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Issue No. 30,  March 2021 
International Women's Day
Let's celebrate! March 8, 2021 is International Women's Day. Check out our displays featuring works written by or in celebration of a number of amazing women, and participate in this year's theme #ChoosetoChallenge. You can organize your own activities and find out more at the official  2021 International Women's Day website.
March Means Spring Break!

Ask An Astronomer 

Do you have burning questions about outer space, stars, planets, black holes, and other mysteries of the universe? Join us Thursday March 18 at 2pm on Zoom for an all-ages Q&A with astronomer Bill Burnyeat.
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Spring Break Family Challenge


Starting March 13, download your own Spring Break Family Challenge Passport from nwpl.ca/kids or get one on your next trip to the library. Complete at least 5 of the suggested activities and get a special prize.
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Drag Queen Storytime

It's time to sparkle! Join us online Thursday March 25 at 2pm as local drag queen Miss Peach Cobblah leads a fun and interactive story time for all ages celebrating our diversity. Dressing up in your most fabulous outfit is encouraged! We are so thankful to New West Pride for helping to make this event possible. 
 
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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 each film and then join us for a discussion, hosted by a member of our local Indigenous community.

Our first film is the documentary "Beyond Human Power", streaming now on CBC Gem. We'll get together to talk about the film in April. 
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New West Cooks - Fish and Seafood
Hey there New West foodies. Let's get together and share Fish and Seafood recipes in our monthly 'everything food' book club! Join us on Zoom, March 3 from 10:30-12:00.
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New West City Reads - March
Read The Left Hand of Darkness, a classic sci-fi by Ursula K. Le Guin, then join us to discuss the novel on March 25 at 6:30 on Zoom. 
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Exploring Podcasts

What are podcasts and how can you find and listen to them? Join Librarian Liz to learn all about them! Zoom session is on March 23 from 11-12.
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Tax Filing Online
It's tax season and many of us are hoping to file online. Join us Tuesday March 16 at 5pm for this informative workshop that will review online options for tax filing with special tips and trips to make sure your return is safely completed on time and online.  In partnership with Family Services of Greater Vancouver - New Westminster.
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Do you know about PressReader?
Check out PressReader, where you can read newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60+ languages! Free with your library card.

Art at the Library

Angus and Callum are two young brothers (and artists) who live in New Westminster. Come and see their explorations of creativity in our March exhibit! All information about exhibits is available here.

Are you an artist who would like to exhibit at the library in the next year? There's still time to answer our Call for Artists which closes March 5. All information and submission form is here.

Teen artists, we want to see your talent! The winner of this year's Teen Art Contest gets some fabulous prizes including their artwork featured on our 2021 Teen Summer Reading Club materials! Feeling inspired? Download an entry from nwpl.ca/teens

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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Borrowing Limits are Changing! 

Beginning March 22 our loan periods will return to three weeks for most materials. We'll still be waiving overdue-or late fees! Further details will be available in coming days HERE.
 
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