COQUITLAM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Programs & Events Julyâ€“September 2018
TABLE OF CONTENTS What’s Happening at Coquitlam Public Library BC Culture Days–Feel the Beat! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library Link Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canada Day Celebrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Family Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summer Reading Clubs & Summer Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tech Talk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Programs for English Language Learners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library Hours and Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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BC Culture Days Celebration— Feel the Beat! Everyone is invited to enjoy an afternoon of drumming performances in celebration of BC Culture Days. All ages are welcome. Registration is not needed—just drop in! CITY CENTRE BRANCH Saturday, September 29 2:00–4:00 pm coqlibrary.ca
LIBRARY LINK Get a free library card, then borrow books and movies in our friendly little library on wheels. Wednesdays • 9:30–11:30 am Mackin Park 1046 Brunette Avenue • 12:00–1:30 pm Blue Mountain Park 975 King Albert Avenue Thursdays • 10:30 am–12:00 pm Tri-City Family Place 3435 Victoria Drive (at Victoria Hall) • 12:45–2:00 pm Mountain View Park 751 Smith Avenue Fridays • 9:30 am–12:30 pm Galloway Park 3404 Galloway Avenue • 1:00–2:00 pm Burke Mountain Fire Hall 3501 David Avenue 1:30–2:00 pm
Families with children from 0–3 years old are invited to drop in to our Tiny Tots Story Time for songs, rhymes, bounces & stories.
Saturdays • 10:30 am–1:00 pm Mountain View Park 751 Smith Avenue
Visit the Library Link at Neighbourhood Nights! 6:00–8:00 pm • Thursday, July 5 Blue Mountain Park 975 King Albert Avenue • Thursday, July 19 Rochester Park 1390 Rochester Avenue • Thursday, July 26 Bramblewood Park 2875 Panorama Drive • Thursday, August 2 Mundy Park 641 Hillcrest Street • Thursday, August 23 Victoria Park 3435 Victoria Drive
CELEBRATE CANADA DAY! Join one of the top festivals in Metro Vancouver and visit our library on wheels. Check out our services, including eBooks, streaming movies, 3D printing and custom buttons! TOWN CENTRE PARK 1299 PINETREE WAY Sunday, July 1 12:00–6:00 pm
Please check the library’s website or phone 604-554-7323 for the most current Library Link schedule. coqlibrary.ca
BABY TIME & 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!
Summer Story Times Story Time for Tiny Tots (0–3 years old) CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Tuesdays • 11:00–11:30 am July 3–August 14 • Thursdays • 11:00–11:30 am July 5–August 16
Saturday Story Time for Tiny Tots (0–3 years old) CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Saturdays • 10:30–11:00 am July 7–August 11
• Fridays • 11:00–11:30 am July 6–August 17 POIRIER BRANCH • Thursdays • 10:30–11:00 am July 5–August 16
Preschool Story Time (4–5 years old)
CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Tuesdays • 10:15–10:45 am July 3–August 14 • Thursdays • 10:15–10:45 am July 5–August 16 POIRIER BRANCH • Fridays • 10:30–11:00 am July 6–August 17
STORIES GALORE AND MORE! Follow our story tellers to Stories Galore and More! for stories, puppets, crafts and lots of fun in local parks! This free, drop-in program runs from July 3–August 9. Tuesdays • 12:00–1:00 pm Princeton Park • 1398 Marguerite Street Wednesdays • 12:00–1:00 pm Blue Mountain Park • 975 King Albert Avenue Thursdays • 12:00–1:00 pm Mountain View Park • 751 Smith Avenue Presented by Tri-Cities Literacy Committee We thank The Vancouver Sun Raise-a-Reader and Decoda Literacy Solutions for supporting this program.
FAMILYTIME BABY 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!
Fall Story Times Baby Time
(0–2 years old) CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Tuesdays • 11:00–11:30 am September 11–October 16 November 6–December 11
Saturday Story Time for Tiny Tots (0–3 years old)
Toddler Story Time
CITY CENTRE BRANCH Saturdays • 10:30–11:00 am September 15–October 20 November 10–December 15
CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Tuesdays • 10:15–10:45 am September 11–October 16 November 6–December 11
(2–3 years old)
• Thursdays • 11:00–11:30 am September 13–October 18 November 8–December 13
• Fridays • 10:15–10:45 am September 14–October 19 November 9–December 14
• Fridays • 11:00–11:30 am September 14–October 19 November 9–December 14
POIRIER BRANCH • Mondays • 10:30–11:00 am September 10–October 15 November 5–December 10
POIRIER BRANCH • Tuesdays • 10:30–11:00 am September 11–October 16 November 6–December 11 • Fridays • 10:30–11:00 am September 14–October 19 November 9–December 14
Preschool Story Time (4–5 years old)
CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Thursdays • 10:15–10:45 am September 13–October 18 November 8–December 13
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YOUTH SUMMER READING CLUBS B.C. Summer Reading Club Register at the Help Desk for the B.C. Summer Reading Club, 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 medal.
Medal Awards Ceremonies Collect a medal for working so hard as a reader this summer! If you can’t make it to any of the ceremonies, you can pick up your medal at either library branch, or the Library Link, after August 18. CITY CENTRE BRANCH Saturday, August 18 10:30–11:30 am or 1:30–2:30 pm POIRIER BRANCH Saturday, September 8 10:30–11:30 am or 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Middle Schoolers ONLY Summer Reading Club If you finished grade 5, 6, 7 or 8 this year, you can register for the Middle Schoolers ONLY Summer Reading Club at the Help Desk. 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 email@example.com or 604-554-7339. coqlibrary.ca
SUMMER LEARNING From the start of July through the second week of August, the library will hold educational activities for school-aged children every Tuesday at the Poirier Branch, and every Wednesday at the City Centre Branch. Shhh! Don’t tell your parents—these programs are lots of fun, too! Vancouver Puppet Theatre Puppeteer Viktor Barkar provides a high-energy show using an array of original puppets. POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Tuesday, July 3 • 10:30 am CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOMS 136 & 137 Wednesday, July 4 • 1:30 pm Urban Safari Rescue Society
OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society Meet a beautiful bird of prey! POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Tuesday, July 17 • 10:30 am CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOMS 136 & 137 Wednesday, July 18 • 1:30 pm Burnaby Summer Theatre Presents: Dragcula
See and learn about all sorts of animals.
A famous vampire tries to change his image to earn the acceptance of others.
POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Tuesday, July 10 • 10:30 am
POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Tuesday, July 24 • 10:30 am
CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOMS 136 & 137 Wednesday, July 11 • 1:30 pm
CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOMS 136 & 137 Wednesday, July 25 • 1:30 pm
Movie Screening: Coco While seeking to become a famous musician, a 12-year-old boy is accidentally transported to the land of the dead. POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Tuesday, July 31 • 10:30 am CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOMS 136 & 137 Wednesday, August 1 • 1:30 pm Imagination Fair Indulge your imagination by building, playing, and learning about neat technologies. POIRIER BRANCH NANCY BENNETT ROOM Tuesday, August 7 • 10:30 am CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOMS 136 & 137 Wednesday, August 8 • 1:30 pm
End of Summer Carnival! Come for carnival-style games. Win small prizes. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome. Drop in. No registration required. For more information, contact librarian Chris Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-554-7339. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Tuesday, August 28 • 1:30–3:00 pm coqlibrary.ca
SCHOOL SUCCESS • Sphero Robots for Kids and Parents: In this two-workshop program, children from grades 4–7 and a parent will learn tips and tricks for driving and programming a Sphero robot, then work together to solve puzzles, including piloting your robot through an obstacle course. Each parent-child pair should bring a compatible phone or tablet computer. This program is full. For more information, please contact librarian Chris Miller at email@example.com or 604-554-7339. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 136
Thursdays, July 12 & 19 • 4:00–5:30 pm
• Parlez-Nous Français: Fluent French speakers in grades 8–12 earn community service hours
while helping French Immersion students in grades 1–6 with pronunciation, vocabulary, reading and comprehension skills. To become a teen tutor, or to register a child in the program, please contact librarian Chris Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-554-7339. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM
Fridays • September 14–October 12 • 3:45–4:30 pm
• Movie Matinée: Black Panther: Toppled by an outsider, the king of a technologically advanced but secretive African nation fights to regain his throne. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film features Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira. (135 min., Marvel Studios, rated PG for violence and coarse language. Parental discretion is advised.) For school-aged children. Registration is not required. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Friday, August 17 • 1:30–3:45 pm
POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Friday, August 17 • 1:30–3:45 pm
• Stargazing: Join astronomer Bill Burnyeat for a chance to view the heavens through a telescope,
and learn about the night sky. For children, teens and adults. Families welcome. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we will move indoors for a slide-show. To register for this program, please phone Youth Services at 604-937-4142. POIRIER BRANCH • PARKING LOT
Wednesday & Thursday • September 19 & 20 • 7:00–8:30 pm
• Mystery-Building Workshops with Coquitlam Heritage: Build a mystery to stump
friends and family, or learn how to become a sleuth during your favourite mystery programs! Instructors from Live History will teach you the elements of a proper mystery while also teaching you a bit about local history. Register for this free program online at www.coquitlamheritage.ca/events. POIRIER BRANCH • NANCY BENNETT ROOM Thursday, August 23 • 1:00–2:00 pm For ages 10–13
CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Friday, August 24 • 1:00–2:00 pm For ages 13–16 8
TECH TALK Tech Training Are you new to computers, or looking to build on essential skills? Open to adults, 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 Learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of cyber crimes. CITY CENTRE BRANCH COMPUTER LAB Thursday, July 19 2:00–3:00 pm
Microsoft Word II
Introduction to Email
Learn the essential features of Microsoft Word 2010, including: inputting, editing and formatting text, copying and pasting, and saving files.
Discover the essential functions of email, including: sending, receiving and forwarding email, saving a contact, attaching documents and images, and printing.
CITY CENTRE BRANCH COMPUTER LAB Thursday, August 23 2:00–3:00 pm
CITY CENTRE BRANCH COMPUTER LAB Thursday, September 20 2:00–3:00 pm
Tech Club Tech Club is a monthly program for adults who are curious about technology. Bring your sense of fun and your enthusiasm to these beginner level classes and explore new technologies with us. Registration is required—go to our website to sign up online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.
Introduction to 3D Design 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. CITY CENTRE BRANCH COMPUTER LAB Friday, July 6 2:00–3:00 pm coqlibrary.ca
Hour of Code™ Learn the basics of coding in this fun and interactive class. CITY CENTRE BRANCH COMPUTER LAB Friday, August 10 2:00–3:00 pm
Introduction to Robots—Sphero Sprk+ Use block coding to make our new Sphero robots move, light up and make noise. Bring your own blue tooth enabled smart phone or tablet to download the free Sphero Edu app. CITY CENTRE BRANCH ROOM 136 Friday, September 7 2:00–3:00 pm 9
ADULT PROGRAMS 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 prize draw for a $50 Chapters gift card. Please check the library website for details. This club runs until August 31.
Dementia Friends As the population of our province ages, we will all be affected by dementia—as friends and family members, neighbours and people in the labour force. Discover how you can make your neighbourhood a better, safer place for people with dementia to live! To register, please phone the Help Desk: 604-554-7323. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOM 127 Wednesday, September 19 6:30–8:30 pm
An Evening with Tima Kurdi
Circa with Coquitlam Heritage
Local author Tima Kurdi talks about her book, The Boy on the Beach: My Family’s Escape from Syria and Our Hope for a New Home.
Join an interactive performance by Live History, in which you will meet Circa, a mysterious character from the past who has somehow ended up in the modern day. Learn about life in the past as you solve clues throughout the library to help Circa recover memories and uncover his or her identity.
Tima is the aunt of Alan Kurdi, whose body washed up on a Turkish beach in September 2015. The heartwrenching photo of her drowned nephew drew the world’s attention to the horrors of the Syrian refugee crisis. Come and hear her powerful story. Tima will sign copies of her book following the talk. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Wednesday, September 19 • 7:00–9:00 pm coqlibrary.ca
For people aged 15 and older. Register for this free program online at www.coquitlamheritage.ca/events. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • ROOMS 136 & 137 Friday, August 24 • 3:00–4:00 pm 10
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS ESL Book Club Newcomers who read at an intermediate ESL level and up are invited to join this monthly book club. Meet new people and discuss books in a friendly setting. To register or for more information, email librarian Janice Williams at email@example.com. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month. CITY CENTRE BRANCH • BOARD ROOM 7:15–8:30 pm
Summer Reading Club for Adult Learners Adults at an intermediate ESL reading level (LINC 3 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-554-7337.
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.
CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Saturdays • 12:00–1:30 pm Last meeting for summer on July 28. Restarts Sept. 15.
CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Fridays • 10:30 am–12:00 pm Last meeting for summer on July 20. Restarts Sept. 7. • Saturdays • 10:30 am–12:00 pm Last meeting for summer on Aug. 25. Restarts Sept. 15.
CITY CENTRE BRANCH • Mondays • 7:00–8:30 pm Last meeting for summer on Aug. 13. Restarts Sept. 10. POIRIER BRANCH • Wednesdays • 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Please note: groups do not meet on public holidays. Presented by Share Family and Community Services. Community partners and supporters: Port Coquitlam Parks and Recreation, City of Coquitlam, Coquitlam Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library and Port Moody Public Library.
Library Link See schedule online at coqlibrary.ca or on page 3 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
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, July 1
City Centre Branch Open 10 am–5 pm
Poirier Branch Closed
• Sunday, August 5 • Monday, August 6
Open 10 am–5 pm Open 10 am–5 pm
• Sunday, September 2 • Monday, September 3
Open 10 am–5 pm Closed