West Vancouver Memorial Library

What's On - February

Welcoming Communities Dialogue
Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m., Kay Meek Centre

How can we become a more united and inclusive community? CBC’s Mark Forsythe moderates this evening of discussion focused on making the most of our rich cultural mosaic. This event is free but advance registration is required. MORE

Hosted by the West Vancouver Memorial Library at the Kay Meek Centre, in partnership with the North Shore Welcoming Action Committee and the UBC Alumni Association.

Best Books of 2013 - The Results Are In!

Over 100 WVML patrons cast a vote for the best book they read last year and the titles ranged from classics to modern works by critically acclaimed authors. Visit our Best Books page to find the booklists we've created based on 2013's favourite reads!

Authors in Our Community - Almost Criminal
Wednesday, February 26, 7 p.m.

Join Vancouver writer and 2014 Edgar nominee E.R. Brown as he discusses his newly published BC-based crime thriller, Almost Criminal

Friday Night Concert - Mariachi Los Dorados
Friday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.

An evening of traditional Mexican music with a unique northern twist performed by Canada’s premier mariachi ensemble. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Jazz Talks with Neil Ritchie
Tuesdays, February 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 10:30 a.m.

Four unique seminars touching on topics from across the decades. Visit our online events calendar for more details.

Music Playlists

Just for you, we've asked some of Vancouver's best musicians and educators to create lists of their top ten classical and jazz favourites. Browse, listen and enjoy! MORE
In the Gallery

Yarn Storm at the Library
Sunday, February 23 - Monday, March 31

Part of our special Day of Knitting event – Look for colourful displays of knitted graffiti throughout the Library. Local crafters and Library staff volunteered their time and skills to create this exhibition of literary themed fibre art.

TEXTILES at the Library
Thursday, January 16 - Tuesday, March 11

Presenting work by some of Vancouver’s finest fibre artists, many of whom are members of the Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners Guild, the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts, and the BC chapter of the Surface Design Association.
Lifelong Learning

Day of Knitting at the Library
Saturday, February 22

Join us for a special day of knitting events including a knitting class, pom-pom making workshop, a knit-in and a presentation by Knit Social. Please visit our website for a detailed list of events. Following the Day of Knitting, staff and volunteers will yarn-bomb the Library!

Photo courtesy of Lorna Watt.

Capilano Universe: Cross-Cultural Teaching in China
Tuesday, February 18, 7 p.m.

Join Catherine A. Evans as she discusses her experiences delivering curriculum across the language and cultural divide. Presented by Capilano University and hosted by Dr. Leonard George.

Philosophers' Cafe - The Canadian Senate
Friday, February 21, 10:30 a.m.

Should the Senate be abolished? Why has this supposed Chamber of Sober Second Thought become the institution so many love to hate? With Moderator Randall MacKinnon.

English Corner
Fridays, 10 a.m.

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. This free intermediate level program runs from September through June each year. Registration not required. MORE

Let's Talk!
Wednesdays, February 5 - 26, 7 p.m.

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

ESL Bookclub
Wednesdays, April 2 - May 21, 10:30 a.m.

Join this free ESL Book Club to read and talk about novels by best-selling Canadian authors. Registration is required. Visit our website, call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403 or email info@westvanlibrary.ca before Friday, March 28 to register.

Staff Picks - Ebook Lists

Looking for a good ebook? Check out our favourites and download a new title from the BC Library Ebooks Collection today! MORE

Internet Plus*
Thursday, February 6, 2 p.m.

Learn advanced tips and tricks to get the most out of your time online. 

Interacting with the Web*
Thursday, February 12, 2 p.m.

Learn how to engage with the web by creating comments and reviews and submitting questions to local websites! Pre-requisites: Computer Basics, must have an email address. Register online.

Computer Basics*
Thursday, February 20, 2 p.m.

A gentle introductory class. No experience is necessary.

Introduction to Social Media
Thursday, February 27, 10:30 a.m.

Gain a better understanding of today’s most popular social media platforms.

*Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call the Community Computing Centre at 604.925.7405. Registration begins on the 16th of the month previous.
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

Early Years Fair
Saturday, February 1, 9 a.m.

Come by the West Vancouver Community Centre Atrium and discover all of the programs and services available for young children in West Vancouver and join one of our librarians for a special storytime at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

Storyhouse Family Drop-In
Wednesdays, 12 p.m.

Families with children aged six and under are invited to come celebrate learning in a fun, relaxed environment.

Paws 4 Stories | 6 - 12Y
Wednesdays, February 26, March 5 and 12, 4 p.m.

Kids with reading challenges can spend 20 minutes a week reading with a certified Paws 4 Stories therapy dog. Registration is now open. Please call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408.

Fun in French | 3 - 8Y
Sundays, February 2 - 23, 1:30 p.m.

Children will enjoy stories, songs and more—all in French! Registration is required, please contact the Youth Department at 604.925.7408.

Room 14 Digital Canvas

Want to see your awesomeness in Room 14? Submit your photos, sketches, short poems or book reviews! MORE

TAG Meeting
Wednesday, February 12, 7 p.m.

Have your say about teen collections and programming at the Library! Drop-in, refreshments provided.
Holiday Closure

Family Day

The Library will be closed for Family Day on Monday, February 10.
Catch Olympic Fever!

The 2014 Winter Olympics are Almost Here

Want to know more about our past Olympic heroes or connect to up-to-date coverage of this year's games? Check out our Sochi 2014 Olympic Games page.
New at the Library!

New Multilingual Books on the Lower Level

Our cataloguers have been busy processing stacks of new Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Persian, Spanish and Tagalog books. Find them in the Lower Level stacks!

Getting to Know BiblioCommons - Rating and Reviewing

Participate in the Library’s online community and help us to build a better catalogue by creating lists and rating or reviewing any book, CD or movie in our catalogue.
Our Library Family

Friends of the Library

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? The Friends of the Library focus their efforts on fundraising projects and hospitality at Library events and are always welcoming new members. Visit their website for more information or pick up an application form at the Library's Registration Desk.


Donations to the Foundation support unique enhancements to the Library such as the Creighton Water Wall on the Lower Level. Funded by a generous donation from the Estate of Joan Creighton, the attractive feature delights patrons and provides a sense of tranquility to a busy reading area. For more information about the Foundation visit their 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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