West Vancouver Memorial Library

What's on – August

Heading out on a holiday? Six week loans are available for most materials. Circulation Desk staff will be happy to help you when checking out your items. If you're planning some serious beach time, you don't want to miss these staff picks. Visit us today!

Persian Book Club
Thursday, August 21, 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.
Monday Night Movies

The Lunchbox
Monday, August 11, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

A lonely widower mistakenly receives a delicious lunchbox lovingly prepared by an unappreciated housewife.
English/Hindi film, subtitles.


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Monday, August 18, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Two wildly different con men work the French Riviera. Prepare to laugh out loud.

My House in Umbria
Monday, August 25, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

A lonely middle-aged spinster finds purpose in life when a tragic accident brings her an orphaned little girl.
In the Gallery

Harmony Arts Exhibition – West Coast Innovators
Until August 25

This exhibition profiles five leaders in art, architecture and design in British Columbia, past and present: Joan Balzar, B.C. Binning, Pierre Coupey, Gordon Smith, and Sylvia Tait — artists recognized for pushing the boundaries of creativity through their practices, teaching and mentoring.

For more information, check out our West Coast Innovators list.


West Vancouver District Art Instructors Exhibition
Starts Thursday, August 28, 10 a.m.

Experience the diverse and accomplished works by West Vancouver District art teachers. The exhibition demonstrates the variety of media, styles and approaches employed by the instructors in the creation of their own art.

Let's Talk
Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Musto Room

Develop your English skills while discussing current events. This session runs until September 24. No registration required.

E-Reader and Tablet Clinic*
Thursday, August 14, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

These appointment-based clinics are designed to offer one-on-one help with ebooks and e-readers, tablets, email, digital content and apps! Bring your own device if you have one. 

Internet and Online Searching*
Tuesday, August 19, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

For those who have completed the Computer Basics course, want to improve their searching skills and learn more about using the Web. This class will cover Google searches, Google Maps, Wikipedia and more.

Getting Started With Library Ebooks: iPads and Tablets*
Thursday, August 21, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website. Online registration is available.

*Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call the Community Computing Centre at 604.925.7405.
Youth Events
The Library offers a number of wonderful drop-in storytimes for children of all ages. For complete details, please visit our online events calendar.


Special Outdoor Storytime in John Lawson Park
Wednesdays, August 13, 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m., John Lawson Park

Join us at John Lawson Park for storytime (weather permitting).

Book Buddies | 6 – 12Y
Saturdays, August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 10:30 a.m., Storyhouse

Children will play literacy games and practise their reading skills with teen volunteers during this one hour program. Kids must be school-aged and able to read some English on their own in order to register for the program. Registration is required and begins Monday, July 28

Kids’ Letter Writing Club | 6 – 12Y
Tuesdays, August 5 and 19, 10:30 a.m., Storyhouse

Drop-in for our bi-monthly Letter Writing Club. Send your loved ones a special letter written and created by you. Please remember to bring mailing addresses.

Author Camp with Ashley Spires | 8 – 12Y
Thursday, August 14, 1 – 4:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

Ashley Spires will talk about her creative process of book writing and illustrating. Participants will get creative by snapping digital photos and making their own stories in a storytelling scavenger hunt. Registration begins Monday, July 28.

Teen Movie Night – Divergent
Wednesday, August 6, 6 p.m., Welsh Hall

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late. Drop-in, but space is limited! BC Film Classification: PG, Length: 140 minutes
Protecting Your Privacy
Canada's new Anti Spam Law (CASL) came into force on July 1. West Vancouver Memorial Library takes your privacy very seriously and we collect your personal information under the guidelines of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Personal Property Act. If you ever have any questions about your privacy, please do not hesitate to contact us. Be sure to read our Privacy Policy with answers to many questions you may have.
Holiday Closure

B.C. Day

The Library will be closed for B.C. Day, Monday, August 4. Enjoy the long weekend everyone!
Love of Language

Phonetically Speaking

Did you know that your library card gives you access to over 60 free language courses? From Arabic to Mandarin, Swedish to Swahili, Mango Languages is your gateway to the world's words! Our website is your launching pad to discovery — westvanlibrary.ca. Start here.   
First World War

A Century Later

July 28 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War and West Vancouver Memorial Library is joining organizations from around the globe to commemorate this important time in human history. We have a full suite of not-to-be-missed programs and resources. Find them all here.  
Library Family

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library are your gracious hosts for the always popular Monday Movie Nights. Interested in becoming a Friend? Here's all the information you need. 

Library Foundation

WVML Foundation proudly supports the Parent-Child Mother Goose program which is a music and rhyme program aimed at parents and their babies and toddlers. To donate, or for more information about the Foundation, 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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