Upcoming events & programs

E.g., 2017-02-20
Tuesday, March 7
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a fascinating talk and slideshow of the pictographs (rock art) of Indian Arm and the North Shore.

Pictographs are the records of aboriginal cultures with no written language, and are rare links with the province's First Nations heritage. Pictographs record coming of age ceremonies, act as territorial markers or perhaps guardians for the dead, record significant events such as battles, and may commemorate potlatches or semi-secret events occurring during winter ceremonials. Author Ralph Drew studied and photographed these archaeological sites for his book, Forest & Fjord: the History of Belcarra.

Ralph Drew was born in Mission, grew up in Burnaby, and has been the Mayor of Belcarra since 1983. Last year at McGill, he presented slides from his most recent book, Ferries & Fjord: The History of Indian Arm, Its Ferries and Docks, Travelling Post Offices, and Floating Grocery Stores. Both books received awards for historical writing from the B.C. Historical Federation. Signed copies of his books will be available for sale at the event (cash only).

FREE but space is limited; please register online, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library.

Monday, May 8
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a visit by local author, Aaron Chapman for an engaging presentation on his book, The Last Gang in Town: the epic story of the police vs the Clark Park Gang.

He is a writer, historian, and musician with a special interest in the history of Vancouver after dark. 

You might know him from his other works, Liquor, Lust and the Law: The story of Vancouver's legendary Penthouse nightclub and Live at the Commodore: the story of Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom, the latter winning the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes) in 2015.

Books available for purchase, cash only.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-299-8955 in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Thursday, May 11
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a visit by local author, Aaron Chapman for an engaging presentation on his book, The Last Gang in Town: the epic story of the police vs the Clark Park Gang.

He is a writer, historian, and musician with a special interest in the history of Vancouver after dark. 

You might know him from his other works, Liquor, Lust and the Law: The story of Vancouver's legendary Penthouse nightclub and Live at the Commodore: the story of Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom, the latter winning the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes) in 2015.

Books available for purchase, cash only.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 13
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Join us for a presentation by local author, Kate Bird who will be here to give a fascinating talk and slideshow on her book, Vancouver in the Seventies.

This title illustrates the vast changes and growth; politically, socially, economically, and culturally. Graced with exclusive photos from the Vancouver Sun's photographic holdings, Vancouver in the Seventies captures a very unique time in the city's history.

Books are available for purchase, cash only.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-299-8955, in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.

Thursday, June 22
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for a presentation by local author, Kate Bird who will be here to give a fascinating talk and slideshow on her book, Vancouver in the Seventies.

This title illustrates the vast changes and growth; politically, socially, economically, and culturally. Graced with exclusive photos from the Vancouver Sun's photographic holdings, Vancouver in the Seventies captures a very unique time in the city's history.

Books are available for purchase, cash only.

Free, but seating is limited. Programs with low enrollment may be cancelled, so please register by phone at: 604-522-3971, in-person, or online.

If you cannot attend the program, please contact the Library so someone else can have your spot. Thank you.