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BOOKS PLUS: Plenty of book club opportunities

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.

A GOOD READ: Read it and reap - what you sow

Change starts in your own backyard - literally - and this spring, as late as it is, is the perfect time to start your own "zero-mile diet" garden. The motivation to do so can come from two books: the late Rachel Carson 's Silent Spring and David R.

MINTER: Colour is key in the garden but so is fragrance

Summertime in our gardens, whenever it comes, should be the ultimate outdoor sensory retreat. The wonderful long evenings on the deck or patio should be the antidote to the stress we all feel during our busy days.

BOOKS PLUS: Libraries have happenings for kids and adults

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.

GREEN SCENE: It's been a wet spring, so enjoy all the frogs

The cold wet spring, which hopefully is finally ending, has been a challenge for many.

A GOOD READ: Overcoming adversity and living to write about it

There are countless people who have had to overcome incredible hardships and trials, yet they seem to emerge from their experiences stronger and wiser. Your local library has many books that deal with the topic of adversity.

SENIORS: Neighbourhood swap meet at Glen Pine Pavilion

Glen Pine Pavilion is hosting a neighbourhood swap meet on Saturday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables are still available for this annual event.

SENIORS: Introduction to using transit for seniors

As people age, they often find that driving becomes a less reliable option for getting around. This change leads to a new reality in life: having to navigate the public transit system.

SENIORS: Aging issues the focus of new Tri-City CARP group

A local branch of a national group promoting age-friendly policies is holding its first annual general meeting this month.

SENIORS: Advocacy, music and more for Tri-City seniors

Below are listings taken from the Seniors category of The Tri-City News' Community Calendar: Council of Senior Citizens Organizations (COSCO) is an advocacy group devoted to seniors' concerns.