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COQUITLAM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Programs & Events April–June 2017

Como Lake, Coquitlam


Mental Health Week Canadian Mental Health Week is May 1–7. We are holding a series of programs to encourage everyone to learn, reflect, and talk about issues relating to mental health.

Tuesday, May 2 Healthy Brain, presented by Alzheimer Society of BC Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well! This workshop encourages you to actively engage in protecting and maintaining your brain. Learn strategies and set goals for improving the health of your mind, body and spirit. Anyone interested in brain health is welcome to attend. Registration is required. 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. 1:30–3:30 • Poirier Branch • Nancy Bennett Room Thursday, May 4 Youth Mental Health and Substance Abuse, presented by counsellors from SHARE’s Youth Substance Use Services Learn about the prevalence of youth mental health and substance use problems, and receive tips on building relationships with youth to prevent problems and/or provide support. For adults, parents, caregivers and youth-serving professionals. Registration is not required. 7:00–8:30 • City Centre Branch • Room 136 Friday, May 5 Getting to Know Dementia, presented by Alzheimer Society of BC This introductory session reviews information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and the challenges of receiving a diagnosis. Participants will learn about the different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, and how to begin planning for the future. People with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners and family members are all invited to attend—this session is not intended for a general audience. Registration is required. 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. 10:00–12:00 • City Centre Branch • Room 127


Wednesday, May 10 Mental Health and Employment The Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor from Fraser Health, representatives from New View Society and AVIA Employment Services will share their knowledge on employment and vocational guidance for mental disabilities in an informal discussion with the community. Everyone, especially employers, is welcome and registration is not required. 6:00–8:00 • City Centre Branch • Room 137 Friday, May 12 Meet and Greet with Tri-Cities Mental Health In this informal meeting, staff members from Tri-Cities Mental Health Centre will explain mental health services offered in the Tri-Cities and how to access them. In addition to English, there will be staff who speak Cantonese/Mandarin, Korean and Farsi to facilitate communication and answer your questions. Everyone is welcome and registration is not required. 此次活動提供國粵語、韓語、及伊朗語服務。 영어외에도, 중국어, 한국어, 이란어를 하는 직원이 여러분의 궁금증에 대답해 드립니다.

1:00–3:00 • City Centre Branch • Room 127

Third Biannual All Nations Festival—Coast Salish Stories We invite you to attend an Indigenous writer’s symposium featuring various leading Indigenous authors, including Lee Maracle. Coinciding with National Aboriginal Day, we look forward to showcasing the amazing contributions and resilience of Indigenous writers in their communities and across Canada. Indigenous writers will present their words and experiences to a mixed audience of Coquitlam readers and authors. In collaboration with Red Wolf Spirit Adventures Society and Coquitlam School District #43 Aboriginal Education. Everyone is welcome and registration is not required—just drop in! • City Centre Branch • Rooms 136 & 137 Saturday, June 17 • 11:00–3:00


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 Once you know the basics, make an appointment to use the equipment in the Innovation Hub. Please phone 604-554-7323 or email askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Teen Poetry Slam Teens in grades 8–12 compete for prizes in this annual performance poetry event. Each poet must perform one original poem in three minutes or less. To register, contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339 or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca. Everyone is welcome to drop in and watch the performances. • City Centre Branch • Room 137 Thursday, April 27 • 7:00–8:15

Free Comic Book Day! We are helping you celebrate Free Comic Book Day by giving you—you guessed it—a free comic! Limit of 1 comic per person please, as supplies are limited. Stay and answer trivia questions to win small prizes. Free Comic Book Day is an annual event organized by comics stores, publishers and distributors throughout North America. • City Centre Branch Saturday, May 6 • 10:00–5:00 or while supplies last • Poirier Branch • Help Desk Saturday, May 6 • 10:00–5:00 or while supplies last


Programs and Events for Children

Baby Time & Story Time Stories, songs, finger plays and rhymes help children experience group activity and gain prereading skills. Registration is not needed for these programs—just drop in!

Baby Time (for babies under two years old) • City Centre Branch Tuesdays • 11:00–11:30 April 18–May 23 Thursdays • 11:00–11:30 April 20–May 25 Fridays • 11:00–11:30 April 21–May 26

• Poirier Branch Tuesdays • 10:30–11:00 April 18–May 23 Fridays • 10:30–11:00 April 21–May 26

Story Times for Toddlers (for children 2–3 years old) • City Centre Branch Tuesdays • 10:15–10:45 April 18–May 23 Fridays • 10:15–10:45 April 21–May 26

Story Times for Preschoolers (for children 4–5 years old)

• Poirier Branch Mondays • 10:30–11:00 April 24–May 15

Saturday Story Times for Tiny Tots (for children under 3 years old)

• City Centre Branch • City Centre Branch Thursdays • 10:15–10:45 Saturdays • 10:30–11:00 April 20–May 25 April 22–May 27


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 and stories, milk and cookies. Kids, wear your PJs with pride! To register for this free program, please phone 604-554-7334.

• City Centre Branch • Room 127 Wednesday, April 12 • 7:00–7:45

한국 부모와 자녀를 위한 마더구스 Mother Goose for Korean Parents and Children This program is in Korean and is for parents and children five years old and under. For more information or to register, please phone 604-468-6101. • City Centre Branch Wednesdays • 10:00–11:30 May 17–July 5

등록 및 자세한 사항 문의는 김은주 604-468-6101 에게로 하시면 됩니다.

• 코퀴틀람 도서관, 시티센터 브랜치 매주 수요일 아침 10시 ~ 11시30분 5월 17일 ~ 7월 5일

Movie Matinée: Moana It’s Pro-D Day! Take a break from schoolwork and watch this Disney movie. A teenage girl embarks on an epic voyage that could change the future of her people. To complete it, however, she will need to enlist the help of a self-centred demigod. Voice acting by Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. (114 mins., rated G, 2016) Registration is not needed—just drop in. Preferential seating for kids aged 5 and up. • City Centre Branch • Rooms 136 & 137 Friday, April 21 • 1:30–3:25 • Poirier Branch • Nancy Bennett Room Friday, April 21 • 1:30–3:25


School Success Many of our homework help programs pair children with teen tutors. Younger students can improve their schoolwork with the help of a friendly teenager, while teens earn community service hours by doing fun and gratifying volunteer work.

Homework Help Need help with your homework? Teen tutors in grades 9–12 provide instructional help to kids in grades 1–6 who are struggling with their class assignments. To become a teen tutor, or to register your child in the program, please contact librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca or 604-554-7339. • City Centre Branch • Room 137 Fridays, April 28–June 2 • 3:45–4:30

Science Expo Celebrate knowledge and discovery with us at our second annual Science Expo. Marvel at projects by elementary, middle and high school students as they compete for award money, trophies, medals and prizes. Draws for door prizes will take place throughout the evening. • City Centre Branch Thursday, May 11 • 3:30–8:30 It isn’t too late to submit your project proposal! Our deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 18. Check our website for full details: www.coqlibrary.ca/sci-expo

Summer Reading Club Take a walk on the wild side this summer with the B.C. Summer Reading Club. Sign up at the Help Desk at either branch starting June 1. Or, join us at either branch on Saturday, June 24 for our annual kick-off party and register then. • City Centre Branch Saturday, June 24 • 2:00–3:30

Poirier Branch Saturday, June 24 • 10:00-11:30

Middle Schoolers ONLY Summer Reading Club Join our exclusive, independent reading club. We welcome kids who have finished grades 5, 6, 7 and 8… and no one else! Registration begins June 1.


Classical Music Appreciation Do you enjoy classical music? Join others who share your interests and listen to music, learn about composers, exchange thoughts and experience music together. Participation is encouraged. Bring your bag lunch and savour this sophisticated and complex art. Registration is not required for this free program—just drop in! • Poirier Branch • Nancy Bennett Room Fridays, April 21–June 23 • 11:30–12:30

Gwynne Dyer on the Trump Era Spend an evening with Gwynne Dyer, journalist, columnist, broadcaster and lecturer on international affairs. His new presentation, The Trump Era: Barking up the Wrong Tree, examines the larger implications of Mr. Trump’s election to the US presidency. Tickets are $10 per person, and will go on sale Monday, April 24. • City Centre Branch • Rooms 136 & 137 Thursday, May 25 • 7:00–8:30

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 ismat.simo@aviaemployment.ca. • City Centre Branch • Room 127 Career Exploration Wednesday, April 26 • 2:00–3:00

Salary Negotiation Wednesday, July 26 • 2:00–3:00

Job Search Roller Coaster Wednesday, May 31 • 2:00–3:00

Transferable Skills Wednesday, August 30 • 2:00–3:00

Mock Interviews Wednesday, June 28 • 2:00–3:00 Drop in to speak with an expert from Avia Employment Services at their information table between 3:00–5:00 every Tuesday in April, May and June.


Learn about Canada • Improve Your English Canadiana 101 Welcome to Canada! Find out what you need to know about this vast country in a series of classes for newcomers with LINC 4 English and up. Space is limited and priority will be given to participants who can attend all four classes. To register, please email librarian Janice Williams at jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca. • City Centre Branch History of Bilingualism and Faces of Multiculturalism Wednesday, May 31 • 10:00–12:00 Rights and Responsibilities Thursday, June 1 • 10:00–12:00 Three Levels of Government Wednesday, June 7 • 10:00–12:00 Canadian Symbols, Slang, Statutory Holidays and Heroes Thursday, June 8 • 10:00–12:00

Library Champions Book Club For adults who are learning English and are able to read at an intermediate ESL level and up. Meet others and discuss books in a friendly setting. Members meet on the first or second Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact librarian Janice Williams at 604-554-7337 or jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca. • City Centre Branch Wednesdays • 7:15–8:30

ESL Book Club Newcomers and intermediate ESL readers—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 jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca. • Poirier Branch • Board Room Thursdays • 10:00–11:15

Next meeting dates: April 20 • May 18 • June 15


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 jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca.

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. Space is limited. Groups for Beginner English Learners Groups for Intermediate English Learners • Tuesday • 10:00–11:30 a.m. Friendship Manor 114–1160 Johnson Street, Coquitlam Maximum: 25 people

• Tuesday • 7:00–8:30 p.m. Pinetree Community Centre 1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Maximum: 20 people

• Tuesday • 12:00–1:30 p.m. (no meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month) Friendship Manor 114–1160 Johnson Street, Coquitlam Maximum: 25 people

• Wednesday • 12:30–2:00 p.m. SHARE Mountain View Family Resource Centre 740 Smith Avenue, Coquitlam (at Robinson Street) Maximum: 15 people

• Saturday • 12:00–1:30 p.m. Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Maximum: 25 people 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 www.sharesociety.ca. Under Programs, click on Inclusive Communities, then English Practice Groups.

• Wednesday • 3:00–4:30 p.m. SHARE Mountain View Family Resource Centre 740 Smith Avenue, Coquitlam (at Robinson Street) Maximum: 15 people • Friday • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Maximum: 25 people • Saturday • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Maximum: 25 people


Groups for Intermediate / Advanced English Learners • Monday • 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Friendship Manor 114–1160 Johnson Street, Coquitlam Maximum: 25 people

• Thursday • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Terry Fox Library 2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam Maximum: 25 people

• Tuesday • 12:30–2:00 p.m. Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex (Wilson Centre) 2150 Wilson Avenue, Port Coquitlam Maximum: 20 people

• Friday • 9:30–11:00 p.m. Port Moody Public Library 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody Maximum: 25 people

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.

Enjoy unlimited access to the New York Times anywhere you have an Internet connection, compliments of Coquitlam Public Library! To read this iconic newspaper, go to www.coqlibrary.ca and click Digital Content. Login with your library card, click New York Times, then Redeem. You will need to register the first time you use it. We have also added The New York Times Book Review to our collection. Drop in to the Silent Reading Lounge at the Poirier Branch to browse this influential weekly magazine, which features reviews of current non-fiction and fiction books. Find your next great read here!

Tiny Stories Contest The end.

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 contest runs May 15–June 30. You could win a prize!

RULES 1. The story must be 420 characters or fewer—including spaces and punctuation 2. Up to three entries per author 3. Before entering, read all of the rules at www.coqlibrary.ca/home/tiny-stories-contest


Library Link Is in Your Neighbourhood

Get a free library card, then borrow books and movies in our friendly little library on wheels. Place Maillardville 1200 Cartier Avenue Wednesdays • 10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Cottonwood Park 672 Aspen Street Saturdays • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Note: Library Link will not be at Cottonwood Park on Saturday, May 27

Tri-City Family Place 3435 Victoria Drive Thursdays • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Note: Library Link will not be at Tri-City Family Place on Thursday, April 20 Galloway Park 3404 Galloway Avenue Fridays • 10:30–11:30 a.m.

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

Library Link See schedule at: www.coqlibrary.ca

City Centre Branch 1169 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC V3B 6X1 604-554-7323

Poirier Branch 575 Poirier Street Coquitlam, BC V3J 6A9 604-937-4141

www.coqlibrary.ca

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