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@ the Library October 2011

Your monthly guide to what’s happening at the North Vancouver District Public Library

FEATURED PROGRAMS AND EVENTS Friends of the Library Big Book Sale The Friends of the North Vancouver District Public Library are hosting another one of their legendary book sales this October. At this sale you’ll find a huge variety of books and audio visual materials at bargain prices ranging from 50 cents to $2. On Sunday, everything is half price! Plus, on Sunday, you can get a bag of books for $3, or a box for $6! Location

Lynn Valley Main Library Community Meeting Room

Dates and Times

Friday, October 21, 10:00am - 7:00pm Saturday, October 22, 10:00am - 4:00pm Sunday, October 23, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Please bring your own bag to the sale to carry your purchases. Sale proceeds will provide book prizes for the Summer Reading Club and The Trick is to Read Halloween program. For more information about the Friends, visit www.nvdpl.ca/about/friends .

One Week, Three Book Talks! This October we have three exciting book talks in one week – one at each of our three branches! All these events are free, but registration is required. More info at www.nvdpl.ca .

Catherine Gildiner, Author of After the Falls

Monday, October 24, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Capilano Branch Library After the Falls: Coming of Age in the Sixties is a moving story of a young woman’s awakening in a time of unbridled change. Register at 604-987-4471.

Daniel Francis, Author of Selling Canada

Tuesday, October 25, 7:00pm - 8:15pm Parkgate Branch Library Learn about three campaigns to “sell” Canada to Canadians and those living abroad from historical author Daniel Francis. Register at 604-929-3727.

Claudia Cornwall, Author of At the World’s Edge

Thursday, October 27, 7:00pm - 8:30pm Lynn Valley Main Library At the World’s Edge tells the story of Vancouver legend, Curt Lang, whose life parallels the city’s history from the hip subculture years to the 1990s. Register at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

For more information on events at your library, please see inside.

YOU’RE INVITED! Celebrate Accessibility @ Your Library Wednesday, October 26, 2:00pm - 4:30pm Lynn Valley Main Library Join the Friends of the North Vancouver District Public Library for a fun event celebrating the recent accessibility improvements that have been made to all NVDPL branches. These improvements have been made thanks to a $73,353 grant the Friends of the Library received from the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund. For more information about this event, and about the grant, please visit www.nvdpl.ca .


Your Library: the place you want to be EVENTS AND PROGRAMS Lynn Valley Main Library Storytimes

• BabyTales (for ages 12 – 24 months) Fridays, 10:30am – 11:00am • ToddleTales (for ages 24 – 36 months) Wednesdays, 10:30am – 11:00am StoryTales (for ages 3 – 5 years) Tuesdays, 10:30am – 11:00am Storytimes are free, no registration is required.

Family Film Nights

Tuesday, October 4 - Gnomeo and Juliet Tuesday, October 18 - Despicable Me See back page of newsletter for additional details.

English Conversation Corner

Mondays, 7:30pm – 8:45pm, Come and practise your English-language skills with a fun group of new speakers. This program is presented in partnership with the Bahá’í of North Vancouver. Free; no registration required. Participants must have some knowledge of English.

Meet Your Mayor

Tuesday, October 11, 9:00am – 10:30am (subject to change) Drop by the fireplace area for an informal chat with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton. Free; everyone welcome. No registration required.

District Library Gallery

Parkgate Branch Library Storytimes

• BabyTales (for ages birth – 24 months) Tuesdays, 2:30pm - 3:00pm • ToddleTales (for ages 24 – 36 months) Wednesdays, 10:30am – 11:00am • StoryTales (for ages 3 – 5 years) Thursdays, 10:30am – 11:00am Storytimes are free, no registration is required.

Computer Training at Parkgate Branch Library

• Intro to Email Tuesday, October 11, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Learn how to set up an account and all the basics about corresponding by email at this hands-on session. This class will use Gmail to demonstrate setting up an account. • Internet Basics Tuesday, October 25, 2:30pm – 3:30pm Your days of being baffled by the Internet will soon be over. Learn all the basics and more at this hands-on session. Free; no registration required. For more information call 604-929-3727. All equipment for computer classes is provided.

Capilano Branch Library Storytimes

Drop by the second floor of the Lynn Valley Main Library to check out the exhibitions of the District Library Gallery, presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. • Daniel deRegt’s exhibition runs until November 9 Free opening reception for deRegt takes place Saturday, October 1, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

• BabyTales (for ages 12 – 24 months) Fridays, 10:30am – 11:00am • ToddleTales (for ages 24 – 36 months) Tuesdays, 10:30am – 11:00am • StoryTales (for ages 3 – 5 years) Thursdays, 10:30am – 11:00am Storytimes are free, no registration is required.

Philosopher’s Café Series, presented by SFU

Computer Training at Capilano Branch Library:

NEW REGULAR DATE: Second Wednesday of each month, 7:00pm – 8:45pm Join us for vibrant street-level discussions moderated by Mark Battersby, PhD. The topic for October 12 is surrogates. Should a woman carry a baby for another? Should she supply an egg? What if the other woman is also the grandmother? No registration required. A $5 SFU administration fee will be collected at the door of each event.

Computer Training at Lynn Valley Main Library:

• Intro to Facebook Thursday, October 20, 2:30pm – 4:00pm Learn the basics of Facebook, and what social media is all about. For those who have never used social media before. Free; registration required. Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 to register. All equipment for computer classes is provided.

• Internet Basics Thursday, October 13, 1:30pm – 3:00pm Your days of being baffled by the Internet will soon be over. Learn all the basics and more at this hands-on session. • Intro to Email Tuesday, October 18, 1:30pm – 3:00pm Learn how to set up an account and all the basics about corresponding by email at this hands-on session. Free; registration required. Call 604-987-4471 to register. All equipment for computer classes is provided.

See back page for more event and library information.


Library Events at a Glance October 2011 Sunday

Monday

LV - Lynn Valley Main Library (1277 Lynn Valley Rd.) PG - Parkgate Branch Library (3675 Banff Ct.) CAP - Capilano Branch Library (3045 Highland Blvd.)

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday Art Opening for Daniel deRegt 2:00pm – LV

2

English Conversation Corner 7:30pm – LV

3

4

StoryTales 10:30am – LV

5

ToddleTales 10:30am – LV

StoryTales 10:30am – CAP

ToddleTales 10:30am – PG

ToddleTales 10:30am – CAP

6

StoryTales 10:30am – PG

1

7

8

14

15

BabyTales 10:30am – LV BabyTales 10:30am – CAP

BabyTales 2:30pm – PG Family Film Night Featuring Gnomeo and Juliet 6:30pm – LV

10

9 Thanksgiving Day

All locations closed

All locations closed

11

12

ToddleTales 10:30am – LV

StoryTales 10:30am – LV

ToddleTales 10:30am – PG

StoryTales 10:30am – CAP

ToddleTales 10:30am – CAP

SFU Philosophers Cafe 7:00pm – LV

Internet Basics 1:30pm – CAP

BabyTales 2:30pm – PG

StoryTales 10:30am – PG

13

Meet Your Mayor 9:00am – LV

BabyTales 10:30am – LV

BabyTales 10:30am – CAP

Intro to Email 2:30pm – PG

16

English Conversation Corner 7:30pm – LV

17

StoryTales 10:30am – LV

18

ToddleTales 10:30am – CAP

ToddleTales 10:30am – LV

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StoryTales 10:30am – PG

20

StoryTales 10:30am – CAP

ToddleTales 10:30am – PG

BabyTales 2:30pm – PG

Book Sale @ LV 12:00pm 4:00pm

24

Catherine Gildiner Book Talk 7:00pm – CAP

30

English Conversation Corner 7:30pm – LV

31

StoryTales 10:30am – LV

25

ToddleTales 10:30am – LV

26

StoryTales 10:30am – PG

27

ToddleTales 10:30am – CAP

ToddleTales 10:30am – PG

StoryTales 10:30am – CAP

BabyTales 2:30pm – PG

Celebrate Accessibility @ Your Library 2:00pm – LV

Claudia Cornwall Book Talk 7:00pm – LV

Internet Basics 2:30pm – PG Daniel Francis Book Talk 7:00pm – PG

BabyTales 10:30am – CAP

Book Sale @ LV 10:00am 7:00pm

Family Film Night Featuring Despicable Me 6:30pm – LV English Conversation Corner 7:30pm – LV

21

Intro to Facebook 1:30pm – LV

Intro to Email 1:30pm – CAP

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BabyTales 10:30am – LV

BabyTales 10:30am – LV

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BabyTales 10:30am – CAP

22

Book Sale @ LV 10:00am 4:00pm

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Our Family Film Night Series Continues!

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

Tuesday, October 4 Featuring: Gnomeo and Juliet 6:30pm - 8:30pm

~ C. S. Lewis

Registration required; To register, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Tuesday, October 18 Featuring: Despicable Me

THANKSGIVING HOURS The Library will be closed Sunday, October 9, and Monday, October 10 for Thanksgiving. All other hours are as usual.

6:30pm - 8:30pm Registration required; To register, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. For more information on our family film night series, visit www.nvdpl.ca . Please note that for these events, young children must be accompanied by an adult.

Introducing Just Ask! A Library Chat Service North Vancouver District Public Library and Public Library InterLINK are pleased to announce the launch of Just Ask!, an online chat service that library patrons can use to ask library questions and get answers. The chat service is available Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 8:00pm, and on Fridays from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

PUBLICATION INFO @ the Library is published 12 times a year. Publication date is the 1st of each month. Writer/Editor: Madeline Kozak Proofreaders: Zoë Chicoine and Jane Dew Comments or feedback about the newsletter? We’d love to hear from you. Please email your comments to Madeline Kozak, Communications Coordinator, at kozakm@nvdpl.ca .

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Lynn Valley Main Library

Parkgate Branch Library

Telephone renewals

1277 Lynn Valley Road 604-984-0286

3675 Banff Ct. 604-929-3727

604-981-3190

Capilano Branch Library

Administration

3045 Highland Blvd. 604-987-4471

1277 Lynn Valley Road 604-990-5800

www.nvdpl.ca

@ the Library October 2011  

The October 2011 edition of North Vancouver District Public Library's @ the Library monthly newsletter.

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