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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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  • Learn the basic principles of file management: identify file types; distinguish files from folders; identify file storage methods; change or create folders; copy files and folders from one location to another. This class is for those looking to organize, save, and transfer digital documents. Basic ability to use a computer, including the mouse, is required.

    學習基本的文檔管理原則: 識別文檔類別, 分別文件與文件夾, 了解文件儲存方法, 更換或創建文件夾, 把文件或文件夾從一個地方複製到另一處。本課為想要學習整理、儲存和移動數碼文檔的人設置, 需能夠操作電腦, 要求會使用鼠標/滑鼠。國語電腦培訓,須報名。

    August 22
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Pre-requisite: "Self Publishing 100: Introduction to Ebooks" or equivalent knowledge.


    Want to share your story with the world? Learn how to create your own ebook using Sigil software. This hands-on workshop explores how to format text, add images and turn a digital manuscript into a digital masterpiece.

    Eager to get started? Check out our Self Publishing in Ebook Format Subject Guide.
    August 22
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Need help with your resumé? Come to a free workshop that will give you all the tools to write a resumé effectively. Please bring a printed resumé, cover letter or a job posting for expert review.

    Drop-in only, no registration required.

    In partnership with S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

    August 22
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 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.

    August 22
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 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.

    August 22
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Learn about steps you can take to stay safe and private online. Explore issues affecting everyone who uses the internet such as metadata collection, corporate surveillance, and why it's important to create a strong password. This is a discussion-based session. Hands-on practice is not included.

    This class is part of the Internet Essentials series.

    August 22
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Bring a copy of your resumé and if there is a specific job you are interested in, bring a copy of the posting too.

    A Career Advisor from the MOSAIC - WorkBC Employment Services Centre will provide feedback on your resumé, as well as offer job searching tips. Registration is required for your appointment time.

    In partnership with MOSAIC - WorkBC Employment Services Centre, Vancouver Northeast

    August 22
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • This summer VPL presents some of your favourite classic sci-fi movies on the big screen. Cosplay is encouraged!

    In Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott's dystopian vision of Los Angeles in 2019, blade runners are pitted against replicants - androids who resemble real human beings.

    August 23 - Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan

    August 24 - Mad Max

    August 25 - Alien

    August 22
    6:30 p.m. - 8:45 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.

    August 22
    7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
  • This will be conducted in Chinese.

    漢語(國/粵語)活動

    A fun and interactive way to share your favourite Chinese materials (including books and articles) with other enthusiastic readers. Bring a few must-read titles, authors or themes you'd like to share. Tell us why you enjoyed them and, if you like, read a short passage. A reading list will be compiled by Library staff.

    以書會友,讓生活充滿知性的樂趣。帶上一兩本你所喜悅的書,或一兩篇佳文美作,與大家一起分享閱讀的快樂。每一次書友會後,圖書館工作人員會整理一份書單。

    點擊鏈接可查詢往期溫哥華圖書館書友會推薦閱讀



    August 23
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Are you exploring careers or looking for a job? Want to know how to find unadvertised jobs and access the hidden job market? We'll introduce you to VPL's extensive job and career resources. Everyone is welcome.

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

    Offered through VPL's Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre in partnership with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and WelcomeBC.

    August 23
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 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

    August 23
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.