December programs, holiday hours, TedWomen live stream, Winter Puppet Show and more



Season's Greetings!


The Library will be closed December 24 – 26. We will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. December 27 – 31 and closed on January 1. 


We look forward to welcoming you over the holidays.


Special Events

TedxWVML Women 2019: Bold+Brilliant

Thursday, December 5, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Welsh Hall

Join us for a live stream from day two of the annual TEDWomen event.





Persian Book Club
Thursday, December 19, 2 – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall East


Library Bound Book Club

Monday, December 23, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Musto Lounge



Movie Night — The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Monday, December 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall



Holiday Harp with Renée Qin
Sunday, December 8, 2 – 3 p.m., Main Hall


Celebrate the Holidays with the Laudate Singers
Sunday, December 15, 2 – 3 p.m., Main Hall


In the Gallery

Cementing the Future

Through to January 13, 2020
Featuring photographs from the Library’s local history collection, this exhibition explores West Vancouver in its formative years. See it online.




Registration is now open for December digital learning programs! 







Lab Music Club | Ages 9 – 12

Tuesday, December 3, 10 and 17, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m., The Lab.
Kids will work in groups with different types of music technology, including the Osmo Coding Jam, music-making apps and more!


Family Music Making: Holiday Robot Dance Party! | Ages 6 – 9

Saturday, December 7, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., The Lab
Families will use block coding to design the movements, lights and sounds to make their Sphero robot "dance."

Family Music Making: Make a Holiday Ringtone with GarageBand | Ages 6 – 9

Saturday, December 14, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., The Lab
Families will work together to compose their own holiday music in GarageBand and learn how to use it as their very own ringtone!



Discover Your Digital Library

Tuesday, December 3, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Take a tour of the fantastic digital resources you have access to.

Ebooks, Audiobooks and More through RBDigital

Wednesday, December 4, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Turn your mobile device into a library of free ebooks and audiobooks.

Making Facebook Work for You

Tuesday, December 10, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn some options that may make Facebook work better for you.

Ebooks and Audiobooks with the Libby App

Wednesday, December 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Get ready to start reading and listening on the go!


Digital Decluttering

Wednesday, December 11, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
You’ve Marie Kondo’ed your home—but how about your devices? 



Lifelong Learning

Crochet for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 3, 10 and 17, 6:30 – 8 p.m., McDonald Creek Meeting Room
Make a Christmas decoration at this 3-part workshop. Bring a crochet hook and yarn—instructions provided! All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by a caregiver). Registration required.




Unwind: Knitting and Crocheting Circle

Thursday, December 5, 12 and 19, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
McDonald Creek Meeting Room
Bring your project and share ideas, techniques and conversation with other knitters and crocheters.


Let the Board Games Begin!

Saturday, December 7, 2 – 5 p.m., McDonald Creek Meeting Room
Bring your gaming spirit and try out Pandemic, Codenames and other new-generation board games. All ages are welcome.

Amazing Adventures! Nepal's Upper Dolpo

Thursday, December 12, 2 – 3 p.m., Welsh Hall West
Join veteran travel writer Michael McCarthy as he travels the globe.

Philosophers’ Cafe — Peace

Thursday, December 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall
In this season, we focus on light, love and peace. What are the best ways to nourish peace in our communities?


Health + Wellness

Understanding Dry Eyes: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

Monday, December 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Presented by Dr. Shannon Chiu, Registered Optometrist.



English Conversation Circle

Monday, December 2, 9 and 16, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall
Improve your listening and speaking skills while learning about Canadian culture and local customs.





Lets Talk!

Tuesday, December 3, 10 and 17
7 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall East
A weekly discussion group for English language learners interested in improving their listening and speaking skills.

English Corner

Friday, December 6, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Welsh Hall
Friday, December 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Storyhouse
Practise your English conversation skills. Facilitated by the Baha’i Community of West Vancouver.




The Library offers weekly drop-in storytimes for children of all ages. 







Celebration of Language: Fun in Persian | All Ages
Saturday, December 7, 14 and 21, 10:30 – 11 a.m., Storyhouse


Special Events

Will’s Jams | All Ages

Saturday, December 7, 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Welsh Hall
Drop in for a catchy and kinetic concert in English and French with Will Stroet.

Winter Puppet Show | 3+
Friday, December 13, 10:30 – 11 a.m. and 4 – 4:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Register online and celebrate the season!



Chinese Dragon Fun | Ages 6+

Sunday, December 1, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Storyhouse
Learn all about the legendary Chinese dragon in this interactive program.



TAG Meeting | Ages 13+

Monday, December 16, 7 – 8:30 p.m., Storyhouse
The Teen Advisory Group meets once a month to discuss teen collections and programming. New members welcome! Snacks provided.

Travel guides


Planning a trip? Have a look at our extensive collection of travel guidebooks. Explore Europe with Rick Steves, discover exotic locations with Footprint and find practical tips from Lonely Planet, Rough Guides or Moon Handbooks. For those looking for more physical adventure, Cicerone or Trailblazer provide excellent support for walking or cycling trips. 


On-site and Online User Survey Results


Thank you to everyone who took the time to participate in our On-site and Online User Survey last February. We received over 2,000 responses and overall you have told us that there is a high level of satisfaction with our Library. For the full report, please see our Plans & Reports page.


Library Family


WVML Foundation



The Foundation was formed in 1986 to provide an avenue for people and private enterprises to partner in a legacy of giving and support for the Library. The funds donated enable the funding for many of the various Library enhancements, such as Room 14 shown here. The Foundation thanks all our generous donors this year and extends best wishes for the holiday season. 


If you would like to take this opportunity to donate, please contact the Foundation at 604-925-7425 or visit our website.


An invitation for new Foundation Board members


If you are interested in becoming a part of this hard-working Board, please read the more detailed information on our website


Friends of the Library



Thank you to everyone who has continued to support our fundraising projects. We look forward to your continued support in 2020 and wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!




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



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