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.
• Innovation Hub open house: Try out the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and motion-tracked hand controllers. Users can explore outer space, conquer a fear of heights, paint in a 3D space, and more. See 3D printers in action and learn how to create your own designs using high-powered creative software. Open house happens Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. at the City Centre branch. Next session for 3D printing: June 14. Next session for VR: June 21.
• BC Highland Games: Coquitlam librarians will be in attendance at the 88th BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival June 15 at Town Centre Park — come for a visit.
• Daisy Day: Come visit the Library Link at the 9th Annual Daisy Day on Saturday, June 22. Daisy Day, a free event, is a lively, and family-friendly festival celebrating the Austin Heights neighbourhood.
• BC Summer Reading Club: This year’s theme is Imagine the Possibilities! and it’s for kids aged four years and older; registration opened June 1. Go to either branch or visit the Library Link to register.
• Middle School Summer Reading Club: Join the Middle School Summer Reading Club by visiting either branch or the Library Link, starting June 1, to register (your name, grade, and the name of your school). Review your favourite books and win prizes! Earn a book prize with the first review you submit. Additional reviews will be entered for prize draws throughout the summer.
• Adult Summer Reading Club: The Adult Summer Reading Club runs through Aug. 16. Read what you want — chick lit, YA, historical fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, whatever — and read one book or 50. Every book you read and review gives you an entry into a weekly draw for Coquitlam library merchandise and will also go into a grand prize draw, to be held Sept. 3. The more you read, the more entries you get. Register starting June 1; go to either branch and sign up at the Help Desk. Forms will also be available online.
Info: www.coqlibrary.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.
• InspireHealth cancer care workshop: Tuesday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the library’s ParkLane Room, an InspireHealth physician and nutritionist will lead an educational and interactive session for adults with a current or past cancer diagnosis. Family members and support people are also welcome. Please call InspireHealth at 604-734-7125 to register. InspireHealth is a not-for-profit supportive cancer care organization approved by the BC Ministry of Health
• Library storytimes: Drop-in to Babytime for songs, rhymes, bounces, lullabies and a chance to bond with your baby on Mondays from 2 to 2:45 p.m. or Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Storytime is active family fun for all ages on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m., Thursdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or Fridays from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Storytimes and Babytimes are drop-in programs — no registration is required.
• One-on-one service from SUCCESS: Tuesday, June 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the library’s ParkLane Room, you can get help from BCSIS at SUCCESS with applications for immigration, Express Entry, BCPNP, LMIA, employment, Canada Child Benefit, BC Housing, rental assistance, renewing citizenship, Old Age Security, Canada Pension Plan, etc. This is for all non-permanent residents but excluding visitors and citizens born in Canada. Call 604-468-6069 to book a session.
Info: library.portmoody.ca or 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.
• Summer Reading Club: Get ready to Imagine the Possibilities during this year’s Summer Reading Club. There is a Summer Reading Club for everybody. The library has reading records, contests and special events for all ages — sign up now. Visit www.fvrl.ca for more information.
• Philosophers’ Café: A series of informal public discussions, this program has engaged the interests of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas. Next session at Terry Fox Library is Thursday, June 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. — drop in.
• Dad Time: A fun, drop-in program for dads and all caregivers with little ones ages birth to five years. Join librarians for songs, stories, games and crafts, with time after the program to meet and socialize. Next session is Saturday, June 15, 2 to 2:45 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.