ESL (English as a second language) Book Club: Improve your reading and conversation skills by reading and discussing the novels Picture This and New Year's Eve Tuesdays until Feb. 28, 10: 30-11: 30 a.m. in the Elizabeth Musto Room at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. The books will be available to borrow. Registration and info: 604-925-7403 or at the information desk.
West Vancouver Budget Seeks Community Input: The public is invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed budget for 2012 at an Open House Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5-7 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Highlights will include property tax increases and proposed increments and decrements. Details: www.westvancouver. ca/budget.
Capilano University's Speaker Series: Lifelong seafarer and ocean activist Captain Charles Moore will bring his discoveries about how plastic is killing the oceans to two free events at Capilano University Thursday, Feb. 2, 11: 30 a.m. and 4: 30 p.m. in the North Shore Credit Union Centre for Per-forming Arts, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Moore will also be available after each event to sign his recent book, Plastic Ocean: How a Sea Captain's Chance Discovery Launched a Determined Quest to Save the Oceans.
Computer Class - Email Basics in Farsi: A free class Thursday, Feb. 2, 3-4: 30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Learn the basics of setting up an email account, sending and receiving emails and attaching files. Registration not required. For more information call 604-998-3450 or www. nvcl.ca.
Flavour of Spain: A free presentation introducing 2012 art workshops in Spain with artists Alfonso Tejada and Richard McDiarmid Thursday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. RSVP: email@example.com or 604-926-8511.
Grand Boulevard Preschool will hold an open house with a free concert Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-noon at 2020 Moody Ave., North Vancouver. For more information visit www. gbppp.com.
Hearing Screenings and Introduction to CARP: Hear at Home Mobile Hearing Clinic will offer free screenings Saturday, Feb. 4, 1-3 p.m. at Legion #118, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. To reserve a spot call 7783401101. Also, learn more about CARP, a "new vision of aging for Canada," with a presentation and information provided from CARP representatives.
Lynn Valley Parent Participation Preschool will hold an Open House Saturday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 3220 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Children are invited to meet the teacher and participate in crafts. There will be snacks and refreshments. Info: www.lvppp.org.
Digital Photography: Learn how to master your point and shoot camera Feb. 7 and 9, 79: 30 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Fee: $60. Registration: 604-925-7270. Info: www.ferrybuildinggallery.com.
White Cane Walk: Visually impaired people are invited to an Open House of the North Shore White Cane Chapter Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1-3 p.m. at St. John Evangelist Church, 220 West Eighth St., North Vancouver. RSVP: Joan, 604-985-2293.
Computer Training - Introduction to Facebook: A free drop-in program to learn how to set up a Facebook profile, add pictures, find friends and family, control content and privacy settings Wednesday, Feb. 8, 11: 15 a.m.-12: 15 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. No registration required. Info: 604-929-3727.
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