West Vancouver Memorial Library

We’re launching our 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan on October 5! Here’s a preview video to pique your interest. To find out more, read the plan and then grab a friend, neighbour or newcomer and join us on October 14 at our official Reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Welsh Hall — learn about what will guide our decisions over the next five years, and why.  


Kay Meek Artists Confidential – Miss Caledonia
Wednesday, October 7, 1:30 p.m., Welsh Hall 

Join Kay Meek Executive Director Jeanne LeSage for a conversation with members of the cast of Miss Caledonia. 


Persian Book Club 
Thursday, October 15, 2 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literature. 

Authors in Our Community – Attitude is Everything 
Wednesday, October 28, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Join Patty Emry, author of It Takes a Sense of Humour and Bayan Azizi, author of Me, Myself and My Brain Stem Tumour as they amaze you with their harrowing life stories.

Jazz Talks with Neil Ritchie – Benny Goodman/Artie Shaw
Tuesday, October 6, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall 

These giants led big bands that featured their brilliant clarinet solos, and were also known for their difficult personalities. 


Opera with Nicholas Krusek 
Wednesdays, October 21 and 28, 12:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

This series focuses on operas by the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi. The final session is November 25.

Friday Night Concert – The High Bar Gang
Friday, October 23, 7:30 p.m., Main Hall

The High Bar Gang’s unique interpretation of gospel, bluegrass and Appalachian folk songs is timeless music for modern times. Featuring Barney Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Wendy Bird, Colin Nairne, Dave Barber, Kirby Barber and Rob Becker.
In the Gallery

Celebrating 65 years 
Thursday, October 22 – Sunday, November 22, Art Gallery

Take a journey through the decades and explore the dynamic and exciting history of your West Vancouver Memorial Library. 


West Vancouver District Art Instructors Exhibition 
Until Monday, October 19, Art Gallery 

Discover the wide variety of media, styles and approaches used by the West Vancouver District art teachers. 
Health Month
From Pilates to pole walking, osteoporosis to anxiety, West Vancouver Memorial Library presents an entire month of health-related seminars and classes to get people moving, shaking and learning about a range of health topics. 

Preventing and Addressing Osteoporosis and Osteopenia, Naturally! 
Tuesday, October 6, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West 

Learn simple tips and tricks to help prevent and address osteoporosis and osteopenia.

Pole Walking in the Neighbourhood 
Wednesday, October 7, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall West 

Learn and practise your pole walking technique while taking a refreshing walk around our community. 

The Relationship Between Food and Mood
Friday, October 9, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West 

Discover how the food we eat can directly influence how we feel (and vice versa), and how we can nourish our mind and body to help us live a healthful life.

Restorative Yoga 
Tuesday, October 13, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

This gentle yoga class will relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit.

Zumba Your Way into Happiness
Saturday, October 17, 3 p.m., Welsh Hall

​Explore a new dance style that will leave you happy and rejuvenated! 

Conquering Stress and Anxiety (Farsi)
Sunday, October 18, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

If you are experiencing stress and anxiety from recently immigrating to Canada, join award-winning therapist Poran Poregbal for stress reducing techniques to help you lead a more happy life. 

Excited, Exhausted and Emotional – the Challenges of Postpartum Emotions
Thursday, October 22, 11 a.m., Welsh Hall West 

Learn about the challenges of postpartum emotions and the valuable ways in which to overcome these thoughts and feelings. 

Keep Well and Exercise for Seniors! 
Saturday, October 24, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall West

This dynamic class specifically designed for seniors includes a five minute warm-up, some chair exercises, isometrics, strength and flexibility training, balance techniques and much more!  

Healthy Lifestyles and Holistic Health
Sunday, October 25, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Cantonese) and 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (Mandarin), Welsh Hall West 

Learn essential elements of a healthy lifestyle to boost your physiological, psychological, social and spiritual health.

Understanding Dementia 
Monday, October 26, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall West 

Discover more about the impacts that dementia has on individuals, caregivers and families. 

Pilates for Beginners
Tuesday, October 27, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

Through a blend of strength and flexibility techniques, this class will help you to enhance your mind-body awareness, strengthen your core and improve your posture — leaving you rejuvenated and happy. 
Lifelong Learning

Democracy Cafe – Overcoming Voter Apathy
Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall

A non-partisan discussion about participating in public life. Online registration


Philosophers’ Cafe – The Role of Lobbyists in Political Policy-Making 
Friday, October 16, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall East 

Do lobbyists support or thwart the democratic process? How important is transparency about their activities and sponsors? 

English Corner 
Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m., Welsh Hall 

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. 


Let’s Talk
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

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

Internet and Online Searching* 
Thursday, October 1, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

Learn more about the web. Register online.


Tech Talks – Navigating the Digital Marketplace
Thursday, October 15, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Join Cyri Jones to learn how to best market yourself or business. 

Blogging 101
Part 1 – Getting Started: Tuesday, October 20, Part 2 – Create Your Blog: Tuesday, October 27, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room 

Share your thoughts with family and friends. Register online

Device and Tablet Clinic* 
Thursday, October 22, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West 

Get help with ebooks, e-readers, tablets and more. 

Getting Started With Library Ebooks – Kobo
Thursday, October 29, 2:30 p.m., Computer Training Room 

Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website, place holds and check-out ebooks. Register online.

* 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

Fire Station Stories | Ages 3 – 5
Friday, October 9, 10:30 a.m., Storyhouse

Come learn about fire prevention and safety through songs and stories presented by Marcia James from the West Vancouver Fire Department. You may even get a chance to climb aboard a real fire truck!

Storyhouse Family Drop-In
Mondays, October 5, 19 and 26 12:45 – 2:15 p.m., Storyhouse

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.

Halloween Puppet Show | Ages 3+
Friday, October 30, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Welsh Hall

Join us for a half hour of spooky fun! Registration is required and begins online at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 5.

Pro-D Day Get Spooky with the RaspBOOrry Pi! | Ages 9 – 13
Friday, October 23, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Computer Training Room

Practise your computational thinking skills while working on spooky Halloween-themed coding activities! Participants must have taken a previous Raspberry Pi class or be familiar with using Scratch. Online registration.

(Library) Card Tricks!
Kindergarten – Grade 3, Tuesday, November 3, Grades 4 – 7, Thursday, November 5, 6:30 p.m., Storyhouse

Parents and caregivers are invited to this program which will show you how to access ebooks, magazines, reading practice help and more amazing things only available for free through the Library. Kids are welcome to attend but they must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 5.

Pro-D Day Writing Workshop with Tanya Lloyd Kyi – Survival 101 | Ages 9 – 12 
Friday, November 27, 1 p.m., Storyhouse

Create your own characters, then drop them into emergency situations! Will your hero survive? With a focus on conflict and problem-solving, this writing workshop will test your crisis creativity. Online registration begins at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 26. If you are registering multiple children, please register each child separately with different email addresses. 

TAG Meeting
Monday, October 19, 7 p.m., Storyhouse

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

Holiday Closure

The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12. Enjoy the long weekend everyone!


Now you can watch independent films through our website! Choose from award-winning shorts, feature films and documentaries. Watch selections from Sundance, Cannes and Tribeca. Sign up for an account and create your own film festival!

Magazines on Screen

Have you seen the new tablet in the Peter J. Peters Reading Room? It connects you directly to Zinio, a database with many of your favourite magazines. Start reading today! 
Library Family

Friends' Book Sale

Are you ready for some bargains? Don't miss the Friends' Autumn Book Sale in the Welsh Hall on October 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.! The members' only presale is October 1 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. — new memberships welcome! 



Join us on November 19 for our 3rd Annual Fundraising Author and Dinner Event with the internationally acclaimed author, actor and playwright, Ann-Marie MacDonald.

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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