There's a summer reading club for everyone!


The 2019 Summer Reading Club has tons of fun challenges and activities for readers of all ages. Registration opens on Friday, May 31. Register at our tent in the Kids' area at the Bridge Festival, Friday, May 31, 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, 11 – 5 p.m., or at the Information Desk in the Youth Department.



Special Events


Meet the Mayor

Saturday, June 15, 2 – 4 p.m., Main Hall

Mayor Mary-Ann Booth will provide information on current municipal issues, followed by questions and discussion.





Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Members only: Thursday, June 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Welsh Hall ($10 memberships available at the door)
Public sale: Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall

Find great books, CDs and DVDs at bargain prices! All proceeds benefit your Library.




Honouring Reconciliation: Ambleside by Canoe

Saturday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Argyle Avenue and 14th Street

Join us for guided canoe paddles aboard Chi’ch’iyuy canoe around Ch’tl’am (Ambleside) — with participation from members of the Squamish Nation. Please register to guarantee your spot by calling
604.925.7403 or visiting the Library Information Desk. Drop in anytime for stories, bannock and tea on the shore.

Presented in partnership with the West Vancouver Police Department.





SFU Writer’s Consults

Tuesday, June 4, 4 – 7 p.m., McDonald Creek Meeting Room
Need an expert opinion on your writing? 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, June 13, 1 – 2:30 p.m., Chartwell Elementary School (portable classroom)

This month we will be discussing Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson. To register, please call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403.


Persian Book Club

Thursday, June 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.




Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall
We screen thought-provoking and entertaining films. See you at the show!

Can You Ever Forgive Me?: June 10
Mary Queen of Scots: June 17
What They Had: June 24






North Shore Jazz Festival Concert: Luca Benedetti Trio

Friday, June 28, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m., Main Hall

NYC-based guitarist Luca Benedetti reunites with his former Vancouver bandmates Jeremy Holmes and Nino DiPasquale to unleash a jazz fusion trio collaboration.

Presented as part of the North Shore Jazz Series in partnership with the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.


Music at the Library is made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of Robert Leslie Welsh, through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation.


In the Gallery


Art Project Roadshow: Coast Mental Health

Tuesday, June 4 – Monday, July 22, Art Gallery

A showcase of talented member artists at Coast Mental Health who, through art and design, discover their creative potential and develop new ways of expressing their emotions to support their healing and recovery.



First Thursdays Art Walk

June 6, July 4 and August 1

6  8 p.m., Ambleside to Dundarave

The Library is pleased to partner with the West Vancouver Community Arts Council for First Thursdays Art Walk — an inaugural celebration of art in West Vancouver, featuring self-guided tours of local galleries, public art and community space.




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


June program highlights:




Drop-in: Tech Play | Ages 6+

Thursday, June 6, 13 and 20, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

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


Registration for July youth programs in The Lab opens June 5! Including weekly offerings while school is out for kids ages 6+




Learning Circle: Excel

Mondays, June, 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Bring project ideas to this four-part Learning Circle on Excel 2016. You'll team up with other learners to build the skills you need to accomplish your goals. 


Make a Music Memory Slideshow

Tuesday, June 4, 11 and 25, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Use Camtasia video software to create a multimedia slideshow combining digital photos and royalty-free music.


Learn to Code Websites

Wednesday, June 5, 12 and 19, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Learn the skills you need to get started with creating websites in this introductory series. You'll learn the difference between HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and be given tasks for hands-on practice. 


iPad Essentials

Wednesday, June 5, 12 and 19, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Your first steps towards using an iPad! This gentle introductory class will cover the differences between iPads and other tablets and teach you how to type, tap, swipe and interact with your iPad. 





English Conversation Circle

Monday, June 3, 10 and 17, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall

Improve your listening and speaking skills.



Let’s Talk!

Tuesday, June 4, 11 and 18, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall East
A weekly discussion group for English language learners.


English Corner

Fridays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall

An enjoyable, intermediate-level program to practise your English conversation skills. Facilitated by the Baha’i Community of West Vancouver.



Health + Wellness


Tech Talk: Finding Health Information Online

Monday, June 10, 6:30 – 8 p.m., The Lab

Join Vicki Lee, a clinical librarian with a specialization in the information needs of patients and their families, to explore apps and resources designed to help you meet your health care goals. Online registration is required. 


Understanding Dementia & the 10 Warning Signs

Tuesday, June 11, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall

What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Learn about illnesses that cause dementia, dementia’s 10 warning signs, effects on the brain and treatment options. Presented by the Alzheimer Society of B.C.



Lifelong Learning


Let the Board Games Begin!

Saturday, June 1, 2 – 5 p.m., McDonald Creek Meeting Room

Socialize and play board games with our Gamer-in-Residence. Children under 10 must attend with an adult. To register, please call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403.


Unwind: Knitting & Crocheting Circle

Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27, 12:30 – 2 p.m., McDonald Creek Meeting Room

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


Local Voices — On the Water

Wednesday, June 5, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Bounded by Burrard Inlet, Howe Sound and the Capilano River, West Vancouver is almost an island. Join us to hear how three men sailed a dugout canoe from West Vancouver to Hawai’i, and other stories from our shores.


Travel Tales! — Ecuador

Thursday, June 13, 2 – 3 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Enjoy stories of adventures with veteran travel writer, Michael McCarthy.


Philosophers’ Café: Mass Media

Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall

How does today’s rapidly-changing mass media enhance or limit life? Does it make a difference if you are a senior?





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



Summer Reading Club


Sign up for the 2019 Summer Reading Club! Registration opens May 31. Register at our tent in the Kids' area at the Bridge Festival, Friday, May 31, 4 – 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 1, 11 – 5 p.m., or at the Information Desk in the Youth Department.


Read-to-Me Club | Ages 3 – 6

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! Members 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 and reviewed.





TAG Meeting | Ages 13+

Monday, June 10, 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.






We're Planning for Our Future



How do communities foster belonging and inclusion? Share your thoughts at a Community Café. Register online for one of the following sessions: 

Wednesday, June 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. OR

Thursday, June 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.



One eRead Canada 



During the month of June, you are invited to participate in a nation-wide e-reading program. See our website for details!



West Van Bridge Festival



Come say hi to us in the Kids' tent at the inaugural Bridge Festival on Friday May 31 and Saturday, June 1. You can also sign up for the 2019 Summer Reading Club!



Awards Announcements!



The Library's Honouring Reconciliation program has been recognized with a British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) Building Better Communities Award. The award was accepted at the BCLA Awards Lunch by program partners on May 10. About Honouring Reconciliation.


WVML is also very proud to announce that Library Director Jenny Benedict has been awarded the Association of British Columbia Public Library Directors Award of Excellence. This award recognizes outstanding leadership in library advocacy, innovation and contribution to the library community.



Library Family


WVML Foundation


Save the date! Tuesday, October 22



The West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation will be holding its annual Speaker and Dinner Event on Tuesday, October 22, featuring award-winning author, David Chariandy. Stay tuned for more details!



Friends of the Library



Come out and join the Friends for a brief meeting and Strawberry Tea on Wednesday, June 26, 12:30 – 2 p.m. in the Welsh Hall. This is an opportunity to meet and socialize, find out how we did at our Shred it Fundraiser and Book Sales and to give a special thanks to those who put in extra volunteer hours to make our fundraisers so successful. This will be our last meeting until September.




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








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