September 22, 2011
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.
- Parlez-nous Français: Improve your French in Coquitlam Public Library’s new after-school French homework and conversation club, held from 4 to 4:4 p.m. on Wednesdays through Nov. 9. French immersion students in elementary or middle school are invited to practise with French-speaking volunteers from high schools. Kids should bring homework assignments or come prepared to work on their French conversation skills. Teens or kids who are interested in joining should contact Chris Miller, CPL’s young adult services librarian, at 604-937-4140, Ext 208 or
- Peer Homework Help: Some seriously nasty homework may be on its way but so is the help you need. In the Peer Homework Help Club, a small group of teens — led by a teacher — will spend one afternoon a week helping struggling high schoolers stay on top of their assignments. A free service, the club meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Dec. 6 in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch. Volunteers earn community service hours. To become a tutor in the club, you must be in Grade 11 or 12 and an excellent student in one or more subject areas. Apply by contacting Chris Miller, CPL’s young adult services librarian, at 604-937-4140, Ext 208 or
. Anyone in Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 may come for assistance. Subjects covered include math, English, science and social studies. Please bring your assignments and schoolwork with you. If you have homework in a subject not listed above, contact Chris to see if a tutor can help.
- Homework Help Club: The Homework Help Club for teens in high school and kids in Grades 2 to 7 meets in two sessions during the school year (fall and spring) at Coquitlam Public Library. In it, teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids who are struggling with their homework. Teens earn community service hours. The fall session of the Homework Help Club will be held from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays, Sept. 23 to Nov. 25 at the City Centre branch. Kids must bring homework assignments to meetings — any subject is fine. In order to become a tutor, teens must be good students in Grades 9 to 12. Teens must register for the program. Parents can either register their kids or bring them on a drop-in basis but if they drop in, it is possible that no teens will be immediately available to help their kids. To become a teen tutor, or to register your child in the program, please contact Chris at 604-937-4140, Ext 208 or
- For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 3000 Burlington Dr. and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.
- Buy a book and support the library: Terry Fox Library has lots of gently loved books on sale every day, so you can expand your reading collection while supporting your library. Stop by and peruse a great selection of children’s, young adult and adult books and magazines, including both old and new titles. Prices range from 25 cents to $2.50 per item and all book sale proceeds go to support programs and the collection at the library.
- Fall affair and book sale: Load up on crafts, baked goods and one-of-a-kind finds. Entertainment, refreshments and bargain basement prices on well used and near new books will be available on Saturday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PoCo’s Wilson Centre. The event is presented by Terry Fox Library and Wilson Centre.
- For more information, visit www.fvrl.bc.ca or the Terry Fox Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-927-7999.
Source: The Tri-City News
- Mike McCardell: On Friday, Sept. 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Inlet Theatre, the popular television personality and author, Mike McCardell, will visit the Festival of the Arts for a free evening of entertaining anecdotes from his life as a journalist. Sponsored by the Port Moody Public Library, McCardell will share stories from his many books, which include Everything Works, The Expanded Reilly Method and The Blue Flames that Keep us Warm and more. The presentation will be followed by a meet and greet with the author.
- Family fun night drop-in: Children aged three to six years and their parents/caregivers are invited to participate in fun, learning activities Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in PMPL’s ParkLane Room. This program focuses on building skills children need for beginning school and includes a storytime, game and craft.
- Family Play and Learn drop-in, Coquitlam Centre: Join librarians from the Tri-Cities for great stories and theme-based activities. Family Play and Learn takes place on the ground level of the mall on the last Wednesday of each month (next one is Sept. 28) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. September’s program will be about Falling into fall.
- For more information, visit library.portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Public Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.