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: May 31. Next session for VR: June 7.
• 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.
• B.C. Summer Reading Club: This year’s theme is Imagine the Possibilities! Registration begins June 1.
• Also coming soon: Adult Summer Reading Club: The Adult Summer Reading Club runs from June 1 to 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.
• International Tabletop Day: Drop in to the library Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to celebrate International Tabletop Day. Make new friends — and maybe some enemies — in an epic day of board game fun. Test award-winning games with your family and get tips from local experts. Take your games night to the next level by learning something new. No registration required.
• People of the Inlet: A History of Tsleil Waututh Nation: Sunday, June 2 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., listen to Carleen Thomas in the Inlet Theatre share family stories and her First Nation’s history around Burrard Inlet. Further your understanding of what it means to be residents of Port Moody and joining the legacy of ancestors sharing the sacred responsibility to care for these Coast Salish lands and waters. This program is presented in partnership with the Stakw: Water is Life Project. Call 604-469-4577 to register.
• SFU Philosopher’s Café: Buying Local: June 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Café participants will be discussing whether it’s important that we can get products and services made within 100 miles of where we live. Join moderator Keith Caspell in the library’s ParkLane room — no registration required.
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’s a club for every reader. Terry Fox has reading records, contests and special events for all ages. Sign up starts June 3. Visit www.fvrl.ca for more information.
• Saturday Storytime: Introduce kids to the love of books and language with storytime. Children and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Next session is June 8 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. — drop in.
• Babytime: Make language fun by helping your baby develop speech and language skills — infants will enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies and caregivers. You can spend time after the program to meet and socialize. The program runs Fridays through June 28, 10:15 to 10:45 a.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.