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Join us outdoors or online this fall for programming that inspires and informs.

Children’s Programs

Pro-D Day: Once Upon a StoryWalk

Friday, November 20, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Location TBD

Everyone welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for a StoryWalk®, where individual pages of a storybook, mounted on sign posts, are placed outdoors in a circuit. Children follow the narrative by visiting each sign post in sequence. Rain or shine; please dress appropriately. Drop-in.

Virtual Fall Family Garden Tour

For all ages. Join staff from the Compost Education Centre for an engaging virtual tour of their demonstration gardens and compost systems. Learn about indigenous plants, composters, organic growing, food forests, aquaponics, worm bins, and all the exciting things happening with the plants throughout the fall. Presented by Compost Education Centre.

Orca Storytime with Mark Leiren-Young

Author and filmmaker Mark Leiren-Young will read from his new books for younger readers – Orcas of the Salish Sea and Orcas Everywhere – sharing stories about the endangered southern residents and answering questions about orcas everywhere and anywhere. Presented by Royal BC Museum.

Book Illustration with Ellen Rooney

Meet artist and illustrator Ellen Rooney and learn about the illustration process to make drawings using collage technique, as well as the importance of representing diversity in what we create.

Ask an Astronomer: Rachel Wang

Learn about living in space and discover things you can see from your own backyard. Bring your questions! Hosted by the BCSRC and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

Perseids Meteor Shower

Learn about the Perseids meteor shower and bring your questions! Hosted by the BCSRC and the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

Compost Education Centre -Virtual Garden Tour

Learn about indigenous plants, composters, organic growing, food forests, aquaponics, mason bee pollinators and all the exciting things happening with plants throughout the summer. Presented by Compost Education Centre.

Natural Wonders at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary

Take a virtual tour and learn about the wonderful animals that live at the Swan Lake Nature house. You will also go on a short virtual walk to see what other amazing discoveries can be found outdoors. Presented by Swan Lake Nature House.

Classical Guitar Workshop

Hear the different tones of the classical guitar and feel the groove of different moods in a virtual mini concert. Presented by Natasha Pashchenko and Shannon Perkins Carr.

Adult Programs

Victoria Seed Library: Seed Swap and Information Table

Saturday, November 7, 12:00-2:00 pm
Central Branch Courtyard
Drop by to sign out seed varieties that interest you, or return seeds from you’re your healthiest crops to share with others. You can also find information about growing native plants, or learn more about the Victoria Seed Library. Presented in partnership with LifeCycles.

Deans’ Lecture Series, Fall 2020

Research shapes that way that we live and think. The University of Victoria’s popular Deans’ Lecture Series has moved online. Hear distinguished members of the faculties of UVic through pre-recorded talks and learn about their research interests. Find out more.

Nidus 7th Annual Personal Planning Month Free Education Programs

The Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre is a non-profit, charitable organization that was incorporated in 1995 as the Representation Agreement Resource Centre (RARC) in BC.

Nidus offers free workshops on the topics of Representation Agreements, powers of attorney, consent in healthcare, joint ownership, and wills and estates. Throughout the month of October, Nidus will be offering five topics that will be presented in 90 minute sessions. Get started.

Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger