Celebrating Local History


Join us in celebrating Heritage Week, February 18–24, with special programming that honours our past while envisioning our future.



Tech Talk: WVML's Local History Collection. Friday, February 22, 2:30 – 4 p.m., The Lab
Join us to learn about digital.westvanlibrary.ca and how you can contribute! Register online


Movie Screening: The BridgeSunday, February 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Welsh Hall
Local filmmaker George Orr's documentary about the fatal 1958 Second Narrows Bridge Collapse.

Check out our special Heritage Week Book Display, on display as of February 15 in the Main Hall.



Special Events


Meet the Mayor

Saturday, February 23, 2 – 4 p.m., Main Hall

Mayor Mary-Ann Booth will introduce West Vancouver Council’s new priorities, followed by questions and discussion.









SFU Writer’s Consults

Tuesday, February 5, 4 – 7 p.m., McDonald Creek Meeting Room
The SFU Writer’s Studio offers free, one-on-one, 45-minute manuscript consultations. Please phone 604.925.7403 to register.


Book Club Social at the Properties Family Hub

Thursday, February 7, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Chartwell Elementary School (portable classroom)

Explore your passion for books with new friends while discussing The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.

To register, please call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403.


Persian Book Club

Thursday, February 21, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall East

Participants must be fluent in Persian. Led by Feloor Talebi.


Library Bound Book Club

Monday, February 25, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Musto Lounge

Includes transportation from your home to the Library. To register, please call Assistive Services at 604.925.7437.


Authors in Our Community — Olive by Carroll Linden

Wednesday, February 27, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall West
A story of human endurance spanning over four generations.





Lunar New Year Concert — Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra and Silk Road Music

Saturday, February 9, 2 – 3 pm., Welsh Hall
An instrument demonstration and concert in celebration of Lunar New Year. This award-winning quartet will show audience members how different instruments from around the globe can create an exciting blend of acoustic music.


Name That Tune

Tuesdays, 2 – 3 p.m., Welsh Hall West
Are you good with song titles and artist names? Can you name a tune as soon as you hear a few notes? If this sounds like you, it’s time to put that knowledge to the test in our new music appreciation program!

February 5: Television Theme Songs
February 12: Love Songs
February 19: Songs from Musicals
February 26: Post-World War II Songs


Friday Night Concert: Triology

Friday, February 15, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m., Main Hall

Come early for best seating. Doors open at 7 p.m. 

A jazz trio featuring three of Canada’s most sought after jazz musicians — Jodi Proznick (bass), Bill Coon (guitar) and Miles Black (piano).


Music Talks with Neil Ritchie

NEW DATES (please note that the dates originally listed have been rescheduled to the following):

March 26: Ennio Morricone

April 2: Porgy and Bess 

April 9: Diana Krall & Bruno Mars 

April 23: Fred Astaire 

April 30: Carole King 



In the Gallery


Coastal Textures

January 8 – March 1, Art Gallery

Featuring the work of North Shore and Sunshine Coast artists who employ a variety of textile techniques to create pieces that reflect BC’s rugged and unique landscape.




All movies are screened in the Welsh Hall.



Monday, February 11, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Colette, encouraged to write novels under her husband’s name, pens a series of books around the semi-autobiographical character “Claudine.” When the series becomes a massive success, Colette fights for creative recognition while challenging constricting gender norms.


The Bridge 

Sunday, February 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

In honour of Heritage Week — local filmmaker George Orr’s documentary about the fatal 1958 Second Narrows Bridge collapse. Orr will introduce the film and answer questions at the end.


Crazy Rich Asians

Monday, February 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
A visually stunning romantic comedy based on the international best-seller. Native New Yorker Rachel Chu travels to Singapore with her boyfriend and is shocked to find out he is one of the most sought-after bachelors from one of the country’s richest families.





Registration is now open for all February digital learning programs. For a full list of activities or to register, see wvml.ca/labcalendar (navigate to February).


February program highlights:




Tech Play Drop-ins | Ages 6+

February 19, 26 and 27, 3:30 5 p.m.

Kids under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. See our events calendar for full details.


Family Osmo Play | Ages 4 – 8

Saturday, February 23, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Families will have hands-on fun practising coding and problem-solving together using the Osmo accessories for iPad. All children must attend with an adult. Registration required.


Lego Lab Club | Ages 8 – 10

Thursday, February 7, 14, 21 and 28

This is the after school spot for Lego lovers! Design, build and create using the Library Lego collection. Kids must be able to attend all four sessions. Registration required.




Device Clinic (in Farsi)

Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Bring your device and questions to a 30-minute, one-on-one session with Library staff. Registration required.


Sharing Photos with Your iPad

Monday, February 4, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Learn how to share and send photos from your iPad to friends and loved ones. Registration required.


Make Valentine’s Day Art with Code

Thursday, February 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Come and learn a simple way to make art with code! We’ll use some basic Python coding skills to draw using computers and math. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.


Green Screen Valentine’s Day Photos

Saturday, February 9, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Share the love and strike a pose in front of our green screen! Learn how to edit a fun background into your photo to send it to your friends and loved ones in time for Valentine’s Day. Registration required.


Family Tech Play: Augmented Reality

Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Augmented Reality overlays digital, 3D images on your physical environment. Come explore this fun technology in a hands-on session for the whole family. Registration required.





English Corner

Fridays, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall

An enjoyable way to practise your English conversation skills.





English Conversation Circle

Mondays, February 4, 11 and 25, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.,
Welsh Hall

Improve your listening and speaking skills.

Let’s Talk!

Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall East
A weekly discussion group for English language learners.



Lifelong Learning


Let the Board Games Begin!

Saturday, February 2, 2 – 5 p.m., McDonald Creek Meeting Room

Gather together to explore, socialize and play different board games with Gamer-in-Residence, Reid McGregor. To register, please call the Information Desk at 604.925.7403.


Unwind: Knitting & Crocheting Circle

Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 12:30 – 2 p.m., 
McDonald Creek Meeting Room

Share ideas, techniques and conversation. All skill levels welcome.


Lunar New Year — Celebrate Korean Culture

Saturday, February 9, 12:30 – 1 p.m., Welsh Hall

Join local resident Hoon Choi for a special celebration of Korean culture, traditions and folktales.


Travel Tales! The Caribbean

Thursday, February 14, 2 – 3 p.m., Welsh Hall West
Enjoy stories of adventures to wild and exotic destinations. Presented by veteran travel writer, Michael McCarthy.


Philosophers’ Café — Democracy

Thursday, February 21, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall

When is a democracy not a democracy? What are the pillars that define a democratic state?


Rohingya: A Humanitarian Crisis

Thursday, February 28, 7 – 8:45 p.m., Welsh Hall

This Capilano Universe presentation will look at the tragic Rohingya situation in Myanmar. How did we get to where we are now? Where do we go from here?



Health + Wellness


Braving Panic: What to Do When Anxiety Attacks

Thursday, February 21, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall West

Learn about anxiety, panic attacks, the panic cycle and effective anxiety management tools.





The Library offers great drop-in storytimes for children of all ages. For complete details, please visit our online events calendar (navigate to February).



Celebration of Language: Fun in French | Ages 3 – 8

Saturdays, February 16 – April 6, 10:30 – 11 a.m., Storyhouse
Children will enjoy French stories, songs and more. Venez vous amuser en français avec des histoires, des marionettes et des chansons.




Book Buddies | Ages 6 – 12

Friday, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m., Storyhouse
Children will play literacy games and practise their reading skills with teen volunteers. Online registration is required. 





School's Out


Family Stop Motion Animation | Ages 6 – 9

Friday, February 15, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., The Lab
As a family, make your own film using iPads and stop motion animation. All children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. Online registration is required.

Programming with the Circuit Playground | Ages 9 – 12

Friday, February 15, 2:30 – 3:45 p.m., The Lab
Practise coding with the Circuit Playground—a safe, kid-friendly, all-in-one board with LED lights and sensors! Online registration is required.



Special Events


West Vancouver Schools Future City Showcase & Competition

Friday, February 1, 3:30 – 5:15 p.m., Welsh Hall
Future City is a project-based learning program where middle school students from West Vancouver imagine, research, design and build cities of the future. Join us as these future city planners
showcase their models, and hear top teams give a presentation about their city design.





TAG Meeting | Ages 13+

Monday, February 11, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Storyhouse

Open to all high school students, Teen Advisory Group meets once a month to discuss what happens in the Library. Refreshments provided.







Holiday Closure

The Library will be closed for Family Day on Monday,
February 18


Become a Teen Technology Mentor! 



This new volunteer opportunity is a great way for teens in grades 10 – 12 who love using technology and are good at helping others. More info


Apply by Monday, February 4 at wvml.ca/teentechmentor 



Recent Arrivals



Find out what’s new in print, streaming and downloadable format – for any age and reading taste!



Library Family


WVML Foundation



The WVML Foundation is accepting applications for positions on its Board of Directors. If you are passionate about your Library, we want to hear from you! Application forms, available at the Library and online, must be received via post, email or at the WVML Foundation Office by: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5 p.m.



Friends of the Library



The next Friends of the Library meeting will take place on February 27 at 12.30 pm in the Welsh Hall.


Find great reads at bargain prices at the Friends of the Library book cart — all proceeds directly support your Library! 





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