Help us celebrate and honour the natural riches of our community by attending one of our many Earth Month programs!

 

 

We've got fun and educational activities for Earth-lovers of all ages — from a special film screening, to an Adopt-a-Fish Storytime and Salmon Release, to presentations from our community's young scientific researchers and speakers from North Shore Rescue, Blue Dot and Science World. See our online events calendar for all the details.

 

 

Special Events

 

TED2019: Bigger Than Us

April 15 – 19, Welsh Hall

Join us once again for a live stream of the annual TED conference! Visit wvml.ca/ted for session details and times once available.

 

Adopt-a-Fish | All Ages

Saturday, April 20

In partnership with the West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society, the Coho Society of the North Shore and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Fishy Fun Family Storytime

Join us for a special program full of fishy songs, rhymes and stories. 

10:30  11 a.m., Storyhouse

 

Salmon Release

Pick up your Adopt-A-Fish Certificate in front of the Library then head to Memorial Park to release a juvenile Coho Salmon into the wild! 

11 a.m.  1 p.m., Memorial Park

 

Game of Apps Showcase

Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall

Secondary students from across the North Shore will be showcasing their app designs, created over several months with guidance from industry professionals. Stop by, chat with the designers and try out some brand new apps!

 


 

Literary

 

SFU Writer’s Consults

Tuesday, April 2, 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, April 11, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Chartwell Elementary School (portable classroom)

Explore your passion for books with new friends while discussing North of Normal: A Memoir of My Wilderness Childhood, My Counterculture Family, and How I Survived Both by Cea Sunrise Person. To register, please call 604.925.7403.

 

Persian Book Club

Thursday, April 18, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall East

Participants must be fluent in Persian.

 


 

North Shore Writers Festival

All events take place in the Lynn Valley Library Community Room. For full program details, visit northshorewritersfestival.com.

 

7th Annual Literary Trivia Quiz Night I 19+

Friday, April 5, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

 

First Nations Welcoming Ceremony

Saturday, April 6, 9:55 – 10:05 a.m.

 

Finding Your Audience: A NSWA Workshop

Saturday, April 6, 10:05 –11:30 a.m.

 

A Storyteller’s Journey with Monique Gray Smith

Saturday, April 6, 11:45 a.m. –12:45 p.m.

 

The Art of Narration with Erin Moon

Saturday, April 6, 2 – 3 p.m.

 

Writing the Personal: Lindsay Wong with JJ Lee

Saturday, April 6, 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

 

Strength and Resilience through Storytelling: Darrel McLeod with Alexander Dirksen

Saturday, April 6, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 


 

Music

 

Music Talks with Neil Ritchie

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

April 2: Porgy and Bess 

April 9: Diana Krall & Bruno Mars 

April 23: Fred Astaire 

April 30: Carole King 

 

 

The Metropolitan Opera Lectures

Wednesday, April 3, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Welsh Hall
With Nicolas Krusek, based on the Met’s 2018 – 19 season.

 


 

In the Gallery

 

Bowen: Island Life

Through to April 30, Art Gallery

Featuring the special places, people and experiences that make island living so unique.

 

 


 

Movies

All movies are screened in the Welsh Hall.

 

Women Bending the Curve on Climate Change

Monday, April 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Kick off Earth Month with a documentary about women climate change leaders on Canada’s West Coast. Introduction and post-screening conversation with local sustainability advocate Tarah Stafford and filmmaker Dr. Joanna Ashworth.

 

The Wife

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Monday, April 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Green Book

The true story about an Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African-American pianist touring the 1960s American South.

Monday, April 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

 

Technology 

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

 

April program highlights:

 

YOUTH

 

Drop-In: Tech Play | Ages 6+

April 2, 3, 4, 9, 17 and 24, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Kids and families at all skill levels can learn and play with different technologies. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Registration is not required but space is limited to 12 children/families.

 

Family Make + Play Club | Ages 4 – 9

Thursday, April 11, 18 and 25, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Kids and families at all skill levels can learn and play with screen-free technologies. Families should be able to attend all sessions. Online registration is required.

 

Lab Music Club | Ages 9 – 12

Tuesday, April 16, 23 and 30, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Kids will work in groups with different types of music technology including the Osmo Coding Jam, music-making apps and more! Kids should be able to attend all sessions. Online registration is required.

 

Family Music Making: Record with the iPad Piano Keyboard | Ages 6 – 9

Saturday, April 27, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Play with a small piano keyboard, iPad and basic recording software—then borrow it all for one week to bring the fun home! Online registration is required.

 

ADULTS

 

File Management

Monday, April 1, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Organize your computer by learning the basic principles of file management.

 

Word Fundamentals

Friday, April 5, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Learn the basics of MS Word in this hands-on introduction. Create letters, lists and more.

 

Scan and Organize Your Tax Documents

Monday, April 8, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Learn how to use the Library’s digitization equipment to scan, upload and organize your tax documents.

 

Saving Recipes in Word

Friday, April 26, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

In this hands-on session, learn to organize and save all of your recipes using Word. Bring a copy of a recipe with you or use one of our examples.

 

Work with Graphics in Word

Monday, April 29, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Learn how to work with photos, shapes and WordArt in Word 2016.

 


 

ESL

 

English Conversation Circle

Monday, April 1, 8 and 29, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall

Monday, April 15, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Storyhouse

Improve your listening and speaking skills.

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Talk!

Tuesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 307 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall East
A weekly discussion group for English language learners.

 

English Corner

Friday, April 5 and 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall

Friday, April 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Storyhouse

Practise your English conversation skills.

 


 

Lifelong Learning

 

Local Voices — Wild West Van

Wednesday, April 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Join founders of North Shore Rescue Dave and Gerry Brewer, Blue Dot advocate Lisa Brasso and science educator Jennifer McQueen in conversation about experiencing, protecting and celebrating our natural environment.

 

Let the Board Games Begin!

Saturday, April 6, 2 – 5 p.m., McDonald Creek Meeting Room

Socialize and play board games with our Gamer-in-Residence. This month, we will be playing The Mind and King of Tokyo. Children under 10 must attend with an adult. Registration required.

 

Unwind: Knitting & Crocheting Circle

Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
McDonald Creek Meeting Room

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

 

Travel Tales! India

Thursday, April 11, 2 – 3 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Enjoy stories of adventures to wild and exotic destinations. Presented by veteran travel writer, Michael McCarthy.

 

Moving Forward After Trauma

Thursday, April 25, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Learn what you can do to help yourself or a loved one who is dealing with the effects of trauma.

 

Environmental Science Academy

Hear from our community’s young scientific researchers! Offered in partnership with West Vancouver Schools.

  • Human Impact On Our Beaches
    Monday, April 8, 2 – 3 p.m., Welsh Hall
  • Feed Waste in Aquaculture
    Wednesday, April 10, 2 – 3 p.m., Welsh Hall
  • Risks of Genetically Modified Fish
    Friday, April 12, 2 – 3 p.m., Welsh Hall
  • Roadway Pollution and Zooplankton
    Tuesday, April 16, 2 – 3 p.m., The Lab

 

 

Storytimes

 

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

 

 

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

Saturday, 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.

 


 

Special Events

 

Easter Puppet Show | Ages 3+

Friday, April 12, 10:30 –11:30 a.m. OR Friday, April 12, 4 – 4:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Hop over to the Library for an exciting Easter puppet show! Online registration is required.

 

Ginger and Snap Concert | All Ages

Saturday, April 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Welsh Hall

With their assortment of catchy, original songs and classic kids’ tunes, this duo will have you moving and grooving. Drop-in, but space is limited. Doors open at 11:10 a.m.

 


 

Teens

 

TAG Meeting | Ages 13+

Monday, April 15, 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.

 

 

 

BiblioBites

 

Holiday Closures

 

 

The Library will be closed for Easter on Friday, April 19, Sunday, April 21 and Monday, April 22

 


 

Read for Earth Month

 

 

Check out our Sustainability booklist and be inspired to shrink your environmental footprint.

 


 

Library Family

 

WVML Foundation

 

 

The Foundation recently hosted the incredibly successful Lantern Festival, marking the end of the Lunar New Year festivities. Special foods, music and entertainment were shared with a variety of participants and guests. We look forward to hosting future events that celebrate West Vancouver’s multicultural community.

 


 

Friends of the Library

 

 

Become a Friends volunteer! Join the Friends for tea and coffee in the Welsh Hall East on Wednesday, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. to learn how you can get involved in Library fundraising projects and help to enrich Library programs, collections and services. We can never have enough Friends.

 

Find great books, music and movies 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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