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Programs & Events Summer 2017

Summer Reading Club for Kids Summer Reading Club Calling All Children Aged Four and Older! Pick up your Summer Reading Club booklet and bookmark at either branch of the library or on the Library Link. If you read for seven weeks total (49 days), you will win a medal at the end of the summer. Kids under four can get a Read-to-Me booklet. By keeping track of their reading with family and friends, they can win the same beautiful medal. Everyone who reaches the reading goal will get a voucher for a free Dilly Bar from Dairy Queen!

Summer Reading Club Kickoff Parties Celebrate the start of summer, and summer reading, by coming to one of our kickoff events. Get your Summer Reading Club booklet and listen to tales spun by an aboriginal storyteller. • City Centre Branch Saturday, June 24 • 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex Room 2 South (upstairs near café) Saturday, June 24 • 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Summer Reading Club Medal Award Ceremonies Come to the library to collect a beautiful Summer Reading Club medal for working so hard as a reader this summer! If you can’t make it to any of the ceremonies, medals will be available at both library branches, and on the Library Link, after August 19. These events are free and registration is not required—just drop in! • City Centre Branch Saturday, August 19 10:30–11:30 a.m. or 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Poirier Branch Saturday, September 9 10:30–11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Proud sponsors of Coquitlam Public Library’s Summer Reading Club for children

Coquitlam Centre Mall (DQ/OJ food court) | 2929 Barnett Highway, Coquitlam, BC 604-464-5911

Summer Learning These free programs are for children ages five and older. All programs are drop-in, except for the Canadian Planetariums visits on July 11 and 12, which require registration.

The Well Worn Trail

Join this duo for music and songs inspired by nature.

• Poirier Branch Tuesday, July 4 • 10:30–11:15 a.m.

City Centre Branch Wednesday, July 5 • 1:30–2:15 p.m.

Canadian Planetariums

Go inside a mobile planetarium to learn about constellations, planets and other objects in the night sky. Registration is required for this free program. Each session is 30 minutes long. Please phone the branch you would like to attend to sign up. • Poirier Branch • 604-937-4142 Tuesday, July 11 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, or 12:45

City Centre Branch • 604-554-7334 Wednesday, July 12 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, or 3:45

Vancouver Puppet Theatre: Petrushka

Vancouver Puppet Theatre will show different types of puppets and tell the story of each style. Learn about the origins of puppetry, and how puppets are used in different cultures.

• Poirier Branch Tuesday, July 18 • 10:30–11:30 a.m.

City Centre Branch Wednesday, July 19 • 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Burnaby Summer Theatre

Kids are invited to watch an original theatre performance.

• Poirier Branch Tuesday, July 25 • 10:30–11:15 a.m.

City Centre Branch August 9 • 1:30–2:15 p.m.

Movie Screening: Beauty and the Beast

See Disney’s live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale starring Emma Watson. 130 minutes, rated Parental Guidance for violent scenes; may frighten young children.

• City Centre Branch Wednesday, July 26 • 1:30–3:45 p.m. • Poirier Branch Tuesday, August 8 • 10:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Canada 150 Letter Exchange Design an envelope and write a message to Canadian kids who live far away. For parents and kids. Questions? Contact librarian Chris Miller at or 604-554-7339. • Poirier Branch • City Centre Branch Tuesday, August 1 • 10:30–11:15 a.m. Wednesday, August 2 • 1:30–2:15 p.m.

Story Times Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes help children experience group activity and 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!

Story Times for Tiny Tots (babies and toddlers 0–3 years old) • City Centre Branch • Poirier Branch Tuesdays • 11:00–11:30 a.m. Thursdays • 10:30–11:00 a.m. July 4–August 15 July 6–August 17 Thursdays • 11:00–11:30 a.m. July 6–August 17 Fridays • 11:00–11:30 a.m. July 7–August 18 Saturdays • 10:30–11:00 a.m. July 8–August 12

Story Times for Preschoolers (children 4–5 years old) • City Centre Branch Tuesdays • 10:15–10:45 a.m. July 4–August 15 Thursdays • 10:15–10:45 a.m. July 6–August 17

• Poirier Branch Wednesdays • 10:30–11:00 a.m. July 5–August 16

Programs for Everyone Canada 150: Celebrating Diversity Join us for B.C. Culture Days to honour our diverse community and enjoy art, music and dance, including Chinese, Persian, Indian and Korean performances. Local immigrants will share stories of their journeys to their new home and there will be activities for the whole family. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome to this free program, and registration is not required. • City Centre Branch Saturday, September 30 • 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Tiny Stories Contest Can you pack vivid descriptions, original characters and surprising plot twists into a narrative small enough to fit in a paragraph? We want to read your tiny stories! The end. • Open to children (10 years old or younger), teens (11–15), young adults (16–18) and adults (19+) who live in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore or Belcarra. • Prizes! 1st place in each category: $50 gift certificate • 2nd place in each category: $30 gift certificate • Before entering, read all of the rules at • Deadline: July 14.

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. Watch our website for further details in August. Registration is required for this free program. Please leave a message on our registration line at 604-937-4155 with your name, the name of the program, and the number of people who will be attending. Once you have signed up, you can drop in any time from 1:00–5:00 p.m. Canada’s Science Literacy Week is a celebration of science, September 18–24, 2107. • Poirier Branch • Nancy Bennett Room Saturday, September 23 • 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Programs for Adults Advance Care Planning Serious illness, injury and disability can happen at any age. Find out how to plan ahead to protect your rights and wishes. In this informative workshop, you will learn about the umbrella of advance care documents: representation agreements, advance directives, understanding hospital and residential care medical orders of intervention, No CPR orders, and medical assistance in dying. Facilitator Connie Jorsvik was an RN for 25 years, has a certificate in Advance Care Planning and is a professional healthcare navigator. Registration is required for this free program. Please leave a messsage on the library’s registration line: 604-937-4155.

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• City Centre Branch • Rooms 136 & 137 Tuesday, July 11 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Job Search Success! Avia Employment Services offers employment advice, specialized services and the support you need to find a meaningful and rewarding job. To register for one or more of these free workshops put on by employment experts, please email • City Centre Branch • Room 127 Salary Negotiation Wednesday, July 26 • 2:00–3:00 p.m. Transferable Skills Wednesday, August 30 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Seniors’ Health Fair These free workshops are provided by Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC (COSCO) Seniors Health and Wellness Institute. Registration is required as space is limited. To sign up, please leave a message on our registration line at 604-937-4155 with your name, the name of the program, and the number of people who will be attending.

Knowing Your Bladder Learn how the bladder functions and the causes of bladder incontinence, infection and irritation. We will explore possible remedies and lifestyle changes that can help to reduce or eliminate this problem. • Poirier Branch • Nancy Bennett Room Thursday, August 24 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Mature Driver Assessment Procedures When drivers reach the age of 80, they may have their driving skills assessed. This workshop describes how aging may affect driving skills and suggests how people may compensate. The B.C. assessment process is described in detail, and participants are advised how to do their best in the various testing situations they may face. • Poirier Branch • Nancy Bennett Room Thursday, August 24 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Frauds and Scams Fraudsters often prey on seniors, using scare tactics or other means to trick you into giving up your money or possessions. Discover some common scams and learn how to protect yourself. • Poirier Branch • Nancy Bennett Room Friday, August 25 • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Dealing with Stress None of us can lead totally stress-free lives, however, excessive stress harms your quality of life. We can help to identify and handle sources of stress. • Poirier Branch • Nancy Bennett Room Friday, August 25 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Tech Help Tech Club Join our monthly Tech Club sessions to improve your computer skills and learn how to have more fun and less frustration online. Registration is required for these free classes—go to our website to sign up online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323. eBooks, Audiobooks and eMagazines Are you interested in using eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines? Bring your smart phone, eReader, laptop or tablet along with your Coquitlam Public Library card to this fun class. We will help you download apps and troubleshoot if things don’t go as expected. • Poirier Branch • Nancy Bennett Room Friday, July 7 • 2:00–3:00 p.m. Be More Social Media Savvy—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram Do you find social media intimidating? Join us for this one hour class and we will learn how to stay in touch with family, manage your profile, post pictures and keep yourself safe in the online social world. We will look at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. • City Centre Branch • Computer Lab Friday, September 8 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Tech Help with Teens Do you need help with your laptop, tablet or phone? Are you struggling to learn the ins and outs of webmail, word processing, spreadsheets or slideshow programs? Tech-savvy teenagers will assist you. No registration is required. Just drop in to get help. • City Centre Branch • Computer Lab Tuesdays • 1:30–2:30 p.m. July 11–August 22

Innovation Hub Open House Drop in and learn how to use our 3D printers, scanners and high-powered creative software. • City Centre Branch • Innovation Hub Thursdays • 2:00–4:00 p.m. Once you know the basics, make an appointment to use the equipment in the Innovation Hub. Please phone 604-554-7323 or email Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

3D Printer Users Group Adults are invited to join our 3D Printer Users Group. All ability levels are welcome. The group meets every Wednesday evening until September. Join any time! Please email your name and contact information to for details or to join. • City Centre Branch • Innovation Hub Wednesdays • 7:00–8:45 p.m.

Summer Reading—Not Just for Kids! Adult Summer Reading Club Explore great Canadian books and authors in our Canada 150 themed summer reading club. Sign up at the Help Desk at either branch of the library, then read five books by Canadian authors for your chance to win prizes. Join us for our summer wrap-up party and prize draw on Thursday, August 31 from 2:30–3:30 p.m. at the City Centre Branch in room 136. Follow us on Twitter @Coqlibrary and participate in our weekly contests for more chances to win!

Middle Schoolers ONLY Summer Reading Club Join our exclusive, independent reading club. Write short book reviews to win prizes all through the summer. We welcome kids who have finished grades 5, 6, 7 and 8… and no one else! Go to the Help Desk at either branch of the library to register and get some book review forms. Earn a prize book with your first review. Additional reviews will be entered for weekly prize draws. The program runs until the beginning of September. If you have any questions, please contact librarian Chris Miller at or 604-554-7339.

Programs for New Canadians and English Language Learners Bears, Bikes and Backcountry Stay safe while hiking or biking on local trails. Learn about bear safety, then get outside and have fun! This program is free. To register, please email Presented by the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee as part of their Learn About Series—Canadian Culture and You. • Poirier Branch • Nancy Bennett Room Wednesday, September 20 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

ESL Book Club Newcomers and intermediate ESL readers (LINC levels 4 and up)—if you enjoy reading at your ESL level and meeting new people in a friendly group, come and try the monthly ESL Book Club! The ESL Book Club is led by English-speaking volunteers from Soroptimists International, an organization that works to educate and empower women and girls. Registration is required. To register, or for more information, please email librarian Janice Williams at • Poirier Branch • Board Room Thursday, September 21 Please check the library’s website in August for the new meeting time.

Summer Reading Club for Adult Learners Calling all adults at an intermediate ESL reading level or LINC levels 4 and up: join our Adult Learner Summer Reading Club. Between June 19 and July 27, read books at your ESL level in English and write a short review for each book for a chance to win prizes! Register at the Help Desk at either branch beginning June 19. For more information, contact librarian Janice Williams at 604-554-7337 or

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. Groups for Beginner English Learners • Saturdays • 12:00–1:30 p.m. City Centre Branch Note: This group will meet through the summer. Groups for Intermediate English Learners • Fridays • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. City Centre Branch Note: This group does not meet in August. The last meeting will be on July 28, and the group will resume meetings on September 8. • Saturdays • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. City Centre Branch Note: This group will meet through the summer. Groups for Advanced English Learners • Mondays • 7:00–8:30 p.m. City Centre Branch NEW! This group will start meeting on September 11. Please note that groups do not meet on public holidays. For more information about joining a group, please phone SHARE at 604-936-3900. Or, visit Under Programs, click on Inclusive Communities, then English Practice Groups. Presented by Share Family and Community Services. English Practice Group 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.

Library Link—New Summer Schedule! Get a free library card, then borrow books and movies in our friendly little library on wheels. Mackin Park 1046 Brunette Avenue Wednesdays • 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Tri-City Family Place 3435 Victoria Drive (at Victoria Hall) Thursdays • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Blue Mountain Park 975 King Albert Avenue Wednesdays • 12:00–1:30 p.m. Note: no visit August 16

Galloway Park 3404 Galloway Avenue Fridays • 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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

Burke Mountain Fire Hall 3501 David Avenue Fridays • 12:30–2:00 p.m. (starting July 7) Note: no visit July 28

Visit Library Link at Neighbourhood Nights from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 13 Victoria Park (3435 Victoria Drive)

Thursday, July 27 Bramblewood Elementary (2875 Panorama Drive)

Thursday, August 17 Mackin Park (1046 Brunette Avenue) Thursday, August 24 Cottonwood Park – 672 Aspen Street

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

Library Link See schedule at:


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

Programs & Events - Summer 2017  
Programs & Events - Summer 2017