West Vancouver Memorial Library

What's On – March

March is here and spring is right around the corner! For a complete list of events happening at the Library this spring, visit our online events calendar.

Authors in Our Community – The Man Who Filmed Nessie
Wednesday, March 26, 7 p.m.

Join author Angus Dinsdale as he discusses his unique childhood as the son of "The Man Who Filmed Nessie".

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

The Butler – March 3
20 Feet from Stardom – March 10
Enough Said – March 24
Captain Phillips – March 31
About Time – April 7

Jazz Talks with Neil Ritchie – The Versatile Piano
Tuesday, March 4, 10:30 a.m.

Accompanists, Solo, Latin and Blues — this seminar showcases the versatility of the piano by highlighting some of the master pianists of the last half century.


Opera with Nicolas Krusek – French Opera
Wednesday, March 5, 12 and 26, April 2 and 16, 12:30 p.m.

Highlights of this series will include Faust by Gounod, Carmen by Bizet and Manon by Massenet.

Supported by a generous bequest from the estate of Robert Leslie Welsh, through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation. 
In the Gallery

TEXTILES at the Library
January 16 – March 11

Presenting work by some of Vancouver's finest fibre artists, many of whom are members of the Greater Vancouver Weavers and Spinners Guild, the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts, and the BC chapter of the Surface Design Association.

Yarn Storm at the Library
February 23 – March 31

Look for colourful displays of knitted graffiti throughout the Library. Local crafters and Library staff volunteered their time and skills to create this exhibition of literary themed fibre art.


Colourful Creations
March 13 – April 29

The Lawson Creek "Group of Ten" present some of their latest works in various mediums and styles.
Lifelong Learning

Brian Minter – Gardener Extraordinaire
Thursday, March 13, 2:30 p.m.

A presentation on food gardening with horticulturalist, author and CBC regular Brian Minter.

Image: Jenna Hauck, The Chilliwack Progress.


Philosophers' Cafe – Metro Vancouver
Friday, March 21, 10:30 a.m.

Are we losing our way? Is the regional vision of Metro Vancouver under threat? With guest Gordon Price, Director of the City Program at SFU.

ESL Book Club
Wednesdays, April 2 – May 21, 10:30 a.m.

Join this free ESL Book Club to read and talk about novels by best-selling Canadian authors. Registration is required. Call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403 or email info@westvanlibrary.ca before Friday, March 28 to register.


English Corner
Fridays, 10 a.m.

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends.

Let's Talk!
Wednesday, March 5 and 12, 7 p.m.

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

Digital Buddies*
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

Sign up for a one-on-one appointment and learn how to use your email more effectively.


Uploading and Editing Your Photos Online*
Thursday, March 6, 2 p.m.

Learn how to use Flickr to upload and edit your digital photos. Register online.

E-reader and Tablet Clinic*
Thursday, March 13, 10:30 a.m.

Book your appointment for one-on-one assistance with iPads, Androids, e-readers and more! 

Getting Started with Pinterest*
Thursday, March 20, 2 p.m.

Get inspired and organized with Pinterest! Register online.

Learn Skype!*
Thursday, March 20, 2 p.m.

Learn how to sign up for and use a Skype account.

*Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call the Community Computing Centre at 604.925.7405. Registration begins on the 16th of the month previous.

Ebook Downloading Stations

You can now load library ebooks and downloadable audiobooks onto your e-readers and MP3 players from one of the Library's public computers. Need help? Ask us!
Youth Events
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

Mad Science – Dinosaurs | Grades K – 3
Tuesday, March 18, 2 p.m.

Examine real fossil casts and participate in a mini dinosaur excavation. Registration opens Monday, March 3. Visit or call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408 for more information or to register.


Storyhouse Family Drop-In
Wednesdays, 12 p.m.

Families with children aged six and under are invited to come celebrate learning in a fun, relaxed environment.

Cap Kodaly Orff Music for Children
2 – 3Y, Fridays, April 4 – May 30. (No class April 18, Good Friday), 11: 30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Storyhouse (Parent or caregiver must attend with child) 4 – 5Y, Saturdays, April 5 – May 31 (no class April 19), 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Storyhouse

Children experience the joy of making music through song, games, dance and instruments. This program is only open to children who have never been in a Kodaly Orff class before; due to demand, registration will be by lottery. To add your child's name to the lottery list, visit or call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408 starting Monday, March 3.

Supported by a generous bequest from the estate of Robert Leslie Welsh, through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation.

Paws 4 Stories | 6 – 12Y
Wednesdays, March 5 and 12, 4 p.m.

Kids with reading challenges spend 20 minutes a week reading with a certified Paws 4 Stories therapy dog. Registration is now open. Please call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408.


Fun in French | 3 – 8Y
Sunday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.

Children will enjoy stories, songs and more — all in French! Registration is required. Contact the Youth Department at 604.925.7408.

Mad Science – Sound Basics | Grades 3 – 7
Thursday, March 20, 2 p.m.

Discover sound, sound waves and the way household items can be used to create amazing movie sound effects! Registration opens Monday, March 3. Call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408.

Secret Doorways – Unlocking Story Inspiration with Lee Edward Födi | 8 – 12Y
Monday, March 17, 3 p.m.

Explore doors and gateways in myths, fantasy stories and the real world then design, build and decorate your own miniature door! Registration is required and opens Monday, March 3. Call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408

Maker Mania Camp | 8 – 12Y
Tuesday, March 25, 1 p.m.

Spend the afternoon tinkering, playing and creating projects like brushbots and origami. Perfect for budding inventors and crafters. Registration is required and begins Monday, March 3. Call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408

Movie Matinee – Frozen | All Ages 
Friday, March 28, 2 p.m.

A fearless princess sets off in the company of a thrill-seeking mountain man, his pet reindeer and a hapless snowman in search of her estranged sister, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Rated G, 109 minutes.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or care-giver.

Book Buddies | 6 – 12Y
Tuesdays, April 1 – 29, 3:45 p.m.

A one-on-one reading program for school-aged children. Registration is required and begins Monday, March 3. Call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408

Teen Movie Night – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Wednesday, March 12, 6 p.m.

As a rebellion is brewing in the Districts of Panem, Katniss and Peeta must compete in the 75th Hunger Games. Rated PG, 2 hours 26 minutes.


TAG Meeting
Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m.

Have your say about teen collections and programming at the Library! Drop-in, refreshments provided.
Academy Awards

Oscar Time!

The Academy Awards are coming up on March 2! Watch an Oscar winning kids' film with your family today! Foreign cinema more your style? Here's a list of winners from around the world, or check out past winners going back to 2001
What a show!

Congrats Canada!

Canada sure racked up a lot of medals in Sochi! Congratulations to the fantastic women and men who represented our nation with class and skill — you've made us all proud!

Connect with the past

From digital photo collections to biographies on local legends, take a trip through time with our local history resources. More

Heard About MOOCS?

Let us guide you to some of the best free online courses from leading universities.More
Our Library Family

Friends of the Library

Are you looking to make a difference in your community? The Friends of the Library focus their efforts on fundraising projects and hospitality at Library events and are always welcoming new members. Visit their website for more information or pick up an application form at the Library's Registration Desk.


Thinking of Spring? Check out the Library's gardening section. A generous donation to the WVML Foundation from G. H. Lynum has ensured that the gardening section will meet your needs. For more information about the Foundation visit their 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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