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.
The Healthy Brain and Memory Loss - Monday, Feb. 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room: Dorothy Leclair, support and education co-ordinator from the North Fraser Alzheimer Resource Centre 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 B.C. Registration is required for this free program; phone the registration line at 604-937-4155.
Stories and Songs for People with Developmental Challenges - Fridays through Feb. 24, 1:30 to 2 p.m., Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room: This program is for people of all ages with developmental challenges and their caregivers. Community services librarian Teresa Rehman will tell stories and lead the group in song. To register, phone 604-937-4155. For more information, phone Teresa at 604-937-4140, Local 234.
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.
Get Crafty: What do cake decorating, woodworking, beer making, crocheting, scuba diving, puppetry and flower arranging have in common? You can find excellent information about them and more using the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Centre database. This online resource is a complete collection of information covering virtually every hobby and leisure activity imaginable. Subject areas include arts and crafts, collecting games and electronics, model building, home and leisure, needlework, outdoors and nature, scrapbooking and papercraft. You can find project plans, read biographies of your favourite artists and browse the fine arts section for inspiration. Drop by the library and find out more about this wonderful free resource.
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.
Night Readers Book Club: New members are welcome so drop in and share your insights with other avid readers at the Night Readers Book Club. This group next meets Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in PMPL's ParkLane Room. Readers will discuss Lisa Genova's heartbreaking novel Still Alice, a compelling story that offers the reader a unique point of view on the devastation caused by Alzheimer's. No time to read the book? You can still drop-in to meet the current club members and find out about next month's book.
Identity Theft: From phone scams to phishing, identity theft is the fastest-growing type of fraud. Find out what you can do to protect yourself with tips from Port Moody Police Department's community relations officer, Const. Bill Kim. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Parklane Room. Registration is required.
Get Set for Kindergarten: Drop in and help your child get ready for kindergarten with tips from School District 43's early learning specialist. Learn how to ease your family into full-day kindergarten, find community resources and get ideas for fun activities that will help your pre-schooler learn through play. This program is aimed at parents, educators and any adult who cares for pre-school-aged children. It takes place on March 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre.
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.