West Vancouver Memorial Library

Down to Earth

April is Earth Month! Dig in with our Seed to Bloom Gardening Series on April 13, 20 and 27 and cultivate some great gardening ideas. On April 25, bring the whole family to Adopt-a-Fish at McDonald Creek — stop by the Library starting at 11 a.m. to grab your Salmon Release Certificate and then release a baby salmon into the wild.   


North Shore Writers Festival
Friday, April 17, 7 – 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Main Hall

Back for its 16th year, the North Shore Writers Festival features John Vaillant, Heather O’Neill, Doretta Lau, a panel of poets, the North Shore Writers Association Workshop, Literary Trivia Night and a wine and cheese reception with master of ceremonies J.J. Lee. Visit northshorewritersfestival.com for all the details.

Persian Book Club
Thursday, April 16, 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. 

Authors in Our Community – Becoming Intimate with the Earth
Wednesday, April 29, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Award-winning novelist and screenwriter Pauline Le Bel’s book offers compelling stories to heal our relationships with our planet. 

Music in Hollywood with Michael Conway Baker
Thursday, April 2, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

Join this local award-winning composer for his entertaining series on music in the movies. This session’s guest is teenaged violinist Nicholas Belluk. 

Monday Movie Nights
Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Hundred Foot Journey (April 13) 

My Old Lady (April 20) 

Chef (April 27) 
In the Gallery

The Colours of Spring 
Until April 27, Art Gallery

This exhibition reflects the joyous and exuberant feelings of spring and is in commemoration of artist Houshang Seyhoun, who for many years was an active participant artist at the Library.
Lifelong Learning

Seed to Bloom Gardening Series
Mondays, April 13, 20 and 27, 11 a.m., Welsh Hall

A History of Gardening (April 13)
Gardens of the World (April 20)
Gardening – Kale and Friends (April 27)


Wills and Estates
Wednesday, April 15, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Carolyn van der Linden from Heritage Law will speak on Wills and Estates in conjunction with Law Week. 

Philosophers’ Café – The Limits of Growth
Friday, April 17, 10:30 a.m., Storyhouse

What, if any, are the limits of growth? Is there a point at which “progress” ceases to be progressive?

Let's Talk!
Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

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


English Corner
Fridays, April 10, 17 and 24, 10 a.m., Welsh Hall

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. 

Internet and Online Searching*
Thursday, April 9, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

For those who have completed the Computer Basics course and want to learn more about using the Web. Online registration is available.


Blogging 101*
Saturdays, April 11 and 18, 10:30 a.m., Computer Training Room

Start sharing your thoughts and expertise with family, friends and the world by creating your own blog in this two-part class.
Part One: Getting Started; Part Two: Create Your Blog. Register online for each session. 

Getting Started With Library Ebooks – Kobo*
Thursday, April 16, 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. This session is specifically for people with Kobo e-readers. Online registration is available. 

Tech Talks – Stay Safe and Secure Online
Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West

From creating strong passwords to recognizing spam and sophisticated scams, discuss how to stay safe and secure in the online environment.

iPad Learn and Loan*
Thursday, April 23, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Allow us to introduce you to the iPad! Patrons must have a valid West Van library card to loan the iPad for three weeks. Online registration is available. 

Device Clinics – iPad and Android*
Friday, April 24, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall East

Want to know more about iPads and Android devices? Sign up for one of these clinics and plunge into the world of tablets. Online registration is available. 

* Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call the Community Computing Centre Desk at 604.925.7405.

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

Storyhouse Family Drop-In
Mondays, April 13, 20 and 27, 12:45 p.m., Storyhouse

Families with children aged six and under are invited to celebrate learning in a relaxed environment led by a qualified Early Childhood Educator. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Cap Kodaly Orff Music for Children | 2 – 3Y 
Fridays, April 17 – June 12 (no class May 15), 11:30 a.m., Storyhouse

Children experience the joy of making music through song, games, dance and instruments in 20 minute sessions. Registration begins Wednesday, April 1 in the Youth Department or by phone.

Paws 4 Stories | 6Y+
Wednesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 4 p.m., Youth Department

Kids with reading challenges can practise with a certified Paws 4 Stories therapy dog. Kids must be school-aged, able to read some English on their own and comfortable reading with a dog and the dog’s adult handler. Register in the Youth Department or by phone. 

Book Buddies | 6 – 12Y
Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 3:45 p.m., Welsh Hall

Play literacy games and practise reading skills with teen volunteers.

Fun in French | 3 – 8Y
Sundays, April 12, 19 and 26, 1:30 p.m., Storyhouse (no class April 5)

Enjoy French stories, songs and more. Venez vous amuser en Français avec des histoires, des marionettes et des chansons.

Charlotte Diamond Live! All Ages 
Saturday, April 25, 11:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

Don’t miss popular local children’s entertainer Charlotte Diamond’s one-of-kind performance! Registration is required and is available online starting Wednesday, April 1.

TAG Meeting
Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m., Storyhouse

Make a difference! Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a forum for teens to have their say in teen collections and programming. Refreshments provided.
Biblio Bites

Holiday Closure

The Library will be closed for the Easter long weekend on Friday, April 3, Sunday April 5 and Monday, April 6. Happy Easter!

Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who completed our onsite and website visitor surveys. The results are available here. With your help, we now have a clearer picture about how to plan for our future.  

Ebooks Everywhere, Man

We're in the music business! Check out our latest video all about downloading ebooks — you're sure to recognize some of the cast strutting their musical stuff. Start downloading ebooks today, man. 

Welcome to the Library Videos

Learn more about the great services we have to offer. Watch our Welcome to the Library video in English, French, Farsi, Korean, Chinese, Tagalog or Japanese, and share them with your friends! Start exploring your Library today.

Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to Library Board Trustee Geoff Jopson on being nominated for Citizen of the Year! The winner will be announced at the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce President's Dinner and Business Excellence Awards on Thursday, April 23. Good luck Geoff!
Library Family


Thank you to everyone who supported the Friends Book Sale! It was another rousing success.

A reminder to all Friends: the next meeting is set for April 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Welsh Hall. See you there!


The WVML Foundation was proud to sponsor the 2015 TED Talks from March 16 – 20. The nearly 700 attendees enjoyed refreshments, sharing ideas, making connections and, of course, watching the stimulating talks. To find out more about the Foundation or to donate, visit our webpage or call 604.925.7425.

West Vancouver Memorial Library
1950 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1J8
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