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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 April.

    Shifting by Ellen Bang
    Bang's abstract paintings can be seen as attempts at creating quiet, but slightly unstable images.

    Pliable raw metal forms by Beata Kacy
    Kacy's work experiments with organic elements and the juxtaposition of harsh materials.

    These exhibits will be on display daily from April 4 - 27.
    April 23
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Celebrate B.C. Book Day with a diverse panel of talented local writers and artists.

    With readings and presentations by Sonny Assu, Ligwilda'xw Kwakwaka'wakw Artist (Sonny Assu : A Selective History), Mary Theresa Kelly, Vernon Author (On Mockingbird Hill), Joanna Streetly, Tofino Artist (Wild Fierce Life : Dangerous Moments On The Outer Coast), and Gian Singh Sandhu, Surrey Author and Founder of World Sikh Organization of Canada.

    Dive into some compelling B.C. books using this book list created by VPL staff.

    April 23
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to feature two new exhibits in April.

    Shifting by Ellen Bang
    Bang's abstract paintings can be seen as attempts at creating quiet, but slightly unstable images.

    Pliable raw metal forms by Beata Kacy
    Kacy's work experiments with organic elements and the juxtaposition of harsh materials.

    These exhibits will be on display daily from April 4 - 27.
    April 24
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 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.

    Led by Marpole Oakridge Family Place
    April 24
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Learn about the Inspiration Lab's sound recording facilities and equipment. Find resources and get help with your digital project from library staff.

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

    April 24
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Join the Indigenous storyteller in residence T'uy't'tanat-Cease Wyss for an opportunity to share 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.

    April 24
    2:00 p.m. - 5:00 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.

    April 24
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • SFU Philosophers' Café is your chance to discuss philosophical issues with members of your community.

    Moderator Meguido Zola leads discussion on the following topic: Are you plugged in? How do you know? How do you check that your cord hasn't fallen out?

    In partnership with SFU Philosophers' Café.

    April 24
    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Learn how to use the professional networking service LinkedIn for your work or business. Explore how to highlight your skills and experience, connect with employers in your field, and create a professional profile. This is an introductory class for beginners with an active LinkedIn account. Basic ability to use a keyboard and mouse is required.

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

    April 24
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Voices become differently engaged when set against another writer's work. Listen as couplets bounce words off one another, relate their stories, and rejoice in the collaboration of expression. Question period to follow.

    Host: Leanne Boschman

    Poetic Pairs

    • Sita Carboni and Bonnie Nish
    • Natasha Boskic and Mike Peacock
    • David McQuire and Robin Susanto
    • Mary Duffy and Lindsay Kwan
    • Eva Waldauf and Ruth Kozack

    In partnership with Pandora's Collective.

    April 24
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 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.

    April 24
    7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Britannia Art Gallery is proud to feature two new exhibits in April.

    Shifting by Ellen Bang
    Bang's abstract paintings can be seen as attempts at creating quiet, but slightly unstable images.

    Pliable raw metal forms by Beata Kacy
    Kacy's work experiments with organic elements and the juxtaposition of harsh materials.

    These exhibits will be on display daily from April 4 - 27.
    April 25
    9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.