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.
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.
We partner with local arts and community organizations in projects and celebrations such as:
- February 14th Women's Memorial March External link icon
- Vancouver is Awesome External link icon
- Indigenous Peoples Day
- Oppenheimer Park Art Show External link icon
- Heart of the City Festival External link icon
- Powell Street Festival External link icon
- Community Death Care Project External website, opens in new tab
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.
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.
Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 9pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am to 5pm
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.
Monday and Tuesday, 9am to 3pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to 3pm