West Vancouver Memorial Library

Warm Wishes from Our Library


As 2017 comes to a close, we look back on our accomplishments and are filled with immense gratitude for everyone who helped make the past year such a successful, fulfilling and inspiring time at the Library.


Thank you for your support — we look forward to celebrating the holidays with you, and can't wait to see you in 2018!


SFU Writing Consult

Tuesday, December 5, 4 – 6 p.m.

Welsh Hall West


Need an expert opinion on your writing? E.R. Brown, finalist for the Edgar and Arthur Ellis Awards, will be available for 45-minute consultations. 


To register, please visit or call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403.   


Holiday Movie Matinées


Wednesday, December 20, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall


Join us for a festive afternoon of eggnog, cookies and a classic Christmas film! Bill Murray stars as a cynical TV executive visited by three ghosts in this hilarious adaption of A Christmas Carol



When Harry Met Sally

Sunday, December 31, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall


Get ready to ring in the new year with a special matinée showing of When Harry Met Sally! Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan star in this classic romantic comedy that raises the question, "can men and women ever just be friends?"


Opera with Nicolas Krusek

Wednesday, December 6, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Welsh Hall


Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683 – 1764) composed more than 30 operas during the Enlightenment period. Join us as we explore the operas of the greatest French composer of the Late Baroque.






Sunday Afternoon Holiday Concert — The Laudate Singers

Sunday, December 17, 2 – 3 p.m., Main Hall


For the Laudate Singers, every concert is a joyful celebration. The choir combines technical artistry with the ability to make all kinds of choral music accessible, luminous and transcendent. Bring the whole family to this fun all ages Holiday concert.

In the Gallery

Mayrs Brothers Exhibition

Through to January 9


This exhibition brings together graphic design work and limited edition art books by Bill, Frank, David and Charles Mayrs, and highlights their unique and long-standing presence in the history of Canadian art. 


A principle exhibition will be shown concurrently at the West Vancouver Museum (November 7 – December 16), featuring paintings and drawings also produced by the Mayrs brothers.


English Corner

10 – 11:30 a.m.

Friday, December 1 and 8, Welsh Hall

Friday, December 15, Storyhouse


Enjoy English conversation while making new friends.







English Conversation Circle

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Monday, December 4 and 18, Welsh Hall 

Monday, December 11, Welsh Hall East

For English language learners who possess a basic foundation in spoken English.

Lifelong Learning

Philosophers' Café — Goodness?

Thursday, December 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Welsh Hall


What evidence supports the contention that humans are basically good?






Code Week  — Make Art with Code

Tuesday, December 5, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Computer Training Room


Bring your own computer and learn a simple way to make art with code! We'll use some basic Python coding skills to draw using computers and math.


Online registration is required. 



Code Week — Basic Robotics for Adults

Wednesday, December 6, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Welsh Hall West


Why all the fuss about robots? Join us for a discussion about basic robotics and get a chance to test out different models, including a Sphero SPRK+.


Online registration is required. 



Tech Gift Guide

Wednesday, December 13, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Welsh Hall West


Discover the latest and most exciting new technology! We'll cover gadgets with big buzz and answer questions around tech for all interests.


Online registration is recommended. 

Special Events

Getting Ready to Read: Fostering Literacy Skills in Young Children

Tuesday, December 5, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m., Storyhouse


In this dynamic workshop for parents and educators, Shannon Ozirny, the Head of the Youth Department at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, will review the importance of early literacy development in young children. Parents and caregivers will learn how to promote the development of literacy skills through talking, singing, reading and playing. Shannon will share the best and brightest new picture storybooks available.


Offered in partnership with the West Vancouver Child and Family Hub. Register through the West Vancouver Community Centre.



Holiday Puppet Show | Ages 3+

Friday, December 15, 10:30 – 11 a.m. or
4 – 4:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Join us for a puppet show and songs to get into the Holiday spirit. Register online



Will Stroet Live! | All Ages

Saturday, December 16, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Welsh Hall


Award-winning children's musician Will Stroet connects with kids through high-energy, interactive and educational music in English and French. 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.

Early Years

1-2-3 Code! | Ages 4 – 8

Saturday, December 16, 2 – 3:15 p.m.



Bring your whole family and explore computational thinking and coding without computers. Children should be accompanied by an adult — these activities are meant to be worked on together! Register online


Movie Matinées

Drop-in, but space is limited. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Cars 3 | All Ages

Wednesday, December 27, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Welsh Hall

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world. 

Running time: 109 minutes. BC Film Classification: General.


Despicable Me 3 | All Ages

Thursday, December 28, 2:30 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. Running time: 90 minutes. BC Film Classification: General


Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie | All Ages

Friday, December 29, 2:30 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Running time: 89 minutes. BC Film Classification: General.


Teen Advisory Group Meeting
| Ages 13+

Monday, December 18, 7 – 8:30 p.m.



Open to all high school students, Teen Advisory Group is an awesome and welcoming group that meets once a month to discuss teen collections and programming. Earn volunteers hours, meet other students and have a say in what happens in the Library. New members always welcome! Refreshments provided.


Holiday Closures



The Library will be closed for the Holidays from Sunday, December 24 – Tuesday, December 26.


Wednesday, December 27 – Sunday, December 31: Open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed


Happy Holidays, everyone!


Seasonal Postcards



Sending a loved one a Holiday card this year? Why not send them a digital postcard from the Library's seasonal images collection? Visit our digital collections to get started!



Holiday CDs and DVDs



We have an extensive collection of Holiday CDs and DVDs you can borrow. Come in soon for best selection! 


Holiday Movie DVDs


Holiday Music CDs


Youth Holiday CDs


Youth Holiday Movie DVDs


Youth Christmas television program DVDs


Library Family

Friends of the Library



Season's greetings and a very warm thank you to everyone who supported the Friends in 2017. We wish you the very best in health and happiness!


Please enjoy the Library's Christmas Tree this December, decorated and funded by the Friends of the Library. 


WVML Foundation



The WVML Foundation would like to extend warm and best wishes of the season to all our generous sponsors and donors.

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

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