Libraries and Literacy: Pro-D flicks, First Nations book talk

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.


• Experience virtual reality: Adults and teens aged 13 and up, immerse yourself in the world of VR tomorrow (Feb. 22), 2 to 4 p.m. in the Innovation Hub at the City Centre branch. Drop in anytime during the open house. Each session is approximately 15 minutes. Waiver forms must be signed before participating.
• Friday — Pro-D day movie: Incredibles 2: Take a break Feb. 22 and watch the Incredibles battle a mind-control menace known as Screenslaver in Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 (127 minutes, rated PG). The movie will screen from 1:30 to 3:40 p.m. at both the Poirier and City Centre branches. Registration not required — just drop in.
• Friends of CPL shred-a-thon: Come to the Friends’ first ever shred-a-thon event and get started early on spring cleaning. Securely shred your confidential documents with bonded professionals Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Poirier branch. Limit of four 100-lb. banker boxes per person/family; no metals, plastics, photographs or negatives. Admission to this event is by donation; suggested minimum is $5 per banker box. All proceeds benefit the library. This event is sponsored by Green Machine Shredding.
• Trivia Night 2019: It’s a pirate party! Come dressed like a pirate for this event, which will feature a no-host bar and snacks and refreshments as well as prizes, raffles and bragging rights. This event is set for April 12 at the Poirier branch, starting at 7 p.m. and proceeds will benefit tech for families. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the library. For more info, call 604-937-4130 or email
Info: The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.

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• Pyjama storytime: All ages are welcome to put on their PJs and cuddle up for this cozy storytime on Feb. 26 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the library’s children’s area. Librarians will have fun songs and stories, with some soothing lullabies to get you ready for bed. Drop-in, no registration required.
• Health Matters: Osteoporosis: In this workshop Feb. 27 from 7 to 8 p.m., Fatma Taha will talk about why women have higher risk than men; how risk factors differ for individuals under age 50 and those over age 50; how to reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis even if you have a family history; and other topics. Call 604-469-4577 to register.
• First Nations 101: On Feb. 28 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre, author Lynda Gray, member of the Ts’msyen Nation (Gisbutwada/Killerwhale Clan), will present from her book First Nations 101: Tons of Stuff You Need to Know About First Nations People. From language to treaties and beyond, Gray will provide insight into the diverse and complex lives of First Nations people. Copies of First Nations 101 will be available for purchase from the author. Call 604-469-4577 to register.
• Friday — Pro-D day movie: Feb. 22, enjoy a free screening of How to Train Your Dragon (98 minutes, rated G). Showtime is at 2 p.m., doors will open at 1:30 p.m. No registration required but seating is first come, first served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Info: or 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.



• Friday: Pro-D day movie matinee: Looking for something to do on the next pro-D day? Head to Terry Fox Library for a movie matinee showing of the animated film Storks Feb. 22, 2 to 3:30 p.m. — drop-in.
• Movie night: Drop in to Terry Fox Library for a free movie and popcorn Monday, Feb. 25 as librarians will be screening an assortment of highly rated films from 6 to 8 p.m.
• Immigrant Pathways: Find out the latest information about immigration options for work permit holders and international students. Topics include application requirements, express entry and the B.C.’s Provincial Nominee Program. There will be a question and answer session at the end for participants. This program is presented by SUCCESS March 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To register, call SUCCESS at 604-468-6069 or 604-468-6022, or email
Info:, the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page or 604-927-7999. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. 

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