BOOKS PLUS: Plenty of book club opportunities
Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities’ three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.
• Cake blog: Check out the Coquitlam Public Library blog, I Was Told There’d be Cake (find it at library.coquitlam.bc.ca), featuring short reviews about books, music, movies, CDs, magazines, websites, etc. from CPL staff and patrons. Staff would like to hear about your latest reads, favourite movies or anything you’ve found in the library that has appealed to you — all offered up like so many slices of, well, you know. You can submit posts to email@example.com. For more information about posting, click on the “guidelines” page. And patrons who have sent reviews can visit the library for a free CPL book bag.
• At the movies: CPL hosts a National Film Board Friday matinee on June 3 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the program room at the Poirier branch. The featured flick is Turning 32. What are the universal characteristics humans share? Robbie Hart and Luc Côté explore this question as they meet with five people they originally interviewed 16 years ago for the television series Turning 16. Living in Jamaica, Brazil, Thailand, Niger and India, the five men and women recount the events that have marked their lives, revisit their past dreams and talk about their aspirations today. Turning 32 offers a compassionate look at the journey to adulthood around the world. Topics addressed include progress, faith, exploitation, political conflict, love, rites of passage and, especially, the role of family. No registration is necessary — just drop in and enjoy.
For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 3000 Burlington Dr. and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.
TERRY FOX (POCO)
Summer reading clubs at Terry Fox Library:
• For children: Join the club this summer and enjoy great books, fun and prizes. Summer Reading Club members receive a free reading record and bookmark, and each week, participants can collect one of seven different stickers, and kids who complete their reading records by reading daily over seven weeks will receive a special medal. Younger children are welcome to join the special Read to Me Club. Kids can also get free tickets for magicians, fascinating critters and the purple pirate storyteller.
• For teens: Looking for something to do this summer? Why not join the Teen Summer Reading Club and receive a reading record to keep track of the days you read, and enter to win great prizes: laptop computers, digital camcorders, books and more.
• For adults: You can join the Read for Luck Reading Club. Drop by for a great book and sign up at the same time. The more you read, the more chances you have to win a great prize. Visit the library and join your club starting June 1
For more information, visit www.fvrl.bc.ca or the Terry Fox Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-927-7999.
• Storytime kits for pre-schools and daycares: May is Child Care Month and Port Moody Public Library offering storytime kits to assist early childhood educators. Choose from 32 themed kits on the alphabet, dinosaurs, pets and more. Each kit contains picture books, puppets, a felt story, music and a DVD. An early childhood education card is required to borrow these kits. Contact PMPL’s acting head of youth services, Shannon Ozirny at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-469-4635 for more information.
• Inlet Book Club: New members are welcome — just drop-in. This book discussion group meets on the first Wednesday of each month; the next meeting will be on June 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the library’s ParkLane Room. The book up for discussion at the June meeting is Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie. Set in Nigeria during the 1960s, the story follows teenaged Ugwu from his small village to his job as house-boy to professor Odenigbo. The author uses the well-drawn characters of this household to provide insight into the optimism of early 1960s Nigeria and its degeneration into a country torn by a bloody, three year civil war.
For more information, visit library.portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.