West Vancouver Memorial Library

What's On - January

Season's greetings from everyone at the West Vancouver Memorial Library! For a complete list of events happening at the Library in the New Year, visit our online events calendar.


Learning is Everywhere!

Take time to visit the Library for activities that support learning. Celebrate Family Literacy Day with us on Saturday, January 25 at our special drop-in storytime! Visit westvanlibrary.ca for more information.

Authors in Our Community - Left, Right, Then Centre
Wednesday, January 29, 7 p.m.

Annie Paquette writes about the glorious roller coaster of being human. Join her as she talks about her insightful and humorous spiritual memoir.

Friday Night Concert - Alpha Yaya Diallo
Friday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening of intoxicating rhythms and hypnotic melodies with this triple Juno-winning West African guitarist. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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

Bill McPhee - Documenting Modern Life
Closes Tuesday, January 14

Your last chance to discover West Vancouver as seen through the lenses of two local amateur photographers, decades apart. Primary content by Bill McPhee with supplementary pieces by Helen Theilmann.

Textiles at the Library
Opening Thursday, January 16

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.
Lifelong Learning

Love Reading the News?

Access current digital versions of newspapers from all over the world in dozens of languages with Press Display.

Philosophers' Cafe - Thinking in Jazz
Friday, January 17, 10:30 a.m.

What can the workings, wit and wisdom of Jazz teach us about flourishing? With guest Brian Fraser, leader of Jazzthink.

Resolutions for a New Year

Looking for some New Year's Resolutions inspiration or help? We've got a booklist for you!
English as a Second Language

ESL Bookclub
Wednesdays, January 8 - February 26, 10:30 a.m.

Join this free bookclub to read and talk about Canadian novels. Registration is limited to 12 people and will done by lottery. To add your name to the list, complete the online registration form by Friday, January 3.

English Corner
Fridays, 10 a.m.

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. No class January 3.

Let's Talk!
Wednesday, January 22 and 29, 7 p.m.

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

Internet and Online Searching
Thursday, January 30, 2 p.m.

For those who want to improve their searching skills and learn more about using the web. Prerequisite: Computer Basics.

Introduction to Ebooks and E-Readers
Thursday, January 9, 10:30 a.m.

Learn about the basics of ebooks and e-readers at this informative seminar.

E-Reader and Tablet Clinic
Wednesday, January 15, 2 p.m.

Let us help you learn how to use that new device to read books, check email or use apps.

Learn About Apps
Thursday, January 23, 10 a.m.

Learn how to find and download apps for your tablet or phone.

The Library offers a number of wonderful drop-in storytimes for children of all ages. For complete details, please visit our online events calendar.

Family Literacy Day Storytime | All Ages
Saturday, January 25, 11:30 a.m.

Bring the whole family and help us celebrate Family Literacy Day with a special storytime. No registration necessary. Call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408 for more information.
Early Years

From Mother Goose to Mozart

Looking for great family-friendly tunes to build your child’s music literacy? Our Youth Librarians have put together a beautiful take-home guide for you and your little ones. Pick up your copy on the second floor today!

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.

Pro-D Day Maker Mania | 8 - 12Y
Friday, January 17, 2 p.m.

Spend the Pro-D Day tinkering, playing and creating projects like BrushBots and duct tape sculptures. Perfect for budding inventors and crafters! Registration begins Thursday, January 2. Call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408 for more information.

Fun in French | 3 - 8Y
Sundays, January 12 - March 2, 1:30 p.m.

Children will enjoy stories, songs and more—all in French! Registration is now open. Call the Youth Department at 604.925.7408 for more information.

TAG Meeting
Wednesday, January 15, 7 p.m.

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

New Year's Day

The Library will closed Wednesday, January 1. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2014!
Save the Date!

West Vancouver Welcoming Communities Dialogue

How can we become a more united and inclusive community? Join us Wednesday, February 26 for an evening of discussion highlighting the opportunities that exist in such a culturally rich community. More details to come soon!
Presented in partnership between the North Shore Welcoming Action Committee, the West Vancouver Memorial Library and the Kay Meek Centre.
Our Library Family

Friends of the Library

The FOL AGM is coming up on Wednesday, January 22. Please check our bulletin boards, near the elevators in the Main Hall, for updates!


The Library Foundation is delighted to have donated more than $300,000 in 2013 in support of programs, services and enhancements for your public library. A few of these special projects included funding for the BOOKtopia Festival, Room 14, Friday Night Music Concerts and the Library's new website. Thank you to all the generous donors, volunteers and sponsors for their support.

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

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