West Vancouver Memorial Library

Warm Greetings to Our New Friends and Neighbours




On behalf of all of us at the WVML, welcome to the many new Canadians who will become official citizens at the Citizenship Ceremony on Saturday, July 1, as part of the West Vancouver Canada Day celebrations. We look forward to seeing you at the Library and around our friendly and inclusive community. 


If you are new to West Vancouver, allow us to help you get settled and feel at home with our many resources for newcomers


Persian Book Club

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


Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose. Participants must be fluent in Persian. Led by Feloor Talebi. 

Special Event

Pop-up Library

Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Ambleside Park


Come visit our Pop-up Library at the Ambleside Artisan Farmers' Market!

Summer Movie Nights

La La Land

Monday, July 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles in this acclaimed original musical. 




20th Century Women

Monday, July 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


The story of a teenage boy and three women, led by a radiant Annette Bening, navigating love and freedom in 1979 California.




Monday, July 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


A mesmerizing chronicle of the turbulent childhood, adolescence and young adulthood of a gay African-American man growing up in a rough neighbourhood in Miami.



A United Kingdom

Monday, July 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Based on the inspiring true story of King Seretse Khama of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams, the white Englishwoman he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.  

In the Gallery

Stave Falls Artist Group

Through to July 23, Art Gallery


Founded in 2005, The Stave Falls Artist Group is a passionate group of artists striving to expand their artistic goals, while offering support and fellowship to one another. In this exhibition, they honour the West Coast landscape they call home. 



Small Group Conversation

Wednesdays, July 5 – August 9, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Practise your English with our English Tutor-in-Residence and a learning partner for six 40-minute sessions.



SESSION 1: 10 – 10:40 a.m. 

SESSION 2: 10:45 – 11:25 a.m. 

SESSION 3: 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

SESSION 4: 12:15 – 12:55 p.m.


To register, please phone 604-925-7403, email info@westvanlibrary.ca or visit the Information Desk.


Tech Talk — Protecting your Online Privacy

Wednesday, July 5, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Welsh Hall West


Learn about digital privacy rights and responsibilities, and what online tools are available to protect your privacy. Online registration is recommended.



Device Clinic

Saturday, July 8, 10:30 a.m. – 1 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. Contact the Community Computing Centre at 604.925.7405 to schedule an appointment. 



Getting Started with Instagram

Tuesday, July 11, 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, July 13, 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



Getting Started with Library Ebooks — iPads and Tablets

Thursday, July 13, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Computer Training Room


Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website, place holds and check out ebooks with your Library card. Please bring your device and Library card with you to the session. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Internet and an email address. Register online



Internet and Online Searching

Thursday, July 27, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Computer Training Room


For those who have completed the Computer Basics course, want to improve their searching skills and learn more about using the Web. This class will cover Google searches, Google Maps, Wikipedia and more. 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.


Raspberry Pi Free Play
| Ages 9 – 13

Tuesday, July 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 1:30 – 3 p.m., Storyhouse


Have fun and practise your computational thinking skills with the Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized computer. Are you new to the Raspberry Pi? Our librarians will help get you started. Are you a Raspberry Pi expert? Work on your own project or try some of our super challenges! All skill levels are welcome. Register online




Movie Matinée: Lego Batman Movie | All Ages

Friday, July 14, 2:30 – 4:15 p.m., Welsh Hall


A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick. 


Time: 105 minutes. BC Film Classification: General. Drop-in, but space is limited. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.



Music with Marnie | All Ages

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


Marnie Grey performs funky, educational and interactive tunes that will have kids dancing and singing along during every song. Drop-in, but space is limited.



Birds of Prey with O.W.L.
| Ages 5+

Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Welsh Hall


Meet and learn about birds of prey from the Orphaned Wildlife Society, a local organization that rescues and rehabilitates owls and raptors. Register online



Robotics Free Play | Ages 9 – 13

Thursday, July 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Welsh Hall
or 1:30 – 3 p.m., Storyhouse


School’s out but robots are in! This program is designed for kids who have taken the Beginner Robotics class. Using Sphero SPRK + robots, work on your own project or try some of our super challenges! Register online



Writing Wild with Tanya Lloyd Kyi | Ages 10 – 13

Thursday, July 27, 1 – 2:15 p.m., Storyhouse


Take a trip to the imaginary woods and test your survival skills in this creative writing workshop! Participants will also learn how conflict raises the stakes in storytelling. Online registration is required. 

Summer Reading Club 2017

It's not too late to sign up for the 2017 Summer Reading Club! Visit or phone the Youth Information Desk at 604-925-7408 to register.


Read-to-Me Club | Ages 3 – 6


Sharing books and visiting the Library regularly are two valuable gifts you can give your child. Join a club designed for parents with children who cannot yet read independently. Keep a record of the reading and fun literacy challenges you have done together in a special booklet and drop in for weekly stickers, stamps and reading suggestions. 




Summer Reading Club | K – 7


Get ready for a summer of fun! Member will receive a package including a Reading Record, Reading Calendar, Bookmark and Schedule of Events. Report your reading, earn badges and attend special programs for a chance to win fabulous prizes. A great way to spend your holidays!



Teen Reading Club | Grades 7 – 12


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


Holiday Closures


The Library will be closed for Canada Day on Saturday,
July 1


Reminder: The Library is closed on Sundays from July 2 – September 3


New! Summer 2017 Staff Picks



Looking for something great to read or listen to? Find out what our staff is relishing in the latest edition of Staff Picks


Library Family

Friends of the Library



A hearty thank you to everyone who helped make our Friends of the Library Book Sale another smashing success!


The next Friends of the Library meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in Welsh Hall East. New members are always welcome!





Save the Date! Tuesday, October 24, 2017


West Vancouver Memorial Library's popular author event returns October 24, 2017 with a must-hear presentation by the celebrated author and futurist, Daniel Burrus.


To learn more about this exceptional event, please email foundation@westvanlibrary.ca.

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

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