Special Summer Children's Programming: The North Vancouver District Public Libraries will offer special programs for children during the summer. For details call 604-929-3727, ext. 3 for Parkgate; 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 for Lynn Valley and 604-987-4471, ext. 8175 for Capilano.
Book Buddies: Tuesdays until Aug. 6, 2-4 p.m. and Wednesdays until Aug. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Teen volunteers motivate and provide positive reading experience for school-aged children. Info and registration: 604-925-7408.
Parent and Tot Playdates: Parents and their tots are invited to enjoy face painting, crafts, balloons and a magic show Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon until Aug. 20 at The Village at Park Royal (between Cactus Club and Urban Barn).
Bugs, Butterflies and Beyond: Buzz into the library for a fun afternoon of stories, games and crafts for ages four and older Wednesday, July 31, 2-3 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-984-0286, ext. 8141.
Mad Science - Rockets: This is your chance to be a rocket scientist. Investigate the four forces of flight and explore the science involved in rocket construction Thursday, Aug. 1, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Open to children Grades K-3. Info and registration: 604-925-7408.
Mad Science - Space Travel: Learn what it takes to be a true globetrotter. Race a balloon rocket and design your own car engine as you learn about thrust Thursday, Aug. 1, 1-2 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Open to children in Grades 3-7. Info and registration: 604-925-7408.
Fire Hall Storytime: Join the librarian for stories, songs and a chance to see fire trucks up close and meet a real firefighter Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2-2:45 p.m. at Deep Cove/Seymour Fire Station, 3891 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-929-3727, ext. 8166.