Coffee Mug Club: Connect with other books lovers at the Terry Fox Library. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month; the next meeting is Feb. 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m., and new members are welcome. Book club members are currently reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. This novel follows the title character on a June day as she makes last-minute arrangements for a party at her home that evening. The novel is written as a full transcript of what goes through her head during this day, jumping from subject to subject and from the past to the future and back without the novel itself giving clues that it is doing so. Mrs. Dalloway is also available in e-book format through B.C.'s Library to Go.
Do you want to learn more? Get insightful information about authors, classic literature and what to read next with Novelist, a free electronic resource you can use with your library card. Just ask Terry Fox Librarians and they'll show you how it works.
For more information, visit www.fvrl.bc.ca or the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-927-7999.
Freedom to Read, Feb. 26 to March 3: Do you take the freedom to read for granted? The Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council doesn't so it hosts Freedom to Read Week. Every year, public, school and academic libraries get requests to remove books and magazines from their shelves and to limit their patrons' access to the internet. Check out the PMPL display and find out more at www.freedomtoread.ca.
Tumblereadables: This online collection of read-along titles for students in kindergarten to Grade 12 offers great books for reluctant readers and ESL learners while stronger readers can explore new books and ideas. There are also classics, teen titles and graphic novels. Sentences are highlighted as they are read. Many titles include teacher guides, quizzes and the recommended reading level.
Children know peace at the library: This fall, students from the Tri-Cities submitted entries for the Peace Poster Contest sponsored by Lions Club International and 18 of these beautiful and moving entries are now on display at Port Moody Public Library until March.
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.
Friends of Coquitlam Public Library quiz night: If your brain is bursting with knowledge of geography, history, current events, literature, and other trivia, you can show off your skills at the Friends of Coquitlam Public Library's quiz night. Teams of eight will compete - you can either form a group with seven friends or sign up individually and be placed with a team. Quiz night is set for Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Poirier branch. Proceeds from the fundraiser support literacy projects for children and adults living in Coquitlam, including Books for Babies and the library's book bus. Funds will also be used to purchase a defibrillator for each library. Tickets cost $25 per person and include coffee, dessert, and a chance to win draw prizes. To buy tickets, or for more information, phone 604-937-4130.
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.