MARCH NEWS: Upcoming workshops and exciting new tools
Vancouver Tool Library

March News

In this newsletter...
  • March Intro to Tools Workshop
  • April Workshops Preview
  • New Tools in the Shop 
  • Featured Project: Reclaimed Shelves
  • Mount Pleasant Library Partnership
  • We're on Twitter!

Shop Hours

Please note that we will be closed over the Easter weekend (Saturday April 7th and Sunday April 8th). 

Regular hours are:
4 - 8pm
Thursday: 4 - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm 
Sunday: 10am - 3pm 

Intro to Tools: Planter Box Building

Our workshop series continues! In this month's "Intro to Tools" Workshop, participants will learn the basics about safely working with introductory power tools and have the opportunity to put their skills to work on a planter box building project. Get to know other VTL'ers and get your hands dirty with an applied project while gaining confidence and understanding around safe tools use! Cost is $15 for VTL members and $25 for non-members. Advance registration is required, please continue to our blog to sign up!

April Workshops: Bike Basics

In April, we'll be offering our very first bike workshop. Come rusted, leave adjusted! Brush the winter dust off your two-wheeled steed and get yourself ready for spring with bike expert Robin Avery. This workshop costs $10 for members, $20 for non-members and will be offered on Tuesday April 3rd and Tuesday April 17th. Registration opens soon - stay tuned to the blog and our facebook page, or send Gala an email to to save yourself a spot! 

New Tools in the Inventory

Our tool collection continues to grow! We've purchased a few exciting new tools this month, including a compressor and 18 gauge brad nailer, and received some exciting donations. Thanks go out to Will Valley, who donated a rototiller just in time for the start of the gardening season (it will be available in the inventory next week). And a huge thank you goes out to the 411 Seniors Centre Society, who donated a huge collection of shop tools including a scroll saw, a table saw, a router and router table, and much much more. Members - look forward to seeing these added to our inventory in the coming weeks! 
Member Project 
Looking for a little DIY-inspiration? Check out these beautiful shelves one of our members made from reclaimed fir boards and pipe! Please get in touch about your own project if you'd like it to be featured next month. 
MP Library Display

Library Love

We are the featured community organization at the Mount Pleasant Public Library this month, and have an awesome display of our tools set up in their lobby. The library has also assembled a collection of the DIY books they have available in their inventory. Check it out if you're in the area! 

We're on Twitter!

Say hello - we're finally on Twitter @vantoollibrary! Not tweeting yet yourself? Don't worry, we'll still be providing regular updates through facebook, the blog, and this newsletter. 
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