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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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  • 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 and advanced speakers.

    March 25
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Award-winning documentary filmmaker Julia Ivanova leads this four-hour workshop to give feedback on your film or video project and share her expertise on planning your next steps to make sure your work is seen and appreciated.

    Registering for all four workshops in the Reel Stories: Creating Stories for Film series is highly recommended. Each workshop must be registered for separately.

    • Developing an Idea for Film, Sunday, March 5, 1-5 pm -- Register here
    • Introduction to Film Storytelling March 12, 1-5 pm -- Register here
    • A Film is Born in Editing, Sunday, March 19, 1-5 pm -- Register here
    • Sharing Your Video Project, Sunday, March 26, 1-5 pm -- Register above
    Reel Stories is made possible with a grant from TELUS Optik Local
    March 26
    1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Employment Skills Development for SUCCESS in English (FREE)

    Have a specific job in mind but not sure how to get there?

    The unique 3-day Employment Sills Development class is designed to provide you knowledge and skills:

    Monday, March 27

    • Canadian Workplace Culture

    Tuesday, March 28

    • Job searching skills, Credential Recognition
    • Write an amazing Resume and Cover Letter

    Wednesday, March 29

    • Interview Skills
    • Networking Skills
    March 27
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 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.

    March 27
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 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.

    March 27
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Local writers with a few minutes to grab your attention and bring you into their world:

    • Christopher Pollon
    • Rod Raglin
    • Cynda Yeasting
    • Dianne Maguire
    • Aaron Chan
    • Carrie Jenkins

    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.

    March 27
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Employment Skills Development for SUCCESS in English (FREE)

    Have a specific job in mind but not sure how to get there?

    The unique 3-day Employment Sills Development class is designed to provide you knowledge and skills:

    Monday, March 27

    • Canadian Workplace Culture

    Tuesday, March 28

    • Job searching skills, Credential Recognition
    • Write an amazing Resume and Cover Letter

    Wednesday, March 29

    • Interview Skills
    • Networking Skills
    March 28
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Improve your spoken English skills in a supportive environment. Learn about your community and Canadian culture while making new friends.

    Cải thiện kỹ năng nói tiếng Anh. Tìm hiểu về cộng đồng và văn hóa Canada; kết thêm bạn mới.

    March 28
    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Story Circle is a monthly drop-in program designed especially for adults with developmental disabilities, their family, friends, and caregivers. Join us in an accessible, relaxed, and fun community setting for stories, music, and more!

    March 28
    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, Canadians lost less to scammers last year than the previous year. While that seems like good news, Canadians are still falling for some of the "same old" scams.

    Join Evan Kelly, Senior Communications Advisor with the Better Business Bureau to learn about the BBB's Annual Top 10 Scams – which scam in particular has been relentless!

    REGISTER

    March 28
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 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

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    March 28
    12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.