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New Coquitlam library programs include coding for girls, media talk with former news editor

Registration is now open for online programs happening this winter and spring at the Coquitlam Public Library.
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The Coquitlam Public Library is offering a coding course for girls.

Registration is now open for online programs happening this winter and spring at the Coquitlam Public Library.

For kids’ leaning STEM — i.e., science, technology, engineering and math — there are two sessions:

Ozobot Coding for Kids, for grades 3 to 6, on March 30 or 31 at 4 p.m. 

• and Coding for Girls with Hackergal, for girls in grades 6 to 9, on Feb. 1 and Feb. 26

Middle and high school students can earn their volunteer hours by joining the library’s Teen Advisory Council. The group plans for youth programs and helps the library guide its future plans. TAC meets monthly on Zoom with Chris Miller ([email protected]).

And for adults, the library hosts a virtual meeting on Facebook with Richard Dal Monte, the former editor of the Tri-City News. The veteran scribe will talk about media, how news is reported and what you need to know to become an informed reader. Dal Monte speaks on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. 


Also for adults: 

• Dementia Friends: January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Learn how to be support those affected by dementia, with help from the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia. The online meeting is on Zoom at Jan. 27.

• Pre-Employment Skills for Newcomers: A series of workshops focused on topics of special interest to newcomers to Canada who are entering the Canadian workforce; however, anyone is welcome to attend. The Zoom meeting on Feb. 9 is presented in partnership with ISS of BC’s Job Quest and the Migrant Workers Centre.

Self-Care and Mindfulness Practices to Manage Workplace and Life Stress: Discover several ways you can use self-care and mindfulness to manage stress and build a healthier lifestyle. The Zoom meeting is on March 9.

Human Rights & Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Learn about Human Rights Law, including your rights as an employee. Understand what sexual harassment in the workplace is and its various forms. Know what to do when faced with harassment or unwanted attention of a sexual nature at work. Learn to respond by using soft skills and assertive communication. The Zoom meeting is on April 13.

To sign up, visit