West Vancouver Memorial Library

Dinner and Evening with Linden MacIntyre

Tickets are Selling Fast!  The West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation's 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.


Tickets are available by phone at 604.925.7425, by email at foundation@westvanlibrary.ca or at the Library.

Special Event

International Games Day

Saturday, November 19,

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall 


Libraries around the world will celebrate the 9th annual International Games Day! Join us for board games with a professional games master, Wii and Minecraft. Registration is required for Minecraft. For more information or to register, contact the Community Computing Centre at 604.925.7405 or meetings@westvanlibrary.ca.


Traditional Storytelling from the Squamish Nation

Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall


Hear stories and songs from the Squamish Nation, which have been passed down through generations, from Cultural Ambassador Lakiya (James Jacobs).








North Shore Giller Prize

Viewing Party

Monday, November 7, 5:30 p.m. 

North Vancouver City Library


Watch a live stream of the Scotiabank Giller Prize Awards with readers and writers from across the North Shore. Ticket information.


Persian Book Club 

Thursday, November 17, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall East 


Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose. Participants must be fluent in Persian.


More information


Indie Author Day

Saturday, November 26


Book Fair, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Main Hall

Conversations with Indie Authors, 10:15 a.m., Welsh Hall

Tips and Tools for Success, 11:30 a.m., Welsh Hall


Authors in Our Community

Road to Recovery: Following Your Motor Vehicle Accident

Wednesday, November 30, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West


More information


Mondays, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall


Love and Friendship

November 7


Based on Jane Austen's Lady Susan, Susan takes up residence with her in-laws to escape the gossip of polite society and to play matchmaker for herself and her daughter.




Hologram for the King

November 14


More information.


The Dark Horse

November 21


More information.



A Royal Night Out

November 28


More information.



Video Tablets


Borrow an iPad loaded with popular streaming services, including Netflix, Quello Concerts and

more. Reserve yours today!


Friday Night Concert –

Jelena Milojevic

Friday, November 18, 7:30 p.m., Main Hall


Virtuoso accordionist Jelena Milojevic's performances are a dazzling and entertaining blend of tangos, folk and classical music.




Jazz Talks with Neil Ritchie

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall


November 8  –  John Coltrane/Ben Webster

November 15 – Sarah Vaughn

November 22 – Dave Brubeck

November 29 – Cool Jazz


Opera with Nicolas Krusek

Wednesday, November 2, 9 and 16, 12:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


More information.

In the Gallery

Views and Vistas

In the Art Gallery through January 16, 2017


Enjoy the unique character and beauty of West Vancouver through the decades. Featuring photographs from digital.westvanlibrary.ca, including works by Leonard Frank and William McPhee, as well as photographs donated to the Library by members of the community.  

Lifelong Learning

Genealogy Fair

Friday, November 18, 2 - 4 p.m., Main Hall


Explore your ancestry! Local genealogy experts will guide you through your research and teach you about the wide range of online and print resources.


More information.




Getting Ready to Read – Fostering Literacy Skills in

Young Children 

Thursday, November 3, 6:30 p.m., Storyhouse


Learn about the five most important pre-reading skills for young children in this workshop for adults.

Register online.


Philosophers' Café – Our Stories, Ourselves

Thursday, November 17, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall


How can we grow as the keepers and tellers of our own stories?


More information.

Health + Wellness

Attach, Nurture and Develop – Why Connecting to Our Kids Matters So Much for Their Development

Wednesday, November 2, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall


Registered Clinical Counsellor Nicole McLeod will discuss the role the brain plays in assisting children and their parents to not only work together in harmony, but also face the challenges that accompany growth and development in today’s society.


More information.


Marine Bird Surveys and Citizen Science in B.C. – The State of Seabird Populations in Our Waters

Saturday, November 12, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall


Join Dr. David Bradley as he presents an updated analysis of seabird data from the past 18 years, and sheds light on trends in B.C. seabird numbers. 


More information.


English Corner

Fridays, 10 a.m., Welsh Hall


Enjoy English conversation while making new friends.

No session Nov. 11. 







Let’s Talk!

Beginner: Mondays, 10:30 a.m.

Intermediate: Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall East


Develop your English language skills while discussing current events.


Tech Talk – Technology Trends at the Library and in the Community

Thursday, November 17, 6 p.m., Welsh Hall West


The Library's Deputy Director Deborah Hutchison Koep will discuss emerging tech trends and how technology is used in our community. Online registration is recommended.



Digital Buddies

Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Community Computing Centre


Need help using email? Our teen volunteers can help. Call 604.925.7405 to book an appointment. 


Internet and Online Searching

Wednesday, November 16, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


For those who want to improve their searching skills and learn more about using the web. Register online.


Getting Started with Pinterest

Tuesday, November 22, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


Sign up and get started with Pinterest, the social media site that helps get you inspired and organized! Register online.


Device Clinic

Saturday, November 26, 10 a.m.– 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West


Sign up for a 30-minute session to receive individualized help using iPads, Androids and other mobile devices. For more information or to register, contact the Community Computing Center at 604.925.7405.


Getting Started With Library Ebooks – iPads and Tablets

Saturday, November 26, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room


Learn how to check out, download and read ebooks from Library2go. 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

Storyhouse Family Drop-In

Ages 0 – 6

Monday, November 7 and 21, 12:45 p.m., Storyhouse


Celebrate learning in a fun, relaxed environment led by a certified Early Childhood Educator.

No program Nov. 14.


Fun in French | Ages 3 – 8

Sundays, 1:30 – 2 p.m., Storyhouse


Enjoy French stories, songs and more. Venez vous amuser en français avec des histoires, des marionettes et des chansons. Registration is encouraged and available online.



Properties Family Hub

Library Hour

Wednesday, November 2 and 9, 6 p.m., Chartwell Elementary School


Our pop-up library comes to you! All are welcome but online registration is encouraged.


Gleneagles Pop-Up Library: All-Star Characters | All Ages

Thursday, November 24, 3:30 p.m., Gleneagles Community Centre


Bring the whole family for activities centred around our favourite book characters. You can expect Geronimo Stilton, Harry Potter, Elephant and Piggy and MORE! Online registration is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome!


Teen Advisory Group Meeting

Monday, November 21, 7 p.m., Storyhouse


Joining TAG gives you a voice in what happens at the Library. We are a fun, open, awesome group of teens that is always welcoming new members!


More information.


Remembrance Day


The Library will be closed Friday, November 11 for Remembrance Day but will open its doors for a reception, hosted by the Friends of the Library, following the 10:45 a.m. ceremony at the Memorial Arch. On display will be our Youth Department's Research to Remember, a project on our community's fallen soldiers from the First and Second World Wars. 

Construction Update


Renovations to preserve and enhance our facility are going well. We look forward to opening the new space in early 2017! For more information about the project, please see our website.


Thanks to the District of West Vancouver and the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation for their support of this capital project. 

Library Board

Library Board Call for Volunteers


Are you a resident of West Vancouver who is passionate about our Library? The Library Board is currently accepting applications for two new trustees. Deadline for submissions is Monday, November 14 at 4:30 p.m. More information on the Library Board's web page.

November By-Election


All-Candidates Meeting 

Monday, November 14

6 p.m., Welsh Hall


Meet the candidates for the open seat on West Vancouver District Council. Citizens will have the opportunity to co-create questions to pose to candidates. Sponsored by North Shore Community Resource Democracy Café, West Vancouver Memorial Library and the West Vancouver Youth Advisory Committee. Other all-candidates meetings are listed on the

District website.

Library Family




Thank you to the Friends of the Library for making the Fall Book Sale another smashing success! 


Interested in becoming a Friend? The Friends' last meeting of 2016 is Wednesday, November 23 at 12:30 p.m. All members are welcome. Find out more here.






If you would like to learn more about the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation, please 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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