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BOOKS PLUS: Celebrate new year

COQUITLAM The Coquitlam Public Library is celebrating Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon, with a concert Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 7-8 p.m. at the Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room.

GOLDS: A colourful winter guest

Now that temperatures have warmed and the snow has melted, you might be tricked into thinking the winter is mostly over.

MINTER: Pruning fruit trees is fun and easy

You really don't have to be an expert to prune fruit trees. All it takes is a little common sense and a few helpful hints.

A GOOD READ: From gods and monsters to beer in non-fiction books

If I could lead a cheer as a book-lover, it would be for non-fiction titles that you can prop open, more at less at random, and either find something that makes you laugh hysterically or say to yourself, "Holy crap! Really?" In that vein, please cons

BOOKS PLUS: Reading clubs 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.

GOOD READ: Top 5 resolutions - and how to stick to them

The confetti has all been cleaned up and the champagne bottles have been returned for deposits.

YOUR HISTORY: Coquitlam's history can be found in a caboose and a sign

Acaboose can be a beautiful thing and proof awaits in Heritage Square at the corner of Brunette Avenue and King Edward in Coquitlam.

SENIORS: Happy Chinese New Year at Glen Pine Pavilion

Coquitlam's Glen Pine Pavilion , a recreation facility for people 50 years and older, is hosting: Chinese New Year celebration: Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit Jan. 28.

SENIORS: Learn about nutrition after 50

Jennifer Messina, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, will host a nutrition seminar for people 50 and older at Coquitlam's Dogwood Pavilion on Jan. 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

SENIORS: Make a will a 2012 resolution

Only 51% of British Columbians have a current and legal will, according to a province-wide poll conducted by Mustel Group for The Society of Notaries Public of BC .