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Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch

350 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1


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.

Added by: jamieanderson1968.  Contacted: Yes.  Venue ID: 2920

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Upcoming events

Wisdom of the Buddha Modern Times (Monday, May 12 at 7pm)
A program for adults. His Holiness Sakya Trizin, a Buddhist leader in the Tibetan tradition, will share insight and advice on coping in our rapidly changing world. While society progresses, how can we deal effectively with the challenges posed by the environment, technology and economic development? Perhaps ancient wisdom and teachings can help us to maintain our sanity, equanimity and humanity in these intense times of change. No registration required. Admission is free. Seating is limited.

Prog: 104
Monday 12 May
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Central Library
350 West Georgia Street (starfishian)
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The Arts Club Theatre Talk in the Library Series: Monty Pythons Spamalot - Movie Musicals (Tuesday, May 13 at 7pm)
A program for open to all ages. What distinguishes musicals made for the stage from those made for the cinema, and what changes when they become both? Peter Jorgensen is a Vancouver based actor, singer, writer, choreographer, instructor, musical theatre aficionado and the director of the Arts Clubs summer hit Avenue Q. This presentation is part of The Arts Club Theatre Talk in the Library Series. The Arts Club is celebrating 50 years of theatre making in Vancouver. We've partnered for this anniversary season to explore three exciting shows and their genres. Come talk in the library with us about classic comedy, a new Canadian plays and and musical theatre. Visit artsclub.com for more information.

Prog: 41582
Tuesday 13 May
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Central Library
350 West Georgia Street (starfishian)
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Word Vancouver (Sunday, September 28 at 11am)
Western Canada’s largest celebration of literacy and reading. Held during the last week of September at various venues throughout the city, our festival promotes books and authors with free exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests.
September 24-28, 2014 (monnibo)

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