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Upcoming Events

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VPL Write Fiction Like a Pro (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
note: course is online only. Participants may use the any library location's public workstations to access the online class materials.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Blogging and Podcasting for Beginners (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note course is online only. Course work can be accessed from any public library workstation.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Publish and Sell Your eBooks (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Note: this course is online only, but course materials can be accessed at any VPL public workstation.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Write Your Life Story (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Note: class takes place online only, but course materials can be accessed from any VPL public workstation.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note course is online only. Learners may use public workstations at VPL to access their course work.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Listen to Your Heart and Success will Follow (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note the course takes place online only. Course material can be accessed through any internet connection, and learners are welcome to use VPL public workstations.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note courses are online only. Course materials can be accessed through any internet connection. Learners are welcome to use public workstations in any library location, but Photoshop is available only at Central.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Project Management Fundamentals (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note the course is online only. Course materials can be accessed through any internet connection. Learners are welcome to use any VPL public workstation to work on their course.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Keys to Effective Communication (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note course is online only. Course materials can be accessed through any connection. Learners welcome to work on their course at any VPL public workstation.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Leadership (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note courses are online only. Course materials may be accessed through any internet connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Using Social Media in Business (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note courses are only only. Course material can be accessed from any location, through any internet connection
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Skills for Making Great Decisions (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note course is online only. Course material can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Get Assertive (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note the course is online only. Course materials can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Creating a Successful Business Plan (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note course is online only. Course material can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Writing for Children (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note course is online only. Course materials can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Introduction to Internet Writing Markets (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note courses are online only. Course material can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Effective Selling (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note all courses are online only. Course materials can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note, course is online only. Course materials can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Discover Digital Photography (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Note: class is online only but course material can be accessed from any VPL public workstation.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Happy and Healthy Pregnancy (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note course is online only. Course materials can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Marriage and Relationships: Keys to Success (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note courses are online only. Course material can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Introduction to Guitar (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note courses are online only. Course materials can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Music Made Easy (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note, course is online only. Course materials can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Photographing Nature with your Digital Camera (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note, course is online only. Course materials can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.
VPL Introduction to Interior Design (Free Online Course) at Central Branch
Please note course is online only. Course materials can be accessed from any location with an internet or data connection.
Tuesday at 8:00 a.m.

Library News

Vancouver Special Podcast
posted on July 21, 2015

VPL's Vancouver Special podcast explores the year 2002 and the city's first ever city-wide book club with award-winning author Wayson Choy.

Vancouver Learning City and partners launch
Vancouver’s Summer of Learning

posted on July 21, 2015

In this two-month program, Vancouverites of all ages will explore, learn and discover throughout the city.

Kids, our Summer Reading Club is here!
posted on June 19, 2015

Get ready to have fun all season long with free summer programs for kids and families. Build your story, build your imagination and build for fun!

Say hello to lynda – lynda.com, that is.
posted on June 03, 2015

Your VPL card now gives you free access to lynda.com, a popular destination for online courses and video tutorials on design, video, photography, business and more.

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