BOOKS PLUS: Write a book, watch a flick
• Inlet Book Club (drop-in): This book discussion group meets in the ParkLane Room from 1 to 3 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. At the Feb. 6 session, the book discussed will be Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. Don’t be misled by the title of this beautifully written novel, it is not only about music. The action takes place during a lavish birthday party in an unnamed South American country. It blends opera and terrorism into a tale that most readers will find unforgettable.
• Tech Café: How does this darn techie thing work? Find the answer to basic computer questions at free one-on-one sessions at PMPL. Drop by the ParkLane Room on Feb. 1 and/or 8 between 4 and 5:30 p.m. and meet knowledgeable teen volunteers who will help you with a variety of technology basics: email, smartphones, Microsoft Office and more.
• From Memoir to Novel (registration required): On Feb. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m., the Federation of BC Writers of the Tri-Cities hosts its inaugural meeting. Meet the members and enjoy a workshop with author Ben Nuttall-Smith, who will lead participants in hands-on writing exercises.
• Spelling Bee: While registration is full for contestants, you can still enjoy watching this event, which takes place Feb. 9. Drop in to the Inlet Theatre at 2 p.m. to support enthusiastic and talented School District 43 Grade 4 and 5 students who will amaze with their spelling skills.
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.
• World Film Night: Head to the Terry Fox Library for an entertaining night of world cinema. Librarians will be playing award-winning films from around the globe, so bring your friends and sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. Friends of the Library will sell refreshments at the intermission. February’s film is Bacheha-Ye Aseman (Children of Heaven), a 1997 Iranian film directed by Majid Majidi. Synopsis: When Ali loses his sister Zahra’s school shoes, the children dream up a plan to stay out of trouble: They’ll share his shoes and keep it a secret. But if they’re going to cover their tracks, the kids must carefully watch their step on what turns into a funny and heartwarming adventure. The next film night is Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
For more information, visit www.fvrl.bc.ca or the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-927-7999.
• Book a Librarian: Would you like a tour of Coquitlam Public Library? Or would you like to learn how to: use the library catalogue; set up and use an email account; use CPL job search resources; do research in the library; use CPL automotive databases in the library and at home? check out PressDisplay to read international newspapers at home; borrow eBooks and audiobooks? Find out how at the library by booking a one-on-one appointment with a librarian to learn about any of the above, or to research a topic of your own choice. To book an appointment, contact Jay Peters at 604-937-4144 (press 3) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. When emailing, please indicate at least two times you are available and whether you would like to have the session at Poirier or City Centre Branch.
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.