West Vancouver Memorial Library

We’ve been awarded a Barrier Buster grant!





We’re improving the accessible path from the parking lot to the entrance to ensure the Library is an inclusive place for all.


Work on our Barrier Buster Project will start in June. We’ll be hosting an Access4All Fair in the fall to celebrate our accomplishment and its impact.


This Barrier Buster project is made possible by The Rick Hansen Foundation Access4All Canada 150 Signature Initiative, supported by the Government of Canada. 


Authors in our Community — Seeking Excellence in Leadership by John Weston

Tuesday, June 13, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


In his book, Seeking Excellence in Leadership, John Weston explores the values that help us reach beyond our immediate environments — family, the community and even the country — to make a lasting impact. 


1:30 – 5 p.m. Meet & greet and book signing


5 – 5:30 p.m. Remarks from the author and discussion




Persian Book Club

Thursday, June 15, 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. 



Authors in our Community — Liverpool Lad by Peter Haase

Thursday, June 22, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall West


A memoir of growing up street savvy in the working-class slums of Everton, Liverpool in the 1950s and 60s. 


Hidden Figures

Monday, June 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


The true story of a team of African-American women mathematicians who surmounted race and gender barriers to serve a vital role at NASA during the early years of the US space program. 




Monday, June 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Based on an incredible true story, a 5-year-old Indian boy gets lost on a train and ends up far from home on the streets of Calcutta, ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his way back to the home he lost. 




Monday, June 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


When mysterious alien spacecrafts suddenly appear across Earth, expert linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and her team race against the clock to find out what they want.  




Monday, June 26, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


A moving historical drama which tells the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose landmark case “Loving vs Virginia” overturned laws prohibiting interracial marriage in America.


North Shore Jazz Festival Concert — Jim Campilongo & The Brooklynites

Friday, June 23, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m., Main Hall


Billboard Magazine has called Jim Campilongo “an American treasure.” 


With The Brooklynites, Campilongo showcases his inimitable Telecaster-guitar virtuosity and songwriting, accompanied by a fiery ensemble of frequent NYC collaborators.


Doors open at 7 p.m., come early for best seating!




Music of the Whole World: Accordion, Oud & More

Tuesday, June 27, 7 – 8 p.m., Welsh Hall


Hear the guest artists who will be teaching and performing at the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra's Summer Academy. 

In the Gallery

Stave Falls Artist Group

June 7 – July 23, Art Gallery


Founded in 2005, The Stave Falls Artist Group is a passionate group of artists striving to expand their artistic goals, while offering support and fellowship to one another. In this exhibition, they honour the West Coast landscape they call home. 


Lifelong Learning

Vancouver in the Seventies

Wednesday, June 14, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


For twenty-five years, librarian Kate Bird helped manage the vast photograph collection

at The Vancouver Sun and The Province. Join her as she discusses her book which is the

basis of a current exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver.



Philosophers' Café —
Catch of the Month

Thursday, June 15, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Welsh Hall


What has been the lead media story for May and June? What is its impact? With moderator Randall MacKinnon.

Health + Wellness

Advance Care Planning

Tuesday, June 6, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall


Learn about representation agreements, advance directives, hospital medical orders, no CPR orders, and medical assistance in dying.


Presented by Dying with Dignity Canada.



Let’s Talk About Mental Health Issues, Resources and Support 

Tuesday, June 13, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Please join us for a conversation on mental illness and its impact on families, and learn all about available resources and supports. Presented in partnership with the North Shore Schizophrenia Society.



Living Well with Osteoarthritis

Tuesday, June 20, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Occupational Therapist and Clinical Educator Morag Crocker will discuss osteoarthritis, the causes of arthritis and what you can do to live better with stiff or painful joints. Presented in partnership with OASIS, Vancouver Coastal Health.


Let's Talk!

Welsh Hall East

BEGINNER: Mondays, June 5 and 12,
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 


INTERMEDIATE: Tuesdays, June 6 and 13,
7 – 8:30 p.m.


Let's Talk is a weekly discussion group for English language learners interested in improving their listening and speaking skills. 


English Corner

Friday, June 2, 9* and 1610 – 11:30 a.m.
Welsh Hall


(*June 9: Lower Level, Community Computing Centre)


Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. No registration required.


Tech Talk —
Learn to Draw with Code!

Wednesday, June 7, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Welsh Hall West


Bring your own device and learn a simple way to make art with code! We'll use some basic Python coding skills to make art using computers and math. Kids under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration is recommended. 



Getting Started with Library Ebooks — iPads and Tablets

Thursday, June 8, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Computer Training Room


Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website, place holds and check out ebooks with your library card. Please bring your device and library card with you to the session. Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Internet and an email address. Online registration is recommended. 



Getting Started with Facebook

Tuesday, June 13, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Computer Training Room 


Discover Facebook, the most popular social media network! Prerequisites: Familiarity with the Internet and an email address. Register online.



Computer Basics

Thursday, June 29, 2 – 4 p.m.
Computer Training Room


A gentle introductory class on how to use a mouse and keyboard, open and close a program, use Windows and take your first step onto the Internet. No computer experience required. Registration is required and may be done in person or by calling the Community Computing Centre at 604.925.7405.


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

Pop-Up Libraries

Our pop-up libraries come to you! Get a Library card, borrow and return books and DVDs, listen to a story, play games and more! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. All are welcome, but registration is encouraged.



Gleneagles Pop-up Library
| All Ages

Thursday, June 15, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Gleneagles Community Centre


Little ones can participate in a storytime at 3:30 p.m. 



Properties Family Hub
Library Hour | All Ages

Friday, June 210 – 11:15 a.m.
Chartwell Elementary School Portable


Little ones can participate in a storytime at 10:30 a.m. 

Summer Reading Club 2017

Registration opens Saturday, June 3 at Community Day and at the Library's Youth Information Desk.


Read-to-Me Club | Ages 3 – 6


Sharing books and visiting the Library regularly are two valuable gifts you can give your child. 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! Member 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. 


TAG Meeting

Monday, June 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is an awesome and welcoming group that meets once a month to discuss teen collections and programming. New members always welcome! Refreshments provided.


Community Day

Saturday, June 3,
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.



Come out and cheer on Library staff and board members — dressed up as the Library Lumberjacks! — in the annual Community Day parade on Saturday, June 3. This year’s theme is “We Are All Canadian”. 

The parade ends at Ambleside Park where we’ll have a Pop-up Library. Get a Library card, enter a prize draw or sign up for Summer Reading Club. 


Mango Languages



Did you know that your Library card gives you access to free lessons in 65 different languages (including English)? Once you've signed up for an account on our website, you can download Mango's app for iOS or android and learn on your mobile device.

Library Family

Friends of the Library



Come one, come all to the Friends of Library Summer Book Sale!


Members' Pre-sale: Thursday, June 8, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Welsh Hall. $10 memberships available at the door.



Public Sale: Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. –
4 p.m., Welsh Hall. 


The Friends' next meeting and annual Strawberry Tea will be on Wednesday, June 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Welsh Hall.





Save the Date! Tuesday, October 24, 2017


The West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation invites you to attend our fifth annual fundraising speaker and dinner event with futurist, strategic advisor and best-selling author, Daniel Burrus.


For more information about this exclusive event, email foundation@westvanlibrary.ca.

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

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