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Celebrate the joy of reading and lifelong learning with a visit to your nearest branch or take at look at some of our Adult Literacy Services. If you have a family, check out some of our programs and services for kids and teens.
On September 1st, 2012, historic Esquimalt celebrated 100 years as an incorporated township. Join us for a series of programs that celebrate Esquimalt's past and present and follow us on Twitter as we tweet our Esquimalt favourites.
Register for some very special author readings, armchair travel and computer classes, as well as fun for kids, tweens, teens and more! Registration starts September 1st. See what's in store >>
All branches of the Greater Victoria Public Library will be closed Monday, September 3rd for Labour Day. Regular library service will resume Tuesday, September 4th.
Starting now, if you can’t find the blu-ray you want in the Fastview collection at your branch, you can place a hold on the title and have a copy brought in for you. Find blu-rays in our collection >>
“Our library is a communal garden. Join the parade at an afternoon of Garden City poetry, tea and floral hats grown from seed.”
On August 18th, we will be celebrating Framing the Garden: Reflections of Victoria, a new book of poetry, prose and art compiled by Linda Rogers in honour of Victoria’s 150th year. You’re invited to don that special hat and join us for tea and poetry at GVPL’s literary event of the summer. This is your chance to hear some of Victoria’s greatest poets!
Special guests include:
Carol Ann Sokoloff
Saturday, August 18, 2:00-3:30 pm
Saanich Centennial Branch
Register now or call 250-382-7241 for more information.
For more information, please contact: Jennifer Rowan, Coordinator of Adult Services and Programs at GVPL, 250-382-7241 x224
VICTORIA NEWS - The Greater Victoria Public Library is seeing a surge in online interest, after releasing a free app that lets users easily search for bestsellers and rare finds alike. Read more of the Victoria News article here (requires login with library card and password).
Between Aug 9th and 24th, the Central Branch will host a wonderful travelling photo exhibit organized by the National Capital Commission and Canadian Geographic. "Perspectives: Scenes of Canada's Capitals" features the stunning winning images of a contest asking photographers across the country to capture points of interest that reflect the uniqueness of each of the capital cities of Canada, and symbolize their role in our country. View them live in the Central Branch Rotunda or online.
Join GVPL staff as we celebrate the City of Victoria's 150th anniversary in 2012 with a series of programs, book lists, photos & more >>
GVPL is pinning photos of reading, libraries and bookish fun in Victoria from the city’s inception to present day on our Pinterest site. Have a historical or current photo of reading, libraries or literacy activities in Victoria? Please share (or create!) a bookish memory in honour of Victoria’s 150th anniversary by being part of our Pinterest project. Here’s how you can participate >>