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BOOKS PLUS: Film fest, job help and CPP

COQUITLAM New library cards: Library cards with Coquitlam Public Library's new logo are available and come with a key tag. You can replace your current card for free through Sept. 30; after this date, a replacement card will cost $2.

A GOOD READ: It was a dark and stormy (and dystopian) future...

E ver wonder what the world will look like in 50 years? In dystopian fiction, authors let their imaginations roam down dark paths as they write about future societies in which things have gone terribly wrong for humanity.

BOOKS PLUS: Estates, photos and parenting are covered 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: Try some 'unschooling' at your Tri-City library

I t's September and most of us have school on the brain. University students are back in class but kindergarten to Grade 12 students - more than 500,000 of them - are at loose ends while public schools are closed.

MARKET FRESH Say 'hi' and 'thanks' to a farmer at Tri-City markets

S eptember is here so it's time to celebrate Farmers Appreciation Week. Sept. 8 to 15 is set aside so we can thank the people who bring us all that amazing food.

MINTER: You can revive colour after a long, hot summer

T his wonderful warm weather has taken its toll on much of our summer colour, hanging baskets and containers, so now's the time to renew for the next season.

BOOKS PLUS: Reading medals, English club and travel planning

COQUITLAM Summer Reading Club medal ceremony: Members of CPL's Summer Reading Club who have read everyday, bring your completed reading record with your name clearly written on the front and receive your medal. The ceremonies, on Sept.

GREEN SCENE: In bears vs. birds, boxes and habitat suffer

S ince 1993, the Burke Mountain Naturalists have installed and maintained hundreds of bird nest boxes at various parks throughout the Tri-Cities.

YOUR HISTORY: Maillardville and money

I f you are a longtime resident of Coquitlam, you will remember when Caisse Populaire (later Village Credit Union) was the financial hub of Maillardville.

A GOOD READ: Plenty to learn about man's smartest friend

D ogs contribute so much to our lives. They make us happier, lower our stress and blood pressure, help us exercise and you can't help but have fun with them.
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