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  • 15 Feb 2019 6:02 AM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    How beautiful is this!

    Make Ink: A Forager's Guild to Natural Inkmaking by Jason Logan

    Currently available at The Learnary.

  • 15 Feb 2019 5:35 AM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    Letter writing is something we love. Here is a marvellous little post office our friend Lea, who makes the little letter kits The Learnary carries, has made on a wooden path in her part of the world. Perhaps one of our neighbours will be inspired.…/tiny-tilden-post-office/.  Check out the little working light. 

  • 14 Feb 2019 5:24 PM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    "Choose an area of the woods where you can weave and tie cord around trees to create a giant spider's web." Take turns navigating through the web without touching it.  Jane and sorrow and Peter Houghton, expand on this activity and bring many more to us in their lovely book "A Year in Forest School: Outdoor Play and Skill-Building Fun for Every Season." Currently available in The Learnary Shop. 

  • 14 Feb 2019 5:19 PM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    New in Shop!

  • 4 Feb 2019 7:24 PM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    New item: This very sweet pink and red matchbox includes 50 matches, each with an invitation for connection and sparking romance: "recreate a memorable situation from when you first met" ; " get a little gift for your partner, just because"; "stay in and have game night"; "breakfast in bed".  

    Sometimes it's really rather nice to have a little prompt like this, to slow down and tend to one another. 

    Currently available at @The Learnary 

  • 4 Feb 2019 7:38 AM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    We are really rather delighted about gathering together in the park for singing with neighbours. Join us this coming Tuesday, February 12th (gather around 6:30, singing from 7 to 8). We hope you will join us with your friends and family.

      See events for details

  • 4 Feb 2019 7:32 AM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    Our early February window is up. Celebrating Lunar New Year and Valentines!

  • 4 Feb 2019 7:29 AM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    We are very excited to have this powerful resource. Something that we hope to see in schools, community service centres, and homes around the neighbourhood. 

    "This ambitious and unprecedented project inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Exploring themes of language, demographics, economy, environment and culture, with in-depth coverage of treaties and residential schools, these are stories of Canada's Indigenous Peoples, told in detailed maps and rich narratives." Sourced from:…/indigenous-peoples-atlas-of-canada-1.4…: where you can find more interview about this rather incredible new resource. 

    Currently available at The Learnary

  • 4 Feb 2019 7:18 AM | Sam Mills (Administrator)

    We brought this book in because I wanted to know more about Viola Desmond, and Black History Month seemed a good time to do it.  

    I have been reflecting on the dates involved: her act of resistance in the movie theatre where the theatre employees insisted on upholding the theatre's racial segregation, and called in the police, who likewise upheld the racial segregation, and forcefully removed her: 1946. The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, proceedings, which did not admit the case was about a racial seating policy, but only about not paying the correct fee was in 1947. Late 1950s was when racial segregation was made against the law in Nova Scotia, in some significant part because of Davis' act of resistance, and her persistence in taking it to the Supreme Court; the injustice served as a catalyst for organizing and resistance. In 2010 Nova Scotia government finally offered a posthumous pardon, and a declaration that the conviction registered against her was unjust. in 2016, Viola Desmond's image was chosen for the Canadian $10 bill. It's pretty nice to see her face every day, and feel inspired and emboldened to resist injustice.  
    Here is a link to more resources:…

    The Book, Meet Viola Desmond, is currently  available atThe Learnary for $14.99 

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The Learnary is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. We are humbled by this history and grateful for our use of this land.

Phone: 778-802-3544

2643 East Hastings 

Vancouver, BC 

V5K 1Z5



Free (2 hour) public parking is available 1/2 block north of Hastings between Penticton and Kamloops.

Opening Hours For January and February

Monday Closed

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 10:00-6:00

Friday 10:00-6:00

Saturday 10:00-5:00

Sunday 11:00-5:00

Special Closure Days:

Friday, March 8: International Women's Day

Sunday, April 21st : Easter 


Accessibility is important to us. Please note, however, that we are in an old building with limitations.

The Learnary Storefront is on one level.

The front entrance door is 34” wide. There is a short slope outside the front door which rises approximately 5” over 13".

Our bathroom is approximately 57” x 60”.  To access, you need to pass through three doorways. The smallest has a width of 26”. The bathroom is non-gendered.

Our back door (private entrance) has five wooden steps.  

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