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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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  • Join us for a free Textile Fix-It event! The goal is to divert textiles from ending up in the landfill and bring repair skills back to use with patches, darning and stitches.

    Maybe you love sewing or you're a seasoned or aspiring designer? Join our fix it workshop and share your knowledge.

    Drop-in. All are welcome. No experience necessary!

    In partnership with Frameworq.

    May 20
    10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Nets, Nettles, Linen and Leather: exploring cultural connections in the Land & Sea Project.

    Featuring:

    • Rebecca Graham
    • Sharon Kallis
    • Tarcy Williams
    • Community Members

    The Land & Sea Project aims to find a way of tempering genuine enthusiasm for foraging with a more sophisticated understanding of its social and environmental implications.

    This exhibit will be on display daily from May 2 - June 1, 2018.

    May 20
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Nets, Nettles, Linen and Leather: exploring cultural connections in the Land & Sea Project.

    Featuring:

    • Rebecca Graham
    • Sharon Kallis
    • Tarcy Williams
    • Community Members

    The Land & Sea Project aims to find a way of tempering genuine enthusiasm for foraging with a more sophisticated understanding of its social and environmental implications.

    This exhibit will be on display daily from May 2 - June 1, 2018.

    May 21
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Free On-Site Childminding and Bus-tickets are available

    Are you newcomer woman interested in:

    ▪ Learning about Canadian Culture;

    ▪ Making new friends;

    ▪ Sharing your experiences;

    ▪ Gathering information on services and resources?

    If you answered YES to any of these questions, please come and join us

    May 21
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Nets, Nettles, Linen and Leather: exploring cultural connections in the Land & Sea Project.

    Featuring:

    • Rebecca Graham
    • Sharon Kallis
    • Tarcy Williams
    • Community Members

    The Land & Sea Project aims to find a way of tempering genuine enthusiasm for foraging with a more sophisticated understanding of its social and environmental implications.

    This exhibit will be on display daily from May 2 - June 1, 2018.

    May 22
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 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

    May 22
    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
    May 22
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Join the Indigenous storyteller in residence T'uy't'tanat-Cease Wyss and listen to slam poetry, songs and stories.

    Learn more about the Indigenous Storyteller residency: vpl.ca/storyteller

    In recognition of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Aboriginal Storyteller in Residence has been renamed the Indigenous Storyteller in Residence.
    May 22
    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 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.

    May 22
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Are your mobile devices and computers getting full? Want to make sure you don't lose your photos, videos and music? Learn how to back up, access and share the digital files you generate every day. Explore cloud and local storage solutions, and choose the method that works for you!

    Register here for other classes in the Mobile Device Essentials series. Each class must be registered for separately.

    May 22
    2:30 p.m. - 4:30 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.

    May 22
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Nets, Nettles, Linen and Leather: exploring cultural connections in the Land & Sea Project.

    Featuring:

    • Rebecca Graham
    • Sharon Kallis
    • Tarcy Williams
    • Community Members

    The Land & Sea Project aims to find a way of tempering genuine enthusiasm for foraging with a more sophisticated understanding of its social and environmental implications.

    This exhibit will be on display daily from May 2 - June 1, 2018.

    May 23
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.