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

Children’s Programs

Bees and Pollen


For ages 6-12. What’s all the buzz about bees? Join the Compost Education Centre to learn about the importance of pollinators and discover little known facts about native bees and the integral role they play in our local ecosystem!

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Mad Science: Force and Balance!


For ages 6-12. Outsmart the forces around us and have fun impressing your friends with impossible feats! Take part in the impossible balance challenge, create a funny bobble ball, learn about the balancing acts that make our heads spin and build a mini catapult! View supply list.

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Adult Programs

Indigenous Stories Book Club

Saturday, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, and May 7, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Online, Zoom

Join Carmen Rodriguez de France, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria, for a book club focused on the works of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Explore Indigenous history, culture and ways of being, as expressed through Indigenous writings. Readings and instructions for joining the book club will be emailed in advance of the meetings.

Register by emailing [email protected] with “Indigenous Stories Book Club” in the subject line. Space is limited. Please note that your name and email address will be shared with the presenter.

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Watercolours with Richard Wong: Winter Cardinals

Saturday, December 11, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Online, Zoom

Join professional watercolour artist Richard Wong in a painting workshop inspired by the season. No experience necessary. Register by emailing Richard Wong directly at [email protected]. You will receive class details, supply list, instructions and Zoom invitation in advance of the workshop. Space is limited and registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Poetry Reading: Kelsey Andrews

Online, YouTube

Join local poet Kelsey Andrews for a virtual poetry reading that features poems from her new book “Big Sky Falling.”

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BC Settlement and Integration Services (BC SIS) Program

The BC SIS supports the social and economic integration of newcomers to the province. The program targets newcomers who are not eligible for federal settlement services, specifically, temporary foreign workers, provincial nominees who are awaiting their permanent residency approval, post-secondary international students, refugee claimants, and naturalized citizens. For more information or to register, email [email protected] or call 250-361-9433.

English at Work
Wednesday, April 14 – December 15, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Language Proficiency Test Info Session for Skilled Immigrants
Tuesday, April 13 – December 14, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Functional English for Daily Life
Monday, April 12 – December 13, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Law Clinic
Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Trivia Nights
Thursday, December 2 and 16, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

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Some programs may be offered by partner organizations who use Zoom or Eventbrite for registration and program delivery. Zoom and Eventbrite are applications hosted in the U.S.. Creation of a user account may store limited personal information on a server stored outside of Canada. Upon account creation, you are consenting and becoming subject to the privacy policy of the service provider. GVPL encourages patrons to review all third-party privacy policies and statements to protect their personal information. Where other (third-party) organizations require personal information in order to provide services on behalf of the Library, the Library makes reasonable efforts to obtain commitments from such organizations that they treat the personal information in compliance with FIPPA and this policy.

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