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Black History Month Kick-Off Kick-off Black History Month at the library. Enjoy music, cultural information and snacks available for purchase in the courtyard. Chat with members of the BC Black History Awareness Society, the Victoria African and Caribbean Cultural Society, the African Heritage Association of Vancouver Island and the Victoria African & Caribbean Students Association. Drop-in. January 28, 12:00-3:00 pm Central Branch

Watercolour on Masa Paper: Chinese New Year Join professional wildlife, pet and mural artist Richard Wong in a painting workshop inspired by Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rooster. No experience necessary. Supplies provided. Registered. January 28, 10:30 am-12:00 pm Oak Bay Branch January 28, 2:30-4:00 pm Esquimalt Branch

Internet Basics 1 Learn the basics of searching the Internet. Suggested prerequisite: Computer Basics 1 & 2 or equivalent training or experience. Registered. February 1, 10:00-11:30 am Central Branch

Chronic Pain Self-Management Program The Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP) is a peer-led patient education program offered over six weeks by the University of Victoria Institute on Aging & 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. Thursdays, February 2-March 9, 1:00-3:30 pm Central Saanich Branch

Budget-Friendly Canadian Travel Join presenter Steve Zussino for tips on budget-friendly travelling. Review Aeroplan, AIR MILESÂŽ and other rewards programs, and learn how to book hotels for less. Registered. February 3, 7:00-8:30 pm Nellie McClung Branch

Exercising Control over Arthritis Learn techniques to stay active as a vital part of managing arthritis and maintaining joint mobility, muscle strength and cardiovascular health. Presented by the Arthritis Society. Registered. February 4, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Oak Bay Branch

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

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GVPL Program Guide | Winter 16/17