West Vancouver Memorial Library

Spring into Spring

Spring is around the corner and we're celebrating the season in many ways: The Friends hold their book sale March 26 – 28, our art gallery blossoms with the Colours of Spring, live streaming TED Talks return to our Welsh Hall March 16 – 20, and our Youth Department's fully loaded program schedule is sure to inspire. Spring certainly has sprung at your library. 


Kay Meek Artists Confidential – Rick Miller
Sunday, March 1, 1:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Don't miss this informal interview with Rick Miller, one of Canada's most dazzling performers. His explosive solo performance BOOM documents the music, culture and politics that shaped the Baby Boom generation.


Persian Book Club
Thursday, March 19, 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. 

Friday Night Concert – Sweet Scarlet
Friday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., Main Hall

This captivating female a cappella ensemble combines intricate harmonies with a desire to share interesting and exciting music. 
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Supported by a generous bequest from the estate of Robert Leslie Welsh, through the West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation.

Opera with Nicolas Krusek
Wednesday, March 4, 12:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Don’t miss the final session in this series on great Russian composers, including Borodin and Mussorgsky. 

Music in Hollywood with Michael Conway Baker
Thursday, March 5, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

Join this local award-winning composer for his entertaining series on music in the movies. This session’s guest is violinist Christine Lin. 

Jazz Talks with Neil Ritchie
Tuesdays, March 3 and 10, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

Enjoy this popular series with long time CBC producer Neil Ritchie.
March 3 – Shirley Horne and Keith Jarrett
March 10Duke Ellington
In the Gallery

The Colours of Spring
Starts March 12

This exhibition reflects the joyous and exuberant feelings of spring and is in commemoration of artist Houshang Seyhoun, who for many years was an active participant artist at the Library.

Cabins to Quilts 
Until March 9

Created by members of the Lions Gate Quilters Guild, Cabins to Quilts traces the evolution of the log cabin quilt from traditional to more innovative designs and reflects West Vancouver’s transition to a modern community.

Check out these great titles about quilting selected by your librarians. 
Lifelong Learning

Online Courses for Lifelong Learning
Tuesday, March 24, 1:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Do you love learning? Find out how easy it is to sign up for and enjoy online courses (known as MOOCS) universities are making available to anyone. We’ll also show you Mango Languages and Learning Express. The learning opportunities have never been greater!

Philosophers’ Café – Intuition
Friday, March 20, 10:30 a.m., Storyhouse

What are your thoughts about intuition? How can you assess the validity of intuitive “insights”? Is it possible to consider intuitions rationally?

Let's Talk!
Wednesdays, March 4 and 25, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

Develop your English skills while discussing current events. No registration required.


English Corner
Fridays, March 6, 13 and 27, 10 a.m., Welsh Hall

Enjoy English conversation while making new friends. 

Tech Talk – The Cloud and How it Can Help You
Thursday, March 5, 7 p.m., Welsh Hall West

What is “the cloud”? How can files be stored on the Internet? Learn how to easily store, share and create documents, photos and more using the cloud. 


Getting Started with Facebook*
Tuesday, March 10, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

Sign-up and get started with Facebook, the most popular social media network. Online registration is available. 

Getting Started With Library Ebooks – iPads and Tablets*
Thursday, March 19, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website, place holds and check-out ebooks with your library card. Online registration is available. 

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


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
Mondays, 12:45 p.m., Storyhouse

Families with children aged six and under are invited to come and celebrate learning in a fun, relaxed environment led by a qualified Early Childhood Educator. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. No class March 16.

Fun in French | 3 – 8Y
Sunday, March 1, 1:30 p.m., Storyhouse

Children will enjoy French stories, songs and more. Venez vous amuser en Français avec des histoires, des marionettes et des chansons.


Learn About Birds of Prey with O.W.L. | 5Y+
Friday, March 13, 1:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Meet and learn about birds of prey from the Orphaned Wildlife Society (OWL), a local organization that rescues and rehabilitates owls and raptors.  

Spring Break Drop-in | 5 – 7Y
Thursday, March 19, 2 p.m., Storyhouse

Drop-in for fun springtime stories and activities. Space is limited.

Movie Matinee – Big Hero 6
Saturday, March 21, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall

A robotics prodigy finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy his city.

Properties Family Hub Kids Book Club | 8 – 12Y
Tuesdays, March 24 – April 28, 3:15 p.m., Chartwell Elementary School

Learn, laugh and share together while discussing great books and meeting new friends. Online registration is available.

Properties Family Hub Kids App Club | 8 – 12Y
Thursdays, March 26 – April 30, 3:15 p.m., Chartwell Elementary School

Use tablets and apps to learn new things in this fun-filled technology program. Online registration is available. 

Easter Puppet Show | 3 – 5Y 
Wednesday, April 1, 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Welsh Hall

Hop over to the Library for an egg-citing puppet show. Online registration begins March 16.

TAG Meeting
Wednesday, March 11, 7 p.m., Storyhouse

Make a difference! Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a forum for West Vancouver teens to have their say in teen collections and programming. Refreshments provided.
Biblio Bites

Experience TED2015
March 16 – 20

Get a new lens on the world as it is and discover new possibilities for the world as it might be. Watch the live sessions. Join in post-talk discussions. Share ideas. TED2015.

Ebooks Everywhere, Man

We're in the music business! Check out our latest video all about downloading ebooks — you're sure to recognize some of the cast strutting their musical stuff. Start downloading ebooks today, man. 

Welcome to the Library Videos

Learn more about the great services we have to offer. Watch our Welcome to the Library video in English, French, Farsi, Korean, Chinese, Tagalog or Japanese, and share them with your friends! Start exploring your Library today.

Travel Tales

Heading out on a spring vacation? Planning to hunker down for a staycation instead? Either way, here are some great travel inspired reads to carry you away to distant lands. 
Library Family

Friends Booksale

Stock up on books and find some great bargains!

Members’ Pre-Sale – Thursday, March 26, 6 – 8:30 p.m., Welsh Hall (memberships available at the door for $10)

Public Sale – Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Welsh Hall


Love coming to the Library for great free concerts? They're thanks to a generous bequest to the WVML Foundation from the Estate of Robert Leslie Welsh in support of music. To find out more about the Foundation or to donate, visit our webpage 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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