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.
Live Local at Port Moody Community Day: On Sunday, April 29, drop in to the Port Moody Community Day for health tips, wellness sessions and delicious fresh goods from the Coquitlam Farmers Market winter market. While you're there, stop by the Port Moody Library, open 1 to 5 p.m. every Sunday.
Storytime hours are changing: From April 30 to May 28, PMPL's pre-school storytime is moving to Mondays, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Learn and have fun with books, songs and rhymes, then stay to explore our interactive children's area. Registration is not required for this free, drop-in program.
Teen volunteers needed: This summer, teens aged 16 and older can earn volunteer hours in PMPL's technology training program. Teens will work with adults to answer basic computer questions. If you're friendly, patient and have great computer skills, apply online or in person by May 24.
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.
The Healthy Brain and Memory Loss: On Tuesday, May 8 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the City Centre branch host Lori Kelly, support and education co-ordinator from the North Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre, who will discuss: ways to reduce your risk factors for developing brain disease; how to keep your brain healthy; when to be concerned about memory loss; and what services are provided by the Alzheimer Society of BC. Registration is required for this free program; call 604-937-4155.
A Room in the City: On Wednesday, May 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Poirier Branch (board room) hosts documentary photographer and writer Gabor Gasztonyi, who will share stories from his compelling book A Room in the City. Over the course of five years, Gasztonyi met and photographed the residents of several hotels in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside; in his book, they are represented in private moments, with respect and dignity. Accompanied by a selection of Gasztonyi's diary entries and poems, the photographs in A Room in the City are complex and intimate portraits of people who often go unnoticed or ignored. Gabor Gasztonyi lives and works in New Westminster and has had exhibitions across Canada and has won many awards for his photography. Please phone 604-937-4155 to register for this free program.
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.
Creating a moss hanging basket: You can add seasonal colour and interest to your patio or balcony with a lovely container brimming with flowers. Join James Bobick, Port Coquitlam city gardener, as he demonstrates how to make a beautiful moss hanging basket at TFL on Tuesday, May 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. Registration is appreciated.
And if you're stuck on a gardening project, Fox library staff can help you find project ideas as well as the best online resources and illustrations.
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.