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COQUITLAM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Programs & Events April–June 2020


TABLE OF CONTENTS What’s Happening at Coquitlam Public Library Friends of Coquitlam Public Library Trivia Night.................................. 3 Story Times & Programs for Children.................................................. 4 Holiday Programs for Children............................................................ 5 Children’s Library Card Design Contest Event...................................... 5 School Success................................................................................6–8 Programs for Teens............................................................................. 9 Summer Reading Club Programs.......................................................10 Programs for All Ages........................................................................11 Adult Programs: Arts & Culture.................................................... 11, 12 Adult Programs: Author Visits............................................................13 Adult Programs: Health & Home................................................. 14–16 Adult Programs: Retirement..............................................................17 Adult Programs: Career Workshops...................................................18 Tech Tuesdays....................................................................................19 Programs for English Language Learners & Newcomers..............20, 21 Library Link Schedule...................................................................22, 23 Library Hours and Locations..............................................................24

Lose Your Fines! April 23 is Library Giving Day. Donate $25 on that day to have all your fines waived and receive a tax receipt. For details see coqlibrary.ca

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Trivia Night 2020 The Roaring 20s!

Friday, April 3 • 7:00 pm Poirier Branch • 575 Poirier Street Get ready to roar with your best 1920s look and enjoy a fun evening of questions with friends and neighbours. Prizes and bragging rights for the winners, funniest wrong answer, and table with the most “Roaring 20s Spirit”! • Tickets are $25 each. • Tables of 6 or 8 if you come as a team. If you can’t form a team, we will group individuals or couples into teams on Trivia Night. • Tickets include door prizes, snacks, desserts and beverages. • No-host bar sponsored by the Kinsmen. • Tickets are available in person at both library branches, online at coqlibrary.ca or by phoning 604-937-4141. • For information, email friendsofcpl.society@gmail.com Proceeds will support Coquitlam Public Library.

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CHILDREN’S STORY TIME PROGRAMS Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes help children gain pre-reading skills and develop a love of reading. Parents and caregivers, stay with your children and join in the fun. REGISTRATION: Drop-in

CITY CENTRE BRANCH Baby Story Time (0–2 years old)

POIRIER BRANCH

Toddler Story Time

Baby Story Time

(2–3 years old)

(0–2 years old)

• Tuesdays • 11:00–11:30 am April 28–June 2 • Thursdays • 11:00–11:30 am April 30–June 4 • Fridays • 11:00–11:30 am May 1–June 5

• Tuesdays • 10:15–10:45 am April 28–June 2 • Fridays • 10:15–10:45 am May 1–June 5

• Tuesdays • 10:30–11:00 am April 28–June 2 • Fridays • 10:30–11:00 am May 1–June 5

Preschooler Story Time

Toddlers+ Story Time

Saturday Story Time for Tiny Tots (0–3 years old)

(4–5 years old)

(2 years old and up)

• Thursdays • 10:15–10:45 am April 30–June 4

• Mondays • 10:30–11:00 am April 27–June 1 Note: no Story Time on May 18, Victoria Day.

• Saturdays • 10:30–11:00 am May 2–June 6

French Story Time For children under 5 years old and their parents. Enjoy stories and songs in French. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Mondays • April 6–May 25 • 10:00–10:30 am

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

Presented in partnership with Société Francophone de Maillardville.

Pyjama Story Time at Mackin House For children under 5 years old and their parents. Join Library storytellers for spring-inspired stories in the cozy parlour at Mackin House. Snacks provided. MACKIN HOUSE • 1116 BRUNETTE AVENUE Wednesday, April 29 • 6:30–7:30 am coqlibrary.ca

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CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PROGRAMS Easter Egg Hunt Search for eggs among the decorations in our large program rooms. Children will receive small prizes. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Saturday, April 11 • 2:00–3:30 pm REGISTRATION: Drop-in Presented by librarian Chris Miller and members of the Teen Advisory Council.

Easter Monday Story Time For children 0–6 years old and their parents. Join us for a special story time to celebrate Easter Monday, then stay for fun activities. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Monday, April 13 • 11:00–11:30 am

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

After the 30-minute story time, the room will stay open for family puzzles and games.

Victoria Day Story Time For children 0–6 years old and their parents. Join us for a special story time to celebrate Victoria Day, then stay for fun activities. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Monday, May 18 • 11:30 am–12:00 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

After the 30-minute story time, the room will stay open for family puzzles and games.

We Have a Winner—Two, Actually!

Kids’ Contest:

Design-Your-Card coqlibrary.ca

Join us for the unveiling of our new children’s library cards. Meet the winners of our design contest and take the opportunity to get a new card or to exchange your old card at no charge for a limited time. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • WELCOME AREA Friday, April 17 • 3:30–4:15 pm

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SCHOOL SUCCESS with STEM Enjoy and Engage with Math For children in grades 3–5. Educator Pamela Hagen teaches math using entertaining and imaginative techniques. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Wednesdays • April 15–May 6 • 3:45–5:00 pm

REGISTRATION: Phone 604-937-4142

Mathnasium at Poirier For parents and kids from preschool through middle school. Test your math, science, technology and engineering skills with fun games and activity stations. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Friday, April 17 • 10:30 am–12:00 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

3D Game Design with Media Fine Arts For children aged 9–12. Participants will be introduced to the world of 3D game design by creating a 3D action “Maze Runner” style game and populating it with custom game characters. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • COMPUTER LAB Saturday, April 18 • 11:00 am–1:00 pm

REGISTRATION: Phone 604-554-7334

Lego Robotics with Robokids For children in grades 1, 2 and 3. Have fun making working machines out of Lego with the help of a Robokids instructor. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 137 Tuesdays • May 5–26 • 4:00–5:00 pm

REGISTRATION: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/4178468

Coding with Sphero Robots For children in grades 3–5, along with a parent. Learn simple coding techniques for driving and programming a Sphero robot. Each parent/child pair should bring a compatible phone or tablet computer and be able to attend both sessions. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Wednesday, June 3 & Thursday, June 4 4:00–5:00 pm

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SCHOOL SUCCESS + TEEN VOLUNTEERS Homework Help Club Teen tutors in grades 8–12 assist kids in grades 1–6 with assignments or workbooks in any subject. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 REGISTRATION: Fridays, April 24–June 5 To volunteer as a tutor or to register a child, 3:45–4:30 pm contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca

Reading Buddies Join the Library’s paired reading program, where teens who will be entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 in September earn community service hours by helping kids (entering grades 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5) become better readers. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Session 1: Wednesdays, July 8–29 • 2:00–3:00 pm Session 2: Wednesdays, August 5–26 • 2:00–3:00 pm CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 137 Session 1: Thursdays, July 9–30 • 2:00–3:00 pm Session 2: Thursdays, August 6–27 • 2:00–3:00 pm REGISTRATION: Application forms will be available at either branch or online at coqlibrary.ca at the beginning of May. Submit the completed form to the Help Desk no later than Wednesday, June 24.

Pro-D Day Movie Matinée: Frozen II Take a break from studying and watch Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf embark on a dangerous quest to determine the origin of Elsa’s powers. With the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Johnathan Groff and Evan Rachel Wood. (Disney, 104 mins., rated G; 2019) POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Friday, April 17 • 1:30–3:15 pm or CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Friday, April 17 • 1:30–3:15 pm REGISTRATION: Drop-in. Priority will be given to school-age children. coqlibrary.ca

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STUDENTS Build Your Biz! With Build a Biz Kids KidPreneurs aged 8–10 will learn how to run their own business, including: choosing a name, designing a logo, determining the unique selling point and learning about profits and costs. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Tuesdays, June 2–23 • 4:00–5:00 pm

REGISTRATION: https://buildabizkids.com/community-programs/

SCIENCE EXPO

2020 Thursday, May 14 • 4:00–7:30 pm • City Centre Branch Celebrate knowledge and discovery at our annual Science Expo. Drop in to see amazing experiments and innovations created by local students.

To Participate Students: submit your project proposal by Sunday, April 30.

Presented with partners:

$2,100 in prize money! Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each grade category: Elementary (4–5) • Middle (6–8) Junior (9–10) • Senior (11–12) Details: coqlibrary.ca coqlibrary.ca

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TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Quiz Night For teens in grades 9–12. Compete in our general interest quiz for a chance to win prizes. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Thursday, June 25 • 6:30–8:30 pm REGISTRATION: Join in teams of 3–6 people. To register your team, contact librarian Chris Miller with members’ names: cmiller@coqlibrary.ca or 604-554-7339.

Teen Advisory Council For teens in grades 6–12. Meet other teenagers, plan programs for youth, help with special events, and improve your leadership and interpersonal skills. The TAC meets monthly and new members are always welcome. INFORMATION: Contact librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca or 604-554-7339.

Get Better Grades with Solaro Students in grades 3–12: • access online tutorials and study guides for subjects including math, science and language arts • track your progress and make personalized notes and flashcards Find Solaro at coqlibrary.ca Click on the Digital Content button, then look under Featured eResources.

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SUMMER READING CLUBS Kids’ Summer Reading Club Children aged 4 and older receive a reading record, bookmark, and activity card. Their goal is to read for 7 weeks, collecting a different sticker for each week completed. Children aged 3 and under receive a “Read to Me” booklet to record the titles of the books they read with their parents. All participants who meet their reading goals will receive a Summer Reading Club medal. REGISTRATION: Registration begins June 1. Sign up at the Help Desk at either branch or on the Library Link.

Middle Schoolers ONLY Summer Reading Club Teens who have finished grades 5, 6, 7 or 8 are welcome to join. Registrants receive a handful of book review forms. Reviews only need to be three or four sentences long. Upon submitting their first review, participants automatically win a prize. Subsequent reviews are entered into prize draws held throughout the summer. REGISTRATION: Registration begins June 1. Sign up at the Help Desk at either branch or on the Library Link.

Adult & Teen Summer Reading Club Summer is for adventure, escape, romance and travel—all of which can be enjoyed through a good book. We invite you to read with us this summer! Read one book or 50. Every book you read and review gives you an entry into our weekly draw for CPL merchandise and will also go into our Grand Prize Draw. The more you read, the more entries you get. REGISTRATION: Register for the Summer Reading Club starting June 1. Choose one of two ways to sign up: 1. Come to either branch and sign up at the Help desk. You will get a set of paper entry forms. 2. Register and complete your entries online at coqlibrary.ca We will be hosting events all through July and August. Check coqlibrary.ca for dates and more information. coqlibrary.ca

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ALL-AGES PROGRAMS Chess Club Are you interested in learning how to play chess or looking for someone to play with? Join us for a weekly Chess Club! All ages welcome. Chess sets are provided. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Saturdays • 2:00–4:30 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

Free Comic Book Day Visit either Library branch or the Library Link to get a free comic book, produced especially for Free Comic Book Day! One per visitor, while supplies last. Saturday, May 2 • 10:00 am–5:00 pm or while supplies last.

INFORMATION: Email librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca

Jigsaw Puzzle Competition Form a team of 4 people and compete to be the fastest group to finish a 500 piece puzzle. The quickest team will win bragging rights and a basket of goodies! CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Saturday, June 6 • 2:00–4:30 pm

REGISTRATION: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/3905728

ADULT PROGRAMS—ARTS & CULTURE Korean War Commemorative Tea In conjunction with our 38th Parallel: The 70th Anniversary of the Korean War Exhibit at the City Centre branch from May 1–29, Coquitlam Heritage & Coquitlam Public Library are pleased to host an afternoon tea featuring a performance by the Port Moody Youth Symphony Orchestra, a Question & Answer exchange with local veterans of the Korean War and a looping slide show of photos from the Korean War archive of Mr. Chang Hong. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Saturday, May 23 • 2:00–4:00 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop in

Presented in partnership with Coquitlam Heritage.

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ADULT PROGRAMS—ARTS & CULTURE National Canadian Film Day Indian Horse | La Bolduc We’re celebrating National Canadian Film Day! Join us for a “big screen” presentation of two recently released Canadian films. Indian Horse: An adaptation of Ojibway author Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, this film tells the story of Saul Indian Horse, a young boy who survives residential school and life amid the racism of the 1970s. A talented hockey player, Saul must find his own path as he battles stereotypes and alcoholism. Rated 14A. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 Wednesday, April 22 • 7:00–8:45 pm REGISTER ONLINE: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/4052789 La Bolduc: In the wake of the economic crisis of the 1920s and ‘30s and the first glimpses of the fight for women’s rights, Mary Bolduc pulls her Montreal family out of its misery by becoming a successful folk singer. For a poor and uneducated mother, sudden and unexpected fame brings its own challenges. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Wednesday, April 22 • 7:00–8:45 pm REGISTER ONLINE: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/4152880

Iranian Short Film Festival Celebrate the cinema of Iran with this must-see selection of contemporary short films that touch on a range of fascinating themes. Films are in Farsi with English subtitles. Themes may not be suitable for younger viewers. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Saturday, April 25 • 2:30–4:30 pm

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ADULT PROGRAMS—AUTHOR VISITS Alison Acheson: Dance Me to the End Vancouver author Alison Acheson will speak about her recent memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days with ALS. Described as “profoundly honest and intensely personal,” Alison’s memoir describes her experience caring for her husband Marty after his devastating terminal diagnosis of ALS. This is a detailed account of grief, shock and pain coexisting with the levity, laughter and love shared with her husband and sons in those final months of Marty’s life. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 Tuesday, March 31 • 7:00–8:30 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/3653044

Christina Myers: BIG: Stories about Life in Plus-Sized Bodies Award-winning journalist turned freelance writer and editor Christina Myers will discuss her newly published work, BIG: Stories about Life in Plus-Sized Bodies. In this collection of personal and intimate experiences of plus size women, non-binary and trans people, 26 writers explore themes of self-perception, body image, fashion, fat activism, food, sexuality, diet culture, motherhood and more. These stories offer a closer look at what it means to navigate a world designed to fit bodies of a certain size (sometimes literally) and invite readers to consider our collective and individual obsession with women’s bodies. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 137 Tuesday, April 28 • 7:00–8:30 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/3941567

Gwynne Dyer: Planetary Maintenance Engineers Forty years ago, James Lovelock warned that the sheer scale of human activities threatened to destabilize the homoeostatic system that supports life on Earth—a system he named “Gaia.” If we overwhelm the natural systems that keep the climate stable, Lovelock predicted, then we would “wake up one morning to find that [we] had the permanent lifelong job of planetary maintenance engineer.” We now find ourselves in that prescient reality. Join Gwynne Dyer, renowned author, historian and independent journalist, as he discusses controversial technological advances that may help humanity in our new role as planetary maintenance engineers. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 Thursday, April 30 • 7:00–8:30 pm TICKETS: $12.00 each Tickets can be purchased at either branch of the Library or online through coqlibrary.ca

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ADULT PROGRAMS—HEALTH & HOME Overdose Prevention, Recognition and Response Are you or someone you care about at risk of overdose? Learn about the overdose crisis in Coquitlam, recognize the signs of an overdose and practice responding. Eligible community members can pick up a free Take Home Naloxone (THN) kit. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Wednesday, April 15 • 6:30–8:30 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/3895643

Presented in partnership with Fraser Health.

Waste Reduction and Decreasing Your Environmental Impact Learn to reduce your environmental impact in this special Earth Day program. This program is repeated for your convenience. Please register for one session only. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Monday, April 20 • 1:30–3:00 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/4069745

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Tuesday, April 21 • 7:00–8:30 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/4069746

Presented in partnership with the City of Coquitlam Environmental Services Division.

Self-Care for Busy Moms Do you feel tired and drained? Wish that you had more energy and time for yourself? Life Coach and Registered Counsellor Kandice Dondona will explain the four different types of self-care and how to utilize them in your daily life. Babies under a year old are welcome, as childcare is not provided. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 137 Tuesday, May 5• 12:30–1:30 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Friday, May 8 • 11:30 am–12:30 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

H.E.R.O.S. Emergency Preparedness Program Are you and your family ready for an emergency? The City of Coquitlam’s H.E.R.O.S. Emergency Preparedness sessions cover both natural and man-made hazards that residents of Coquitlam could face, the worst being a catastrophic earthquake. Learn how you can be a hero and be prepared to help yourself and others. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Thursday, May 21 • 7:00–8:45 pm CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Saturday, June 27 • 10:30 am–12:30 pm coqlibrary.ca

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ADULT PROGRAMS—HEALTH & HOME Celebrating Your Third Age: The Joys of Healthy Aging Plan your next steps after retirement. Attend workshops which will provide information that explores new, exciting and positive opportunities for your health and well-being in the next phase of your life. GLEN PINE PAVILION • 1200 GLEN PINE COURT Friday, June 5 • 9:30 am–1:00 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: Drop-in

Presented in partnership with the City of Coquitlam.

The Importance of an Exit Strategy Learn what you need to know about wills and end of life planning. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Wednesday, April 1 • 6:30–8:00 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

Presented in partnership with Uptown Notaries and Anora Cremation, Burial & Events.

Community Conversation on Connection Community and connection are complex topics in the modern world. People are increasingly reporting feelings of isolation and loneliness. However, we see libraries as part of the solution. Coquitlam Public Library is participating in a province-wide initiative to demonstrate the potential for public libraries to serve as democratic convenors on current issues. Join us and join the conversation on how we can better connect our communities. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Monday, May 11• 7:00–8:30 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/4177546

Stories, Games & Crafts for People with Developmental Disabilities This monthly program is coordinated specifically for adults and teens with developmental disabilities, their family, friends and caregivers. We will read stories, play games, make seasonal crafts, and most importantly, we will have tons of fun. If there is anything we can do to help you participate, please call librarian Rachel Burke at 604-937-4165. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Thursdays • 10:00–11:30 am April 30 May 28 June 25 (note: held in the Board Room)

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ADULT PROGRAMS—HEALTH & HOME Homeowner Seminar Series Whether you are thinking of buying your first home or already own a home, this practical seminar series will answer your questions. Presented in partnership with Julie Toh, licensed Mortgage Broker, Verico MortgagePal

What do you need to know about the Canadian First-Time Home Buyer Incentive? The federal government launched a new national program on September 2, 2019 called the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) to help thousands of families in Canada buy their first home. This seminar will break down the main points to help you figure out whether you qualify and, more importantly, what the potential pitfalls could be if you do. If the FTHBI is not a good fit for you, find out how to qualify for a mortgage as a first-time home buyer. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 Tuesday, April 7 • 7:00–8:30 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/4062145

What is an important component of a comprehensive retirement plan for Canadian homeowners 55+ to retire safely and securely? 93% of Canadians homeowners aged 65+ want to retire where they feel most comfortable—in the home they love, on their own terms. Retirees can live the fulfilling lifestyle they spent years working towards and this can be made possible with a reverse mortgage. This unique financial tool offers many benefits that allows retirees to access up to 55% of the equity in their home, tax-free and without the burden of monthly payments. Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions regarding reverse mortgages. This seminar separates the myths from the facts and also offers an alternative to reverse mortgages. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 Tuesday, April 14 • 7:00–8:30 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: coquitlam.libnet.info/event/4059004

Homeowners, is your mortgage tax deductible? If you have house mortgage debt, it is the wrong kind of debt until you convert it to tax-deductible debt. This seminar presents a strategy to convert your mortgage into a tax-deductible loan. Find out how to pay off your mortgage in full in 10 years. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 Tuesday, April 21 • 7:00–8:30 pm

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ADULT PROGRAMS—RETIREMENT SERIES Creating Certainty for Your Future: The Importance of a Well-Structured Estate Plan You’ve worked hard to build your wealth and you want to take control of your legacy—where should you start? Get an overview of the basics, learn how to minimize the impact of income taxes and get help with a road map for your estate planning. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 Wednesday, April 15 • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

Taxes and Death “…nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Discover what documentation is needed when there is a death and what tax issues may arise from this inevitable event. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 137 Wednesday, May 20 • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

Route 65: Navigating Care and Housing Options As people age, their ability to manage at home may change. Navigating the various available options can often be a confusing and overwhelming process. Join Route 65, as they overview how seniors can use the new Route 65 online tool (www.route65.ca) to find appropriate housing and wellness options in their communities. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 137 Wednesday, June 17 • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

Homebound Delivery Service Are you or someone you know unable to visit the library, but miss borrowing books, audiobooks or DVDs? We are happy to bring Library services to your front door. We provide free delivery and pick up of library materials to Coquitlam residents who are temporarily or permanently homebound in private homes, residences and care centres. Contact the Library to learn more: phone 604-937-4165 or email outreach@coqlibrary.ca coqlibrary.ca

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ADULT PROGRAMS—CAREER WORKSHOPS These programs are presented in partnership with WorkBC Centre. All job seekers are welcome.

Accessing the Hidden Job Market Learn how to determine the sectors/employers that best suit you, as well as how to direct your job search efforts so you can achieve your employment goals. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 137 Thursday, April 23 • 2:00–4:00 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: hidden-jobmarket.eventbrite.ca

Preparing for Job Interviews Gain strategies to be successful in an employment interview, including how to: • prepare for the interview • make a positive first impression and leave a positive lasting impression • answer common interview questions • answer behavioural interview questions • follow up after the interview CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 Wednesday, May 27 • 2:00–4:00 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: jobinterview-workshop.eventbrite.ca

Self-Marketing in Your Job Search Discover how to create and maintain a professional online image, including: • the importance of self-marketing • private vs. professional online image • what to include in a career portfolio • how to research potential employers Also learn about Informational Interviews. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 137 Thursday, June 18 • 2:00–4:00 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: self-marketing-workshop.eventbrite.ca

Job Fair Come to the community job fair to land your next job! Bring your resume or application information. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet people who are looking to hire new employees. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Monday, May 4 • 10:00 am–1:00 pm coqlibrary.ca

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TECH TUESDAYS Innovation Hub Open House: Experience Virtual Reality Immerse yourself in the world of virtual reality. For adults and teens aged 13 and up. Each session is approximately 15 minutes. Waiver forms must be signed before participating. Teens 13–18 years of age require signed parental consent. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • INNOVATION HUB Tuesdays • 2:00–4:00 pm • April 7 & 21 • May 5 & 19 • June 2, 16 & 30

REGISTRATION: Drop-in anytime during the Open House MORE INFORMATION: coqlibrary.ca > Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub Open House: 3D Printing Orientation Learn how to use our 3D printers and creative software! For adults and teens aged 14 and up. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • INNOVATION HUB Tuesdays • 2:00–4:00 pm • April 14 & 28 • May 12 & 26 • June 9 & 23

REGISTRATION: Drop-in anytime during the Open House MORE INFORMATION: coqlibrary.ca > Innovation Hub

Getting Started with Computers: Basic Foundation Skills Classes Are you new to computers or looking to build on essential skills? These classes will cover some of your most-asked questions. Choose the sessions that interest you or attend all four. Classes will be held in the Computer Lab at the Poirier Branch. • Computer Parts and Mouse: People with little or no experience will learn the basics of computer use. Thursday, April 2 • 1:30–2:30 pm REGISTRATION: Phone 604-937-4141 • Microsoft Word & Keyboard: Build on basic keyboard skills and learn how to create, save, print and delete documents and practice various text formatting features. Wednesday, April 8 • 1:30–2:30 pm REGISTRATION: Phone 604-937-4141 • Navigating the Internet: Find out how to browse the internet and do simple yet effective searches with Google. Wednesday, April 22 • 1:30–2:30 pm REGISTRATION: Phone 604-937-4141 • Online Safety: Learn how to protect yourself from cyber crimes. Thursday, April 30 • 1:30–2:30 pm REGISTRATION: Phone 604-937-4141

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ENGLISH LEARNERS & NEWCOMERS English Practice Groups These weekly drop-in conversation groups are open to adults (aged 19 years or older) and are led by volunteers from SHARE Family & Community Services. There is a maximum of 30 people at each meeting, so come early to make sure you get in. See coqlibrary.ca for the most current schedule. Please note: groups do not meet on public holidays. For more information, see sharesociety.ca/english-language-practice-groups or phone SHARE at 604-936-3900.

Beginner

Intermediate / Advanced

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 • Saturdays • 12:00–1:30 pm

POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM • Wednesdays • 10:15–11:45 am

Intermediate

Advanced

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 • Fridays • 10:30 am–12:00 pm • Saturdays • 10:30 am–12:00 pm

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 • Mondays • 7:00–8:30 pm

Book Club for English Language Learners Are you interested in joining a book club dedicated to English language learners? You’ve come to the right place! Join us for a monthly book club and discover the joys of meeting to talk about books! CITY CENTRE BRANCH • BOARD ROOM Tuesdays • 1:30‑3:00 pm April 21, May 19 & June 16 REGISTRATION: Drop-in

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ENGLISH LEARNERS & NEWCOMERS Citizenship Preparation Workshop Thinking about becoming a citizen? In this workshop, MOSAIC will offer support in learning the Discover Canada Study Guide and help you prepare to take the Canadian citizenship test. This workshop is ideal in preparation for your Canadian citizenship test and will provide you with tips to get you closer to the citizenship ceremony. Please bring pens, paper and the Discover Canada book, if you have it, to class. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • BOARD ROOM REGISTRATION: Saturday, May 16 • 10:00 am–4:45 pm Contact Lily Fung at 604-438-8214 or lfung@mosaicbc.org Please have your PR number ready.

Library Champions Information Session Are you a new immigrant looking for Canadian volunteer experience? Do you want to develop better communication skills and meet new friends in the community? Become a Library Champion! CITY CENTRE BRANCH • BOARD ROOM Thursday, April 9 • 10:00‑11:30 am REGISTRATION: newtobc.ca/library-champions-registration-coquitlam-city-centre-library/ Presented in partnership with New to BC.

Study English Online with Road to IELTS Are you preparing for IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or just want to improve your English language skills? Road to IELTS can help! This online tool is free and you can use it anywhere you get the Internet. • General Edition: basic English skills for using with your friends and at work. • Academic Edition: interactive activities, expert advice videos, hints, tips and practice tests for people who want to go to English-speaking post-secondary schools. Find Road to IELTS at coqlibrary.ca. Click on the Digital Content button, then look under Featured eResources. coqlibrary.ca

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LIBRARY LINK—SPRING SCHEDULE The Library Link is closed on all statutory holidays. Check coqlibrary.ca or phone 604-554-7323 for the most current schedule.

APRIL 1–JUNE 26 Week 1:

Week 2:

Wed.: Apr. 1, 15 & 29; May 13 & 27; Jun. 10 & 24

Wed: Apr. 8 & 22; May 6 & 20; Jun. 3 & 17

• 9:30–10:30 am • Step by Step Harbourview Elementary, 900 Lillian Street

• 9:30–10:30 am • Strong Start Rochester Elementary, 411 Schoolhouse Street

• 10:45 am–12:30 pm • Place Maillardville 1200 Cartier Avenue

• 10:45 am–12:30 pm • Place Maillardville 1200 Cartier Avenue

• 1:00 –2:00 pm • Strong Start Roy Stibbs Elementary, 600 Fairview Street

• 1:00 –2:00 pm • Strong Start Mundy Park Elementary, 2200 Austin Avenue

Thurs: Apr. 2, 16 & 30; May 14 & 28; Jun. 11 & 25

Thurs: Apr. 9 & 23; May 7 & 21; Jun. 4 & 18

• 10:30 am–1:00 pm • Tri-City Family Place 3435 Victoria Drive (at Victoria Hall)

• 10:00–11:00 am • Strong Start Bramblewood Elementary, 2875 Panorama Drive

• 1:30–2:30 pm • Strong Start Meadowbrook Elementary, 900 Sharpe Street

• 11:30 am–1:00 pm • Tri-City Family Place 3435 Victoria Drive (at Victoria Hall)

Fri: Apr. 3 & 17; May 1, 15 & 29; Jun. 12 & 26

• 1:30–2:30 pm • Strong Start Meadowbrook Elementary, 900 Sharpe Street

• 9:00–10:00 am • Strong Start Riverview Park Elementary, 700 Clearwater Way

Fri: Apr. 24; May 8 & 22; Jun. 5 & 19

• 10:30 am–12:45 pm • Galloway Park 3404 Galloway Avenue

• 9:00–10:00 am • Strong Start Riverview Park Elementary, 700 Clearwater Way

• 1:00–2:15 pm • Riley Park 1320 Riley Street

• 10:30 am–12:45 pm • Galloway Park 3404 Galloway Avenue

Sat: Apr. 4 & 18; May 2 & 16; Jun. 13 & 26 The Library Link will be at Place Maillardville for Family Day on May 30.

• 1:00–2:15 pm • Burke Mountain Firehall 3501 David Avenue

• 10:00 am–12:00 pm • Cottonwood Park 672 Aspen Street

The Library Link will be at the Highland Games on June 20.

• 12:15–2:00 pm • Mountain View Park 751 Smith Avenue

• 10:00 am–12:00 pm • Cottonwood Park 672 Aspen Street

Sat: Apr. 11 & 25; May 9 & 23; Jun. 6

• 12:15–2:00 pm • Mountain View Park 751 Smith Avenue coqlibrary.ca

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LIBRARY LINK Story Time at Smiling Creek Our library storytellers will be in charge of bedtime stories and songs tonight! Also, Library Link will be there with books and movies for the whole family to borrow and enjoy. SMILING CREEK ACTIVITY CENTRE GYM 3456 Princeton Avenue Thursdays until June 11 Story Time: 6:30–7:00 pm Library Link: 6:00–7:30 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

Trace Your Roots! We now subscribe to Ancestry Library Edition. If you want to trace your family tree and discover your history, Ancestry is the tool for you. Ancestry is the world’s largest online family history resource. You can search billions of genealogy records for Canada and around the world, including census information, vital statistics, church, court and immigration records. Access Ancestry Library Edition on a library computer or on your device using our wi-fi. coqlibrary.ca

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Library Link See schedule on page 22 of this guide or at coqlibrary.ca

City Centre Branch 1169 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 0Y1 604-554-7323

Poirier Branch 575 Poirier Street Coquitlam, BC V3J 6A9 604-937-4141

COQUITLAM PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS Monday–Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

City Centre Branch 9 am–9 pm 9 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm

Poirier Branch 9 am–9 pm 9 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 12 pm–5 pm

HOLIDAY HOURS

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Poirier Branch

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Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

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