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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 a new exhibit in November.

    Landscapes by Barry Skillin

    A collection of photographic prints on canvas, metal, and paper.

    This exhibit will be on display from November 7 - 30.

    November 20
    12:00 a.m. - 11:59 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
    November 20
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Are you the parent or caregiver of a child under four? Love to read books? Want to join a book club, talk about books written for adults and meet in a baby-friendly setting? Then this is the club for you.

    This month we read and discuss: Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz.

    November 20
    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • This hands-on, introductory class introduces learners to the three most important programming languages for building websites. Learn how to write basic HTML, how to manipulate the look of your web page using CSS and get a brief overview of JavaScript. Prior knowledge of these coding languages is not required. Basic ability to use a computer and mouse is required.

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

    November 20
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Meet more than 15 employers who are hiring for positions in many sectors. Industries include tech, banking, customer service, hospitality and tourism, food and beverage, industrial and manufacturing, warehouse and logistics. Industries represented by participating employers may change without notice.

    In partnership with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC Settlement & Integration Services.

    November 20
    11:00 a.m. - 2:00 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.

    November 20
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 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.

    November 20
    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Get one-to one help with computer, email, Internet and devices. Find ebooks and online newspapers with help from library staff. No registration necessary. Drop in during café hours.

    Please bring your library card.

    November 20
    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Take the challenge. We provide the writing prompts and the opportunity for sharing. You get 10 to 15 minutes to write each prompt. See what you can whip up!

    Open to writers of all levels and genres. Every third Tuesday of the month.

    In partnership with Pandora's Collective.

    November 20
    6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Blue and fin whales are as remarkable as they are large. Their amazing and mysterious bodies allow them to engulf enormous volumes of prey-rich water repeatedly while diving to great depths. Immerse yourself in the vast array of research methods that are yielding insight into the wondrous inner workings of whales.

    This program is part of the Curiosities of the Natural World series in partnership with Dr. Robert Shadwick, UBC Public Scholars Initiative, UBC Let's Talk Science and UBC Faculty of Science.

    November 20
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Join a group of book lovers for a lively discussion of our monthly selection.

    At this meeting we will discuss Kate Moretti's The Vanishing Year.

    Future titles will be:

    Dec. 18: Based on A True Story by Elizabeth Renzetti

    January 15, 2019: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese

    Feb. 19: The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes

    March 19: by Bearskin Diary Carol Daniels

    April 16: Trauma Farm by Brian Brett

    May 21: February by Lisa Moore

    November 20
    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.