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Issue No. 34,  June 2021 
General Announcements
Services During COVID-19
Now that BC has announced our provincial restart plan, we are working hard to develop our own plan to relaunch library services over the next several months. For the most up-to-date information about available services visit

Borrow a Laptop!
Chromebooks are back and are now available for 1-week loans. We've updated the terms and conditions to make borrowing these safe. Place a hold now!

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).
Kids' Summer Reading Club - Crack the Case
Summer Reading Club for kids and teens starts June 14! Pick up your reading logs at the library and read every day to earn your Summer Reading Club medal. Everyone who signs up also gets an entry into our Grand Prize Draws at the end of the summer! Visit to learn more.
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for information on more fun summer programs, coming soon! We’ll be doing Storytimes in parks around New West, online Babytimes, Dungeons & Dragons adventures on Zoom, and special events and workshops for kids and teens of all ages.
Adult Summer Reading Club
Don't let kids have all the fun!
Adults, don't despair. You, too, can 'Crack the Case' on a fun summer of reading with our Adult Summer Reading Club. You'll find out who does it, where, and with what, when we release the details in our July newsletter. As always, gumshoes, keep your eyes peeled for Clues!
Indigenous Film Series - Indian Horse

The New Westminster Museum and Archives and the NWPL are proud to present a four part Indigenous Film series to be held throughout the year. Join us on June 15 from 6-7 pm as Phyllis Webstad leads the discussion about Indian Horse. Adapted from the novel by author Richard Wagamese, this film tells the story of Saul Indian Horse, a young Ojibway boy as he experiences the struggles of life in residential school and beyond.
The film will not be screened on the 15th, but can be watched in advance for free here.

Come Read With Us
No matter your age or reading interests, the library is happy to provide several programs to help promote a love of reading. 

New West City Reads - Freshwater
Join our monthly, online book club! This month we are reading Freshwater, an autobiographical novel by Nigerian author Akwaeke Emezi. Our online discussion takes place on June 17 at 6:30 on Zoom. 
New West Cooks - Grills and Greens
New West Cooks is your chance to celebrate all things cook books. Join us this month to share recipes for Grills and Greens, perfect for planning your barbecue season! Via Zoom, June 2, 10:30-12:00.
Young Readers Book Club 
Attention young readers ages 9-12! For June, come and read Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed and discuss it with your peers. Register via email and you can pick up and keep a copy of the book! Meetings are either June 15 or 22, from 3:30-4:30 on Zoom.
Come Learn With Us
During June, we have lots of courses to help you develop skills, find information, and change your life! All sessions are on Zoom.


Excel Tips and Tricks

Join Librarian Liz for a rapid-fire demonstration of some of the most common and important Excel tips and tricks for beginner and intermediate Excel users!
Tuesday, June 1, 6-7 pm


Saving and Investing

Overwhelmed about managing money? Want some strategies for saving and investing? Family Services of Greater Vancouver & NWPL present a workshop about creating a savings and investment plan, understanding your investment options, maximizing tax-deferred plans, and knowing the risks, and possible rewards, for different types of investments.
Tuesday, June 8, 1-2:30 pm


Job Search During COVID: Post-COVID Resumes

In this workshop you will be introduced to and explore a variety of resume styles and appropriate formats. You will also learn about the importance of tailoring resumes when responding to different job postings. This is the second in a series of workshops sponsored by WorkBC and NWPL. Prior attendance not necessary. 
Wednesday, June 9, 1-2:30 pm

eBooks 101: How to Find, Download and Enjoy

Join us as we discuss eBooks and eAudiobooks and how you can find, download and enjoy them for free with your New Westminster Library card. 
Wednesday, June 16, 11 am-12 pm

Online Learning with NWPL
Join us as we explore a variety of Library resources and programs available on the internet that will help you learn new skills or upgrade existing ones! 
Tuesday, June 22, 6-7 pm
Register for a class

Art at the Library - Michal Fedeles

We are thrilled that our next season of artwork in our upstairs gallery has begun. For the month of June, Michal Fedeles shares his abstract nature photographs shot in locations around New Westminster. Drop in to see the photos in the second floor gallery space anytime during the month of June.

National Indigenous Peoples' Day

June 21, 2021
Be sure to check our calendar of events and social media for any upcoming announcements related to local programming for National Indigenous Peoples Day! 
In the meantime, use this day to spur your reading! Choose a great title from our lists and expand your understanding of Indigenous People in Canada and abroad!
100 Indigenous Authors for Kids and Teens
Recommended Reads for National Indigenous History Month
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