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BOOKS PLUS: Parents, kids and fun

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries. COQUITLAM Parent-Child Mother Goose program in Cantonese: This free program runs on Mondays, Oct. 17 to Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m.

Books Plus runs in The Tri-City News each Friday to highlight programs and happenings in the Tri-Cities' three libraries.

COQUITLAM

Parent-Child Mother Goose program in Cantonese: This free program runs on Mondays, Oct. 17 to Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the City Centre branch. It's for Cantonese-speaking families with children 18 months to three years of age. The Mother Goose Program provides magical mornings of songs, fingerplays, bounces and tickles. The program is free and free childminding is available for siblings, and a snack is also provided for parent and child. To register, call Ada Sin at 604-468-6002 or Shirley at 604-937-3221, or email ada.sin@success.bc.ca.

Parent-Child Mother Goose program in Mandarin: This free program runs on Wednesdays through Nov. 30, 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Poirier branch. It's for Mandarin-speaking families with children four years of age and younger. The parent-child Mother Goose program is a group experience focusing on the pleasure and power of using songs, rhymes, and stories. For more information or to register, call Arshia Bakhshandeh at 604-937-6971 or Teresa Hsieh at 604-468-6024 (Mandarin).

Peer homework help: In the peer homework help club, a small group of teens, led by a certified teacher, spend one afternoon a week helping struggling high schoolers stay on top of their assignments. A free service, the club meets on Tuesdays through Dec. 6 in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch. Meetings run from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Volunteers earn community service hours. To become a tutor in the club, you must be in Grade 11 or 12 and an excellent student in one or more subject areas. Apply by contacting Chris at cmiller@library.coquitlam.bc.ca or calling 604-937-4140, Ext. 208. Anyone in Grades 8 to 12 may attend for assistance.

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.

TERRY FOX

Canadian Library Month: Did you know that October is Canadian Library Month? This year's theme is "Your Library: A Place Unbound." The library is growing and expanding resources as we connect people to information and reading. Terry Fox Library has free downloadable e-books and audiobooks as well as music, movies, internet access, electronic databases and access to social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, which appeal to a whole new generation of library users. You can visit the library, chat with friendly and knowledgeable staff to learn more about these innovations. And you can celebrate Canadian Library month by joining staff tomorrow (Saturday) at 11 a.m. for Saturday Storytime, followed by refreshments, a library scavenger hunt and a draw for a prize.

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.

PORT MOODY

Book Buddies: Book Buddies pairs teen buddies with little buddies in Grades 2 to 4 who need extra reading help for 40 minutes of reading and fun. Registration for Little Buddies has started and four session times are available on Saturdays from Oct. 22 to Dec. 10: 10, 10:40 or 11:30 a.m., or 12:10 p.m. Registration is required.

Night Readers Book Club: New members are welcome as the only thing better than reading a book is talking about books with friends. The Night Readers discussion group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the ParkLane Room at Port Moody Public Library. At the next meeting on Oct. 26, White Tiger by Aravind Adiga will be discussed (synopsis: Author Adiga provides the reader with a brutal and truthful view of the class system in India. A poor villager, Balram Halwai narrates his own story. Balam escapes poverty when he becomes a chauffeur for a rich man in Delhi. But his troubles are far from over).

Share English practice groups for adults: Drop in to the library's ParkLane Room every Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for this free, interactive program put on by Share Family and Community Services. Join at anytime. You will get to practise English, make new friends and connect with your community.

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.