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.
• Thanksgiving storytime: Kids from birth to six years and their caregivers can join librarians for a special Thanksgiving story time, then stay and play with Lego and Keva planks. Just drop in at the City Centre branch, Rooms 136 and 137, Oct. 14 from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
• SFU Café Scientifique — How to Cope with our Increasingly Complex World: As the world around us grows more complex, we tend to believe our problems are beyond hope. Yet, if we recognize that complex problems are not the same as complicated problems we could approach these challenges differently. Led by SFU professor Diane Finegood, this café will be at the City Centre branch in Room 127 Oct. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register by emailing café_scientifique@sfu.ca.
• Library Champions information session: If you have Canadian permanent residency status, you can become a Library Champion. Discover how you can volunteer to help other new immigrants in your community at the City Centre branch in Room 127 Oct. 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/Coq_Oct_2019. This session is hosted by New to BC.
• Scary Story Contest: It is time to terrify readers with tales of horror. Tri-Cities youth aged 11 to 18 years are invited to submit a short story for our annual Scary Story Contest. Entries can be no longer than 500 words and must include the words craven, tremulous and lurid. Prizes will be awarded for the top three stories in two age categories. See coqlibrary.ca for full details. Contest deadline is Sunday, Oct. 20. The Scary Story Contest is a partnership between Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and The Tri-City News.
• eNews Junior: Subscribe to CPL’s monthly email newsletter for families at coqlibrary.ca. It features: programs for children, tweens and teens, Homework Help, volunteer opportunities, Library news and book recommendations. Don’t miss out.
Info: www.coqlibrary.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.
• Fire Prevention Week storytime: Celebrate Fire Prevention Week by taking a field trip to the fire hall. Have a special tour with Port Moody Fire Rescue and a fun storytime with a goodie bag. Register for either the Oct. 8 or 10 storytimes (both 10:30 to 11 a.m.) by visiting portmoodylibrary.ca or calling 604-469-4577.
• Real estate: important tips for buying and selling: Learn the ins and outs of real estate from the legal perspective with Garrett Munroe from Munroe and Co. This workshop Oct. 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library’s ParkLane Room will cover terminology, an overview of the process (sale and purchase), what a lawyer does for their client, how to do due diligence and how to protect yourself. This session is presented in partnership with the People’s Law School. Register at portmoodylibrary.ca or call 604-469-4577.
• Clean up with clutterless living: Clear your chaos with Randeep St. Jacques, a KonMari consultant. Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre, learn the techniques to conquer your clutter and make your home spark joy. Go to portmoodylibrary.ca or call 604-469-4577 to register for this program.
Info: library.portmoody.ca or 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.
• Lego Club: Terry Fox Library has the Lego, you bring your imagination — and try out Keva Planks, too. Kids ages five to 10 years are welcome Oct. 9, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. — drop in.
• PoCo Sticks and Stitches: Calling all knitters and stitchers: Work on your knitting, crochet or needlework projects while chatting with other crafters on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Next meetings are Oct. 3 and 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m. — drop in.
• Movie night: Head to the library for a free movie and popcorn as librarians show an assortment of highly rated films. Next movie night is Oct. 7, 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 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo.