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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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  • 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.

    February 22
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Learn about the Inspiration Lab's video recording equipment. Find resources and get help with your digital project from library staff. Drop in any time during the session.

    For more information on Video Recording, please visit our Video Recording Help guide.

    February 22
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.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.

    This session on December 7 will include a field trip.

    Led by Marpole Oakridge Family Place.

    February 22
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Looking for a job? Want to know how to find unadvertised jobs? Want to explore new career options? We'll introduce you to VPL's extensive job and career resources – learn how to access hundreds of job ads; locate resources to improve resumes, cover letters and interviews using the most current tools; and explore career options.

    Presented in partnership with WelcomeBC.

    Eager to start exploring? See our Career and Job Search guide online.

    February 22
    2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Practise your basic skills for computer, email and Internet searches. Find e-books and online newspapers with help from library staff. Drop in any time during café hours.

    Please bring your own device.

    February 22
    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Interested in recording audio in open spaces? Learn how easy it can be to record music or interviews outside of a studio. VPL staff will offer practical advice about recording audio anywhere, including how to reduce ambient noise and use apps to record on your smartphones or other portable recording devices.

    Feel free to bring your own smartphone/recording technology.

    February 22
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Always wanted to try photo editing with Adobe Photoshop but didn't know where to begin?
    In this 90-minute, hands-on workshop you'll explore the basics of colour, contrast, and more. These tips will take your photos from mundane to magnificent!

    Second session in a four-part series.

    February 22
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • In this workshop, get tips on how to begin researching the history of your Vancouver house. You'll learn about VPL Special Collections resources such as Vancouver City Directories, historical photos, maps and more.

    February 22
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Three award-winning authors come together to share compelling stories of family, heartbreak and finding your place in the world. Deborah Willis will enchant you with the eerie stories in her collection The Dark and Other Love Stories; Monia Mazigh writes of reunions and revolutions in HOPE HAS TWO DAUGHTERS; and Eden Robinson takes us inside the mind of Jared, a highschool dropout who's more than meets the eye, in Son Of A Trickster.

    Part of Incite: An Exploration of Books and Ideas series.

    Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Writers Fest.

    February 22
    7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.