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Vancouver Public Library offers amnesty for overdue books

Return that book and overcome your fear of librarians.

Vancouver Public Library ebook borrowing up 85 per cent

Who needs paper when you've got a clean, shiny screen to poke at? It's out with the old, and in with the new at the Vancouver Public Library (VPL), as readers come out in droves to check out VPL's...

Bakers pay tribute to Oreo's 100th anniversary

Whether you twist, lick and dunk it, eat it whole or eat just the icing, you probably have a certain way of eating the King of all cookies: the Oreo.

Media Democracy Days open today

Media Democracy Days opens today, kicking off a weekend jam-packed with free, democratic media goodness. From Friday to Sunday, expect to partake in: Keynote talks from Sut Jhally and Judy Rebick;...

Community organizer Susan Faehndrich-Findlay connects with artists to tell South Hill’s stories online

Inside Stories is a website that profiling members of South Hill Vancouver. A two-part series explores how community organizers like Susan Faehndrich-Findlay and artists can trigger social change.

Filmmaker Nettie Wild takes on Vancouver's immigrant experience through online storytelling

Inside Stories is an interactive multi-platform website profiling South Hill Vancouver’s local residents. A two-part series explores how artists and community organizers can collaborate together.

Evelyn Lau named Vancouver’s third Poet Laureate

The City of Vancouver, in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver International Writers Festival, is proud to announce celebrated local poet and author Evelyn Lau as Vancouver...

Simmi Dixit talks about empowering minorities through Me in Media

On September 13, a public dialogue will explore how to challenge stereotypes and create inclusion through media. Learn more from Simmi Dixit, the National Coordinator of Multimedia & Multiculturalism.

How does ethnicity shape Vancouver's headlines?

Join Me in Media, a public dialogue on how to challenge stereotypes and create a more inclusive city through media, on Tuesday, September 13 at the Vancouver Public Library from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Footo Croissant review

Ah, the humble croissant. The mere mention of this buttery treat often gets peoples' mouths salivating in anticipation, conjuring up images of leisurely afternoons in a Parisian cafe. Sadly,...