West Vancouver Memorial Library

What's on – June

June means spending as much time as we can in the great outdoors. Your Library is no different, and this summer you'll find our new Pop-Up Library at festivals, farmers markets and other community events. With weather this nice, we're bringing the Library to you. 

Authors in Our Community – The Painting
Wednesday, June 25, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West

The Painting is the second book in the Detective Kelly O’Brian series by Geoffrey Tigg. This time, O’Brian gets caught up in an investigation off the coast of Bowen Island, leading her to a closed case from 15 years earlier.

Persian Book Club
Thursday, June 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.

Monday Night Movies
Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

June 2: Philomena
June 9: Saving Mr. Banks
June 16: Wadjda
June 23:  Spectacular Now
June 30: Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Vagabond Opera
Friday, June 27, 7:30 p.m., Main Hall

This Portland-based neo-cabaret ensemble puts a playful, modern spin on their eclectic repertoire of gypsy swing, Balkan beats, Klezmer, Parisian hot jazz, and yes, opera. Doors open at 7 p.m. Come early for best seating! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Presented by North Shore Jazz/Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

Here's a great music list we've put together to get you in the mood for the show!

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

Join this local award-winning composer for his entertaining series on music for the movies. The guest performer this session will be cellist Marina Hasselberg.

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

Cultural Revival
Thursday June 5, 12:30 p.m.

A showcase of works by young First Nations artists of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre’s (SLCC) Aboriginal Youth Ambassador Program, including beadworks, carvings, paintings and weavings in both traditional and contemporary styles.

Join us at 12:30 p.m. for a blessing and traditional welcome from the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations.

Find out more about Pacific Northwest First Nations Culture using our collection.

More information about the exhibition is available here. The exhibition runs until July 22. 
Lifelong Learning

Philosophers’ Cafe – Catch of the Day
Friday, June 20, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall East

What are the most provocative stories from the news over the last month? Bring an article from a newspaper or magazine for show and tell at the Cafe.

English Corner
Fridays, June 6, 13 and 20, 10 a.m., Welsh Hall

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends.

Getting Started with Library Downloadable Audiobooks*
Thursday, June 5, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

Learn how to use Library downloadable audiobooks with the OneClickdigital website.

Blogging 101*
2 – 4 p.m., Computer Training Room

Create your own blog in this two-part class.
Part 1: Thursday, June 12
Part 2: Thursday, June 19

Learn About Apps
Saturday, June 14, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall West

Learn how to find and download apps for your tablet or phone.

Getting Started With Library Ebooks: Kobo*
Thursday, June 19, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Computer Training Room 

Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website.

iPad and Android*
Thursday, June 26, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Find your way around an iPad or Android device and try out some apps. The class is divided into two sessions: one for iPads and another for Androids. Bring your device if you have one.

*Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call the Community Computing Centre at 604.925.7405.
Youth Events
Summer Reading Club

Registration opens at 10 a.m. on June 2

Be sure to visit the Youth Department to pick up your registration kit and schedule of events.

Funny Business | Grades K – 7

Get ready for fun! Report your readings, attend special programs and get a chance to win fabulous prizes. A great way to spend your holidays!

Read-To-Me Club | Pre-Readers

Join a club designed for parents with children who cannot yet read independently. Keep a record of the reading you have shared in a special booklet and drop in for weekly stickers, stamps and reading suggestions.

Teen Reading Club | Grades 7 – 12

Designed especially for teen readers, this club offers a prize for every third book read.

See all the Summer Reading Club fun happening at the Library. 
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 and Kids

Storyhouse Family Drop-In |
Birth – 6Y
Wednesday, June 4, 12 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. A snack for children will be provided. This is a drop-in event and space is limited. Storyhouse doors open at 11:45 a.m.

Co-sponsored with the West Vancouver Child & Family Hub.

Comedy Writing Workshop with Dan Bar-El | 11 – 13Y
​July 7, 10:30 a.m., Storyhouse

A lively, fun hour-and a-half of learning how to think and write “funnier”. Participants will cover the basic rules of comedy, how to brainstorm ideas and formulate a joke, how language breaks down as a tool and serves humour, the importance of lateral thinking and ways to change your perspective of the world around you. Don’t forget to bring a pencil and notebook. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 23.

Book Buddies | 6 – 12 Y
Thursdays, July 3 – 24, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

Children will play literacy games and practice 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 in order to register for the program. Program runs for four weeks. Registration is required and begins Monday, June 16.

Easy as Pi: Introduction to Computer Programming | 9 –12Y
Tuesdays, July 8 – 29, 3:30 p.m., Computer Training Room

In this hands-on program, kids will enjoy learning about computer programming using the Raspberry Pi, a credit-card sized computer, and creating their own computer games and projects from scratch. Program runs for four weeks. Registration is by lottery and runs from June 2 – 23. Contact the Youth Department at wvmlyouth@westvanlibrary.ca or 604.925.7408. Participants will be notified of the results of the draw by June 27. 

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

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

Community Day
Saturday, June 7, 10 a.m., Ambleside Park

Watch us in the Community Day Parade and visit us at the Library tent, where you can register for the Summer Reading Club, sign up for a library card, and even check out materials!

Taste of Ambleside
Thursday, May 29, 5 p.m., 13th – 19th Streets

Coming to Taste of Ambleside? Stop by the Library booth on 14th Street between Marine and Bellevue and experience our new Pop-Up Library! Sign up for a library card and peruse the great books we'll have on display. 
Tech Tips

Thinking About Grad School?

Check out Learning Express and get access to practise exams for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and more.

Shelve it for Later

Don't have time right now for everything you want to read, listen to and watch? Use the For Later shelf in our catalogue and keep all your future entertainment in one place. When you find a title in the catalogue, just click Add to My Shelves and then click For Later. Start stockpiling today!
Our Library Family

Friends of the Library

The Friends will be hosting their Strawberry Tea meeting for members on June 25 at 12.30 p.m. in the Welsh Hall. It's the last meeting until September. Happy summer everyone.

Library Foundation

Booktopia, the West Vancouver Children’s Literature Festival, is another project the WVML Foundation proudly supports. This year, its 10th anniversary, was bigger, better and bookier than ever. To find our more about the Foundation and its activities, or to donate, please 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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