WVML Foundation's Annual Fundraising Speaker
and Dinner Evening


Join us for a thoroughly enjoyable evening with one of Canada's finest authors and most engaging speakers. Will Ferguson is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Leacock Medal for Humour and winner of the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize.


Tuesday, October 23

Capilano Golf and Country Club

6:30 p.m. Reception, 7:30 p.m. Dinner


Tickets available as of September 4 though the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation by phone: 604.925.7425, email: foundation@westvanlibrary.ca or at the Account Services Desk. 



Honouring Reconciliation


KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Welsh Hall

Developed by KAIROS Canada, the Blanket Exercise explores 500 years of Canadian history from an Indigenous perspective. Registration is required. 


Reading Circle: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

Thursday, September 20, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall
Explore Richard Wagamese’s powerful novel, Indian Horse, in a
Reading Circle facilitated by Library staff. Registration is required.


Film Screening — Indian Horse

Thursday, September 27, 6:30 – 9 p.m., Kay Meek Arts Centre
Join us for a special screening of Indian Horse, an adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel. With a ceremonial performance by Bob Baker and the Eagle Song Dancers.

For more information or registration details, visit wvml.ca/reconciliation, phone 604.925.7403 or visit the Library Information Desk.




SFU Writer’s Consults

Tuesday, September 4, 4 – 6 p.m., Multimedia Studio, Lower Floor
Need an expert opinion on your writing? The SFU Writer’s Studio offers free, one-on-one 45-minute manuscript consultations. To register, please call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403.


Property Values with Charlie Demers

Monday, September 17, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall
In his new satirical crime novel, CBC comedian Charlie Demers explores the darkly hilarious lengths to which one suburban man will go for a spot in the red-hot Vancouver housing market.


Persian Book Club

Thursday, September 20, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall East

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


Library Bound Book Club

Monday, September 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
McDonald Creek Meeting Room
Our new monthly afternoon book club includes transportation from your home to the Library. Registration required. For more information or to register, call 604.921.2160.


Rules of Thumb by Terry Greenberg

Wednesday, September 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall West
Local resident Terry Greenberg shares some of his wildest travel tales from hitchhiking around the world in the 1960s.





Music Talks with Neil Ritchie

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Join Neil Ritchie as he celebrates the unique styles of five different artists from the worlds of film, opera, jazz and more.


September 11: Henry Mancini
September 18: Daniel Barenboim
September 25: Barbra Streisand



In the Gallery


Gleneagles Pottery Studio Instructors Exhibition

August 28 – October 19, Art Gallery

This eclectic exhibit demonstrates the wide variety of styles and approaches employed by the talented staff of the pottery studio at Gleneagles Community Centre.



Technology — Adults

Registration is now open for all September digital learning programs. For a full list of activities and registration information, see wvml.ca/labcalendar (navigate to September).


September program highlights:


Intro to Green Screen 

Sunday, September 9, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Register online


Getting Started with Buying and Selling Online 

Friday, September 14, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Register online


Using Audio to Tell your Story 

Part 1: Tuesday, September 18
Part 2: Tuesday, September 25
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Register online


Getting Started with Excel

Monday, September 10, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Register online





English Corner

Fridays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Welsh Hall


An enjoyable way to practise your English conversation skills.





Lifelong Learning


Unwind: Knitting & Crocheting Circle

Thursday, September 13 and 27, 12:30 – 2 p.m., McDonald Creek Meeting Room
Bring your project and share ideas, techniques and conversation with other knitters and crocheters. All skill levels welcome.

Experts in Our Community — Adventures in the B.C. Wilderness with Pat Ardley

Thursday, September 13, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall
Hear the wonderful tales of West Vancouver memoirist Pat Ardley as she discusses her interesting life at a Rivers Inlet Fishing Lodge.

Aging and Bereavement with Carol Matthews

Sunday, September 16, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall
Matthews will read from her latest book, Minerva’s Owl: The Bereavement Phase of My Marriage

Philosophers’ Café — 20th Year Anniversary

Thursday, September 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall
After 20 years of Philosophers’ Café, how has the public discourse changed? Are we better or worse at talking to each other?



Health + Wellness


Living Well with Osteoarthritis

Tuesday, September 18, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Welsh Hall West
An interactive, informative education session discussing practical strategies for improving everyday life while living with osteoarthritis.


Aging Eyes: Glaucoma

Thursday, September 20, 2 – 3 p.m., Welsh Hall West
Optometrist Dr. Bart McRoberts explains the causes and symptoms of glaucoma and looks at current and future treatments.



Special Events


Summer Reading Club Medal Ceremony

Friday, September 14, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Main Hall
Students will receive a medal for reading for 50 days or more this summer. Remember to bring your reading calendars! Refreshments provided. Drop in anytime until 8 p.m.





The Library offers great drop-in storytimes for children of all ages. For complete details, please visit our online events calendar (navigate to September).





TAG Meeting | Ages 13+

Monday, September 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Open to all high school students, Teen Advisory Group meets once a month to discuss what happens in the Library. Refreshments provided.





Parent Child Mother Goose

Register online at familyservices.bc.ca as of Wednesday, September 5.

INFANTS: Weds, October 10 – December 12, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
TODDLERS: Weds, October 10 – December 12, 10:15 – 10:45 a.m.


Orff-Kodaly Music for Children | Ages 2 – 3

Fridays, October 12 – November 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Storyhouse
Online registration is required and opens Wednesday, September 5.


Book Buddies | Ages 6 – 12

Fridays, October 5 – 26, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m., Storyhouse
Online registration is required and opens Tuesday, September 12.





Holiday Closures



The Library will be closed for Labour Day on Monday, September 3. The Library is closed on Sundays,
July 1 – September 2



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Library Family


Friends of the Library



The Friends are proud to support the Summer Reading Club. Congratulations to all the medal recipients!


Our next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 26, 12:30 – 2 p.m. in the Welsh Hall. 


WVML Foundation


WVML Foundation Annual Speaker & Dinner Fundraiser with Will Ferguson



Tuesday, October 23 at 6 p.m., Capilano Golf and Country Club


Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 4! Additional details available here.





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