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Our Library survey is officially open, now through to March 10.

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SFU Writer’s Consults

Tuesday, March 5, 4 – 7 p.m., McDonald Creek Meeting Room
The SFU Writer’s Studio offers free, one-on-one, 45-minute manuscript consultations. Please phone 604.925.7403 to register.


Book Club Social at the Properties Family Hub

Thursday, March 7, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Chartwell Elementary School (portable classroom)

Explore your passion for books with new friends while discussing Brother by David Chariandy. To register, please call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403.


Persian Book Club

Thursday, March 21, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall East

Participants must be fluent in Persian. Led by Feloor Talebi.


Authors in Our Community — Klee Wyck Journal: The Making of a Wilderness Retreat by Lou McKee

Wednesday, March 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall West
Author-illustrator Lou McKee shares her journal and art about building a wilderness shelter on a remote shore in B.C.





The Metropolitan Opera Lectures

Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Welsh Hall
With Nicolas Krusek, based on the Met’s 2018 – 19 season.

March 6, 13, 20 and 27: Der Ring des Nibelungen (Ring Cycle) by Richard Wagner, including Die Walküre


Friday Night Concert: Ambleside Orchestra

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

Come early for best seating. Doors open at 7 p.m. 

String, woodwind and brass players will perform a repertoire spanning from Bach to Poulenc.


Music Talks with Neil Ritchie

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

March 26: Ennio Morricone

April 2: Porgy and Bess 

April 9: Diana Krall & Bruno Mars 

April 23: Fred Astaire 

April 30: Carole King 


Sunday Afternoon Norooz Concert

Sunday, March 17, 2 – 3 p.m., Main Hall

The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra presents an afternoon concert to celebrate the coming of spring.


Bollywood Dance Workshop | All Ages

Tuesday, March 19, 2 – 2:45 p.m., Welsh Hall

Karima Essa will perform a Bollywood dance in full costume, then lead a workshop incorporating popular Bollywood dance moves. Online registration is required.



In the Gallery


Bowen: Island Life

Friday, March 1 – Tuesday, April 30, Art Gallery

In partnership with the Bowen Island Arts Council, four local artists pay homage to the daily rhythm and movement of Bowen Island life. 


The Library is pleased to be participating in the 2019 North Shore Art Crawl on March 2 and 3.




All movies are screened in the Welsh Hall.


The Old Man & the Gun

Monday, March 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

A career criminal and prison escape artist makes an audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70.



The Favourite

Monday, March 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

A darkly comic tale of passion, envy and betrayal in Queen Anne’s court in the early 18th century.




Registration is now open for all March digital learning programs. For a full list of activities or to register, see (navigate to March).


March program highlights:




Drop-in: Tech Play | Ages 6+

March 5, 6 and 7, 3:30  5 p.m., The Lab

Kids and families at all skill levels can learn and play with different technologies. Digital and screen-free options are offered. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied be a parent/caregiver. Drop-in, but space is limited to 12 children/families.




Watch, Listen and Learn — Discover your Digital Library

Monday, March 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Learn how you can access free books, movies, music and courses online with your Library card! Registration required.


Ebooks and Audiobooks with the Libby App

Tuesday, March 5, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

This hands-on session teaches you how to access ebooks and audiobooks on your mobile device (smartphone or tablet) using the free Libby app. Registration required.


Getting Started with Library Digital Magazines and Newspapers

Thursday, March 7, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us for a demonstration and discussion of how to access, search and use online newspapers, magazines and journals with your Library card. Registration required.


Learn Languages with Mango

Friday, March 8, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Looking to start learning a new language? Join us to learn how to register for and use the online Mango Languages resource. Registration required.





English Corner

Fridays, March 1, 8, 15 and 29, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall

An enjoyable way to practise your English conversation skills.





English Conversation Circle

Monday, March 4 and 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.,
Welsh Hall

Improve your listening and speaking skills.

Let’s Talk!

Tuesday, March 5 and 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall East
A weekly discussion group for English language learners.



Lifelong Learning


British Columbia: Paradise for a Naturalist

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

Explore the various wonders of B.C.’s birds, wildlife and landscapes with award-winning photographer Liron Gertsman. Presented in partnership with the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society.


Let the Board Games Begin!

Saturday, March 2, 2 – 5 p.m., McDonald Creek Meeting Room

Gather together to explore, socialize and play different board games with Gamer-in-Residence, Reid McGregor. All ages are welcome; children under the age of 10 must attend with an adult. To register, please call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403.


Unwind: Knitting & Crocheting Circle

Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 12:30 – 2 p.m., 
McDonald Creek Meeting Room

Share ideas, techniques and conversation. All skill levels welcome.


Travel Tales! China

Thursday, March 14, 2 – 3 p.m., Welsh Hall West
Enjoy stories of adventures to wild and exotic destinations. Presented by Michael McCarthy, a veteran travel writer whose articles have appeared in The Vancouver Sun and Province.


Celebrating Norooz: History and Traditions of the Persian New Year

Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., Silk Purse

Learn about the history and traditions of Norooz, the Persian New Year, with author and social anthropologist Massoume Price. Registration required. Presented in partnership with the West Vancouver Arts Council.


Philosophers’ Café — Time

Thursday, March 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall

How does the use of your time reflect your values and your priorities? Do you need to justify how you spend your time?





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



Celebration of Language: Fun in French | Ages 3 – 8

Saturdays, March 2 – April 6, 10:30 – 11 a.m., Storyhouse
Children will enjoy French stories, songs and more. Venez vous amuser en français avec des histoires, des marionettes et des chansons.





Norooz Egg Decorating | All Ages

Sunday, March 17, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Storyhouse

Let’s celebrate Norooz by decorating eggs for the Haftseen table! Everyone is welcome. Online registration is required.




Spring Break


We still have a few spots left in these great spring break programs:

Bollywood Dance Workshop | All Ages

Tuesday, March 19, 2 – 2:45 p.m., Welsh Hall

(doors open at 1:50 p.m.)
Join Bollywood dancer Karima Essa for a fun and interactive performance and workshop for all ages. Online registration is required.


Writing Workshop with Lee Edward Fodi | Ages 9 – 12

Tuesday, March 26, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m., Storyhouse

Join fantasy author Lee Edward Fodi for a magical writing workshop inspired by his brand new book, The Secret of Zoone, out March 5 from HarperCollins. Online registration is required.




TAG Meeting | Ages 13+

Monday, March 11, 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.







WVML Artist Commission



The Library is seeking a Coast Salish artist or artist team to create an original piece of artwork to be permanently installed in the McDonald Creek, Ch’tl’am Swa7lt, Meeting Room. 


Interested parties are invited to attend an Information Session at the Library on Thursday, March 14. Full details available at



Happy Norooz!



Ring in the Persian New Year with egg decorating, a Sunday afternoon concert with the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra or a historical presentation and guided tour of the Fire Festival in Ambleside Park. Be sure to stop by the Library to check out our Haftseen table!



Library Family


WVML Foundation



The Foundation is pleased to welcome Farrah Jinha to the position of Foundation Coordinator. The Foundation office hours will now be Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. If you would like to arrange an appointment, please call 604.925.7425.



Friends of the Library



In 2018, proceeds from the Friends' fundraising activities contributed over $25,000 towards the Library. Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising initiatives last year—we look forward to another busy and successful year ahead!


Find great reads at bargain prices at the Friends of the Library book cart — all proceeds directly support your Library.




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








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