Authors in our Community: Sandra Djwa, author of Journey with no Maps: A Life of P. K. Page, will give a talk Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7: 30-9 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: westvanlibrary.ca.
Bridge to Africa: Capilano Grandmothers to Grandmothers will hold a bridge and scrabble fundraising luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11: 30 a.m.-3: 30 p.m. at 5750 Eagle Harbour Rd., West Vancouver. Fee: $25. Tickets and info: 604-929-7688. All proceeds will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation which uses the money to help support African grandmothers who are struggling to raise their grandchildren.
An Introduction to E-books and E-readers will take place Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10 and 11 a.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7405.
Local Author Series: Zsuzsi Gartner will read from her book Better Living Through Plastic Explosives Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6: 30-8: 30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Opening for Gartner will be poet Fran Bourassa. Info: 604-998-3490 or www.nvcl.ca.
Parenting Lecture Series: Parenting expert Christopher Burt will give a series of lectures about issues that affect parents of preschool, elementary and teenage children. The first lecture, titled Shaping Young Children's Behaviour, will cover learning and discipline through play Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. at the North Shore Jewish Community Centre, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Admission: $35 per couple, $20 per person. Info and registration: 604-925-6488 or office@ harel.org.
Ultimate Traveller Series - In the Footsteps of the Incas: Cultural travel photographer Peter Langer will hold presentations on Peru and Bolivia Wednesdays, Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 7, 7 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Fee: $15 per session. Registration and info: 604-925-7290.
Join Jane: Drop by the fireplace area of Lynn Valley library for one-on-one chats with North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite Thursday, Oct. 25, 10-11 a.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd.
One-On-One Compute Assistance: Get 30 minutes of personalized help with the internet, email, word processing, social media and e-readers Thursday, Oct. 25, 2-4: 30 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.
Big Book Sale: Friends of the North Vancouver District Public Library will host a fundraising sale Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Oct. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. There will be a variety of books and audio visual materials at prices ranging from 50 cents to $2. On Sunday, everything is half price and a bag of books costs $3 or a box for $6.
Halloween Movie Night: Watch a family-friendly Halloween movie Friday, Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m. in the Food Court at Capilano Mall, North Vancouver. There will be a costume party and treats. Tickets: $5/$3 with proceeds going to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Info: capilanomall.com/events.
Speaker Series: Raconteur Warren Kinsella will talk about his latest book Fight the Right - a handbook that investigates our current political era Monday, Oct. 29, 7: 30 p.m. at Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Admission: $18/$15. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or capilanou.ca/ nscucentre.
CoolDrinks: A casual gathering to connect and inspire community members interested in taking action on climate change will meet Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6: 30-9 p.m. at Cheers Restaurant, 125 East Second St., North Vancouver. October's discussion will be about different North Shore sustainable transportation alternatives. Fee: $10 which includes snacks. Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: coolnorthshore.ca.
Israel? Palestine? What's it All About?: Learn more about the current situation in Palestine and Israel and what underlies the conflict Mondays until Nov. 5 (except Thanksgiving Monday), 7-9 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Free. Facilitator: Rev. Marianna Harris.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Campaign: The shoebox campaign invites the community to fill a shoebox with small gift items for needy children in other countries. Boxes can include small toys, art/craft items, toiletries, games etc. North Shore Alliance Church at 201 East 23rd St., North Vancouver will serve as a distribution and collection hub for the North Shore for this year's campaign. Collections will take place until Nov. 25. Info: 604-9857155, email@example.com or samaritanspurse.ca.
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