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When FVRL first opened its doors in 1930, the library was a very different place. Pen and paper, card catalogues, date stamps and ink pads were the librarian’s tools. How things have changed! As information transforms, the library changes with it. We are responding to the needs of our customers and keeping one step ahead. The future is now at FVRL, and this is what it looks like:

Information Technology With a mission to connect our customers to the world of information and ideas, FVRL delivers the library to you — online 24/7. In July we launched our updated website with enhanced features and streamlined navigation. The catalogue, program listings, online resources and downloadable digital content are all at your fingertips.

Self-serve options FVRL customers are pretty savvy. You like the convenience of doing some things for yourselves. That’s why we offer a number of quick and easy self-serve options. Online holds and self-serve checkouts streamline your library experience. You can even pay fines through online banking. But never fear — if you need a little help, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always there to assist.

Have a question? Chat with a librarian online or email your query. Want to interact with FVRL and our fans? Connect on all your favourite social media channels. Or check out our interactive catalogue to find new titles, staff picks and reviews by other library users.

expanding traditional services As we head into the future, the role of the library will evolve. More than just a repository of books, a library is a social hub offering programs and services to the community. At FVRL we are partnering with municipalities and community agencies to deliver resources for families and businesses. Programs like Outreach Services and Library Live and On Tour (libraryliveandontour.com) are taking the library on the road to reach people who may have barriers to visiting the library. We are building the library of the future today: a place both physical and virtual where people can learn and grow.

Find all of this and more at www.fvrl.ca.

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Welcome to the Fraser Valley Regional Library fall program guide. This guide provides a comprehensive look at the programs and services offered by FVRL and features season highlights. We hope that you visit us in person or online to discover the many reading, learning and playing opportunities available at the library — all free.

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Futuristic Reads selected by library staff

Find the future:

Science Fiction:

Learn something new:

Abundance: The Future Is Better than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis

Extinction by Mark Alpert

Social Media for Seniors: Personal and Business Communication through Social Networking

The New Digital Age Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business by Eric Schmidt The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don’t by Nate Silver Space Chronicles Facing the Ultimate Frontier by Neil deGrasse Tyson

MADDADDAM by Margaret Atwood Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Twelve by Justin Cronin

Android Apps with App Inventor: The Fast and Easy Way to Build Android Apps by Jörg H. Kloss IPhone 5 Portable Genius by Paul McFedries

The Dog Stars by Peter Heller Wool by Hugh Howey Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

Pinterest Power: Market Your Business, Sell your Product, and Build Your Brand on the World’s Hottest Social Network by Jason Miles

3D Printing The future is now at FVRL! Join members of 3D604 for an afternoon of discussion and demonstrations of 3D printing. Drop in anytime during the program to discover this exciting technology in action. Bring your questions for our guest experts. George Mackie Library: Saturday, Sep 28, 2 pm – 4 pm Clearbrook Library: Saturday, Oct 26, 2 pm – 4 pm Maple Ridge Library: Saturday, Nov 23, 2 pm – 4 pm

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Fall 2013 Author Reading Series JJ Lee

for kids and teens

for adults

JJ Lee is a fashion columnist and art critic from New Westminster. He writes for the National Post and Elle Canada. JJ will read from his critically acclaimed book and talk about the transformative nature of memoir writing. The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Charles Taylor Prize, and the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize. It is an unforgettable story of love, forgiveness and learning what it means to be a man.

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Pitt Meadows Library: Wednesday, October 16 at 7 pm Ladner Pioneer Library: Thursday, October 17 at 2 pm White Rock Library: Tuesday, October 22 at 2 pm Terry Fox Library: Wednesday, October 30 at 7 pm

It’s back to school time, and FVRL has a great lineup of author readings for students. FVRL partners with local schools to bring classes to the library for these special events. This fall, we are hosting three writers — two for kids and one for young adults. Check your local library to find books by these great BC authors. These author readings are offered to registered school groups, and space is limited. If you would like to attend with a home-schooled child, please contact your local library to see if space is available.

fiona bayrock

Explore the cool side of science with Chilliwack author Fiona Bayrock! She will guide you through the publishing process — everything a little idea goes through to become a book on the shelf. Fiona will also share tips and tricks that kids can use in their own writing. Her books include Bubble Homes and Fish Farts and Icebergs! among others.

maggie de vries

Be inspired by Vancouver author Maggie de Vries. Kids will learn about the writing process and find out how to craft stories from their own life experiences. Maggie will share a few of her animal stories: Tale of a Great White Fish, Fraser Bear and Big City Bees.

Mike deas

Learn how graphic novels are made! Victoria author/illustrator Mike Deas will engage middle school students with an interactive multimedia presentation. Mike will describe all the stages of his work from thumbnail sketches to publication. You can follow the adventures of Mike’s zany alien characters in Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus.

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Area Name

program listings Library Abbotsford Community Library Agassiz Library Aldergrove Library Boston Bar Library Brookswood Library Chilliwack Library City of Langley Library Clearbrook Library Fort Langley Library George Mackie Library Hope Library Ladner Pioneer Library Maple Ridge Public Library Mission Library Mount Lehman Library Muriel Arnason Library Murrayville Library Pitt Meadows Public Library Sardis Library Terry Fox Library Tsawwassen Library Walnut Grove Library White Rock Library Yale Library Yarrow Library

Region Abbotsford Agassiz The Langleys Boston Bar The Langleys Chilliwack The Langleys Abbotsford The Langleys Delta Hope Delta Maple Ridge Mission Abbotsford The Langleys The Langleys Pitt Meadows Chilliwack Port Coquitlam Delta The Langleys White Rock Yale Chilliwack

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HOW TO REGISTER

FVRL programs are offered free of charge. Please refer to program listings. Unless otherwise noted, programs are offered on a drop-in basis. For other programs, registration is appreciated. To reserve your place for a registered program, please contact the library where the program is taking place. Visit the library in person or contact us by phone.

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more at your library

k r o w e Hom Help ination t s e d r u o FVRL is y work success! for home

Our experienced and knowledgeable staff can help students quickly find the resources they need to be successful this school year. Staff can assist in finding the answers to tough homework questions, sourcing trusted print and digital information, researching essays and writing bibliographies. Visit the library for: • Silent and group study space • Free Wi-Fi (at most locations) • Internet and word processing stations access • Photocopy and print services (available for a small fee) If you have a library card from one of FVRL’s 25 locations, you also have access to free online peer tutors for homework help in math, science, and social studies. The service is available from 6 pm to 9 pm Sundays through Thursdays. Each session is limited to 20 minutes.

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How the Free Online Peer Tutoring Works: Access the peer tutor service from the Homework Help page, available under the Programs & Services tab, on the FVRL website. Click “access live peer tutors” and you will be re-directed to the Tutor World BC and asked to choose tutoring for either: • Grades 6 to 9, or • Grades 10 to 12 For Grades 6 to 9, students must login with their FVRL card and four-digit PIN. You will then have immediate access to Tutor World BC. For Grades 10 to 12, you will be re-directed to the LearnNowBC website where you must first create a username by providing some personal information and your BC Personal Education Number (PEN), if you know it. Once you’ve created a LearnNowBC username, access is granted to Tutor World BC for tutoring. Your personal information is collected under the authority of the School Act and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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more at your library

outreachservices LIBRARY ACCESS FOR HOMEBOUND CUSTOMERS

Are you finding it harder to enjoy reading your favourite books? Is print size a problem? Large print publications are printed in 16-point font size or larger. FVRL’s collection of over 10,000 large print titles include award-winning, popular and classic fiction, as well as informational books and magazines. Outreach customers can also enjoy borrowing eBooks from the FVRL collection. Reading on your computer, tablet or eReader allows you to expand the font size to suit your needs. And if a larger font isn’t useful, perhaps audiobooks may be for you. Customers who cannot read or hold print books due to disability

can still listen to new titles by their favourite authors. An MP3 contains a whole book on one disk. Visit your local library today to check out this audiobook format. If you are no longer able to go into your local library, you can apply to register as an Outreach Services customer. You can receive a monthly delivery of large print books, audio books and more! Local library staff can answer your questions about Outreach Services or demonstrate the technology to potential audiobook customers and their families. Ask a local library staff for a demo today.

This page is sponsored by Outreach Services. “Keeping the public library user-friendly for all kinds of readers” email: outreach@fvrl.bc.ca phone toll-free: 1-888-668-4141 FVRL

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Abbotsford Abbotsford Community Library 33355 Bevan Avenue Abbotsford, bc v2s 0e7 Phone 604-853-1753 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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Clearbrook Library 32320 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford, bc v2t 6n4 Phone 604-859-7814 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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Mount Lehman Library 5875 Mt. Lehman Road Abbotsford, bc v4x 1v5 Phone 604-856-4988 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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Everyone Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries Customer Appreciation Days, hosted by the Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries The Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries celebrate you for making the library a part of your life. Join them for refreshments and a chat. • At Mount Lehman Library on Thursday, September 12, 2 – 4 pm • At Clearbrook Library on Wednesday, October 30, 2 – 4 pm The Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries welcome new members. Monthly meetings take place on the first Tuesday of each month, September to June. Discussion about upcoming fundraising events and assisting at library programs are topics on the agenda and a guest speaker is often invited. Book-sharing at the end of a meeting is fun and informative for book-loving Friends. Attend a meeting and find out more. By volunteering with the Abbotsford Libraries, you’ll make your community an even better place to live.

Around the World With Boris Sichon

Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries Shred-A-Thon

• Clearbrook Library Friday, Sep 27, 2 pm – 3 pm

• Clearbrook Library Saturday, Oct 5, 10 am – 2 pm

Experience the sounds of many cultures with Boris Sichon, whose mastery of 200 rare and unique ethnic musical instruments makes for a magical journey to countries of the world, both familiar and exotic. “All musical instruments from around the world speak the same language, but sometimes they have a different accent,” says Boris. Join this special musical tour and celebrate Culture Days with us! Registration appreciated.

Bring your confidential documents to the east parking lot at the Clearbrook Library for secure, on-site shredding. Donation of $5 minimum per box or bag. Money raised supports your Abbotsford Libraries. Call 604-859-7814 ext 232 for more information.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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abbotsford Everyone Happy Diwali! • Abbotsford Community Library Saturday, Nov 2, 11 am – 2 pm

Computer Skills

Celebrate happiness and good fortune at the Festival of Lights. Enjoy crafts, entertainment, refreshments and more with family and friends at this popular community event. Sponsored by the Abbotsford Libraries and Abbotsford Community Services.

One-on-One Basic Internet or eBook Help

Book Sale • Clearbrook Library Saturday, Nov 23, 10 am – 4 pm Sunday, Nov 24, 10 am – 3 pm It’s the weekend everyone has been waiting for: the Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries semi-annual book sale, where readers of all ages will be sure to find books to please both taste and budget. Enjoy the longer autumn nights curled up with your book sale finds and your favourite warm beverage. What more could you want?

’Tis The Season — A Family Christmas Special • Clearbrook Library Wednesday, Dec 11, 7 pm – 7:45 pm Leave the shopping behind and celebrate the Christmas season at the library. Bring along your family and Christmas spirit for stories, crafts, snacks and sparkly festive fun.

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• Abbotsford Community Library Library staff can help you set up an email account, format a Word document or download an eBook. Sign up for a free half-hour session to get you started. Call 604-853-1753 or ask at the information desk to book a personalized half-hour appointment.

Internet and Computer Help • Clearbrook Library Need some help with basic Internet and computer skills? Book a session with our knowledgeable staff by calling 604-859-7814 ext 224.

Author Reading: Hugh Brewster • The Reach 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford Thursday, Nov 7 (time to be announced) To commemorate Remembrance Day, the Clearbrook Library and The Reach host award-winning author Hugh Brewster, who has written extensively about Canada’s involvement in wars throughout the world. Kids in Grades 4 to 8 are invited to an afternoon multimedia presentation with live footage and fascinating images of Canada’s D-Day heroes relating to two of Hugh’s children’s books: On Juno Beach and the upcoming From Vimy to Victory, both published by Scholastic Canada. (Time to be announced. Register by calling 604-859-7814 ext 229 by November 5.) At 7:30 in the evening, Hugh returns to present a unique perspective on Canada’s role in war, particularly for veterans and interested adults, through footage and images gathered as background material for his books. (Drop in — no registration required.) Concurrent with Hugh’s presentations is the exhibition “The Navy: A Century of Art” at The Reach — an unparalleled collection of paintings from the Beaverbrook Collection of war art, giving the viewer the artist’s perspective on defining moments in Canadian military history.

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abbotsford Adults Knitting

Poetry Night With the MSA Poets Potpourri Society

Knit One, Knit All

• Clearbrook Library Monday, Sep 9, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• Mount Lehman Library Thursdays, Sep 5 –  Dec 19, 2 pm – 4 pm

• Clearbrook Library Monday, Oct 7, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

At loose ends? Join the Thursday afternoon drop-in knitting group.

The famous writer, Somerset Maugham, once said that “The crown of literature is poetry.” Join Abbotsford’s poetic tour de force as they share writings from their own pens and invite you to read your poems too. Learn from them and guest writers about the art of creating this unique literary form. Everyone’s invited!

First Aid and More for Knit Wits • Clearbrook Library Wednesday, Oct 16, 2 pm – 4 pm Need help with your knitting project or seeking the cozy society of other knitters to while away the afternoon? Bring your needles and wool to the Clearbrook Library and meet our knitting expert, exchange knitting stories and enjoy refreshments. Registration appreciated.

Homeschooler’s Tea • Clearbrook Library Thursday, Sep 19, 2 pm – 3 pm Come to a tea party! Sip and snack while we introduce the services and resources we offer to those who teach and learn at home. Let us know how we can better assist your educational endeavours. For all home-schooled children and teens and their parents and teachers. Register by September 13. Registration required.

eBooks Downloading eBooks • Clearbrook Library Tuesday, Sep 17, 2 pm – 3 pm • Clearbrook Library Tuesday, Nov 26, 2 pm – 3 pm As an FVRL card holder you have free access to a great selection of eBooks to download to your computer or portable device. Join staff for an information session and demonstration on downloading FVRL’s digital collections and discussion about compatible eReaders. Registration appreciated.

eBooks and the Library • Abbotsford Community Library Wednesday, Oct 16, 6:30 pm – 8 pm Learn how to select and download library books to your computer or eReader using Overdrive. Registration required.

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Phone the Clearbrook Library for a tour. We’d love to show you around!

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abbotsford Adults Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security • Clearbrook Library Tuesday, Sep 24, 2 pm – 3:30 pm • Abbotsford Community Library Wednesday, Sep 25, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Join a Citizen Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will hear about Survivor/Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance, and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help. Registration appreciated.

Find Your Future — Explore Self Employment • Clearbrook Library Monday, Oct 21, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Celebrate Small Business Week and discover if running your own business might be in your future. Suzanne Blakley-Oaks, Business Advisor with Community Futures, helps you understand the meaning of self-employment and describes the steps to starting your own business. Learn how to make good business decisions and navigate the markets. As a follow-up to the workshop you can arrange two free one-hour sessions with Suzanne as a business coach at a later date at the Community Futures office. To register please call 604-859-7814 ext 224 by October 17. Registration required.

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Teens 3D Printing • Clearbrook Library Saturday, Oct 26, 2 pm – 4 pm The future is now at FVRL! Join members of 3D604 for an afternoon of discussion and demonstrations of 3D printing. Drop in anytime during the program to discover this exciting technology in action. Bring your questions for our guest experts.

Introduction to the Mac • Clearbrook Library Tuesday, Nov 12, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Whether you’re switching to Mac from a Windows PC or diving into your very first computer this is the class for you. Learn from a Mac expert about the tools you will need to navigate your Mac with ease — how to manage files, setup email, import photos and videos, share with others and much more! Attendees will receive a digital follow up guide for future reference. Registration appreciated.

Clearbrook Library Teen Advisory Group (TAG) TAG members plan and develop teen-oriented programs and services. They play a valuable role in the library and the Abbotsford community as a whole. Also, membership looks great on resumes and college applications. All teenagers are invited to join. Simply attend the next meeting or visit the library to pick up an application. Phone the Clearbrook Library at 604-859-7814 ext 229 for the date and time of meetings.

Ghost Towns of BC: Sandon • Clearbrook Library Saturday, Nov 16, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Travel back in time with wellknown historian John Mitchell (www.bcghosttowns.com) as he shares the story of Sandon. The “Monte Carlo of BC,” Sandon burst to life during the silver boom of the mid 1890s and was the first city in the province to be fully electrified! The town was wide open and wild 24/7 with tin horn gamblers, bordellos, newspaper men and two railways — all tucked tightly between towering mountains.

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Author Reading: Mike Deas • Abbotsford Community Library Monday, Oct 21, 1 pm - 2 pm See page 4 for details. Registration required.

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Abbotsford kids Storytime

Babytime

Halloween Howl with Mr I.

• Abbotsford Community Library Wednesdays, Sep 11 – Dec 18 10:30 am – 11 am

• Abbotsford Community Library Thursdays, Oct 3 – Oct 24 10:30 am – 11 am

• Clearbrook Library Friday, Oct 25, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

• Clearbrook Library Thursdays, Sep 12 – Dec 19 10:30 am – 11 am

• Clearbrook Library Wednesdays, Nov 6 – Nov 27 10:30 am – 11 am

Introduce children to the love of books and language! Children five years and younger, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and puppets. Storytime helps prepare children to learn to read.

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

Culture Days Paint-In • Clearbrook Library Saturday, Sep 28 11 am – 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm – 3 pm Kids are invited to celebrate Culture Days by painting a watercolour masterpiece. Painters from the Fraser Valley Watercolour Society will give demos on the basics of watercolour painting and then set students loose to create their own works of art. Paintings will be displayed in the library for a short while for all to enjoy and then can be collected by the artists to take home.

Hunters of the Air: Presented by the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.)

Author Reading: Maggie de Vries • Clearbrook Library Wednesday, Oct 23, 1 pm – 2 pm See page 4 for details. Register by October 17 by calling the Children’s Department at 604-859-7814 ext 229.

Materials will be supplied at this free workshop. Class size is limited to 20 children per session. Please choose one workshop time: 11 am – 12:30 pm or 1:30 – 3 pm. Register by September 23 by calling 604-859-7814 ext 229.

Kids of all ages are guaranteed a frightfully good time at this Pro-D Day special program, celebrating Halloween. Children’s entertainer extraordinaire, Mr. I, casts his own musical spell. Sing along and listen to some delectable ear candy. Don’t be afraid to wear your costume!

• Clearbrook Library Friday, Nov 29, 1 pm – 2 pm Join us for this special Pro-D Day program and take flight with some of the most magnificent members of the animal kingdom — birds of prey. Meet these special visitors and learn about their habits, habitats and discover facts you never knew. Since we don’t want to ruffle the birds’ feathers, the audience will be restricted to 100 people, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Reading Buddies Hey Kids! Spend one hour a week reading and playing games with your big buddy. For struggling readers in Grades 1 to 4. Applications can be picked up at any of the three Abbotsford Libraries. Big Buddies needed! Don’t keep a Little Buddy waiting for a reading partner, volunteer today. Phone the Clearbrook Library Children’s Desk or drop by to find out how.

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agassiz AGASSIZ LIBRARY

Everyone

Serving the residents of the District of Kent and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs.

Celebrate International Literacy

7140 Cheam Ave Agassiz, bc v0m 1a0 Phone 604-796-9510

• Agassiz Library Tuesday, Sep 10 – Saturday, Sep 28

Spirit of Christmas Week • Agassiz Library Tuesday, Dec 17 – Saturday, Dec 21 10 am – 8 pm

September 8 is International Literacy Day. Join us at the library during the month of September to learn, participate and come to understand how lucky we are to live in one of the most literate countries in the world. There will be displays, activities and random acts you can commit to help promote literacy all over the world.

Make time for a library stop this week. Have a cup of our special hot and spicy glog and a piece of the best fruitcake ever. Enjoy some music and pick from a table of unique library Christmas gift packages.

Hooked on Books: Agassiz Library Book Club

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security

• Agassiz Library Third Thursday of the month 6:30 pm – 8 pm

• Agassiz Library Tuesday, Sep 24, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Agassiz Library Society: Friends of the Library Meetings

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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Join us for a season of great reading and book discussions. You will read books you may not have thought to read and chat with lively folks. Come once, come often and bring a friend. This casual book club will have you hooked from the first meeting.

Join a Citizen Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will hear about Survivor/Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help. Registration appreciated.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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• Agassiz Library Last Thursday of the month 6:30 pm – 8 pm Agassiz Library Society: Friends of the Library is a great place to put your volunteer time if you are a lover of books, libraries and friends! This group gathers to raise awareness and funds for our local Agassiz Library. Their past activities have provided events that have enriched the community and funds that have provided the means to offer unique programs for children in our community. Please note that the December meeting will happen earlier in the month — on December 12.

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Agassiz Adults Taming Your Technology Week • Agassiz Library By appointment only. Tuesday, Oct 8 – Saturday, Oct 12 We are surrounded by things that go click! Make an appointment to learn your device or equipment (smart phones, eReader, computer, etc.) If you want to expand your knowledge of how to use them and what you can do with them, we have the experts on hand to help. Registration required.

Ghost Towns of BC: Sandon • Agassiz Library Saturday, Nov 2, 1 pm – 2:30 pm Travel back in time with wellknown historian John Mitchell (www.bcghosttowns.com) as he shares the story of Sandon. The “Monte Carlo of BC,” Sandon burst to life during the silver boom of the mid 1890s and was the first city in the province to be fully electrified! The town was wide open and wild 24/7 with tin horn gamblers, bordellos, newspaper men and two railways — all tucked tightly between towering mountains.

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Kids Great LEGO Build-Up Week

Great LEGO Build-Up Awards Day

• Agassiz Library Tuesday, Nov 19 –  Saturday, Nov 23 10 am – 6 pm

• Agassiz Library Saturday, Nov 23, 1 pm

Everybody loves LEGO, and there are always surprises. Build your best, register your entry, and see what everyone else is building as the models come in any time, any day during LEGO Week. Friday after school, if you want to come and build with the library LEGO, it is open building at 3 pm. Make sure you come to Awards Day on Saturday, November 23 at 1 pm. All ages are welcome. Registration required.

We have had a week to bring in models, and the awards are ready to hand out. It is a LEGO Party, so bring your grown-ups and friends.

Storytime

Pictures with Santa Crackle

• Agassiz Library Fridays, Sep 20 – Dec 13 10:15 am – 11 am

• Agassiz Library Saturday, Dec 14 11 am – 3 pm

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Light refreshments will be served.

Come and sit under the Agassiz Library Christmas Tree and have a holiday picture taken with Crackle the Crow. Take home a free picture mounted in a card and add to your holiday traditions and memories. This program is sponsored by the Agassiz Library Society Friends of the Library. No appointment needed.

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boston bar BOSTON BAR LIBRARY Box 400 Boston Bar Elementary School 47643 Old Boston Bar Road Boston Bar, bc v0k 1c0 Phone 604-867-8847 Tuesday

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Thursday

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Everyone Halloween Fun at the Library! • Boston Bar Library Tuesday, Oct 29 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Come join us for activities, refreshments and a carved pumpkin judging contest!

Remember When at the Library!

Christmas at the Boston Bar Library!

• Boston Bar Library Thursday, Nov 7, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

• Boston Bar Library Thursday, Dec 12 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Celebrate Remembrance Day at the library. Join us for displays and find out more about our war vets!

Join us for fun activities, a story and refreshments at the library!

Adults Boston Bar Thanksgiving Event

Boston Bar Book Club

• Boston Bar Library Thursday, Oct 10, 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Join us for activities and stories about Thanksgiving!

• Boston Bar Library Tuesday, Oct 29, 4 pm – 4:30 pm Come find out what book we’ll read next! Can’t make the meetings in person? Join us on the Boston Bar Library Book Club Facebook page to discuss it with us.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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chilliwack CHILLIWACK LIBRARY

Everyone

45860 First Avenue Chilliwack, bc v2p 7k1 Phone 604-792-1941

Friends of the Chilliwack Library

Choosing An eBook Reader That’s Right For You

• Chilliwack Library First Wednesday of the month 2 pm – 3 pm

• Chilliwack Library Tuesday, Nov 19, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Sardis LIBRARY 5819 Tyson Road Sardis, bc v2r 3r6 Phone 604-858-5503 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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YARROW LIBRARY 4670 Community Street Yarrow, bc v2r 5e1 Phone 604-823-4664 Tuesday

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Wednesday 10 – 12:30 1 – 4:30

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Join the Friends of the Chilliwack Library! This volunteer organization supports the library through advocacy, fundraising and assistance with various projects and programs. The Puzzle Sale, the Pet Parade and Quiz Night are all successful Friends initiatives. New friends are always welcome!

Book Sale Blitz • Chilliwack Library Saturday, Sep 14, 10 am – 4 pm The Friends of the Chilliwack Library invite you to a Book Sale Blitz! One day only. All books are $5 a bag (bag provided).

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Christmas Cheer • Chilliwack Library Thursday, Dec 5, 2 pm – 3 pm Join members of the Chilliwack Harmony Chorus as they celebrate the season barbershop style! Adults and seniors are invited for hot apple cider, holiday goodies and an enjoyable hour of Christmas music.

Yarrow Library Christmas Open House

• Yarrow Library Wednesday, Oct 16 2 pm – 3:30 pm

• Yarrow Library Tuesday, Dec 10 10:30 am – 7:30 pm

• Yarrow Library Wednesday, Nov 20 2 pm – 3:30 pm Have you purchased an eReader or tablet recently, or are you thinking of buying one? Did you know that FVRL offers a great selection of free eBooks that can be downloaded to your smart device or laptop and transferred to an eReader? Join library staff for a demonstration of how to download from BC’s Library to Go or FVRL’s Overdrive and a discussion of which devices are compatible. Bring your eReader and/or Tablet and your questions! Registration required.

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Thinking about buying an eReader or tablet for Christmas? Interested in getting free eBooks from the library? This information session will discuss basic features of some popular compatible devices and help you decide which one is best for you!

Join staff for some Christmas cheer at the library’s Christmas Open House. Enjoy some festive refreshments and guitar music provided by local musician Helmut Froese. He will offer two performances, from 10:30 am to 12 pm with a sing-along for children and again from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.

September – December 2013

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chilliwack Everyone International Games Day Event • Yarrow Library: Saturday, Nov 16 12 pm – 4 pm: Families and Tweens (up to 12 years) 5 pm – 8 pm: Rated T for Teens & Adults Join more than 1,400 libraries in the US and Canada for the American Library Association’s International Gaming Day @ Your Library. Bring grandma, grandpa and the kids and take a new look at what your library has to offer — it just might surprise you! No longer just a place for books, the library is a gathering place for all ages and hosts regular gaming programs, including Rated T for Teen and Yarrow-Chilliwack Games Guild. Video games now attract all generations of users. Systems like Microsoft Xbox and Nintendo Wii offer games ranging from bowling to tennis to race car driving, and appeal to all family members. If you prefer more traditional gaming, board games like chess are still available to play. Learn more at www.ilovelibraries.org/gaming.

adults Conversation Circles • Chilliwack Library Mondays, Sep 9 – Dec 23 7 pm – 8:30 pm (library closed Oct 14 and Nov 11) • Sardis Library Wednesdays, through Dec 11 7 pm – 8:30 pm • Yarrow Library Thursdays: Sep 26, Oct 10, 24, Nov 7, 28, Dec 5, 6:30 pm – 8 pm Are you an adult trying to improve your spoken English? Would you like to meet new friends in the community? FVRL in partnership with Chilliwack Community Services is hosting a free, drop in Conversation Circle. Contact your library for more information.

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The Shocking Truth About Our Food

Yarrow Library Book Club

• Sardis Library Tuesday, Sep 17, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Join Kristi Kozel for an exciting introduction to the emerging science of glyconutrients and their essential role in achieving optimal health, including proper immune function. Learn what is wrong with our food and what we can do about it. A free take-home self-evaluation will be provided to help you determine your overall personal health and vitality. Please note that seating is limited.

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• Yarrow Library Third Thursday of the month Sep 19 – Dec 19 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Join the Yarrow Book Club members for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books will change monthly and copies are provided by the library. New members are welcome.

September – December 2013

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chilliwack Adults Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security

Chilliwack Library Book Club

• Yarrow Library: Thursday, Sep 19, 2 pm – 3:30 pm • Chilliwack Library: Friday, Sep 20, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Join a Citizen Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will hear about Survivor/ Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help. Registration required.

SIGN, Say and Play Sign, Say and Play Workshop: Parent Orientation Session • Sardis Library: Thursday, Oct 10, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 2, or with children who have difficulty communicating, are encouraged to attend this introductory workshop. A combination of lectures, handouts, videos and interactive games will prepare you for the upcoming October 12 to 26 three-part Sign, Say and Play program. During this adult workshop, you will learn the benefits of signing for you and your baby, when to begin signing, how to teach your baby to sign, and what to expect when your baby transitions from signs to speech. Please do not bring your child to this information workshop. Registration required.

Sign, Say and Play Sessions • Sardis Library: Saturdays, Oct 12, 19, 26, 10:30 am – 11:15 am Did you complete the October 10 Sign, Say and Play: Parent Orientation workshop? Put what you learned there into action. Bring your child to these three Sign, Say and Play sessions to practice the techniques. Registration required.

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• Chilliwack Library Fourth Wednesday of the month Sep 25 – Nov 27, 7 pm – 8:30 pm The Chilliwack Library Book Club meets every month. Join librarian Jacquelynne Garden for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books change monthly with copies provided by the library. New members are welcome to join at any time!

Saskatchewan — Reclaiming the Prairie Landscape • Chilliwack Library Tuesday, Oct 1, 2 pm – 3 pm This slide presentation by photojournalist John Gordon explores the history and ecological significance of Saskatchewan’s Prairie Rehabilitation Program. Join us for a look at a community farm near Lanigan — the local birds, animals and the people who work the land.

Understanding Osteoarthritis • Yarrow Library Wednesday, Oct 9, 2 pm – 3 pm • Chilliwack Library Tuesday, Nov 5, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Osteoarthritis is a debilitating disease and the most common form of arthritis. We describe the symptoms, explain selfmanagement strategies, and review various therapies. This program is presented by the Council of Senior Citizen’s Organizations of BC (COSCO) Senior’s Health and Wellness Institute.

September – December 2013

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chilliwack Adults Sit and Be Fit Chair Yoga

Ghost Towns of BC: Sandon

• Yarrow Library Tuesday, Oct 15, 2 pm – 3 pm

• Chilliwack Library Saturday, Oct 19, 2 pm – 4 pm

• Yarrow Library Tuesday, Nov 12, 2 pm – 3 pm

Travel back in time with wellknown historian John Mitchell (www.bcghosttowns.com) as he shares the story of Sandon. The “Monte Carlo of BC,” Sandon burst to life during the silver boom of the mid 1890s and was the first city in the province to be fully electrified! The town was wide open and wild 24/7 with tin horn gamblers, bordellos, newspaper men and two railways — all tucked tightly between towering mountains. This program is generously funded by the Friends of the Chilliwack Library.

A trained yoga instructor will demonstrate yoga exercises that can be performed from a seated position. No special equipment is needed and the exercises will be modified according to your fitness needs. Presented by the Council of Senior Citizen’s Organizations of BC (COSCO). Registration required.

Mature Drivers • Chilliwack Library Thursday, Oct 17, 1:30 pm – 3 pm Do you feel it’s time to look at your driving? Has a friend or family member expressed concerns? Have you been called for re-examination? Learn how you can continue to drive safely by attending this workshop with John De Martin, driver examiner for ICBC. Review your driving, brush up on your knowledge and make a plan of action to help you stay on the road. Please call 604-792-1941 or visit the Chilliwack Library to register. Registration required.

After Hours @ the Yarrow Library: Parent and Teacher Meet and Greet • Yarrow Library Wednesday, Oct 23, 7 pm – 8 pm Come and explore the vast array of online resources that FVRL offers for kids, students, adults and seniors. Librarian Jacquelynne Garden will give an enlightening presentation featuring our many online resources that would be beneficial to both parents and teachers. We will wrap up with some light refreshments and a chance to visit and ask questions. Registration required.

Friends of the Library Quiz Night • Chilliwack Library Friday, Oct 25, 7 pm – 10 pm No trivia is too trivial! Test your memory at the Friends of the Library 10th Annual Quiz Night. Come for a fun evening of laughter, groans and a chance to win the famous Smarty Pants Award! Win door prizes or buy tickets for the gift basket raffle! Bring your group of eight or come alone and join others to form a team. Tickets for this popular event are $13 per person, include a snack and are available starting on Monday, September 9 at the customer service desk.

eReader Workshop • Chilliwack Library Thursday, Nov 14, 2 pm – 4 pm For those using dedicated eReaders. • Chilliwack Library Thursday, Nov 21, 2 pm – 4 pm For those using smart devices and tablets. Learn how to borrow free eBooks from the library through FVRL Overdrive and BC Library to Go. Registration required.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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chilliwack Teens Games Night (Teens)

How’s that Made?

• Chilliwack Library Second Thursday of the month 5 pm – 8:30 pm Join us for a great evening of board and card games, including Apples to Apples, Escalation, Zombie Brains and more! For more information, email Susan at sjbarclay@telus.net.

Get crafty at the library! Join Susan Barclay-Nicols from Chilliwack Community Services for some fun crafts for teens and tweens. Learn to make paper crafts, fabric art, body care products and more! For more information, email Susan at sjbarclay@telus.net, call 604-793-7238, or visit her blog at www.swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com for updates on classes and copies of handouts. Registration required.

How’s That Made? (Grades 5 and Up)

How’s That Made? (Grades 7 and Up)

Yarrow Library

Chilliwack Library

• Kick-Off Event: Saturday, Sep 14 11 am – 12:30 pm

• Thursdays: Sept 19, 26, Oct 3, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 21, 28, Dec 5 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• Tuesdays: Sept 17, Oct 1, 15, 29, Nov 5, 19, Dec 3 4 pm – 5:30 pm

• Christmas Extravaganza: Thursday, Dec 19 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Genshiken • Chilliwack Library Third Wednesday of the month 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Yes, we have more Japanese pop culture mayhem with Raymond! Due to the content of the media during the Japanese group, you must be at least 13 to attend. If you are in doubt, please have your parent speak to Raymond about your attendance. For more information, email Raymond at raynichols@telus.net.

Rated T for Teen • Chilliwack Library Fourth Saturday of the month 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm With Mario Kart, Super Smash Pros. Brawl, Rock Band, Wii Sports, Animal Crossing, retrogaming on the Dreamcast and the One Quarter Challenge, you bring your A-Game and we bring the rest. Bring your Nintendo DS for portable multiplayer mayhem. For more information, email Raymond at raynichols@telus.net, or call 604-793-7238 or search for ”Rated T for Teen” on Facebook to join our group and get updates!

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chilliwack Kids Storytime • Yarrow Library Tuesdays: Sep 24, Oct 1, 15, 22, Nov 19, 26, Dec 3 10:30 am – 11 am • Sardis Library Mondays, Sep 30 – Nov 4 10:30 am – 11 am • Chilliwack Library Tuesdays and Wednesdays Oct 1 – Oct 30 10:30 am – 11 am

Step Into Fall With Andrew the Magician and Rocky the Raccoon • Yarrow Library Saturday, Sep 28, 1 pm – 2 pm Andrew the Magician has been performing magic with his assistant Rocky the Raccoon for the past 10 years. Together they have surprised and amazed audiences of all ages. Come out and enjoy this fall performance geared towards children ages 5 to 11.

• Chilliwack Library Especially for toddlers 1 to 2 years old. Thursdays, Nov 7 – Nov 28 10:30 am – 11 am

Babytime • Chilliwack Library Thursdays, Oct 3 – Oct 31 10:30 am – 11 am • Yarrow Library Wednesdays, Nov 6 – Nov 27 10:30 am – 11 am Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers. Register beginning September 16.

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Pyjama Storytime • Sardis Library Fourth Thursday of the month Sep 26 – Nov 28, 7 pm – 7:45 pm Tuck into a story! Children and caregivers will be entertained with stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffie. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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chilliwack Kids Author Reading: Mike Deas

Halloween Special

Christmas Special

• Sardis Library Tuesday, Oct 22, 10 am – 11 am

• Sardis Library Tuesday, Oct 29 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

• Sardis Library Tuesday, Dec 10 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Sardis Library is celebrating Halloween in a spooky way with a very slimy after-school special. Creepy crafts and scary stories will delight your school-aged children. Registration required.

Come visit the library for our crafty Christmas Special! School-aged children and their parents will enjoy magical tales of reindeers on rooftops, a snack and some merry good cheer. Registration required.

See page 4 for details. Registration required.

Spooky Time Halloween Special • Chilliwack Library Monday, Oct 28 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Come celebrate Halloween in costume and enjoy a super spooky time and a special magic show. The cute and creepy costumed children will conclude the event with a costume parade!

• Yarrow Library Thursday, Nov 7, 10 am – 11 am See page 4 for details. Registration required.

Christmas Storytime and Craft

• Yarrow Library Tuesday, Oct 29 10:30 am – 11:30 am

• Yarrow Library Tuesday, Dec 10, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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Introduce kids to the love of books and language with a special Christmas Storytime and Craft! Children and caregivers will enjoy festive interactive stories, songs, rhymes, treats and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Registration required.

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Jingle Time Christmas Special • Chilliwack Library Tuesday, Dec 17, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Ring in the festive season with this Christmas themed program. Join library staff as they celebrate the holiday season. Everyone is welcome.

Halloween Storytime and Craft

Come to a spooktacular storytime and Halloween craft program. Children ages 2 to 6 will enjoy stories, songs, finger rhymes, puppets and a special craft. The craft will need to be supervised by a parent or caregiver. Registration required.

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Author Reading: Maggie de Vries

Book and a Bite Storytime: Christmas Around the World • Yarrow Library Saturday, Dec 21, 1 pm – 2:30 pm Kids, ages 5 to 9, are invited to an afternoon of exploring and creating in the kitchen with Dayle Thiessen as we learn about Christmas traditions around the world. Children will create a tasty treat as well as enjoy some festive stories. Registration required.

September – December 2013

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delta GEORGE MACKIE LIBRARY 8440 112 Street Delta, bc v4c 4w9 Phone 604-594-8155 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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LADNER PIONEER LIBRARY 4683 51 Street Delta, bc v4k 2v8 Phone 604-946-6215 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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TSAWWASSEN LIBRARY 1321 a 56 Street Delta, bc v4l 2a6 Phone 604-943-2271 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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Celebrating delta libraries 2013! Honouring Our Past, Imagining Our Future!

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elta joined the Fraser Valley Regional Library in 1947; however library service in Delta began as early as 1895. It started in Ladner, with the Mechanics’ Institute Reading Room, which operated out of a local drug store and loaned books for a fee of five cents. In February 1899 the Delta Council voted to grant $200 towards furnishing a municipal library on the condition that the public erect a building, costing at least $150 on a freehold site. A reading room was established near the post office. Over the next 50 years, six libraries were located in various areas around town, including an electrical shop and the municipal council chamber. Ladner Pioneer Library The Kinsmen Club recognized the need for a permanent library building in Ladner and raised $30,000 in 1960. The library opened in 1963, with the local architect winning a Governor General’s Award for design. It has remained in that location for the past 50 years, undergoing restoration after a fire in 1977, and an expansion in 1999 as a result of a $1 million donation from a generous library customer. George Mackie Library North Delta Library opened in 1972, thanks to the fundraising efforts of George Thomas Mackie and the construction labour of organizing volunteers. The 3,500-square-foot library space was too small to serve the local population, and in 1983 a much larger 11,400-squarefoot library space was opened nearby. At that time, the name was changed from the North Delta Library to the George Mackie Library to honor his dedication to the project. Tsawwassen Library The library in Tsawwassen was built through the fundraising efforts of the Beta Sigma Phi, a walk-a-thon, two auctions and a swap meet. Local volunteers provided much of the labour, including searching for barn boards for the exterior of the library building. Committee members found the barn that they thought was to be the source of the siding and began dismantling it, only to be told by the farmer that they were working on the wrong barn. The library opened in 1973, but by the mid-80s it was too small. In 1986, the library moved to the current location in the Town Centre Mall.

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Celebrating delta libraries 2013 Honouring Our Past, Imagining Our Future! Anniversary Kick-Off

Passport to the Future

• All Delta Libraries Saturday, Sep 28, 10 am – 5 pm

• All Delta Libraries: Saturday, Sep 28 – Saturday, Oct 26

Celebrating Delta Libraries! Honouring our past, imagining our future! On Saturday, September 28, all three Delta libraries will provide information about activities, programs, contests and opportunities for Delta residents to GET INVOLVED in our anniversary celebrations!

Pick up a passport at any Delta library and celebrate our anniversary by learning what FVRL has to offer! Complete a row of activities to enter a weekly draw. Complete all the activities to enter the grand prize draw! Winner of the grand prize draw will be announced at the October 26 Anniversary Celebration.

Titles for Delta Reads! will be available at all library locations. To help ”imagine our future,” drop by the George Mackie library from 2 to 4 pm for demonstration of 3D printing. Beginning September 28, drop by any Delta library to pick up a program guide and your Passport to the Future for a chance to win weekly prizes, including the grand prize. Grand prize winner will be announced at the Anniversary Celebration on October 26.

Delta Reads! Graffiti Wall: How Did Your Favourite Book Affect You? • All Delta Libraries: Saturday, Sep 28 – Saturday, Oct 26 Grab a sharpie and share your favourite book with other Delta residents. As the walls come to life, we will photograph them for the FVRL Facebook page.

The Fault in Your Stars: Book Trailer Contest for Teens • All Delta Libraries: Saturday, Sep 28 – Saturday, Oct 26

3D Printing • George Mackie Library Saturday, Sep 28, 2 pm – 4 pm The future is now at FVRL! Join members of 3D604 for an afternoon of demonstrations of 3D printing. Drop in any time during the program to discover this exciting technology in action.

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Calling all wannabe film makers! In celebration of Delta Reads! Delta libraries are inviting teens to create a video trailer for the book The Fault in Your Stars. You could win one of three exceptional prizes. Pick up a copy of the rules and regulations from any Delta Library, beginning September 28, 2013. Contest closes at 11 pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. All entries will be posted on the FVRL Facebook page. Judging will start on October 23. Winners will be announced October 26.

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Delta Delta Reads! • All Delta Libraries: Saturday, Sep 28 – Saturday, Oct 26 Let’s read together! To celebrate our many years in Delta, the Delta libraries are offering Delta Reads! Three titles have been chosen for all residents of Delta to enjoy together during the month of October. For adults: The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. For teens: The Fault in Our Stars byJohn Green. For kids: Fraser Bear: a Cub’s Life by Maggie de Vries. During the month of October, we invite all Delta residents to join us for a number of events that will help us explore these wonderful books. Get your book free! A limited quantity of books will be available free at the Kick-Off events on September 28. Books will then be available at Albany Books, Black Bond and Chapters. Read and Release! We encourage all participants to read their books and then SHARE THEM! Leave them behind somewhere! Drop them at a Starbucks, on a bench at a bus stop or in a local restaurant! Let’s get as many of us reading as we can! We look forward to hearing from everyone at the end of October!

Behind the Cover — Delta Reads! • Tsawwassen Library: Monday, Sep 30, 7 pm – 8 pm • Ladner Pioneer Library: Tuesday, Oct 1, 7 pm – 8 pm • George Mackie Library: Wednesday, Oct 2, 7 pm – 8 pm You are invited to an informal and thought-provoking book talk for the book selection The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. Delta Reads! is a community-wide project during the Library Anniversary month of October. It is intended to encourage Delta residents to read the same book and share the experience.

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Delta Reads! Author Visit: Maggie de Vries • Tsawwassen Library Wednesday, Oct 9, 2:30 – 3:30 pm • Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesday, Oct 9, 6:30 – 7:30 pm Vancouver author Maggie de Vries will read from Fraser Bear: a Cub’s Life. For kids ages 6 and up.

Altered Book Workshop for the Whole Family • George Mackie Library Saturday, Oct 19, 10:30 am – 12 pm Fold it, roll it, cut it, curl it, rip it, glue it. Bring your imagination and have fun while you transform an old discarded book into a work of art. We’ll have some extra discarded books available. A local artist from Delta Arts Council will lead the workshop.

Anniversary Celebration • All Delta Libraries Saturday, Oct 26, 3 pm – 4:30 pm Did someone say party? Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 26 to come together and celebrate the anniversary of Delta’s libraries. We will hold anniversary celebrations at each of the Delta libraries.

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Delta Everyone

Adults

Delta Youth Orchestra

eBook One-on-One Instruction

• Ladner Pioneer Library Saturday, Dec 14 10:30 am – 11 am • Tsawwassen Library Saturday, Dec 14 1 pm – 1:30 pm Join us for some festive music presented by Richmond and Delta Youth Orchestra’s Capriccio Strings. The performers are part of an orchestral training program for young musicians coming from Delta, Richmond, Vancouver and other parts of the Lower Mainland. Their performance will get you in the spirit of the season!

On Location with the Delta Libraries We’ll be at the following events!

Writers’ Group • Tsawwassen Library Second and fourth Thursday of the month, 10:30 am – 12 pm

• George Mackie Library • Tsawwassen Library • Ladner Pioneer Did you know that the library offers a great selection of free eBooks? Bring your questions and learn how to download library books to your eReader or tablet by signing up for a personalized one-on-one session. Book your appointment by phone or in person at your library’s information desk. (Please note that at this time, Canadian library eBooks cannot be loaded to a Kindle.)

George Mackie Library Book Club • George Mackie Library Second Tuesday of the month 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm

• Sunday, September 15: Terry Fox Run

Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.

• Thursday, October 24: Ladner Family Fright Fest

Go Green • Tsawwassen Library Second Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8 pm Explore a greener world through films, books and discussion. Various environmental enthusiasts are invited as guest speakers. For more information, please contact the library.

Drop in and share your stories with a supportive group of fellow writers.

Tsawwassen Afternoon Book Club • Tsawwassen Library Second Thursday of the month 1 pm – 3 pm Join us for a midday break to discuss books with a friendly and open-minded group of people. New members are welcome. Books are provided.

Tsawwassen Library Evening Bookclub • Tsawwassen Library Second Thursday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.

Poetry Night in Punjabi and Urdu • George Mackie Library Third Tuesday of the month 6:30 pm – 8 pm Come hear two published poets/ authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience. This program is offered in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch-Vancouver.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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Delta Adults

digital demos

Try out the digital experience at the library and get started using the FVRL eCollection! Join us for drop-in demonstrations at your Delta libraries. Call the library for more information.

eBooks

Digital Magazines

Learn how to download free eBooks from the library collection.

Learn how to download free magazines to your computer or portable device from FVRL’s Zinio collection.

George Mackie Library • Saturday, Sept 21 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Wednesday, Oct 2 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Thursday, Oct 24 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Wednesday, Nov 27 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Ladner Pioneer Library • Wednesday, Oct 2 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Thursday, Oct 24 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Tsawwassen Library • Wednesday, Oct 2 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Thursday, Oct 24 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

George Mackie Library • Wednesday, Sept 25 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Thursday, Oct 10 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Saturday, Oct 19 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Saturday, Nov 2 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Digital Audiobooks Learn how to download free digital audiobooks to your computer or portable device from FVRL’s OneClick Digital collection. George Mackie Library • Saturday, Oct 5 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Wednesday, Oct 16 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Saturday, Nov 23 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Ladner Pioneer Library

• Saturday, Dec 7 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

• Saturday, Oct 5 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Ladner Pioneer Library

• Wednesday, Oct 16 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

• Thursday, Oct 10 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tsawwassen Library

• Saturday, Oct 19 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

• Saturday, Oct 5  2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Tsawwassen Library

• Wednesday, Oct 16 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

• Thursday, Oct 10 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm • Saturday, Oct 19 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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Delta Adults Keith Pattinson — How We Can Give Our Young People What They Need to Succeed in Life • George Mackie Library Wednesday, Sep 18 7 pm – 8:30 pm • Tsawwassen Library Thursday, Sep 19 7 pm – 8:30 pm Parents, grandparents and youth are invited to this free 90-minute workshop. Learn about simple/ practical ideas that will promote achievement and responsible behaviours and protect young people from harmful activities. Learn how to focus on what matters to the kids in your life, rather than what’s the matter with them.

Ladner Pioneer Library Book Club • Ladner Pioneer Library Third Thursday of the month Sep 19 – Dec 19, 2 pm – 4 pm • Ladner Pioneer Library Fourth Wednesday of the month Sep 25 – Nov 27, 7 pm – 9 pm

Conversation Circles: Practice Your English • George Mackie Library Thursdays, Sep 19 – Dec 5 7 pm – 8:30 pm The George Mackie Library offers free, drop-in ESL conversation circles for adults who want to meet people and practice speaking English in a friendly, relaxed environment. There will be guided weekly discussions and activities on everyday topics.

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security • Ladner Pioneer Library Thursday, Sep 19, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Join a Citizen Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will hear about Survivor/Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance, and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help.

Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.

Advanced English Conversation and Accent Reduction Classes • George Mackie Library Mondays, Sep 23 – Nov 25 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm • George Mackie Library Tuesdays, Sep 24 – Nov 26 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Advanced English training for newcomers who want to improve their accent reduction, practice conversation skills and gain confidence with speaking in public. In partnership with the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) with funding from the Delta Literacy Committee. Register with PICS by calling 604-596-7722.

Page Turners: A Book Club for Adults with Differing Abilities • Ladner Pioneer Library Tuesdays, Sep 24 – Dec 3 2 pm – 3 pm Page Turners offers a weekly opportunity for adults with differing abilities to read and learn together, talk about books, make friends and have fun in a relaxed community setting.

Wired Wednesdays • Tsawwassen Library Wednesdays, Sep 25  – Nov 27 9:15 am – 10 am Get comfortable using the Internet. This drop-in, hands-on class is open to everyone.

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Delta Adults Delta Writers’ Reading Series

Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library

An Evening with Matt McCoy

• George Mackie Library Wednesdays: Sept 25 and Nov 27 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• George Mackie Library Tuesday, Oct 1, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• Tsawwassen Library Tuesday, Oct 1, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Learning to read begins before children start school. Young children need to develop important language and literacy skills before they can actually learn to read. Parents and other caregivers can start now to help their children develop these skills. This workshop demonstrates how parents and caregivers can use five familiar and easy-to-use practices to develop language and other early literacy skills in children from birth to age five. The Every Child Ready to Read workshop explains why the skills are so important, demonstrates how to help children learn the skills, provides titles of high-interest books that are age appropriate, and sends parents and caregivers home with early literacy activities they can incorporate into a daily routine.

Spend an evening with Matt McCoy, author of the newly released The Kid Who Missed the Bus. He’ll be talking about his experiences playing junior hockey in BC, then playing in Europe, and finally playing in Texas for the Western Professional League. The Kid Who Missed the Bus is both fact and fiction, based on what McCoy saw and experienced on his hockey journey, but sprinkled with some editorial license, mainly to protect the innocent. Please note that this is an adult oriented program. To reserve a copy of the book, call the library at 604-943-2271.

Join us for an evening of readings featuring the works of emerging and published Fraser Valley authors, literary fun and prizes. Participate in the open mic portion of the evening or sit back and have some coffee/tea and goodies while you listen to the written word, including poems, short stories, novel excerpts and more!

Evergreen Garden Club Fall Series • Ladner Pioneer Library Thursdays: Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 10 7 pm – 8:30 pm Are you a wannabe gardener? Or have you moved into an existing garden and don’t know where to begin? This three-week introduction is designed to make your first steps into gardening easier. In this course you will learn how to design a master site plan, handle problem areas specific to South Delta, identify plants to suit your design and site, and get started without breaking your back or budget.

Behind the Cover • Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesdays: Oct 9 and Dec 11 2 pm – 3 pm Adults are invited to some informal, fun and thought provoking book talks. Let our information services staff pique your interest in some new-to-you authors.

• September 26: Identify what you want/need • October 3: Bones and Budget • October 10: Boot Camp

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Delta Adults Telling Our Stories

eBook Workshop

• George Mackie Library Wednesday, Oct 9 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• Tsawwassen Library Wednesday, Nov 6 7 pm – 8:30 pm

George Mackie Library invites you to hear six culturally diverse Canadians share personal experiences from their lives. As October coincides with our anniversary celebrations, a couple of our storytellers will have a connection to our libraries. There will be time to mingle over coffee, tea and goodies.

• Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesday, Nov 13 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Author Reading: JJ Lee • Ladner Pioneer Library Thursday, Oct 17, 2 pm – 3 pm Join fashion writer JJ Lee for a talk about the transformative nature of memoir writing. Lee will read from his book The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. The critically acclaimed non-fiction work tells an unforgettable story of love, forgiveness and learning what it means to be a man. Registration appreciated.

Altered Book Workshop • George Mackie Library Saturday, Oct 19, 1 pm – 3 pm Come and have fun using your creative genius to transform a tatty, unsaleable book into a piece of art. Working one page at a time, it is surprisingly easy to do. Bring a colourful thrift store find, a book from home or choose a retired book from our library’s book sale shelf. We’ll have some extra discarded books available. A local artist from Delta Arts Council will lead the workshop.

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Fracking in BC — Get the Facts • Tsawwassen Library Thursday, Nov 21, 7 pm – 8 pm

• George Mackie Library Wednesday, Nov 20 7 pm – 8:30 pm New to eBooks and eReaders? We offer free workshops to get you started borrowing library eBooks onto your eReader, tablet or computer. Bring your questions and join us for an evening session at the library. (Please note that at this time, Canadian library eBooks cannot be loaded to a Kindle.)

Author Visit: Ted Kuntz 8 Weeks to a Better Relationship • George Mackie Library Wednesday, Nov 13, 7 pm – 8:30 pm One of our deepest desires is to be in a joyful, nurturing and intimate relationship, and yet despite our best intentions and efforts, a successful relationship can often be elusive. Join Ted Kuntz, author of 8 Weeks to a Better Relationship, as he shares his insights and wisdom from having worked with countless couples over a 25 year period. Learn what causes relationships to fail, and more importantly, what makes them succeed.

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The impact of fracking — hydraulic fracturing — is in the spotlight as a result of media reports and the release of the award-winning documentary Gasland. Spend an evening with Maryam Adrangi, Climate and Energy Campaigner with the Council of Canadians to learn the facts about fracking in BC. You may reserve a copy of the DVD by calling the library.

Mushaira • George Mackie Library Saturday, Dec 21, 2 pm – 4 pm The library is hosting a Mushaira, a cherished tradition in Pakistan and North India, which allows both the invited poets and members of the audience to perform their works. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this open mic session.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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Delta Teens

Kids

Teen Pizza and Games Night

Babytime

• George Mackie Library Fourth Tuesday of the month, Sep 24 – Nov 26, 5 pm – 7 pm

• Tsawwassen Library Mondays, Sep 16 – Dec 2 10:30 am – 11 am

• Tsawwassen Library Tuesday, Oct 8, 5 pm – 7 pm

• Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesdays, Sep 18 – Dec 4 10:30 am – 11 am

• Ladner Pioneer Library Tuesday, Oct 15, 5 pm – 7 pm

• George Mackie Library Thursdays, Sep 19 – Dec 19 10:30 am – 11 am

• Ladner Pioneer Library Thursday, Dec 19, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

Do you love to play board games? Are you between 12 and 19 years old? Come to the library for a fun night of gaming and free pizza. Games and snacks provided by Imperial Hobbies.

Kids Celebrate Our Anniversary — Design Your Own Bookmark • All Delta Libraries Saturday, Sep 28 –  Saturday, Oct 26 Are you a kid who loves to draw? Here’s your chance to create a bookmark showing everyone why you love your library. Beginning September 28, you can pick up an entry form and template from any Delta library and drop off your masterpiece by midnight October 19. A winner will be chosen at each library from each of the three age groups: • Up to 6 years • 7–9 years • 10–13 years All the winners will be announced at our Anniversary Celebration on October 26.

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Parent Child Mother Goose • George Mackie Library Mondays, Sep 16 – Dec 2 10:30 am – 11:30 am

• George Mackie Library Tuesdays, Sep 17 – Dec 3 10:30 am – 11 am • Ladner Pioneer Library Tuesdays, Sep 17 – Dec 3 10:30 am – 11 am

• The Family Place (New Hope Church) 11838  88 Avenue, Delta Mondays, Sep 16 – Dec 2 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

• George Mackie Library Fridays, Sep 20 – Dec 6 10:30 am – 11 am

• Tsawwassen Library Fridays, Sep 20 – Nov 22 10 am – 11 am • Ladner Early Childhood Development Hub 205 – 5000 Bridge Street, Delta Fridays, Sep 20 – Nov 22 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Discover fun with rhymes, songs, and stories! This is an interactive program for babies 15 months and younger AND caregivers. Mother Goose helps your baby learn speech and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided. Registration required.

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Storytime

• Tsawwassen Library Fridays, Sep 20 – Dec 6 10:30 am – 11 am • George Mackie Library Saturdays, Sep 21 – Dec 7 10:30 am – 11 am Introduce children to the love of books and language! Children five years and younger, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and puppets. Storytime helps prepare children to learn to read.

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Delta Kids Pyjama Storytime • Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesdays, Sep 18 – Dec 4 7 pm – 7:30 pm Tuck into a story! Join us for a half hour of stories, songs, rhymes and puppets. Children are welcome to wear their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffie. Storytime helps prepare children to learn to read.

Storytime and Craft • Tsawwassen Arts Centre 1172 – 56 Street, Delta Last Wednesday of the month Sep 25 – Nov 27, 2 pm – 3 pm Bring your child to a free one-hour storytime and craft program, presented by FVRL and Delta Parks & Recreation. There is a small drop-in fee for the craft portion of the program. Themes are: • Sept 25: Fall • Oct 30: Halloween • Nov 27: Animals

Author Reading: Maggie de Vries • George Mackie Library Wednesday, October 16 10 am - 11 am See page 4 for details.

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Kids’ Day Off — Anniversary Celebration • George Mackie Library Friday, Oct 25, 10:30 am – 11:30 am • Ladner Pioneer Library Friday, Oct 25, 3 pm – 4 pm • Tsawwassen Library Friday, Oct 25, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Spend some time at the library for your Kids’ Day off! During our Anniversary Celebration month we will welcome special guests to entertain children of all ages. SAMAYA, a World Fusion Musical Group, will share their stories and songs with us at the Ladner Pioneer and George Mackie Libraries. Master storyteller and puppeteer Elspeth Bowers offers an imaginative and fun-filled afternoon of entertainment at Tsawwassen Library.

Infant Massage • Tsawwassen Library Monday, Nov 18 11 am – 11:30 am

Santa at the Library • Tsawwassen Library Monday, December 2 11 am – 11:30 am • Tsawwassen Library Friday, December 6 11 am – 11:30 am Share a Christmas story with Santa when he visits the library! Don’t forget to bring your camera. Registration required.

Wake Up Santa Puppet Show • Tsawwassen Library Wednesday, Dec 11 10:30 am – 11 am and 3:30 pm – 4 pm • George Mackie Library Tuesday, Dec 10 10:30 am – 11 am and 3:30 pm – 4 pm Santa awakens from a long winter’s nap. Oh no! Has he missed Christmas Eve? No, there’s still time. Come and find out what happens in this puppet show for the whole family.

• Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesday, Nov 20 11 am – 11:30 am

Delta Reads! Author Visit— Maggie de Vries

• George Mackie Library Thursday, Nov 21 11 am – 11:30 am

• Tsawwassen Library Wednesday, Oct 9 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Infant massage can relax, soothe and encourage your baby’s development and deepen your bond with your child. Learn several easy patterns of infant massage and relaxation techniques with your baby. For precrawling infants and their caregivers.

• Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesday, Oct 9 6:30 – 7:30 pm

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Vancouver author Maggie de Vries will read from Fraser Bear: a Cub’s Life. For kids ages 6 and up.

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Hope HOPE LIBRARY

Everyone

1005a Sixth Avenue Hope, bc v0x 1l4 Phone 604-869-2313

Hope Library Ongoing Book Sale

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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* Sunday hours September to  June only

• Hope Library Where do the “decommissioned” library items go? They, with a widevariety of donations, go on a book Sale shelf where they are available to purchase at very reasonable prices. Find books, magazines, and DVDs for all ages! The selection changes frequently so be sure to check it out whenever you are at the library.

Friends of the Hope Library • Hope Library If you love books and the library, come to a meeting of the Friends of the Hope Library. This active group of committed volunteers needs your help with a variety of fundraisers, such as the Great Big Annual Book Sale and the Annual Quiz Night. Meetings are held as required. All ages welcome. Call the library for meeting dates and times.

Fit Lit: Sound in Mind, Sound in Body • Hope Library Starts September 3 Bring some excitement to your workout! Books and exercise really do go together so just bring your headphones and get ready to try something new. A great selection of audiobooks awaits you! Visit the Recreation Centre Desk to pick one, sign it out, and get moving with your workout. When you’re finished your workout return your audiobook to the Recreation Centre desk. It will be there when you need it for your next workout.

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Brigade Days Parade • Hope Library Saturday, Sep 7, 10:30 am – 12 pm Join in the fun! Families, children and pets are welcome to be a part of the Hope Library entry in this year’s Brigade Days Parade. Meet library staff at the parade marshaling area.

Connecting Our History: Fort Hope and Fort Langley • Hope Library Saturday, Sep 7, 3 pm – 4 pm Hope was established as a Hudson’s Bay Company Post in 1847 and was a major point on the Fur Brigades from the Interior to Fort Langley downstream. Voyagers could keep their horses in Hope and prepare for the journey to Fort Langley. Fort Hope was also a bustling stopover for traders and prospectors as they made their way up from Fort Langley, the starting point of the Fraser River Gold Rush. Mike Starr of the Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada will present this informative and fascinating look at brigade trail history as part of Hope’s 2013 Brigade Days celebration! Co-sponsored by the Brigade Days Committee, Destination Hope & Beyond Services (Hope Museum), and the Hope Library.

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Hope Everyone Happy Knit Hope

Culture Days 2013

Letters to Santa

• Hope Library Sundays, Sep 8 –Dec 29 1:30 pm – 3 pm

• The Art Machine 777 Fifth Avenue, Hope Friday, Sep 27 – Sunday, Sep 29 10 am – 5 pm

• Hope Library Saturday, Dec 7, 2 pm – 3:30 pm

New this fall, join knitters of all ages and abilities at the library. Learn new stitches, chat and visit at our warm and welcoming fireside knitting circle.

International Talk Like a Pirate Day • Hope Library Thursday, Sep 19, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Avast me hearties! Learn some pirate lingo, wet yer pipe and enjoy some Tricorne Hat Cookies, listen to a pirate story or two. Shiver me timbers!

Join the Hope & District Arts Council and the Friends of the Hope Library as they launch another collaborative community art project — a companion (or two!) for Annabelle “The Library Greeter.” Brought to life during Culture Days 2012, Annabelle has lived comfortably at the library ever since!

Hope Fall Health Fair

A Hope tradition! Bring your children down to this fun Winterfest event at the library. Arts Council volunteers will help the little ones write their letters to the North Pole. The letters will then be collected by Father Christmas! The afternoon will feature a holiday poem by Krackle, Christmas stories, music and lots of fun! This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hope Library and the Hope and District Arts Council.

• Hope Library Saturday, Nov 2, 10 am – 3 pm

Winter Cheer Week

Visit us at the library booth at the Hope Fall Health Fair and learn more about the vast array of health and wellness resources at your library. Hourly storytelling, draws and lots of fun! Please note that this program takes place at the Hope Secondary School.

Drop in to the library anytime during open hours this week to celebrate the season with displays, music, prizes and seasonal treats.

• Hope Library Tuesday, Dec 17 – Tuesday, Dec 24

The Future: Technology and Aging • Hope Library Thursday, Sep 26,10:30 am – 11:30 am Many recent technological advances are of use to older adults. This workshop describes what is available now and what the future promises to provide. Presented by Council of Senior Citizens Organizations of BC — Seniors’ Health and Wellness Institute.

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Hope Adults Seniors’ Coffee and Conversation

Hope Library Book Club Meeting

Stories Are the Thing: Storytelling with Greg Pauls

• Hope Library Thursdays, Sep 5 – Dec 19 10:30 am – 11:30 am

• Hope Library Third Tuesday of the month 6:30 pm – 8 pm

• Hope Library Wednesdays: Oct 16 and Nov 13 7 pm – 8 pm

Join the conversation! No membership required. Just drop in and join in! Occasional presenters on a wide variety of topics. Have a cup of coffee and a mid-morning treat courtesy of the Friends of the Hope Library. By small donation for coffee supplies.

Love books? You don’t have to be a member, just drop in! Pick up the monthly book selection at the library any time and get ready to share your thoughts. Contact Inge at 604-869-9262 for more information.

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” — Philip Pullman

Writing Beyond Hope Writer’s Group Meeting • Hope Library Second Tuesday of the month 6:30 pm – 8 pm To all writers and writing wannabes — there is a new writer’s group in Hope! Writing prompts, discussions and support. Contact Jessica at 604-832-3032 for more information.

Shared Travels • Hope Library Second Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8 pm Have you gone on a trip or trek and have some great photos and stories to share? Chat, share and laugh with fellow travelers.

Purple Lights Campaign Launch • Hope Library Tuesday, Oct 1, 7 pm – 7:30 pm Let a Purple Light Shine! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Remember those victims who have lost their lives and support those who have survived. Join us for the Purple Lights Tree lighting ceremony and the unveiling of the Hope Purple Lights Community Quilt, “Happy Families” (artwork by children of the Art Machine; pieced by Margaret Vidal of the Hope Quilters Club).

Learn About MS: Help and Support Is On The Way! • Hope Library Wednesday, Oct 9, 1 pm – 2 pm Multiple Sclerosis can affect your life in ways you’d never imagined. Learn more about this disease and where to get support.

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Join Greg and learn some of the “tricks of the trade.” This is a two-part introductory class in the art of storytelling.

This Ain’t Shakespeare: The Othello-Quintette Tunnels • Hope Library Tuesday, Oct 22, 7 pm – 8 pm Back by popular demand, Joe Smuin will present a fascinating photo-essay on the history of the construction of the OthelloQuintette Tunnels near Hope. An engaging presenter, Mr. Smuin is the author of Canadian Pacific’s Kettle Valley Railway and Kettle Valley Railway Mileboards: An Historical Field Guide to the KVR. This program is co-sponsored by Destination Hope & Beyond Services (Hope Museum) and Recreation, Culture and Airpark Services. Come early to ensure you get a good seat! Please note that this program takes place at the Hope Recreation Centre in the conference room.

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Hope Adults Mature Driver’s Training • Hope Library Wednesday, Nov 6, 1 pm – 3 pm Snow! Winter conditions are just around the corner so be prepared. Learn how you can continue to drive safely by attending this Mature Driver’s Workshop with Don Harder. Review your driving, brush up on your knowledge and make a plan of action to help you stay on the road safely. Light refreshments will be served. In order to ensure sufficient materials, please register for this program by October 30. Registration required.

Third Annual Hope Library Quiz Night

Travel With Johnny: Coast Chilcotin

• Hope Library Friday, Nov 15, 7 pm – 9 pm

• Hope Library Wednesday, Nov 20, 7 pm – 8 pm

Brought to you by the Hope Friends of the Library, this fun-filled fundraising evening gives you an opportunity to win some great prizes and support your library! Gather some friends together and book a table. Win the prestigious Highbrow Award and your team’s name will be immortalized! Tickets are available at the library: $50 per team or $10 each.

Travel up to Bella Coola and inland to the beautiful Chilcotin plateau. Johnny’s evocative photographs and informative travelogues are popular so come early to reserve your spot!

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Kids

It’s Your Money! Financial Literacy for Teens and Young Adults

Little Reader’s Theatre

• Hope Library Wednesday, Nov 6, 7 pm – 8 pm Money: it’s never too soon to start thinking about how you will fund your dreams. Whether you are thinking of university, travel or that fancy new car, your dreams usually need money. Join local money experts to learn how to make it happen!

• Hope Library Last Wednesday of the month Sep 25 – Nov 27, 10 am – 10:45 am Join us for interactive preschool storytime as we read, sing and explore! Props, puppets and books to “tell and act” stories — come play!

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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The Langleys ALDERGROVE LIBRARY

FORT LANGLEY Library

26770 29 Avenue Aldergrove, bc v4w 3b8 Phone 604-856-6415

Box 312, 9167 Glover Road Fort Langley, bc v1m 2r6 Phone 604-888-0722

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BROOKSWOOD LIBRARY

MURIEL ARNASON LIBRARY

WALNUT GROVE LIBRARY

20045 40 Avenue Langley, bc v3a 2w2 Phone 604-534-7055

Township of Langley Civic Facility 130 – 20338 65 Avenue Langley, bc v2y 2x3 Phone 604-532-3590

Walnut Grove Community Centre 8889 Walnut Grove Drive Langley, bc v1m 2n7 Phone 604-882-0410

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20399 Douglas Crescent Langley, bc v3a 4b3 Phone 604-514-2850 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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The Langleys Everyone Knitting, spinning, weaving and yarn bombing! Close Knit Langley

Knitting Circle

Yarn Bombing and Craft

• City of Langley Library Tuesdays, Sep 3 – Dec 10 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

• Aldergrove Library First and third Thursday of the month, 10 am – 12 pm Registration required.

• Fort Langley Library Friday, Sep 27 – Saturday, Sep 28

Join knitters of all ages and abilities at the City of Langley Library for our warm and welcoming drop in knitting circle. Children and beginners are welcome. Knitting is fun, relaxing and a great way to connect across the generations. The circle offers opportunities to donate completed projects to local organizations in need.

• Murrayville Library Tuesdays, Sep 3 – Dec 17 10:30 am – 11:30 am Registration required. • Fort Langley Library Wednesdays, Sep 4 – Dec 18 1 pm – 4 pm Pack up your yarn project and head to the library! Spend some time with other knitters who love to share ideas, techniques and conversation. Beginners welcome.

Celebrate Culture Days at the library! The Fort Langley Knitting Circle will be yarn bombing and the whole family is invited to make a craft. Come create a small paper book to take home. Registration required.

Hundred-Mile Clothing: Spinning, Weaving and Knitting in Langley • Muriel Arnason Library Saturday, Sep 28, 1 pm – 4 pm Knitting is all the rage these days, but did you ever wonder where those lovely yarns come from? Please join us to see how yarn is made, from the sheep and alpaca right through the combing and carding process, to making the yarn by spinning the fibres. Members of the Langley Weavers and Spinners Guild will be on hand to demonstrate and answer questions about the process and the Guild.

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The Langleys Everyone Murrayville Library Art Club Fall Art Show • Murrayville Library Thursday, Sep 5 – Saturday, Sep 28 View new works by this local group of artists who work in acrylic, oil, watercolour and graphite. Show runs throughout the month of September.

Reflexology • Walnut Grove Library Wednesday, Sep 11, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Therapeutic reflexology promotes self-healing powers in the body and helps to release stress, reduce muscle tension and relieve pain. Find out more about reflexology from a Certified Reflexology Therapist and take away some selfhelp tips! Registration required.

Homeschoolers Orientation • Walnut Grove Library Friday, Sep 20, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Looking for homeschooling resource ideas as the new school year begins? Come find out how the library can support homeschooling. Explore FVRL’s online resources and connect with other homeschoolers. Registration required.

LEGO Fun at the Library

Happy Birthday, Jane!

• City of Langley Library Fourth Monday of the month Sep 23 – Dec 23, 4 pm – 5:30 pm

• Muriel Arnason Library Monday, Dec 16, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

We have the LEGO, you bring the ideas! Drop in and build your dream creation at the library. Registration appreciated.

Christmas Caroling

Celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday: enjoy hot apple cider and cookies, listen to music from Austen’s time and enter a draw to win an Austen-themed gift basket.

Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Library

• Fort Langley Library

• Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, Dec 18, 3:30 pm – 5 pm

Rehearsal Night: Tuesday, Dec 3 5 pm – 7 pm Christmas Caroling Evening: Tuesday, December 17 5 pm – 7:45 pm Do you enjoy singing? Everyone is welcome to come to the library and participate in an old fashioned Christmas activity — caroling! Meet at the library for one rehearsal evening, and then spend an evening caroling in Fort Langley at designated areas arranged by us. Carol books will be supplied. Please dress for walking outdoors. Registration required.

Join us as we welcome Santa and Mrs. Santa Claus to the Muriel Arnason Library. They will read ’Twas The Night Before Christmas and sing Christmas songs. Feel free to bring your camera to take pictures of your child with Santa. Enter a children’s Christmas book draw.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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The Langleys Adults Conversation Circles

Langley Area Book Clubs Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Meet fellow book club members and discuss a selected title over refreshments. Call or visit the library to learn which book is being discussed this month. Copies of the current month’s book are available at the library. Registration required.

Aldergrove Library Adult Book Club

Last Monday of the month Sep 30 – Nov 25, 2 pm – 3 pm

Murrayville Library Classics Book Club

First Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Brookswood Library Book Club

Murrayville Library Non-Fiction Book Club

City of Langley Book Club

Murrayville Library Wednesday Book Club

Third Tuesday of the month 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Third Tuesday of the month 2 pm – 3 pm

Last Wednesday of the month Sep 25 – Nov 27, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Fourth Wednesday of the month Sep 25 – Nov 27, 3 pm – 4 pm

Muriel Arnason Library Book Club

Fourth Wednesday of the month Sep 25 – Nov 27, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

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Come and practise your English at the library. You will improve your conversation skills, learn about library resources to help learn English, and meet new friends. Registration required.

Art Show Opening • Murrayville Library Thursday, Sep 5 7 pm – 8:30 pm You are invited to the opening reception of the Murrayville Library Art Club’s fall exhibit. Meet the artists and view new works by this group. Light refreshments provided.

Second Friday of the month 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Fort Langley Library Book Club

• Walnut Grove Library Thursdays, Sep 5 – Sep 26 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Stress Busting • City of Langley Library Saturday, Sep 7, 2 pm – 3 pm Do you know what’s causing you stress? If you can’t change things, can you change how you think and feel about them? Explore what causes you stress, the effects on your body and mind, how to change what you can, and how to think and feel differently when change is not imminent. Registration appreciated.

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The Langleys Adults Art Club

Friends of the Library

Dryer Balls

• Murrayville Library First and third Saturday of the month, 2 pm – 4 pm

• City of Langley Library Third Tuesday of the month 1 pm – 2 pm

• Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Sep 18 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Join this friendly group of artists who work in oils, acrylic, watercolour and graphite. Bring your works-in-progress. All levels welcome. Registration required.

Join our dedicated group of volunteers for a chance to give back to your library and your community through advocacy and fundraising.

Gardening Club

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security

Adults and teens are invited to spend an hour creating an environmentally friendly alternative to dryer sheets! Dryer balls are made of 100% wool, are easy to create, and make a unique gift for someone special. Supplies for this free program are included, and the wool comes from a local sheep farm in Glen Valley. Registration required.

• Murrayville Library Thursdays: Sept 12, Sept 26, Oct 10, Nov 14, Dec 12 7 pm – 8:30 pm Cicero once said, “If you have a garden and a library you have everything you need.” Come to the library and meet fellow gardeners in your neighbourhood. Learn about a new gardening topic at each meeting and share your own tips with the group. Registration required.

Fabulous Fall Foliage • City of Langley Library Saturday, Sep 14, 2 pm – 3 pm Learn from an expert gardener from Cedar Rim Nursery about great foliage plants that can be beautiful, interesting and easy to grow. Registration appreciated.

• Brookswood Library Tuesday, Sep 17, 2 pm – 3:30 pm • Walnut Grove Library Tuesday, Sep 17, 7 pm – 8:30 pm • Fort Langley Library Thursday, Sep 26, 2 pm – 3:30 pm • City of Langley Library Saturday, Sep 28, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Join a Citizen Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will hear about Survivor/Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help. Registration appreciated.

Live Your Best Life Through Mental Wellness • City of Langley Library Wednesday, Sep 18, 7 pm – 8 pm It’s not uncommon for people to ask mental health professionals, “is this normal?” In this workshop registered psychologist Dr. Colleen Wilkie will debunk the myth that mental wellness is something you have or you don’t. She’ll outline numerous aspects of mental wellness and provide tips on how you can increase yours. Registration appreciated.

Family Law in BC • Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, Sep 18, 7 pm – 8 pm Learn about recent changes to family law in BC by attending this free legal seminar co-sponsored by The People’s Law School and Muriel Arnason Library. Registration required.

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The Langleys Adults Writing Group

Internet Training

• Murrayville Library Third Thursday of the month 7 pm – 6:30 pm

• Walnut Grove Library Tuesdays, Oct 1 – Dec 17 9 am – 10 am

Do you write fiction, memoirs, poetry or stories for children? Bring your work in progress for critiquing, and share writing tips with group members. All levels welcome.

Are you completely new to computers? Do you know the basics but want to use the Internet and email? We offer free sessions to get you started. Registration required.

Travel Smart for Newcomers

Protect Yourself from Frauds and Scams

• City of Langley Library Saturday, Sep 21, 2 pm – 3 pm Whether you are a new resident of Langley or just visiting, figuring out the ins-and-outs of getting around Langley can be confusing at first. Join a representative from TransLink to learn about planning your trip and using the public transit effectively. Registration appreciated.

Monthly Art Critiques • City of Langley Library Last Monday of the month, Sep 30 – Nov 25, 7 pm – 9 pm Are you developing your talents as an artist? Bring a piece of your art to be discussed and interpreted by your fellow participants, as well as by an experienced artist facilitator. Please call ahead to confirm the event.

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Festive Planters: Flowers for All Seasons • City of Langley Library Saturday, Oct 19, 2 pm – 3 pm

• Walnut Grove Library Friday, Oct 4, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Learn how to protect yourself against financial frauds and scams. BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support staff will provide information on common scams targeting seniors, identity theft, and strategies to protect personal information. Registration required.

eBooks and More

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes for Expectant Mothers • City of Langley Library Mondays: Oct 21 and Dec 16 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Learn breastfeeding basics and techniques to increase success! Helpful advice and information will be given by skilled nurses. To register, please call Langley Public Health at 604-539-2900.

Library eBooks

• Walnut Grove Library Thursday, Oct 10 7 pm – 8:30 pm Learn how to select and download free eBooks from the library to your computer, eReader or other device. Also learn about FVRL’s digital audiobooks and magazines. Bring your eReader or device (if you have one) and your questions. Registration required.

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Learn how gardening can extend throughout all the seasons and how you can enjoy great flowers and beautiful foliage year round here in the Fraser Valley. Registration appreciated.

• Fort Langley Library Tuesday, Oct 22, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm • Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Oct 23, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Learn what the library has to offer in free downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks. Find out what devices are compatible with FVRL’s OverDrive and BC Library to Go services and get hands-on assistance with downloading. Registration required.

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The Langleys Adults Diwali (Festival of Lights) • Muriel Arnason Library Saturday, Oct 26, 1 pm – 3 pm Join Muriel Arnason Library and the Township of Langley as we celebrate our Tenth Annual Diwali — Festival of Lights. Everyone is cordially invited to experience the wonderful diversity of culture through face painting, crafts, Mehndi and food in a festive atmosphere. Refreshments will be served while quantities last.

Is it Possible to Get Past Your Past?

Laughter Yoga

• City of Langley Library Saturday, Oct 26, 2 pm – 3 pm In a word, yes! Often, people seek the services of a registered psychologist when they’re feeling stuck, unable to approach difficult situations in a new way despite their best efforts. Join Dr. Wilkie, a registered psychologist, as she highlights different experiences that can contribute to feeling stuck, and ways of coping that may seem useful in the short-term but can reinforce feeling stuck. She’ll teach you how to start to disengage from old patterns. Registration appreciated.

• Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, Nov 20, 7 pm – 8 pm Got those November blahs? Celebrate laughter for no reason and just for the health of it! Laughter Yoga is a technique of breathing and easy movement exercises designed to teach the body to laugh without depending on jokes or humour. Registration required.

Teens

Kids

Teen Book Chat

Pyjama Storytime

School Agers’ Book Club

• Aldergrove Library Third Thursday of the month 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

• Muriel Arnason Library Wednesdays: Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4 7 pm – 7:30 pm Registration required.

• Aldergrove Library First Thursday of the month 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Have you read a great book — or a horrible one? Want to talk about it? Looking for more great reads? Bring one (or more) of your favourite books, grab a snack and let’s chat! For teens in Grades 6 to 8. Registration required.

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• Aldergrove Library Mondays: Sep 16, Oct 7, Nov 4 6:30 pm – 7 pm Tuck into a story! Children and caregivers will be entertained with stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffie. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

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Each month kids in Grades 3 to 6 can join us to explore a great read. Sessions will consist of a book discussion, fun activities related to the book’s theme, time exploring new titles, and enjoying snacks. Registration required.

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The Langleys Kids Babytime • Walnut Grove Library Wednesdays, Sep 4 – Sep 25 9:30 am – 10 am Registration required.

• Walnut Grove Library Thursdays, Oct 3 – Nov 21 9:30 am – 10 am Registration required.

• Murrayville Library Thursdays, Oct 3 – Oct 17 10:30 am – 11 am Registration required.

• Walnut Grove Library Thursdays, Sep 5 – Sep 26 9:30 am – 10 am Registration required.

• Fort Langley Library Thursdays, Sep 12 – Sep 26 9:15 am – 9:45 am Registration required.

• Muriel Arnason Library Tuesdays, Oct 15 – Oct 29 9:30 am – 10 am Registration required.

• Walnut Grove Library Wednesdays, Oct 30 - Nov 20 9:30 am – 10 am Registration required.

• Fort Langley Library Thursdays, Nov 7 – Nov 21 9:15 am – 9:45 am Registration required.

• Aldergrove Library Wednesday, Oct 23 10:30 am – 11 am Registration required.

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing, and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers. Please note that Wednesday and Thursday programs at Walnut Grove Library are the same.

Storytime • City of Langley Library Fridays, Sep 6 – Dec 27 10:30 am – 11 am Drop in.

• Brookswood Library Wednesdays, Nov 6 –  Dec 11 10:30 am – 11 am Registration appreciated.

• Fort Langley Library Thursdays, Oct 3 – Oct 24 10 am – 10:30 am Registration appreciated.

• Muriel Arnason Library Tuesdays, Sep 10 – Tuesday, Oct 1 10:45 am – 11:15 am Registration required.

• Murrayville Library Wednesdays, Sep 11 –  Oct 9 10:30 am – 11 am Registration required.

• Fort Langley Library Thursdays, Nov 28 – Dec 19 10 am – 10:30 am Registration appreciated.

• Muriel Arnason Library Tuesdays, Nov 5 – Nov 26 10:45 am – 11:15 am Registration required.

• Murrayville Library Wednesdays, Nov 6 –  Dec 4 10:30 am – 11 am Registration required.

• Walnut Grove Library Thursdays, Oct 3 – Oct 24 11:30 am – 12 pm Registration required.

• Brookswood Library Wednesdays, Sep 11 – Oct 16 10:30 am – 11 am Registration appreciated.

• Aldergrove Library Wednesdays Sep 18 – Oct 16 and Nov 6 – Dec 4 10:30 am – 11 am Registration required.

• Walnut Grove Library Thursdays, Nov 28 – Dec 19 11:30 am – 12 pm Registration required.

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

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The Langleys Kids Parent Child Mother Goose • City of Langley Library Tuesdays, Sep 17 – Nov 19 10 am – 11 am Discover fun with rhymes, songs, and stories! This is an interactive program for babies 15 months and younger AND caregivers. Mother Goose helps your baby learn speech and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided. To register, please contact Bernice Way at Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services at 604-857-4662 or email bernice@aldergrovens.com.

Mini Book Club • Aldergrove Library Mondays: Sept 23, Oct 21, Nov 18 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Kids in kindergarten to Grade 3 are invited to Mini Book Club. It will be an exciting time discussing the books we plan to read, as well as drawing favourite characters met in those stories. By discussing a recently enjoyed book, each child can encourage others in their reading and expression of ideas. Registration appreciated.

Gobble! Gobble! • Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Oct 9 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Join us in making a Thanksgiving centrepiece for a senior in your community! Then take one for your own family dinner table. Centrepiece donations will go to Simpson Manor senior’s home in Fort Langley. Supplies provided. Registration required.

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Halloween Storytime and Craft

Christmas Storytime • Muriel Arnason Library Tuesday, Dec 10, 10:45 am – 11:15 am

• Brookswood Library Wednesday, Oct 30 10 am – 11 am Join the Brookswood staff for a Halloween story and craft time. The craft will be yours to take home and enjoy. Registration appreciated.

Trim the Tree • Muriel Arnason Library Monday, Dec 2 – Sunday, Dec 8 Children ages 5 and up are invited to visit the library any time between December 2 and December 8 to make an ornament for the library’s tree. Craft supplies will be available at the front desk.

Christmas Pyjama Storytime • Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, Dec 4 7 pm – 7:30 pm Registration required. Tuck into a story! Children and caregivers will be entertained with Christmas-themed stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffie. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with this special Christmas Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive Christmas stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Registration required.

North Pole Science Lab • City of Langley Library Saturday, Dec 14, 11 am – 11:45 am Kids will discover how Santa pops out of the chimneys so fast and marvel at the flying Santa Cork, the ELF Burping Potion and a Canister Cannon launch. After all that science, everyone can cool down with Cryogenics and a Candy Cane Bubble Shower. This interactive science show is appropriate for kids of all ages. Registration appreciated.

Christmas Craft and Storytime • Brookswood Library Wednesday, Dec 18, 10 am – 11 am Join the Brookswood staff for a Christmas story and Christmas craft session. The simple craft will be yours to take home and enjoy! Registration appreciated.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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Maple Ridge MAPLE RIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Everyone

130 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge, bc v2x 5z6 Phone 604-467-7417

Customer Appreciation Day

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Join library staff and volunteers as we celebrate the beginning of Canadian Library Month with all our valued customers. Take a backroom tour, learn about our online services, add your favourites to our recommended books list and take part in Library Month contests. Refreshments will be served.

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* Sunday hours September to June only

• Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesday, Oct 8, 11 am – 3 pm

Friends of the Library Book Sale • Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Nov 14, 5 pm – 8:30 pm Friday, Nov 15, 10 am – 8:30 pm Saturday, Nov 16, 10 am – 3 pm Support your library and take advantage of great prices on previously loved books.

Posada! • Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Dec 14, 1 pm – 3 pm

Diwali • Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Nov 9, 2 pm – 4 pm Diwali is one of the most vibrant events on the Indian calendar. Join the library and the Family Education and Support Centre to learn about the customs of this joyous day, enjoy classic dance performances, taste Indian food and much more.

Join the library in celebrating Las Posadas, the traditional Spanish prelude to Christmas. Meet new people, learn to dance, listen to music and stories, and enjoy the holiday customs of a different culture.

Adults Many Candles: Interfaith Dialogue Series • Maple Ridge Public Library: First Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Community members from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds gather to discuss topics that matter. Gatherings begin with a panel discussion and are followed by an opportunity for dialogue and audience participation. Come with an open mind and an open heart! Topics include: • Sep 4 — Reconciliation: How have the teachings of your faith tradition guided you down a path of healing and reconciliation? • Oct 2 — Gratitude: How does your faith tradition enliven your sense of gratitude? • Nov 6 — Environment: How does your faith tradition call you to be in “right relation” with the land and all living beings? • Dec 4 — Transformation: How has the experience of learning about a different worldview deepened or expanded your own personal spirituality or religious identity? Presented by the Maple Ridge Family Education & Support Centre’s Building Interfaith Bridges project.

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Maple Ridge Adults Computers & technology Drop-In Computer Help

Fun With the Internet

• Maple Ridge Public Library Mondays, Sep 9 – Dec 9, 2 pm – 3 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Thursdays, Sep 26 – Oct 10, 7 pm – 8 pm Register beginning August 15.

If you already know how to use a computer, but have a few questions, need some practice, want to fill in the gaps in your knowledge, set up an email account or get help with your new eReader or tablet, drop in and benefit from library staff expertise.

• Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesdays, Nov 13 – Nov 27, 7 pm – 8 pm Register beginning October 15.

3D Printing

Come and learn about the Web! Over three consecutive weeks, students will check out interesting web sites, learn how to find pictures and more in this information-packed class.

• Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Nov 23, 2 pm – 4 pm

It Won’t Byte

The future is now at FVRL! Join members of 3D604 for an afternoon of discussion and demonstrations of 3D printing. Drop in anytime during the program to discover this exciting technology in action. Bring your questions for our guest experts.

Computer Basics • Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays, Sep 17 – Oct 1, 7 pm – 8 pm Register beginning August 15. • Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays, Nov 5 – Nov 19, 2 pm – 3 pm Register beginning October 1. Computer Basics is a gentle introduction to the computer. Over three consecutive weeks, students will learn fundamental skills including how to turn a computer on and off, use a mouse, master the keyboard and more.

• Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre Tuesday, Oct 22, 3:30 pm – 5 pm Do all the new hand-held tech toys confuse you? Bring those new gadgets (cell phones, cameras, eReaders, laptops, etc.) and let the technically gifted members of the Student Library Council explain how they work and what they do. Register beginning September 23 at the Maple Ridge Public Library.

eBooks and eReaders • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Nov 27, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Are you overwhelmed by the variety of eReaders available or confused about how they work with library eBooks? Then this information session is for you! Stop by the library to learn how eReaders work and how to download free library books.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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Maple Ridge Adults Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security

Social Networking Series

• Maple Ridge Public Library: Monday, Sep 23, 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Facebook • Maple Ridge Public Library: Monday, Sep 16, 7 pm – 8 pm If you’re interested in Facebook but don’t know where to start, join us for a one-hour presentation on how to join and what you need to do to keep your personal information safe. Register beginning August 15.

Pinterest • Maple Ridge Public Library: Wednesday, Oct 9, 7 pm – 8 pm Stay on top of cutting-edge social media by learning the basics of Pinterest. This eye-catching visual media site will open up a world of stunning visual collections and allow you to easily express your artistic side online. Register beginnings September 1.

Twitter • Maple Ridge Public Library: Wednesday, Nov 13, 7 pm – 8 pm Learn how to communicate using Twitter, the enormously popular social networking site. Learn what Twitter is all about and how to use it, with easy tips and tricks that will allow you to join the online fun. Register beginning October 15.

Adult Learner Book Club Many adults find it difficult to read. Joining a book club is a great way to improve your reading skills and also to meet people and have some fun. The Adult Learner Book Club meets regularly at the Maple Ridge Public Library. If you or someone you know would like to join a book club for adults who are working on their reading skills, please contact the library’s main floor information desk. Organized in collaboration with the Community Literacy Committee.

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Join a Citizen Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will hear about Survivor/Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help.

Ghost Towns of BC: Sandon • Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Sep 28, 1:30 pm – 3 pm Travel back in time with wellknown historian John Mitchell (www.bcghosttowns.com) as he shares the story of Sandon, the “Monte Carlo of BC.” Sandon burst to life during the silver boom of the mid 1890s. The town was wide open and wild 24/7 with tin horn gamblers, bordellos, newspaper men and two railways.

One Book Whonnock: The Eternal Forest • Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Oct 5, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Fred Braches, local historian and author of Whonnock Notes, will present a lively and informed discussion about the background of this year’s One Book Whonnock selection. The author, George Godwin, based his novel on the years he and his family lived in Whonnock prior to World War I.

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Maple Ridge Adults Aging Gracefully The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie Seniors Network invites you to a series of information sessions on topics of interest to seniors and their families.

On the Go — Seniors Transportation Options

Advocacy for Caregivers

Protect Yourself! Frauds and Scams

• Maple Ridge Library: Thursday, Sep 19, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• Maple Ridge Library: Thursday, Oct 24 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• Maple Ridge Library: Thursday, Nov 21, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The decision to stop driving can have a profound impact on seniors, affecting their independence, their social lives, and their ability to get to out-oftown medical appointments and events. This session provides practical information on affordable local and surrounding Lower Mainland seniors’ transportation services.

Seniors often need other people to advocate for them. This session offers advice to family, friends and those employed to assist seniors, outlining a step-by-step process and courteous but firm strategies.

Anyone can be a a victim of fraud. The first step in protecting yourself and your financial information is prevention. Learn more about financial fraud, scams, identity theft, and strategies to help you protect personal information and deal with telephone solicitors.

Books on Film

Money for Beginners This ongoing series is ideal for immigrants to Canada, young adults living away from home for the first time and anyone who would like to have a better understanding of the basics of managing money. Presented by VanCity financial literacy staff and supported by the Community Literacy Committee.

Basic Banking • Maple Ridge Public Library: Tuesday, Sep 24, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Learn which kind of bank account is right for you, how to make sense of bank fees and interest rates and how to manage your cheques, cards and statements.

• Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays, Oct 8 – Nov 12 6 pm – 8:30 pm Is the book always better than the movie? Come to the library and judge for yourself with a must-see film based on a popular book. Friends of the Library will sell refreshments at intermission. Please contact the main floor information desk for a schedule.

Credit Cards and Credit History • Maple Ridge Public Library: Thursday, Nov 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Recognize the benefits and pitfalls of credit cards and learn how to determine and control your credit rating and make it work for you.

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Teens

Kids

Writers’ Workshop with Janet Love Morrison

Teen Book Club

Market Storytimes

• Maple Ridge Public Library Third Tuesday of the month 6 pm – 8 pm

• Memorial Peace Park 11900 224 Street, Maple Ridge Saturdays, Sep 7 – Sep 28 11 am – 11:30 am

• Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Oct 26, 1 pm – 4 pm This in-depth, hands-on workshop will cover the writing process from ideas, organization, style and effective writing to revising, editing and getting published. Janet Love Morrison is an author, speaker, teacher and editor based in the Lower Mainland. Her latest books are The Crazy Canucks and Friends: 6 Women, 6 Cultures.

Adult Evening Christmas Celebration • Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesday, Dec 10, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Join the Silvertones and other special guests for our traditional evening of Christmas stories, songs and celebration. Refreshments will be served.

Teens Reading Buddy Teen Volunteers • Maple Ridge Public Library Volunteer to be a reading mentor! This program matches teens with children from grades one to three for reading practice each week. Teen mentors earn volunteer work experience hours and have a chance to show a child how great reading really is! Pick up an application at the second floor information desk.

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The Teen Book Club meets once a month to discuss their latest read, snack on tea and cookies, and choose their next book. For teens 15 and older. Please register at the second floor information desk.

Student Library Council (SLC) Meetings • Maple Ridge Public Library First meeting Wednesday, Sep 25 followed by Wednesdays Oct 16, Nov 20 and Dec 18. 7 pm – 8:30 pm Have some input into what happens at the library this year, and earn volunteer work experience hours at the same time! SLC membership looks great on your resume too. Members organize programs for teens, volunteer as reading buddies and help with other library events. Refreshments provided. Ask for an SLC application form at the second floor information desk.

Look for the library tent at the Haney Farmers Market. Storytimes will be held at each Saturday Market in Memorial Peace Park. There will be stories, songs and puppets for all ages. On stormy Saturdays we’ll move the fun inside to the Story Room on the second floor of the library.

Babytime • Maple Ridge Public Library Mondays, Sep 9 – Nov 25 10:15 am – 10:45 am Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing, and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers. (The library will be closed on October 14 and November 11.)

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Teen Quiz Night • Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Nov 2, 7 pm – 9 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Sep 10 – Dec 6, 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Bring your competitive spirit to the Maple Ridge Public Library for Teen Quiz Night. This free event features snacks, prizes, fun and more! Form a team or come alone. Contact the library for more information.

Introduce children to the love of books and language! Children five years and younger, along with their parents and caregivers, will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and puppets. Storytime helps prepare children to learn to read.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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September – December 2013

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maple ridge Kids Bear Aware Special Storytime

Reading Buddies

• Maple Ridge Public Library Friday, Sept 13, 10:15 – 10:45

• Maple Ridge Public Library Mondays: Sep 30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 4, 18, 25, Dec 2 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

In Maple Ridge we share our backyards with bears and other wildlife. Join Dan of Wildsafe BC for a storytime aimed at educating parents and pre-schoolers about how to live safely with bears. This interactive and educational program will include stories, actions, and a collection of Bearaphernalia you can look at and feel.

Fun Fridays • Maple Ridge Public Library Fridays : Sep 20, Oct 25, Nov 29 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Looking for something to do after school on a Friday afternoon? Do you like stories, contests, crafts, and prizes? Then Fun Fridays is the program for you! For kids in Grades 1 to 3. September 20 — Space Odyssey Register beginning August 30. October 25 — Monster Madness Register beginning September 27. November 29 — Holiday Fun Register beginning November 1.

The Reading Buddies program pairs elementary school children with high school students for 45 minutes of reading practice each week. Partners meet on Mondays after school. For kids in Grades 1 to 3. (Please note that the library will be closed on Monday, October 14 and Monday, November  11.) Register beginning September 1.

The Great Egg Drop • Maple Ridge Public Library Friday, Oct 18, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm In honor of National Science and Technology Week, we challenge you to put your scientific engineering skills to the test. Create a container to protect an egg for a 25-foot drop, and then test your invention in the foyer of the library! All materials supplied. For kids in Grades 3 to 7. Register beginning September 16.

Night Time Tales

Wedne s ay One hour of afterschool fun for kids in Grades 4 and up.

Chocolate Festival • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Sep 25 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Do you or does anyone you know have a sweet tooth? Then this is the perfect program for you! Visit the library for our fifth annual afternoon of chocolatefilled activities and games! Register beginning September 1.

Pumpkin Painting • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Oct 30 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm What better way to get ready for Halloween than by painting a pumpkin? Pick up a paintbrush and get creative! Register beginning October 1.

Christmas Movie

Halloween Magic

Christmas Countdown

• Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Oct 17, 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Dec 12, 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Calling all witches, fairies, ghosts, pirates and everyone else! Come in for an exciting evening of puppets, books, songs and rhymes.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so come and join us for an evening of holiday songs, rhymes, stories and a special Christmas puppet show.

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• Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Nov 27 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm It’s almost that time of year again! Head to the library and enjoy a festive holiday movie that will be sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Rise of the Guardians is rated PG. Register beginning November 1.

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Mission MISSION LIBRARY

Everyone

33247 Second Avenue Mission, bc v2v 1j9 Phone 604-826-6610

Reading Buddies

Diwali

• Mission Library

• Mission Library Tuesday, Oct 29, 4 pm – 9 pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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Is your child a reluctant reader? Reading Buddies is a free program for Grade 1 to Grade 4 students who live in Mission and need some help in reading. We’ll match a big buddy with a little buddy and the pair will meet once a week at the same time at the library from September to June. Forms are available at the information desk at Mission Library. You can also register by phoning 604-820-2027, or emailing Mission Literacy In Motion at cloc@literacyinmission.org.

Customer Appreciation Day

Join us for a Diwali celebration at Heritage Park Secondary and Clarke Theatre. This program is presented in cooperation with Mission Community Services.

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale • Mission Library Friday, Nov 15 , 12 pm – 4:30 pm Saturday, Nov 16, 10 am – 4 pm Come buy some gently loved library materials. Sponsored by Mission Friends of the Library.

• Mission Library Wednesday, Oct 2, 2 pm – 4 pm Join us for a sweet treat to celebrate the best part about our library — our customers!

La Vida Local: Building Community Around Food • Mission Library Saturday, Sep 21, 9 am – 1 pm Do you believe in healthy food for everyone? Come to the Mission City Farmers Market and learn about food security and what it means for our community. Information on food related initiatives in Mission, cooking demonstrations, live music, storytelling, craft-making and more. Plus the usual fresh local produce, eggs, honey, baking, preserves and crafts. Find more information at www.missioncityfarmersmarket.com.

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Mission Everyone Book a Librarian Got a question? We’ve got experts. Research, computers, eBooks, job search, business, library catalogue help and more! Thirty-minute one-on-one sessions with a librarian are available by appointment. Ask for details at the information desk or phone us.

Adults International Knitting Club

Mission Book Club

• Mission Library Wednesdays 12 pm – 1:30 pm

• Mission Library Mondays: Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2, 7 pm – 8 pm

Reaching out to knitters from all cultures. Presented in co-operation with Mission Community Services.

Love to read? Love to chat? Join the book club each month for treats and great company.

Real-Life English Conversation Circle

Mission Friends of the Library Meeting

• Mission Library Wednesdays Sep 18 – Oct 30 10:15 am – 11:30 am

• Mission Library Second Wednesday of the month Sep 11 – Nov 13, 2 pm – 3 pm

Practice your English language conversation skills in real-life situations through weekly field trips and guest speakers. A certificate of completion will be presented to those completing the full seven weeks. Please contact Kusum at Mission Community Services 604-814-3957 to register.

Join the Mission Friends of the Library and attend a meeting at Mission Library.

Word Keepers • Mission Library Third Wednesday of the month Sep 18 – Nov 20, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Join Mission’s Writer’s Group! For all writers, from the closet writer to the published author.

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Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security • Mission Library: Friday, Sep 27, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Join a Citizen Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will hear about Survivor/Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help. Registration appreciated.

Learn the World of Wordpress • Mission Library Wednesday, Oct 9, 7 pm – 8:30 pm “WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards and usability.” Now in English: Wordpress is a popular blogging system. Join us for a workshop on how to use it effectively.

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Mission Adults Quiz Night • Mission Library Friday, Oct 25, 7 pm – 9:45 pm Friends of the Library’s Annual Quiz Night is back! Space is limited! Buy your tickets early before they run out at Mission Library.

Authors of Mission Celebration

Peace of Mind: Reflexology

• Mission Library Saturday, Nov 2, 2 pm – 4 pm Love words? So do we! Meet local writers, amateur and pro. Brief readings, complimentary refreshments and relaxed atmosphere included!

• Mission Library Wednesday, Nov 6, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Esther Isobe of Peace of Mind Reflexology will speak about the history of reflexology, how it works, who can have it, what reflexology isn’t, and some basic information on stress as well as the benefits of reflexology.

Teens Manga Village • Mission Library Saturdays: Sep 28, Oct 19 & Nov 30 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Join us for contests, crafts, food, and manga and anime talk. For teens ages 12 to 18.

Gingerbread House Decorating • Mission Library Saturday, Dec 7, 2:30 pm – 4 pm Teens ages 12 to 18 are invited to make and decorate their own gingerbread house to take home. Register beginning November 4.

Volunteer “Reading Buddies” Needed at the Library Are you a teen looking for volunteer hours? Do you like working with children and enjoy reading? Reading Buddies provides an opportunity to volunteer and be a mentor. Once a week “buddies” meet after school or during the weekend at the library for an hour of reading and playing games. Please visit our website www.literacyinmission.org, phone 604-820-2027, or email us at CLOC@LiteracyInMission.org.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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Mission Kids Babytime

Storytime

Afterschool LEGO Club

• Mission Library Wednesdays, Sep 18 –  Oct 30 10:30 am – 11 am

• Mission Library Fridays, Sep 20 – Nov 1 10:30 am – 11 am

• Mission Library Wednesdays, Nov 6 – Nov 27 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing, and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Come and create, create, create with the library’s LEGO collection. (Girls are welcome too!)

Halloween Puppet Show

• Mission Library Tuesday, Dec 10, 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Reading Buddies Is your child a reluctant reader? Reading Buddies is a free program for Grade 1 to Grade 4 students who live in Mission and need some help in reading. We’ll match a big buddy with a little buddy and the pair will meet once a week at the same time at the Library from September to June. Forms are available at the information desk at Mission Library, or you can register by phoning 604-820-2027 or emailing Mission Literacy In Motion at CLOC@LiteracyInMission.org.

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• Mission Library Tuesday, Oct 29, 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Wear your costume for some family fun and enjoy a puppet show too!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas Puppet Show

Join us for some festive stories, songs and a puppet show.

Parent Child Mother Goose • Mission Library: Tuesdays, Sep 24 – Nov 26, 10:30 am – 11:30 am Discover fun with rhymes, songs, and stories! This is an interactive program for babies 24 months and younger AND caregivers. Mother Goose helps your baby learn speech and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided. Presented in partnership with Early Childhood Development Committee, Mission Literacy in Motion and Success by Six. To register, please contact Chandra at Mission Literacy in Motion by phone at 604-820-2027 or by email at cloc@literacyinmission.org.

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Pitt Meadows Pitt Meadows Public Library

Everyone

Adults

200 – 12099 Harris Road Pitt Meadows, bc v3y 0e5 Phone 604-465-4113

Games Night

One-on-One Computer Help

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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• Pitt Meadows Library Wednesdays, Sep 11 – Dec 18 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Join us for Family Games Nights! We will have a variety of board games set up around the library for your enjoyment.

Pitt Meadows Friends Annual Quiz Night • Pitt Meadows Library Saturday, Sep 28, 7 pm – 9 pm The Friends of the Library are happy to continue the tradition of an annual Quiz Night, following the success of our 2012 edition. Come by yourself or come as a team. Limited to 10 teams with a maximum of six people per team. Prizes and refreshments are provided. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the library after September 6. Registration required.

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• Pitt Meadows Library Mondays, Sep 9 – Dec 9 2:30 pm – 4 pm Need help setting up an email account or formatting a Word document? Our staff can offer one-on-one help for some of the tougher problems we all encounter using technology. Come in or call to register. Please note that the library is closed October 14 and November 11. Registration required.

Pitt Meadows Library Book Club • Pitt Meadows Library Third Wednesday of the month Sep 18 – Dec 18 7 pm – 8:30 pm Join us as we discuss our monthly book club choice. See library staff for information about upcoming discussion titles. Our October 16 meeting will feature special guest author JJ Lee. Registration appreciated.

Author Reading: JJ Lee • Pitt Meadows Library Wednesday, Oct 16, 7 pm – 8 pm Join fashion writer JJ Lee for a talk about the transformative nature of memoir writing. Lee will read from his book The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. The critically acclaimed non-fiction work tells an unforgettable story of love, forgiveness and learning what it means to be a man. Registration appreciated.

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pitt meadows Adults Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security

Aging gracefully series The Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Katzie Seniors Network presents this series of talks on topics important to seniors and their families. These workshops offer practical, stress-relieving resources to help you care for your aging parents. Please register by calling 604-786-7404 or emailing htreleaven@shaw.ca.

You and Your Aging Parents • Pitt Meadows Library: Tuesday, Sep 24, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Kathie Rodway has been working with seniors and their family members for over 25 years as a nurse, lifeline emergency response manager and marketing manager at three retirement communities.

Seniors Care: Navigating the System • Pitt Meadows Library: Tuesday, Oct 22, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm What is assisted living and extended care? How do you arrange for a long term care assessment? This presentation will walk you through the processes and help you avoid the pitfalls. .

• Pitt Meadows Library Thursday, Sep 26, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Join a Citizen Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will hear about Survivor/Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance, and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help. Registration appreciated.

Teen TAG: Teen Advisory Group

Being a Caregiver to an Aging Parent Pitt Meadows Library: Tuesday, Nov 26, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm This workshop will explore some of the potential changes in roles, sibling relationships and being stuck in the middle between one’s parents and children. Participants will gain an understanding of how certain messages, demands or beliefs can contribute to stress and burnout, and discover ways to deal with caregiver stress.

• Pitt Meadows Library Third Tuesday of the month, Tuesday, Sep 17 – Tuesday, Dec 17 7 pm – 8:30 pm The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) advises and helps plan and develop teen-oriented library programs and services. The meetings are fun and always include a snack! TAG membership looks great on resumes and college applications. Volunteer hours are granted for attending monthly meetings and volunteering at library events. Membership is open to all teens. If you’d like to join, attend the next meeting or visit the library and pick up an application.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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Pitt Meadows Kids LEGO ’n Have Fun

Storytime

French Storytime

• Pitt Meadows Library Mondays: Sept 9, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

• Pitt Meadows Library Thursdays, Sep 19 – Dec 5 10:15 am – 10:45 am

• Pitt Meadows Library Fridays, Sep 20 – Dec 6 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Kids of all ages and stages can enjoy a variety of stories, rhymes and songs in our weekly French storytime. This is an excellent way to prepare your children for French Immersion.

We have the LEGO, you bring the ideas! LEGO Club is a fun program for children ages 5 to 10. (Psst — Girls are welcome!) Please call or visit the library for details and to register. Registration required.

Babytime • Pitt Meadows Library Wednesdays, Sep 18 – Dec 4 10:15 am – 10:45 am Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing, and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

Talk Like a Pirate Day! • Pitt Meadows Library Thursday, Sep 19 10:30 am – 8:30 pm Arrrgh Mateys, come to the library and help us celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day! Bring your library card and plunder the booty from our shelves all day long. Every child who comes dressed in their seafaring gear wins a prize!

• Pitt Meadows Library Thursdays, Sep 19 – Oct 24 3 pm – 4:40 pm

Pyjama Storytime — Winter Special

Pyjama Storytime — Christmas Special

• Pitt Meadows Library Wednesdays, Nov 6 – Dec 11 3 pm – 4:40 pm

• Pitt Meadows Library Tuesday, Dec 10 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

• Pitt Meadows Library Thursdays, Nov 7 – Dec 12 3 pm – 4:40 pm St John Ambulance Therapy Dogs and the Pitt Meadows Library present Paws 4 Stories. FVRL’s first Therapy Dog Reading Buddies Program! Research has shown that short 20-minute sessions with a dog can raise a slow or reluctant reader’s ability by two reading levels in as little as six weeks. Space is limited; registration required.

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Come to the library in your Halloween costume to hear scary tales and spooky legends. Get a head start on your Trick or Treating. There will be a prize for best costume!

Tuck into a story! Children and caregivers will be entertained with special winter stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffie. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

• Pitt Meadows Library Wednesdays, Sep 18 – Oct 23 3 pm – 4:40 pm

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• Pitt Meadows Library Tuesday, Oct 29, 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

• Pitt Meadows Library Tuesday, Nov 12, 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm

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Children and caregivers will be entertained with Christmas stories, carols, rhymes,and other holiday goodies. Kids are encouraged to wear their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffie.

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Port Coquitlam TERRY FOX LIBRARY

Everyone

2470 Mary Hill Road Port Coquitlam, bc v3c 3b1 Phone 604-927-7999

One-On-One Tech Help

Birthday Bonanza!

• Terry Fox Library

• Terry Fox Library Friday, Oct 25, 11:30 am – 1 pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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* Sunday hours Thanksgiving through Easter only

Need Internet help? Join us for a free half-hour session to get you started. We can help you learn about the Internet, Facebook, eBooks, email and more. Choose to learn on your own device or use a library computer. Call or ask at the information desk to book a personalized half-hour appointment.

Homeschoolers Tea • Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Sep 25, 2 pm – 3 pm

This year the Terry Fox Library turned 30 and the City of Port Coquitlam turned 100! Celebrate both birthdays at one big birthday party. Award-winning magician Tricky Ricky will kick off the party at 11:30 am. Adults and kids will marvel at Tricky Ricky’s jaw-dropping magic and card tricks. At 12:15 pm join the Terry Fox Library’s kazoo orchestra and perform the Happy Birthday Song, followed by birthday cake!

Sip and snack while we introduce the services and resources we offer to those who teach and learn at home. Let us know how we can help you. For all home-schooled children and teens and their parents and teachers. Everyone is welcome.

Cat Care • Terry Fox Library: Wednesday, Oct 2, 7 pm – 8 pm Join us and your fellow cat lovers for an evening with the Canadian Animal Rescue and Extended Shelter (C.A.R.E.S.) to learn about, care for and interact with your furry friends. Making the decision to bring a cat into your life is one that shouldn’t be made lightly, but one that can be personally rewarding and fulfilling! C.A.R.E.S. will also talk about how they can bring cats and owners together, community outreach to bring awareness to the plight of homeless cats, and their “Trap, Neuter, and Release” program. Cats may be present.

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Port Coquitlam Adults Friends of the Library

English Conversation Group

• Terry Fox Library

• Terry Fox Library Thursdays, 10:30 am – 12 pm

Friends make a difference! Friends are volunteers who promote library services in the community. They support library programs and fundraising activities in cooperation with library staff. Learn more at the September meeting or call the library for more information.

World and Documentary Film Night • Terry Fox Library Mondays, 6 pm – 8:30 pm Calling all film buffs! We will be screening a selection of Oscar nominees (and winners) from around the world. The first Monday of the month will be a documentary. Call the library to find out what movie will be screened.

Foundations English Classes • Terry Fox Library Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 pm – 3:45 pm Upgrade your reading, writing and vocabulary skills. Registration is ongoing through Coquitlam Continuing Education. Call 604-936-4261 for more information.

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Practise English in a friendly, social situation. Presented in partnership with SHARE Family and Community Services.

Ins and Outs of Craigslist • Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Sep 11, 7 pm – 8 pm Is it time to get rid of the barely used RV or extra furniture? Learn how to sell your excess possessions on Craigslist! You will learn how to place an ad, techniques for searching, and how to contact sellers.

Adult Learner Book Club • Terry Fox Library Second Friday of the month 2 pm – 3 pm Make new friends, read interesting books and practise English in a fun environment. Adults upgrading their reading skills or learning English are welcome to join. The books discussed vary from ELSA level 2 to 5 according to the reading levels and interests of the group. Call or drop by the information desk to join.

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Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security • Terry Fox Library Monday, Sep 16, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Join a Citizen Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will hear about Survivor/Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance, and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help. Registration appreciated.

Finding the Hidden Job Market • Terry Fox Library Tuesday, Sep 17, 4 pm – 5:30 pm Did you know that 80 per cent of jobs are never posted anywhere? Avia Employment Services is here to help you, whether you are just starting out in the world of work or wanting to try a new career. Find out how to: Get the employment advice and support you need to find a meaningful and rewarding job; find employers and job opportunities in your community; explore your career options and develop a job search plan to meet your employment goals; learn how to improve your resume, prepare for interviews and find job leads.

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Port Coquitlam Adults TED Talk Wednesdays • Terry Fox Library Third Wednesday of the month 2 pm – 3 pm

Coffee Mug Club: Terry Fox Library Book Club • Terry Fox Library Fourth Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8 pm

Author Reading: JJ Lee • Terry Fox Library Thursday, Oct 30, 7 pm – 8 pm

First Time Home Buyer Workshop

The Shetland Islands in Spirit Dancer Canoe

Join fashion writer JJ Lee for a talk about the transformative nature of memoir writing. Lee will read from his book The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. The critically acclaimed non-fiction work tells an unforgettable story of love, forgiveness and learning what it means to be a man. Registration appreciated.

• Terry Fox Library Thursday, Sep 19, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• Terry Fox Library: Tuesday, Oct 8, 7 pm - 8 pm

Getting to Know Dementia

Realtor Mark George and a panel including a financial planner, mortgage broker, and a home inspector will provide information about how to go about finding and purchasing your first home. This workshop covers getting your finances in order to qualify for a mortgage, finding the ideal property and what to do once you have found it. Not a first time home buyer? Join us for a refresher on the process. All are welcome!

Come join adventure travelers Barbara and Chris Cooper on a journey around the Shetland Islands, an amazing journey on the most northerly section of the British Isles. The Shetlanders are an amazing community that helped Chris and his team through the struggles of negotiating very tricky seas. The Spirit Dancer Canoe had over 800 local people helping paddle around some beautiful North Sea landscapes. Come discover the magic of Shetlander coastline, their people and music.

Join us for a brief TED Talk presentation screening, followed by thought-provoking conversation. TED Talks cover a range of topics from technology to the arts, and current events.

Raising Great Readers

New members are welcome to join this informal book discussion group. for more information contact Kim at 604-942-9598 or email kimstack_@shaw.ca.

• Terry Fox Library Tuesday, Sep 24, 7 pm – 8 pm You are your child’s first and best teacher. Whether your child is six weeks old or six years old, you have the tools to help them become a great reader. Learn more about the importance of early literacy and how you can nurture pre-reading skills at home. All participants will go home with a free children’s book. Register beginning September 3.

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• Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Nov 6 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Participants will receive basic information on dementia and the impact it has on the individual, their care partners, and their support network. You will have an opportunity to learn about the diagnosis, different programs and services available in the community, the importance of planning for the future, and strategies for living well. For people with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners, and famiy members. Presented by the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

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Port Coquitlam Adults Wedding Tips from LivingSimplicity • Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Nov 13, 7 pm – 8 pm Shanna and Sara from LivingSimplicity Professional Organizing and Event Planning will walk you through their ten easy steps to planning your wedding day. Along with a stress free approach to planning, they will introduce you to amazing local vendors to support you throughout the planning process. Join us for an evening of learning and inspiration.

Ghost Towns of BC: Sandon • Terry Fox Library Saturday, Nov 23, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Travel back in time with wellknown historian John Mitchell (www.bcghosttowns.com) as he shares the story of Sandon. The “Monte Carlo of BC,” Sandon burst to life during the silver boom of the mid 1890s and was the first city in the province to be fully electrified! The town was wide open and wild 24/7 with tin horn gamblers, bordellos, newspaper men and two railways — all tucked tightly between towering mountains.

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Teens Christmas Tea and Trivia

Reading Buddies

• Terry Fox Library Friday, Dec 6, 2 pm – 3 pm

• Terry Fox Library Mondays, Sep 16 – Nov 4 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for an afternoon tea and share your fond memories of past Christmases in a festively decorated environment. We will also have a friendly game of trivia, and names will be drawn for poinsettia giveaways!

eBook Reader Orientation • Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Dec 11 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Are you thinking of purchasing an eBook reader or a tablet as a Christmas gift this year? Come learn how you can access eBooks for free through the library! This seminar will teach you the process of getting an eBook from the library on to your device. Sessions are: • eBook Readers 6:30–7:30 pm • Tablets from 7:30–8:30 pm (When you register, we can determine which seminar will best suit your needs.) Registration required.

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Volunteer as a reading buddy to a child in Grades K to 3 to help them improve their reading skills. Show your buddy how cool reading is! This is also a great opportunity to gain volunteer hours for your community work experience requirement and will look awesome on your resume. Teens in Grades 8 to 12 may pick up an application at the Terry Fox Library information desk. The sessions will be six weeks. Please note that the library is closed on October 14. Registration required.

Teen Advisory Group • Terry Fox Library Third Tuesday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) advises and helps to plan and develop teen-oriented programs and services. TAG members organize programs for teens, volunteer as reading buddies and help with other library events. The meetings are fun and always include snacks! TAG membership looks great on resumes, job and college applications. Volunteer hours are granted for attending monthly meetings and volunteering at library events. Membership is open to all teens. If you’d like to join, attend the next meeting or visit the library to pick up an application! Registration required.

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Port Coquitlam Teens

Kids

Crafternoon: Altered Book Workshop

Pyjama Storytime

Babytime

• Terry Fox Library First Wednesday of the month 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm

• Terry Fox Library Fridays, Sep 13 – Oct 11 10:15 am – 10:40 am Register beginning September 3.

• Terry Fox Library Thursday, Oct 17, 4 pm – 5 pm Turn an old library book into a work of art. You bring your creative juices and we’ll supply the old books and tons of other art supplies. All teens are welcome.

Hunger Games Teen Challenge • Terry Fox Library Thursday, Nov 21, 4 pm – 5 pm On the eve of the release of Catching Fire, all sorts of Hunger Games challenges will test your skill and cunning. The strongest will win great prizes and honour. Everyone else ... well, you’ll be fine. This is Port Coquitlam, not Panem. May the odds be ever in your favour! Register beginning November 1.

Tuck into a story! Children and caregivers will be entertained with stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffie. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Storytime • Terry Fox Library Tuesdays, Sep 10 – Oct 8 10:15 am – 10:45 am • Terry Fox Library Wednesdays Oct 16 – Nov 13 10:15 am – 10:45 am • Terry Fox Library Fridays, Nov 22 – Dec 13 10:15 am – 10:45 am • Terry Fox Library Special Saturday Storytime: Third Saturday of month 11 am – 11:30 am

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• Terry Fox Library Tuesdays, Nov 12 – Dec 10 10:15 am – 10:40 am Register beginning November 5. Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

Reading Buddies

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• Terry Fox Library Fridays, Oct 18 – Nov 8 10:15 am – 10:40 am Register beginning October 2.

• Terry Fox Library Mondays, Sep 16 – Nov 4 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Parents, if you have a son or daughter in kindergarten to Grade 3 who would like to be a better reader, this is a great way to get extra reading practice! Your child will have a chance to read with one of our teen volunteers. The session runs for seven weeks. (Please note that the library is closed October 14.) Please visit the library to fill out an application form. Register beginning August 27.

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Port Coquitlam Kids Kids Day Off: Movie Matinee • Terry Fox Library Fridays: Sep 20, Oct 25, Nov 29 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Looking for something to do on a Pro-D Day? Come to the library for a movie matinee. Call the library to find out which movie is playing. Everyone is welcome.

Chinese Ink Painting • Terry Fox Library Saturday, Sep 28, 11 am – 12 pm Experience Chinese ink painting with illustrator Coral Chen. Paint on Chinese rice paper and take your artwork home. For children ages 5 and older. Registration required.

Toilet Tales

Family Christmas Special

• Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Oct 9 10:15 am – 10:45 am

• Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Dec 4 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Is toilet training number one and number two on your list of things to do? Then come to a fun storytime for children and their caregivers, with potty-related songs, poems and books. Register beginning September 11.

Celebrate the season with a night of festive family fun! Enjoy stories, sing carols and help decorate the library Christmas tree. Seasonal goodies will be served.

Things That GO BUMP in the Night • Terry Fox Library Tuesday, Oct 29, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Ghosts, goblins and ghouls! What are you scared of? Spooky ghost stories, creepy Halloween games and frightening snacks destined to put you on edge. Wear your costume…if you dare! For children ages 7 and up only. Register beginning September 20.

Count-Down to Christmas Puppet Show • Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Dec 18 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Christmas is coming! Are you ready? Get into the Christmas spirit with our seasonal puppet show. Register beginning November 27.

Stuffie Sleepover • Terry Fox Library Tuesday, Oct 22, 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Ever wonder what your stuffed animals do when you’re not around? What would they do if they were left at the library overnight? Unsupervised! Come to our stuffed animal storytime and tuck your stuffie in for a night at the library. Follow our updates on Facebook to see what shenanigans they get up to. Everyone is welcome!

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White Rock WHITE ROCK LIBRARY 15342 Buena Vista White Rock, bc v4b 1y6 Phone 604-541-2201 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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Everyone Fascinating, Fabulous Fibre. From Fine Art to Funky to Functional.

OUtside the BOX A Fibre Art Extravaganza • White Rock Library: Wednesday, Sep 4 – Monday, Sep 30 Join us for the Third Annual Outside the Box celebration! Beautiful and versatile fibre and textiles arts ranging from fine art to everyday functional items, have a rich history.

The Adventures in Fibre Featured Art Exhibition includes Pauline Dutkowski, Judy Alexander, Valerie Unruh, Elizabeth Carefoot, Annet Holierhoek, Katherine Siemens, Elke Denhart, Alicia Ballard, Linda Coe, Barbara Morley and Vladimira Fillion. White Rock Library will also host a display of quilts by the Piece Arch Quilters, as well as demonstrations and displays by the Peace Arch Weavers & Spinners and the Semiahmoo Guild of Needlearts. Other events, displays and workshops will take place throughout White Rock during the month of September. Learn more at www.outsidetheboxwhiterock.ca.

Festival Preview • White Rock Library: Wednesday, Sep 4 7 pm – 8:30 pm Join us for a special preview night at the library! Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the White Rock Library.

Beyond the Wall: The Memories, the Art with Shohreh Ghanbary • White Rock Library: Monday, Sep 23, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Artist and activist Shohreh Ghanbary talks about her experiences in Iran and her new life in Canada. Ghanbary was imprisoned in the 1980s in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison after taking to the streets to protest the Islamic Revolution. She endured horrendous conditions, and lived under the constant threat of execution. In her cell at night she would embroider images inside the pockets of her chador. Each year her parents were permitted to bring her a change of clothes, and her messages were smuggled out of the prison walls. Artwork by Shohreh Ghanbary is on exhibit September 1 through September 30 at Semiahmoo Arts: 14600 North Bluff Road, Centennial Park, White Rock, Monday to Thursday 10 am to 6 pm. Phone 604-536-8333.

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White Rock Everyone White Rock Chess Club

White Rock Laughter Yoga

eBooks at the Library

• White Rock Library Tuesdays, Sep 3 – Dec 17 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• White Rock Library Last Tuesday of the month Sep 24 – Nov 26, 7 pm – 8 pm

• White Rock Library Wednesdays: Nov 13 and Nov 27 2 pm – 4 pm

• White Rock Library Saturdays, Sep 7 –  Dec 14 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Literally laughing in the library! No joke — and for no reason at all, just for the health of it. Bring water and wear comfy clothes. Enjoy deep breathing, light stretches and interactive laughter exercises

Did you know that FVRL offers a great selection of free eBooks that can be downloaded to your computer or transferred to a portable device? Join library staff for a demonstration of how to download from FVRL Overdrive and BC Library to Go.

Enjoy chess, the best game in the world! All ages and skill levels welcome!

White Rock Knitters • White Rock Library First Wednesday of the month Sep 4 – Dec 4, 7 pm – 8:45 pm We teach knitting! Learn to make a scarf, socks and an easy sweater. Beginners should bring one ball of bulky wool and size 8 needles.

Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners

Semiahmoo Guild of Needlearts • White Rock Library Friday, Sep 27, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm In celebration of Culture Days, the Semiahmoo Guild of Needlearts will give an embroidery demonstration including cross-stitch, crewel, hardanger, white work, stump work and more.

SFU Philosopher’s Cafe • White Rock Library Second Wednesday of the month Sep 11 – Dec 11, 7 pm – 8:45 pm Join us for lively discussions on the burning issues of the day.

November 27: For those using wireless devices and tablets. Registration required.

Christmas Craft Workshop • White Rock Library Wednesday, Dec 11, 3 pm – 4:30 pm Join library staff for a festive workshop making decorations and gifts for the season! Registration appreciated.

• White Rock Library Monday, Sep 9 – Tuesday, Sep 10 1 pm – 4 pm Join us for Outside the Box: A Fibre Art Extravaganza! The Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners will be giving demonstrations and workshops.

November 13: For those using their eReader with their home computer.

Adults White Rock Library Scrabble Club • White Rock Library Wednesdays, Sep 4 – Dec 18 1 pm – 4 pm Do you have a way with words? Drop in and test your word power. All ages and experience levels welcome.

White Rock Bridge Club • White Rock Library Thursdays, Sep 5 – Dec 19 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Enjoy contract bridge in a relaxed environment.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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White Rock Adults Internet classes • White Rock Library Thursdays, Sep 12 – Dec 19 10:30 am – 11:30 am Receive one-on-one Internet training for beginners. Topics covered include using the mouse, Internet basics, effective Internet searching and email. Registration required.

Titles and Tea Afternoon Book Club • White Rock Library Third Tuesday of the month Sep 17 – Nov 19, 2 pm – 4 pm Classics and new titles discussed in a casual setting. New members welcome. Books are provided. Registration appreciated.

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security • White Rock Library Wednesday, Sep 18 2 pm – 3:30 pm Join a Citizen Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will hear about Survivor/Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help. Registration appreciated.

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White Rock and South Surrey Writers’ Club • White Rock Library Third Wednesday of the month Sep 18 – Dec 18, 7 pm – 8:45 pm Are you an aspiring writer? Join the Writers’ Club and enjoy constructive critiques, readings and writing support. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Les Johnson at 604-535-3426.

Book Tastes • White Rock Library Last Tuesday of the month Sep 24 – Nov 26, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Drop in for a summary of books by library staff and share your own favourites.

Wednesday Night Book Club at White Rock Library • White Rock Library Last Wednesday of the month Sep 25 – Nov 27, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Classics to new titles discussed in a casual setting. New members welcome. Books are provided. Registration appreciated.

History Club • White Rock Library Last Monday of the month Sep 30 – Nov 25, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Members are invited to give a short presentation on history themes of their choice. General discussion follows. New members welcome. Moderators are Herb Spencer (604-542-2299) and David Cotton.

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Author Reading: JJ Lee • White Rock Library Tuesday, October 22, 2 pm – 3 pm Join fashion writer JJ Lee for a talk about the transformative nature of memoir writing. Lee will read from his book The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. The critically acclaimed non-fiction work tells an unforgettable story of love, forgiveness and learning what it means to be a man. Registration appreciated.

Kids Storytime • White Rock Library Wednesdays, Sep 25 – Dec 4 10:30 am – 11 am Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Beginner and Intermediate Chess Lessons • White Rock Library Saturdays, Oct 5 – Nov 23 1 pm – 2:30 pm Learn Chess! Beginner to intermediate, Grades 2 and up. Intermediate students must know all the pieces, how to castle, how to checkmate and how to play on their own. Parent participation is encouraged. Participants are invited to stay for Chess Club which follows immediately after. Practice is available at www.whiteknightchess.com. Registration required.

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YALE YALE LIBRARY Box #17 Yale Elementary School 65050 Albert Street Yale, bc v0k 2s0 Phone 604-863-2279 Wednesday 1 – 5 5:30 – 7:30 Saturday

10:30 – noon 12:30 – 5

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Adults

Yale Thanksgiving Event

Yale’s Canyon Garden Club

• Yale Library Wednesday, Oct 9, 5 pm – 6 pm

• Yale Library First Wednesday of the month 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Come join us for Thanksgiving activities and refreshments!

Yale Halloween Event

Come join us for sharing of ideas and good discussion along with coffee!

• Yale Library Saturday, Oct 26, 3 pm – 4:30 pm

Kids

Join us for activities, refreshments and a carved pumpkin judging contest!

Christmas at Yale Library

Remember When • Yale Library Wednesday, Nov 6, 6 pm – 7:30 pm

• Yale Library Saturday, Dec 21, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Come in and join us for a story, crafts and refreshments!

Celebrate Remembrance Day at the library. Come in to see displays and learn more about our war vets!

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Global Road Warrior Planning a trip? Researching a country for a school project? Don’t know where to start? Access reliable travel information from the comfort of your home through Global Road Warrior! Visit the Database link found under the Digital Content tab on www.fvrl.ca and click on Travel/Geography. You can access Global Road Warrior inside your local library or log in at home with your library card and four-digit PIN number. Each country features a variety of topics, including visas, climate, travel essentials and points of interest. Find answers to frequently asked travel questions regarding cell phone use, email, electrical plugs, Internet, ATMs and more! Global Road Warrior has a wealth of information that you can use to plan a fun trip. This database contains current information that you might not find in a travel guide. Global Road Warrior is updated often and current travel warnings and possible disease outbreaks are posted as the situation arises. Global Road Warrior is also an excellent, up-to-date resource for students working on projects about countries. Students will find country facts, maps, religion, society, culture and much more. You can access information about a country or region, or search all countries. Points of interest and historical facts are also available. Visit www.fvrl.ca and explore the world today!

Want to Find a Good Read? Check out these resources at www.fvrl.ca: FVRL’s Catalogue: Our catalogue allows you to contribute ratings and reviews, create lists to share with others, comment on books and get recommendations. Accessing the catalogue from a mobile device? Save your data and try our pared-down mobile catalogue at m.fvrl.bc.ca. Novelist: Looking for read-alikes? Novelist is a fiction database that provides thousands of reviews, annotations and lists. NextReads: Choose from 22 eNewsletters containing suggested reads and reviews of new releases and those not-so-new but really good reads. eBooks by FVRL OverDrive: Download the latest best-selling fiction and non-fiction audiobooks and eBooks. OneClickDigital: Download the latest best selling fiction and non-fiction in audio versions with ease. Zinio: Download complete digital editions of the magazines anytime, anywhere.

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AA4K Top Ten Books (in order of top borrowed) 1. Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel 2. A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech 3. Curious George by H. A. Rey 4. Max’s Bunny Business by Rosemary Wells

Hop Aboard the Reading Train! The reading train rolls back into the library for its seventh year. FVRL invites all kindergartners to come explore their local library by joining the All Aboard for Kindergarten (AA4K) program and signing up for a library card. FVRL has hand-picked 100 great reads that kindergartners will love to read and have read to them. There are new books, classics, non-fiction and some French language books. Look for the AA4K display in your library. AA4K is an innovative program that offers a package of literacy materials to kindergarten children and their families. At the end of September, participating schools in FVRL’s 15 member municipalities, give out packages to the kindergartners. Each child’s package includes a special Literacy Train foldout reading record with a checklist of the 100 books, literacy information for families and an invitation for the child to get a library card. Kindergartners who sign up for AA4K at any of FVRL’s 25 locations will receive a special card holder for their library card. As they visit the library throughout the year, they are encouraged to borrow books and enter prize draws. If your kindergartner does not receive a package and you would like one, please call or visit your favourite FVRL location.

5. Happy School Year! by Susan Milord 6. Some Dogs Do by Jez Alborough 7. Little Blue Truck Leads the Way by Alice Schertle 8. Mail Harry to the Moon! by Robie H. Harris 9. Lissy’s Friends by Grace Lin 10. Show and Tell by Robert Munsch

Diverse Customers – Diverse Collection Did you know that FVRL’s collection features various types of items in many different languages? To be exact, our World Languages Collection consists of materials in 14 different languages. The collection is designed to meet the needs of native speakers of a variety of European, Asian and Middle Eastern languages. The always-growing collection, shared between our 25 libraries, currently contains over 42,000 items. It includes adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction print material, as well as DVDs and CDs. These materials are listed in the online catalogue. FVRL offers material in the following languages: Chinese • Dutch • Farsi • French • German • Hindi • Italian Japanese • Korean • Punjabi • Polish • Russian • Spanish • Vietnamese Our Welcome Brochure, available at any FVRL location, has also been translated into these languages and provides information about FVRL’s available resources and services.

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