thursdays, June 2 – July 28

Toddlers: 9:15 a.m.

Infants: 10:30 – a.m.



A group experience for parents and their infants focusing on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Register online through the Family Services of the North Shore website at familyservices.bc.ca.


Puppet Fun with Mr. Hatch | Ages 4 – 10

Wednesday, May 11, 3:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Join a member of the Axis Theatre Company for a behind-the scenes look at their upcoming Kay Meek Theatre puppet production, Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. Hear the story that inspired the play, meet the puppet version of Mr. Hatch and make your own puppet! Parents/caregivers must attend with children under 6 years old. Register online.


TAG Meeting

Monday, May 16, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall


Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a welcoming group that discusses teen collections and programming. New members welcome! Refreshments provided.

Holiday Closure


The Library will be closed for the Victoria Day long weekend on Sunday, May 22 and Monday, May 23. Enjoy the long weekend everyone!

What's New

Technology Fair 

April 29 and 30



Imagine IT – Touch, test and tinker at our Imagine IT Technology Fair on April 29 (4 – 8 p.m.) and 30 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.). This all ages event will get you up close and personal with technologies including 3D printing, digitization, coding, robotics and more.  


Harry Greenwood – Citizen of the Year!


Huge congratulations to long-time member of the Library family Harry Greenwood for winning Citizen of the Year at the West Van Chamber of Commerce 2016 President's Dinner and Excellence Awards! The award couldn't have gone to a more deserving recipient. 

Library Family



Shred It and Forget It – Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Back by popular demand, for a minumum $5 donation, the Friends invite 

you to toss all your unwanted personal paper into the secure shredder that will be stationed in the Library’s west parking lot. All proceeds will benefit the Library.





Looking for LARGE PRINT or talking books? The Library's collection of over 4,000 large print novels and over 20,000 audiobooks is supported by donations to the WVML Foundation.


To find out 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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