West Vancouver Memorial Library

The Renovations Are Nearly Over!

It’s almost time to mark your calendars. Our beautiful new space is undergoing the final touches, and will soon be ready. Please stay tuned to our website and social media channels to find out the date and time of our Grand Opening Tea, to be announced very soon.


We can hardly wait to celebrate this exciting new chapter in our Library’s history with you!


SFU Writing Consult

Tuesday, March 7, 4 – 6 p.m.

Welsh Hall West


Need an expert opinion on your writing? E.R. Brown, finalist for the Edgar and Arthur Ellis Awards, will be available for 45-minute consultations. 

This program runs the first Tuesday of every month, now to December 5. To register, please visit or call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403.


Offered in partnership with Simon Fraser University's The Writer's Studio.


Friday Night Concert – The Vashaan Ensemble

Friday, March 10, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m., Main Hall


Gathering together some of the finest classically trained Persian musicians in Canada, the Vashaan Ensemble draws upon Iran's rich musical past to share the joyful and diverse songs of their country with a wide range of listeners. 


Doors open at 7 p.m., come early for best seating. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.




Opera with Nicolas Krusek 

Wednesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Join us as we continue to explore the work of the greatest composer of the late Baroque, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Among the masterpieces from the second half of his career, we find such gems as Orlando, Ariodante and Serse. Those requiring listening assistance technology should arrive 15 minutes early.


Florence Foster Jenkins

Monday, March 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Meryl Streep shines as Florence Foster Jenkins, the legendary New York heiress determined to be an opera singer despite her lack of singing skills. 




Monday, March 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


In 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) glided a damaged plane onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. While publicly hailed as a hero, Sully must testify in hearings to defend his actions and his career. 



Sing Street

Monday, March 27, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Welsh Hall


1980s Ireland comes to life through the eyes of 15-year-old Conor, who hopes to escape his adolescent troubles and impress the object of his affection by starting a band. A feel-good comedy-drama-musical with loads of heart and charm.

In the Gallery

Nature Studies by Sibéal Foyle

Through March 26, Art Gallery


In response to a sense of chaos in the world at large, artist Sibéal Foyle has found great joy in observing and drawing the detail of insects, birds and plants. She finds it humbling and awe-inspiring to observe the minutiae of what was previously overlooked, ignored or taken for granted.



A Lasting Impact: The Effect of Residential Schools on the Squamish and Lil'wat Nations

March 29 – April 30, Art Gallery


This exhibition provides insight into how the residential school experience has affected BC First Nation communities. The human rights abuses inflicted upon Indigenous peoples in the residential school system have lasting impacts into the present day; we invite you to join us in the reconciliation process by learning about our shared history.   

Lifelong Learning

Protecting Howe Sound for Future Generations

Saturday, March 11, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall


Please join Executive Director Ruth Simons as she discusses how the Future of Howe Sound Society has been engaging with various levels of government, First Nations and stakeholders to encourage the development of an integrated, sustainable land and water management plan for Howe Sound.


Presented in partnership with the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society



Philosophers’ Café – Grey Matters

Thursday, March 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Welsh Hall 


If you had known at 20 what you know now, would you have done anything differently? Where might it have led? With Moderator Randall MacKinnon.


Let's Talk!

Welsh Hall East

BEGINNER: Mondays, March 6, 13, 20 and 27,
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 


INTERMEDIATE: Tuesday, March 7 and 28,

7 – 8:30 p.m.


Develop your English language skills while discussing current events. Maximum
20 people. 


English Corner

Fridays, March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31,
10 – 11:30 a.m., Welsh Hall


Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. No registration required.



ESL Reading Club

Wednesdays, March 15 –  April 29,
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall East


Improve your English by reading and discussing short stories and essays. Suitable for intermediate-level English language learners. Limited to 10 people. Online registration opens March 1 at 10 a.m.


Intro to Scanning

Thursday, March 2, 2 – 3 p.m. or 3 – 4 p.m.
Multimedia Lab, Lower Level


We'll get you set up to start scanning your photos, film or slides in this one-hour lesson.


Please contact the Community Computing Centre at 604.925.7405 to schedule an appointment.



Getting Started with Library Ebooks – iPads and Tablets

Tuesday, March 7, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Computer Training Room


Learn how to use Library2Go, place holds and check out ebooks with your Library card. This session is specifically for people with iPads, tablets and smartphones. Please bring your device and Library card with you to the session. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Internet, and an email address. Register online



Tech Talk – Cloud Computing

Wednesday, March 8, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Welsh Hall West


What is 'the cloud'? How can files be stored on the Internet? Find out this and more at this introductory lecture. Learn how to easily store, share and create documents and photos using Dropbox, Google Drive, and much more. Registration is encouraged.



Device Clinic

Saturday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Welsh Hall West


Sign up for a 30-minute appointment to receive individualized help using iPads, Androids and other mobile devices. Bring your questions and your device if you have one. Please visit or call the Community Computing Centre at 604.925.7405 to register.



Getting Started with Instagram

Tuesday, March 21, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Computer Training Room


Sign up and get started with Instagram, the photography and video app that helps you share with your friends! Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Internet, and a tablet or smartphone. Register online.



iPad Learn and Loan

Thursday, March 23, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Take this two-hour introductory session and then borrow one of our iPads for two weeks to practise what you've learned. This class is open to patrons who have a valid West Van Library card and who do not own their own device. Register online.


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

| Ages 0 – 6

Monday, March 6 and 27, 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.



Families with children aged six and under are invited to come and celebrate learning in a fun, relaxed environment led by a certified Early Childhood Educator. A snack for children will be provided. 


This is a drop-in program and space is limited. Caregivers are required to stay with their children throughout the program. 


For more information, contact the Youth Department at 604.925.7408.



Registration Opens: Orff-Kodaly

| Ages 2 – 3

Fridays, April 21 – June 9, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Children experience the joy of music making through song, games, dance and instruments. 

Online registration opens Wednesday, March 1 at
10 a.m.

Pop-Up Libraries

Our pop-up libraries come to you! Get a Library card, borrow and return books and DVDs, listen to a story, play games and more! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. All are welcome, but registration is encouraged.


Properties Family Hub
Library Hour | All Ages

Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 6 – 7 p.m.

Chartwell Elementary School


Little ones can participate in a storytime at 6:30 p.m. 



Gleneagles Pop-up Library

| All Ages

Thursday, March 16, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Gleneagles Community Centre


Little ones can participate in a storytime at 3:30 p.m.

Spring Break Programs

Matinée – Moana

| All Ages

Friday, March 17, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Welsh Hall


Follow Moana, a spirited teenager in Ancient Polynesia, as she sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest.  


Drop-in, but space is limited. Rating: General. Running time: 114 minutes. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.



Matinée – Eagle Huntress

| All Ages

Friday, March 24, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Welsh Hall


This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in 12 generations of her Kazakh family. Narrated by Star Wars' Daisy Ridley. Some subtitles.


Drop-in, but space is limited. Rating: General. Running time: 88 minutes. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.



Full of Beans | Ages 6 – 8

Tuesday, March 14, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


An action-packed hour of fun with playground games, clapping and skipping songs and rhymes.
Register online



Beginner Robotics | Ages 9 – 13

Wednesday, March 15, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
or 2:30 – 4 p.m., Storyhouse


School’s out but robots are in! Join us for this hands-on introduction to robotics where participants will work in pairs to program a Sphero SPRK+ robot! This program is designed for kids who are using Sphero robots for the first time. Register online for one of two sessions.



Raspberry Pi Magic
| Ages 9 – 13 

Tuesday, March 21, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
or 2 – 2:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Practise your computational thinking skills while working on magical coding activities! Participants must have taken a previous Raspberry Pi class at the Library or have experience with Scratch. Register online for one of two sessions.


Concert – Ginalina | All Ages

Saturday, March 25, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Welsh Hall


Ginalina is a Juno nominated bilingual folk singer-songwriter for children and families. She is passionate about finding beauty in the ordinary moments and connecting people, one fun song at a time.
Register online


TAG Meeting

Monday, March 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Storyhouse


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




Wireless printing is now available!



You can now print documents at the Library from your wireless computer, tablet or phone.


Visit wvml.ca/print or call us at 604.925.7405 for more information.



New! Online comics and graphic novels



Great news, comic lovers: you can now access over 16,000 titles with your Library card through ComicsPlus. Get started today!



Celebrate Nowruz



Please join us at the Library as we celebrate Nowruz – the Persian New Year. We have two special events for you to enjoy:


Nowruz Storytime
| All Ages

Sunday, March 12, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Storyhouse


A special storytime to celebrate Nowruz with songs, rhymes and stories in Farsi and English. This is a drop-in program and everyone is welcome.


Celebrate Nowruz Egg Painting | All Ages

Sunday, March 12, 2:30 –
3:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Let’s celebrate Nowruz by decorating eggs for the Haftseen table! Come join this fun, family-oriented activity. Everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register online


Library Family




The Friends of the Library are great champions of the West Vancouver Memorial Library. We are active volunteers and quiet supporters working together to enrich library programs, collections and services. New members are always welcome!


Please note that the next Friends of the Library Book Sale, originally scheduled for March 2 – 4, has been rescheduled to June 8 – 10





Did you know that your Library is bursting with health and wellness collections, programs and materials?


Check out our online resources, visit our health and wellness alcove on the upper mezzanine, or ask one of our staff to connect you with helpful resources and programs.

West Vancouver Memorial Library
1950 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1J8
General Inquires: 604.925.7400

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