West Vancouver Memorial Library

Digital Learning @ WVML



West Vancouver's digital learning place, The Lab, opens March 1!


The Lab transforms digital learning into a collaborative and creative experience. Tools in The Lab support:

  • Digitizing personal and local history
  • Creating digital media like videos, podcasts, music and books
  • Coding with robots and electronic circuitry
  • Exploring emerging technologies like virtual reality and 3D printing

The Lab will host a rotating schedule of programs that include classes, practice sessions, workshops with experts and drop-in sessions.


We can't wait to see what you learn, develop, create and share together in this exciting new space!


Special Events

The Lab Opening Event

Thursday, March 1, 3:30 – 6 p.m.

The Lab (Lower Floor)


Join us for the opening of West Vancouver’s digital learning place, The Lab.


RSVP to the Facebook event here



3:30 p.m.  Opening Remarks & Ribbon Cutting


3:45 – 6 p.m.  Stay and play with our new technology tools!

Technology — All Ages

Registration is now open for all March digital learning programs


We have over 75 registered programs, drop-ins and meet-ups in March to choose from!





For a full list of activities and registration information, see wvml.ca/labcalendar (navigate to March)



We are especially excited about the following digital learning opportunities being offered this month:




Tech Talk — Beyond the Buzz:
Navigating Deceptive Media

Join Ernesto Peña and Claire Ahn, PhD candidates at UBC, for a critical discussion about the current media landscape. Gain insights and tools for

targeting deceptive media

Wednesday March 7, 6 – 7:30 p.m.


Digitization Basics

Get an overview of how to use the Library's digitization equipment to convert photos, films and cassette tapes from analogue to digital formats.

Monday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.




Family 1-2-3 Code! | Ages 4 – 8

Children and parents/caregivers will work together on building basic computational thinking skills – without computers! We'll use our Kibo and Cubetto robots, Code-a-Pillar, board games and more.

Saturday, March 24, 2:30 – 4 p.m.


Skype Visit with Minecraft Author Sean Fay Wolfe | Ages 6+

Join us for a special Skype visit with Sean Fay Wolfe, author of the Elementia Chronicles. We'll also have some special giveaways!

Thursday, March 29, 2 – 3 p.m.


Persian Book Club

Thursday, March 15, 2 – 4 p.m.

Welsh Hall East


Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose. Participants must be fluent in Persian.



Persian Storytelling

Saturday, March 17, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Welsh Hall


Storyteller Feloor Talebi will transport you with classic Persian tales from Ferdowsi told in English, with musical accompaniment. All ages welcome.



Authors in Our Community — Muse of Fire by Carol M. Cram

Wednesday, March 28, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Welsh Hall West


Join Carol M. Cram as she discusses her latest novel, The Muse of Fire


Monday Movie Nights —

Murder on the Orient Express

Monday, March 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


A stylish adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery with an all-star ensemble.





Monday, March 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Based on the inspiring true story of Robin Cavendish, who defied his bleak polio prognosis to become a pioneering advocate for people with disabilities.



The Glass Castle

Monday, March 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


A touching chronicle of adventure and hardship growing up nomadically with loving but dysfunctional parents. 



Viceroy's House

Monday, March 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Hopes for a peaceful transition following the end of British colonial rule in India are dashed by partition and its violent aftermath.


Opera with Nicolas Krusek

Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28
12:30 –  2:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 – 1787) gained prominence with dramatic and radical new operas including Orfeo ed Euridice, Alceste and Iphigénie en Tauride.




Friday Night Concert —
Qristina & Quinn

Friday, March 23, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m., Main Hall


Born on Canada’s West Coast, siblings Qristina & Quinn Bachand explore various musical traditions, fusing styles such as old-time, celtic, folk and jazz to create their own distinctive sound.

In the Gallery

Charles van Sandwyk: Illustrator, Writer, Wanderer

March 1 – April 27, Art Gallery


Whether it is a hand painted watercolour or a limited edition hand bound book, the work of Charles van Sandwyk continues to inspire and enchant. 


English Corner

Fridays, March 2, 9, 16 and 30, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Welsh Hall


Enjoy English conversation while making new friends.







English Conversation Circle

Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26

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, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Welsh Hall East


Develop your English language skills while discussing current events.

Lifelong Learning

Experts in Our Community —

A Journey around Britain with Ian McBeath

Thursday, March 8, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


See a snapshot of Britain through the eyes of West Vancouver author and traveler Ian McBeath, who will present his scenic journey around Britain while recounting the intriguing stories that happened along the way. 






Philosophers' Café —

Direct Democracy

Thursday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Welsh Hall


February topic: How can direct democracy be obtained in a modern world?



Strata Homeowner Survival Guide — Tips for Avoiding Problems with Your Strata Corporation

Thursday, March 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


This presentation covers topics such as insurance, parking arrangements, payment of strata fees, the obligation to repair and maintain and the Civil Resolution Tribunal.


Presented in partnership with the People's Law School

Special Events

Celebrate the Chinese Spring Lantern Festival | Ages 4+

Saturday, March 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.



Join staff from the Panda Pocket Chinese Learning Centre for fun activities including stories, trying traditional food, decorating lanterns and more. 


Online registration is required. 



Norooz Family Storytime | All Ages

Saturday, March 17, 11:30 – 12 p.m., Storyhouse


Please join us for a special storytime in anticipation of Norooz with song, rhymes and stories in Farsi and English. This is a drop-in program and everyone is welcome!



Mason Bee Workshop 


AGES 6 – 8: Tuesday, March 20
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Storyhouse

Children must attend with a parent or caregiver.


AGES 9 – 12: Wednesday, March 28
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Storyhouse


Learn how to identify mason bees, build a home with paper tubes and discover what makes their life-cycle so fascinating. All materials provided. Online registration opens Thursday, March 1



Easter Puppet Show | Ages 3+

Friday, March 23, 10:30 – 11 a.m. or 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Welsh Hall


Hop over to the Library for an exciting Easter puppet show! Online registration is required, please register each child separately. 


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


Movie Matinée – Coco 

Saturday, March 24, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Welsh Hall


Desperate to prove his musical talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.


Teen Advisory Group Meeting
| Ages 13+

Monday, March 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m.



Teen Advisory Group is an awesome and welcoming group that meets once a month to discuss teen collections and programming. New members always welcome! 


Holiday Closures



The Library will be closed for Easter on Friday, March 30; Sunday, April 1; and Monday, April 2.  


New Citizen Engagement Centre at WVML



Stay informed by accessing municipal, provincial and federal government resources in one spot! Our new Citizen Engagement Centre is next to the Information Desk in the Main Hall.


Now Open! Our New Quiet Study Room



For serene quiet and concentration, settle into one of 22 carrels in this newly opened, brightly lit space on the lower floor. Carrels are equipped with outlets and two computers are available for public use. 


Spring Break at the Library



Looking for something to do over Spring Break? Our Youth Department is offering over 20 programs! Check out our event listings here.


Library Family

Friends of the Library



The next Friends of the Library meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at 12:30 p.m. in the Welsh Hall. Stay tuned for the results of our February AGM election results!


WVML Foundation



SAVE THE DATE! The Foundation's 2018 author fundraising event will feature award-winning travel writer and novelist, Will Ferguson. Sunday, October 23 at the Capilano Golf & Country Club.

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