West Vancouver Memorial Library

Service Disruption on B.C. Day

On Monday, August 3, we are upgrading our Integrated Library System from 6 a.m. – 12 p.m.. During this time, Bibliocommons will be available to search; however, placing holds, checking accounts and the classic catalogue will not be available. Thank you for your patience.


Author Talks – An Afternoon with Patrick Taylor
Thursday, August 6, 2:30 p.m., Ferry Building Landing in Ambleside Park

Welcome to Ballybucklebo: spend an afternoon in Patrick Taylor’s Ireland. Join the bestselling author of the Irish Country Series for conversation and a reading from The Irish Country Doctor in Peace and at War.


Persian Book Club
Thursday, August 20, 2 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose. Participants must be fluent in Persian. Led by Feloor Talebi.
In the Gallery

Harmony Arts Retrospective
Until Monday, August 24, Art Gallery

Celebrate 25 years of Harmony Arts through the changing design styles that have evolved as the festival has grown.


West Vancouver District Art Instructors Exhibition
Thursday, August 27 – October 19, Art Gallery

This exhibition demonstrates the wide variety of media, styles and approaches used by the West Vancouver District art teachers in the creation of their own work.

English Conversation Circle
Saturdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 10:30 a.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

Spend your Saturday mornings this summer engaged in lively English conversation. This class runs until August 29.

Getting Started With Library Ebooks – iPads and Tablets*
Thursday, August 6, 2:30 p.m., Computer Training Room

Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website, place holds and check-out ebooks with your library card. This session is specifically for people with iPads, tablets and smartphones. Online registration is available.

Getting Started with Twitter*
Tuesday, August 11, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

Sign-up and get started with Twitter, the social news site that connects you with the world! Online registration is available.

Internet and Online Searching*
Tuesday, August 18, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

For those who want to improve their searching skills and learn more about using the Web. This class will cover Google searches, Google Maps, Wikipedia and more. Online registration is available.

E-Reader and Tablet Clinic*
Thursday, August 27, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Get one-on-one help with ebooks and e-readers, tablets, email, digital content and apps! Bring your own device if you have one. Registration is required.

* Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call the Community Computing Centre Desk at 604.925.7405.  
Summer Reading Club 2015

Attention Summer Reading Clubbers!

Continue your reading through August. The last weekend to check-in for all three clubs (Read-to-Me, Summer Reading Club and Teen Reading Club) is the week of August 24. The Medal Ceremony will take place on Friday, Septemberr 11 at 7 p.m. — remember to hold onto your calendar to receive your medal at the ceremony!

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

Summer Drop-in Book Buddies | Ages 6 – 12
Saturdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:15 a.m., Storyhouse

Play literacy games and practise your reading skills with teen volunteers. Kids must be school-aged and able to read some English on their own in order to register.

Book Chat | Ages 8 – 12
Tuesdays, August 11 and 18, 1 p.m., Storyhouse

Discover new books, share your favourites and enjoy fun activities in this program led by teen volunteers. Online registration.

Summer Movie Matinee – SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge out of Water | All Ages
Friday, August 21, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall

The world’s favourite sea dwelling invertebrate comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet.

Summer Reading Club Drop-in Fun | Ages 6 – 8
Tuesday, August 25, 2:30 p.m., Storyhouse

Drop-in for games, stories and great reading suggestions. 

Holiday Closure

The Library will be closed for B.C. Day on Monday, August 3. Enjoy the long weekend!

Harmony Arts

West Vancouver's biggest music, culture and food celebration is here. Harmony Arts takes over the West Van waterfront from July 31 – August 9. We’ll be there on August 6 and we hope to see you too. Start planning your Harmony now!


The District of West Vancouver (and all Metro Vancouver municipalities) are in Metro Vancouver's Stage 3 water restrictions. Here's what you need to know from the District. 

Hit the Road 

Road trip season's here! Diversify your open road playlist with these fantastic audiobook titles recommended by your friends at the Library. 
Library Family


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Friends' first annual Shred It and Forget It. The event was a huge success and the Friends look forward to future shredding days. All proceeds from this event benefit your library. 

Interested in becoming a Friend of the Library? New members are always welcome. Join us today!


Join us on November 19 for our 3rd Annual Fundraising Author and Dinner Event with the internationally acclaimed author, actor and playwright, Ann-Marie MacDonald. Tickets go on sale September 1. 

For 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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