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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

    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 99 sessions

    Shop Hours for March and April

    Tuesday 10 - 4

    Wednesday 10 - 4

    Thursday 10 - 6

    Friday 10 - 6

    Saturday 11 - 5

    Sunday 11 - 5


    Note the week of April 22nd.  The Learnary will begin opening on Mondays and be closed on Wednesdays. 

    • 21 Apr 2019
    • 20 May 2019
    • 2 sessions

    The Learnary Shop is closed today. 

    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 24 Jun 2019
    • 18 sessions
    • Green Room Yoga Studio (upstairs from the Learnary).



    Music Mornings 
    Spring 2019 Session
    Mondays at both 10:00 and  11:00 am. 
     April 22 - June 24*
    There will be no classes on May 20 (Victoria Day) 

    Class passes can be bought in bundles of 5 or 9 online or in store. 
    Individual drop in classes available in store. 

    Buy Class passes online.

    Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in this interactive music show: come sing, dance and listen, together! Simple instruments are provided. People with a bit of skill and comfort playing guitars or ukes are welcome to bring theirs from home - chords and lyrics will be provided for some songs.

    We love to have a mixed age group from babes in arms through to older kids. This is a program we hope will appeal to homeschooling families.

    Music Mornings are arranged and offered by Paul Silveria aka Professor Banjo. Paul is a musician, songwriter, dance caller, and community organizer who engages audiences of all ages with interactive old-time music and dance! Paul is an skilled, kind and joyful teacher who creates a playful and welcoming environment. He has over a decade of teaching and working in democratic and free schools, is part of an unschooling family, and is amazing at supporting learning environments based in respect for all the participants and their various needs.

    Find out more about Paul

    The classes will take place in the Greenroom Yoga Studio, which is directly above The Learnary Store. Participants will check in at The Learnary before hand, where they can leave strollers, small bikes, and other objects not needed for the class. Greenroom Yoga is a shoe free place.  It has a set of steep stairs to reach it.  


      


    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • The Learnary



    Join us for this season's Artist Table with Joyelle Brandt on April 27th from 12:00 to 3:00. We'll be making princess monsters and playing with colour!


    Joyelle is the author/illustrator of Princess Monsters from A to Z and co-editor of Parenting with PTSD, a groundbreaking anthology that breaks the silence about the long-term impact of childhood trauma so that parents can break the cycle of abuse. Joyelle is also a Self-Care Coach who specializes in working with mothers who are survivors of abuse - helping them develop a personalized self soothing toolkit for stress management. As a speaker, mothering coach, and multi-media creator, Joyelle works to dismantle the stigma that keeps childhood abuse survivors stuck in shame and self-hatred. When she is not busy raising two rambunctious boys, she is most often found playing her guitar or covered in paint at her art desk. You can keep up with Joyelle at www.joyellebrandt.com.

    Come spend some time making and learning with your neighbours. 

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome


    • 28 Apr 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!

    • 4 May 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:

    Board Games!  We carry games for all ages.   Some you've seen, some are new.  Come check them out and see how they play.  

    We are very excited to announce that we are now carrying Prime Climb and Tiny Polka Dot.  These two games are made by the awesome folks at Math4Love.  Come see how these games evoke curiosity and love of maths. 

    Come spend some time making and learning with your neighbours. 

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

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



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

    Each Fixery has a different theme: textiles, wood, jewelry, and others.    Bring your items in need of repair, and work with neighbours to get them repaired.  Let us know if you have a skill to share.  

    Suggested donation $5 - $10 to cover resources.

    For adults, youth, and families. 

    Drop in. 




    • 11 May 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:

    Curious about how to use the stamp making materials we carry?  Surya will show you how. 

    Come spend some time making and learning with your neighbours. 

    For adults, youth, and young people who are able to use the Lino cutting tool.
    $5 fee for materials

    Donations Welcome

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


    When Kathy Coyne said something about "the future" to her 11-year-old granddaughter, the young woman responded with “well, that is if there is a future." Kathy writes about how her heart is breaking for our planet while our grandchildren tell us we have brought them to the brink of global disaster. 

    Her thinking on this has brought Kathy to the question: "can we, as Elders, come together now and explore how we can activate our time, talents and resources? Can we become allies with the young Greta Thornbergs in our lives to give them hope and support them in their activism?"

    Kathy believes older adults have an important role in inspiring hope - hope that we are at a turning point where enough people are willing to change how we live, how we consume, how we treat each other and the environment we live in. 

    She invites you to an introductory discussion about "conscious eldering" to collectively explore how to bring our wisdom and experience forward and help make positive change to issues facing our communities. This discussion will build on ideas and tools shared by ecophilosopher Thomas Berry and global activist Joanna Macy. We will explore together if and how we might want to move forward.

    We hope you will join us on May 12th, Mother’s Day, from 12:00 - 2:00 at the Learnary for an inspiring, action-based discussion with Kathy Coyne, Community Facilitator. All welcome!


    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.



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




    This Week:

    Sashiko and Embroidery with Surya

    Come and try your hand at some different ways to draw with thread.  Surya will walk you through the tools we carry in the shop, and help you make beautiful creations. 

    For adults, youth, and families.


    Saturday Curiosity Events happen every Saturday at The Learnary's Curiosity Table.  They are opportunities to try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 


    • 19 May 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 

    • 20 May 2019


    Music Mornings are not happening today (Victoria Day). 


    • 25 May 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 try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending 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. 

    For adults, youth, and families.

    FreeDonations Welcome

    • 26 May 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!

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



    This Week:

    Come play with Squishy Circuits

    Play dough conducts electricity!  Come build build circuits with play dough, and electrify  your sculptures.  

    This is pretty fun for all ages.  

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome

    Saturday Curiosity Events happen every Saturday at The Learnary's Curiosity Table.  They are opportunities to try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 


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



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

    Each Fixery has a different theme: textiles, wood, jewelry, and others.    Bring your items in need of repair, and work with neighbours to get them repaired.  Let us know if you have a skill to share.  

    Suggested donation $5 - $10 to cover resources.

    For adults, youth, and families. 

    Drop in. 




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



    This Week:

    Artist's Table 

    with local textile artist

    Sarah MacKinnon

    We are honoured to have Sarah's textile pieces gracing the walls of The Learnary.  Drop by today to create art along side Sarah.

    Sarah is a weaver of words and threads, an artist, a pattern and number lover, an analytical thinker, an editor, a food allergy educator, a ukulele player, and a mother of two.  She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles from NSCAD University. She has lived in Hastings Sunrise since 2012, having moved to Vancouver from Halifax in 2001.  

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome



    • 9 Jun 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 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


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



    This Week:

    Make Your Own Trade Tokens

    We have lovely blank tokens for sale in the shop.  Today we will have our extensive stamp collection available, as well as inks.  

    You are invited to make your own trade tokens.  A great Father's Day gift.   You can make the tokens ' good for one home cooked meal', 'good for one movie', 'good for one walk to the bird sanctuary' or what ever other custom gift of time you would like to give.

    For adults, youth, and families.

    $2.50 per token, including maker supplies. 

    Donations Welcome

    Saturday Curiosity Events happen every Saturday at The Learnary's Curiosity Table.  They are opportunities to try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 


    • 16 Jun 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 

    • 22 Jun 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 try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    This Week: Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange!

    Leave a Puzzle! Take a Puzzle!

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

    Puzzles of any size (both kids and adults)

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

    For adults, youth, and families.
    Free. Financial donations  toward The Learnary Welcome

    • 23 Jun 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!

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



    This Week:

    Needle Felt a Beaver

    Surya will be available to show you how to use the wonderful needle felt kits made by The Lunenburg Makery that we carry in shop.  Individual supplies to make a beaver are available for $14.  Additional animals also available. 

    For adults, youth, and families.

    Saturday Curiosity Events happen every Saturday at The Learnary's Curiosity Table.  They are opportunities to try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 



    • 30 Jun 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.

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


    • 6 Jul 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 try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    This Week:

    Topic TBD

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome

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



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

    Each Fixery has a different theme: textiles, wood, jewelry, and others.    Bring your items in need of repair, and work with neighbours to get them repaired.  Let us know if you have a skill to share.  

    Suggested donation $5 - $10 to cover resources.

    For adults, youth, and families. 

    Drop in. 




    • 13 Jul 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 try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    This Week:

    Topic TBD

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome

    • 14 Jul 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 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


    • 20 Jul 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 try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    This Week:

    Topic TBD

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome

    • 21 Jul 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 

    • 27 Jul 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 try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    This Week:

    Topic TBD

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome

    • 28 Jul 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!

    • 3 Aug 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 try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    This Week:

    Topic TBD

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome

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



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

    Each Fixery has a different theme: textiles, wood, jewelry, and others.    Bring your items in need of repair, and work with neighbours to get them repaired.  Let us know if you have a skill to share.  

    Suggested donation $5 - $10 to cover resources.

    For adults, youth, and families. 

    Drop in. 




    • 10 Aug 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 try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    This Week:

    Topic TBD

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome

    • 11 Aug 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 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 Aug 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 try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    This Week:

    Topic TBD

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome

    • 18 Aug 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 Aug 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 try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    This Week:

    Topic TBD

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome

    • 25 Aug 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!

    • 31 Aug 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 try out some of the lovely things we carry in the shop while spending time with neighbours of all ages making, playing, and being curious together.  Each week is a different invitation. 

    This Week:

    Topic TBD

    For adults, youth, and families.
    FreeDonations Welcome

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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

Canada


Parking

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

Store Hours

Monday    10:00 - 4:00

Tuesday    10:00 - 4:00

Wednesday     Closed 

Thursday.    10:00 - 6:00

Friday 10:00 - 6:00

Saturday   11:00 - 5:00

Sunday      11:00 - 5:00


Special Closure Days:

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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