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COQUITLAM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Programs & Events October–December 2017

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Make Your Mark for Canada’s 150th Come and paint a tile that will become part of a mosaic celebrating Coquitlam’s history and Canada’s 150th birthday. Adults, teens, and school-aged children are invited to join us for an hour-long painting session. You don’t need to be a great painter—an artist from the Canada 150 Mosaic project will guide you through the process. The project: 1. Up to 500 people who live in Coquitlam will each paint a 4” x 4” aluminum tile. 2. Each tile will be placed into a large mural grid which will magically transform the individual paintings into a unified mosaic. 3. This process is being repeated by Canadians in 150 communities in every province and territory across the country, with participants creating murals illustrating Canada’s cultural and geographical diversity. All 150 murals are united through the theme of the train and railways, which played an integral role in tying our nation’s regions together. If the 150 community murals were ever connected, they would stretch over 365 meters wide (4 football fields) x 2.5 meters high (8 feet). Once assembled, Coquitlam’s completed mural will be unveiled later in the fall and will remain on display as a historical legacy for the community. The library is hosting painting sessions on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21. There are 10 time slots available. Sign up with your friends, family or neighbours for a session! Register online at coqlibrary.ca or by phoning 604-937-4141. Read more about the Canada 150 Mosaic Mural project online and see the murals created by other Canadian communities at canada150mosaic.com Left: the mural painted by the community of Ganaoque, Ontario. This project is sponsored by a Spirit of Coquitlam Grant

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TABLE OF CONTENTS What’s Happening at Coquitlam Public Library Canada 150 Mosaic Mural project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Baby Time, Toddler & Preschooler Story Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Christmas Story Time at Mackin House Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Mandarin Mother Goose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Let’s Talk Science—all ages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Halloween Fun for kids and teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 School Success & teen volunteer opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Adult programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–14 Celebrate Diversity at BC Culture Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 What’s all the Hoopla? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Tech Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10–11 Programs for New Canadians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Programs for English Language Learners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12–13 Coquitlam Public Library eNews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Library Link schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Library hours and locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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FAMILY PROGRAMS Story Times 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 is not needed for these programs—just drop in!

Baby Time

Toddler Story Time

(0–2 years old)

(2–3 years old)

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CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Tuesdays • 10:15–10:45 am September 12–October 17 November 7–December 12 • Fridays • 10:15–10:45 am September 15–October 20 November 10–December 15

• Tuesdays • 11:00–11:30 am September 12–October 17 November 7–December 12 • Thursdays • 11:00–11:30 am September 14–October 19 November 9–December 14 • Fridays • 11:00–11:30 am September 15–October 20 November 10–December 15 POIRIER BRANCH • Tuesdays • 10:30–11:00 am September 12–October 17 November 7–December 12 • Fridays • 10:30–11:00 am September 15–October 20 November 10–December 15

POIRIER BRANCH • Mondays • 10:30–11:00 am September 11–October 16 November 6–December 11 Please note: there is no story time on October 9, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Saturday Story Times for Tiny Tots

Christmas PJ Story Time at Mackin House Museum Nestle into the cozy parlour at Mackin House next to the fireplace and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and a Christmas story time. Registration is required. Phone 604-516-6151 or send an email to info@coquitlamheritage.ca By donation. MACKIN HOUSE MUSEUM 1116 Brunette Avenue Wednesday, December 13 6:30–7:30 pm

(0–3 years old)

Preschool Story Time (4–5 years old) CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Thursdays • 10:15–10:45 am September 14–October 19 November 9–December 14 coqlibrary.ca

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Saturdays • 10:30–11:00 am September 16–October 21 November 18–December 16

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FAMILY PROGRAMS 国语鹅妈妈童谣亲子同乐活动 The Parent-Child Mandarin Mother Goose Program 活动以囯语进行, 适合四岁以下儿童 及家长一起参与。 鹅妈妈童谣亲子同乐活动, 是大家一 起体验唱儿歌, 童谣和说故事的快乐 和活力。父母会学习到如何藉由声 音, 韵律和语言的意义创造出正面的 家庭生活模式。

Let’s Talk Science Join the outstanding team from Simon Fraser University’s Let’s Talk Science program for some fun. Explore different concepts with hands-on activities. This all-ages, engaging, interactive experience is perfect for sparking your curiosity.

报名及查询: 604-468-6024 谢明如 (Teresa). This program is in Mandarin and is for parents and children four years old and under. The Parent–Child Mother Goose Program is a group experience focusing on the pleasure and power of using songs, rhymes, and stories. Parents are helped to gain the skills and confidence that enable them to create positive family patterns through connecting sound, rhythm, and meaning of language. For more information or to register, please phone Teresa Hsieh at 604-468-6024 (Mandarin). 高貴林公共圖書館 • CITY CENTRE BRANCH 2017年10月11日至11月29日 Wednesdays, October 11 – November 29 逢星期三早午 • 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Registration is not needed for this free program—just drop in any time. Canada’s Science Literacy Week is a celebration of science, September 18–24, 2107. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Saturday, September 23 • 1:00–4:30 p.m.

中僑互助會多元文化早期兒童發展服務

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Multicultural Early Childhood Development Project

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HALLOWEEN FUN for kids & teens Halloween Activities Kids aged 4–10 are invited to join us for fun seasonal activities, including crafts and a haunted room. You can win a small prize! Registration is not required for this free event. Questions? Contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339, or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Saturday, October 28 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Halloween Escape Room Kids age 10 and up: test your wits—and your nerves—while puzzling your way out of our devilishly devised escape room. Groups of two to six people are welcome. Small groups may be merged to form larger ones. Registration is not required, but to guarantee yourself a time, come early! Questions? Contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339, or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Saturday, October 28 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.

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Scary Story Contest Tri-Cities youth: Terrify us with a short story no more than 500 words in length. You must include the words belfry, pendulum and wraith. Age categories: 11–14 & 15–18 Deadline: Just before midnight on Wednesday, October 18. Email your entry to: scarystorycontest2017@gmail.com Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in both categories will win prizes worth $50, $30 and $20, as well as a chance to see their names and stories published in the Tri-City News. Find full contest details at www.coqlibrary.ca and library.portmoody.ca The Scary Story Contest is a partnership between Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and the Tri-City News. 6


SCHOOL SUCCESS Parlez-Nous Français!

Reading Buddies

Kids in French Immersion grades 1–6: improve your pronunciation, vocabulary, reading and comprehension.

Teens in grades 9–12 earn community service hours by helping kids in grades 1–4 become better readers.

Fluent French speakers in grades 8–12: earn community service hours while helping kids hone their language skills.

To join the Reading Buddies, fill in an application form— available at both branches and online at coqlibrary.ca—then submit it to the Help Desk at either branch no later than Wednesday, October 4.

Registration is required. POIRIER BRANCH Fridays • 3:45–4:30 pm September 15–October 13

Teen tutors in grades 9–12 assist kids in grades 1–6 with assignments or workbooks in any subject. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOMS 136 & 137 Fridays • 3:45–4:30 p.m. October 27–December 8

REGISTRATION To volunteer as a teen tutor or to register a child for Parlez-Nous Français or Homework Help Club, please email librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca. For more information, call 604-554-7339. coqlibrary.ca

Children in grades 3–5 are introduced to basic coding and engineering challenges. Offered in partnership with Innovation Works Foundation.

Please note: an Android or newer Apple device is necessary to participate. To register for this free program, please call 604-554-7334.

Homework Help Club

Registration is required.

Discover Coding with Sphero Robots

For more information, please contact librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca or 604-554-7339. POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Wednesdays • 4:00–5:00 p.m. October 18–November 29 or CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 137 Thursdays • 4:00–5:00 p.m. October 19–November 30

CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 127 Saturdays • 10:45–11:45 a.m. October 7–28

Movie Matinée: Sing It’s Pro-D Day! Take a break and watch Sing! A koala hosts a singing competition in an effort to save the theatre he inherited. Priority seating will be given to school-aged children. Registration is not required. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 137 & POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Friday, September 22 1:30–3:20 p.m. 7


ADULT PROGRAMS REGISTRATION For adult programs that require registration, please leave a message at 604-937-4155. For programs that do not need registration, just drop in. For more information about any of these events, please phone Teresa at 604-937-4157.

Stories, Songs & Crafts

for People with Developmental Challenges Join Librarian Teresa Rehman for music, songs, dancing, seasonal crafts and stories. Registration is required. POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Thursdays • 9:00–11:00 a.m. October 12, November 9, December 14

Plan for Your Future— the Essentials

Canada 150: Nation Builders

What are the key legal documents needed to plan for incapacity, end-of-life and after death?

Spend 20 minutes speaking one-on-one with a living book—one of several people from various walks of life who have helped make Canada a great nation.

Joanne Taylor, Executive Director and Registrar at Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry, will discuss representation agreements, enduring powers of attorney, and wills. Registration is required. POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Wednesday, October 18 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Stories from the Street An evening of stories told by people with lived experience of life on the street. Find out why people become homeless, what it can be like, what they need most, and what you can do to affect change. Presented with partners Tri-Cities Homelessness and Housing Task Group, RainCity Housing and Vancity. Registration is not required. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Thursday, October 12 • 7:00–8:30 p.m. coqlibrary.ca

Learn first-hand about their struggles, achievements, and contributions to Canada. Registration is required. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOMS 136 & 137 Saturday, November 4 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Identity Theft and Fraud Prevention Learn: • how thieves can steal and use your personal information • tips to keep your financial and personal information safe • what to do if you’re the victim of fraud or identity theft Presented by Diana Barry, Account Manager at Vancity. Registration is required. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 137 Wednesday, November 22 7:00–8:30 p.m.

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BC Culture Days—Celebrating Diversity Join us for BC Culture Days to honour our diverse community and enjoy art, music and dance, including Chinese, Farsi, Indian and Korean performances. Local immigrants will share stories of their journeys of discovery to their new home and there will be activities for the whole family. All are welcome. Registration is not required. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Saturday, September 30 • 11:00–4:00 p.m.

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TECH TALK Tech Club Improve your computer skills and turn your frustration into fun! Registration is required for these free classes—go to our website to sign up online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.

Introduction to Coding: Next Steps— Create an interactive pet in Scratch

If you joined us for our first coding class, this will build on the skills learned. If you did not attend, you can still jump into this beginner level class. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • COMPUTER LAB Friday, October 6 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Introduction to 3D Design and 3D Printing

“We laugh, we cry, but we never throw our computers out the window.”

Hour of Code™ Join us during Computer Science Education Week as we participate in an Hour of Code™. This grassroots movement reaches tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.

Learn how to customize a 3D printed object using browser-based 3D design software TinkerCAD.

Registration is required for these free classes—go to our website to sign up online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.

We will also do an orientation on the 3D printers.

Hour of Code™ for Teens

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • COMPUTER LAB Friday, November 3 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Family Year in Review Infographic Learn how to create a family year in review using free browser-based Canva. Use your own photos and highlights from your year to create a unique expression of your family journey. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • COMPUTER LAB Friday, December 1 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Come play with our new Sphero robots. Please bring your own smart phone or tablet with you to download the free Sphero Edu app. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Thursday, December 7 • 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Hour of Code™ for Adults Why let the kids have all the fun? Amaze your friends and family with your mad new coding skills as you learn how to program a Sphero robot to move, light up and make sounds. Please bring your own smart phone or tablet with you to download the free Sphero Edu app CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Thursday, December 7 • 7:00–8:00 p.m.

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TECH TALK Science of the Future Series We are proud to welcome Dr. Paul Tinari as he presents a thought-provoking series about technological innovations—how they will change the way we live and work, and the creativity required to develop them. Dr. Tinari (aka “Dr. Future”) is an internationally renowned environmental and engineering consultant and author. Registration is required for these free programs as space is limited. Join us for one, or come to them all! Go to our website to sign up online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.

3D Printing and How it Will Impact our Future Dr. Paul Tinari will share his expertise on 3D printing technology, the innovative ways it is being used today, and how it could be used in the future. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 136 Wednesday, November 22 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Introduction to 4D Printing: The New Era

of Programmable Materials What are the future uses and capabilities of 4D printing? Dr. Tinari will describe a future where objects can change depending on the environment. Imagine an aircraft that reconfigures its wings in flight or a house that shrinks during a hurricane to avoid damage. Discover the creative and ethical implications of this fascinating technology.

Develop your Creative Thinking Skills Contrary to what most people believe, you do not need to be born with creative thinking skills. They can be developed and improved. Dr. Tinari will show you how to use your brain’s capabilities to the fullest possible extent. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 136 Wednesday, January 17 7:00–8:30 p.m.

CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 136 Wednesday, December 13 7:00–8:30 p.m.

3D Printer Users Group

Innovation Hub Open House

Adults are invited to join our 3D Printer Users Group. All ability levels are welcome. Please email your name and contact information to 3dprintingtricities@gmail.com for details.

Drop in and learn how to use our 3D printers, scanners and high-powered creative software.

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • INNOVATION HUB Wednesdays • 7:00–8:45 p.m. coqlibrary.ca

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • INNOVATION HUB Thursdays • 2:00–4:00 p.m.

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NEW CANADIANS LEARN ABOUT SERIES: Canadian Culture & You These free programs are presented by the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee. To register, please email tricitiesliteracy@gmail.com.

Bears, Bikes and Backcountry

Social Events and Gift Giving

Get outside and have fun! learn about biking on local trails and bear safety.

Parties and celebrations are fun, but they can be stressful. Learn about weddings and funerals, birthday parties and gifts.

POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Wednesday, September 27 1:30–3:00 p.m.

CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 136 Wednesday, November 15 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Book Clubs Newcomers and intermediate ESL readers (LINC 4 and up)—if you enjoy reading at your ESL level and meeting new people in a friendly group, come and try one of our monthly ESL Book Clubs. To register or for more information about either of these book clubs, please email librarian Janice at jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca

Library Champions Book Club

ESL Book Club

The Library Champions Book Club meets on the first or second Wednesday of the month .

The ESL Book Club is led by English-speaking volunteers from the Soroptimists International.

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • BOARD ROOM 7:15–8:30 p.m.

POIRIER BRANCH • BOARD ROOM Thursdays • 1:00–2:15 p.m. September 21, October 19 & November 16

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS 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 25 people at each meeting, so come early to make sure you get in. There is no registration. For more information about joining a group, please phone SHARE at 604-936-3900. Or, visit www.sharesociety.ca. Under Programs, click on Inclusive Communities, then English Practice Groups.

Beginner

Intermediate

Advanced

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Saturdays 12:00–1:30 p.m.

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Fridays 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. • Saturdays 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Mondays 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Please note that groups do not meet on public holidays. Presented by Share Family and Community Services. Community partners and supporters are: Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation, City of Coquitlam, Coquitlam Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library and Port Moody Public Library.

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LIBRARY LINK Get a free library card, then borrow books and movies in our friendly little library on wheels. Wednesdays

Fridays

• 9:30–10:30 a.m. Strong Start at Maillard Middle School 1300 Rochester Avenue

• 9:00–10:00 a.m. Strong Start at Riverview Park Elementary 700 Clearwater Way

• 10:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Place Maillardville 1200 Cartier Avenue

• 10:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Galloway Park 3404 Galloway Avenue

Thursdays

• 1:00–2:00 p.m. Burke Mountain Firehall 3501 David Avenue

• 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Tri-City Family Place 3435 Victoria Drive • 1:30–2:30 p.m. Strong Start at Meadowbrook Elementary 900 Sharpe Street

Saturdays • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Cottonwood Park 672 Aspen Street

Check the library’s website or phone 604-554-7323 for the most current Library Link schedule.

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Library Link See schedule online at coqlibrary.ca or on page 15 of this guide.

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

9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours • Closed for Thanksgiving Sunday, October 8 & Monday, October 9 • Closed for Remembrance Day Saturday, November 11 & Sunday, November 12 • Closed for Christmas Sunday, December 24; Monday, December 25 & Tuesday, December 26 • Closed for New Year’s Eve Sunday, December 31 & Monday, January 1

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