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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 about editing video with Adobe Premiere Pro. Find resources and get help with your digital video project from library staff. Drop in any time during the session.

    For more information regarding digitization please see our Help guides.

    August 28
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Every Sunday, the Vancouver Art Gallery offers unique activities geared towards children 12 & under and their families. Join our team of Art Agents as they bring the exhibitions to life. Then move on to The Making Place, to experiment with themes, processes and materials in a number of engaging art-making activities.


    Weekly Family Programs are free with admission to the Gallery.

    Admission is by donation on Tuesday evenings.

    www.vanartgallery.bc.ca


    August 28
    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Want to edit your recorded audio with REAPER? In this class, we'll practice the basics of sound editing, including splitting clips, importing audio, and working with multiple tracks. Learn best practices for saving and sharing your work.

    In advance, you can visit the REAPER study guide.

    August 29
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Join our group for a lively discussion on the last Monday of every month. . Titles are selected by the group. For more information please contact the Oakridge branch.

    August 29
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Six writers with a few minutes to grab your attention and bring you into their world:

    • Cullene Bryant
    • Cynthia Sharp
    • Kester Reid
    • Mia Susan Amir
    • DG Thiel
    • Wanda Mae Anderson

    The authors will showcase their works, published and unpublished.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.

    August 29
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.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.

    August 30
    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.

    August 30
    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 cafe hours. Every other Tuesday until the end of the December 2016. Assistance will be in Cantonese.

    Program supported with a grant from the Friends of the Vancouver Public Library.

    歡迎來三樓的電腦角學習和練習基本的電腦和互聯網知識;我們還可以輔導您掌握平板電腦,電子書下載以及網上瀏覽電子報紙的技能。廣東話輔導,每兩個星期的周二下午2:00 至3:30在三樓舉辦。不需要預約報名,歡迎隨時加入我們! 該活動獲溫哥華公共圖書館之友特別贊助。


    August 30
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Are you an opera lover?

    Have you ever been shy to go to the opera?

    When you go to the opera do you find yourself baffled about the music, plot or characters?

    Here is the perfect event for you! Join us for a screening of La Traviata over the course of two evenings with discussion to follow. Come, sit back and appreciate opera in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

    Kevin Lee, Music graduate of UBC and UWO and artistic director of the Newcomer's choir, will lead the discussion and take you on a journey of music, history and language.

    • August 30: La Traviata part 1
    • September 13: La Traviata part 2
    August 30
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy practising your English conversation and reading skills in a supportive environment while learning about culture and meeting new people. This program is most suitable for intermediate speakers.

    In order to be ready for the book club meeting, please register in person and pick up the book to read a few days before the scheduled date.

    August 30
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 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.
    August 31
    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn about the Inspiration Lab's sound 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 Sound Recording, please visit our Sound Recording Help guide.

    August 31
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.