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Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch
Web site: http://www.vpl.ca
Catalog URL: http://vpl.bibliocommons.com
Twitter account: @VPL
Amenities: wifi, food/drink
Description: Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch maintains a collection of 1.4 million items and acts as a system-wide resource for 22 branch locations. A substantial amount of material is retained for reference only use in the Central library; this includes periodicals, newspapers and government documents.
The Special Collections department (reference only materials) maintains a very strong local history collection, in print and photos, as well as children's materials and rare books.
The Popular Reading Library, Multilingual services, and the Children's Library all have extensive circulating collections.
The level of non-fiction collections at Central support comprehensive, sustained independent study, undergraduate and graduate course work in some areas, and professional levels in some areas.
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Chinese Canadian Authors' Book Launch in Mandarin 加拿大華裔作家協會新書發布會(國語) (Saturday, August 8 at 2pm)
August 8, 2015 (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)
The Chinese Canadian Writers' Association (CCWA) will have a book launch featuring three books: A History of Global Modern Chinese Literature (3 volumes) by Dr. Sen Ma
; Letters Across the Straits by Ya Xian
and Yang Jiasheng; and Essays on Chinese Literature by Mr. Jingsheng Ren.
In partnership with the Chinese Canadian Writers' Association (CCWA).
加拿大華裔作家協會新書發布會, 介紹三本書: 馬森的《世界華文新文學史》(三卷), 瘂弦和楊稼生的《兩岸書》, 和任京生的文學論文集《寶刀不老志為刃》。
與加拿大華裔作家協會合辦 (starfishian)… (more)
Dead Poets Reading Series (Sunday, September 13 at 3pm)
September 13, 2015 (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM)
Five poets/poetry-lovers/readers/writers bring to life the works of their favourite deceased poets. Each reader will give a brief presentation on the life and work of their chosen poet, followed by a poetry reading.
For more information, visit the Dead Poets Reading Series website. (starfishian)
Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury and Prescriptions for Reform (Wednesday, September 23 at 7pm)
September 23, 2015 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
During the past 35 years, the influence of pharmaceutical money and professional self-interest have misled the public about mental disorders and corrupted our mental health system. The result is an ethical, legal and public health crisis. Robert Whitaker will tell the story of how this corruption took place, the social injury it causes, and share resources toward solutions and reform.
In partnership with Vancouver Unitarians (starfishian)… (more)
Dr. Holmes on Life, Love, Lust (Thursday, September 24 at 6:30pm)
September 24, 2015 (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
The subject of sex remains deeply personal--even taboo--in this day and age. It is a social minefield capable of inducing both distress and hysterical laughter. Sex therapist, clinical psychologist, and author Dr. Margarita Holmes
tells us why through her dazzling humour and straightforward answers to the provocative questions.
Dr. Holmes is a popular, no-nonsense sex therapist in the Philippines.
In partnership with the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in BC (starfishian)… (more)
SFU Writer's Studio 15th Anniversary Reading: E.R. Brown (Monday, October 5 at 7pm)
October 5, 2015 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Author E.R. Brown
reads from his novel Almost Criminal
, and shares insights into the writing process, and about innovation and experimentation in the crime and mystery genre. Almost Criminal is a critically-praised debut novel that was nominated for an Edgar Award and an Arthur Ellis Award, and named a 2014 Book of the Year by the 49th Shelf.
In partnership with The SFU Writer's Studio. (starfishian)… (more)
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