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The Vancouver Learning Guide is your destination to discover free non-formal learning events in Vancouver. The members of the Vancouver Learning City envision Vancouver as an adventurous, open-minded, and compassionate community where curiosity is valued and encouraged, where learning new things is safe and fun and seen as a worthwhile way of life.

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  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to feature two new exhibits in September.

    Everyday Something Falls by Kelly Haydon
    Haydon studies and experiments with colour and its concomitant relation to space.

    The Port and Beyond by Judith Fairwood
    Fairwood is fascinated by the many different ways of seeing and how this translates into representation in painting.

    These exhibits will be on display from September 5 - 28.

    Artist Talk with Kelly Haydon on September 12 at 7 P.M.

    September 23
    12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
  • Are you interested in learning about recording audio in the Inspiration Lab? If so, join us for this drop-in demo where you can learn about the library's audio recording equipment and studios. No registration is required.

    For more information on sound recording in the Inspiration Lab, visit our Sound Recording help guide.

    September 23
    11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • The term "literary canon" refers to a body of books, narratives or texts considered to be important and influential during a particular time period or place. Join Evelyn Lau, Carrianne Leung, Alice Poon, Michelle Kim, Cheuk Kwan and Vincent Ternida for a discussion on how they view their writing within the spectrum of a literary tradition and as Asian Canadian writers.

    Part of the LiterASIAN Festival

    September 23
    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to feature two new exhibits in September.

    Everyday Something Falls by Kelly Haydon
    Haydon studies and experiments with colour and its concomitant relation to space.

    The Port and Beyond by Judith Fairwood
    Fairwood is fascinated by the many different ways of seeing and how this translates into representation in painting.

    These exhibits will be on display from September 5 - 28.

    Artist Talk with Kelly Haydon on September 12 at 7 P.M.

    September 24
    12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
  • Do you love to read books and want to join a book club? Join us one Monday afternoon a month to read good books, engage in lively discussion and meet new friends. Books will be provided at registration.




    September 24
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Learn the 12-beat rhythm, hear the patter of castanets, and better understand the interplay of song, music, and dance in flamenco. This free lecture-demonstration is part of the Vancouver International Flamenco Festival 2018. Flamenco guitarist Victor Kolstee accompanies Flamenco Rosario dancers.

    Presented in partnership with Flamenco Rosario.

    September 24
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to feature two new exhibits in September.

    Everyday Something Falls by Kelly Haydon
    Haydon studies and experiments with colour and its concomitant relation to space.

    The Port and Beyond by Judith Fairwood
    Fairwood is fascinated by the many different ways of seeing and how this translates into representation in painting.

    These exhibits will be on display from September 5 - 28.

    Artist Talk with Kelly Haydon on September 12 at 7 P.M.

    September 25
    12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
  • Wonder what English language learning resources are available at the Central Library? This free 45-minute tour can be arranged by local ESL instructors for their adult students.

    If you are unable to book a tour or want to do it on your own, check out our ESL Self-Guided Tour available in a quiz format.

    Please email programs@vpl.ca

    September 25
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment. Learn about your community and Canadian culture while making new friends.

    This class is suitable for intermediate speakers.

    Led by Marpole Oakridge Family Place
    September 25
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Are you interested in learning about how to digitize your VHS or audio cassette tapes? Would you like to scan photos, slides, or negatives? Join us for this drop-in demo where you can learn about the library's digitization equipment. No registration is required.

    For more information, see our Digitization help guide.

    September 25
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Practise basic computer skills, email and internet searching. Find ebooks and online newspapers with help from library staff. Drop in any time during café hours. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

    September 25
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.