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Upcoming events

Here's what's coming up! (Note that you can change your view between calendar and list.) 

We look forward to seeing you at The Learnary.

Upcoming events

    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary Curiosity Table. 2643 East Hastings



    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. 

    This Week:

    Traditional book binding. Non traditional materials.

    Come bind a little book, using sugar packs as covers.

    Perfect for leaving as sweet, unexpected messages at coffee shop sugar bowls.

    Come spend some time making and learning with your neighbours. 
    For adults, youth, and families.
    Free
    Donations Welcome

    • 17 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary Curiosity Table. 2643 East Hastings


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

    Bring whatever project you're working on -  darning, felting, hand sewing,  embroidery, knitting, needlepoint, crochet, etc.

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

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary Curiosity Table. 2643 East Hastings


    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. 

    This Week:

    Come play with oil pastels and our beautiful water based paints. 

    Resistance painting is beautiful, easy, and super satisfying. 

    Come spend some time making and learning with your neighbours. 
    For adults, youth, and families.
    Free
    Donations Welcome

    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary Curiosity Table. 2643 East Hastings



    On the fourth Sunday of the month, come write letters with us. We'll have all the supplies and prompts to you need to write a letter or postcard to loved ones or in support of the causes you care about. If you've always wanted to write letters for Amnesty International or keep meaning to write your MP about making change, now's your chance!

    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary Curiosity Table: 2643 East Hastings


    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.  By Donation.

    This Week:

    Drop in and Make a Poster Celebrating a Wise Woman in Your Life. 


    Come spend some time making and learning with your neighbours. 
    For adults, youth, and families.
    By Donation

    • 3 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary Curiosity Table: 2643 East Hastings



    Before you throw it out...try fixing it first!

    On the first Sunday of the month,  we will have a different mending theme - hosted by someone who can help you learn to fix your stuff.

    Themes might include darning wool, fixing bikes, repairing jewellery, tending to old wood, etc.

    Suggested donation $5 - $10 to cover resources.

    For adults, youth, and families. 

    Drop in. 

    • 8 Mar 2019

    Today The Learnary Shop is cloud to honour International Women's Day. 

    Find out more about IWD


    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary Curiosity Table: 2643 East Hastings





    On the second Sunday of each month.

    A hosted discussion around a chosen theme. These will be hosted by a guest speakers or facilitator. Themes may include alternative education, activism, parenting, and more.

    Suggested donation $5 -$10 to support facilitator time. 

    For adults, youth, and families

    Drop in.

    March Topic: TBD


    • 17 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary Curiosity Table. 2643 East Hastings


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

    Bring whatever project you're working on -  darning, felting, hand sewing,  embroidery, knitting, needlepoint, crochet, etc.

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

    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary Curiosity Table. 2643 East Hastings



    On the fourth Sunday of the month, come write letters with us. We'll have all the supplies and prompts to you need to write a letter or postcard to loved ones or in support of the causes you care about. If you've always wanted to write letters for Amnesty International or keep meaning to write your MP about making change, now's your chance!

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Yes!  This is a magical thing.

    When we are lucky enough to have a 5th Sunday,  We invite you to bring your beloved projects, which have perhaps remained in your pile-of-projects a little longer than you'd like, bundle them up with care, provide any instruction you wish, and bring them to The Learnary.   Your neighbours will do the same.   Then you can chose a new-to-you project from the collection, which you are inspired to pick up, take that home, and get going.

    How nice it will feel to release those stagnate projects to a new home and start afresh.

    Likewise for your stash: come swap fabric, notions, yarn.

    We are really quite tickled about this. See you there.

    We are looking for a volunteer to be the recycling co-ordinator for that which is not re-homed. Our social fabric will take full width fabric of at least 1/2 meter as well as notions.  The remainder is yet to be co-ordinated. 


Past events

14 Feb 2019 Members' Appreciation Day
12 Feb 2019 For The Love of A Song: A Community Sing-along in Pandora Park with Caralyn Taylor
10 Feb 2019 The Chit Chatery - 2nd Sunday of each month: Community Refugee Sponsorship: What's it all about.
9 Feb 2019 Love Letters - Saturday Curiosity Event
3 Feb 2019 The Fixery : TEXTILES
2 Feb 2019 Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange Saturday Curiosity Event
27 Jan 2019 The Learnary Lettery - 4th Sunday of each month
26 Jan 2019 Make Art with Akemi Ito: Saturday Curiosity Event
19 Jan 2019 Board Game Day: Saturday Curiosity Event
12 Jan 2019 STEM Challenge: Saturday Curiosity Event
22 Dec 2018 Cards by Hand: The Curiosity Table
15 Dec 2018 Folded Paper Stars: The Curiosity Table
8 Dec 2018 Dreidels and Games: The Curiosity Table
1 Dec 2018 The Great Learnary Puzzle Exchange
23 Nov 2018 Party! Launch of our Crowdfunding Campaign
7 Nov 2018 Learn about Proportional Representation
7 Nov 2018 The Learnary Visits Emily Carr Peer Learning Centre!
3 Nov 2018 Numbers Games! Check out the new library at The Learnary.
29 Oct 2018 Learn about Proportional Representation
27 Oct 2018 Trick or Treat on Hastings
27 Oct 2018 We've got Bones! .... And a Microscope: Every Saturday Curiosity Event
20 Oct 2018 Halloween Hats and other Surprises: Saturday Curiosity Table
16 Oct 2018 Discussion Group for Educators
13 Oct 2018 Let's Play Games: Every Saturday Curiosity Table
11 Oct 2018 Community Harvest Celebration Event!
6 Oct 2018 Draw with Jody Kramer: Saturday Curiosity Table
6 Oct 2018 Members' Day at The Learnary Shop
18 Sep 2018 Discussion Group for Educators
9 Sep 2018 Build a Zucchini Racer at McSpadden County Fair
7 Sep 2018 Grand Opening Party!

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: 778-802-3544

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.

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

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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