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.
Wealth Education: City Centre branch, April 15, noon to 2 p.m.; Poirier branch, April 21, noon to 2 p.m.: Understanding financial strategies that are available to you is the key to making good decisions for you and your family. Alykhan Khakoo and Chad Derbyshire, consultants from Investors Group, will discuss a variety of financial issues, including whether to invest or pay down your mortgage, how to decide between RRSPs and tax-free savings accounts, and why the transition of wealth to loved ones may not be as simple as you think. Registration is required for this free program as seating is limited. Two one-hour programs are offered during each session to accommodate staff at lunch time. To register, call 604-937-4155.
Indian Classical Vocal Concert with Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation, April 17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Poirier branch: This vocal performance will feature principal Asha Lohia and the teachers and students of Guru Sangeet Martand Padma Vibhushan Pandit Jasraj ji. Space is limited for this free program. To register, phone 604-937-4155.
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)
Saturday storytime: Remember all those stories, rhymes and songs you loved as a child? Visit Terry Fox Library and enjoy stories, fingerplays and action songs that entertain and delight kids and parents. Discover great books that appeal to children of all ages. The library offers families and caregivers with young children free storytimes on the third Saturday of each month. The next session is April 16 from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
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.
Library to Go: Spice up your daily commute, or your longer business and pleasure travel, with electronic books. Audio-books and e-books and are great on the bus, the commuter train, the car or even at home. With your library card, you can listen to bestselling and classic audio-books or read e-books 24/7, anywhere you want for free. You can download these books to your laptop or desktop computer, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, MP3 player, Kobo or Sony e-book reader. Just go to the library's website or call to get started.
Share English practice groups for adults (drop-in): PMPL's ParkLane Room is the place to be every Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for this free, interactive program put on by Share Family and Community Services. Join at anytime. You will get to practise English, make new friends and connect with your community.
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.