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During Black History Month, Canadians can learn about the experiences of Black Canadians and the vital role this community has played throughout our shared history. To honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, we've prepared some booklists in our catalogue for you to explore.
Janet Marie Rogers was announced as Victoria's new Poet Laureate at a Victoria City Council meeting on Thursday, January 19, 2012. The Poet Laureate serves as Victoria's literary and cultural ambassador for a three-year term. GVPL looks forward to supporting Janet in her role as "the people's poet". Learn more about this special position >>
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VICTORIA NEWS - The Victoria Library celebrated Chinese New Year with a fitting gift. With a $15,000 donation made in 2011 by the Victoria Foundation, the Greater Victoria Public Library was able to expand its Chinese language collection. Read more of the Victoria News article here (requires login with library card and password).
Bruce Hutchison Branch is open regular hours Tuesday, January 24th.
Join us at the Central Branch on January 23rd at 10:00 am to celebrate our Chinese Canadian community, and the Victoria Foundation’s 75 years of inspired giving.
Did you know that the Chinese language collection is the largest World Language collection in the Greater Victoria Public Library system?
In addition to our Family Activity Card contest and fun programs to celebrate Family Literacy Week, GVPL is pleased to offer a limited number of ‘GVPL’s 100 Picture Books to Read Before Kindergarten’ posters (PDF preview), perfect for classrooms and places where kids and parents gather. Ask for a copy at your local branch while supplies last. Brochures are available at all branches or can be downloaded from our GVPL's 100 Picture Books page. Thank you to the Times-Colonist Raise-a-Reader fund for generously funding GVPL’s 100.
Balance your life with a Feng Shui workshop: Discover women's political power with Tudor Queens and Other Boleyn Girls: Let us help you find your literary soul mate with our Speed Dating experience: Teens can get crafty with a Needle Felted Gnomes and much more. Fun and free programs at GVPL - start browsing now >>