West Vancouver Memorial Library

SAVE THE DATE! Technology Fair

Imagine IT! Conversations about Technology and our Library

Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30.


Touch, test and tinker with tech. Enter to win great prizes. Learn from industry experts. Meet fellow tech-minded community members. Share your ideas and contribute to the future of your library. 


Details to follow in a special e-newsletter.



Persian Book Club

Thursday, April 21, 2 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room


Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose. Led by Feloor Talebi.


Friday Night Concert – Paul Pigat

Friday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Main Hall


An evening of country swing, performed by the imaginative, versatile and tastefully exuberant guitarist Paul Pigat and his band.

In the Gallery

Canadian Landscapes

All month


Featuring the works of Norman Vipond, Michael Brouillet, Neil MacDonald and Mary Winter — each with a strong connection to Vancouver’s North Shore — this exhibition presents the artists’ unique interpretations of our diverse Canadian landscapes.


Earth Month

Sustainability for our Community

Thursday, April 21, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall


Learn how you can contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle. North Shore organizations and groups will share ways we can work together to tackle climate change and energy security.



Movie Night – This Changes Everything

Monday, April 4, 6 p.m., Welsh Hall


A powerful documentary about climate change and the economic system that created it.



Container Vegetable Gardening 101 – Patio, Balcony and Small Space Gardens

Thursday, April 14, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall


Learn simple techniques to start your own container garden, such as choosing the right containers, selecting and building healthy soil and choosing the right varieties.


Earth Day Philosophers’ Cafe – Do Economy and Ecology Compete with or Complement Each Other?

Friday, April 15, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall East


This Earth Day discussion focuses on how the economy can both damage and fund the environment.


Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises around Vancouver

Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall


Learn about current whale research and how you can help conserve vulnerable whale, dolphin, porpoise and sea turtle populations in B.C.


Author Talks – Bee Time with Mark Winston

Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall


Join Mark L. Winston as he presents his reflections on bees from his 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award-winning book Bee Time.

Health + Wellness

Managing Diabetes Through Healthy Eating and Exercise

Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Join Christie Bowles and Julianne Brown to learn how to manage your diabetes and weight.


Let's Talk

Beginner: Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 1 p.m.

Intermediate: Wednesdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7 p.m. 


Elizabeth Musto Room


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




English Corner

Fridays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10 a.m., Welsh Hall


Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. 


Tech Talk – Managing Digital Property – End of Life

Tuesday, April 12, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Learn how to plan so that your online information is properly protected when you pass away. Guest speaker Oliver B. Hamilton, LL.B.




Getting Started with Library Digital Magazines and Newspapers

Thursday, April 14, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


Learn how to use digital magazines and newspapers from the Library. Please bring your library card with you to the session. Register online.


Ipad for Beginners

Saturday, April 16, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall West


Learn the basics and get started using an iPad in this introductory course. Register online


Getting Started with LinkedIn

Tuesday, April 19, 6 p.m., Computer Training Room


Get started with the professional social networking site, LinkedIn. Register online.


Computer Basics

Thursday, April 21, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


A gentle introductory class. No experience required. Register at the Community Computing Centre or by phone. Call 604.925.7405 or visit the Community Computing Centre to register. 


Device Clinic – iPads and Androids

Saturday, April 23, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall East


These 30 minute appointments offer help with iPads, Android and other devices. Register at the Community Computing Centre or by phone.


iPad Learn and Loan

Thursday, April 28, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West


No experience necessary but patrons must have a valid West Van library card to borrow the iPad for three weeks. Register online.


Getting Started With Library Ebooks – iPads and Tablets

Thursday, April 28, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Computer Training Room


Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website, place holds and check out ebooks with your library card. 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.


Booktopia Fairy Tale Puppet Show – The Paper Bag Princess | Ages 3+

Saturday, May 7, 11:30 a.m., Welsh Hall


Join youth librarians for a special presentation of Robert Munsch’s classic, The Paper Bag Princess. Online registration opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.



Booktopia Lights, Camera, Book Review | Ages 9 – 13

Saturday, May 7, 2:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Be a library star! Write your own book reviews and then film and edit them to appear on the library website! Parents/ Caregivers will be required to sign a photo release form for children to participate in the program. Online registration opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12.

Booktopia Illustrator’s Workshop with Victoria Jamieson | Ages 9 – 12

Thursday, May 12, 4 – 5 p.m., Storyhouse


Join Newbery Honor-winning graphic novelist Victoria Jamieson for a hands-on, interactive drawing workshop! Online registration opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12.

Early Years

Storyhouse Family Drop-In | Birth – Kindergarten

Mondays, 12:45 p.m., Storyhouse


Families with children from birth to kindergarten are invited to come and celebrate learning in a fun, relaxed environment led by a certified Early Childhood Educator.


Pro-D Day Snappin’ Circuits | Ages 9 – 12

Thursday, April 21, 1:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Calling all inventors and tinkerers! Stretch the limits of your imagination by working together on fun, interactive design challenges using littleBits. Register online.




Bee Aware! | Ages 5 – 9

Thursday, April 21, 3 p.m., Storyhouse

Meet our stingless mason bees! Learn fun bee facts, make a take-home bee house and officially welcome our new buzzing friends to the Library! Register online.

*All participants should bring a clean, dry soup can.

*All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Pro-D Day – Apps Galore! | Ages 8 – 12

Friday, May 20, 1:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Experiment, create and learn new things in this fun-filled technology program. Learn code, solve a medical mystery or make the perfect piece of pottery — all on an iPad! Online registration opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12.


TAG Meeting

Monday, April 18, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall


Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a welcoming group who get together to discuss teen collections and programming. New members welcome! Refreshments provided.


Introduction to Coding with Raspberry Pi for Teens! | Ages 13 – 18 

Monday, April 25, 7 p.m., Youth Department


Have you ever wanted to learn about computer programming but didn't know where to start? Join us for a program using Raspberry Pi computers to learn the basics of computer programming. Register online. 

Celebrate Literature!

North Shore Writers Festival 2016

NVDPL, Lynn Valley Library, Friday, April 15, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Back for its 17th year, the NSWF takes over NVDPL’s Lynn Valley Library with author talks, workshops, trivia and more. Find all the details here.


What's New

Adopt-a-Fish and Storytime

Saturday, April 23 – Storytime at 10:30 a.m.,  Salmon Release: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Pick up your Salmon Release Certificate at the Library and then head to Memorial Park to release a baby Coho Salmon (called a smolt) into the wild!


Learn with lynda

Have you tried lynda.com?Thousands of free self-directed online training courses are now available for anyone looking to learn computer and software skills, business and management, presentation skills, design...and much more. All you need is your library card. 



Citizen of the Year

Congratulations to longtime member of the Library Family, Harry Greenwood on his Citizen of the Year nomination with the West Van Chamber of Commerce! The winners will be announced on April 26.

Library Family



Friends' annual spring book sale is almost here! The Members' Pre-Sale is Thursday, April 7 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. and the Public Sale is Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Welsh Hall. 

Interested in becoming a Friend of the Library? New members are always welcome. Join us today!


Shred It and Forget It – Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Back by popular demand, for a minumum $5 donation, the Friends invite 

you to toss all your unwanted personal paper into the secure shredder that will be stationed in the Library’s west parking lot. All proceeds will benefit the Library.




Looking for LARGE PRINT or talking books? The Library's collection of over 4,000 large print novels and over 20,000 audiobooks is supported by donations to the WVML Foundation.


To find out 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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