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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 January: Flowers Unlimited, paintings and clay art by Amy Lee, and Echoes in the Midst, a mixed media collection by Donna Lynn Ross.

    These exhibits will be on display until February 2.


    January 22
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to feature two new exhibits in January: Flowers Unlimited, paintings and clay art by Amy Lee, and Echoes in the Midst, a mixed media collection by Donna Lynn Ross.

    These exhibits will be on display until February 2.


    January 22
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Recording a song is a good starting point for anyone interested in the basics of audio recording. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to set up the sound recording equipment in the Inspiration Lab studios and record a sample song using REAPER. Specific topics include basic microphone use and recording as well as an introduction to simple editing.

    Bring a USB drive if you want to save your sample.

    For more information on sound recording, please visit our Sound Recording Help guide.



    January 22
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Local writers with a few minutes to grab your attention and bring you into their world:

    • Lauren Hillman
    • Patrik Sampler
    • David Wiseman
    • Joan Donaldson-Yarmey
    • Yana Tarassova

    The authors will showcase their works, published and unpublished.

    Want to share your work at New Voices? Email programs@vpl.ca with the subject line "New Voices" for details.
    January 22
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to feature two new exhibits in January: Flowers Unlimited, paintings and clay art by Amy Lee, and Echoes in the Midst, a mixed media collection by Donna Lynn Ross.

    These exhibits will be on display until February 2.


    January 23
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Learn the basics of how to use an Android tablet or smartphone. Learn common Android techniques, features and settings, and how to safely connect Android devices to networks. This is an introductory class for beginners. No previous experience using devices is required.

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

    January 23
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 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.

    Led by Marpole Oakridge Family Place

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    January 23
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Need help with your resumé or cover letter? Come to our drop-in resumé clinic every other Tuesday at the Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre! All are welcome! No registration required, first-come-first-served.

    The drop-in resumé clinic is hosted by S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC Settlement and Integration Services. BCSIS can provide further support for those who are temporary foreign workers, international students, refugee claimants, PNP nominees awaiting PR approval and naturalized citizens.

    January 23
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • This three-part series helps you learn the steps needed to create a movie from your photos, videos, and audio clips. Learn how you can tell the story of a family member, bring together family history, or just share a vacation adventure... it's up to you! Get hands-on experience editing media to help turn your memories into movies.

    In this session, Part 3, we work with media we have recorded or digitized, and learn how to compile, edit and save a movie.

    This class is for learners who are comfortable using a computer keyboard and mouse. Experience with computer files and folders is recommended.



    January 23
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 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.

    January 23
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.