West Vancouver Memorial Library

Community Day

We're excited to be taking part in Community Day again this year! On Saturday, June 6, spot us in the parade and then visit the Library tent in Ambleside Park — we'll have books for loan and lots of fun for the entire family. It's also Summer Reading Club time! Sign-up at the Library tent!


Memoir Panel – In My Own Words
Wednesday, June 24, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

E.R. Brown, novelist and finalist for the Edgar and Arthur Ellis Awards, moderates authors Giselle Roeder, Cea Person, David Roberts and Judy McFarlane as they recount their memoirs. More information.


Persian Book Club
Thursday, June 18, 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. 

Sunday Afternoon Concert – The Pro Nova Ensemble
Sunday, June 7, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall 

The North Shore’s only resident professional string quartet will perform Shostakovich, Quartet #8 in C minor, op.110 and Beethoven, Quartet in G major, op. 18 #2. 

Music in Hollywood with Michael Conway Baker 
Thursday, June 4, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall 

This local award-winning composer’s series on music for the movies includes interesting anecdotes and a performance by a special guest musician. 

Friday Night Concert – Meklit
Friday, June 26, 7:30 p.m., Main Hall

Ethiopian-born Meklit Hadero’s music reflects wide ranging influences — soul, hip-hop, art-rock and folk. Here's more information on what promises to be an eclectic and lively evening. 

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

Hector and the Search for Happiness  – June 1
The Imitation Game – June 8
Wild – June 15
Selma – June 22
St. Vincent – June 29
In the Gallery

The 5enses at the Library
Thursday, June 4 – July 20, Art Gallery

Works by five North Shore women who share a deep enthusiasm for abstract art and freedom of the brushstroke. More information.
Lifelong Learning

Philosophers’ Café – Adequacy and Accuracy of Economic Indicators
Friday, June 19, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall East

What do current standard economic indicators tell us? Are important externalities being considered? Does the Gross Domestic Happiness measurement provide useful additional information? Would another "index" prove a more useful measuring device?

Let's Talk!
Wednesdays, June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

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


English Corner
Fridays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10 a.m., Welsh Hall

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. 

Getting Started With Skype*
Thursday, June 11, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., Multimedia Lab, Lower Level

Discover how to connect with friends and family around the world using Skype. Online registration is available.


Uploading and Editing Your Photos Online Using Flickr*
Saturday, June 13, 10:30 a.m., Computer Training Room

Bring your digital camera and cord, or your photos on a USB stick, and learn how to use Flickr. Online registration is available.

Getting Started With Library Ebooks – Kobo*
Thursday, June 18, 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. Online registration is available. 

Tech Talk – Look Behind the Screens – Coding Made Clear
Thursday, June 18, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Computers are only as smart as the people who design them. Learn about the principles behind coding and programming.

Getting Started with Instagram*
Saturday, June 20, 10:30 a.m., Computer Training Room

Start “Instagramming” to share your favourite photos with your friends and family. Online registration is available.

Ipad Learn and Loan*
Thursday, June 25, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Experience the iPad and borrow it for three weeks with your West Van library card. 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.
Summer Reading Club 2015
Registration begins June 6 in the Library or at the Library tent at Community Day — remember to pick up your kit and schedule of events when you register.

There are three clubs to choose from:

Read-To-Me Club |

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 |
Grades K – 7

Get ready for a summer of fun! Members will receive a package including a Reading Record, Bookmark, Challenge Sheet, and Calendar of Events. Report your readings and learning challenges, and attend special programs for a chance to win fabulous prizes. A great way to spend your holidays! Check out this year’s theme.

Teen Reading Club |
Grades 7 – 12

Designed especially for teen readers, this club offers a prize for every third book read.
Visit kidssrc.ca for more information.

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, June 1 and 8, 12:45 p.m., Storyhouse 

Celebrate learning in a fun environment led by an Early Childhood Educator. Co-sponsored with the West Van Child & Family Hub and the West Van School District.

Drive-in Storytime and Movie | Ages 3 – 6
Tuesday, July 21, 2:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Make your own cardboard box car and park it at the "drive-in" for stories, songs, snacks and a short movie. Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15.

Fun with Scratch! Introduction to Computer Programming | Ages 9 – 13
Tuesday, July 7, 2:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 25, 1:30 p.m., Computer Training Room

Learn how programming language differs from everyday language using the Raspberry Pi, a credit card sized computer. You’ll also use your new knowledge to create your own animations using Scratch. Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15.

Creative Writing Workshop with Stacey Matson | Ages 8 – 12
Tuesday, July 14, 2:30 p.m., Storyhouse

Scholastic author Stacey Matson will help young writers explore new and different ways to tell stories just as she does in her bestselling book, A Year in the Life of a Total and Complete Genius. Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15.

Lights, Camera, Book Review | Ages 9 – 13 (Two Part Class)
Wednesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 16, 2:45 p.m., Storyhouse

Write your own book reviews and then film them so they can appear on our library website! Parents/caregivers will also be asked to sign a photo release so the video book reviews can be displayed on the library website. This is a two part class and registrants must be able to attend both sessions. Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15.

Build a Fortune Teller with the Raspberry Pi! | Ages 9 – 13
Wednesday, July 22, 2:30 p.m., Computer Training Room

Program your own fortune teller and try out some basic computer programming using Python in this more advanced Raspberry Pi class. Registrants must have taken a previous Raspberry Pi class through the library or have previous experience with Scratch to participate. Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15.

Build It | The Exciting World of 3D Printing | Ages 9+ 
Thursday, July 23, 11 a.m., Welsh Hall

Do you like to build, make, construct and imagine? Join tech expert John Biehler as he talks about all the amazing things people can create using 3D printers in this large group presentation. Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 15.

Try It! Hands-On 3D Printing | Ages 9 – 13
Wednesday, July 29, 11 a.m., Welsh Hall

Get up close and personal with a 3D printer in this small interactive session with tech expert John Biehler. Registration is by lottery. Enter your name at the Youth Department Information Desk from June 15 – July 15

TAG Meeting
Wednesday, June 10, 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.

Beach Reads!

Break out the beach towel and hit the sand this summer with these great beach reads, hand-picked by your very own Library staff.

Health and Technology

This list, compiled by your Information Librarians, will help you discover connections between our increasing reliance on technology and the implications for our health and wellbeing. 


Looking for a list of bestselling titles in our catalogue? Head to our website, click My WVML, sign in, hover your mouse cursor over Explore, and then click Bestsellers. That's it!

Ebooks Excitement!

We have thousands of ebooks you can read on almost any device! Take a class or watch this video on how to download ebooks onto your ipad, tablet or phone.

World Environment Day

Did you know that June 5 is World Environment Day? Check out these great Environment and Sustainability resources we've compiled for you — let's make every day Environment Day! 

Bag One Before They're Gone

Our stylish, rugged, 100% cotton book bags are on sale now at the registration desk for just $5 plus tax. Bag one while supplies last!
Library Family


The next Friends of the Library meeting is set for June 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Welsh Hall. Interested in becoming a Friend of the Library? New members are always welcome. Join us today!


Just in time for summer, the Library's courtyard is set to open! Starting Saturday, June 6, step outside into the inviting atmosphere of this West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation supported outdoor space. 

Save the date! 
The Foundation's Third Annual Fundraising Dinner and Speaker Event with Ann-Marie MacDonald will be held November 19. 

For more information about the Foundation, 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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