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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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  • Have you ever wondered about the most unusual items in VPL's collection? This one-hour Central Library tour offers inquiring minds an opportunity to view some of the library's most astonishing materials and surprising physical spaces.

    June 25
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Learn about writing, publishing and community resources. Build your writer's tool box and connect with the writing community at large


    Eager to get started? Check out our Writer's Resources Subject Guide.

    June 25
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Learn about what's available on the Internet and how to find it. We'll talk about browsers, navigation, and effective searching during this hands-on session.

    Want to get a head start? Check out our Computer Survival Guide and read the "Internet Basics" information.

    June 25
    2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Have you ever wondered about the most unusual items in VPL's collection? This one-hour Central Library tour offers inquiring minds an opportunity to view some of the library's most astonishing materials and surprising physical spaces.

    June 25
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Enjoy practicing 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 and pick up the book to read before the scheduled date.

    June 25
    3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Join Resident Audio Expert, Pietro Sammarco, for this four-hour workshop where participants explore recording foley and sound effects for video projects. Learn about differing perceptions of sound, create your own sound effects and learn how to add them to a video project during the post-production phase.

    Other classes in the Sound Lesson series are:

    • Capturing Audio for Video Projects
    • Editing using Audacity and Reaper
    • Adding Narration and Sound Effects to a Video Project
    • Sharing your Video Project
    Presented by TELUS Optik Local
    June 26
    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 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


    June 26
    12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Take control of your online identity by managing your online activities and content in a safe and responsible way. Explore topics such as social media, privacy and building a professional identity.

    Eager to start exploring? See our Digital Awareness subject guide.

    June 27
    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Need help getting started with eBooks, free online courses, or finding what you need at the library? We can help! Join us for a 45 minute session available between 2 and 4 p.m. on Mondays.

    June 27
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 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.

    June 27
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrate Multiculturalism Day in Canada with this multicultural fair showcasing the ethnic diversity of our city. Exhibits, performances, and more!

    Performances will begin at 6 p.m. in the Alice MacKay Room.

    June 27
    3:00 p.m. - 9:00 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.

    June 27
    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.