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BOOKS PLUS: Flicks, jobs and cruising
• National Film Board of Canada Friday Afternoon at the Movies: Documentaries from the NFB are screened in the Nancy Bennett Room at the Poirier branch. Next Friday, Feb. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m., you can watch The People of the Kattawpiskak River (75 minutes); Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary exposes the housing crisis faced by 1,700 Cree in northern Ontario, a situation that led the band’s chief to ask the Canadian Red Cross for help.
• Hidden job market: Gillian Kirk of Avia Employment Services will offer information whether you are just starting out in the world of work or wanting to try a new career. The free program runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Poirier branch. To register, leave a message at 604-937-4155.
For more information about any of these programs, visit www.library.coquitlam.bc.ca. The City Centre branch is located at 1169 Pinetree Way and the Poirier branch at 575 Poirier St.
• Protect yourself from identity theft: Port Moody Police Const. Luke van Winkel will present an informative program on how to protect yourself from identity theft, one of the fastest growing types of fraud. How often do you change your passwords? Are you giving too much information when entering contests? This information session runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. Space is limited; call 604-469-4577 to reserve a seat.
• Just Ask: Do you need help getting started on a homework assignment, are you looking for information on a particular topic, or are you just curious about something? Try “Just Ask” to chat live with a librarian and get an answer. The service is available Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; get started by clicking on the “Ask a Librarian” link library.portmoody.ca.
• Inlet Book Club: Drop in to talk about a variety of books on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. On March 5, the club will be discussing Hateship, Friendship, Courtship & Marriage by Nobel Prize-winning Canadian author Alice Munro. New members are always welcome.
For more information, visit library.portmoody.ca or call 604-469-4577. Port Moody Library is located at 100 Newport Dr., in the city hall complex.
• Cruise ship series: Fox hosts a talk about modern cruising, covering on-board features and programs while dispelling old notions about shipboard activities. Registration is appreciated for Monday, March 10, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• Fine food series — olive oil and vinegar: Is your extra virgin olive oil really what it seems? What’s the difference between dark and white balsamic vinegars? If these questions have stumped you at the grocery store, you can join Patrick Henry from Tri-Cities Tasters on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration is required.
For information, visit fvrl.bc.ca or the Fraser Valley Regional Library Facebook page. Terry Fox Library is located 2470 Mary Hill Rd. in PoCo. Phone 604-927-7999.