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COQUITLAM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Programs & Events April–June 2018


Calling all Coquitlam residents, businesses & community groups! Coquitlam Public Library is shaking things up! We’re planning for the library of tomorrow. We need your ideas and insights to help us best meet the unique and evolving needs of our community. Join us to explore, discover and journey into what is possible for our library at one of our upcoming conversations: • Inspiring Innovation & Growth in Business Open House: March 26, 3:30–5:30 pm | City Centre Branch, Room 136 • A Multicultural Library Lens Open House: April 3, 6:30–8:30 pm | City Centre Branch, Room 136 • Sparking New Ideas World Café: April 12, 6:30–8:30 pm | Roy Stibbs Elementary • Sparking New Ideas World Café: April 18, 6:30–8:30 pm | Summit Middle School Let’s create the future of YOUR library together. For more information or to RSVP please visit: http://bit.ly/coqlibrarycommunityconversations Drop-in’s welcome.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS What’s Happening at Coquitlam Public Library Help plan for the library of tomorrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Coquitlam Public Library eNews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Family Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5 School Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7 Youth Programs and Summer Reading Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9 Library Link schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–12 Tech Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Programs for English Language Learners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Programs for New Canadians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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!

Toddler Story Time

Preschool Story Time

(0–2 years old)

(2–3 years old)

(4–5 years old)

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CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Tuesdays • 10:15–10:45 am March 6–April 10 May 1–May 29 • Fridays • 10:15–10:45 am March 9–April 13 May 4–June 1 Please note, there is no Story Time on: March 30, Good Friday

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Thursdays • 10:15–10:45 am March 8–April 12 May 3–May 31

Baby Time

• Tuesdays • 11:00–11:30 am March 6–April 10 May 1–May 29 • Thursdays • 11:00–11:30 am March 8–April 12 May 3–May 31 • Fridays • 11:00–11:30 am March 9–April 13 May 4–June 1 Please note, there is no Baby Time on: March 30, Good Friday POIRIER BRANCH • Tuesdays • 10:30–11:00 am March 6–April 10 May 1–May 29 • Fridays • 10:30–11:00 am March 9–April 13 May 4–June 1

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POIRIER BRANCH • Mondays • 10:30–11:00 am March 5–April 9 April 30–May 28 Please note, there is no Story Time on: April 2, Easter Monday May 21, Victoria Day

Saturday Story Time for Tiny Tots (0–3 years old) CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Saturdays • 10:30–11:00 am March 10–April 14 May 5–June 2

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FAMILY PROGRAMS Dads and Tots Milk & Cookies Night Dads, bring your young ones—from birth to age four—for an evening story time at the library. We’ll have songs, stories, and a late-night snack. Kids, wear your PJs with pride! Registration is required for this free program. To register, please call 604-554-7334 with your name, as well as your child’s name and age. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 127 Wednesday, April 4 7:00–8:00 pm

Easter Monday Story Time

Victoria Day Story Time

Join us for a special Easter story time for children 0–6 years old and their parents or caregivers. No registration—just drop in.

Parents and children aged 0–6 years old are invited to spend quality time together enjoying stories, songs and rhymes. No registration necessary, just drop in.

CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 137 Monday, April 2 11:00–11:30 am

CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 137 Monday, May 21 11:00–11:30 am

Pro-D Day Movie Matinée: Ferdinand Mistaken for a deadly beast, Ferdinand the bull is torn from his home and taken far away, where —with a band of misfit friends—he makes a plan to escape and return home. (108 min., 20th Century Fox, rated G for general audiences) Priority seating will be given to school-aged children. Registration is not required. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Friday, April 20 • 1:30–3:15 pm POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Friday, April 20 • 1:30–3:15 pm coqlibrary.ca

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SCHOOL SUCCESS French Immersion Peer Tutoring Club

Homework Help Club

Looking for help with your French homework, but don’t know where to find it?

Need help with your homework?

French Immersion tutors in grades 10, 11 and 12 will offer assistance to other students in the FI program (grades 8–12). If you would like to register as a volunteer tutor or if you need help with French, please contact librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca, or 604-554-7339. POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Thursdays • April 5–May 3 4:00–4:45 pm

Teen tutors in grades 9–12 help kids in grades 1–6 with assignments or workbooks in any subject. To become a teen tutor, or to register a child in the program, please contact librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca or 604-554-7339. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOMS 136 & 137 Fridays • April 27–June 8 3:45–4:30 pm

Science AL!VE Science AL!VE is a student-run, not-for-profit organization based at Simon Fraser University that provides opportunities for children to explore science through hands-on discovery. The staff and volunteers are committed to sparking the enthusiasm and imaginations of their audiences. They serve as positive role models, dispelling the stereotypes associated with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Girls in Science: Robots and Code Girls in grades 3, 4 and 5 are invited to learn coding with robots. CITY CENTRE BRANCH COMPUTER LAB Wednesdays • April 18–May 9 4:00–5:00 pm

Robots and Code Girls and boys in grades 3, 4 and 5 are invited to learn coding with robots. CITY CENTRE BRANCH COMPUTER LAB Wednesdays • May 16–June 6 4:00–5:00 pm

To register for one of these programs, please visit the Science AL!VE website atwww.sciencealive.ca and click on After School Programs near the top of the page. Once you find the correct listing, click on it, then follow the registration instructions. coqlibrary.ca

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SCHOOL SUCCESS Club Diginista: Scratch for Teens

Club Diginista: Sphero

Girls aged 12 to 15 are invited to learn the block coding program Scratch from instructors Rana Al-Sammarraie and Colleen Penrowley.

Instructors Rana Al-Sammarraie and Colleen Penrowley will teach girls aged 10 to 12 how to program Sphero robots.

To register, please contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca with the name, age, phone number and email address of the registrant.

To register, please contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca with the name, age, phone number and email address of the registrant.

This program is a partnership with Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities.

This program is a partnership with Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities.

CITY CENTRE BRANCH COMPUTER LAB Saturdays • May 12–June 30 1:30–2:30 pm

CITY CENTRE BRANCH COMPUTER LAB Saturdays • May 12–June 30 3:00–4:00 pm

Science Expo is back! Students displaying the best exhibits will share $2,100 in prize money, with awards given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each grade category: Elementary (4–5) • Middle (6–8) Junior (9–10) • Senior (11–12) Submit your project proposal by Monday, April 16. For details, see coqlibrary.ca/sci-expo Coquitlam Public Library Science Expo 2018: Thursday, May 10 • 3:30–8:00 pm coqlibrary.ca

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YOUTH PROGRAMS Free Comic Book Day Celebrate Free Comic Book Day by choosing a free comic produced for the occasion by some of the world’s best comic writers and artists. Come early if you can! Free comics are available while supplies last. CITY CENTRE BRANCH & POIRIER BRANCH Saturday, May 5 • While supplies last!

Teen Poetry Slam Teen poets in grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 are encouraged to perform an original poem in three minutes or less. Prizes for best performance will be valued at $50, $30 and $20 for first, second and third place. To join the slam, poets can register in advance by contacting librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca. They are also welcome to register at the door. Everyone is invited to drop in and watch the performances. Snacks and drinks will be served. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOMS 136 & 137 Thursday, April 26 6:30–8:30 pm

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Teen Quiz Night Relax with friends and answer general interest questions at our annual Teen Quiz Night. For teams of teens in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Win prizes! Register a team of 2–6 members by contacting librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca or 604-554-7339 with the members’ names and grades. Drinks and snacks will be provided. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOMS 136 & 137 Thursday, June 28 6:30–8:30 pm 8


YOUTH SUMMER READING CLUBS B.C. Summer Reading Club Starting June 1, register at the Help Desk for the annual B.C. Summer Reading Club, meant for kids from birth through grade 5. Kids 3 and under will receive a Read to Me booklet. Kids 4 and up will get a folding Motion Commotion! booklet with space to record 7 weeks of reading. Everyone who meets and completes the reading challenge will earn a beautiful SRC medal at the end of the summer.

Summer Reading Club Kick-off Party! Drop in, register for the club, and participate in activities that celebrate the beginning of the summer reading season. Check the library website for details. POIRIER BRANCH Saturday, June 23 • 10:00–11:30 am CITY CENTRE BRANCH Saturday, June 23 • 2:00–3:30 pm

Middle Schoolers ONLY Summer Reading Club If you are finishing grade 5, 6, 7 or 8 this year, you can register for the Middle Schoolers ONLY Summer Reading Club at the Help Desk starting June 1. Fill in a review form for each book and graphic novel you read over the summer, then submit your reviews to the Help Desk. You will automatically win a prize for your first review. Subsequent reviews will be drawn at random throughout the summer for a chance to win additional prizes. For more information, contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca coqlibrary.ca

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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 am StrongStart at Maillard Middle School 1300 Rochester Avenue (Sept. through June, when school is in session)

• 9:00–10:00 am StrongStart at Riverview Park Elementary 700 Clearwater Way (Sept. through June, when school is in session)

• 10:45 am–12:00 pm Place Maillardville 1200 Cartier Avenue (Sept. through June, when school is in session) Please note: no service March 28 and April 25

• 10:30 am–12:00 pm Galloway Park 3404 Galloway Avenue

12:15–12:45 pm Closed for lunch • 1:00–2:00 pm StrongStart at Mundy Road Elementary 2200 Austin Avenue (Sept. through June, when school is in session) Thursdays • 10:30 am–1:00 pm Tri-City Family Place 3435 Victoria Drive • 1:30–2:30 pm StrongStart at Meadowbrook Elementary 900 Sharpe Street (Sept. through June, when school is in session)

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12:15–12:45 pm Closed for lunch • 1:00–2:00 pm Burke Mountain Firehall 3501 David Avenue Saturdays • 10:30 am–1:00 pm Cottonwood Park 672 Aspen Street

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

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ADULT PROGRAMS Tiny Stories Contest

Tiny Stories Workshop

Can you pack vivid descriptions, original characters and surprising plot twists into a narrative small enough to fit in a status update? We want to read your tiny stories!

Want to enter our Tiny Stories Contest? Looking for ideas or wondering how to craft your ideas into a paragraph-sized story?

The contest runs May 1–June 15. Prizes to be announced! Categories are: • Child (up to 10 years old) • Teen (11–15) • Young Adult (16–18) • Adult (19 and up) Before entering, read all of the rules at www.coqlibrary.ca/home/tiny-stories-contest Send entries and questions by email to contest coordinator Katie Oke at tinystoriescpl@gmail.com

Join us as local writer Rebecca Wood Barrett leads you through a series of playful writing exercises that will help spark ideas, and lead you to create bite-sized stories complete with captivating characters and pithy plots—all in 420 characters or less! Space is limited. Sign up for this free program online at www.coqlibrary.ca or call the Help Desk at 604-554-7323. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 136 Thursday, May 3 7:00–8:30 pm

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Canadian Mental Health Week is May 7–13 Dementia Friends Presented by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Please see the Adult Program page of our website for more details. POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Wednesday, May 9 2:00–3:30 pm coqlibrary.ca

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ADULT PROGRAMS

Be a Social Media Ambassador

Quiz Night

Love the library? Sign up to become a Coquitlam Public Library Social Media Ambassador, and you can help us spread the word about all the great things happening in your library!

If your brain is bursting with knowledge of history, geography, current events, literature and other trivia, show off your skills at the Friends of Coquitlam Public Library Society’s Quiz Night.

Just go to our website and fill out a short and simple form. Then, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.

Participate in teams of 8—either form a group with 7 friends or sign up individually and we will place you with a team.

Share what you love about your library and use the hashtag #CPLAmbassador. Talk about a program or event, what you’re reading, or whatever the library means to you. The sky’s the limit!

Funds raised will go towards STEM programming for children, with a focus on robotics and coding.

Buy tickets at the Help Desk at either branch or phone the library at 604-937-4130.

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In return, we will include your endorsements in our social media and other publicity materials. You will also get the chance to sneak preview our new Virtual Reality equipment, and star in one of our upcoming instructional videos.

Tickets are $25.00 each and include coffee, dessert, and a chance to win draw prizes.

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Adult Summer Reading Club Why should the kids have all the fun? This year’s theme is Choose Your Own Adventure! Participants can choose their own level of difficulty. Each book read is eligible for an entry in our grand prize draw. Please check the library website for details. June 1–August 31 coqlibrary.ca

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TECH TALK Tech Training Are you new to computers, or looking to build on essential skills? Each Tech Training class will focus on a specific topic and cover some of your most-asked questions. Choose the session that interests you, or attend both. Basic keyboarding and mouse skills are required. 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 Cyber Security

Microsoft Word II

Learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of cyber crimes.

Build on your basic Microsoft Word 2010 skills and learn to use features such as templates, tables, and inserting pictures.

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • COMPUTER LAB Thursday, May 24 • 2:00–3:00 pm

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

CITY CENTRE BRANCH • COMPUTER LAB Thursday, June 21 • 2:00–3:00 pm CITY CENTRE BRANCH • INNOVATION HUB Fridays 2:00–4:00 pm

Tech Club Tech Club is for adults who are curious about technology. Improve your computer skills and learn how to have more fun and less frustration online. Registration is required—go to our website to sign up online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.

Introduction to 3D Design

Introduction to Coding with Scratch

Introduction to Robots—Sphero Sprk+

Learn how to customize a 3D printed object using browserbased 3D design software TinkerCAD. After the class you can tour the 3D printing lab at our weekly open house.

Learn the basics of coding using block based Scratch coding.

Use block coding to make our Sphero robots move, light up and make noise. You must bring your own bluetooth enabled smart phone or tablet to download the free Sphero Edu app.

CITY CENTRE BRANCH COMPUTER LAB Friday, April 6 2:00–3:00 pm coqlibrary.ca

CITY CENTRE BRANCH COMPUTER LAB Friday, May 4 2:00–3:00 pm

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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 pm

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

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

Please note: groups do not meet on public holidays.

POIRIER BRANCH • Wednesdays 10:30 am–12:00 pm

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.

ESL Book Club 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 our monthly ESL Book Club. The ESL Book Club is led by English-speaking volunteers from the Soroptimists International. To register, please email librarian Janice Williams at jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Thursdays • 1:00–2:15 pm Next meeting: April 12 coqlibrary.ca

Summer Reading Club for Adult Learners Adults at an intermediate ESL reading level (LINC 4 and up) are invited to join our Adult Learner Summer Reading Club. Between June 11 and August 2, read books at your ESL level in English and write a short review for each book. You can win prizes and receive a certificate! Register at the Help Desk at either branch beginning June 11. For more information, contact librarian Janice Williams: jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca or 604-554-7337. 14


NEWCOMERS

Library Champions

LIBRARY CHAMPIONS

Are you a new immigrant looking for: • Canadian volunteer work experience? • better communication skills? • more confidence? • new friends? • a better understanding of your community?

The Library Champions project offers all of these things and much more! To be a Library Champion, you must be 19 years or older, and a permanent resident but NOT yet a Canadian Citizen. Register online at www.coqlibrary.ca on the Adult Programs page, or phone 604-554-7323. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • BOARD ROOM Thursday, April 26 • 10:00–11:30 am

Learn English with Pronunciator Improve your English skills from the comfort of your own home with Pronunciator!

Library Champions Book Club Newcomers who read at an intermediate ESL level and up are invited to try our monthly Library Champions Book Club. Meet new people and discuss books in a friendly setting. To register or for more information, email librarian Janice Williams at jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca The Library Champions Book Club meets on the first or second Wednesday of the month. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • BOARD ROOM 7:15–8:30 pm coqlibrary.ca

Designed for all ages and learning levels, Pronunciator is a great way to learn a new language online and at your own pace. With text, audio and video, Pronunciator offers vocabulary, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, spelling, writing, and pronunciation lessons. Your English lessons can be taught in 51 languages, including Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin), Arabic, Korean, Persian or Spanish. To use Pronunciator, go to the library website and click on Digital Content. Find Pronunciator under Featured eResources. 15


Library Link See schedule online at coqlibrary.ca or on page 10 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 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

• Friday, March 30

City Centre Branch Open 10 am–5 pm

Poirier Branch Closed

• Sunday, April 1 • Monday, April 2

Open 10 am–5 pm Open 10 am–5 pm

Closed Closed

• Sunday, May 20 • Monday, May 21

Open 10 am–5 pm Open 10 am–5 pm

Closed Closed

Monday–Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

HOLIDAY HOURS

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