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COQUITLAM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Programs & Events October–December 2019


TABLE OF CONTENTS What’s Happening at Coquitlam Public Library Story Times & Programs for Children......................................3–5 School Success............................................................................6 Children’s Contest.......................................................................7 Adult Programs...................................................................... 8, 9 Tech for Adults...........................................................................9 Programs for English Language Learners & Newcomers........... 10 Library Link Schedule............................................................... 11 Library Hours and Locations..................................................... 12

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FALL 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: Drop-in

Baby Story Time (0–2 years old)

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Tuesdays • 11:00–11:30 am Sept. 10–Oct. 15 Nov. 5–Dec. 10 • Thursdays • 11:00–11:30 am Sept. 12–Oct. 17 Nov. 7–Dec. 12 • Fridays • 11:00–11:30 am Sept. 13–Oct. 18 Nov. 8–Dec. 13 POIRIER BRANCH • Tuesdays • 10:30–11:00 am Sept. 10–Oct. 15 Nov. 5–Dec. 10 • Fridays • 10:30–11:00 am Sept. 13–Oct.18 Nov. 8–Dec. 13

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Saturday Story Time for Tiny Tots (0–3 years old) CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Saturdays • 10:30–11:00 am Sept. 14–Oct. 19 Nov. 9–Dec. 7

• Toddler Story Time (2–3 years old) CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Tuesdays • 10:15–10:45 am Sept. 10–Oct. 15 Nov. 5–Dec. 10 • Fridays • 10:15–10:45 am Sept. 13–Oct. 18 Nov. 8–Dec. 13 POIRIER BRANCH • Mondays • 10:30–11:00 am Sept. 9–Oct. 7 Nov. 4–Dec. 9 Note: no Story Time on: • Oct. 14, Thanksgiving Day • Nov. 11, Remembrance Day

Preschooler Story Time (4–5 years old)

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Thursdays • 10:15–10:45 am Sept. 12–Oct. 17 Nov. 7–Dec. 12

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HOLIDAY FUN FOR FAMILIES Thanksgiving Story Time For children from 0–6 years old and their parents Join us for a special Thanksgiving story time, then stay and play with Lego and Keva planks. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Monday, Oct. 14 • 11:00–11:30 am

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

Saturday Story Time with Santa Come for stories, songs and rhymes. Our very special guest, Santa, will read a book and stay for photos! CITY CENTRE BRANCH Saturday, Dec. 14 • 10:30–11:00 am REGISTRATION: Drop-in

Christmas PJ Story Time at Mackin House Museum Nestle into the cozy parlour at historic Mackin House and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and stories read by Coquitlam Public Library storytellers. Admission by donation. MACKIN HOUSE MUSEUM 1116 Brunette Avenue Wednesday, Dec. 11 6:30–7:30 pm REGISTRATION: Phone Coquitlam Heritage at 604-516-6151 This program is a partnership between Coquitlam Public Library and Coquitlam Heritage.

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HOLIDAY FUN FOR TOTS, TWEENS & TEENS Scary Story Contest

Hallowe’en Escape Room

Tri-Cities youth: Terrify us with a short story no more than 500 words in length. You must include the words craven, tremulous and lurid.

For students in grades 5 and up

Age categories: 11–14 & 15–18 Deadline: Email your entry to scarystorycontest 2019@gmail.com no later than Sunday, Oct. 20. Prizes: 1st—$50 • 2nd—$30 • 3rd—$20 Some entries will be published in the print and online versions of the Tri-City News. Questions? Find full contest details online at coqlibrary.ca and portmoodylibrary.ca Or, contact librarian Corene Brown at: cbrown@portmoody.ca or 604-469-4666. The Scary Story Contest is a partnership between Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library & the Tri-City News.

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Test your wits—and your nerves—while puzzling your way out of our devilishly devised escape room. Work in groups of up to six people. Small groups may be merged to form larger ones. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Saturday, Oct. 26 • 2:00–4:00 pm REGISTRATION: Drop-in

Hallowe’en Activities For preschoolers through middle grades Join us for fun carnival-style activities and you could win small prizes! CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136 Saturday, Oct. 26 • 2:00–3:30 pm REGISTRATION: Drop-in

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SCHOOL SUCCESS + TEEN VOLUNTEERS Parlez-Nous en Français! French speakers in grades 8–12 earn community service hours by helping kids in French Immersion grades 1–6 with pronunciation, vocabulary, reading and comprehension. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Fridays • Sept. 13–Oct. 18 3:45–4:30 pm

REGISTRATION: To volunteer as a tutor or to register a child, email librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca

Reading Buddies Teens in grades 9–12 earn community service hours by helping kids in grades 1–4 become better readers. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Wednesdays • 4:00–5:00 pm Oct. 16–Nov. 27 CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 137 Thursdays • 4:00–5:00 pm Oct. 17–Nov. 28

REGISTRATION: Pick up an application form, available at either branch or online at coqlibrary.ca Submit the completed form to the Help Desk no later than Wednesday, September 25

Homework Help Club Teens in grades 8–12 assist kids in grades 1–6 with assignments, workbooks and worksheets. All subjects are welcome. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Fridays • 3:45–4:30 pm Oct. 25–Dec. 13

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REGISTRATION: Phone librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339

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SCHOOL SUCCESS —TAKE A BREAK! Pro-D Day Movie Matinée: Toy Story 4 Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep and the rest of your favourite toys gather for one final adventure. With the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts and Madeleine McGraw. (Disney/Pixar; 90 mins., rated General; 2019) POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Friday, October 25 • 1:30–3:00 pm or CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Friday, October 25 • 1:30–3:00 pm REGISTRATION: Drop-in

CONTEST ALERT!!! Design Your Coquitlam Public Library Card Attention all junior artists! Enter our contest and two lucky winners will have their design featured on our new children’s library cards. Categories: • Traditional illustration, including crayon, pencil crayon, felt marker, watercolour or oil paint, etc. • Computer-generated graphics Who can enter? The contest is open to children aged 5–11 years old who live in Coquitlam.

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Prizes: • 1st place in each category: $100 • 2nd place in each category: $50 • 3rd place in each category: $25 Only first place winners will be featured on a library card. Deadline: Submit your entry by email, mail or in person by 5:00 pm, Friday, December 6, 2019. See coqlibrary.ca for full contest details.

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ADULT PROGRAMS Resumes and Cover Letters That Get You the Job Resumes and cover letters are essential parts of every job search, so it’s important you get them right. Learn: • the do’s and don’ts • what hiring managers look for • how you can customize your resume and cover letter for the best chance at securing an interview. At the end of the workshop, there will be a short resume clinic, during which a Career Adviser from WorkBC Centre Coquitlam will take a look at your resume and provide brief feedback. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Thursday, Oct. 17 • 2:00–4:00 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: resume-coverletter-workshop.eventbrite.ca

This program is presented in partnership with WorkBC.

SFU Café Scientifique—How to Cope with our Increasingly Complex World As the world around us grows more complex we tend to believe our problems are beyond hope. Yet, if we recognize that complex problems are not the same as complicated problems we could approach these challenges differently. Led by SFU professor Diane Finegood, this Café will explore the differences between simple, complicated and complex problems and consider how we need to shift our approach to complexity. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Thursday, Oct. 17 • 6:30–8:30 pm

REGISTER BY EMAIL: cafe_scientifique@sfu.ca

H.E.R.O.S. Emergency Preparedness Program The City of Coquitlam wants to make sure your and your family are ready in an emergency situation, whether from man-made or natural hazards, including power outages and earthquakes. Topics include: • how to protect yourself inside and outside of your home or place of work • family communication and reunification • assembling emergency supplies • commmunity preparedness Sessions will be held at both branches. Check coqlibrary.ca > Adult Programs for the schedule and registration information.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

Library Champions Information Session If you have Permanent Residency status, you can become a Library Champion! Discover how you can volunteer to help other new immigrants in your community. Hosted by New to BC. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Thursday, October 10 • 10:00–11:30 am

REGISTER ONLINE: www.surveymonkey.com/r/Coq_Oct_2019

TECH TUESDAYS Innovation Hub Open House: Experience 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 • October 8 & 22 • November 5 & 19 • December 3 & 17

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

Innovation Hub Open House: 3D Printing Orientation For adults and teens aged 14 and up. Learn how to use our 3D printers and creative software! Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • INNOVATION HUB Tuesdays • 2:00–4:00 pm • October 1, 15 & 29 • November 12 & 26 • December 10 coqlibrary.ca

REGISTRATION: Drop-in anytime during the Open House More information: coqlibrary.ca > Innovation Hub 9


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 25 people at each meeting, so come early to make sure you get in. See coqlibrary.ca for the most current schedule. For more information, see https://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

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

Please note: groups do not meet on public holidays.

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

S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Settlement Services Have you recently moved to Canada? Do you need help finding resources? Join Success Settlement Services to talk with the experts and to meet other new Canadians. Ask at the Help Desk for meeting room. CITY CENTRE BRANCH Thursdays • 10:00 am–3:00 pm

REGISTRATION: Drop-in

Newcomer Employment Week Kick Off The Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP) is hosting a workshop, employer panel, resource fair and resume clinic, with opportunities for networking to help you reach your employment goals. CITY CENTRE BRANCH Monday, November 18 • 10:00 am–3:00 pm coqlibrary.ca

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LIBRARY LINK—FALL SCHEDULE Get a free library card, then borrow books and movies in our friendly little library on wheels. Wednesday, October 2–Saturday, December 21 Wednesdays

Fridays

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

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

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

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

• 1:00 –2:00 pm Strong Start at Mundy Road Elementary 2200 Austin Avenue

• 1:00–2:15 pm Burke Mountain Firehall 3501 David Avenue Drop-in Story Time: 1:30–2:00 pm

Thursdays • 10:30 am–1:00 pm Tri-City Family Place 3435 Victoria Drive (at Victoria Hall) • 1:30–2:30 pm Strong Start at Meadowbrook Elementary 900 Sharpe Street

Saturdays • 10:00 am–12:00 pm Cottonwood Park 672 Aspen Street • 12:15–2:00 pm Mountain View Park 751 Smith Avenue.

Please note, the Library Link is closed on all statutory holidays. Check coqlibrary.ca or phone 604-554-7323 for the most current schedule

Story Time at Smiling Creek Bring your family for crafts, games and active play from 6-8 pm. The Library Link and our storytellers will be there, too! SMILING CREEK ACTIVITY CENTRE GYM 3456 Princeton Avenue Thursdays—starting October 3 Story Time: 6:30–7:00 pm Library Link: 6:00–7:30 pm REGISTRATION: Drop-in coqlibrary.ca

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Library Link See schedule on page 11 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 • Sunday, October 13 • Monday, October 14

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

Poirier Branch Closed Closed

• Sunday, November 10 • Monday, November 11

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Tuesday, December 24 Wednesday, December 25 Thursday, December 26 Sunday, December 29 Tuesday, December 31

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