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On Oct. 27 and 28 all 12 branches of the Greater Victoria Public Library will waive overdue fines in exchange for a non-perishable food items. (Black Press file photo)

Greater Victoria Public Library waives overdue fines for food

Annual Food for Fines campaign takes place Oct. 27 and 28

On Oct. 27 and 28 all 12 branches of the Greater Victoria Public Library will waive overdue fines in exchange for a non-perishable food items. (Black Press file photo)
Falconer Kristine Marshall with her gryfalcon. Kristine and her husband Allan will be bringing the gryfalcon and other birds of prey to the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Juan de Fuca branch this weekend. (Contributed photo)

Birds of prey swoop into Greater Victoria Public Library this weekend

Flight of the Falcon teaches kids about birds, art of falconry

Falconer Kristine Marshall with her gryfalcon. Kristine and her husband Allan will be bringing the gryfalcon and other birds of prey to the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Juan de Fuca branch this weekend. (Contributed photo)
Members of the Greater Victoria Public Library, alongside members of Langford city council celebrated the opening of the latest expanion at the Goudy Branch. The expansion includes tables, chairs and charging stations. 
(Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

Goudy library expansion opens to the public

New work space area includes charging stations

Members of the Greater Victoria Public Library, alongside members of Langford city council celebrated the opening of the latest expanion at the Goudy Branch. The expansion includes tables, chairs and charging stations. 
(Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)
Premier John Horgan and Education Minister Rob Fleming read stories to kids at the James Bay Library in Victoria on July 3. (Greater Victoria Public Library photo)

Public library battles ‘summer slide’ in children’s literacy

Youth track daily reading and enjoy weekly incentives from the Greater Victoria Public Library

Premier John Horgan and Education Minister Rob Fleming read stories to kids at the James Bay Library in Victoria on July 3. (Greater Victoria Public Library photo)
The sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library had its grand opening May 26. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

WATCH: Grand opening of the sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch Library

Community members speak to the namesakes of the newest GVPL addition

The sxʷeŋxʷəŋ təŋəxʷ James Bay Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library had its grand opening May 26. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
Brenda Joy Scott, who recently published a children’s book, The Monster in the Basement, is one of over 100 of emerging authors who will be featured at an event at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Central Branch on May 12. Photo contributed

GVPL hosts fourth Emerging Local Authors Collection

Over 100 local authors will show off their books

Brenda Joy Scott, who recently published a children’s book, The Monster in the Basement, is one of over 100 of emerging authors who will be featured at an event at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Central Branch on May 12. Photo contributed
Illustration of the new GVPL branch (front corner), due to open in early 2018 at the intersection of Menzies and Superior streets in the Capital Park project in James Bay. The name of the branch jointly uses the traditional Lekwungen and English names for James Bay.                                Courtesy Greater Victoria                                 Public Library

Victoria honours local First Nations in naming new libary branch

sxʷeŋ’xʷəŋ taŋ’exw James Bay Branch a nod to Lekwungen name for area

Illustration of the new GVPL branch (front corner), due to open in early 2018 at the intersection of Menzies and Superior streets in the Capital Park project in James Bay. The name of the branch jointly uses the traditional Lekwungen and English names for James Bay.                                Courtesy Greater Victoria                                 Public Library
‘Our community loves a good mystery’ – GVPL lists favourites of 2017

‘Our community loves a good mystery’ – GVPL lists favourites of 2017

Jessica Woollard is a communications officer with the Greater Victoria Public Library

  • Jan 1, 2018
‘Our community loves a good mystery’ – GVPL lists favourites of 2017
Darrell Joyce and Jessica Woollard dropped off non-perishable food items received during the Greater Victoria Public Library Food for Fines program at the Goldstream Food Bank on Wednesday. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)

WATCH: Greater Victoria Public Library delivers donations to Goldstream Food Bank

Donations were raised through the “Food for Fines” program in Oct.

Darrell Joyce and Jessica Woollard dropped off non-perishable food items received during the Greater Victoria Public Library Food for Fines program at the Goldstream Food Bank on Wednesday. (Jessica Fedigan/News Gazette staff)
The Greater Victoria Public Library officially launched the Naxos music library streaming service on Oct. 21. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Public Library)
The Greater Victoria Public Library officially launched the Naxos music library streaming service on Oct. 21. (Photo courtesy of Greater Victoria Public Library)

Greater Victoria Public Library announces new music streaming service

Victoria Conservatory of Music to perform at Langford Heritage Branch on Saturday

  • Oct 20, 2017
Langford resident Cattleya Marshall can’t wait to check out the new virtual branch website at the Goudy Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

New Greater Victoria Public Library website may change your mind

Find out about ‘cute little pink brain’

  • Sep 2, 2017
Langford resident Cattleya Marshall can’t wait to check out the new virtual branch website at the Goudy Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)
Eileen Fedderly, branch supervisor for the Goudy and Langford Heritage branches of the Greater Victoria Public Library shows how easy it is to log on to Lynda.com. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)

Make learning easier through the library with Lynda

Thousands of courses and tutorials with industry experts

  • Jul 2, 2017
Eileen Fedderly, branch supervisor for the Goudy and Langford Heritage branches of the Greater Victoria Public Library shows how easy it is to log on to Lynda.com. (Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff)