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September through November 2017

Library programs & events

for kids, teens and adults

The new Now mob ile friendly!


Kids Giggles and Wiggles For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Little listeners with extra energy will enjoy action-filled stories, songs and rhymes followed by free play and stations. Drop-in. September 7, October 5, November 2, 10:30-11:00 am Oak Bay Branch September 19, 10:30-11:00 am Esquimalt Branch September 27, October 25, November 29, 10:30-11:00 am Juan de Fuca Branch

Baby Time For babies 0-15 months and their parent or caregiver. Learn songs, rhymes and fingerplays to use with your baby every day. Drop-in. September 11-November 27 Mondays, 10:30-11:00 am (no program October 9) Central Branch Oak Bay Branch Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00 am Juan de Fuca Branch Wednesdays, 11:30 am-12:00 pm Nellie McClung Branch Thursdays, 11:30 am-12:00 pm Saanich Centennial Branch Fridays, 11:30 am-12:00 pm Bruce Hutchison Branch Esquimalt Branch November 1-November 29 Wednesdays, 11:00-11:30 am Goudy Branch

Community Connections Join us after select Baby Times to learn about child development, nutrition, child care options and other parenting topics. Regular guest speakers include dietitians and nurses from Island Health and referral counsellors from Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR). Check gvpl.ca for topics and locations. Drop-in.

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Family Storytime For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Fun-filled stories, songs, rhymes and puppets. Drop-in. September 11-December 1 Mondays, 10:30-11:00 am (no program October 9) Langford Heritage Branch Nellie McClung Branch Tuesdays, 10:30-11:00 am Oak Bay Branch Saanich Centennial Branch Wednesdays, 10:30-11:00 am Central Saanich Branch Esquimalt Branch Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 am Bruce Hutchison Branch Juan de Fuca Branch Fridays, 10:30-11:00 am Central Branch Juan de Fuca Branch Oak Bay Branch Saturdays, 11:00-11:30 am (no program November 11) Saanich Centennial Branch September 16-October 21 Saturdays, 11:00-11:30 am Esquimalt Branch October 3-October 24 Tuesdays, 9:30-10:00 am Emily Carr Branch October 14-November 25 Saturdays, 10:30-11:00 am Nellie McClung Branch

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Toddler Time For toddlers 16-35 months and their parent or caregiver. Toddler-approved stories, songs, rhymes and puppets. Drop-in. Thursdays, September 14-November 30, 10:30-11:00 am Central Branch

Explore Engineering For ages 9-12. Join an engineer from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC to learn more about what engineers do, and participate in a hands-on activity. Registered. September 18, 2:30-3:30 pm Juan de Fuca Branch September 21, 3:45-4:45 pm Bruce Hutchison Branch

Science Literacy Week: Science Storytime for Preschoolers For ages 3-5. Listen to stories and participate in activities that teach the scientific concepts behind the stories. Registered. September 20, 10:30-11:15 am Saanich Centennial Branch September 23, 10:30-11:15 am Bruce Hutchison Branch

Story Club For ages 6-9. Join Story Club and engage with other kids over books, games and crafts. In this series, kids will listen to stories, share their thoughts and experiences, and enjoy group activities. Snacks included. Registered. Thursdays, September 21, October 19, November 16, 3:30-4:30 pm Central Branch Tuesdays, September 26, October 24, November 28, 3:30-4:30 pm Oak Bay Branch Wednesdays, October 4, November 1, December 6, 3:30-4:30 pm Bruce Hutchison Branch

Family Song Circle For children and their families. Add your voice to familiar and new songs, and learn rounds, call and response songs and simple harmonies. Singing led by Nancy Dobbs. Registered. September 23, October 14, 10:30-11:15 am Oak Bay Branch

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Author Robin Stevenson: Pride For grades 4-6. Robin Stevenson discusses her latest book, Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community, and speaks about creative writing. Registered. September 26, 1:30-2:30 pm Central Saanich Branch September 27, 1:30-2:30 pm Esquimalt Branch

Jan Thomas’s Silly Stories For ages 3-5. If your little one loves giggling along to silly stories, join us for a Jan Thomas storytime and craft. Registered. September 29, 10:30-11:30 am Saanich Centennial Branch November 4, 10:30-11:30 am Bruce Hutchison Branch November 20, 1:00-2:00 pm Oak Bay Branch

Esquimalt Story Festival Everyone welcome. Stories, songs, drama, a StoryWalk® and more! Now in its 14th year, the Esquimalt Story Festival promotes storytelling as a way to inspire children to use their imaginations, dream big and express themselves. Be part of the action as stories come to life. Presented in partnership with Esquimalt Parks and Recreation. Drop-in. September 30, 10:00 am-1:00 pm Memorial Park, 1230 Esquimalt Rd

Once Upon a StoryWalk®

Everyone welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for a StoryWalk® at the Esquimalt Story Festival, where individual pages of a storybook, mounted on sign posts, are placed outdoors in a circuit. At their own pace, children follow the narrative by visiting each sign post in sequence. Rain or shine; please dress appropriately. Drop-in.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

September 30, 10:00 am-12:00 pm Memorial Park, 1230 Esquimalt Rd

Elephant, Piggie and Friends For ages 5-8. Fans of Mo Willems's Elephant and Piggie books will enjoy this literary celebration jam-packed with stories, a craft and a puppet play. Drop-in. September 30, 2:30-3:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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This Little Piggie For ages 3-5. If you are a fan of Olivia, Peppa and other literary pigs, join us for this entertaining piggie storytime and craft. Registered. October 4, 10:30-11:30 am Goudy Branch

Musical Storytime For ages 3-5. Take part in music-making and storytelling in this action-packed session led by Nicole Payie, early childhood music educator at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Registered. October 5, 1:30-2:15 pm Central Branch November 9, 1:30-2:15 pm Oak Bay Branch

Pyjama Storytime For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Put on your PJs, and cuddle up for bedtime stories at the library. Bring along your favorite stuffie. Registered. October 5, 6:30-7:00 pm Juan de Fuca Branch October 6, 6:30-7:00 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Little Lego in the Library For ages 4-6; parents are encouraged to attend. Listen to stories and have fun with the library’s Lego. Registered. October 6, 3:30-4:30 pm Bruce Hutchison Branch

Symphony Storytime For ages 3-5. Listen to stories told through music with two Victoria Symphony musicians and their puppet friend, Kathy Cadence. Sing along and try some child-sized instruments. Registered. October 11, 10:30-11:30 am Central Branch November 14, 10:30-11:30 am Nellie McClung Branch

Brown Bear, Brown Bear Everywhere For ages 3-5. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? with an interactive storytime and craft in honour of this iconic picture book and other works by author Eric Carle. Registered. October 14, 10:30-11:30 am Bruce Hutchison Branch

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November 15, 1:30-2:30 pm Langford Heritage Branch November 17, 10:30-11:30 am Saanich Centennial Branch

Lullabies with Pat Carfra For children and their families. Join us for a fabulous family sing-along with the Lullaby Lady, Pat Carfra, whose award-winning recordings encourage adults to sing to little ones. Registered. October 14, 10:30-11:15 am Juan de Fuca Branch

Reading Buddies: Little Buddies For Grades 1-4. Reading Buddies matches young students with a volunteer teen Big Buddy for an eight-week program of reading practice and literacy-based activities. Registered. Saturdays, October 14-December 9, 2:00-3:00 pm OR 3:30-4:30 pm (no session November 11) Juan de Fuca Branch Saturdays, October 14-December 9, 2:00-3:00 pm OR 3:30-4:30 pm (no session November 11) Oak Bay Branch Saturdays, October 14-December 9, 2:00-3:00 pm OR 3:30-4:30 pm (no session November 11) Saanich Centennial Branch

Sensory Storytime For ages 3-5; maximum of 2 children per accompanying adult. This program features sensory-rich stories, movement and songs appropriate for preschoolers with autism or sensory processing issues and preschoolers who thrive on routine. Parent and caregiver participation is required. Registered.

Pete the Cat October 19, 10:30-11:15 am Esquimalt Branch

Deep Blue Sea November 17, 10:30-11:15 am Nellie McClung Branch

Discovery Lab For ages 3-5. Imagine, create and build using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) learning. Listen to stories and apply your knowledge in hands-on activities. Registered. October 19, 10:30-11:30 am Oak Bay Branch

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Story Buddies Young children are paired with volunteer tweens to write and illustrate an original storybook. Together, Little Buddies and Big Buddies will use their imaginations and produce a keepsake that will become part of their life’s story.

Little Buddies

For ages 4-6. Registered.

October 20, 2:30-3:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Tween Volunteers

For ages 10-12. We provide Big Buddy training and, upon completion, a certificate for volunteering. First-time volunteers, please complete the Tween/Teen Volunteer Referral Form at gvpl.ca/volunteer. Registered.

October 20, 2:00-3:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Mad Science: Fire and Ice Show For ages 5-12. Mad scientists will dazzle you with awe-inspiring experiments. Watch them conjure a misty dry ice storm and levitate giant beach balls. Participants can volunteer to taste a special burp potion. Registered. October 20, 2:00-3:00 pm Bruce Hutchison Branch

Japanese and English Picture Card Theatre For ages 5-8. Enjoy a bilingual Japanese/English storytime using the “picture theatre” format, a storytelling style from Japan. After listening to traditional folktales, told by certified translator Wakana Takai-MacLean, create an art project. Registered. October 20, 2:00-3:00 pm Central Branch

Science Venture: Sphero Robot Challenge For ages 9-12. Work in teams to program a Sphero Robotic Ball using an iPad, then navigate an indoor obstacle course using three different levels of programming. Presented by Science Venture. Registered. October 20, 2:30-3:30 pm Esquimalt Branch November 24, 2:30-3:30 pm Juan de Fuca Branch

Program registration begins September 5. 8


Books and Ballerinas For ages 5-8. This storytime will make your heart dance! Join ballerinas from the Victoria Academy of Ballet for a storytime and craft, followed by a photo opportunity (bring your own camera). Registered. October 20, 2:00-2:45 pm Juan de Fuca Branch November 24, 2:00-2:45 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Spanish Storytime For young children and their families; children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult. Enjoy a fun and interactive storytime in Spanish and make a craft. Registered. October 21, 10:30-11:30 am Bruce Hutchison Branch

Batwings and Broomsticks For ages 3-5. Get goosebumps at this Halloween storytime filled with not-so-scary stories, songs and crafts. Registered. October 25, 10:30-11:30 am Central Branch Oak Bay Branch October 26, 10:30-11:30 am Goudy Branch October 27, 10:30 am-11:30 am Nellie McClung Branch

Go Away, Big Green Monster For ages 3-5. Join us for some favourite Ed Emberley stories like Go Away, Big Green Monster and The Red Hen, and enjoy silly songs, an interactive craft and the short film Chicken Little, featuring the images and words of this award-winning author and illustrator. Registered. October 26, 10:30-11:00 am Esquimalt Branch

Halloween Stuffed Animal Storytime and Sleepover For ages 4-6. Bring your favourite stuffed animal to the library for a pyjama storytime, then leave the stuffie at the library for a sleepover. We’ll have cameras set up to record any monkey business. Return the following day after 1:00 pm to pick up your furry friend and see the pictures. Costumes optional for kids and stuffies. Registered. October 27, 6:30-7:00 pm Esquimalt Branch

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Halloween Spook-tacular For ages 6-9. Scary stories, a creepy craft and eerie activities will get you in the mood for trick-or-treating. Costumes encouraged. Registered. October 28, 10:30-11:30 am Oak Bay Branch October 30, 3:30-4:30 pm Langford Heritage Branch

Paper Street Theatre: Improv for Kids For ages 6-9. The award-winning Paper Street Theatre Company will entertain and delight you with improvised stories created from audience suggestions. Registered. October 28, 10:30-11:30 am Central Branch

Author Julie Lawson: A Blinding Light For ages 9 and up. Halifax, 1917. Canada is at war. Life for Livy and Will Schneider goes on as usual – until the unthinkable happens. Join Julie Lawson for a talk about the inspiration for her novel, A Blinding Light, and a look at the circumstances that led to the world’s worst man-made explosion before the atomic bomb. Registered. November 1, 10:00-11:00 am Saanich Centennial Branch November 8, 10:30-11:30 am Oak Bay Branch

Baby Sign Language Basics For parents, educators and children ages 0-24 months. Join Layla Cochrane to learn the basics of the Baby Signs® Program. Signing with young children can improve communication and increase cognitive and language development. Registered. November 8, 10:30-11:30 am Juan de Fuca Branch

Under the Deep Blue Sea For ages 3-5. Dive into reading with this underwater-themed storytime and craft with a splash of fun. Registered. November 8, 10:30-11:30 am Central Branch November 14, 10:30-11:30 am Esquimalt Branch

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Paws 4 Stories with St. John Ambulance For grades 2-4. Practice reading aloud to a friendly dog in this threeweek program. Enjoy games and activities to boost reading skills. Presented by St. John Ambulance. Registered. November 9, 16, 23, 3:30-4:30 pm Juan de Fuca Branch

Lego at the Library For ages 7-10. Listen to stories and have fun with the library’s Lego. Registered. November 24, 2:30-3:30 pm Bruce Hutchison Branch Esquimalt Branch

Mad Science: Science of Magic The Science of Magic will leave children amazed and astounded – and educated! Learn how magicians use the audience’s assumptions about how the world works to entertain and deceive. Find out how to make objects disappear and reappear, and get a handle on Houdini’s art of escape. Registered. November 24, 2:00-3:00 pm Oak Bay Branch

Shadow Puppet Magic For ages 6-9. Light and shadow come together in enchanting ways in shadow puppet plays. Be awed by the beauty of this performance art, and then learn to create your own shadow puppets. Registered. November 24, 2:30-3:30 pm Central Branch

Parenting Bringing Montessori Concepts Home Maximum two children per accompanying adult. A critical part of your child’s education happens in the home. Learn to prepare and organize your home to enrich your child’s development with Soraya Tohidi, Montessori consultant. Registered. September 23, 10:30-11:30 am Nellie McClung Branch

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Teens Volunteer Opportunities Teen Council For ages 13-18. Have your voice heard! Teen Council members earn volunteer hours and gain leadership and collaboration skills by helping with projects such as the Teen Writing Contest and Friends of the Library book sales. Teen Council meets regularly throughout the school year, and members volunteer at additional library events. First-time volunteers, please complete the Tween/Teen Volunteer Referral Form at gvpl.ca/volunteer. Registered. Saturdays, September 23, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, December 2, 16, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, 3:30-5:00 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

Reading Buddies: Teen Volunteer Big Buddies For ages 13-18. If you like working with children, enjoy reading, are a fluent English speaker and want to help emerging readers, we need you! Reading Buddies teen volunteers mentor children in Grades 1 to 4 with reading practice and literacy-based activities. We provide training and, upon completion, a reference letter outlining your volunteer hours. Registered.

Steps for Reading Buddies Volunteers (repeat volunteers can skip to Step 3)

Step 1: Complete the Tween/Teen Volunteer Referral Form at gvpl.ca/volunteer

Step 2: Register for a Big Buddies Training Session (below)

Step 3: Register for a Big Buddies Session (below)

Big Buddies Training Session

For first-time volunteers

October 5, 4:00-5:15 pm Juan de Fuca Branch

October 7, 12:00-1:15 pm Oak Bay Branch

October 7, 3:30-4:45 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

Big Buddies Session

October 14-December 9 (no session November 11) Saturdays, 1:45-3:00 pm OR 3:15-4:30 pm Juan de Fuca Branch

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October 14-December 9 (no session November 11) Saturdays, 1:45-3:00 pm OR 3:15-4:30 pm Oak Bay Branch

October 14-December 9 (no session November 11) Saturdays, 1:45-3:00 pm OR 3:15-4:30 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

Latin Course for Teens For ages 13-18. Learn to read Latin in this rigorous course taught by Gregory Rowe of the University of Victoria. By year’s end, you will be able to read poems by Catullus, the script on the medieval Bayeux Tapestry and the Latin translation of Harry Potter. The course, now in its ninth year, is free but a text book is required; contact teens@gvpl.ca for information about purchase, second-hand, or borrowing options. The course runs for eight months; please register for the September to December term, and you will be automatically registered for the January to April term. Registered. Thursdays, September 21-December 14, 6:30-8:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Author Robin Stevenson: Under Threat and Blood on the Beach Join award-winning local author Robin Stevenson as she reads from her newest books, Under Threat and Blood on the Beach, and discusses the power of finding and telling one's stories. Registered. September 26, 10:00-11:00 am Nellie McClung Branch

Teen Writing Workshop For ages 13-18. Join us for an evening of creative writing. We’ll provide writing prompts and tips, discuss your favourite authors and genres, and support you on your latest project. For those interested in entering GVPL’s Tiny Story Contest (see page 15), we can brainstorm ideas and talk about what makes an effective tiny story. Registered. October 20, 6:30-8:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Friday Night Adventurers’ Club For ages 13-18. Enter the fantastical world of magic and role-playing in this interactive program based on the fifth edition of Dungeons and Dragons. Step into the boots of mighty heroes (and sneaky anti-heroes), and create your own stories. No previous experience required. You will learn skills for acting, writing and storytelling along the way. Registered. Fridays, November 3, 10, 17, 24, 6:30-8:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Knit Wits for Teens: Neckwarmers For ages 13-18. Learn the basics of knitting and create a simple neckwarmer in this two-part program. We supply instructions, yarn and knitting needles. Registered. November 24, December 1, 3:30-5:00 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

Teen Council Booksmack Get Booksmacked! Come out for an evening of great book, music, audiobook and film recommendations with GVPL’s Teen Council. A team of teens will speed review as many titles as they can throughout the evening. Bring your library card to sign out material on the spot. Drop-in. November 29, 7:00-8:30 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

For ages 13-18

Advisory Group

Recommend new equipment for the DigiLab and start planning a program, all while logging volunteer hours and developing leadership skills. The DigiLab Advisory Group meets once a month. Registered.

Fridays, September 8, October 6, November 3, December 1, 4:00-5:30 pm Esquimalt Branch

Science Literacy Week: DigiLab Tech Night

Create and innovate with DigiLab’s tech toolkit, including Sphero robots, Alienware laptops and Makey Makey kits. Registered.

September 21, 7:00-8:30 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

Maker Night

Create, build and fabricate with DigiLab's maker tools and supplies, including Perler beads, a button maker and our new 3D printer. Registered.

September 29, 7:00-8:30 pm Oak Bay Branch

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Digital Art

Bring your tablet or iPad and explore free art creation apps. Participants can also make virtual art with DigiLab’s Tilt Brush, which lets you paint a 3D space using virtual reality. Registered.

October 13, 7:00-8:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Green Screen

For ages 13-18. Calling all future film producers, serious actors and stand-up comedians: the DigiLab green screen is ready for your close-up. Plan and produce your own green screen video and choose almost any setting as your backdrop with the click of a few buttons. Registered.

October 26, 4:00-7:00 pm Juan de Fuca Branch

Intro to Arduino

Design the control panel for a spaceship. Program a door to open with a series of taps. Fashion a crystal ball to answer your tough questions. Do all this and more with Arduino, an open-source platform that teaches coding and electronics through easy-to-use hardware and software. Find inspiration in some ready-made Arduino projects and then learn to make your own in this two-part program. Registered.

November 10 and 17, 4:00-5:30 pm Central Branch

Contest Corner Guess the 2017 Book Prize Winners Guess the winners of the 2017 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize. Review the shortlists online and make your pick. One winner for each book prize will receive a copy of the shortlisted books. Enter at gvpl.ca/contests. September 13-October 11

Tiny Story Writing Contest Can you pack vivid descriptions, original characters and surprising plot twists into a narrative of only 420 characters? We want to hear your tiny stories! Contest runs September 19 to October 29. Submit your entry online at gvpl.ca/contests.

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Adults Scrabble at the Library How do you spell fun? S-C-R-A-B-B-L-E! Enjoy three competitive games of Scrabble with players from the Victoria Scrabble Club every Tuesday. Drop-in. Tuesdays, 5:45-8:45 pm Central Branch, second floor meeting room

Victoria Chess Club at the Library Enjoy competitive games of chess with players from the Victoria Chess Club every Wednesday. Drop-in. Wednesdays, 6:00-8:45 pm Central Branch

Canadian Council of the Blind: Get Together with Technology This program helps those who are visually impaired learn to use low-vision and blindness-related technology, like Zoomtext and JAWS, as well as online sites like Facebook and Twitter. Drop-in. Wednesdays, September 6, October 11, November 8, December 6 1:00-3:30 pm Central Branch

Queer Abilities Drop-In A group for anyone in the LGBTQ2+ community living with a disability. Presented by AIDS Vancouver Island. Drop-in. September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6, 5:00-6:30 pm Central Branch, second floor meeting room

Big Canadian Stuff: Illustration Inspired by Canada 150 Artists from the Island Illustrators Society have created an exhibit of original artwork inspired by Canada 150 and vintage travel posters. Enjoy the exhibit this fall at two GVPL branches. September 1-30 Central Branch November 1-30 Juan de Fuca Branch

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Deans' Lecture Series Research shapes the way we live and think. Meet distinguished members of the faculties of the University of Victoria and learn about their research interests. Check the calendar at gvpl.ca for lecture topics. To register, call UVic's Continuing Studies Department at 250-472-4747. Fridays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 27, November 3, 17, 12:30-1:45 pm Central Branch

Repair Café Have an alarm clock that won't buzz or pants that need mending? Don't toss it! Bring it to the Repair Café where you can get help fixing household items. Drop-in. September 9, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Central Branch November 25, 9:30 am-12:30 pm Central Branch

Indigenous Stories Book Club with Carmen Rodriguez de France Join Carmen Rodriquez de France, assistant professor of Indigenous education at the University of Victoria, for a book club focused on the works of Canadian Indigenous peoples. Explore Indigenous history, culture and ways of being, as expressed through Indigenous writings. Readings will be emailed in advance of the program. Registered. Wednesdays, September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22, December 6, 20, 1:30-2:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Researching Family History: Writing Your Story You’ve researched your family history and developed your family tree. What do you do next? Meet genealogists and learn how they share their research with family members and the public through social media, self-published books and more. Presented by the Royal BC Museum. Registered. September 16, 1:00-4:00 pm Central Branch

Boost Your Brainpower Support your brain health through this nine-week program for older adults that explores topics such as brain anatomy, memory skills and strategies, brain exercises and how to manage stress and optimize our sleep, diet, exercise and recreation. Presented in partnership with Island Health Seniors Outpatient Clinic. Registered. Tuesdays, September 19-November 14, 1:30-3:30 pm Juan de Fuca Branch

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Chronic Pain Self-Management Program The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program is a peer-led, patienteducation program offered over six weeks by the University of Victoria Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health and Self-Management BC. The program uses group facilitation to provide information and teach practical skills on managing chronic pain issues. Register by email at selfmgmt@uvic.ca or call 1-866-902-3767. September 20-October 25 Wednesdays, 1:00-3:30 pm Oak Bay Branch

Local Songwriters' Meet-Up Local songwriters gather to share new songs and ideas and develop their craft together. Acoustic instruments (or a keyboard with a low-volume amp) are welcome. Bring a few copies of songs you are working on, and we will listen and workshop them in small groups. Drop-in. Wednesdays, September 20, October 18, November 15, 6:30-8:30 pm Central Branch

Third Thursday Book Club of Oak Bay The Oak Bay Branch’s book club meets on the third Thursday of the month for lively discussion. Some of the books discussed are chosen collectively by the group; others are left up to the individual members. Information will be sent in advance of the first meeting. Registered. Thursdays, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21, 2:00-3:30 pm Oak Bay Branch

Monday Book Club at the Central Branch Join us for a monthly discussion on titles chosen from different genres and available in multiple formats: ebook, e-audiobook, books on CD and print. Read or listen to a pre-selected book, discuss it at the monthly meeting and hear about other titles. Registered. September 25, October 30, November 27, 2:00-3:30 pm Central Branch, community room

Workers’ Rights in the B.C. Retail Industry Are you a new employee in the retail or service industry? Are you unsure of what rights you have as an employee? Join this informative session with the Retail Action Network as they provide an overview of workplace rights in B.C. Registered. September 26, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Branch

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Author Robin Stevenson: Pride Robin Stevenson discusses her latest book, Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community. Presented in partnership with the Victoria Children’s Literature Roundtable. Books will be available for purchase. Registered. September 27, 7:00-8:30 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

An Evening with the Victoria Butler Book Prize Shortlisted Authors Join us for an evening with five local authors shortlisted for the 2017 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. Presented in partnership with the Victoria Festival of Authors. Drop-in. September 27, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Branch

Living with Celiac Disease Get tips on how to manage the social and emotional challenges that accompany this autoimmune disorder. Presented by Sherry Scheideman, a registered clinical counsellor with celiac disease. Registered. September 27, 7:00-8:30 pm Bruce Hutchison Branch

Westshore Writers’ Group Writers of all levels and genres are welcome to meet and discuss the craft of writing. Drop-in. September 27, October 25, November 29, 7:00-8:30 pm Juan de Fuca Branch

Discovery Coffee Sensory Workshop Join coffee education specialist Brittany Davies and a team from Discovery Coffee for an experiential workshop about our favourite pick-me-up. Learn about the history and processes of coffee production, get hands-on with several types of coffee, and finally, attend to your taste buds with a few taste tests. Registered. September 28, 2:00-4:00 pm Central Branch

South Island Gender Variant Drop-In A drop-in group for trans, gender queer, two-spirit and gender variant individuals on the South Island. A safe place to come together, share and support each other. Presented by AIDS Vancouver Island. Drop-in. September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28, 6:00-7:30 pm Central Branch, second floor meeting room

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Retire on Your Own Terms Jan Moore, author of Work on Your Own Terms, will help you reinvent your retirement by saving and making money while you travel. The presentation will also be of interest to those in mid-life looking for ways to finance their wanderlust. Registered. September 28, 7:00-8:30 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

Culture Days Behind-the-Scenes Library Tour

Ever wonder how all those library books return to order? Join us during Culture Days for a behind-the-scenes tour of a GVPL branch. Meet our amazing staff and get an up-close look at how the magic happens. Registered.

September 29, 11:00-11:30 am Langford Heritage Branch

September 29, 2:00-2:30 pm Emily Carr Branch

September 30, 11:00-11:30 am OR 11:30 am-12:00 pm Nellie McClung Branch

September 30, 2:00-2:30 pm Emily Carr Branch

Artist Demonstration: Paul Alex Bennett

Paul Alex Bennett is a landscape plein air painter who uses bold colour and strong composition to take his work beyond the ordinary. Watch Paul as he finds a sunlit corner of the library and reimagines the space around him. Drop-in.

September 30, 2:00-3:00 pm Bruce Hutchison Branch

Victoria Chapter of Dying with Dignity Canada Meet representatives from Victoria's chapter of Dying with Dignity Canada to learn about advance care planning, assisted dying and patient rights. Drop-in. September 30, 2:00-5:00 pm Central Branch End-of-life choice expanded with the passing of Bill C-14 in Canada. Learn information about this important legislation and its application on Vancouver Island. Registered. November 2, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Branch

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Introduction to Used.ca Victoria Join us for a demonstration of Used.ca Victoria’s online classified site: how to find deals, sign up for an account and post ads while staying safe and avoiding online scams. Presented by Used.ca Victoria. Registered. October 3, 1:00-2:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Living Legends: Seniors Tell Their Stories Join us for an afternoon with "living books," seniors from James Bay New Horizons with unique and inspiring stories to share. In small groups, you’ll hear fascinating life stories that will kick off great conversations. To register, please call James Bay New Horizons at 250-386-4432. October 4, 2:00-4:00 pm Central Branch November 1, 2:00-4:00 pm Central Branch

Beginner ESL Conversation Class Join us for a six-week beginner ESL conversation class. Presented by the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society. Registered. Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Branch, second floor meeting room

October is Women’s History Month: Panel on Social Justice A panel of academics, professionals, activists and members of the community will discuss current social issues from an intersectional feminist perspective, a perspective that recognizes there is no one-size-fits-all experience for women. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Kat Sark, a writer, scholar, activist and instructor at the University of Victoria. Registered. October 5, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Branch

Author D.G. Wilkes: Withered Expectations Meet D.G. Wilkes, author of the novel Withered Expectations, part of GVPL’s Emerging Local Authors Collection 2017-18. Stop by to chat about writing, publishing and Wilkes’s novel and three non-fiction books. Drop-in. October 7, 10:00 am-12:00 pm Juan de Fuca Branch

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Trashy Books Join artist Cathy Lee and learn to use recycled materials to create handmade stationery items – a journal, an origami envelope, and a folding star. Keep your piece of art, give it as a gift, or decorate your home for the holidays. Registered. October 11, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Branch

Elaine Harvey Memoir: Encounters on the Front Line Elaine Harvey is a nurse, writer and traveller who worked for the International Red Cross in Cambodian refugee camps in 1980 after the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. In this reading and presentation, Harvey will share the challenges of service through the stories of those she met on the front lines, the activists and caregivers and those who needed care. Registered. October 14, 2:00-3:00 pm Nellie McClung Branch

International Indie Author Day Join us for International Indie Author Day, a celebration of local writers with readings, music, food, conversation and bargains on books. Meet writer Gillian Bridge (Constant Sister: A Sister Katherine Medieval Mystery) and poet Ulrike Narwani (Collecting Silence.) Drop-in. October 14, 2:00-4:00 pm Central Branch, community room

Author Christina Johnson-Dean: The Life and Art of Mary Filer Author Christina Johnson-Dean takes a close look at artist Mary Filer, who was renowned for her stunning stained glass work. This illustrated talk will take you through Filer’s rollicking and colourful life, which started on the prairies and took her to New York, London, Victoria, and Vancouver. Registered. October 15, 2:00-3:00 pm Central Branch

Author Sage Birchwater: Chilcotin Chronicles In this reading and presentation, Sage Birchwater discusses his B.C. bestseller, Chilcotin Chronicles, a vivid history of the Cariboo Chilcotin Central Coast. Registered. October 17, 2:00-3:00 pm Oak Bay Branch

City of Victoria’s Witness Reconciliation Program Learn about the City of Victoria’s new Witness Reconciliation Program, which aims to make the culture, history and modern reality of local Indigenous peoples visible in the community. Councillor Marianne Alto

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will speak about the city’s commitment to Reconciliation and discuss initiatives that will nurture relationships with the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. Registered. October 18, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Branch

They Also Served: Animals in the First World War From carrying messages and laying wire to being mascots and comforting the wounded, animals served side-by-side with soldiers in the First World War. Speaker Yvonne Van Ruskenveld will discuss the important roles of animals in wartime. Presented in partnership with Oak Bay Archives. Registered. October 20, 2:00-3:30 pm Oak Bay Branch

Here! Magazine Focus Group Here! Magazine is the voice of newcomers and immigrants to Canada. Join magazine staff for conversations about the newcomer and immigrant experience to inform the magazine’s content and engage the multicultural community. Refreshments provided. Registered. October 21, 2:00-4:00 pm Central Branch

Diabetes Self-Management Program The Diabetes Self-Management Program is a six-week workshop offered by the University of Victoria Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health and Self-Management BC that helps people with type 2 diabetes and their caregivers to better manage symptoms and activities of daily life. Participants will receive the Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions companion book. Participants should attend all six sessions to get the maximum benefit. Register by email at selfmgmt@uvic.ca or call 1-866-902-3767. Sundays, October 22-November 26, 1:30-4:00 pm Central Branch

Education and Support Group for Families of Gender Diverse Children Join us on the fourth Sunday of the month to find support and learn about topics related to gender diversity. This group is open to parents, caregivers and families of trans, two-spirit, and gender variant children and youth only. Each session will cover a different topic. Presented by Gender Spectacular Families Support Group. To register or learn more, email gendercreativetransvictoria@gmail.com. October 22, November 26, 1:30-3:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Duties of Those Named in a Representation Agreement or Enduring Power of Attorney This live-streamed webinar, presented by Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry, will acquaint you with the primary rights, responsibilities and powers associated with acting in these roles. Registered. October 24, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Branch, community room

Five Must-Haves for a Retirement that Rocks A fulfilling, meaningful life after work is created from more than money alone. Join life and career transition specialist Anna Harvey as she discusses five must-haves for inspired retirement living. Registered. October 25, 7:00-8:00 pm Bruce Hutchison Branch

FAQs on Wills and Estates This live-streamed webinar will provide tips for making a will and settling an estate. Attendees are welcome to send questions in advance to info@nidus.ca. Presented by Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry. Registered. October 26, 1:00-2:30 pm Central Branch, community room

75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses Participants will gather tips on how to save money on household expenses including utilities, transportation, groceries and personal items. Bring your tips to share with the group. Presented by the Credit Counselling Society of BC. Registered. October 26, 7:00-8:30 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

Street of Unfinished Dreams Local historian and Saanich resident Valerie Green chronicles the history of Shelbourne Street from its early days as a bumpy road leading to market to the present day as a main thoroughfare through Saanich, lined with memorial trees to fallen soldiers of the First World War. Presented in partnership with Saanich Archives. Registered. October 27, 1:00-2:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Author Yvonne Blomer: Sugar Ride Join City of Victoria Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer as she reads from her new book, Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur. Part love story, part travel adventure and part medical memoir, Sugar Ride explores one woman’s passion for cycling and life on the road. Registered. October 28, 2:00-3:00 pm Central Branch

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Don’t let your overdue fines scare you away from the library! On October 28 and 29, Greater Victoria Public Library will waive overdue fines up to $5 per cardholder when you bring in a donation of non-perishable food items. Food collected is donated to local social service agencies. Costumes welcome but not required!

Local Heroes of WWI Historian and former member of the Canadian Army Reserve Bart Armstrong brings to life the stories of two local heroes of WWI: commander Rowland “Rollie” Bourke, who earned a Victoria Cross and two other medals, and private Robert “Robbie” Gilbert, who was awarded the German Iron Cross. Learn about these heroes and hear about research on more than 100 Canadian recipients of the United States Army Medal of Honor. Presented in partnership with Saanich Archives. Registered. November 1, 1:00-2:30 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

Poet-in-Residence: Yvonne Blomer Aspiring and established poets are invited to meet with City of Victoria Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer for sharing, inspiration and encouragement. Come to chat or bring your work to share. Registered. November 4, 10:30 am-2:00 pm Register for a 30-minute slot Emily Carr Branch

Shadows of Passchendaele A hundred years ago, more than 16,000 Canadians were casualties in the WWI battle for the Belgian village of Passchendaele. Alan Livingstone MacLeod, author of Remembered in Bronze and Stone, will discuss the impact Passchendaele had on Victoria, the local men and boys who fought and died there and the repercussions their loss had on the families they left behind. Registered. November 4, 2:00-3:30 pm Central Branch

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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National Novel Writing Month: Write-In at GVPL Join the community of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) writers who are eager to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Join us for word count games, writing prompts and inspiration. Drop-in. Sundays, November 5-26, 1:00-3:00 pm Central Branch

Workshop: Researching WWI Soldiers This workshop provides a hands-on opportunity to develop your online research skills by working with First World War records from a variety of sources. Guided by Steve Clifford, a military and family history researcher, each participant will research a soldier from the Saanich WWI Honour Roll and learn techniques that they can apply to their own research. Presented in partnership with Saanich Archives. Registered. November 7, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

Veterans' Week: Get Poemed! Everyone welcome. Join us for a special Veterans' Week edition of Wendy Morton's Get Poemed! program. Bring a wartime photograph, memento or story for inspiration, and Wendy will compose an original poem for you. Drop-in. November 10, 2:00-4:00 pm Juan de Fuca Branch

Friends of the Library

Book Sale November 25 & 26

Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm | Earlybird $5 admission fee Sunday 9:00 am-1:00 pm | Free admission, prices as marked 1:15-3:15 pm | $10 admission, books free

Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road Proceeds support GVPL programs and services. Visit the Friendshop at Central Branch for great books and bargains all year round. Join the Friends at www.gvplfriends.ca

Email: info@gvplfriends.ca

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Reconciliation: Opening the Door to Conversations The Victoria Native Friendship Centre and GVPL proudly present the final event in our four-part series to inspire community conversations around revitalizing relationships with Indigenous peoples and Canadian society.

Photo courtesy: Centric Photography

Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation Canada’s relationship with its Indigenous people has suffered as a result of the Indian Residential School system and the lack of understanding of the impact of those schools. Through readings and personal stories, author Monique Gray Smith will share her journey toward truth and reconciliation and how that journey led her to write three new books. Her inspiring and thought-provoking words will explore the role each of us can play in healing and repairing the relationship between Canada and Indigenous people, how each of us can be medicine as we lead our nation toward Truth and Reconciliation. Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning author, international speaker and consultant based in Victoria. A mixed heritage woman of Cree, Lakota and Scottish descent, she is well-known for her storytelling, her spirit of generosity and her ability to fill a room with love. Her book Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation will be released in the fall of 2017. November 7, 6:30-7:30 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm Victoria Native Friendship Centre, 231 Regina Ave

Presented by:

Generously supported by:

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between Victoria Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Hijab Fashion and Awareness For girls and women of all ages. Learn about the hijab including the different ways it is worn and what it means to girls and women. The presenters will provide demonstrations and will lead a discussion based on their experiences. Presented by girls from Masjid Al-Iman’s Youth Activities Program. Registered. November 18, 2:00-5:30 pm Central Branch

Dr. Leacock, I Presume? Storytellers Leslie and Paul Conway are replicating Stephen Leacock’s 1936 tour of western Canada, introducing his works such as Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town to a new generation. Drop-in. November 21, 10:00-11:00 am Central Branch

Booksmack Get Booksmacked! Come out for an evening of great book, music, audiobook and film recommendations with GVPL’s finest. A team of library staff members (and guests) will speed review as many titles as they can throughout the evening. Bring your library card to sign out material on the spot. Drop-in. November 22, 7:00-8:30 pm Robert Bateman Centre, 470 Belleville St

It's Not Right: Elder Abuse Prevention & Response Join Cari Taylor from the Victoria Community Response Network to learn more about elder abuse and available resources. Discuss warning signs, watch true-to-life videos and learn how to prevent and handle elder abuse. Registered. November 23, 1:00-3:00 pm Oak Bay Branch

Beyond Binary: Gender Diversity in our Communities Gender identity and expression are unique pieces of our lives. Explore best practices on how to create a positive environment for transgender, non-binary and two-spirit people in your family and community. Presented by presented by Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting. Registered. November 23, 7:00-8:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Upcycled Wreath-Making Workshop Get crafty with Renée Sala and create a winter wreath out of materials you can find around the house. Supplies provided. Registered. November 25, 2:30-4:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

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Seed Library Created by LifeCycles Project Society and GVPL, the Victoria Seed Library offers a way for hobby and beginner gardeners to share seeds and other gardening resources.

Seed Library Member Orientation

Learn how to borrow seeds from the Seed Library and how to dry seeds for return at the end of the season. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with other seed savers and share resources, tips and techniques for backyard growing. This orientation is required to participate in Seed Swaps. Registered.

September 9, 10:00-11:30 am Juan de Fuca Branch

September 23, 10:00-11:30 am Central Branch

October 21, 10:00-11:30 Central Branch

Seed Swap

Sign out the varieties that interest you, and then return seeds from your healthiest or tastiest crops to share with others. Prerequisite: Seed Library Member Orientation. Drop-in.

September 9, 10:00 am-1:00 pm Juan de Fuca Branch

September 23, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, 10:00 am-1:00 pm Central Branch

Propagating Native Plants and Medicinal and Culinary Herbs

Travel to Fireweed Farm to explore the world of perennial herbs and native plants. In this workshop, you’ll apply the concepts of seed saving to culinary and medicinal herbs as well as learn how to propagate native plants and herbs and explore their role in promoting biodiversity. Registered.

September 16, 1:00-4:00 pm Fireweed Farm, 7159 Wallace Dr, Brentwood Bay

Bring Back Your Seeds: Seed Cleaning and Feedback

Brush up on how to clean seeds and use the Seed Library’s equipment. Swap tricks and share your experience saving seeds. Registered.

September 21, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Branch

Germination Tests and Seed Storage Tricks

Learn how to test the germination of your seeds, and pick up best practices for long-term storage in this hands-on workshop. Registered.

October 12, 6:30-8:30 pm Central Branch

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Computer & Technology Cybersecurity 101

Learn what risks come with being online, how to reduce those risks, and what you can do to protect yourself from online threats. Registered.

September 20, 10:00-11:30 am Central Branch

Mouse Basics

Learn the basic mouse and keyboard skills required for our hands- on computer classes. Note: Unless you have already “tamed� your mouse, this session or equivalent training or experience is a prerequisite for all other computer classes. Registered.

September 25, 10:30 am-12:00 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

Introduction to WordPress

Join us for a demonstration of this popular blogging service. Registered.

September 28, 2:00-3:30 pm Central Branch

Computer Basics 1

This hands-on session is designed to introduce beginners of all ages to the workings of the computer. Prerequisite: familiarity with using a computer mouse. Registered.

October 16, 10:30 am-12:00 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

Internet Basics 1

Learn the basics of searching the Internet. Prerequisite: familiarity with using a computer mouse. Registered.

October 25, 2:00-3:30 pm Central Branch

Computer Basics 2

Building on the skills you learned in Computer Basics 1, you will learn how to create, manipulate and store information. Prerequisite: familiarity with using a computer mouse. Registered.

October 30, 10:30 am-12:00 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

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Internet Basics 2

Building on the skills you learned in Internet Basics 1, you will learn tips and tricks for effective searching, and you will explore using browsers, search engines and directories in more depth. Prerequisite: familiarity with using a computer mouse. Registered.

November 1, 2:00-3:30 pm Central Branch

Introduction to Twitter

Join us for a demonstration of this popular social networking service. Registered.

November 17, 10:00-11:30 am Central Branch

Introduction to Online Genealogy

Learn about the different kinds of family history records available online using GVPL's website as a starting point and genealogy resources such as Ancestry Library Edition, FamilySearch.org and the Canadian Genealogy Centre. Prerequisite: familiarity with using a computer mouse. Registered.

November 20, 10:30 am-12:00 pm Saanich Centennial Branch

1-on-1: Getting Started with Computers & E-Readers

Sign up for a 30-minute session and get help with computer or device basics, setting up an email account, using the Internet and exploring GVPL’s digital collections. Weekly sessions are offered at most branches; dates and times vary. We also offer sessions in Mandarin at Central Branch. Check the program and events calendar at gvpl.ca. Registered.

Pop-Up Library Look for GVPL community events around town. We’ll have books, buttons and friendly staff spreading love for learning. For the full calendar of our appearances, visit gvpl.ca.

Highlands Family Fling September 9, 12:00-5:00 pm Caleb Pike Heritage Park, 1589 Millstream Rd

Oak Bay Night Market September 13, 4:00-8:00 pm Oak Bay Ave, Oak Bay Village

Register at gvpl.ca or call 250-940-4875.

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Branches and Hours Central Branch 735 Broughton St Monday, Friday, Saturday.............................................................................9:00 am-6:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.............................................................9:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday.(from October 1).........................................................................................1:00-5:00 pm

Bruce Hutchison Branch

4636 Elk Lake Dr at Saanich Commonwealth Place Monday, Friday, Saturday.......................................................................... 10:00 am-6:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.......................................................... 10:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday (from October 1).........................................................................................1:00-5:00 pm

Central Saanich Branch 1209 Clarke Rd, Brentwood Bay Monday, Tuesday, Thursday................................................................... 10:00 am-9:00 pm Wednesday, Friday, Saturday................................................................10:00 am-6:00 pm Sunday.(from October 1)........................................................................................ 1:00-5:00 pm

Emily Carr Branch 101-3521 Blanshard St at Uptown Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday....................10:00 am-6:00 pm Thursday................................................................................................................ 10:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday.(from October 1).........................................................................................1:00-5:00 pm

Esquimalt Branch 1231 Esquimalt Rd Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday.....................................10:00 am-6:00 pm Thursday, Friday...............................................................................................10:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday.(from October 1)........................................................................................ 1:00-5:00 pm

Goudy Branch 119-755 Goldstream Ave Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday.........................................9:30 am-5:30 pm Thursday, Friday.................................................................................................. 9:30 am-6:00 pm Sunday (year round).........................................................................................1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Juan de Fuca Branch 1759 Island Hwy Monday, Friday, Saturday.......................................................................... 10:00 am-6:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday..........................................................10:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday.(from October 1)........................................................................................ 1:00-5:00 pm

Langford Heritage Branch 102-1314 Lakepoint Way Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.......................... 10:00 am-6:00 pm Wednesday......................................................................................................... 10:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday.(from October 1).........................................................................................1:00-5:00 pm Library vending machine …..................................................................................... always open

Nellie McClung Branch 3950 Cedar Hill Rd Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday..................................... 10:00 am-6:00 pm Thursday, Friday............................................................................................... 10:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday.(from October 1).........................................................................................1:00-5:00 pm

Oak Bay Branch 1442 Monterey Ave at Monterey Rec. Centre Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday..................................... 10:00 am-6:00 pm Thursday, Friday............................................................................................... 10:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday.(from October 1).........................................................................................1:00-5:00 pm

Saanich Centennial Branch 3110 Tillicum Rd at Pearkes Arena Monday, Friday, Saturday.......................................................................... 10:00 am-6:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.......................................................... 10:00 am-9:00 pm Sunday (from October 1).........................................................................................1:00-5:00 pm

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GVPL Program Guide | Fall 2017  

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