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Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch

350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1

Canada

604-331-3603; infovpl.ca

Type: Library

Web site: http://www.vpl.ca

Events: https://www.vpl.ca/events/

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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Upcoming events

Jan
25
Incite: Linden MacIntyre and Michael Christie (Sunday, January 25 at 7:30pm)
January 28 2015 from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Award-winning journalist and author Linden MacIntyre reads from his Scotiabank Giller prize-winning novel The Bishop's Man and his new novel, Punishment -- a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces reason.

Michael Christie's The Beggar's Garden was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Vancouver Book Award. His debut novel, If I Fall, If I Die, is an unforgettable story about learning when to protect the ones you love and when to let them fall.

Part of Incite: An Exploration of Book and Ideas series - Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Writers Fest. (starfishian)
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Jan
28
Langara College Community Lecture Series: Why Plan Bee Should be Plan A (Wednesday, January 28 at 12pm)
January 28 2015 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Domesticated bees make an immense contribution to human food production. Frank Williams discusses the recent alarming increase in their mortality and highlights some ideas to reduce the impact of bee mortality on our food supply. No bees will be present at the talk.

This is part of the Langara College Community Lecture Series.
Presented in partnership with Langara College.

Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Lectures & Panel Discussions
Vancouver Learning Guide
Language:
English (starfishian)
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Jan
31
Ending the War With Our Bodies (Saturday, January 31 at 12pm)
January 31 2015 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Experts, and individuals who have struggled with body-image, talk about self-esteem, eating disorders, prevention awareness, and early intervention of eating disorders.
This panel discussion in recognition of Eating Disorders Awareness Month will include a recovered individual, a therapist, and a dietitian who specializes in eating disorders.
In partnership with: The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign
Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Lectures & Panel Discussions
Language:
English (starfishian)
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Feb
2
Cross-Cultural Parenting: How to Raise a Successful Child in Canada (Monday, February 2 at 7pm)
February 2 2015 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
How do I set-up my child for success? What are the expectations of Canadian culture? How do I balance Canadian culture with my own?
Doctors Tina Wang and Pam Narang will discuss Canadian values and expectations, and what to do if they are different from your own values, expectations and parenting style. They will also discuss ways to better understand your child and encourage his or her success.
In partnership with British Columbia Psychological Association.

Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Lectures & Panel Discussions
Language:
English (starfishian)
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Feb
4
Personalized Medicine: Your Life, Your Genes, Your Health and Happiness (Wednesday, February 4 at 6pm)
February 4 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Learn how personalized medicine brings the science to help people manage their health. Use knowledge of your genes and other health indicators to check your health status and maintain a long and happy life.
For more information or to register, please see the UBC Life Sciences Institute Events Page.

Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Lectures & Panel Discussions
Language:
English (starfishian)
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Feb
5
Pipelines, Politics, and Perjury (Thursday, February 5 at 7pm)
February 5 2015 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Political leaders and even corporate heads tell us they care about climate change and indeed are acting on this defining global threat. But how can we tell if they are being honest? And what can we do if they are not? Dr. Mark Jaccard will discuss these questions in a presentation focused on current climate issues facing British Columbians.

Dr. Jaccard is a professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at SFU. He is known for his work on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, and the Global Energy Assessment, and has advised governments worldwide.

Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Lectures & Panel Discussions
Language:
English (starfishian)
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Feb
11
Langara College Community Lecture Series: There are NO individual solutions (Wednesday, February 11 at 6pm)
February 11 2015 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The best hope for us to solve the multiple crises we confront is to work together in large, democratic movements for social, political, and economic change.
Peter Prontzos argues that such movements can provide the leadership necessary to create healthier societies, which would provide the greatest amount of human flourishing in a manner that is ecologically sustainable.
This is part of the Langara College Community Lecture Series.
Presented in partnership with Langara College.

Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Lectures & Panel Discussions
Vancouver Learning Guide
Language:
English (starfishian)
… (more)
Feb
11
Incite: John Vaillant, Marianne Apostolides and Alix Hawley (Wednesday, February 11 at 7:30pm)
February 11 2015 from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Bestselling and award winning author John Valliant reads from his first work of fiction, The Jaguar's Children, a story that takes the reader from Oaxaca, a vibrant culture in the midst of rapid change, to the dangers of the border.

Marianne Apostolides, a recent recipient of the Chalmers Arts Fellowship, reads from Sophrosyne, a provocative new novel about desire and restraint in a digital age.

Alix Hawley, winner of the 2014 Bloodlines contest, reads from All True Not a Lie in It. This story, told in his inimitable, haunting voice, hinges on Daniel Boone's captivity by the Shawnee during the Revolutionary War.

Part of Incite: An Exploration of Book and Ideas series - Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Writers Fest.

Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Author Readings
Language:
English (starfishian)… (more)
Feb
12
TRASHy Books (Thursday, February 12 at 6:30pm)
February 12 2015 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
One person's trash is another's treasure. Make a personal, one-of-a-kind notebook for any occasion with materials that are usually thrown away. Using thrift store items and your own ingenuity, you can make your book as romantic as a mix tape, or as silly as a comic book, depending on who it's for. Instruction and materials will be provided. Super easy, super fun - make a treasure!

Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Classes & Workshops
Language:
English (starfishian)
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Feb
14
An Afternoon of Big Band Jazz With Urbana (Saturday, February 14 at 3pm)
February 14 2015 from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Enjoy an afternoon of jazz performed by Urbana, an 18 piece big band that has been bringing great sounds to audiences for over 15 years, directed by renowned local jazz musician Robin Schier.
Featuring the music of Count Basie, Buddy Rich and more.

Suitable for:
All Ages
Type:
Performing Arts
Language:
English (starfishian)
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Feb
15
Reading Black History Symposium (Sunday, February 15 at 2:30pm)
February 15 2015 from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
In celebration of Black History Month, writers, poets and visual artists come together to present selections from recent works and discuss the role of History in their diverse creative practices.

Featured presenters include writer/historian Wayde Compton, poet Chelene Knight, director/producer Diane Roberts, and visual artist Chantal Gibson among others.

Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Lectures & Panel Discussions
Language:
English (starfishian)… (more)
Feb
16
Building a Better Brain: Daily Habits That Can Keep You Sharper, Longer (Monday, February 16 at 7pm)
February 16 2015 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Do you worry about memory loss, or not being able to 'keep up' with the younger generation? Changes in our thinking skills are thought of as a natural part of aging, however, current research is demonstrating that many of our daily habits have an influence on our brain's health.

Dr. Larissa Mead-Wescott describes our current understanding of factors that may reduce the likelihood of cognitive decline, and specific changes you can make to keep yourself sharper, longer.

In partnership with British Columbia Psychological Association. (starfishian)
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Feb
17
PsychologySalon Series: Vitamin N: The Health Benefits of Connecting with Nature (Tuesday, February 17 at 7pm)
February 17 2015 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Is contact with nature important to mental health? In this talk, clinical psychologist Dr. Nancy Prober reviews research supporting such a link. Interacting with nature can involve walking in city parks, tending a garden, and engaging in activities in the wilderness. Even living in proximity to green space and having a view of a natural setting can impact health! We discuss the mechanisms of the relationship and how a person's identity, values and beliefs play a role in their interactions with nature.

In partnership with Changeways Clinic.

Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Lectures & Panel Discussions
Language:
English (starfishian)
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Feb
18
Romance Writers: Write Through Time (Wednesday, February 18 at 7pm)
February 18 2015 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Published in romance, women's fiction, paranormal fiction and science fiction, six B.C. authors discuss writing and publishing fiction.

As the authors rotate from table to table, there will be plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions.

A partnership event with Romance Writers of America - Vancouver chapter. (starfishian)… (more)
Feb
18
Jean Barman - French Canadians in the Making of the Pacific Northwest (Wednesday, February 18 at 7pm)
February 18 2015 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Renowned historian Jean Barman returns French Canadians to their rightful place in the history of British Columbia in her book French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest.

In this illustrated talk, she will uncover the history of French Canadians in the fur trade, their relationships with local Indigenous women, and their role in the establishment of the province.

Presented in partnership with UBC Press.

Program:
Book Launch
Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Author Readings
Language:
English (starfishian)
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