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PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND SERVICES • JANUARY – APRIL 2013

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HEALTH • NUTRITION • FITNESS • HAPPINESS • STRESS-RELIEF FVRL HAS INFORMATION AND RESOURCES TO HELP YOU LIVE A BETTER LIFE!


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Welcome to the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) winter/ spring program guide. This guide provides a comprehensive look at programs and services offered by FVRL and features season highlights. Discover the many reading, learning and playing opportunities available at the library — all free.

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FIND IT s s e n AT FVRL Well

It’s a new year and many of us are making resolutions to get fit, but what about wellness in other aspects of our lives? There are other levels of wellness in life beyond our physical health. Wellness is an expanded idea of health and includes emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal/social and financial wellness. Whatever type of wellness resolutions you make for 2013, FVRL has the information and resources you need from start to finish! One Library Card — An Abundance of Resources! Your FVRL card opens the doors to useful free resources: • access to over 1.3 million items, • information services, • online resources, • eBooks and eAudiobooks, • world languages collection and more.

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We’re Here to Help! Every FVRL location has friendly staff to help you • research the information you need, • find the best online resources, • source print materials and more.

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We have what you’re looking for! Information on all topics, online resources and great staff to help you at every step along the way. Looking for ways to support your wellness? Here are some great reading lists to get you started!

Fitness & Nutrition • Feed Yourself, Feed Your Family: Good Nutrition and Healthy Cooking for New Moms and Growing Families | The La Leche League International | 641.302 fee • The Mayo Clinic Plan: 10 Essential Steps to a Better Body & Healthier Life | 613.7 may • Walking: A Complete Guide to Walking for Fitness, Health and Weight Loss | John Stanton | 616.7176 sta

Coping with Stress • The Ten Things To Do When Your Life Falls Apart: An Emotional and Spiritual Handbook | Daphne Rose Kingma | 155.93 kin • When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress | Gabor Mate | 616.08 mat • You Had Me At Woof: How Dogs Taught Me The Secrets of Happiness | Julie Klam | 615.85158 kla

Mental Health • Out Of The Blue: A Memoir of Workplace Depression, Recovery, Redemption and, Yes, Happiness | Jan Wong | 616.8527 won • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain | John J. Ratey | 612.76 rat • When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens | Bev Cobain | 616.8527 cob 2007

Keeping Your Children Healthy • The Canadian Paediatric Society Guide to Caring for Your Child From Birth to Age Five | Diane Sacks, editor-in-chief | 618.92 can • How Your Child Heals: An Inside Look at Common Childhood Ailments | Christopher M. Johnson | 618.92 joh • I’m, Like, So Fat! Helping Your Teen Make Healthy Choices About Eating and Exercise in a Weight-Obsessed World | Dianne Neumark-Sztainer | 618.928526 neu Check out more FVRL reading lists online: tinyurl.com/fvrl-picks

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FVRL SPRING 2013 AUTHOR READING SERIES This spring, two BC writers will bring stories of health and wellness to FVRL’s author reading series: Sandra Yuen MacKay is a Vancouver-based visual artist and writer. She describes her struggle with mental illness in her book My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness. The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) named MacKay one of their 2012 Faces of Mental Illness for raising awareness of mental health issues. symackay.blogspot.ca Tsawwassen Library: Thursday, Apr 4 at 7 pm George Mackie Library: Wednesday, Apr 10 at 7 pm City of Langley Library: Saturday, Apr 13 at 2 pm White Rock Library: Monday, Apr 15 at 7 pm Terry Fox Library: Tuesday, Apr 23 at 7 pm

Angie Abdou hails from Fernie, BC. Abdou won praise for her debut novel, The Bone Cage. The book describes the world of amateur athletics and examines the connection between body and identity. Abdou returns to the literary scene with her latest novel, The Canterbury Trail. A black comedy about mountain culture, the story follows a colourful group of snow enthusiasts as they make their way to a remote mountain cabin in the backwoods. www.abdou.ca Clearbrook Library: Tuesday, Apr 23 at 7 pm Mission Library: Wednesday, Apr 24 at 7 pm Hope Library: Tuesday, Apr 25 at 10:30 am Agassiz Library: Thursday Apr 25, 7 pm

Reading Link Challenge (RLC) is a province-wide quiz format program for children in Grades 4 and 5 that encourages reading as a fun recreational activity and allows students of all reading abilities to engage in the sport of reading. As of 2012, 13 library systems across the province have joined RLC. Currently, Fraser Valley Regional Library has students from 13 municipalities participating with over 360 RLC teams. Teams compete in School, Library, Community and Grand Challenge events. This February, in celebration of Reading Link Challenge, Fraser Valley Regional Library will be hosting children’s author Rachna Gilmore for a series of talks throughout the library system. Gilmore is a best-selling, Governor General’s award winning author of over 20 children’s picture books, early readers, middle grade and YA novels, with multiple awards and honours. During her visit to FVRL she will be talking about her most recent book, That Boy Red, which is one of the BC Reading Link Challenge title selections for 2012–13. For more information about Reading Link Challenge or to learn more about Rachna Gilmore’s author visits, please talk to your local library.

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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 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 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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OUTREACH SERVICES OUTREACH SERVICES promotes universal library access and lifelong learning by allowing FVRL’s home-bound customers to continue their enjoyment of reading. • Audio Book Service is for those who cannot read or hold print books due to disability. Customers enjoy their favourite authors and the latest titles in MP3 or DAISY format. • Library to You Service is for those who are unable to visit the library. Customers enjoy home delivery of books, CDs and DVDs based on personalized reading profiles. • The Library Lounge Collection allows people in residential care facilities to enjoy library materials. For more information, contact Outreach Services: Phone: 604-859-7141 Toll-free: 1-888-668-4141 Email: outreach@fvrl.bc.ca 

THE LIBRARY LOUNGE COLLECTION Yvone Henke loves books. The Chilliwack resident and avid reader has been an FVRL customer since 1980. But visiting her local library has become more difficult in recent years. She had to give up driving at age 80 and later moved to Valleyhaven residential care facility. Leaving her old home with its big bookshelves was a difficult transition, but Yvone continues to enjoy books and the library. “Now the public library comes to me,” Yvone says. Residents at Valleyhaven enjoy the Library Lounge Collection — FVRL’s newest Outreach Services initiative. The collection supports residents in community living facilities by giving them access to library materials. FVRL staff “weed” books from its system collection and deliver a selection of 50 to 150 books to each care facility. One library card entitles all residents to use the collection, and the selection is changed every two to three months. Yvone looks forward to the Library Lounge delivery. “It’s like Christmas,” she says. “You never know what you’re going to get!” The collection now take up three shelves, which are spread throughout the facility. Cozy nooks around the building provide quiet reading areas. Outreach manager Earla Legault encourages residents, family, and staff members to explore the collection together: “There are plenty of books for everyone. Asking ‘Have you read any good books lately?’ is a great way to engage with others.” Enjoying a new book or a familiar author brings normalcy to what can be a difficult transition for some. For seniors like Yvone, this can make a real difference. “I’d be lost if I didn’t have the books,” she says.

Outreach Customer Profile: YVONE HENKE How long have you been an FVRL customer? Since 1980, when I first moved to Chilliwack. My son was a reader, and he told me about the library.

Anne Herridge (left), Valleyhaven recreational manager, helps resident Yvone Henke (right) choose books from the Library Lounge Collection.

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What do you like about FVRL Outreach Services? It’s great! There’s lots available to read. They bring me the kinds of books I like. What kind of books do you enjoy? Mystery, true crime and even metaphysical books. I like Anne Rule, I’ve read quite a bit of hers as well.

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SENIORS’ SERVICES BODY, BRAIN AND BEYOND Seniors’ Services contribute to the development of healthy communities and help promote the library’s mandate of lifelong learning. As part of FVRL’s wellness theme, we have partnered with the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC (COSCO) to promote mental and physical fitness for seniors. COSCO has developed many health and safety promotion workshops. A trained senior facilitator delivers practical and useable information free of technical jargon. Learn how to create a safe, age-friendly physical environment and adopt strategies for healthy living.

Memory and Aging Find out how memory functions and how it changes as we age. You will be given tips for maintaining and improving your memory as well as advice about when to seek professional help. Friday, Jan 18

2 pm – 3 pm

Murrayville Library

Monday, Feb 4

2 pm – 3 pm

Walnut Grove Library

Wednesday, Feb 6

2 pm – 3 pm

George Mackie Library

Monday, Feb 18

2 pm – 3 pm

Terry Fox Library

Wednesday, Feb 20 7 pm – 8 pm

Muriel Arnason Library

Friday, Feb 22

2 pm – 3 pm

Brookswood Library

Wednesday, Feb 27

2 pm – 3 pm

Agassiz Library

Thursday, Feb 28

2 pm – 3 pm

Tsawwassen Library

Thursday, Mar 28

10:30 am – 11:30 am Hope Library

Sit and be Fit Chair Yoga 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. Tuesday, Feb 12

2 pm – 3 pm

Pitt Meadows Public Library

Tuesday, Feb 19

2 pm – 3 pm

Clearbrook Library

Monday, Feb 25

2 pm – 3 pm

Chilliwack Library

Tuesday, Mar 5

2 pm – 3 pm

City of Langley Library

Wednesday, Mar 6

2 pm – 3 pm

Mission Library

Tuesday, Mar 12

2 pm – 3 pm

Fort Langley Library

Sunday, Mar 17

2 pm – 3 pm

Abbotsford Community Library

Date and time be announced.

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SPRING BREAK SPECIAL JOSEPH THE MAGICIAN Celebrate Spring Break with magic at the library. Joseph the Magician has delighted audiences of all ages in the Lower Mainland for over 20 years. His fun-filled, high-energy, interactive magic show will have kids and parents laughing throughout. Join us for one hour of great family entertainment. Monday, March 18: • Pitt Meadows Public Library, 10:30 am – 11:30 am • Muriel Arnason Library, 2 pm – 3 pm

Friday, March 22: • Chilliwack Library, 10:30 am – 11:30 am • Maple Ridge Public Library, 2 pm – 3 pm

Tuesday, March 26: • Aldergrove Library, 10:30 am – 11:30 am • City of Langley Library, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Tuesday, March 19: • Terry Fox Library, 10:30 am – 11:30 am • Mission Library, 2 pm – 3 pm

Monday, March 25: • Abbotsford Community Library, 11 am – 12 pm • Walnut Grove Library, 2 pm – 3 pm

Wednesday, March 27: • George Mackie Library, 10:30 am – 11:30 am • Tsawwassen Library, 1 pm – 2 pm • Ladner Pioneer Library, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Wednesday, March 20: • Murrayville Library, 10:30 am – 11:30 am • White Rock Library, 2 pm – 3 pm Thursday, March 21: • Hope Library, 11 am – 12 pm • District of Kent Fitness/Activity Centre (6660 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz), 1 pm – 2 pm • Yarrow Library, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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Thursday, March 28: • Brookswood Library, 10:30 am – 11:30 am • Clearbrook Library, 2 pm – 3 pm

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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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Welcome

Pro-D Day Movie Afternoon • Clearbrook Library Friday, Feb 15 1:30 pm

to your new Abbotsford Community Library! We look forward to seeing you soon. Check online for program offerings for winter and spring 2013.

Family fun on a day away from school is always a good thing. Come to the library for a movie matinee. Call the library at 604-859-7814, ext 229 to find out what’s playing.

Book Sale • Clearbrook Library Saturday, Mar 2, 10 am – 4 pm Sunday, Mar 3, 10 am – 3 pm

EVERYONE

Books of all genres for readers of all ages for sale at fantastic prices. Take home a great selection for next to nothing! Sponsored by the Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries.

Clearbrook Library Tours • Clearbrook Library The Clearbrook Library offers tours to groups. For adult groups call 604-859-7814, ext 224. For children’s groups call 604-859-7814, ext 229.

Spring Break Movie Afternoon

Abbotsford Family Literacy Day Celebration: Read Together, Grow Together • Clearbrook Library Saturday, Jan 26 11 am – 2 pm Enjoy a day of information, entertainment, activities, refreshments and more at the Clearbrook Library and The Reach Gallery Museum at our seventh annual celebration of family literacy. For a schedule of the day’s events, check out FVRL’s website or The Reach’s website at www.thereach.ca. Supported in part by the MSA Museum Society.

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• Clearbrook Library Friday, Mar 22 1:30 pm Family fun on a day away from school is always a good thing. Come to the library for a movie matinee. Call the library to find out what’s playing at 604-859-7814, ext 229.

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 ADULTS Get Connected — Basic Computer and Internet Training • Clearbrook Library Need some basic computer training? We’re here to help. The Clearbrook Library offers computer and Internet skills training sessions on an ongoing basis. Groups are small, and sessions last about an hour. Visit the information desk for more information or to register.

Downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks • Clearbrook Library Wednesday, Jan 16 2 pm – 3 pm • Abbotsford Community Library Wednesday, Jan 30 7 pm – 8 pm • Clearbrook Library Wednesday, Feb 13 2 pm – 3 pm • Abbotsford Community Library Wednesday, Feb 27 7 pm – 8 pm You already own or are considering purchasing a device for downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks. But how do you get the books onto the device? Join us at one of the above sessions to learn how to download from the FVRL website and find out which eReaders are compatible with our databases. Registration required.

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Find Wellness Healthy Aging • Clearbrook Library Sunday, Jan 27, 2 pm – 3 pm It’s coming whether we are ready or not. So what can we do to prepare for a healthy and fulfilling life as we approach old age? Join the discussion with gerontological nurse practitioner Connie Davis who will share insights into the factors that contribute to healthy aging for both mind and body. Registration appreciated.

March is Kidney Awareness Month — Learn About Kidney Disease • Clearbrook Library Tuesday, Mar 5, 2 pm – 3 pm Kidneys play a vital role in keeping us alive and well. Learn the signs and symptoms of kidney disease, including which groups are at risk for developing the disease and what you can do if you’re at risk. Registration appreciated.

Pure Gold — Bees, Honey and You • Clearbrook Library Thursday, Mar 7, 2 pm – 3 pm Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm and Meadery buzzes into the library to treat you to a special presentation about beekeeping, beehive products and the amazing health benefits of honey. Located in Abbotsford, this busy company offers off-farm honey bee pollination services to local growers and focuses on honey and honey wine production. Where would we be without the little honey bee? Join us and find out! Registration appreciated.

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ABBOTSFORD ADULTS FVRL AUTHOR READINGS AT THE REACH GALLERY MUSEUM ABBOTSFORD The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford 32388 Veterans Way, Abbotsford (east side of the Civic Square)

Author Brian Brett Reads

Author Ian Weir Reads

Thursday, Jan 31, 7pm

Thursday, Apr 25, 7 pm

The Cascadia exhibition at The Reach is a perfect backdrop for West Coast author Brian Brett, who promises to entertain and provoke you with readings from his extensive work. Enjoy visual art with a Pacific Northwest perspective and a literary presentation by one of Canada’s most respected authors. Co-hosted by the Abbotsford Libraries and The Reach.

Novelist and screenwriter Ian Weir reads at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford. Ian’s first novel, Daniel O’Thunder, a darkly comic literary thriller set in Dickensian London, was short-listed for four awards, including the Ethel Wilson Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ First Book Award. His new novel, The Resurrection Man, will be released this coming fall. Enjoy the latest exhibition and make an evening of it! Co-hosted by the Abbotsford Libraries and The Reach.

Talk With Your Baby...Before Your Baby Learns to Talk

Sit and Be Fit: Chair Yoga

• Clearbrook Library Tuesday, Feb 5, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• Clearbrook Library Tuesday, Feb 19 2 pm – 3 pm

Have you ever wondered what your baby is thinking? Or why your baby is crying? Using signs gives babies a way to “talk” with their parents. This onetime introductory workshop teaches everything you need to know to get started with the Baby Signs Program. Designed for parents of children from birth to two years who are able to hear. You will learn how to begin signing with your baby, effective ways to begin teaching signs at home, easy ways to use signs in daily routines and what to expect as your baby transitions from signs to speech. Space is limited so please register for this evening workshop for parents by February 1. Registration required.

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• Abbotsford Community Library Sunday, Mar 17 2 pm – 3 pm Learn yoga exercises that can be performed from a seated position. See page 7 for more details. Registration required.

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ABBOTSFORD ADULTS Poetry Night with the MSA Poets Potpourri Society — Open Mic Poetry Night • Clearbrook Library Open Mic Poetry Night Monday, Mar 11 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Blue Moon Poetry Night Monday, Apr 8 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford Poets Potpourri Society (MSA PPS) meets regularly at Clearbrook Library to read their own work (during open mic sessions) and to enjoy the writing of guest readers (Blue Moon readings). Members of the community are welcome to attend and read at these free events. For more information about MSA PPS, its happenings and projects, visit poetspotpourrisociety.com.

Photographing Birds in the Lower Mainland

Author Reading: Angie Abdou

• Clearbrook Library Tuesday, Mar 12 2 pm – 3 pm

• Clearbrook Library Tuesday, Apr 23 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Award-winning photographer John Gordon will share the secret to photographing the diverse species of birds that live in the Lower Mainland. Learn where and when to go and what camera equipment is needed. Exercise your mind and body by taking up a new hobby, expanding an old one and enjoying the natural beauty of our local birds in their natural habitat. Registration required.

FVRL welcomes Angie Abdou, author of The Canterbury Trail. See page 4 for more details. Registration required.

Abbotsford Genealogical Society Abbotsford Genealogical Society holds monthly general meetings in the Clearbrook Library, generally on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm except July, August and December. For current hours of operation, check the Society’s website at www.abbygs.ca.

TEENS Clearbrook Library Teen Advisory Group Clearbrook Library Alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Clearbrook Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) advises and helps plan and develop teen-oriented programs and services. Members serve the library by staffing youth programs, serving as school liaisons and acting as the library’s representatives and ambassadors in the broader teen community. There are always snacks and fun times! TAG members play a valuable role in the library and the Abbotsford community. Membership looks great on resumes and college applications. Volunteer hours are granted for regularly attending monthly meetings and all TAG events. Membership is open to all teenagers in Abbotsford. If you’d like to join, simply attend the next meeting or visit the library to pick up an application.

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ABBOTSFORD KIDS LEGO and More (by Gateways Learning) Clearbrook Library – Registration required for all programs The Technology, Media and Arts (TMA) programs offered by Gateways Learning explore what is possible in technology, mechanical concepts and technologically sophisticated art forms, both from creative and engineering viewpoints. From LEGO Robotics, Video Game Design and Computer Animation, to a BC Accredited Robotics 11 Arduino course, Gateways Learning Centre helps put imagination into practice. www.gatewayslearning.com Registration required.

Robotic Beginners Saturday, Jan 12, 10:30 am – 12 pm

Video Game Design Junior Saturday, Mar 16, 10:30 am – 12 pm

For kids ages 6 to 8. This workshop introduces basic robotic principles and the use of computer controls.

For kids ages 7 to 10. Explore object interactions within a 3D world that can be customized and built on.

LEGO Robotic Systems Saturday, Jan 12, 12:30 pm – 2 pm

Mindstorm Robotic Engineering Saturday, Mar 16, 12:30 pm – 2 pm

For kids ages 7 to 10. Students will build a motorized LEGO project and experiment with the principles of mechanical design such as motor controls, torque and gear ratios.

For kids ages 10 to 13. Learn to program a Mindstorms robot for tasks such as avoiding walls, following a line and staying within a marked area.

Storytime

Pyjama Storytime

Babytime

• Clearbrook Library Thursdays, Jan 10 – Apr 25 10:30 am – 11 am

• Clearbrook Library Mondays, Jan 14 – Apr 29 7 pm – 7:30 pm

• Clearbrook Library Fridays, Feb 1 – 22 10:30 am – 11 am

Thirty minutes of fun at the library — stories, fingerplays, songs, rhymes, puppets and more. Instill the love of reading in your child and share their delight in the world of books and learning. For preschool children and their caregivers.

What’s more fun than wearing your PJs to the library? Pyjama Storytime wraps up the day in a big red bow, with flights of fancy and fun. Drop in with your stuffie to this special weekly event.

Drop in with your little one (newborn to 18 months) and together we’ll have fun bouncing, rhyming, singing and playing. These activities will help your baby develop listening skills and an interest in words. Enjoy this wonderful learning and social opportunity for baby and caregiver.

Joseph the Magician Reading Buddies Hey kids! Need a reading buddy? Spend one hour a week reading and playing games with your big buddy. For struggling readers in Grades 1 to 4. To learn more or sign up call the Children’s Department at 604-859-7814, ext 229.

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• Abbotsford Community Library Monday, Mar 25 11 am – 12 pm • Clearbrook Library Thursday, Mar 28 2 pm – 3 pm See page 8 for details.

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AGASSIZ AGASSIZ LIBRARY Serving the residents of the District of Kent and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. 7140 Cheam Ave Agassiz, bc v0m 1a0 Phone 604-796-9510 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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EVERYONE Agassiz Library Ongoing Book Sale

Edible Book Days: Happy Birthday Dear Library

• Agassiz Library

• Agassiz Library Thursday, Apr 4 10 am – 8 pm

Where do old library books go? They go on a table where they are available for sale at very reasonable prices. The selection changes often. Find books, magazines, DVDs and music CDs for all ages.

Family Literacy Day: It’s All About the Words • Agassiz Library Wednesday, Jan 30 6:30 pm – 8 pm Every year we have fun with families and reading. We will do a book launch for the winners of the Storytime in the Park summer book-writing contest. We are also doing a great big word collage that you won’t want to miss. There will be refreshments, too. Join us for an evening of family fun!

We love a birthday, and what better excuse to celebrate a birthday and International Edible Book Day than to combine these events. We invite anyone in the community to make something bookishly edible. All these creations will be displayed in the library on April 4. Entries must have some kind of relation to words, books, reading or the library — you get the idea. We welcome entries from professionals and amateurs of all ages. There will be prizes in all categories. Entries will be on display Thursday, April 4 from noon onward in the Agassiz Library, with voting all day. At 7:30 pm the winners will be announced, and it will be all about the eating! Start planning now, for your entry in April. Happy Birthday Edible Library!

Pi/Pie Day • Agassiz Library Thursday, Mar 14 10 am – 8 pm On Pi/Pie Day it’s either apple or it’s 3.14159265358 979323846643383279502 884197169399. On this day we celebrate both. Don’t miss the displays and edibles at your library.

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AGASSIZ EVERYONE EARTH WEEK AT AGASSIZ LIBRARY Random Acts of Greenness • Agassiz Library Tuesday, Apr 16 – Monday, Apr 22 Earth Week takes place in the days leading up to Earth Day on April 22. This is a great time to think about our town, our country and our earth — and how to keep all of them healthy. Agassiz Library starts the week by offering a grab box to help you commit “random acts of greenness.”

It’s All Greek To Me! • Agassiz Library Wednesday, Apr 17, 6:30 pm – 8 pm Greek mythology makes for great stories. Think Percy Jackson and the Olympians. You might think this is an adventure from a movie, but it is based on ancient myths featuring gods like Zeus and monsters like the Cyclops. Agassiz Library welcomes performer and storyteller Maryanne Hyland as she enchants a family audience with stories of the larger-than-life characters of Mount Olympus. Wonderfully dramatic and better than a night in front of the TV! All ages are welcome.

Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake • Agassiz Library Friday, Apr 19, 3 pm – 4:30 pm Agassiz Library will provide bare cupcakes for you to frost and decorate to your heart’s content. There will be decorating tools and an expert to give you tips. Yes, there is green icing! All ages are welcome.

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Plant-In • Agassiz Library Saturday, Apr 20, 11 am – 2 pm It’s like a sit-in, except different. Celebrate Earth Day by getting into a planting mood. Communities in Bloom will guide us. The library will supply soil and plants, but please bring your own pot. Let’s get our fingers dirty and find our green thumbs.

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AGASSIZ ADULTS Hooked on Books: Agassiz Library Book Club

Agassiz Library Society: Friends of the Library

The “I Am Mature Now” Coffee Break

• Agassiz Library Fourth Wednesday of the month 6:30 pm – 8 pm

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

• Agassiz Library Thursdays starting Feb 7 2 pm

Much like the addictive nature of caffeine and sweets, it’s hard to say no to the temptation of a good read. We’re looking for willing converts to ensnare in our devious web of literacy, snacks and conversation. This book club is drop in, and if you have read the book before, you can skip out. Join in — we know you are unable to resist the lure of a good book and lively discussion.

If you are looking for a volunteer activity that suits you, come to a meeting of the Agassiz Friends of the Library. This is an active group of people who do all kinds of things to support their library and its services for the communities of Agassiz-Harrison. Events such as the Annual Quiz Night, Boot & Book Sale and Christmas Pictures at the Library are some of the ways they get involved.

This is a brand new program for the retired set. Drop in any Thursday at 2 pm. You will find a pot of coffee or cup of tea, some sweets and a place just for you to sit and visit. You can browse a special selection of books and audio materials. The Coffee Break will also host helpful people to assist you with health information, computer learning and all kinds of topics of interest. Watch for a printed schedule of guests in your library.

Find Wellness Aromatherapy for All Seasons and Reasons • Agassiz Library Thursday, Jan 31 6:30 pm – 8 pm Essential oils are one of nature’s powerful medicines. They can have an antibacterial effect, boost your immunity or help alleviate stress. Local registered aromatherapist Norma Smith will give you an introduction and let you experience this part of finding wellness firsthand.

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The Healing Touch • Agassiz Library Thursday, Feb 28 6:30 pm – 8 pm Massage has amazing health benefits. It can improve circulation, relax muscles and even aid digestion. Local health expert Norma Smith will help you learn some very useful self-massage techniques for energizing, unwinding and easing pain. Please wear comfortable clothing to get the most out of this presentation.

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Forks Over Knives • Agassiz Library Thursday, Mar 28 6:30 pm – 8 pm The documentary film Forks Over Knives examines the controversial suggestion that many diseases afflicting humans can be controlled or reversed by changing our diet from animalbased and processed foods to one that includes more plant foods. Agassiz Library is pleased to host a screening of this documentary that was filmed all over the United States, and in Canada and China. It interviews leading experts on health and tackles the issue of diet and disease. Join Kim Verigin for a discussion after the film.

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AGASSIZ ADULTS Memory and Aging • Agassiz Library Wednesday, Feb 27, 2 pm – 3 pm

WORLD OF WORDS

Find out how memory functions and how it changes as we age. See page 7 for details. Registration required.

World of Words Writers Workshop: Who Let the Poets Out?

What’s In Your Attic?

• Agassiz Library Saturday, Mar 2, 1 pm – 4 pm

• Agassiz Library Saturday, Mar 16, 1 pm – 3 pm Do you think you have some stuff that might be worth more than a trip to the thrift store? Bring it to our panel of experts for some interesting background and an idea of its value. Come to watch or bring your items by hand or in a picture. A coin expert will also be on hand. Registration is required to book your time with the expert, but open to the public to watch and learn.

Where the Wild Things Are: Grizzly Bears in the Khutzeymateen • Agassiz Library Thursday, Mar 14, 7 pm – 8 pm

It is the year of the poem. Does it have to rhyme? Heavens, no. Does it have to be deep? Absolutely not. Does it have to be clever? No way! There is poetry in everyone and Agassiz Library and the Kent Harrison Arts Council will help you channel your inner poet by supplying you with an expert at this workshop. Great tips and support for getting your own poetry on paper. We hope writers will then share their work on Open Mic Night, Thursday, March 7. Adults and teens are welcome.

World of Words Open Mic Night: The Poets Are Out! • Agassiz Library Thursday, Mar 7, 7 pm – 8:30 pm The poet in you comes out to play. There is nothing more fun than sharing your poems. Music and refreshments make for a great evening out. Bring your writings to read, and bring a friend to share the event with.

The Khutzeymateen Valley is home to one of BC’s most important coastal populations of grizzly bears and features Canada’s only grizzly bear sanctuary. Join John Gordon, winner of both provincial and national photography awards, as he shares a wealth of wonderful memories and eye-catching photos from his trip to the Khutzeymateen Valley with you.

Author Reading: Angie Abdou • Agassiz Library Thursday, Apr 25, 7 pm – 8:30 pm FVRL welcomes Angie Abdou, author of The Canterbury Trail. See page 4 for details.

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AGASSIZ KIDS Preschool Storytime: Who Loves Stories?

Spring Break Fun: Beautiful Oops Art

Joseph the Magician

• Agassiz Library Fridays, Jan 18 – Apr 26 10:15 am – 11 am

• Agassiz Library Friday, Mar 15 2 pm – 4 pm

Everyone loves stories, that’s who! Preschoolers, moms, dads, grannies and grampies, even brothers and sisters! Crackle and Terrill love to share stories with you, as well as a little song, a little dance and little fun for everyone.

Some people think that a spill is a mess, that a rip is something ruined, that a smudge means start over. We at the library know different! Kids can spend an hour making a little bit of mess into some great art with wonderful supplies and a messy expert to help them along. All materials supplied. For school aged children over age seven. Younger children will need to bring a helper.

• District of Kent Fitness/Activity Centre 6660 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz Thursday, Mar 21 1 pm – 2 pm Celebrate Spring Break with a magic show! See page 8 for more details.

PRO-D DAYS ARE GREAT! Star Wars Experience • Agassiz Library Friday, Jan 25, 2 pm – 4 pm You will have a chance to meet Darth Vader and Princess Leia, and have your picture taken with them. Stories of the Empire and intergalactic snacks will be had. May the force be with you!

Dinosaur Experience • Agassiz Library Friday, Feb 15, 2 pm – 4 pm For the first time ever, the Royal Tyrrell Museum is broadcasting live to Agassiz Library from Alberta’s badlands! This interactive program takes kids on a virtual tour of Canada’s famous dinosaur museum. Watch a paleontologist at work and ask questions. There is time for a couple of prehistoric stories and snacks, too. Space is limited to 25 children — first come, first seated.

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BOSTON BAR BOSTON BAR LIBRARY

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Box 400 Boston Bar Elementary School 47643 Old Boston Bar Road Boston Bar, bc v0k 1c0 Phone 604-867-8847

Family Literacy Day Event

Boston Bar Book Club

• Boston Bar Library Tuesday, Jan 29 2 pm – 7 pm

• Boston Bar Library Last Tuesday of the month 4 pm – 4:30 pm

Come in and read a book with another family member to get an entry into a prize draw! Let’s get reading!

Come on in and join us on the last Tuesday of the month for a good discussion on what we are reading at the time. You don’t have to be a regular member to read the book of the month. Drop in and pick one up when you can and then join us for a discussion on it.

Tuesday

1 – 5 5:30 – 7:30

Thursday

1 – 5 5:30 – 7:30

Valentines Day Fun at the Library! • Boston Bar Library Thursday, Feb 14 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Technology Help!

Come listen to a story and make a craft with us for someone special!

Did you get a new computer, laptop, eReader or iPhone for Christmas? Do you need help? Call us and register to get help. Registration is needed so do it soon before class fills up. Registration required.

Earth Day’s Coming — ­ What Are You Planning to Do? • Boston Bar Library Thursday, Apr 18 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Join us for a story and discussion on things we can do for Earth Day!

LEGO Creativity • Boston Bar Library Tuesday, Apr 23 1 pm – 7 pm Bring in your LEGO creation for judging and check out the other creations as well! Let’s see what kind of creativity you have!

• Boston Bar Library Tuesdays, Jan 8 – Jan 15 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Going Green • Boston Bar Library Tuesday, Feb 19 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm What are you doing to go green? Share your ideas, learn handy tips and tricks, and find out what others are doing to help the environment.

Travel to Africa with Michele Dekok • Boston Bar Library Thursday, Mar 7 6 pm – 7:30 pm Join us for a night of photos and discussion on Africa and its glory.

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BOSTON BAR KIDS Saint Patrick’s Day Special • Boston Bar Library Thursday, Mar 14 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm Listen to stories and join in the fun! Be sure to be wearing something green to qualify for a prize draw!

Easter’s Hopping at the Boston Bar Library • Boston Bar Library Thursday, Mar 28 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

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

Hop on in and join us for a story and an Easter egg hunt.

WORLD CULTURES FVRL is proud to host its eighth annual celebration of world cultures during the month of March. Throughout the month, many of our libraries will host programs that showcase the rich diversity of our communities. Celebrate the world around you by joining us for multicultural storytimes, craft sessions, community speakers, displays and more!

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CHILLIWACK CHILLIWACK LIBRARY

EVERYONE

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

Yarrow Annual Book Sale

Book Sale Blitz

• Yarrow Library Saturday, Feb 2 10 am – 2:30 pm

• Chilliwack Library Saturday, Mar 16 10 am – 4 pm

Come to Yarrow Library’s annual book sale and support your community library. All funds raised will go directly to the library. Be a friend of the Yarrow Library for a day! We need volunteers for the book sale on Thursday, January 31, from 6:30 to 8 pm and Saturday, February 2, from 9 to 3 pm. If you are able to help on one of these days, please call 604-823-4664.

The Friends of the Chilliwack Library invite you to a “Book Sale Blitz” for one day only! All books are $5 a bag (bag provided).

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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 Thursday

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Puzzle Sale • Chilliwack Library Friday, Feb 8, 10 am – 5 pm Saturday, Feb 9, 10 am – 4 pm Chilliwack Library’s ever-popular Friends of the Library Puzzle Sale will take place this year in February. Make sure to bring in your used puzzles in January so that you can enjoy a 50 per cent discount at the sale!

It’s Greek to Me! • Yarrow Library Wednesday, Apr 3 10:30 am – 11:30 am It’s Greek to Me celebrates Greek mythology with all its godly splendour and human pettiness. Those aged 5 to 95 will enjoy this hour-long retelling of these selected dramatic myths, complete with larger-than-life characters from Mount Olympus. The goal of this storytelling performance is to leave the audience thinking “Greek myths rock!” Registration required.

SARDIS LIBRARY OPENING SPRING 2013 FVRL and the City of Chilliwack are working together to build the city’s newest community hub. Construction is beginning on the new Sardis Library, which is scheduled to open in early 2013. The new 10,600-square-foot facility will include a multi-purpose community space accessible after library hours, a fireside reading area and self-serve checkouts.

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CHILLIWACK ADULTS Friends of the Chilliwack Library • Chilliwack Library First Wednesday of the month 2 pm – 3 pm This volunteer organization supports the library through advocacy, fundraising and assistance with various projects and programs. The Puzzle Sale, Pet Parade and Quiz Night are all successful Friends initiatives. New friends are always welcome!

Book Club • Yarrow Library Third Thursday of the month Jan 17 – Apr 18, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm • Chilliwack Library Fourth Wednesday of the month Jan 23 – Jun 26, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Join FVRL staff for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books will change monthly and copies are provided by the library. New members are welcome any time!

Homeschooled @ Yarrow Library • Yarrow Library Thursdays, Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25 10 am – 11 am Homeschooling families are invited to monthly sessions with Jacque Garden, our outreach librarian. Jacque will be conducting information sessions to help meet your educational and literacy needs. Let us show you how the Yarrow Library can be your community learning centre for all ages. Registration required.

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EBOOKS AND EREADING eBooks on Your eReader

eBooks on Your Tablet

• Chilliwack Library Monday, Jan 7 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• Chilliwack Library Monday, Jan 14 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn how to borrow free eBooks from the library through FVRL OverDrive and BC Library to Go. This workshop is designed for those using eReaders with home computers. Registration required.

Learn how to borrow free eBooks from the library through FVRL OverDrive and BC Library to Go. This workshop is designed for those using wireless devices and tablets to read eBooks. Registration required.

Conversation Circles

Sit and Be Fit Chair Yoga

• Yarrow Library Thursdays Jan 31, Feb 14, 28, Mar 14, 28, Apr 11, 25 6:30 pm – 8 pm

• Yarrow Library Date and time to be announced. • Chilliwack Library Monday, Feb 25 2 pm – 3 pm

• Chilliwack Library Mondays, Mar 4 to June 17 (excluding Mar 18, Apr 1, May 20) 7 pm – 8:30 pm

See page 7 for details.

Are you an adult trying to improve your spoken English? Would you like to meet new friends in the community? Chilliwack area libraries in partnership with Chilliwack Community Services (604-393-3251) are hosting free Conversation Circles. Contact the library for more information.

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World Cultures Month Travel Program: Photographing Birds in the Lower Mainland • Yarrow Library Thursday, Mar 7 7 pm – 8 pm Award-winning photographer John Gordon will share the secret to photographing the diverse species of birds that live in the Lower Mainland. Learn where and when to go and what camera equipment is needed. Enjoy the beauty of our local birds in their natural habitat. Registration required.

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Find Wellness

Forks Over Knives • Yarrow Library Saturday, Apr 6, 1 pm – 2:30 pm The documentary film Forks Over Knives examines the controversial suggestion that many diseases afflicting humans can be controlled or reversed by changing our diet from animal-based and processed foods to one that includes more plant foods. Yarrow Library is pleased to host a screening of this movie that uses state-of-the-art 3D graphics and rare archival footage, as well as documentary filming. Forks Over Knives was filmed all over the United States, and in Canada and China. It interviews leading experts on health and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will get us thinking.

Healthy Eating for Seniors • Chilliwack Library Monday, Apr 8, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Canada’s revised food guide provides the basis for this health promotion workshop presented by the Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC. Learn how to use food label information while grocery shopping and other strategies for healthy living.

Your Amazing Kidneys — Master Chemists in Your Body • Chilliwack Library Wednesday, Mar 6, 7 pm – 8 pm • Yarrow Library Thursday, Mar 28, 7 pm – 8 pm What do your kidneys do? Learn the signs and symptoms of kidney disease, including which groups are at risk for developing the disease and what you can do if you’re at risk at this informative presentation. Presented by the Kidney Foundation.

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Health and Wellness: Whole Foods Nutrition • Yarrow Library Saturday, Apr 20, 1 pm – 2 pm This course allows you to rediscover food the way nature intended. Reclaim your health and vitality by eating nutritious whole foods. This workshop focuses on basic food groups, label reading, meal planning, shopping and stocking — all from a holistic, whole-food perspective. This course will also be touching on special diets including glutenfree, wheat sensitivities and lactose-free diets. Registration required.

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CHILLIWACK ADULTS Off the Beaten Track: The United Kingdom • Chilliwack Library Wednesday, Mar 13 7 pm – 8 pm The United Kingdom is one the most diverse countries in the world. Join travel photographer John Gordon for a photographic tour of some of the UK’s lesser known places.

Author Visit — John Vaillant • Chilliwack Library Wednesday, Apr 24 7 pm – 8:30 pm Having spent several years living in a tiny, remote cabin in Alaska, award winning Canadian author and journalist John Vaillant knows the wilderness of which he writes. Inspired by environmental issues and tales of resilience, Mr. Vaillant has produced two outstanding works of non-fiction. Join us for a memorable evening of literary discussion, commentary and slides as John discusses the history, ecology and political intrigue behind his most recent work The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival. Book clubs in the community are encouraged to mark this special evening on their calendars. Please arrive early as seating is limited to 50. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Chilliwack Library.

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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TEENS HOW’S THAT MADE?

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For more information, email Susan at sjbarclay@telus.net or call 604-793-7238. You can also visit her blog at swiftcraftymonkey. blogspot.com for updates on classes and copies of handouts. Registration required for all sessions; please contact your library.

How’s That Made? (Teen)

• Chilliwack Library Thursdays, Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 21*, 28, Apr 4, 18, 25, May 2 6:30 – 8:30 pm (* 2 pm – 4 pm on Mar 21 — Spring Break session ) Due to the level of skill and attention required for the craft classes, registration is limited to youth in Grade 7 or higher.

How’s that Made? New Year’s Kick-Off Event • Yarrow Library Saturday, Jan 12, 11 am – 12:30 pm It’s the New Year, and it’s time to get crafty at the Yarrow Library. Join Susan Barclay-Nichols from Chilliwack Community Services for this special Saturday program to kick off the New Year!

How’s that Made? (Grades 5 and Up) • Yarrow Library Jan 15, 29, Feb 12, 26, Mar 12, 19*, Apr 2, 16, 30 4 pm – 5:30 pm (* 2 pm – 3:30 pm on Mar 19 — Spring Break session ) Join Susan Barclay-Nichols from Chilliwack Community Services to make everything from paper crafts to hair and body care products.

How’s That Made? (Tweens) • Chilliwack Library Thursday, Mar 21, 12 pm – 1 pm Ask for a brochure about this fun-filled session. Tweens in Grades 3 to 6 may attend.

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CHILLIWACK TEENS Games Night • Chilliwack Library Second Thursday of the month Jan 10 – Apr 11 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Rated T for Teen

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.

With Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Rock Band, Wii Sports, Animal Crossing, retro-gaming 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!

• Chilliwack Library Fourth Saturday of the month, Jan 26 – Apr 27 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Rated T for Teen: Valentine’s Party • Yarrow Library Saturday, Feb 16, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm Grab a friend and join Susan and Raymond for a rocking good video game party with a Valentine’s theme. We’ll provide the consoles if you provide the competition. If you have Nintendo DS, bring it along for multiplayer mayhem!

Genshiken • Chilliwack Library Third Wednesday of the month Jan 16 – Apr 17 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Yes, we have more Japanese pop culture mayhem with Raymond! Due to the content of the Japanese group, please 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. Registration required.

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CHILLIWACK KIDS Family Storytime • Chilliwack Library Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Jan 22 – Feb 21; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Mar 26 – Apr 24 10:30 am – 11:00 am • Yarrow Library Tuesdays, Jan 22 – Mar 5, Mar 26 – May 7 10:30 am – 11 am Drop in for a half-hour interactive program of stories, songs, rhymes, felt stories and puppets. This program is suitable for ages 2 to 5 years, but younger siblings are welcome. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

Peter and the Wolf Musical Storytime • Yarrow Library Saturday, Feb 16 1 pm – 2 pm Children and families will enjoy a special musical presentation of Peter and the Wolf with performances by Chilliwack Sr. Secondary students under the direction of Gary Raddysh, violin students of Yarrow String Quartet and teacher Barb Nickel. Students from Yarrow Elementary will also join the musical storytime by creating masks to play out the character parts of the story.

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Mad Science: Up, Up and Away

Mad About Mo! (Books by Mo Willems)

• Yarrow Library Tuesday, Feb 5 10:30 am – 11:30 am

• Yarrow Library Saturday, Mar 2 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Mad Science is back to wow you with their Up, Up and Away show. Be introduced to the principles of air pressure through the creation and flight of a hot air balloon, giant smoke rings from our Vortex Generator, levitating balls, a real hovercraft and movie special effects.

If you love the Pigeon books, have your own Knuffle Bunny, or enjoy Elephant and Piggie, you will enjoy this special storytime of fun with Mo Willems books. Kids ages 3 to 9 are invited to join in the fun. We will read some classic Mo Willems stories, play some “Mo” games, and create “Mo” inspired crafts. Registration appreciated.

Super Fun Pro-D Day Event! — Musician Tony Prophet • Chilliwack Library Friday, Feb 15 1 pm – 2 pm Tony Prophet is a seasoned entertainer, great singer and a masterful guitar player who always gets a crowd involved in the fun! With energized songs like “Splish Splash” and “Good Love,” he’ll have you up dancing and singing along in no time. An hour of great family entertainment!

Pyjama Storytime • Chilliwack Library Tuesdays, Feb 26 – Mar 19 7 pm – 7:30 pm Wear your pyjamas and snuggle your favourite stuffy while listening to stories at the library. This is a great time for moms and dads to spend special time with their kids.

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Joseph the Magician • Chilliwack Library Friday, Mar 22 10:30 am – 11:30 am Celebrate Spring Break with magic at the library! See page 8 for more details.

Babytime • Chilliwack Library Thursdays, Mar 28 – Apr 25 10:30 am – 11 am Storytime for babies is an infantfocused introduction to children’s stories, songs, rhymes and rhythm, designed especially for babies (newborn to one year old) and their caregivers. Registration required.

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DELTA GEORGE MACKIE LIBRARY

EVERYONE

8440 112 Street Delta, bc v4c 4w9 Phone 604-594-8155

Family Appreciation Day

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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• George Mackie Library Friday, Feb 8 3 pm – 5 pm • Tsawwassen Library Friday, Feb 8 3 pm – 5 pm

Lunar New Year • George Mackie Library Saturday, Feb 16 1 pm – 3 pm

• Ladner Pioneer Library Friday, Feb 8 3 pm – 5 pm BC’s first Family Day is set for February 2013. Come celebrate the addition of this new public holiday at your own Delta library. Join the staff as we offer cake in appreciation of our valued families.

Share in the celebration! The afternoon will include displays, a children’s dance group, music and food. Learn about the traditions and customs of Lunar New Year from Hua Xia Multiculture Society.

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TECHNOLOGY ONE-ON-ONE eBook One-on-One Instruction

Internet One-on-One Instruction

• George Mackie Library

• George Mackie Library • Tsawwassen Library

Learn how to download library books to your eReader using Overdrive. Visit or call the information desk at 604-594-8155 to book your personalized appointment. Note: At this time, Canadian library eBooks cannot be loaded to a Kindle.

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Individual help is available for basic computer, Internet and email questions. Book your appointment by phone or in person at your library’s information desk.

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Find Wellness Art for the Health of It • George Mackie Library Saturday, Jan 26, 1:30 pm – 3 pm There is evidence that proves a relationship between art and health can lead to increased well-being and self-esteem. Experiencing art in a community setting brings people together around a common interest. The resulting sense of belonging and connectedness can further enhance people’s health. Join Sepia Sharma, Delta Community Health Specialist, in a discussion on art and its relationship to health. This brief discussion will be followed by a simple art exercise guided by artist Tammy Cripps-Chow. Everyone is welcome regardless of age or experience. Materials will be provided. To register, please call the information desk at 604-594-8155. Registration required.

Author Reading: Erin Hawkes, When Quietness Comes: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey with Schizophrenia • George Mackie Library Wednesday, Apr 10, 7 pm—8:30 pm As both a neuroscientist and a person with schizophrenia, Vancouver author Erin Hawkes hopes to help others understand the condition in her first book, When Quietness Comes: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey with Schizophrenia.

Your Amazing Kidneys — Master Chemists in Your Body • Tsawwassen Library Thursday, Mar 21, 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm In recognition of Kidney Health Month, the Tsawwassen Library welcomes Lois Wilson, chapter president of the Kidney Foundation, Fraser Health Region. Learn how your kidneys work, the stages of kidney disease, and the signs and symptoms to watch for. Lois will discuss the risk factors and what to do if you have one or more of them.

Growing an Organic Food Garden • Ladner Pioneer Library Thursday, Mar 28, 7 pm – 8:30 pm • George Mackie Library Wednesday, Apr 3, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Learn how to establish a food garden, plant organically and maximize small spaces from an Earthwise Society horticulturist.

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DELTA ADULTS Book Club • George Mackie Library Second Tuesday of the month 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm • Tsawwassen Library Second Thursday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm • Ladner Pioneer Library Third Thursday of the month 2 pm – 4 pm • Ladner Pioneer Library Fourth Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 9 pm Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.

Go Green • Tsawwassen Library Second Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm Explore a greener world through films, books and discussion. • • • •

January 9: Clean Bin Project (film) February 13: TBA (book) March 13: Peace Out (film) April 10: Urban Food Revolution: Changing the Way We Feed Cities (book, in honour of Earth Month) — author Peter Ladner in attendance

Writers’ Group • Tsawwassen Library Second and fourth Thursday of the month starting Jan 10 10:30 am – 12 pm Drop in and share your stories with a supportive group of fellow writers.

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Tsawwassen Siesta Book Club

Cyber Saturdays • Tsawwassen Library Saturdays, Jan 12 – Apr 27 9 am – 10 am

• Tsawwassen Library Second Thursday of the month 1 pm – 2:30 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.

Page Turners: A Book Club for Adults With Differing Abilities

eBook Workshops • Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesday, Jan 16 7 pm – 8:30 pm • Tsawwassen Library Wednesday, Jan 23 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• Ladner Pioneer Library Tuesdays, Jan 8 – May 21 1 pm – 2 pm (No sessions during Spring Break, Mar 19 and 26)

• George Mackie Library Wednesday, Jan 30 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Page Turners (formerly the Next Chapter Book Club) 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.

Conversation Circles: Practice Your English

Learn how to load library books onto your eReader. Note: At this time, Canadian library eBooks cannot be loaded to a Kindle.

Memory and Aging • George Mackie Library Wednesday, Feb 6 2 pm – 3 pm • Tsawwassen Library Thursday, Feb 28 2 pm – 3 pm

• George Mackie Library Thursdays, Jan 10 – Mar 14 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.

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Get comfortable using the Internet. This drop-in, hands-on class is open to everyone.

Find out how memory functions and how it changes as we age. See page 7 for more details.

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DELTA ADULTS Delta Writers’ Reading Series

Author Reading: Raminder Sidhu

• George Mackie Library Wednesdays, Feb 27 and Apr 24 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• George Mackie Library Wednesday, Mar 13 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of readings featuring the works of emerging and published Fraser Valley authors, literary fun and prizes. Have a cup of coffee or tea and some goodies while you listen to poems, short stories, novel excerpts and more.

Raminder Sidhu’s courageous and timely novel, Tears of Mehndi explores the rich, complex and often heartbreaking lives of a tight-knit community in Vancouver’s Little India. Through the perspectives of several women whose lives intertwine over a generation, Sidhu deftly exposes the shrouded violence within the Indo-Canadian community, a difficult and often dissembled subject. Sidhu’s characters are women caught between two cultures, struggling to understand the traditions they are obliged to follow while still embracing and often welcoming the fundamentally different values of the West.

Staying Fit at Home • Ladner Pioneer Library Thursday, Feb. 28 2 pm – 3 pm Don’t feel comfortable joining fitness groups or going to the gym? Discover simple exercises to do at home that will improve your health and wellness. Make physical activity part of your daily routine!

Behind the Cover • Tsawwassen Library Tuesday, Mar 5 2 pm – 3 pm • Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesday, Mar 6 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 authors you didn’t know about.

Poetry Night in Punjabi and Urdu • George Mackie Library Tuesdays, Mar 19 and Apr 16 6:30 pm – 8 pm The George Mackie Library, in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch — Vancouver, offers poetry night in Punjabi and Urdu. Come hear two published poets/authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.

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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Telling Our Stories • George Mackie Library Wednesday, Mar 27 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm In celebration of World Cultures Month, George Mackie Library invites you to hear six culturally diverse Canadians share personal experiences from their lives. Includes coffee, tea and goodies.

Author Reading: Sandra Yuen MacKay • Tsawwassen Library Thursday, Apr 4 7 pm – 8:30 pm • George Mackie Library Wednesday, Apr 10 7 pm – 8:30 pm FVRL welcomes Sandra Yuen MacKay, author of My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness. See page 4 for more details.

Safe Driving for Seniors • Ladner Pioneer Library Thursday, Apr 18 1:30 pm – 3 pm • Tsawwassen Library Thursday, Apr 18 7 pm – 8:30 pm Are you an older driver? It’s important to re-evaluate your driving skills regularly. Constable Leisa Schaefer of the Delta Police and Karon Trenaman, Road Safety Program Delivery with ICBC, will give you information about being a safe driver and pedestrian. The new DriveABLE program will also be discussed.

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DELTA TEENS Make-Up Artistry for Teens

PIZZA AND GAMES Do you love to play board games? Are you between 12 and 19 years old? Then come to the library for a fun afternoon of gaming and free pizza. Games and snacks provided by Imperial Hobbies.

Teen Pizza and Games Day

Teen Pizza and Games Day

Teen Pizza and Games Night

George Mackie Library Saturdays, Jan 19, Feb 23, Mar 16, Apr 20, 1 pm – 4 pm

Tsawwassen Library Saturdays, Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 30, Apr 27 1 pm – 5 pm

Ladner Pioneer Library Thursday, Mar 21 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• Tsawwassen Library Saturday, Jan 26 11 am – 12 pm Learn proper make-up application techniques, along with tricks, to enhance your favourite features. The instructor demonstrates by applying half a student’s face or eyes with make-up, allowing each student to complete the other half with assistance. Class is limited to eight students. Contact the information desk to register. Registration required.

KIDS STORYTIME AND CRAFT Delta Parks and Recreation partners with FVRL to present a free one-hour storytime and craft program. There is a small drop-in fee for the craft portion of the program. • NORTH DELTA Firehall Centre for the Arts, 11489  84 Avenue, Delta First Wednesday of the month, 2 pm – 3 pm Jan 2 — Snow Feb 6 — Valentines Mar 6 — Weather Apr 3 — Singing Stories and Nursery Rhymes • TSAWWASSEN Tsawwassen Arts Centre, 1172  56 Street, Delta Last Wednesday of the month, 2 pm – 3 pm Jan 30 — Snow Feb 27 — Animals Apr 24 — Singing Stories and Nursery Rhymes

Parent-Child Mother Goose • George Mackie Library Mondays, Jan 7 – Mar 18 (except for Jan 28)* 10:30 am – 11:30 am • Tsawwassen Library Fridays, Jan 11 – Mar 15 * 10 am – 11 am • Ladner Early Childhood Development Hub 205 — 5000 Bridge Street, Ladner Fridays, Jan 11 – Mar 15 * 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Sharing rhymes, stories and songs can enhance the relationship between parents and their children. Take part in this interactive program for parents/caregivers and their child, newborn to 15 months. Network with other parents/caregivers. Snacks are provided. Contact your local library to register. Registration required. *Spring session begins week of Apr 8.

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DELTA KIDS Babytime — Read, Sing and Talk to Me! • Tsawwassen Library Mondays, Jan 7 – Apr 29 10:30 am – 11 am • Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesdays, Jan 9 – Apr 24 10:30 am – 11 am • George Mackie Library Thursdays, Jan 10 – Apr 25, 10:30 am – 11 am A unique drop-in program for babies, newborn to 23 months, that introduces them and a parent/ caregiver to the world of children’s literature, song, rhyme and rhythm. Babytime will not run during Spring Break (weeks of Mar 17 to 30).

Pyjama Storytime • Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesdays, Jan 9 – Apr 24 7 pm – 7:30 pm

• George Mackie Library Wednesday, Mar 27 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Come to the library in your pyjamas for a half-hour drop in program of books, songs, felt stories and puppets for children 2 to 5 years old. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

• Tsawwassen Library Wednesday, Mar 27 1 pm – 2 pm • Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesday, Mar 27 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Spring Break Special — Tony Prophet

Celebrate Spring Break with magic at the library! See page 8 for more details.

• George Mackie Library Tuesday, Mar 19 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Parent-Child Mother Goose

Storytime

• Tsawwassen Library Tuesday, Mar 19 1 pm – 2 pm

• George Mackie Library Tuesdays, Jan 8 – Apr 30 10:30 am – 11 am

• Ladner Pioneer Library Tuesday, Mar 19 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

• Ladner Pioneer Library Tuesdays, Jan 8 – Apr 30 10:30 am – 11 am

Come celebrate Spring Break with guitar playing and singing at the library. With over 30 years’ experience, Tony Prophet knows how to get kids singing and dancing to the sound of his guitar. Tony gets everyone involved in the fun during this hour of great family entertainment.

• George Mackie Library Fridays, Jan 11 – Apr 26 10:30 am – 11 am • Tsawwassen Library Fridays, Jan 11 – Apr 26 10:30 am – 11 am • George Mackie Library Saturdays, Jan 12 – Apr 27 10:30 am – 11 am Bring your child, ages 2 to 5, to the library for a fun, drop-in program featuring books, songs, felt stories and puppets. Parents or caregivers are encouraged to participate. Storytime will not run during Spring Break (weeks of March 17 to 30).

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• George Mackie Library Monday, Apr 8 – June 17 10:30 am – 11:30 am • Tsawwassen Library Fridays, Apr 12 – June 14 10 am – 11 am • Ladner Pioneer Library Fridays, Apr 12 – June 14 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Sharing rhymes, stories and songs can enhance the relationship between parents and their children. Come take part in this interactive program for parents/ caregivers and their child, newborn to 15 months. Network with other parents/caregivers. Snacks are provided. Contact your local library to register. Registration required.

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HOPE HOPE LIBRARY 1005a Sixth Avenue Hope, bc v0x 1l4 Phone 604-869-2313 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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EVERYONE Hope Homelearners Group Meeting

National Backwards Day • Hope Library Thursday, Jan 31 10 am – 5 pm

• Hope Library Second Tuesday of the month 6:30 pm – 8 pm Learn, share and chat with other homeschooling families in your community. Children and caregivers are welcome. Please call Scotti at 604-869-9441 for more information.

Come into the library and do or wear something backwards today! Can you read or recite the alphabet backwards? Walk backwards? Careful! While you’re here, try your hand at writing your very own fractured fairy tale.

It’s Popcorn Day!

Great Big Annual Book Sale

• Hope Library Saturday, Jan 19 2 pm – 4 pm

• Hope Library Friday, Feb 22, 10 am – 5 pm Saturday, Feb 23, 1 pm – 5 pm Sunday, Feb 24, 1 pm – 5 pm

Celebrate all things popcorn today by dropping by for some popcorn stories and crafts and more. Yummy! Co-sponsored by Hope and District Cultural and Leisure Services.

Storytime in the Park Book Launch • Hope Library Sunday, Jan 27 2 pm – 3 pm Remember way back last summer when the weather was beautiful and there was hardly a rain cloud to be seen? Join Storytime in the Park book contest winners as they launch their books at this special event. It’s Family Literacy Day — what better way to celebrate! Co-sponsored by Story Time in the Park.

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Love books? Then this is the place to be! Great bargains on books of all shapes and sizes, tales and topics. New-ish, good quality book donations will be accepted at the library prior to sale day. This is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Hope Library.

Repurposing the Book: Women’s Poetry for International Women’s Day • Hope Library Friday, Mar 8 10 am – 5 pm So we had the book sale and there are tatty, unsalable books left over. What to do? Write a poem, of course! Using your creative genius, poems will magically appear on the pages of these “left behind” books. Poem books will be displayed in the library and the winning poem will be published in the Hope Standard. For all ages. Co-sponsored by Hope and District Arts Council.

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HOPE EVERYONE Spring Break Extravganza: Pi/Pie Day • Hope Library Thursday, Mar 14 2 pm – 4 pm It’s either apple or it’s 3.1415926535 897932384626433832795028841971 6939937510! This is the day to celebrate both, so don’t miss the displays and edibles at your library!

Cookies From Around the World • Hope Library Friday, Mar 22 2 pm – 4 pm Celebrate Multicultural Month! During the month, bring your favourite international cookie recipe into the library. Shared recipes will be copied and available to take home. Come for the recipes and displays. And of course there will also be sample cookies!

Find Wellness Healthy Bingo • Hope Library Hope Library and Hope and District Cultural and Leisure Services have joined together to present this month-long health and wellness initiative. Bingo cards will be available at both the library and Recreation Centre starting April 2. Pick up some healthy living ideas and win prizes. Attend one or more of the speakers during our speakers’ series. Healthy Living Speakers Series • Jessica Mundia, Kinesiologist: Injury Prevention — Thursday, Apr 4, 10:30 am • Michael McLoughlin, Pharmacist: Drug Interactions — Wednesday, Apr 10, 6:30 pm • Shawn Eldridge, Chiropractor — Wednesday, Apr 17, 7 pm

• Sue Lawrence, Family Nurse Practitioner: Healthy Eating — Thursday, Apr 18, 1 pm • Kim Richardson, Fitness Specialist: Fitness and Health — Friday, April 26, 2 pm – 3 pm • Shasta Angel, Purple Fern Massage — Thursday, May 2, 6 pm (library open for program)

ADULTS Hope Library Book Club • Hope Library Third Tuesday of the month 6:30 pm – 8 pm 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.

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Senior’s Coffee and Conversation • Hope Library Thursdays, Jan 3 – Apr 25 10:30 am – 11:30 am Drop in and join us for a cup of coffee. You’ll enjoy some interesting and lively conversation! No membership required!

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eReader Workshop • Hope Library Tuesday, Jan 8 6:30 pm – 8 pm Did Santa or his helpers bring you an eReader for Christmas? Not sure where to start? The library can help! Join us for an informative session where we demonstrate how to download, discuss compatible devices and answer your questions.

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HOPE ADULTS Off the Beaten Track — The United Kingdom

FIRESIDE CHATS

• Hope Library Wednesday, Mar 27, 7 pm – 8 pm

Fireside Chat with Author Diane Wild

The United Kingdom is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Join travel photographer John Gordon for a tour of some of the UK’s lesser-known places. Learn how to get around using plane or bus as well as other tips on how to make your trip enjoyable and affordable.

• Hope Library Wednesday, Feb 6, 7 pm – 8 pm Harrison author Diane Wild will read from, and chat about, her debut novel Forsaken Trust. This is the story of Ellen, who is sent to Canada as a home child. She eventually makes it back to England where she reconciles with her family but not before suffering huge personal loss.

Fireside Chat with Author W.P. Kinsella • Hope Library Thursday, Feb 21, 10:30 am – 11:30 am Canadian author W.P. Kinsella will read from, and chat about, his latest book Butterfly Winter. This is Kinsella’s first novel in 13 years and is the story of Julio and Esteban Pimental, twins whose baseball destiny begins with games of catch in the womb.

Memory and Aging • Hope Library Thursday, Mar 28, 10:30 am – 11:30 am Find out how memory functions and how it changes as we age. See page 7 for more details.

24-Hour Poems • Hope Library Tuesday, Apr 2 – Tuesday, Apr 30 Poetry Reading takes place Tuesday, Apr 30, 7 pm – 8 pm  All month you can pick up your template for your own 24-hour poem. What is a 24-hour poem? It’s a poem that reflects what you do all day — in just 24 words! Try it. An example will be available at the library. Then share your poem at the 24-hour poem poetry reading on April 30.

Third Annual Hope Library Quiz Night • Hope Library Friday, Apr 5, 7 pm – 9 pm It’s all about health and fitness this year. Carefully select your team and have fun competing in this fun-filled Friends of the Hope Library fundraising event! The Quizzards have won the prestigious Hope Highbrow Award two years in a row. Who will bring them down? Six teams of six will compete. Tickets are available at the library: $50 for a team or $10 each.

Author Reading: Angie Abdou • Hope Library Thursday, Apr 25, 10:30 am – 12 pm FVRL welcomes Angie Abdou, author of The Canterbury Trail. See page 4 for more details.

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HOPE TEENS Spring Break Extravaganza: Financial Literacy for Teens and Young Adults • Hope Library Wednesday, Mar 13, 7 pm – 8 pm Money: it’s never too soon to start thinking about how you will fund your dreams. Whether you’re are thinking of university, travel or that fancy new car, your dreams usually depend on money. Learn how to make it happen!

KIDS Pizzazz! A Book Club for Kids • Hope Library Fourth Tuesday of the month 3 pm – 4 pm Calling all book lovers in Grades 1 to 6! Drop by after school and enjoy a snack, discuss what you are reading, explore some new books and hang out with other book lovers.

Little Readers’ Theatre • Hope Library Last Wednesday of the month 10 am – 10:45 am Join in this interactive preschool storytime as we explore the use of props, puppets and books to tell and act stories. Come play!

Family PJ Storytime • Hope Library Wednesday, Feb 13 6:30 pm – 7 pm February is the month for hearts and love! Bring your favourite stuffy and come in your pajamas for a half hour of stories, songs and puppets.

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Pro-D Event — Tony Prophet

Joseph the Magician

• Hope Library Friday, Feb 15 1 pm – 2 pm

• Hope Library Thursday, Mar 21 11 am – 11:45 am

Tony Prophet is a seasoned entertainer, great singer and a masterful guitar player who always gets any crowd involved in the fun! With energized songs like Splish Splash and Good Love, he’ll have you up dancing and singing along in no time. An hour of great family entertainment!

Celebrate Spring Break with magic at the library! See page 8 for more details.

Spring Break Extravaganza: Spring Fling! • Hope Library Tuesday, Mar 19 2 pm – 3 pm Think you can throw a raw egg without breaking it? Test your skills at this fun Spring Break event. Participants will decorate eggs and then devise a clever method of protecting their creation. The egg that survives intact wins! Co-Sponsored by Hope & District Recreation and Cultural Services.

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Princess Storytime and Party • Hope Library Tuesday, Apr 23 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Wear your best princess outfit for an hour of princess stories and activities. Light refreshments will be served. It’s Princess Week!

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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THE LANGLEYS EVERYONE Love You Crafts

Book Sale

• Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Feb 13 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

• City of Langley Library Saturday, Mar 16 –  Saturday, Mar 23

Spend some time making the perfect card for someone you love — just in time for Valentine’s Day. Registration appreciated.

Come check out our spring book sale for awesome deals on great reads!

Celebrate the Year of the Snake! • Muriel Arnason Library Friday, Feb 15 2 pm – 4 pm Families are invited to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Make a snake craft and a lucky envelope and sample traditional New Year’s foods.

Multicultural Masquerade of Crafts • Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Mar 27 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Join us in making paper masks, fans, and hats in celebration of Multicultural month. Afterwards, try some exotic refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Registration appreciated.

Kindness Matters • City of Langley Library Monday, Mar 18 11 am – 12 pm Join Brenda and her dog, rabbit and guinea pig at the library to learn how to be a responsible and caring pet owner. You’ll hear about what to do before you get a pet, and how to be a responsible and caring pet owner. You will also learn why dogs bite, how to avoid a dog bite and how to approach a dog safely. Registration appreciated.

Happy Birthday Mr. Shakespeare

Murrayville Library Art Club

Murrayville Library Writing Group

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

• Murrayville Library Third Thursday of the month 7 pm

• Muriel Arnason Library Tuesday, April 23 2 pm – 4 pm Visit Muriel Arnason Library to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with refreshments and a draw for a Shakespeare-themed gift basket!

ADULTS Knitting Circle • Murrayville Library Tuesdays, 10:30 am – 11:30 am • Fort Langley Library Wednesdays, 1 pm – 4 pm • Aldergrove Library First and third Thursday of the month, 10 am – 12 pm Feeling at loose ends? Why not gather up your project and join other adult knitters who are open to learning and sharing ideas. Bring your current needlecraft project to work on and join the group.

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Join this friendly group of artists who work in oils, acrylic, watercolour and graphite. Bring your work in progress.

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Do you write fiction, memoirs, poetry or stories for children? Bring your work in progress. Beginners welcome.

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THE LANGLEYS ADULTS Close Knit Langley • City of Langley Library Tuesdays, Jan 8 – Apr 30 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm 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. Registration appreciated.

All About eBooks • Walnut Grove Library Thursday, Jan 10 7 pm – 8:30 pm Back by popular demand! Learn how to select and download free eBooks from the library to your computer or eReader. Bring your eReader (if you have one) and your questions. Registration required.

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.

Aldergrove Library Adult Book Club

Murrayville Library Fiction Book Club

Last Monday of the month 2 pm – 3 pm Registration required.

Last Wednesday of the month, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Murrayville Library Non-Fiction Book Club

Brookswood Library Book Club

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

Third Tuesday of the month 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Registration required.

Murrayville Library Classics Book Club

City of Langley Library Book Club

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

Tuesdays Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16 2 pm – 3 pm Registration appreciated.

Travel Smart for Seniors • City of Langley Library Saturday, Jan 12 2 pm – 3:30 pm Join a representative from TransLink to learn about transit safety and the accessibility features of buses, as well as riders’ rights. Registration appreciated.

Fort Langley Library Book Club Fourth Wednesday of the month 3 pm – 4 pm Registration required.

Muriel Arnason Library Book Club Fourth Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm Registration required.

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Find Wellness • City of Langley Library Saturday, Feb 2, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Registration appreciated. • Walnut Grove Library Thursday, Feb 14, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Registration required. You will learn about aromatherapy, essential oils and their history. Find out about ten common essential oils and their many uses, as well as their contraindications. You will also learn to create aromatherapy blends and make an aromatherapy mist to take home with you! All supplies will be provided.

Arthritis 101 • City of Langley Library Wednesday, Mar 6, 7 pm – 8 pm. Registration appreciated. Join Trish Silvester-Lee, Manager of Education and Services for the Fraser Region, to learn more about what arthritis is and how to self-manage the disease. This presentation will include information on pain management, exercise, medication and complementary therapies as well as information on the Arthritis Society and the programs and services available to you. Registration appreciated.

Your Amazing Kidneys: Master Chemists in the Body • City of Langley Library Monday, Mar 11, 2 pm – 3 pm Registration appreciated.

• Walnut Grove Library Thursday, Mar 14, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Registration required.

March is Kidney Month, and there’s no better time to learn about these incredible organs! Join Lois Wilson from the Kidney Foundation to learn the structure of your kidneys and how they work. You will also hear about the stages of kidney disease, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and what you can do about it. Lois will also discuss the basics of organ donation.

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• City of Langley Library Tuesdays Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16 1 pm – 2 pm Looking for a way to support the City of Langley Library? Join our dedicated group of volunteers for a chance to give back to your library and your community through advocacy and fundraising. New members are welcome. Registration appreciated.

Aromatherapy

• Aldergrove Library Wednesday, Mar 13, 2 pm – 3 pm Registration required.

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Conversation Circles • Fort Langley Library Tuesdays, Jan 15 – Feb 12 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Come to Fort Langley Library to practise your English in a fun and friendly environment. You will improve your conversation skills and make new friends at the same time! Refreshments are provided. Registration appreciated.

eBooks at the Library • Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, Jan 16 7 pm – 8:30 pm 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 on how to download from FVRL to Go and BC’s Library to Go. We will also discuss compatible devices. Registration required.

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THE LANGLEYS ADULTS Memory and Aging • Murrayville Library Friday, Jan 18 2 pm – 3 pm • Walnut Grove Library Monday, Feb 4 2 pm – 3 pm • Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, Feb 20 7 pm – 8 pm • Brookswood Library Friday, Feb 22 2 pm – 3 pm Find out how memory functions and how it changes as we age. See page 7 for details. Registration required.

Looking for Work? • City of Langley Library Monday, Feb 4 2 pm – 3 pm Registration appreciated. • Aldergrove Library Wednesday, Feb 13 2 pm – 3 pm Registration required. Avia Employment Services will present an information session about the free services available to eligible job seekers in their employment centres. Avia’s specialist will talk about WorkBC and the services available to clients. If you are eligible to work in BC, please attend this informative session. Learn how your local employment service centre can help you find the job you’re looking for!

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The Wisdom of Personal Planning

Bicycle touring with Rick and Chris Millikan

• Aldergrove Library Saturday, Feb 9 2 pm – 3 pm

• Walnut Grove Library Thursday, Apr 11 7 pm – 8:30 pm

What is the role of a Representation Agreement? What other legal documents do you need to ensure that your voice will be heard regarding your personal care, end of life care and certain financial matters? Feel confident in your decisions and enjoy peace of mind about your future. Registration required.

• City of Langley Library Saturday, Apr 20 2 pm – 3 pm

Shell Busey, the HouseSmart Guy • City of Langley Library Wednesday, Feb 20 7 pm – 8 pm

Author Reading: Sandra Yuen MacKay

Join us for an evening with home improvement expert Shell Busey. The former TV and radio host now leads the HouseSmart Home Services Referral Network. This service helps homeowners find qualified and reliable tradespeople, suppliers and products for home improvement projects. Learn more at www.AskShell.com. Registration appreciated.

• City of Langley Library Saturday, Apr 13 2 pm – 3:30 pm FVRL welcomes Sandra Yuen MacKay, author of My Schizophrenic Life. See page 4 for more details. Registration appreciated.

Wills and Estate Planning

Sit and Be Fit: Chair Yoga

• Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, Apr 17 7 pm – 8 pm

• City of Langley Library: Tuesday, Mar 5 2 pm – 3 pm • Fort Langley Library: Tuesday, Mar 12 2 pm – 3 pm Learn yoga exercises that can be performed from a seated position. See page 7 for more details. Registration appreciated.

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Discover the many possibilities bicycle touring can offer. Leave the car behind and explore getaways using a slower but more intimate method with your bicycle. Rick and Chris Millikan cover local getaways such as Vancouver Island or more ambitious tours like the Kettle Valley Railway Trail. Tours can be tailored to your speed and fitness level, and the rewards are many. Registration appreciated.

Everyone should have a will. Do you? Learn how to protect and pass on your assets by attending a free legal seminar on planning your will. This seminar is co-sponsored by The People’s Law School and Muriel Arnason Library. Registration required.

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The Magic of Morocco: An Informative Journey • City of Langley Library Saturday, Mar 2 2 pm – 3 pm Enjoy a tour of the ancient trading city of Marrakesh. Visit the fishing port of Essaouria with its Portuguese ramparts, crafts and unique street life. Cross the high Atlas Mountains by bus to the desert city of Quarzazate. John Gordon, winner of both provincial and national photography awards, has a wealth of wonderful memories and eye-catching photos from his trip to Morocco to share with you. Registration appreciated.

Off the Beaten Track — The United Kingdom • Brookswood Library Wednesday, Mar 6 7 pm – 8 pm The United Kingdom is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Join travel photographer John Gordon for a tour of some of the UK’s lesser known places. Learn how to get around the UK using plane or bus and pick up other tips on how to make your trip enjoyable and affordable.

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Travel to India: An Informative Journey

Grizzly Bears: A Journey to the Khutzeymateen

• Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Mar 13 2 pm – 3 pm

• Walnut Grove Library Tuesday, Mar 26, 7 pm – 8 pm

Ever wanted to know more about India, the world’s largest democracy? Join Langley photojournalist John Gordon, winner of both provincial and national photography awards, for an informative presentation documenting his recent trip to India. Spend an evening traveling through Delhi, Rajasthan and Agra, visiting the Red Fort, Birla Temple and the beautiful Taj Mahal. John has a wealth of wonderful memories and eye-catching photos to share with you. Registration required.

Enjoy a tour of the Khutzeymateen Valley, home to one of BC’s most important coastal populations of grizzly bears. Located 45 kilometres northeast of Prince Rupert, the valley features Canada’s only grizzly bear sanctuary. Following hibernation, the bears forage for sedge grass and clams. John Gordon, winner of both provincial and national photography awards, has a wealth of wonderful memories and eye-catching photos from his trip to the Khutzeymateen Valley to share with you. Registration required.

Photographing Birds in the Lower Mainland • Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, Mar 20 7 pm – 8 pm Award-winning photographer John Gordon will share the secret to photographing the diverse species of birds that live in the Lower Mainland. Learn where and when to go and what camera equipment is needed. Exercise your mind and your body by taking up a new hobby, expanding an old one and enjoying the beauty of our local birds in their natural habitat. Registration required.

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THE LANGLEYS TEENS

KIDS

Teen Book Chat

Wii Games at the Library

Pyjama Storytime

• Aldergrove Library Thursdays Jan 17, Feb 21, Mar 14, Apr 18, May 16 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

• City of Langley Library Thursday, March 7 3:30-5:30 pm

• Muriel Arnason Library First Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 7:30 pm

Calling all Wii enthusiasts to show off their skills on our Wii games. The more the merrier, so bring a friend! For ages 10 to 18. Registration appreciated.

• Aldergrove Library Mondays, Jan 14, Feb 4, Mar 11, Apr 15, May 6 6:30 pm – 7 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! Grades 6 to 8. Registration appreciated.

Teen Writers’ Group • City of Langley Library Last Monday of the month 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm This group is for homeschoolers ages 13 to 18 who are using the One Year Adventure Novel curriculum and want to share their writing in a supportive, encouraging group of similarly engaged teen writers. Please bring a brief context for or synopsis of your novel, and a piece of writing you wish to share. The goal of the group is to support each other but not to critique each others’ writing. Registration appreciated.

Join us for a half hour of stories, rhymes, songs and puppets for children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers. Children are welcome to come in pyjamas and bring a soft toy. Registration required.

Teen Games Night • Walnut Grove Library Monday, Mar 18 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm This ain’t your momma’s Monopoly! Imperial Hobbies in Richmond is bringing some of their popular and crazy cool games to the Walnut Grove Library. Come out during Spring Break and play Cloud 9, Dominion, Carcassonne, Ultimate Werewolf and other new and exciting games. Free pizza and refreshments will be provided. This program is for teens ages 12 to 18. Space is limited. Registration required.

• Aldergrove Library First Thursday of the month 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Each month we will 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. For kids in Grades 3 to 6. Registration required.

Clay Creations • Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Mar 20 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Learn some basic clay modeling techniques and then make a clay creation of your own to take home. Registration required.

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Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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THE LANGLEYS KIDS Babytime • Walnut Grove Library Wednesdays, Jan 9 – 30 9:30 am – 10 am • Aldergrove Library Wednesday, Jan 16 10:30 am – 11 am • Muriel Arnason Library Tuesdays, Feb 26 – Mar 12 9:30 am – 10 am

Stone Soup and Other Winter Tales

Mini Book Club • Aldergrove Library Mondays Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 13 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

• Fort Langley Library Wednesdays, Jan 9 and 16 1:30 pm – 2 pm

Join us once a month for an exciting time discussing the books we plan to read and drawing characters from those stories. By sharing books they like, kids can help each other read and express ideas. Kindergarten to Grade 3. Registration required.

Come for a half-hour of stories to warm you of the winter chills. Suitable for children ages 2 to 6 years. Registration appreciated.

• Walnut Grove Library Wednesdays, Mar 6 – 27 9:30 am – 10 am • Muriel Arnason Library Tuesdays, Apr 2 – 16 9:30 am – 10 am Come to the library with your baby (o to 23 months) and experience music, songs, rhymes, puppets, and stories in an interactive environment. Registration required.

Family Storytime • City of Langley Library Fridays, Jan 4 – Apr 26 10:30 am – 11 am

• Walnut Grove Library Thursdays, Feb 7 – Apr 25 11:30 am – 12 pm

• Murrayville Library Wednesdays, Jan 16 – Feb 13 10:30 am – 11 am

• Murrayville Library Wednesdays, Apr 3 – May 1 10:30 am – 11 am

• Brookswood Library Wednesdays, Jan 23 – Feb 27 10:30 am – 11 am

• Brookswood Library Wednesdays, Apr 3 – May 8 10:30 am – 11 am

• Aldergrove Library Wednesdays, Jan 30 – Feb 27 10:30 am – 11 am

• Fort Langley Library Thursdays, Apr 4 – Apr 25 10 am – 10:30 am

• Muriel Arnason Library Tuesdays, Feb 5 – Mar 12 10:45 am – 11:15 am

• Aldergrove Library Wednesdays, Apr 10 – May 8 10:30 am – 11 am

• Fort Langley Library Thursdays, Feb 7 – Feb 28 10 am – 10:30 am

• Muriel Arnason Library Tuesdays, Apr 23 – May 28 10:45 am – 11:15 am

Family Storytimes are designed for children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers. Join library staff for an entertaining half-hour of stories, songs, rhymes and puppets. This is a great way to introduce young children to books and reading. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun. Family Storytime is offered on a drop-in basis at the City of Langley Library. For all other libraries, registration is appreciated.

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THE LANGLEYS KIDS Valentine Crafts • City of Langley Library Wednesday, Feb 13 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Join library staff in creating something special for your friends and family. All supplies will be provided. Registration appreciated.

Joseph the Magician

Bob-bee and the Amazing Flea Market

Crafts From Around the World

• City of Langley Library Wednesday, Mar 20 10:30 am – 11:30 am

• Muriel Arnason Library Tuesday, Mar 26 2 pm – 4 pm

The fun and engaging Never Bee Lost program teaches kids how to stay safe if they become lost or separated from their parents or caregivers. Parents will learn how to prepare their children for this very common situation. Registration appreciated.

Celebrate Multicultural Month at the library! Children ages 5 and up are invited to create some crafts from around the world. All supplies are provided.

• Muriel Arnason Library Monday, Mar 18 2 pm – 3 pm Registration required.

Spring Break Craft

• Murrayville Library Wednesday, Mar 20 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Bored with nothing to do? Come down to the library for a colourful craft event just right for kids ages 6 to 10. Registration required.

• Walnut Grove Library Monday, Mar 25 2 pm – 3 pm • Aldergrove Library Tuesday, Mar 26 10:30 am – 11:30 am • City of Langley Library Tuesday, Mar 26 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm • Brookswood Library Thursday, Mar 28 10:30 am – 11:30 am

• City of Langley Library Saturday, Apr 6 2 pm – 3 pm

• Walnut Grove Library Thursday, Mar 21 2 pm – 3 pm Celebrate World Cultures Month! Travel “Around the World” through story, song and crafts at Walnut Grove Library. For ages 5 to 12. 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.

Come to the library to learn the basic techniques of clay building and create a little clay pot to take home. For school-aged kids. Registration appreciated.

• City of Langley Library Monday, Mar 25 10:30 – 11:30 am

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Join us at the library for a special Easter storytime, followed by an egg hunt. Registration appreciated.

Cyber Safe

Around the World Stories and Crafts

Pinch Pot Clay

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• City of Langley Library Wednesday, Mar 27 11 am – 11:45 am

• Aldergrove Library Thursday, Mar 21 2 pm – 3 pm

Celebrate Spring Break with magic at the library! See page 8 for more details.

Easter Storytime and Egg Hunt

This program will teach kids ages 5 to 7 about safe online behavior, as well as the differences between the real world and the online world. Through stories, games and easy-to-understand key messages, children will learn that right and wrong is the same online as it is in person. They will also learn the importance of talking to their parents about their experiences online, whether good or bad. Registration appreciated.

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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

Family Literacy Day Fair

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Join the library and the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Literacy Committee for an afternoon of games, contests, fun and prizes on Family Literacy Day. All ages are welcome!

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* Sunday hours September to June only

• Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Jan 26, 2 pm – 4 pm

Multicultural Food and Craft Fair • Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Mar 16, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Join the Student Library Council and Family Education and Support Centre to celebrate Multicultural Month at the library! Learn about other cultures, taste delicious food from other countries and try your hand at some crafts from other lands.

Cherry Blossom Festival • Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Apr 6, 2 pm – 4 pm The coming of cherry blossoms heralds the beginning of spring in Japan and initiates a season of festivities with family and friends. The library joins the Maple Ridge Japanese Language School to celebrate this year’s blossoming cherry trees with traditional Japanese food, drinks and crafts.

ADULTS 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 will meet at the library starting in January. If you or someone you know would like to join a book club for adults who are trying to become better readers, please contact the library’s main floor information desk.

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MAPLE RIDGE ADULTS COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY Drop-In Computer Help

Computer Basics

• Maple Ridge Public Library Mondays, 2 pm – 3 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Thursdays, Jan 31 – Feb 14, 7 pm – 8 pm

Do 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 or set up an email account? Drop in at the computer lab and benefit from some library staff expertise. Note: The library will be closed February 11 and April 1.

• Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays, Apr 2 – Apr 16, 2 pm – 3 pm

eBooks and eReaders • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Jan 23, 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.

Introduction to Microsoft Word • Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Jan 24, 2 pm – 3 pm Get started with Microsoft Word! Learn how to create new documents and edit existing ones. Bring your questions and have them answered. Registration begins January 3.

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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. Registration begins January 3.

Fun With the Internet • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesdays, Mar 6 – Mar 20, 7 pm – 8 pm Come to the library and have some fun on the Web. Check out interesting websites, learn how to find pictures and more in this information-packed class. Each session runs over three consecutive weeks. Registration begins January 3.

It Won’t Byte • Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre 12150 224 Street, Maple Ridge Thursday, Mar 7, 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. Registration begins January 3. Please register at Maple Ridge Public Library’s main floor information desk.

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MAPLE RIDGE ADULTS World Films

SOCIAL NETWORKING SERIES Facebook • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Jan 23, 2 pm – 3 pm Have you ever wanted to use social media sites like Facebook but don’t know where to start? Then join us at the library for a onehour presentation on how to join and what you need to do to keep your personal information safe. Registration begins January 3.

BiblioCommons • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Feb 20, 2 pm – 3 pm Get the most out of your library! Become an expert library user by learning the best tips and tricks of BiblioCommons, FVRL’s new online catalogue. Find out how to write reviews and summaries, and connect with other library users on this fun new social media platform. Registration begins January 3.

Twitter • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Mar 13, 2 pm – 3 pm Stay on top of cutting-edge social media by learning the basics of 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. Registration begins January 3.

• Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays, Jan 22 – Feb 26 6 pm – 8:30 pm Bring your friends and spend a relaxing evening at the library with a must-see world film. Friends of the Library will sell refreshments at intermission. Please contact the main floor information desk to ask for a schedule.

Find Your Family in the Library • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Feb 6 7 pm – 8:30 pm Maple Ridge Historical Society’s Brenda Smith will help you uncover the secrets of your family tree. Take your first steps in finding and using the library’s family history resources. Registration begins January 3.

Quiz Night • Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Feb 23 7 pm – 9 pm Maple Ridge Friends of the Library once again host their popular Quiz Night, an evening of fun, trivia, prizes and snacks. Tickets are $10 each and will be available at the reception desk starting January 8. There is a maximum of eight people per team.

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MAPLE RIDGE ADULTS Money Matters • Maple Ridge Public Library Learn more about managing your personal finances in this three-part information seminar presented by the staff of Edward Jones. Insurance: Protecting What Matters Most Wednesday, Feb 27, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Making Your Money Last: Ten Retirement Principles Wednesday, Mar 27, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Guaranteed Income for Your Retirement Wednesday, Apr 24, 7 pm – 8:30 pm

John Gordon: Off the Beaten Track in the UK • Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Mar 14 2 pm – 3 pm Join travel photographer John Gordon for practical travel tips and an entrancing visual tour through the surprisingly diverse remote areas of the United Kingdom.

One Mysterious Afternoon • Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Apr 13 2 pm – 4 pm Crime Writers of Canada present this exciting event highlighting Lower Mainland authors Cathy Ace, Debra Purdy Kong and David Russell. The authors will discuss their genre, share readings from their popular novels, answer questions and sign copies. Coffee, tea and treats will be served.

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Wellness Aging Gracefully • Maple Ridge Public Library The Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows and Katzie Seniors Network presents a series of engaging and informative talks on topics important to seniors and their families. Long-term Care: Navigating the System Thursday, Jan 17 7 pm – 8:30 pm Financial Literacy for Older Adults and Their Families Thursday, February 21 7 pm – 8:30 pm Being a Caregiver to an Aging Parent Thursday, March 21 7 pm – 8:30 pm Seniors Housing and Home Support Options Thursday, April 18 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Documentary Film Series: Focus on Health and Wellness • Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays Mar 5, 12, 26, Apr 2, 9 6 pm – 8:30 pm Come to the library for the best and latest thoughtprovoking documentaries. This series will focus on health and wellness, and will feature special selections from registered holistic nutritionist Patricia Dominguez. Friends of the Library will sell refreshments at intermission. Please contact the main floor information desk to ask for a schedule.

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 TEENS

KIDS

Philosophers’ Café

Babytime: Peek-a-Book

• Maple Ridge Public Library First Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Mondays 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Spend a Wednesday evening at the library drinking tea and discussing weighty issues like the relative pros and cons of capitalism and communism, the state of modern feminism or the idea of parenting licences. This is a Student Library Council teen-run program.

Make reading fun! Start early with baby storytimes. Bring your baby for one-on-one stories, puppets and more! For children 0 to 18 months. Note: The library will be closed February 11 and April 1.

Student Library Council (SLC) Meetings • Maple Ridge Public Library Third Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8 pm Have some input into what happens at the library this year and earn volunteer work experience hours at the same time! Members organize programs for teens, volunteer as reading buddies and help with other library events. The SLC meets on the third Wednesday of each month during the school year. Refreshments are provided. Ask for an SLC application form at the second floor information desk.

Teen Poetry Slam • Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Apr 25 7 pm – 8:30 pm Read your own poetry or your favourite poem. Feeling brave? Perform some on-the-spot slam poetry. You could win a prize! For ages 13 to 19.

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Storytime: You, Me and the Li-bra-ry • Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays starting Jan 8 10:15 am – 10:45 am Come prepared for fun, singing and reading! Puppets, books, rhymes and songs will enchant you and your child. All ages are welcome. Note: The library will be closed on Friday, Mar 29.

K Y A W C SDAY

One hour of afterschool fun for grades 4 and up

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Games Afternoon • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Mar 27, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Card-Making Workshop • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Jan 30, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Join us at the library and make your own Valentines’ Day cards! Registration begins January 3.

Join us for an afternoon of pizza and board games like Apples to Apples, Battleship, Guess Who, Scrabble and Uno. Registration begins March 1.

Origami

Cinco de Mayo Paper Flower Craft

• Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Feb 27, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Apr 24, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn the basics of the ancient art of paper folding. The possibilities are endless! Registration begins February 1.

Learn how to make Mexican paper flowers, just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Registration begins April 1.

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MAPLE RIDGE KIDS Reading Buddies

Toilet Tales (Special Storytime)

• Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays and Wednesdays Jan 15 – Mar 6 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Registration begins Dec 15

• Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Apr 24, 10:15 am – 10:45 am

• Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Apr 2 – May 22 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Registration begins Feb 15 The Reading Buddies program puts elementary school children (Grades 1 to 3) together with high school students for a half-hour of reading practice each week. Partners meet on Tuesdays or Wednesdays after school.

Safety Superheroes • Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Feb 7 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm The Ridge Meadows Fall Prevention Society makes learning about safety fun with this entertaining and interactive session for kids in Grades K to 3. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome.

Night Time Tales: Spring Fling

Is toilet training number one and number two on your list of things to do? Then come to a fun storytime for parents and children, with potty-related songs, poems and books. Registration begins March 25.

SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS Family Movie Afternoon

A Grand Time for Stories

• Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Mar 20 2 pm – 4 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Mar 27 10:15 am – 11 am

Looking for something to do with the whole family? Join us at the library for an afternoon of family entertainment with Despicable Me (G rating).

Are you a grandparent who loves spending time and sharing stories with your grandchild? If so, come to Maple Ridge Public Library for a morning of delightful tales, songs and crafts. For grandparents of any age and grandchildren ages 2 to 6. Registration begins February 15.

Joseph the Magician • Maple Ridge Public Library Friday, Mar 22 2 pm – 3 pm Celebrate Spring Break with magic at the library! See page 8 for more details.

• Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Apr 4 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm Spring is in the air, so join us for a blooming great evening with stories, rhymes, songs and a special puppet show. All ages are welcome. 

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LEGO Mania • Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Mar 28 2 pm – 4 pm LEGO fans! Put your creative minds to work and build something awesome! We’ll take your picture and show off your LEGO creation on our library bulletin board. Use our LEGO or bring your own. Registration begins February 15.

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MISSION MISSION LIBRARY

EVERYONE

ADULTS

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

Riot of Reading

Mission Book Club

• Mission Central Elementary 7466 Welton Street Saturday, Jan 26 11 am – 3 pm

• Mission Library Mondays Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1 7 pm – 8 pm

There will be entertainment, refreshments, door prizes and loads of fun! Talk to community experts. Find information about programs and how to encourage a lifelong love of books and reading — a Riot of Reading Solutions! Co-sponsored with the Mission Literacy in Motion. (Program will be held at Mission Central Elementary on 7466 Welton Street.)

Love to read? Love to chat? Join us for treats and great company.

Spring Book Sale

Mission Friends of the Library Meeting

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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• Mission Library Friday, Feb 22, 12 pm – 4:30 pm Saturday, Feb 23, 10 am – 4 pm Come buy some gently loved library materials. The Spring Book Sale is hosted by Mission Friends of the Library.

International Knitting Club • Mission Library Wednesdays 12 pm – 1:30 pm Reaching out to knitters from all cultures. Presented in co-operation with Mission Community Services.

• Mission Library Second Wednesday of the month 2 pm – 3 pm Join the Mission Friends of the Library and help us with with fundraising, book sales and events.

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.

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MISSION ADULTS Word Keepers • Mission Library Third Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm Word Keepers is Mission’s writers’ group. The group is for everyone from the closet writer to the published author.

Mission Word Keepers Workshop Night • Mission Library Tuesdays Jan 8, Feb 5, Mar 5, Apr 2 7 pm – 8 pm An evening of peer review and support from other local writers and poets, plus fun and challenging writing exercises.

eBook Extravaganza • Mission Library Saturday, Jan 19 10 am – 12:30 pm Do you want to learn more about eReaders and eBooks? Join us at the library for eBook Day and have your questions answered. Attend one of the day’s programs or all of them! Choosing an eBook Reader? 10:15 am – 11 am Learn the key features of eReaders and tablets to help you find the best fit. Downloading Library eBooks 11:15 am – 12:30 pm Discover the basics of downloading free library eBooks for any device.

Tech Café • Mission Library Thursdays, Jan 17 and Feb 21 3:30 pm – 5 pm Do all the new hand-held tech toys confuse you? Bring those new gadgets (cell phones, cameras, hand-held GPS, etc.) and let technically gifted teens explain how they work and what they do. Presented in cooperation with Mission High School’s leadership programs. Registration required.

Sit and Be Fit Chair Yoga • Mission Library Wednesday, Mar 6 2 pm – 3 pm Learn yoga exercises that can be performed from a seated position. See page 7 for more details. Registration required.

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Off the Beaten Track — The United Kingdom

• UFV Mission Campus Heritage Park Centre 33700 Prentis Avenue Saturday, Mar 9 10 am – 4 pm

• Mission Library Tuesday, Mar 19 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Love to read? Love to write? In celebration of indigenous writers, join us for a presentation with keynote speaker Joann Arnott. This program is presented in partnership with the Lifetime Learning Centre Society and the University of the Fraser Valley. Visit www.lifetimelearningcentre.org for more information. Please contact Lifetime Learning to register. Registration required.

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The United Kingdom is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Join travel photographer John Gordon for a tour of some of the UK’s lesser known places. Learn how to get around the UK using plane or bus, as well as other tips on how to make your trip enjoyable and affordable.

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Find Wellness Financial Wellness • Mission Library Learn more about managing your personal finances in this two-part information seminar presented by the staff of Investors Group. Foundations to Investing Wednesday, Jan 30, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Mutual Funds, TFSAs, RRSPs, GIFs, can be intimidating. Learn how to manage personal finances, set goals and use discipline to secure your financial future. When Can I Retire? Wednesday, Feb 13, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Retirement is a significant financial and personal decision. Explore various roads to retirement, find out about the “rule of 20,” ways to guarantee your money will last through retirement, tax-efficient investments to reduce clawbacks and the reality of inflation.

Evoke Wellness • Mission Library Wednesday, Mar 27, 7 pm – 8 pm How does one evoke wellness? A certified professional from Evoke Wellness Centre will offer a unique perspective on health rehabilitation, prevention and management.

Happy Poetry Month! Workshop with David Pullen • Mission Library Wednesday, Apr 10 7 pm – 8 pm Explore inspiration, rhyme and creativity with a farmer who combined his love for beautiful pastoral scenes and a knack for the English language.

Author Reading: Angie Abdou • Mission Library Wednesday, Apr 24 7 pm – 8:30 pm FVRL welcomes Angie Abdou, author of The Canterbury Trail. See page 4 for more details.

Daphne Sleigh Book Launch and Author Reading • Mission Library Saturday, Apr 27 2 pm – 3:30 pm Local author Daphne Sleigh will read from her new book, Artist in the Cloister, the Life and Work of Father Dunstan Massey. Meet the author and enjoy refreshments following the reading.

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 TEENS

KIDS

Manga Village

Babytime

• Mission Library Saturdays, Feb 2, Mar 2, Apr 6 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

• Mission Library Tuesdays, Jan 8 – Feb 12 10:30 am – 11 am

Do you love manga and anime? Join us for contests, crafts, food, manga talk and lots of anime to watch. Anime with a TV14 rating will be shown. For ages 12 to 18.

Interactive storytime with books, songs and more. For babies up to 24 months and parent or caregiver.

Ductigami

• Mission Library Fridays, Jan 18 – Mar 15 10:30 am – 11:15 am

• Mission Library Thursday, Mar 21 2:30 pm – 4 pm Discover the wonders of duct tape! Learn how to make a wallet or a purse with only a pair of scissors and a roll of the world’s most useful stuff. Snacks provided. For ages 12 to 18.

Joseph the Magician

Family Storytime

• Mission Library Tuesday, Mar 19 2 pm – 3 pm Celebrate Spring Break with magic at the library! See page 8 for more details.

Family Storytime

Fun for all ages and stages. Join us for some stories, songs, puppets and more.

Dancing Fools Puppet Show • Mission Library Saturday, Feb 16 11 am – 12 pm

• Mission Library Fridays, Apr 5 – Apr 26 10:30 am – 11:15 am Fun for all ages and stages. Join us for some stories, songs, puppets and more.

Block Party

Learn to twist, hula and disco! Put on your dancing shoes and twostep down to the library for some toe-tapping stories, songs and a puppet show, The Dancing Princess.

• Mission Library Saturday, Apr 20 2:30 pm – 4 pm Calling all LEGO lovers! Construct your dream creation at the library. We supply the LEGO, you supply the ideas.

Storytelling Kits Storytelling kits are a collection of books, puzzles, felt stories, puppets, songs and rhymes. The kits were created for parents, caregivers and teachers to share with the young children in their lives. The materials in the kit help children to develop literacy skills through stories, songs and play.

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PITT MEADOWS PITT MEADOWS PUBLIC LIBRARY 200 – 12099 Harris Road Pitt Meadows, bc v3y 0e5 Phone 604-465-4113 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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* Sunday hours September to June only

EVERYONE Games Night • Pitt Meadows Public Library Wednesdays, Jan 16 – Apr 24 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Come join us for family games nights every Wednesday! We will have a variety of board games set up around the library for your enjoyment. Feel free to bring your own if you wish to share.

One-on-One Computer Help

Book Sale • Pitt Meadows Public Library Saturday, Feb 23 – Sunday, Feb 24

• Pitt Meadows Public Library Mondays, Jan 21 – Apr 15 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 those tougher problems we all encounter using technology. Registration required.

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Pitt Meadows Friends of the Library present the first annual book sale in our new facility. Buy a book, support your library! Pick up some great books, movies, audio books and magazines at bargain prices.

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KIDS Therapy Dogs Reading Buddies

Find Wellness

• Pitt Meadows Public Library St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs and the Pitt Meadows Library are proud to offer 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. If your child is having trouble reading, please have their school teacher contact the library to arrange a spot for them in our program. Space is limited and by referral from teachers only.

Your Amazing Kidneys — Master Chemists in the Body • Pitt Meadows Public Library Friday, Mar 15, 2 pm – 3 pm March is Kidney Month! Join David Ramalho, Regional Director of the Kidney Foundation as he discusses what kidneys do, risk factors and causes of kidney disease, and signs and symptoms of chronic kidney disease. Registration required.

AAA Club — Afterschool Activities and Adventure!

Pitt Meadows Library Book Club

Saskatchewan: Reclaiming the Prairie Landscape

• Pitt Meadows Public Library Third Wednesday of the month Jan 16 – Apr 17 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• Pitt Meadows Public Library Tuesday, Mar 5 2:30 pm – 4 pm

• Pitt Meadows Public Library Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10 3 pm – 4 pm

Celebrate World Cultures Month at the library with local photojournalist John Gordon. This one-hour slide presentation explores the history and ecological significance of Saskatchewan’s Prairie Rehabilitation Program. Join us for a look at a community farm near Lanigan. Get to know the local birds and animals, as well as the people who work the farm.

Join us for some fun and lively afterschool activities. For kids ages 9 to 13, please call or visit the library for details and registration. Registration required.

Join us as we discuss our monthly book club choice. See library staff for information about upcoming discussion titles. Registration required.

Sit and Be Fit Chair Yoga • Pitt Meadows Public Library Tuesday, Feb 12 2 pm – 3 pm Learn yoga exercises that can be performed from a seated position. See page 7 for more details. 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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PITT MEADOWS KIDS Babytime

French Storytime

• Pitt Meadows Public Library Tuesdays, Jan 15 – Mar 12 10:15 am – 10:45 am

• Pitt Meadows Public Library Fridays, Jan 18 – Mar 15 10:15 am – 10:45 am

• Pitt Meadows Public Library Tuesdays, Apr 2 – Apr 23 10:15 am – 10:45 am

• Pitt Meadows Public Library Fridays, Apr 5 – Apr 26 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Interactive storytime with books, songs and more. For babies up to 24 months and their caregiver. Please note there are no Babytimes during Spring Break, March 18 to 29.

Kids of all ages and stages can enjoy a variety of stories, rhymes and songs at our weekly French Storytime. This is an excellent way to prepare your children for French immersion. Please note: There are no Storytimes during Spring break, March 18 to 29.

Mumble Jumble Storytime • Pitt Meadows Public Library Thursdays, Jan 17 – Mar 14 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Be My Valentine! Stories and Crafts

• Pitt Meadows Public Library Thursdays, Apr 4 – Apr 25 10:15 am – 10:45 am

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

A little bit of this and a little bit of that: stories, singing, dancing puppets — and lots of fun and laughter for kids of all ages. Please note: There are no Storytimes during Spring Break, March 18 to 29.

Set your heart aflutter with tales of love and romance, and create the perfect gift for your valentine this year!

Joseph the Magician • Pitt Meadows Public Library Monday, Mar 18 11 am – 12 pm Celebrate Spring Break with magic at the library! See page 8 for more details. Registration required.

Earth Day Stories and Crafts • Pitt Meadows Public Library Tuesday, Apr 16 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm Plant some seeds and listen to stories about our planet, nature and the beasts that roam in the woods.

It’s Craft Time • Pitt Meadows Public Library Mondays, Apr 22 – Apr 29 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Spring Break Fun Zone • Pitt Meadows Public Library Monday, Mar 18 – Friday, Mar 29 Stop by any time during Spring Break to enjoy crafts, play games, enter contests or maybe even pick up a good book! Open to kids of all ages.

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Our Monday craft times are back. Want to be creative and have some fun this spring? Bring your children to the library to create some colorful crafts. Registration appreciated.

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PORT COQUITLAM TERRY FOX LIBRARY

EVERYONE

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

Happy Birthday Port Coquitlam!

One Hundred Years of PoCo

• Terry Fox Library Saturday, Mar 16 11 am – 2 pm

• Terry Fox Library Friday, Mar 22 2 pm – 3 pm

Let’s party together! Port Coquitlam Celebrates its 100th birthday on March 7, 2013. We invite you to join us and have some fun in honor of our amazing city. Celebrate with stories, songs and crafts. Enjoy refreshments and enter to win a cool prize basket.

What was PoCo like 100 years ago? What did people do for fun? Where did they go to school? What was Shaughnessy Street like? Come and find out at this fun and interactive program. Test your knowledge of historical artifacts for a chance to win a prize. After learning about the past, imagine what life will be like in 100 years and add your voice to the Heritage Society’s digital time capsule. Presented by the Port Coquitlam Heritage Society.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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ADULTS One-On-One Internet • Terry Fox Library 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 laptop or use a library computer. Call or ask at the information desk to book a personalized half-hour appointment.

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Friends of the Terry Fox Library • Terry Fox Library Friends make a difference! Friends are volunteers who promote library services in the community. They initiate and support library programs and fundraising activities in cooperation with library staff. Friends also raise awareness of the library with local politicians and community representatives. Please call the library for more information or to volunteer.

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PORT COQUITLAM ADULTS 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.

Grow-A-Reader: Prenatal Storytime

• Terry Fox Library Monday, Feb 18 2 pm – 3 pm

• Terry Fox Library Fourth Saturday of the month, 10:30 am – 11:30 am

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

Stories and rhymes, oh my! Have you forgotten all the great stories, songs and rhymes you came to know as a child? Would you like to share these, and new ones, with your little one on the way? Join us for our popular prenatal storytime series. Guest speakers from the community will join us and present some important pre- and postnatal information. Refreshments will be provided. Expectant moms and their families are welcome.

Adult Learner Book Club

Looking for Work?

• Terry Fox Library Second Friday of the month, 2 pm – 3 pm

• Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Feb 6 2 pm – 3 pm

Make new friends, read interesting books and practice 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.

Avia Employment Services will present an information session about the free services available to eligible job seekers in their employment centres. Avia’s specialist will talk about WorkBC and the services available to clients. If you are eligible to work in BC, attend this informative session and learn how your local employment service centre can help you find the job you’re looking for!

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

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

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Find out how memory functions and how it changes as we age. See page 7 for more details. Registration required.

The Grizzly Bears: A Journey to the Khutzeymateen • Terry Fox Library Tuesday, Mar 12 7 pm – 8 pm Enjoy a tour of the Khutzeymateen Valley, home to one of BC’s most important coastal populations of grizzly bears. Located 45 kilometers northeast of Prince Rupert, the valley features Canada’s only grizzly bear sanctuary. Following hibernation, the bears forage for sedge grass and clams. John Gordon, winner of both provincial and national photography awards, will share a wealth of wonderful memories and eye-catching photos from his trip to the Khutzeymateen Valley.

Port Coquitlam Remembers When • Terry Fox Library Friday, Mar 15 2 pm – 3 pm Join the Port Coquitlam Heritage Society on a walk down memory lane. Look at old pictures, hear stories about Port Coquitlam and share your own memories of our 100-year-old city. Refreshments will be served.

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TEENS

Your Amazing Kidneys — Master Chemists in the Body

Reading Buddies — Teen Volunteers

Special Effects Make-Up Workshop

• Terry Fox Library Mondays, Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 18, 25 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

• Terry Fox Library Saturday, Mar 9 2 pm – 4 pm

• Terry Fox Library Monday, Mar 18 2 pm – 3 pm

Fin Wellndess

Lois Wilson and David Ramalho, regional directors of the Kidney Foundation, Fraser Health Authority, will speak on “Your Amazing Kidneys — Master Chemists in the Body.” Learn what kidneys do. Discover the groups at high risk for developing kidney disease. Check for the signs, symptoms and stages of kidney disease. If you have one or more risk factors, what do you do? There is no cure for kidney disease, but the presenters will touch on treatments, including organ donations available to sustain life.

Author Reading: Sandra Yuen MacKay • Terry Fox Library Tuesday, Apr 23 7 pm – 8:30 pm FVRL welcomes Sandra Yuen MacKay, author of My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness. See page 4 for more details.

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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• Terry Fox Library Mondays, Apr 8 – May 13 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Volunteer as a reading buddy to a child in Grades K to 3 and help them improve their reading skills. Show your buddy how cool reading is! This is 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 for this six-week session at the information desk. Registration required.

Learn the secrets of movie make-up! Film industry make-up artist and instructor Tracy Lai will teach special effects make-up application and then you and a partner can put your new skills to work. Teens ages 13 and up can register beginning February 1. 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 plan and develop teenorientated 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 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 KIDS Pyjama Storytime

Babytime (0 to 12 Months)

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

• Terry Fox Library Wednesdays, Jan 16 – Feb 6 10:15 am – 10:40 am Registrations starts Jan 2

Bring the entire family to the library for a half-hour of stories, songs and rhymes. Children are welcome to come in pyjamas and bring a stuffed toy.

Saturday Storytime • Terry Fox Library Third Saturday of the month 11 am – 11:30 am Enjoy stories, fingerplays and songs that will entertain and delight kids of all ages.

• Terry Fox Library Wednesdays, Feb 20 – Mar 13 10:15 am – 10:40 am Registrations starts Feb 6 • Terry Fox Library Tuesdays, Mar 26 – Apr 16 10:15 am – 10:40 am Registration starts Mar 12 Bring your baby, newborn to 12 months, to the library and discover the pleasure of reading with them. Join us for stories, puppets, nursery rhymes and songs. Registration required.

Reading Buddies • Terry Fox Library Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 18, 25 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Registration begins Dec 17 • Terry Fox Library Mondays, Apr 8 – May 13 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Registration begins Mar 25 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 six weeks. Please visit the library to fill out an application form. Registration required.

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The More We Read Together: Preschool Storytime • Terry Fox Library Fridays, Jan 18 – Feb 8 10:15 am – 10:45 am • Terry Fox Library Tuesdays, Feb 19 – Mar 12 10:15 am – 10:45 am • Terry Fox Library Fridays, Apr 5 – Apr 26 10:15 am – 10:45 am The more we read together, the happier we’ll be! Storytimes include books, fingerplays, songs and flannel board stories. Join us and our puppet friends for lots of fun and laughter.

Trivia Challenge Tween Program • Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Feb 13 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Come and test your knowledge of the weird, wacky and wonderful. Win some prizes, have some fun and enjoy our ice cream sundae bar — back by popular demand! Registration starts on January 9. Kids ages 9 to 12 can register starting January 9.

Joseph the Magician • Terry Fox Library Tuesday, Mar 19 10:30 am – 11:30 am Celebrate Spring Break with magic at the library! See page 8 for more details.

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WHITE ROCK WHITE ROCK LIBRARY

EVERYONE

15342 Buena Vista White Rock, bc v4b 1y6 Phone 604-541-2201

Friends of the White Rock Library Corner Book Store

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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* Sunday hours Thanksgiving through Easter only

White Rock Chess Club • White Rock Library Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• White Rock Library

• White Rock Library Saturdays, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Friends of the White Rock Library stock and manage a used bookstore located near the building entrance. “Corner Books” offers used books in good condition at bargain prices. Our volunteers change stock weekly, so check it out each time you visit the library. The Friends of the White Rock Library is a volunteer group that assists the library with fund raising and programming. For more information, pick up a membership brochure near the circulation counter.

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

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

ADULTS White Rock Library Scrabble Club

White Rock Bridge Club • White Rock Library Thursdays, 1 pm – 4 pm

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

Internet Classes • White Rock Library Wednesdays, Jan 2 – Apr 24 2 pm – 3 pm

Enjoy contract bridge in a relaxed environment.

SFU Philosopher’s Cafe • White Rock Library Second Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 9 pm Join us for lively discussions on the burning issues of the day.

Receive one-on-one Internet training for beginners. Topics covered include using the mouse, Internet basics, effective Internet searching and email. Registration required.

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WHITE ROCK ADULTS Titles and Tea Afternoon Book Club • White Rock Library Third Tuesday of the month 2 pm – 4 pm Classics and new titles will be discussed in a casual setting. New members are always welcome. Books are provided.

White Rock and South Surrey Writers’ Club • White Rock Library Third Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 9 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

Photographing Birds in the Lower Mainland with John Gordon

• White Rock Library Last Tuesday of the month 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Drop in for a summary of suggested reads picked by library staff. Don’t forget to share your own favourites!

Wednesday Night Book Club at White Rock Library • White Rock Library Last Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 9 pm Discuss classics and new titles in a casual setting. New members are always welcome. Books are provided.

• White Rock Library Monday, Mar 4 7 pm – 8:30 pm Award-winning photographer John Gordon will share the secret to photographing the diverse species of birds that live in the Lower Mainland. Learn where and when to go and what camera equipment is needed. Exercise your mind and your body by taking up a new hobby, expanding an old one and enjoying the natural beauty of our local birds in their natural habitat.

Author Reading: Sandra Yuen MacKay

Staying Fit at Home • White Rock Library Wednesday, Feb 20 2 pm – 3 pm Don’t feel comfortable joining fitness groups or going to the gym? Discover simple exercises to do at home that will improve your health and wellness.

• White Rock Library Monday, Apr 15 7 pm – 8:30 pm FVRL welcomes Sandra Yuen MacKay, author of My Schizophrenic Life. See page 4 for more details. Registration required.

Find Wellness Aromatherapy with Colleen Thompson • White Rock Library Monday, Feb 4, 7 pm – 8:30 pm You will learn about aromatherapy, essential oils and their history. Find out about 10 common essential oils and their many uses, as well as their contraindications. You will also learn to create aromatherapy blends and make an aromatherapy mist to take home with you! Handouts include recipes for aromatherapy blends you can make at home. Registration required.

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WHITE ROCK TEENS Card Making with Violette • White Rock Library Wednesday, Feb 6, 3:30 pm – 5 pm Tweens and teens — get crafty! Violette will demonstrate some techniques for making beautiful greeting cards. You will leave with some amazing cards and the skills to make more on your own! Materials provided. Registration required.

KIDS Chess Lessons

Joseph the Magician

Chess Lessons

• White Rock Library Saturdays, Jan 12 – Mar 2 1 pm – 2 pm

• White Rock Library Wednesday, Mar 20 2 pm – 3 pm

• White Rock Library Saturdays, Apr 6 – May 25 1 pm – 2 pm

Learn to play chess! Beginners and intermediates in Grades 3 to 7 can have lessons and stay to play with the chess club. Registration required.

Celebrate Spring Break with magic at the library! See page 8 for more details.

Learn to play chess. Beginners and intermediates in Grades 3 to 7 can have lessons and stay to play with the chess club. Registration required.

Family Storytime

Owl in the Library: A Visit from O.W.L.

• White Rock Library Wednesdays Jan 16 – Mar 13, Apr 3 – 24 10:30 am – 11 am

• White Rock Library Wednesday, Mar 27 1 pm – 2 pm

Join us for a half-hour of stories, songs and puppets. For children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers.

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Learning about owls is a hoot! Come to the library during spring break and learn about the owls that live nearby. Instructors from the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will explain and demonstrate how owls live and what we can do to help them. 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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ADULT

Family Literacy Event

Technology Help!

• Yale Library Saturday, Jan 26 11 am – 11:45 am

• Yale Library Saturday, Jan 12 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come in and get reading with us! Read to a friend, a family member, library staff or your favorite stuffed animal! Prize to be won for entering our reading draw! Refreshments will be enjoyed as well! Registration required.

• Yale Library Saturday, Jan 19 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Do you need help with that new toy you got for Christmas? A computer? An eReader? An iPhone? Register for one or more of our dates to get assistance. Registration required.

Valentine’s Day Fun at the Library!

Going Green

• Yale Library Wednesday, Feb 13 5:45 pm – 7 pm Come do some crafts with us for your special person! There will be a story read for the younger ones and refreshments to enjoy as well!

• Yale Library Wednesday, Feb 6 6 pm – 7 pm Find out how you can do more for the environment!

Yale’s Canyon Garden Club

Easter Fun at the Library

• Yale Library Wednesdays, starting April 3 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

• Yale Library Wednesday, March 27 5:45 pm – 7 pm

Learn about gardening, going green and herbal remedies. Pick up tips and take part in some crafty sessions relating to the topics. Join us for these weekly meetings and share your knowledge.

There will be crafts for all age groups!

Earth Day • Yale Library Saturday, April 20 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Create a craft with us using recycled materials! Find out what kinds of things we can do on Earth Day to be of help and tell us what you are going to do to help out.

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TRAVEL PROGRAMS Hawaii Travelogue • Yale Library Wednesday, Mar 13, 6 pm – 7 pm Come join us for the viewing of great scenery and discussion with Trisha Barry

Dominican Republic Travelogue • Yale Library Wednesday, Mar 20 6 pm – 7 pm Join us for photos and discussion with Evelin Buelow.

Groundhog Day Storytime Program • Yale Library Saturday, Feb 2 11 am – 11:45 am Come join us for stories and activities!

Saint Patrick’s Day Storytime and Crafts Program • Yale Library Saturday, March 16 11 am – 11:45 am Come listen to stories and do a craft with us! Be sure to wear green to be entered in a prize 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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CLIENT SERVICES WAIVE BYE-BYE TO $5 OF YOUR LIBRARY FINES! Get started on your “spring cleaning” early this year by cleaning up your FVRL account! Come in and update your information and we’ll reward you by waiving $5 of your fines. Follow these simple steps. Then you can relax knowing that you’ve taken care of one of your 2013 resolutions.

Visit your favourite FVRL location and speak to one of our helpful staff members. We’ll check to see if all your account details are correct and up to date. Let us know if you’ve moved, got a new phone number or changed your email address. We’ll kindly remind you if you have any overdue books or outstanding fines to clear up.

We’ll waive $5 of your fines! But that’s not all — receive a stylish (and useful) FVRL microfiber screen cleaner cloth as a token of our thanks!

GOT QUESTIONS? GET ANSWERS! If you need an answer to your question, there are several ways to find help: Questions?

Email

Got a question? Ask us! We can help with your account, information requests and technology questions. Click on the “Questions?” button on our webpage, then choose your local library and complete the form. Please include as much information as you can to help us find your answer.

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Visit or Call Your Local FVRL Location If you have a more complex question that can’t be answered online or through email, please call or come in to your local FVRL location and talk to an FVRL librarian in person

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Chat Service You can receive live help for your information requests by using the Just Ask chat service. Just Ask is a service provided by the partner libraries of British Columbia’s Public Library InterLINK. Your question will be answered by staff from libraries across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Just Ask hours are Monday to Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm and Friday, 10 am – 5 pm.

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@FVRL TEEN PHOTO CONTEST

2013

Love to take pictures? Then snap to it and win some prizes. Back by popular demand: To celebrate Teen Tech Week FVRL is running a photo contest for the entire month of March. Take as many photos as you like, but submit your favourite five. Each photograph should fall under one of the following categories: Book It — Love to read? Then send us a pic of you in the library, reading by flashlight, whatever. Show us! It’s Elemental — From rocks to bugs to sunsets. Wow us with your nature shots! Urban Life — Skyscrapers, street scenes, sneakers on a wire. Snap it! Wild Card — Be creative. If it doesn’t fit in the other categories, it fits here!

Read My Lips — Take a photo and add speech bubbles. Make it funny, make it poignant, make it whatever you want! If you’re age 13 to 19 and live or work in the FVRL area then you’re eligible to enter. Like us on Facebook and submit your photos. It’s that easy. Contest opens March 1 and closes March 31, 2013.

DO YOU LIKE SURPRISES? ARE YOU ADVENTUROUS ENOUGH TO CHECK OUT A BAG OF BOOKS SIGHT UNSEEN? IF YOU ANSWER YES, THEN YOUR BOOKS ARE READY! All FVRL locations will be offering Grab ’N Go book bags in the new year! Available for children, teens and adults, these bags are offered in many different genres like action/adventure, Canadiana, popular fiction, romance, science fiction and more! Inside each are multiple books preselected by library staff to save you time. Read one or read them all! Then when you are done, return them through the book drop as usual.

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LIBRARY LIVE AND ON TOUR Bringing Wellness to People in Our Communities READING MEANS THE WORLD TO ME. IT’S NECESSARY IN MY LIFE.

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Thunderbird Motel Resident Debbie McBean

Tour Manager Smitty Miller

IT’S THE ENJOYABLE, FUN THINGS THAT CAN REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Thunderbird Motel Project Coordinator Paul Keller

make a difference.” Programs like Library Live and On Tour “add the ‘pleasure piece’ that we miss.” Debbie McBean, a Thunderbird Motel resident, is overjoyed when LiLi comes to visit: “Smitty comes out with her little car, and we go out and we choose books, and those books give me hours of entertainment. They relax me at night. They teach me things. They increase my vocabulary. Reading means the world to me. It’s necessary in my life.” Smitty’s passion is the fuel that drives LiLi’s success. She explains the library’s role in bringing wellness to the community: “I really believe that libraries should be there next to the practical nurse, next to the outreach worker, next to the social services — and it’s about time. That’s why we’re doing it.” Learn more about LiLi and FVRL community development at libraryliveandontour.com.

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THE LANGLEYS 12. Aldergrove Library 13. Brookswood Library 14. City of Langley Library 15. Fort Langley Library 16. Muriel Arnason Library 17. Murrayville Library 18. Walnut Grove Library

HOPE 11. Hope Library

KENT and HARRISON HOT SPRINGS 10. Agassiz Library

WHITE ROCK

PORT COQUITLAM

DELTA 7. George Mackie Library 8. Ladner Pioneer Library 9. Tsawwassen Library

CHILLIWACK 5. Chilliwack Library 6. Yarrow Library

BOSTON BAR 4. Boston Bar Library

ABBOTSFORD A. Administrative Centre 1. Clearbrook Library 2. Mount Lehman Library 3. Abbotsford Community Library

6

KENT

CHILLIWACK

5

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS

YALE 24. Yale Library

WHITE ROCK 23. White Rock Library

PORT COQUITLAM 22. Terry Fox Library

10

PITT MEADOWS 21. Pitt Meadows Public Library

MISSION 20. Mission Library

MAPLE RIDGE 19. Maple Ridge Public Library

4

YALE

BOSTON BAR

Hope

11

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ONLINE RESOURCES

FREE WITH YOUR

LIBRARY CARD • Beginner to intermediate language lessons on your home computer or mobile device. • Learn Spanish, German, Mandarin, Japanese, English as a Second Language, Hindi, Farsi and more. • Translate words and simple phrases. • Track your progress as you learn.

• Download and listen to audiobooks on your home computer or mobile device. • Fiction, non-fiction, adult and children’s audiobooks. • Canadian titles available.

• View and print sheet music for guitar, vocal, piano, strings and more from your home computer. • Access materials for musical instruction. • Read opera libretti and synopses. • Also visit Naxos Music Library to listen to music or spoken word streaming audio and more.

• Read full issues of popular magazines on your home computer or mobile device. • Open extra features such as weblinks and video, embedded in articles. • Share, print, clip and save articles. • Download magazines for offline reading.

Find these and other entertaining and informative resources at www.fvrl.ca. Just click on the Online Resources link to explore! Need help using one of our Online Resources? Visit, call or email your library to find out more.


At Your Library - January to April 2013