WordsThaw Prequel: Writers and the World As a prequel to WordsThaw, The Malahat Review’s fifth annual spring symposium, City of Victoria’s Poet Laureate Yvonne Blomer hosts an evening of poetry inspired by the environment we live in and the political world we’ve made. Readings by Patricia Young, David Leach, Garth Martens and Philip Kevin Paul. Registered. January 19, 7:00-8:30 pm Central Branch
Monday Book Club at the Central Branch Join us for a monthly book discussion group featuring 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 at home, discuss it at the monthly meeting, and hear about other titles to enjoy. Registered. Mondays, January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29, 2:00-3:30 pm Central Branch
Westshore Writers’ Group Writers of all levels and genres are welcome to meet and discuss the craft of writing. Drop-in. Wednesdays, January 25, February 22, 7:00-8:30 pm Juan de Fuca 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. Meets in the Group Study/Meeting Room in the far corner of the library. Presented by AIDS Vancouver Island. Drop-in. Thursdays, January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27, May 25, June 29, 6:00-7:30 pm Central Branch
The Library is Sherlocked Pull out your deerstalker hat and get ready to return to 221B Baker Street with an evening of Sherlock Holmes trivia, button making and other activities inspired by the mind palace of our favourite detective. Registered. January 26, 7:00-8:15 pm Central Branch
Introduction to Twitter Join us for a demonstration of this popular social networking service. Registered. January 27, 10:00-11:30 am Central Branch
14 Program registration is required unless noted as drop-in.