The World of Play: Chinese Humour in the Early 20th Century talk will be held at Richmond Public Library on Friday, March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. The talk will be by Professor Christopher Rea in Mandarin and is part of a series of programs on Chinese literature. The Joy of Reading: Chinese Literature Appreciation series runs until the end of April and includes free activities for adults and kids. Registration is required. For more information, call 604-231-6413 or visit www.yourlibrary. ca/whatson.com.
Novelist and poet Ben Nuttall-Smith reads from his historical novel
Blood, Feathers & Holy Men, and his autobiographical novel, Secrets Kept/Secrets Told on Friday, March 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Brighouse Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate. The event is free and drop-in, Nuttall-Smith will also discuss the ideas behind the books.
Explore a cross-cultural temple tour on Saturday, March 16 from 9: 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour will visit a Sikh temple, Hindu temple, Muslim mosque, Buddhist temple and a Jewish synagogue. Tickets are $39 and include lunch. Register by calling 604-897-4224 or emailing dmclauren@ gmail.com.