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    • 8 Sep 2019
    • 14 Jun 2020
    • 10 sessions



    Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange!
    The second Sunday of each month at The Learnary. 

    Love doing puzzles, but don't like storing them or doing the same one over and over again?  This is for you! 

    Leave a Puzzle. Take a Puzzle.

    All ages.  All puzzle sizes. 

    This is a free, community event. 

    Please ensure every puzzle you bring has every, single piece. 



    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 21 Jun 2020
    • 10 sessions


    The Stitchery

    On the third Sunday of each month.  Come, hang out, and stitch something.

    Bring a project you are working on: embroidery, darning, felting, hand sewing, knitting, cross stitch, punch needle, crochet, or any other hand work.  

    Share tips, bring questions, relax with fellow stitchers and have a cup of tea. This is a free, community, drop-in for all skill levels and all ages.   


    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 28 Jun 2020
    • 9 sessions

    WEAVING

    Calling all weavers! On the fourth Sunday of each month bring your loom and weave together at The Learnary.

    Hosted by  local textile artist, weaver Sarah MacKinnon.  Sarah will assist you with trouble shooting, answering your textile questions, and getting you started on new projects.  Sarah is warm, talented, and knowledgeable, and together with you, will make our space a weaving wonderland.

    Bring your own loom and yarns.

    All ages and levels welcome, no registration required.

    Suggested donation of $10/family.  Donations support The Learnary to be an active community space. 


    • 6 Oct 2019
    • 7 Jun 2020
    • 9 sessions

    The Textile Fixary & Stuffy Triage
    Before you throw it out...try fixing it first!

    On the first Sunday of the month, we will be fixing textile things. We have sewing machinesa stuffy triage station,  various helpful tools, as well as some all-important, know-how.  Bring your mending, and help one another take care of things.  

    We invite folks to bring their beloved stuffies to the Stuffy Triage Centre to receive assistance in mending, stuffing, replacing eyes and various other tender administrations.

    Bring woollens to darn, hems to shorten, patches to patch, and any other mending.   While we have many tools, we have only a few materials, so bring what you need in terms of materials and yarn.  

    This is a free community event, however donations to The Learnary are deeply appreciated.  

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 31 Oct 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • The Learnary: Curiosity Table


    LOOKING CLOSELY AT BONES.

    Come be curious about bones and other natural objects. 

    Do some careful looking with the microscope and magnifying glasses.  Enjoy the invitation to draw what you see.  

    All Day.  All Ages.  By Donation. 

    Drop in anytime the shop is open during the specified time period. 

    The Curiosity table is a place for people of all ages to drop in and spend some time being curious and creative.  


    • 11 Jan 2020
    • 16 Jan 2021
    • 7 sessions
    • The Learnary Curiosity Table

    Letter to my future self

    Start the new year off by writing to yourself one year in the future.  

    Come into The Learnary and create a hand written letter and self addressed envelope.  Leave it with us, and at the close of 2021 we will mail it to you.  

    • Set some intentions for the year
    • Write some things you want to be sure not to forget
    • Make yourself laugh by predicting what your year will bring

    $5 per Letter.  

    Supplies, and delivery included. 

    What a delight to receive a hand written letter --- from yourself!



    • 11 Jan 2020
    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 47 sessions

    SHOP HOURS

    Come enjoy the beautifully curated collection of books, games, learning supplies, maker supplies, and kits available at The Learnary store front.  


     

    • 2 Feb 2020
    • 7 Jun 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • The Learnary
    Register


    My First Book Club

    An early readers book club for beginner readers ages six to eight.  

    Accompanying adults  are welcome to stay at The Learnary or drop off for the event. 

    Kids can choose to read one book in the series, or all of them. Each session is $20 ($15 for additional children in the family). Register for the whole series for $70 ($60 for additional children).

    The book club will start with a facilitated discussion with teacher librarian Myriam Dumont.  Participants will then be invited to do an activity related to the series they are reading facilitated by the folks at The Learnary. 

    All books are for sale at Iron Dog Books.

    This workshop is a joint project of Myriam Dumont, Iron Dog Books and The Learnary.

    Meet ups are on four Sundays through February to June from 9:30 to 10:30 at The Learnary

    February 2nd :The Sadiq series (4 in the series) by Siman Nuurali and Anjan Sarkar

    Sunday, April 26th Mighty Meg (4 in the series) by Sammy Griffin and Micah Player

    Sunday, May 24th - Mai Mayhem (7 in the series) by Kara West and Leeza Hernandez

    Sunday, June 7th – The Case of Windy Lake (Book 1) by Michael Hutchinson




    • 5 Feb 2020
    • 7 Jun 2020
    • 5 sessions

    Helen's Curios Collection

    The Curiosity Table is full of curios.  

    Come play with them and see what intrigues you.  

    What do you notice? What do you want to try? What do you want to know more about? What do you guess?

    All ages.  Drop in.  Free. 






    • 6 Feb 2020
    • 5 Jun 2020
    • 5 sessions

    Sewing Space

    Drop-in and sew with community.

    Adults, Families, & Youth.

    On the first Thursday and Friday of the month, we transform the workshop space into a sewing workshop. We supply the space and the tools.  You supply the project and materials.  Learn with and from your neighbours.  

    We have lots of hand sewing supplies and four sewing machines. No formal instruction is provided, although we will happily problem-solve with you.

    Recommended donation of $20/drop in.  







    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 12 Jun 2020
    • 5 sessions

    Make Art Space

    Adults, Youth, & Families

    Out come the supplies! On every second Thursday and Friday of the month, the workshop at The Learnary is transformed into a stupendous art space.  We provide the materials, you provide the ideas. 

    Recommended for home learners, youth drop-in, adults who want to play with creating.  Come make art with neighbours. 

    Recommended Donation of $10/person drop in




    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 8 Mar 2020
    • 3 sessions

    Weave at The Curiosity Table.

    Beginner looms wait for you at the Curiosity Table.  Relaxing, satisfying, and creative.  Come do some textiles. 

    All ages.

    Drop in anytime the shop is open.

    This is a free community event.  Donations toward keeping The Learnary a community space always welcome. 


    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 5 sessions


    The Learnary relies on the work and dedication of our volunteer board.  If you are interested in becoming part of the board, please contact us at becurious@thelearnary.ca. 

    We are particularly interested people who can bring skills of fundraising, business, marketing, and finance.  The Learnary board also has positions for youth advisors. 



    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 8 Mar 2020
    • 2 sessions

    Pop-Up Shop: Leather Work: Quinn Kokotailo

     Exquisite, handmade artisan book covers, key chains, wallets,  belts and other leather works are coming to The Learnary .  Come support this young, local maker and treat yourself to a beautiful handmade object.  Saturday, March 7, 1:00 - 3:00 Quinn will be at The Learnary Curiosity Table embossing items.  Purchase one of his lovely items, or bring an item from home. Take part in this heritage art right before your eyes. 

    ABOUT QUINN: My name is Quinn Kokotailo, I am a writer, filmmaker and leatherworker from East Van. I started working with leather as a hobby, and then I started making one-off goods on commission, which I still do. I have recently decided to start up a brand, using social media as a marketing platform. You can follow me on Instagram at kokotailoleathergoods. All of my products are made by hand, meaning no machines are used in the process, not even a sewing machine. 

    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    EMBOSSING Leather with Quinn Kokotailo

     

    Quinn will be at The Learnary Curiosity Table embossing items.  Purchase one of his lovely items, or bring an item from home. Take part in this heritage art.   Select the letters, and see how it all comes together right before your eyes. 

    Perhaps a new key chain with 'be curious' embossed on it?





    ABOUT QUINN: My name is Quinn Kokotailo, I am a writer, filmmaker and leatherworker from East Van. I started working with leather as a hobby, and then I started making one-off goods on commission, which I still do. I have recently decided to start up a brand, using social media as a marketing platform. You can follow me on Instagram at kokotailoleathergoods. All of my products are made by hand, meaning no machines are used in the process, not even a sewing machine. 

    • 5 Mar 2020
    • 19 Mar 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • The Learnary
    • 4
    Register


    Knit Two Together

    Bring your favourite adult and learn to knit a project together from beginning to end! Choose between one of two projects to work on with your buddy. Learn to cast-on, knit, purl, basic decrease, and cast-off. 
    Fee is for both participants, for all three classes, and includes all supplies

    Intended for adults with children from age 5 through 12.

    .

    Amanda Kaffka learned to knit on arbutus twigs when she was six and hasn’t looked up since. She has a fashion design degree from Ryerson University and a passion for knitwear design and teaching. With a no-rules-in-knitting approach but high standards for excellence, Amanda’s passion is to guide students to knit freely with solid technique. The Crafty Jackalope is the hub for Amanda Kaffka's simple to knit, stunning to wear knit & crochet designs. They offer an array of knitting/crochet patterns, knit kits (pattern & yarn), LYKKE needles, publications, knitwear samples and craft accessories.


    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 27 Jun 2020
    • 12 sessions

    Saturday Curiosity Events happen every Saturday at The Learnary's Curiosity Table.  They are opportunities to spend time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    Keep an eye on our calendar for details for a particular day. 

    Some of the wonderful things you may discover at the curiosity table. 

    • Learn from a Neighbour: neighbours of any age may bring a skill to share.  Drop by and get making and learning with neighbours.  
    • Artist's Table:  come make art with artists showing their work on the walls of The Learnary. 
    • Play with some of our fun stuff: these are opportunities to try out some of the awesome things we carry in The Learnary shop. 

    Come spend some time making and learning with your neighbours.  

    If you are interested in hosting a Saturday event at The Learnary contact Sam: sam@thelearnary.ca. 


    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 29 Mar 2020
    • 3 sessions

    Play with Hydraulic kits at the Curiosity Table.

    Pathfinder Hydraulic Machine kits come with so many interchangeable parts to build machines of all sorts. Come see what they are all about.

    Pathfinder kits are designed by a teacher/toymaker on Vancouver Island and manufactured by his business partner in Taiwan.  The Learnary carries single project kits for families, as well as open ended classroom kits. Come spend some time making and learning with your neighbours. 

    For adults, youth, and families.

    Drop in anytime the shop is open. 

    This is a free, community event.  Donation toward supporting The Learnary as a community space welcome. 


    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary, Coast Salish Territory, 2643 East Hastings
    • 12
    Register

     








    Tea and Talk with Helen Hughes

    March topic: To Be Determined.  

    Calling all parents, educators, and people of all ages who are curious about parenting and education. This is a great event for people involved with parenting, public schooling, unschooling, home learning, community education, or generally living and working with young people.

    Helen Hughes is the founder and long time leader of Windsor House Democratic School, a Vancouver institution for non-coercive, alternative education, the president of Transforming Education Society (TES), a lifelong learner, an expert in unschooling and creative engagements in public schooling, and an instigator of The Learnary. She is a radical, compassionate educator with over 60 years experience. One of her superpowers is creating a non-judgmental, curious, and deeply useful discussion space.  Her particular interest is collaboration and joy.  Helen is full of curiosity, insight, and unexpected ideas, and she is a great person to spend some time with.

    The Discussion: Participants are invited to bring something from their own lives they want to talk about in community. One of the things Helen often recommends to parents, when we find ourselves in a challenging moment, is to say "I'm not really sure what to do here, I'm going to do some good thinking about it, and talk with people for help infiguring it out, and let you know". This is a place to bring those moments and considerations. So that we can better understand our selves as parents and lean on one another in community.

    Children are welcome: They can participate in the conversation, go in and out, engage with the activity at the curiosity table, and/or bring a contained activity of their own.

    Cost: The Learnary asks for a donation of $5 - $25 per participant for these discussions. No one turned away for lack of funds. Donations go to supporting The Vancouver Learnary Society as an active community space. Childcare is not provided, however children for whom it works to hang out at The Learnary are very welcome.

    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 20 Mar 2020
    • The Learnary
    Register

    D & D Camp!

    Why spend spring break at home when you could be exploring the treacherous ruins of ancient civilizations, slaying or saving terrifying magical beasts, and discovering mystical artifacts of unimaginable power?

    Join us as we explore collaborative storytelling through a 5-day Dungeons and Dragons campaign. This self-contained adventure is suitable for both new players and battle-hardened veterans. No experience necessary!  For kids ages 8 through 12 (ish). 

    We are running 2 sessions of this camp.  Each session runs for 5 days.  Join either session.  Invite your friends.  

    Morning Session: 9:00 am - 12:00 am

    Afternoon Session 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own books, dice, or miniatures if they prefer.


    Facilitator: Evan Murray has been working in and around child-led education for the past 6 years. During that time, he’s led seaweed battles on the beach, founded a school of magic, explored several alien worlds, and given first aid to a unicorn. Evan is an Educational Assistant in Vancouver and he’s been moonlighting as a Dungeon Master, which one of his most favourite things to do in the whole entire world.  This is the second camp Evan has lead at The Learnary. 

    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 28 Jun 2020
    • 75 sessions

    SHOP HOURS

    Come enjoy the beautifully curated collection of books, games, learning supplies, maker supplies, and kits available at The Learnary store front.  


     

    • 22 Mar 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • The Learnary
    • 12
    Register


    What’s the one thing that connects us all, when we get right down to it?  The one and only thing that we can be absolutely guaranteed to have in common is our mortality: we were born, and one day, we will die.  Our cultural and personal disconnection from this beautiful fact shapes how we move through our lives, and it definitely shapes how we will manage our own deaths, and the deaths of those we hold dear.

    Join us for one or all of these in-depth discussions exploring everything you need to “Know Before You Go”. These facilitated conversations are designed to allow everyone to engage with the topic in meaningful ways. Every session will be 90 minutes long, incorporating a guided discussion and question/answer period.

    Christa Ovenell is a community-based educator with a lifelong commitment to service, hospitality, and education. Her serpentine career path makes a colourful tapestry: from tiny restaurants to huge hotels to top ranked Canadian universities, from motherhood to a Masters degree, she has stitched together a beautiful life.  She is currently designing her most beautiful tableau: normalizing the notion of death in our society, by making it something we all want to talk about.

    Spring 2020 Topics:

    Sunday, March 22nd:  Spring cleaning/death cleaning: Is the "life-changing magic of tidying up" even more life changing when we add dying to the mix?

    At Sunday's session, we will also be talking about "The Important Box" and making one of our own. This is a family friendly event recommended for older children who are comfortable with discussions about death and dying.

    Thursday, April 23rd: How to host a will party: everything you need to know about the importance of never, ever, ever dying without one.

    • 1 Apr 2020
    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • The Learnary Curiosity Table

    Play with Light & Shadow. 

    Complements of the VPL's STEAM Kit.  Drop in to the curiosity table to try your hand at playing with shadows and making shadow puppets. Spend some time and enjoy the really incredible story books the public library has made available. 

    All skill levels. All ages.

    Drop in anytime the shop is open during the specified time period. 

    This activity does not have a fee.

    The Curiosity table is a place for people of all ages to drop in and spend some time being curious and creative.  




    • 4 Apr 2020
    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 4 sessions
    Register

    For the Love of books Discussion group
    (ages 9-12)

    Come discuss books with us!  We will eat popcorn and talk about what we loved, liked, questioned and were bothered by in these wonderful middle reader books.   Participants are invited to participate in whole the series or pick a session or two.   The books in this series are recommended for ages 9 through 12. The needs of participants in this age/ stage will be centred; however, participants of all ages are welcome.


    April 4:

     Book Scavenger (Book #1)

     Jennifer Chambliss Bertman 



    April 25

    Ban This Book

    Alan Gratz



    May 30

    Front Desk

    Amanda Nojadera



       

    June 20

    Green Glass House  (Book #1)

    Andrea Beach



    All  books available for sale at The Learnary. 

    photo: Kristi Collins


    Facilitators:  Sage & Sam.  

    Sage is an enthusiastic and avid reader.  Averaging a book a day, she loves pretty much everything about books. She is interested in talking about characters, the decisions they make, and the wonderfulness of the stories.

    Sam has facilitated a number of book & movie clubs for both intermediates and adults.   She loves reading for the pleasure, and for all the ways it helps us better understand the world and ourselves.  


    • 11 Apr 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary, Coast Salish Territory, 2643 East Hastings
    • 12
    Register

     








    Tea and Talk with Helen Hughes

    April topic: To Be Determined.  

    Calling all parents, educators, and people of all ages who are curious about parenting and education. This is a great event for people involved with parenting, public schooling, unschooling, home learning, community education, or generally living and working with young people.

    Helen Hughes is the founder and long time leader of Windsor House Democratic School, a Vancouver institution for non-coercive, alternative education, the president of Transforming Education Society (TES), a lifelong learner, an expert in unschooling and creative engagements in public schooling, and an instigator of The Learnary. She is a radical, compassionate educator with over 60 years experience. One of her superpowers is creating a non-judgmental, curious, and deeply useful discussion space.  Her particular interest is collaboration and joy.  Helen is full of curiosity, insight, and unexpected ideas, and she is a great person to spend some time with.

    The Discussion: Participants are invited to bring something from their own lives they want to talk about in community. One of the things Helen often recommends to parents, when we find ourselves in a challenging moment, is to say "I'm not really sure what to do here, I'm going to do some good thinking about it, and talk with people for help infiguring it out, and let you know". This is a place to bring those moments and considerations. So that we can better understand our selves as parents and lean on one another in community.

    Children are welcome: They can participate in the conversation, go in and out, engage with the activity at the curiosity table, and/or bring a contained activity of their own.

    Cost: The Learnary asks for a donation of $5 - $25 per participant for these discussions. No one turned away for lack of funds. Donations go to supporting The Vancouver Learnary Society as an active community space. Childcare is not provided, however children for whom it works to hang out at The Learnary are very welcome.

    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 3 May 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Curioisty Table

    PLAY BOARD GAMES!

    Game Days!  We have open copies of many of our favourite games to play.  Spend some time around the Curiosity Table.   Try them out and see which ones are most fun for you. 

    All ages of adults and kids. 

    Come yourself, or with a group of friends. 

    This is a free, community event.

    Donations to The Learnary appreciated. 


    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Learnary
    • 12
    Register


    What’s the one thing that connects us all, when we get right down to it?  The one and only thing that we can be absolutely guaranteed to have in common is our mortality: we were born, and one day, we will die.  Our cultural and personal disconnection from this beautiful fact shapes how we move through our lives, and it definitely shapes how we will manage our own deaths, and the deaths of those we hold dear.

    Join us for one or all of these in-depth discussions exploring everything you need to “Know Before You Go”. These facilitated conversations are designed to allow everyone to engage with the topic in meaningful ways. Every session will be 90 minutes long, incorporating a guided discussion and question/answer period.

    Christa Ovenell is a community-based educator with a lifelong commitment to service, hospitality, and education. Her serpentine career path makes a colourful tapestry: from tiny restaurants to huge hotels to top ranked Canadian universities, from motherhood to a Masters degree, she has stitched together a beautiful life.  She is currently designing her most beautiful tableau: normalizing the notion of death in our society, by making it something we all want to talk about.

    Spring 2020 Topics:

    Thursday, February 20th: How we live, how we die: Ensuring alignment through memorialization (or how to plan that ONE LAST PARTY)

    Wednesday, March 18th: Spring cleaning/death cleaning: Is the "life-changing magic of tidying up" even more life changing when we add dying to the mix?

    Thursday, April 23rd: How to host a will party: everything you need to know about the importance of never, ever, ever dying without one.

    • 25 Apr 2020
    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • 20
    Register

    Supporting Early Readers. 

    There's no wrong way to read with your kids!

    Paul Silveria will share a wide-ranging set of simple techniques for parents, educators, and  caregivers to use to help early readers  practice their emerging reading skills.  

    Participants will leave this workshop with increased confidence and clarity about supporting emergent readers of all ages in a relaxed and effective manner.  Paul's approach is one of deep respect for where the reader is.  He prioritizes the reader having control, exploration and joy in the journey, and breaks down the components of reading into clearer and more manageable parts. 

    The content of this workshop is geared at adults.  Participants can bring their kids or come on their own.

    This is a great workshop for anyone supporting early readers: both home learning, and standard schooling families. 

    Participants will receive %15 off a picture book purchased in The Learnary shop on the day of the workshop. 

    NOTE:  This workshop is being offered twice.  Register for just one date.  


    Paul Silveria has two decades of experience as an educator and has worked with pre-school through high-school students, self directed unschoolers and home learners, as well as adults with developmental disabilities.  He is particularly gifted at supporting students exactly where they are in a useful, joyful, and productive manner. 


    • 9 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary, Coast Salish Territory, 2643 East Hastings
    • 12
    Register

     








    Tea and Talk with Helen Hughes

    May topic: To Be Determined.  

    Calling all parents, educators, and people of all ages who are curious about parenting and education. This is a great event for people involved with parenting, public schooling, unschooling, home learning, community education, or generally living and working with young people.

    Helen Hughes is the founder and long time leader of Windsor House Democratic School, a Vancouver institution for non-coercive, alternative education, the president of Transforming Education Society (TES), a lifelong learner, an expert in unschooling and creative engagements in public schooling, and an instigator of The Learnary. She is a radical, compassionate educator with over 60 years experience. One of her superpowers is creating a non-judgmental, curious, and deeply useful discussion space.  Her particular interest is collaboration and joy.  Helen is full of curiosity, insight, and unexpected ideas, and she is a great person to spend some time with.

    The Discussion: Participants are invited to bring something from their own lives they want to talk about in community. One of the things Helen often recommends to parents, when we find ourselves in a challenging moment, is to say "I'm not really sure what to do here, I'm going to do some good thinking about it, and talk with people for help infiguring it out, and let you know". This is a place to bring those moments and considerations. So that we can better understand our selves as parents and lean on one another in community.

    Children are welcome: They can participate in the conversation, go in and out, engage with the activity at the curiosity table, and/or bring a contained activity of their own.

    Cost: The Learnary asks for a donation of $5 - $25 per participant for these discussions. No one turned away for lack of funds. Donations go to supporting The Vancouver Learnary Society as an active community space. Childcare is not provided, however children for whom it works to hang out at The Learnary are very welcome.

    • 10 Jun 2020
    • 28 Jun 2020
    • 3 sessions

    Codes and Secret Message Writing

    Come play with codes and  write secret messages.  

    We will have some ciphers to play with and messages to decode. Perhaps you'll want to make write your own?

    The Curioisity Table. 

    All ages. Drop in during shop hours.  No cost. Donations to The Learnary appreciated.


    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary, Coast Salish Territory, 2643 East Hastings
    • 12
    Register

     









    Tea and Talk with Helen Hughes

    June topic: To Be Determined.  

    Calling all parents, educators, and people of all ages who are curious about parenting and education. This is a great event for people involved with parenting, public schooling, unschooling, home learning, community education, or generally living and working with young people.

    Helen Hughes is the founder and long time leader of Windsor House Democratic School, a Vancouver institution for non-coercive, alternative education, the president of Transforming Education Society (TES), a lifelong learner, an expert in unschooling and creative engagements in public schooling, and an instigator of The Learnary. She is a radical, compassionate educator with over 60 years experience. One of her superpowers is creating a non-judgmental, curious, and deeply useful discussion space.  Her particular interest is collaboration and joy.  Helen is full of curiosity, insight, and unexpected ideas, and she is a great person to spend some time with.

    The Discussion: Participants are invited to bring something from their own lives they want to talk about in community. One of the things Helen often recommends to parents, when we find ourselves in a challenging moment, is to say "I'm not really sure what to do here, I'm going to do some good thinking about it, and talk with people for help infiguring it out, and let you know". This is a place to bring those moments and considerations. So that we can better understand our selves as parents and lean on one another in community.

    Children are welcome: They can participate in the conversation, go in and out, engage with the activity at the curiosity table, and/or bring a contained activity of their own.

    Cost: The Learnary asks for a donation of $5 - $25 per participant for these discussions. No one turned away for lack of funds. Donations go to supporting The Vancouver Learnary Society as an active community space. Childcare is not provided, however children for whom it works to hang out at The Learnary are very welcome.

Search our website here. If you can't find what you're looking for, please email us at becurious@thelearnary.ca

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: 604-215-1146

2643 East Hastings 

Vancouver, BC 

V5K 1Z5

Canada


Parking

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

Store Hours

Wednesday  11:00  - 5:00

Thursday 11:00 - 5:00

Friday 11:00 - 5:00

Saturday 11:00 - 5:00

Sunday 11:00 - 5:00

Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays. 

Special Hours:

No special hours this season!

Accessibility

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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