Special Programs and Events

Special Programs and Events

​​​​​​​​​Thank you for visiting our Special Programs and Events page.  Please check back often for information on our seasonal programs and events.​

Online Learning Sessions - Stories from the Legislative Library

Treasures from the Legislative Library Vault

  • Date: Please see dates below
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Cost: Free
A close look at fragile, unique, and valuable items stored in the Legislative Library vault.

This program is offered over Zoom on select Wednesdays at 2:00 pm. Each session has its own special topic:

Wednesday, April 7: Hansard Through The Ages

From 17th century pamphlets to modern-day livestreams, explore the contested history of parliamentary reporting.

Wednesday, June 23: The Politician's Bookshelf

Get to know Amor de Cosmos, John Sebastian Helmcken and other prominent founders of BC from the rare books in their collection.

Wednesday, October 13: Maces Past and Present

Discover these key symbols of parliamentary authority. If you have ever wondered why a medieval weapon is required for parliament to run, this program is for you.

Wednesday, December 15: Politics and Holidays of Charles Dickens

Discover first-edition printings of Dickens' best known works, and learn how his career as a novelist and parliamentary reporter introduced ideas that changed Britain and Canada.

Registration Information:

Email tours@leg.bc.ca for more information and to register.

Once confirmed, you will receive additional information on how to join the session via Zoom.

Documents Towards Democracy

  • Date:  Every Thursday (March – April, September, November)
  • Time:  2:00 pm
  • Length:  60 minutes
  • Cost: Free
A fun and informative hour-long journey through the political history of British Columbia as told by items from the Legislative Library shelves. 

This program is offered on Zoom every Thursday at 2:00 pm in March, April, September, and November.

Registration Information:

Email tours@leg.bc.ca for more information and to register. 

Once confirmed, you will receive additional information on how to join the session via Zoom.

 

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