Variety of free programs teed up for B.C. Library Month around region

Juan de Fuca branch among those hosting free educational programs

More than a dozen free educational programs are being offered at Greater Victoria Public Library locations around the region, including the Juan de Fuca branch, during B.C. Library Month.

The programs range from diabetes control and the art of letter writing, to Homebuying 101 and stories about Canadian prisoners of war.

Coming up Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Juan de Fuca branch is a session entitled Health and Wellness: Craving a Healthy Relationship with Food? It focuses on the challenges faced by people who struggle with what, when and how much to eat. Registered dietician Joyce Schnetzler talks about ways to discover how knowing why we eat opens doors for positive and permanent changes to the way we eat.

Pre-registration is required and can be done online at by selecting Programs and Events – Registering for a Program Online and following the steps to reach this program name. Or stop by any branch for assistance.

GVPL’s celebration of B.C. Library Month winds up Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 with the annual Food for Fines campaign. That’s when library patrons may bring non-perishable food items to any branch, and the GVPL will forgive up to $5 in fines per cardholder.

For details of other free programs happening this month, visit


Just Posted

Victoria resident catches, cleans pigeon feet to help fight stringfoot

Hair, string tangled around birds’ feet can cut off circulation to toes and whole feet

Cyclists rejoice as the Christmas Lights Parade returns

Family-friendly 10km ride visits big Christmas displays, Dec. 21

Victoria residents advocate for funding for neighborhoods without community centres

North Park Neighbourhood Association hopes to see $75,000 to bolster nearby staff

North Saanich woman arrested after police pursuit, alleged abduction at elementary school

Two police officers were injured and one police vehicle damaged

VIDEO: More air-passenger rights go into effect this weekend

The first set of passenger rights arrived in mid-July in Canada

Five things of note from Trudeau’s mandate letters to his ministers

Some marching orders come from the Liberal Party’s campaign, while others are new additions

Scheer’s resignation tips party into internal war over school tuition payments

The Conservatives have a Toronto convention already scheduled for April

Wagon wheels can now be any size! B.C. community scraps 52 obsolete bylaws

They include an old bylaw regulating public morals

Navigating ‘fever phobia’: B.C. doctor gives tips on when a sick kid should get to the ER

Any temperature above 38 C is considered a fever, but not all cases warrant a trip to the hospital

POLL: Do you have a real or artificial Christmas tree?

The lights are up, holiday shoppers are bustling through the streets and… Continue reading

Transportation Safety Board finishes work at B.C. plane crash site, investigation continues

Transport Canada provides information bulletin, family of victim releases statement

Trudeau sets 2025 deadline to remove B.C. fish farms

Foes heartened by plan to transition aquaculture found in Fisheries minister mandate letter

Indigenous mother wins $20,000 racial discrimination case against Vancouver police

Vancouver Police Board ordered to pay $20,000 and create Indigenous-sensitivity training

Most Read