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Programs and services at Carnegie Centre

Since opening on January 20, 1980, Carnegie Community Centre has provided social, educational, cultural and recreational activities, and services for the people of the Downtown Eastside.

Programs and events

Carnegie programs and services can be enjoyed by members all year long. Membership fees are $1 and cards can be purchased from the Information Desk, 365 days a year.

View the program guide (4.3 MB)

Arts programs

We have plenty of programs to choose from, whether you're into art, music, theatre, dance, writing, and more. View our program guide to find out when programs take place.

Community events

We partner with local arts and community organizations in projects and celebrations such as:

Indigenous programs

Connect and learn to make Indigenous crafts, and spend some time sharing knowledge with Elder in Residence, Les Nelson, and Matriarch in Residence, Marr Dorvault.

Recreation programs

Carnegie offers seasonal recreation activities to help keep you fit, engaged, and healthy. Review our program guide to see what's available at Carnegie this month.

Library and education services

Carnegie Branch, Vancouver Public Library

The Carnegie Branch of Vancouver Public Library has about 11,000 books, DVDs, and other media on the shelves, including extensive Indigenous and Chinese language collections.

Don't have the ID for a Vancouver Public Library (VPL) card? No problem. Come in and see us.

Visit the Vancouver Public Library



Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 5pm

Learning Centre

Need help upgrading some skills or getting stuff done? Carnegie Learning Centre has been helping Downtown Eastside residents since the early 1980s.

The Learning Centre is run by our partner, Capilano University, as a volunteer-based program.

Visit Capilano University

View the Learning Centre schedule (804 KB)



Monday and Tuesday, 9am to 3pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 3pm

Support Carnegie Centre

Help Carnegie deliver programs by making a tax-deductible donation to the Carnegie Community Centre Association. Mail a cheque to Carnegie Community Centre Association, or  donate now using PayPal.

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