Archive for January, 2014

Puppeteer Elspeth Bowers shares stories at Family Literacy Day

January 30th, 2014

Come on Saturday to see storyteller and puppeteer, Elspeth Bowers celebrate the decades with stories, songs, and puppets for all ages.

Pitt Meadows Family Literacy Day

  • February 1st, 1 – 3:30 PM
  • Pitt Meadows Public Library

Stories have connected people and ideas for centuries.

As Ursula Le Guin said “There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.”

Stories are from the human mind.  They come through books, told stories, puppets, plays, movies, television, and computers.  They are told, sung, and chanted.  They are the shortest distance between truth and the human being.

On February 1st between 1 – 3:30 visit the Pitt Meadows Public Library to celebrate Family Literacy Day.  

This fun-filled family event will explore stories through the decades – particularly the past century – with displays, activities, and puppet shows.    Enter to win a prize basket, test your body with games and activities from past decades, or enjoy a Tim Horton’s coffee, hot chocolate, and tim bits.

Storyteller and puppeteer, Elspeth Bowers is hosting puppet shows at 1:15 PM and 2:15 PM that celebrate the decades with stories, songs, and puppets for all ages.   Fun is sure to be had by all!

For more information visit: Family Literacy Day 2014

Or, call Pitt Meadows Public Library at: 604 465 4113





Teens find Financial Links helpful

January 23rd, 2014

My name is Kelly and I’m a mentor at our local community center. The kids that I mentor wanted me to email you on their behalf and tell you that they think your page,, has some great sites on financial literacy. We ended up bookmarking some.  

Thanks Kelly for sending  us the email.  Check out the Comments section of the above page to find read the humorous take on some of the worlds strangest taxes that Kelly and her teens sent us!



Volunteer Information Session

January 20th, 2014

Wednesday January 29, 2014  6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Room 1073 Riverside Centre, 20575 Thorne Avenue


Find out how you can help support literacy in our community.  The Literacy Committee needs volunteers for a variety of positions.  Some of our volunteers help out on a regular basis, others only when they have time.


Here are a few examples of what our volunteers might do:  work with adult learners (next free training session starts March 3), help out at events, join our Committee, or prepare our newsletter.


Come to this Volunteer Information Session to learn more about the Literacy Committee and our many volunteer opportunities.  Please RSVP to 604 721-3738.