Please download the SpeakUp 2008 Guide, My Virtual World. (PDF, 466KB)
Vancouver Public Library is committed to encouraging public discussion on important issues. Libraries, often considered the "people's university" or the "living room of the community," are a natural place for such discussion. With over 6.5 million visits per year, VPL draws a variety of people who want to borrow material, research a topic, access the Internet, ask a question, and/or attend one of the hundreds of programs at the Central Library and branches throughout the City. With so many people from a variety of diverse communities using the library, it is an obvious place for people to come together to talk about community and current issues.
Now in its third year, Speak Up is a library program focusing on public dialogue. Every effort has been made to have a broad range of speakers for each session but budget limitations and lack of speaker ability has limited the range in some sessions. A resource list and questions that cover the spectrum of opinions is available for each session.
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