Books Plus: Self-care, science & culture

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.

COQUITLAM
• Culture Days: Traveling Korean Film: Celebrate Culture Days and the 100th anniversary of Korean film starting Friday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. with an opening speech by Michelle Kim, an award-winning local film actor, producer, writer and director. The first film, Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), will be screened from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., with free popcorn for viewers. Sept. 28, Little Forest (2018) will show from noon to 1:45 p.m., followed by The Spy Gone North (2018) from 2 to 4:40 p.m. Assassination (2015) will close the film festival with a screening from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. These films, presented by the Korean Cultural Centre of Canada, are in Korean with English subtitles. No registration — just drop in.
• Design-Your- Card Contest: Attention junior artists, enter this contest and two lucky winners will have their design featured on CPL’s library cards for children. The contest is open to kids aged five to 11 years old who live in Coquitlam. First-, second- and third-place winners will be chosen in each category: traditional illustration or computer-generated graphics. Winners in each category will receive $100 and their design will be featured on the new library cards. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. See coqlibrary.ca for full contest details.
Info: www.coqlibrary.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.

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PORT MOODY
• Journaling for wellness and goal-setting: Self-care journals can help educate, inspire and encourage you to live a balanced lifestyle. Sept. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., a workshop with Sherina Chandra will give participants the chance to write their own self-care journal while learning about the factors that can affect mental, physical, and emotional health. Register for this program at portmoodylibrary.ca or call 604-469-4577.
• Self-care for busy moms: Do you feel tired and drained? Wish that you had more energy and time for yourself? Join life coach and registered counsellor Kandice Dondona on Sept. 25 or Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to noon in the library’s ParkLane Room to find out about the four different types of self-care and how to utilize them in your daily life. Babies under a year old are welcome, as childcare is not provided. Register at portmoodylibrary.ca or call 604-469-4577.
• Culture Days: Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrate the City of the Arts! Port Moody library’s Fireside Reading Room will have an installation inspired by Shel Silverstein’s The Poet Tree. Take a poem, share a poem or write your own. The city will also be hosting free events in the Galleria — drop in, no registration required. Check culturedays.ca for more local events.
Info: library.portmoody.ca or 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr.

TERRY FOX
• Science Week playground: Tech-up with Ozobot, a pocket-sized robot. Drive Sphero around the library or build a masterpiece with Magformers, Keva Planks and Lego. There’s something for everyone Sept. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. — drop in.
• Pro-D day movie: Looking for something to do on the Sept. 20 School District 43 pro-D day? Come to Terry Fox Library for a movie matinee from 2 to 3:30 p.m. — drop in.
• Movie night: Come to Terry Fox Library for a free movie and popcorn. Librarians will be showing an assortment of highly rated films Sept. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. — drop in.
Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca, the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page or 604-927-7999. Terry Fox Library is located in the Port Coquitlam community centre, 2150 Wilson Ave. 

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