Something for Everyone! Hot Ticket Events in May
Talk about choice! In addition to touring city streets in May in search of the most-beautiful blossoms, Vancouver residents and visitors can attend an incredible wealth of programs and events at Vancouver Public Library and beyond.
Almost every day of the week the Library hosts fun, informative and educational programs for adults, teens and children. And a number of community groups are also offering great programs this month: the DOXA Documentary Film Festival and the 16th annual explorASIAN Festival are part of the menu along with Bike to Work Week activities at the end of the month and the 35th annual Vancouver International Children's Festival runs from May 28 to June 3.
Vancouver Public Library is proud to present high-quality free programs and workshops. Here are just a few of the hot ticket events in May that you won’t want to miss! Check out the complete list of programs and events or call 604-331-3603 for more information.
Enjoy an evening of lively conversation, great reads and surprising revelations with some of Canada’s top women authors. Sponsored by Coteau Books.
Tuesday May 8, 7 p.m.
The monthly VPL-Vancouver International Writers Festival Incite @ VPL programs present leading local, national and international authors in conversation with the Writer’s Festival Hal Wake and others from Vancouver’s literature and arts scene.
On May 9, two Scotiabank Giller Prize winning authors discuss their latest books: CBC broadcaster Linden MacIntyre presents his new novel Why Men Lie and physician/author Vincent Lam reads from his new work The Headmaster’s Wager.
Then on May 23, journalist and Canadian Forces reservist Trevor Greene and his wife Debbie present March Forth, their story of love, hope and survival after Trevor’s near-death experience in Afghanistan.
And Montreal author Noah Richler examines peacekeeping in What We Talk About When We Talk About War.
Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.
Vancouver Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau hosts an evening of readings by BC Book Prizes 2012 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize finalists John Pass, Susan McCaslin, Garry Thomas Morse and Sharon Thesen on the eve of the awards.
Friday May 11, 7 p.m.
In this informative workshop for Mandarin speakers, attendees will learn more about investing in the BC real estate market. To register, call 604-684-1628. Sponsored by SUCCESS.
Saturday May 12, 10:30 a.m.
Author Lynne Bowen presents Whoever Gives Us Bread, which vividly illustrates the irrepressible spirit of BC's Italian immigrants and the enormous contribution they have made in the building of the province.
Tuesday May 22, 7 p.m.
Chief Otis Jasper, Dr. Glen Coulthard and Dr. Paige Raibmon discuss the CBC television documentary 8th Fire series and share their perspectives on the state of relations between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.
Tuesday May 29, 7 p.m.
An evening of treachery and cold-war intrigue!
Thursday May 31, 6:30 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with the Vancouver Art Gallery's exhibition Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore. This special book club will be hosted at the Vancouver Art Gallery and includes a film screening. Space is limited. Register at the Central Library Level 2 Information Desk or call 604-331-3691.
Registration opens May 7.
Especially for Kids
Let the fun begin! Build Lego creations and make new friends!
For ages 5 & up. Lego provided.
Tuesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5: 4-5 p.m.
Harvey Southam Room, Children's Library, Central Library
Join us for rhymes, songs, finger plays and stories in Cantonese and English.
For children 2-4 years, their parents and caregivers.
For more information call 604-665-3967.
Fridays May 4, 11 & 18: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Strathcona Branch, 592 East Pender Street