Books Plus: Prepare for an emergency and much more at Tri-City libraries

This feature, written by librarians with Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam, is published each Thursday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities’ three libraries.

This feature, written by librarians with Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam, is published each Thursday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities’ three libraries.

• Helping Children Chase Away Worry: This talk will help parents and caregivers gain a better understanding of how anxiety manifests in children, and is presented in partnership with the BC Psychological Association. Drop in to the City Centre branch Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
• Emergency preparedness: The city of Coquitlam’s HEROS Emergency Preparedness sessions cover both natural and man-made hazards that residents of Coquitlam could face. Learn how you can be a hero and be prepared to help yourself and others. This program takes place at the Poirier branch Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register online or by phone: or 604-927-4386.
• Pro-D day movie matinee: Dora and the Lost City of Gold: Take a break from studying and watch Dora lead a group of companions on a dangerous quest through the jungle to find her missing parents and the remains of a lost civilization. This film is being shown simultaneously at the Poirier and City Centre branches Friday, Feb. 28 from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. — drop in to either branch.
• Fraud Prevention 101: A Coquitlam RCMP Community Policing Services representative will tell you how to protect yourself from common types of scams and what to do if you fall victim to a fraudster. Register online at for either the Poirier branch session Thursday, March 12 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. or the City Centre branch session Wednesday, March 18 from 7 to 8:45 p.m.
Info: The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.

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• Canadian citizenship prep: Thinking about becoming a citizen? Friday, Feb. 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. in the library’s ParkLane Room, MOSAIC will offer support in learning the Discover Canada Study Guide and help you prepare to take the Canadian citizenship test. This workshop is ideal in preparation for your Canadian citizenship test and will provide you with tips to get you closer to the citizenship ceremony. To register, call 604-636-4712, Ext. 107.
• Seniors and income tax: Join librarians Monday, Feb. 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the ParkLane Room for an information session from the Canada Revenue Agency. You’ll learn more about common types of income for seniors, common tax credits and deductions for seniors, plus information on scams and more. Call 604-469-4577 or visit to register.
• SFU Philosopher’s Café: Join moderator Marilyn Medén Monday, Feb. 24 in the ParkLane Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss this topic: If you question mainstream religions, where do you go? What are the commonalities between religions? What beliefs can the world accept as true? This program is drop-in, no registration required.
• Healthy aging: Think it’s too late to reinvent yourself? Think again. Fatma Taha of Big Hearts Homecare will provide expert tips on how to make your silver years golden in this workshop Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the ParkLane Room. Call 604-469-4577 or visit to register.
Info: or 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.

• Introduction to website building with HTML & CSS: HTML and CSS (cascading style sheets) are the backbone of all websites. Knowledge of these programs is a necessity for things like web development, creating marketing emails or even blogging. By learning HTML and CSS, you can share information with others and become a builder, not just a consumer, of the web. In this hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop, you will learn how to create a web page. This program by Canada Learning Code runs Thursday, Feb. 27, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Call or visit the library to register.
• Exploring Canada from The Great Trail: Join Sonya Richmond and her trekking partner, Sean Morton, avid outdoors persons who have hiked around the world in the past decade. Come hear stories about their first year on the trail, discover about birding and local important bird areas, learn how you can aid in the protection of the environment with your phone through Citizen Science and discover six simple steps anyone can take in their own communities to help birds from their backyards to the Boreal. This program is set for Wednesday, March 4 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. — drop in.
• Pro-D day movie matinee: Looking for something to do on pro-D Day? Head to Terry Fox Library for a movie matinee Friday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. — drop in.
Info:, the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page or 604-927-7999. Terry Fox Library is located inside the Port Coquitlam community centre.

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