Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries: Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.
Living Library, Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Poirier branch: It is said that in order to understand another person, you must walk a mile in their shoes. The Living Library is your opportunity to have a 20-minute, one-on-one talk with someone who has had different life experiences than your own. This Living Library session will focus on immigrant experiences and will feature people who have emigrated from around the world, including some who spent time in refugee camps. No registration is required for this free program - just drop in.
Calling all children entering Grade 1 and older for Summer Reading Club: This provincial program is a great way to discover books and have fun reading all through the holidays. This is also a great opportunity for ESL students and parents to improve English language skills. Register at CPL's kickoff on June 25 or anytime at the City Centre or Poirier branch information desks. Participants will receive a reading record to record the names of the books they read. The Summer Reading Club kickoff runs from 9:45 to 11 a.m. in Room 2 South in the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex and 2:45 to 4 p.m. at the City Centre branch.
For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 3000 Burlington Dr. and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.
Coffee Mug Club, a Terry Fox Library book club, allows book lovers to connect. Members meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is June 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. New members are welcome. The book club is currently reading Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott (synopsis: Clara's life gets a jolt when she accidently runs her car into a family of six. She decides to move the three children and their terrible grandmother into her home when the mother, Lorrain, is diagnosed with cancer. Clara comes to care about the children immensely and wants to keep them, which leads to some interesting dynamics. This engaging and captivating story raises questions about what it really means to be good).
For more information, visit www.fvrl.bc.ca or the Terry Fox Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-927-7999.
Come Rhyme with Me: This summer, enjoy rhymes and songs in the fresh air with your baby. This program is for babies up to 18 months and runs Mondays from July 4 to Aug. 15, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. outside on the grass behind the Inlet Theatre. If it is raining, the group will re-locate to the PMPL's ParkLane Room. This program is offered in partnership with Westcoast Family Resources Society.
Summer Reading Club: Kids of all ages can join the Summer Reading Club, a free program that helps keep children reading all summer. Members get a free bookmark and reading record to track their progress. They can collect weekly stickers, enter draws for book prizes and attend special events. All kids who read for 50 days will receive a special medal on Aug. 27. Register in-person at the PMPL information desk.
Bite into Books with a Buddy: Summer Reading Club members aged six to 10 years are invited to join with Teen Buddies for reading and activities on Thursdays, July 14 to Aug. 11, 10 to 11 a.m. in the ParkLane Room.
For more information, visit library.portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.