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BOOKS PLUS: Law info and Christmas fun in 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.

MINTER: Go green(s) at home during Christmas

Mmm! Nothing smells as wonderful for the Christmas season as fresh greens inside our homes. It's good to see a trend towards more traditional Christmas decorating.

A GOOD READ: From Africa, with love

Of late, I have been reading books that contain African characters or settings. I am gently telling myself to go to Africa and am escaping between the covers until I do.

GOLDS: Turtles lost and found in B.C. wetlands

Wetlands are one of my favourite places to enjoy nature. Sadly, at least 75% of the wetlands that once existed in the lower Fraser Valley have disappeared. Their demise has been mainly due to drainage for agriculture and development.

BOOKS PLUS: Book 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.

MINTER: Is your Christmas cactus really a cactus?

Have you ever wondered why your Christmas cactus always blooms too early or too late for the Christmas season? The simple answer is that you probably don't have a true Christmas cactus.

A GOOD READ: Fresh from the nightstand...

In a journal that makes the rounds of library staff, I especially enjoy reading the biographical paragraph that accompanies each article.

SENIORS: Spend now, save later on Alzheimers

The Alzheimer Society of BC says the World Alzheimer Report 2011 released in September presents an opportunity for the provincial and federal governments to save money in the health budget and ensure better care is accessible for individuals living w

SENIORS: Plenty of groups and activities for Tri-City seniors

Following are Seniors' listings taken from The Tri-City News' Community Calendar. Seniors meet every Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m., to do fun group activities including physical fitness exercises, games, storytelling, local tours and recipe sharing.

SENIORS: Conference aims to help caregivers

The holiday season is a time for family.
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