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Issue No. 31,  April 2021 
Indigenous Film Series
We are thrilled to announce that in partnership with the New Westminster Museum and Archives we are presenting a four-part Film Series featuring works by Indigenous film-makers, taking place throughout 2021. Watch now, then join us later in the month for discussion!

Our first film is the documentary "Beyond Human Power", streaming now on CBC Gem. Get together with us on Zoom April 27 from 6-7 as filmmakers Gordon Loverin and Pamela Jones lead us in discussion about the film.
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Income Tax Help
Need help with your taxes? Local community organizations are here to help with virtual or in-person tax clinics near you. CLICK HERE for a list.
New West Cooks - Brunch
Attention foodies! There is no April meeting but join us in May to share recipes for Brunch favourites, just in time for Mother’s Day! Via Zoom, May 5 from 10:30-12:00.
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New West City Reads - April
Read The Song of Achilles, a retelling of the siege of Troy by Madeline Miller, then join us to discuss the novel on April 22 at 6:30 on Zoom. 
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Children's Programs
Need some kids' content? NWPL hosts a weekly Storytime on YouTube dropping on Monday mornings, a Zoom Babytime on Thursday mornings, and a monthly Young Readers' Book Club. We also have a Reading Buddies Program for kids who need a bit more practice reading. Kids (age 6-9) are paired with teens (aged 13+) for weekly Zoom reading sessions. Email youth@nwpl.ca to register or inquire - next session starts April 7.

Did you know April is Poetry Month? How about some poems for kids to celebrate!
eBooks From the Library
Join us on Zoom, April 6 from 6-7, to learn all about eBooks and eAudiobooks - how you can find, download and read them for free from the library.
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Computer How-to: Google Drive, Docs & Sheets
Did you know you can use online software to do your word processing, spreadsheets, and file management? Join Librarian Liz to learn all about free products from Google! Zoom session is on April 20 from 11-12.
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Frauds and Scams
Learn to protect yourself, your identity, and your money from scam artists. In a Zoom workshop presented in partnership with Family Services of Greater Vancouver - New Westminster, you will learn how to identify a fraud and the latest technology and tricks fraudsters use. Keep yourself safe! Join us April 13 from 1-2:30.
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Earth Hour Art Contest!
The City of New Westminster is sponsoring an art and photo contest for kids and adults about how you see our planet in the future and how you spent Earth Hour 2021. On March 27 at 8:30 pm, turn off your lights for one hour to reduce energy consumption and draw your attention to how you can be a better steward of the earth's resources. Then email your art or photo and win a credit on your electricity bill!
Contest Details
Calling all Teen Artists!
Do you love creating visual arts? We want to see! Enter our Teen Art Contest and have your artwork featured in our Teen Summer Reading Club materials, plus win a gift card for Michael's. Contest is open until April 6!
Download Entry Form
Do you know about Rocket Languages?
Free with your library card, Rocket Languages can help you learn a new language. Each of the 14 supported languages has over 120 hours of interactive instruction!

SFU Writer Consultations

Want feedback on your creative writing or poetry?  Sign up for a free, 45 minute, one-on-one consultation with an editor from the SFU Writer's Studio, who will provide feedback on up to 7 pages of submitted material.
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Service Announcements 

LOAN PERIODS HAVE CHANGED
As of March 22 our loan periods returned to three weeks for most materials. We'll still be waiving overdue-or late fees! Further details are available HERE.

LIBRARY HOURS ARE EXPANDING
We are happy to announce longer opening hours after the Easter break. The Main Branch will be open in the evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays and longer hours on the weekends. Queensborough will be open longer hours every day but still closed on Sundays and Mondays. Check out all the details HERE.

NO LIBRARY CARD? NO PROBLEM!
Do you know someone who could use a library card? They can apply for a card online HERE and choose either an eCard (for digital resources) or a Full Membership card (for digital resources AND all physical materials).

Easter Closures 

The Library will be closed on April 2 (Good Friday), April 3 (Easter Sunday) and April 4 (Easter Monday). It will be open on Saturday, April 3. Happy holidays!
 
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