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BOOKS PLUS: Coquitlam gets in on Hunger Games popularity

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.



Hunger Games Yepardy: This quiz contest, based on the popular novel and movie, is for teams of two to four kids in Grades 6 to 12 and will be held next Thursday, March 22 in the program room at the City Centre branch from 2 to 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for top team and best costumes. To register, call Chris at 604-937-4140, Ext. 208 or email

• Children’s Theatre: Do you have a child in Grades 3 to 5 who loves the stage? In this free after-school program, kids work with teens to develop a short play, from script to performance. It runs from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays from March 29 to May 31 in the Program Room at the City Centre branch. Registration is required for this free program; phone Chris at 604-937-4140, Ext. 208 or email him at

For more information about any of these programs, visit The City Centre branch is located at 3000 Burlington Dr. and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.



• Early Childhood Education collection: While in the library for storytime or other reasons, parents can check out PMPL’s early childhood education collection. This collection has books about child development, language learning and much more. Professionals will be interested in technical titles about childcare philosophies and practice while parents may enjoy reading up on brain-boosting baby and toddler games, or fun learning activities to try at home. Ask a librarian for directions on how to find this excellent collection.

• Play and Learn panels: There is a fun set of activities kids can do year round in the PMPL children’s area: 10 interactive learning panels purchased with a provincial Literacy Equity grant provide imaginative hands-on learning for young children. Little fingers can’t seem to resist turning the Spin-A-Story panel, finger “painting” on the heat-sensitive blackboard, spelling with the magnetic letter board or manipulating an interactive song panel honing alphabet knowledge and fine motor skills as they play.

• Library Press Display: What is the world saying about the economy, Iran and hot topics? Find out with Library Press Display. This electronic product provides free, instant, cover-to-cover access to 1,700 newspapers from 92 countries in 48 languages. Contact Port Moody Public Library more information.

For more information, visit or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.



• Love Yourself — Stay Healthy with the Library: Stay informed about your health with the Consumer Health Complete (CHC) electronic database. CHC is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Get access to more than 200 health reference books and encyclopedias as well as images, videos and diagrams covering areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Topics covered include aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs, alcohol, fitness, nutrition, children’s health, men and women’s health and more. A library card is all you need to access Consumer Health Complete and staff at the Terry Fox Library can help you explore this amazing resource.

For more information, visit or the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-927-7999.




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