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October 18, 2021

Canadian Immigrant Virtual Fair

Canada’s ultimate career fair and speakers’ series for skilled immigrants, newcomers, temporary workers, international students and other new Canadians comes to you in a virtual format. Mark your calendars and attend the free, all-day Virtual Fair on THURSDAY OCTOBER 28 (for […] read more

October 19, 2021

New colourfully cute robots at Coquitlam library to educate children on coding

Tangiplay toys are set to teach children how to solve problems, the latest of a series of new technology additions to the local library. read more

October 18, 2021

Canadian Immigrant Virtual Fair

Canada’s ultimate career fair and speakers’ series for skilled immigrants, newcomers, temporary workers, international students and other new Canadians comes to you in a virtual… read more

October 18, 2021

Whistler Public Library aims to restore ‘third place’

The WPL will return to seven-day operations the week of Oct. 11. read more

October 18, 2021

Visiting the Library during COVID-19

Burnaby Public Library locations continue to be open. Like other public places, our locations look a little different during COVID-19. During busy periods, please keep… read more

October 18, 2021

Good News – RPL Is Going Fine Free!

Libraries are at the ♥ of their communities and we have an early Valentine’s Day gift for you. On February 14, Richmond Public Library is… read more

October 14, 2021

Nobel winner David Card proves immigrants don’t reduce the wages of native-born workers

Applied economists spend a large fraction of their time trying to squeeze meaningful answers — causal effects — out of observational data. Unlike the natural sciences,… read more

October 13, 2021

Recruitment for 2022 Coquitlam Advisory Committee / Library Board Volunteers is Open!

 City of Coquitlam’s 2022 Advisory Committee and Library Board recruitment campaign is open! … read more

October 09, 2021

How libraries can help newcomers adjust to life in Canada

More than just reading material, libraries across the country offer a wide range of services such as settlement resources, learning opportunities, meeting spaces, fun activities… read more

October 06, 2021

Community engagement: Housing Needs Report Survey

In April 2019, the B.C. Government amended the Local Government Act to require all local governments to develop a Housing Needs Report by April 2022. As a… read more

October 03, 2021

12 Vancouver companies hiring over 985 positions this October

Looking for new career opportunities in October? There are Vancouver companies hiring this month, and to make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list… read more

October 03, 2021

Preparing for a busy fall at the library

Fraser Valley Regional Library is gearing up for a busy fall season, with extended hours and lots of in-person services and virtual programs available to… read more

October 02, 2021

Coquitlam library to offer region’s first experience with immersive reality books

Believed to be a first for any Metro Vancouver library, children are set to use virtual reality goggles in efforts to expand educational opportunities. read more