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BOOKS PLUS: Storytimes and travel for kids, plus job-search advice

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: If you like The Hunger Games, try these book series

If you haven't heard about Suzanne Collins ' spectacularly successful book The Hunger Games , get ready. Now that the movie of the same name has been released, it is all you are going to hear about for the next little while.

MINTER: Peas a favourite in the garden then and now

We take many things for granted today, often not fully appreciating the amount of research, hard work or even the fascinating history behind some of our garden food plants. Take the garden pea, for example.

GOLDS: Harper government is attacking fishing protection regs

Although World Water Day (March 22), is intended to be a time to appreciate the value of water, many people who care about the environment have been alarmed by a press release suggesting the federal government intends to dismantle legislation that ha

BOOKS PLUS: Financial advice & book clubs at Tri-City libraries

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: Photos tell stories in these books

Working in a library and being surrounded by printed materials, I am often drawn to the covers of books to help decide which book I will pick up and begin a new adventure with.

MINTER: The luck of the Irish and the venerable shamrock

Once in a while it is nice to pay tribute to a plant that really only gets recognition one day of the year: the shamrock.

YOUR HISTORY: Curfews for young people were part of life in early Coquitlam

In 1068 at 8 p.m., the call "Couvre-feu!" might be heard in the streets of towns and cities under the rule of William the Conqueror.

BOOKS PLUS: Coquitlam gets in on Hunger Games popularity

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: Libraries have bounty of books for dog lovers

People love their dogs. One visit to a local dog park is all that's needed to discover that no one has a clue about the names of the humans inside the fence while everyone knows the names, ages and idiosyncrasies of each dog.