West Vancouver Memorial Library

Readings in the Park at the Harmony Arts Festival

Mark your calendars, it's time for the Harmony Arts Festival! From July 29 – August 7, the West Van waterfront heats up with music, food, visual arts and literature. We can't wait for the Crime + Mystery writers panel  (August 2) and  An Afternoon with Joseph Boyden (August 4), both sponsored by Maison Senior Living. 


Persian Book Club 

Thursday, August 18, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall East 


Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose. Led by Feloor Talebi. 

In the Gallery

Pierre Coupey – Requiem Notations 

Until August 29, Art Gallery


Pierre Coupey, founding editor of The Capilano Review and co-founder of The Georgia Straight, has been a practicing writer, printmaker and painter since the early 1960s. This exhibition celebrates the contradictions and tensions deeply embedded in his abstract canvases. 


Thank you to the West Vancouver Museum for organzing this exhibition. 


Device Clinic

Saturday, August 6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. AND Saturday August 20, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Get assistance with your tablet or other device in a 30 minute session. Visit or call the Community Computing Centre at 604.925.7405 to book your appointment.



Introduction to HTML/CSS

Thursday, August 11, 2:30 p.m., Computer Training Room


Learn creativity and communication through code! Register online.


Internet and Online Searching

Wednesday, August 17, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


For those who have completed the Computer Basics course and want to learn more about using the Web. Register online.


Getting Started with Twitter

Tuesday, August 23, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


Sign up and get started with Twitter, the social news site that connects you with the world! Register online.


Ipad Learn and Loan

Thursday, August 25, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Take this introductory session and then borrow an iPad for two weeks. For patrons with a valid West Vancouver Memorial Library card and who do not own their own device. Register online.


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


Storytime at John Lawson Park | All Ages

Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10:30 a.m., John Lawson Park


Join us for stories, songs and rhymes at the park! Storytime will be held next to the playground (weather permitting). If it is raining, join us for Storytime at the Library.


Properties Family Hub Storytime | All Ages

Thursdays, 11 a.m., Chartwell Elementary School


This program is offered in partnership with the Properties Family Hub Society and takes place in the portable classroom at Chartwell Elementary School, rain or shine. 


Norman Foote | All Ages Concert

Friday, August 12, 11:15 a.m., Welsh Hall


Join this award-winning international entertainer. Foote is acclaimed for his song writing, outrageous props and off-beat sense of humour. Register online.




Movie Matinee – Zootopia | All Ages

Friday, August 19, 2:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


A rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Holiday Closure


The Library will be closed Monday, August 1 for B.C Day — enjoy the long weekend!


Beach Reads


Summer time and the reading is easy...check out these great books, handpicked for a lazy day, or days, at the beach. Just add sand! 


Award Winners

Looking for an award-winning book, movie or song? Look no further — we've got a list of winners right here! 


2015 Annual Report

Discover our 2015 accomplishments in our Annual Report. Now available online, or at any of the Library information desks. 

Library Family



Thank you to everyone who came out and made the Friends' Indoor Patio Sale a resounding success! We hope you enjoy your new (or slightly used) CDs, DVDs and vinyl. 





Save the Date! The fourth annual Author and Dinner evening is November 8 — don't miss this unique opportunity to dine with the remarkable Linden MacIntyre as you support your Library. Send an email to foundation@westvanlibrary.ca for more information.


To find out more information about the Foundation, visit our 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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