Minds Opened 2018-09-06T16:41:22+00:00

How many websites did you visit last year?

500? 1,000? 2,000? More?

 For free entertainment and education 24/7, there’s one website you’ll want to bookmark:

Your local library’s.

 In 2017, the Greater Victoria Public Library website got more than three million hits.
Now, that’s brain changing!

Tell us how you read/watch/listen/learn in our social media contest, and you’ll earn an entry
for a weekly prize draw of gift cards to Serious Coffee.

Social Media Challenges

Answer these questions on social media and enter to win!

1. At home, on the bus, in a café, at the library – where does reading take you?

2. Are you adventurous, creative, curious or an epicurean? Take GVPL’s Pick Your Brain personality quiz, and tell us what your brain type is.

3. What are you reading/listening to right now? Share the first line of the book with us.

4. What course on Lynda.com would you like to take? (Hint: Lynda.com is available free through many public libraries, including GVPL.)

5. Fill in the blanks: “A cozy night at home includes sipping a warm cup of ________ while reading/watching ________.”

6. What is your favourite movie/TV series based on a book? (Hint: Check out Hoopla to stream movies, music and more, free with your public library card.)

7. Vote on our weekly poll and share your answer.

How to Enter

ON FACEBOOK

Go to the GVPL Facebook page and click on the grey and yellow Change Your Mind photo at the top of the page. Add a comment under the photo that shows how you’ve completed the challenge, either by posting a photo or answering the questions. Include #brainchanger.

ON TWITTER

Tweet your completed challenge, either by posting a photo or answering the questions. Include #brainchanger.

Note: Please make sure your social media privacy settings will allow us to see your submission.

Prizes

For every challenge you complete, you’ll be entered into a weekly draw to win a gift certificate to Serious Coffee. Enter as many times as you like!

Prize winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter.

Weekly draws will be held Friday after 3:00 pm Pacific Time between September 4 and November 9, 2018.

Official rules.

#brainchanger

GVPL GVPL @gvpl Morrigan M. is our week 3 #brainchanger winner! Keep playing along; we have more prizes from @Serious_Coffee: https://t.co/IG5R04mbjH 3 days ago
Kyla Zachary Kyla Zachary @kydzslp I voted Book recommended by a friend. Which are you most likely to read? https://t.co/n6fINJsYSE via @playbuzz #brainchanger 4 days ago
GVPL GVPL @gvpl RT @reccos1113: I voted Book recommended by a friend. Which are you most likely to read? https://t.co/ya5zErrHkJ via @playbuzz #brainchanger 4 days ago
GVPL GVPL @gvpl RT @reccos1113: #brainchanger #6 A movie I enjoyed that is based on a book is "Marley and Me" by John Grogan. 4 days ago
Brit M Brit M @reccos1113 #brainchanger #6 A movie I enjoyed that is based on a book is "Marley and Me" by John Grogan. 5 days ago
Brit M Brit M @reccos1113 I voted Book recommended by a friend. Which are you most likely to read? https://t.co/ya5zErrHkJ via @playbuzz #brainchanger 5 days ago
GVPL GVPL @gvpl How are you most likely to respond to a book recommendation? Have your say in our poll, then share your response wi… https://t.co/Ghql4l3TJA 6 days ago
Morrigan Shay Morrigan Shay @browneyedramby Absolute FAVOURITE TV show based on a novel (well, novels) is BBC Sherlock (@Sherlock221B ) #brainchanger 1 week ago
Morrigan Shay Morrigan Shay @browneyedramby A cozy night at home includes sipping a warm cup of TEA while reading and book by Kit Pearson. #brainchanger 1 week ago
GVPL GVPL @gvpl This week's #brainchanger winner is Hilary T. from Facebook. Keep those entries coming; we have more $10 gift cards… https://t.co/46C0WGCJrs 1 week ago
GVPL GVPL @gvpl Anyone else out there with one of these @Serious_Coffee cup sleeves? We'd love to see your pictures. #brainchanger https://t.co/5M4WxjC0Yq 1 week ago
GVPL GVPL @gvpl RT @kydzslp: I voted A coffee date with J.K. Rowling. Would you rather... https://t.co/n6fINJsYSE via @playbuzz #brainchanger 1 week ago