MAPLE RIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5Z6
Phone (604) 467-7417
Fax (604) 467-7404
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Fully Accessible  WiFi Available  Book Drop  Self-Check Book Drop  Public Internet Stations Available  Colour Copier  Black & White Printer  Meeting Room(s) Available

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Upcoming Holiday Closures:

Christmas Day:Thursday, Dec 25th, 2014
Boxing Day:Friday, Dec 26th, 2014

Monday
10am - 9pm
Tuesday
10am - 9pm
Wednesday
10 am - 9pm
Thursday
10am - 9pm
Friday
10am - 9pm
Saturday
10am - 5pm
Sunday
1pm - 5pm

Today's Date is Tuesday November 25

Everyone

Come Write In: National Novel Writing Month
Friday, Nov 7 - Friday, Dec 5
Fridays
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

November is National Novel Writing Month! To assist our local writers working on this daunting task, we are opening-up our Teen Area every Friday evening in November to provide space for like-minded writers to ply their trade together. Come meet other writers and enjoy the motivating effects of shared suffering peer alignment!

Family Literacy Day - 15 Minutes of Fun!
Saturday, Jan 24
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Family Literacy Day demonstrates how families can learn, play and have fun together while developing literacy skills in just “15 Minutes of Fun” a day! Join us for a playful afternoon filled with activities, performances, contests and prizes!

Adults

Drop-in Computer Help
Monday, Sep 8 - Monday, Dec 8
Mondays
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you already know how to use a computer, but have a few questions, need some practice, want to fill in the gaps in your knowledge, or get help with your new eReader or tablet, drop in and benefit from library staff expertise.

eReaders and Tablets
Wednesday, Nov 26
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you overwhelmed by the variety of eReaders and tablets available or confused about which ones work with the library? Then this information session is for you! Stop by the library to learn what devices are compatible with your local library.

It Won't Byte
Tuesday, Dec 2
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration required

Do all the new hand-held tech toys confuse you? Bring those gadgets (cell phones, cameras, eReaders, laptops, etc.) and let the technically gifted members of the library’s Teen Advisory Group explain how they work and what they do. Register beginning November 10.

Many Candles: Interfaith Dialogue Series - Sacred Texts 101
Wednesday, Dec 3
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Community members from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds gather to discuss topics that matter. This presentation will be followed by an opportunity for dialogue and audience participation. Come with an open mind and an open heart! In this session you will explore the stark contrasts and diversity of the sacred texts that exist among the world’s living religious traditions and spiritual pathways with representatives from other beliefs.

Adult Evening Christmas Celebration
Wednesday, Dec 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Silvertones and other special guests for our traditional evening of Christmas stories, songs and celebration. Refreshments will be served.

Drop-in Tech Help
Monday, Jan 5 - Monday, Apr 27
Mondays
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to use your tablet, laptop, or eReader to do things online you've always wanted to try. These practical hands-on sessions with library staff are designed  for anyone with a device they can bring to the library, as well as those wanting to use a library computer.


Downloading eBooks
Thursday, Jan 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to borrow free eBooks and audiobooks through FVRL OverDrive, 3M Cloud Library, and OneClickdigital. This workshop is designed for anyone with a device they can bring to the library.

World Films
Tuesday, Jan 20 - Tuesday, Feb 24
Tuesdays: Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Bring your friends and spend a relaxing evening at the library with a must-see world film. Friends of the Library will sell refreshments at intermission. Contact the main floor information desk for a movie schedule.

Teens

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Wednesday, Jan 21 - Wednesday, May 20
Wednesdays: Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration required

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) members organize library programs for teens, volunteer as reading buddies and help with other events. The meetings are fun and always include snacks! TAG membership looks great on resumes and college applications. Volunteer hours are granted for all TAG activities. Apply at the library, new members welcome!

 

Kids

Storytime
Tuesday, Sep 9 - Friday, Dec 5
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays (excluding Sept 12 & Nov 11)
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Holiday Crafts Workshop
Friday, Nov 28
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Time to get ready for the holidays! Drop by the library to make cool crafts to decorate your home and share with friends. For school aged children.

Christmas Movie
Wednesday, Dec 3
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Looking for something to do with the whole family? Join us at the library for our afternoon showing of Arthur Christmas. Rated PG. All ages welcome.

Night Time Tales: Christmas Countdown
Thursday, Dec 11
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so come and join us for an evening of holiday songs, rhymes, stories and a special Christmas puppet show.

Babytime
Monday, Jan 5 - Monday, Apr 27
Mondays (excluding Feb 9, Apr 6)
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills - enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

Storytime
Tuesday, Jan 6 - Thursday, Apr 30
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays (excluding Apr 3)
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.


Reading Buddies (Winter Session)
Monday, Jan 12 - Monday, Mar 2
Mondays: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 16, 23, Mar 2
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Registration required

Do you have a child in grades 1 to 3 who would like to be a better reader? Your child will be matched with a teen volunteer to read with. Reading Buddies is a great way to get extra reading practice! Register beginning November 24.

Kids Chess Club
Thursday, Jan 15 - Thursday, Feb 19
Thursdays, Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Calling all chess enthusiasts! Sharpen your skills and meet other players. Participants must know all the pieces, how to check and check mate and be able to play on their own. Members of the Teen Advisory Council will be on hand to help. For kids in Grades 3 to 7.

Maple Ridge Public Library

Community of Maple Ridge

Community Librarian

Jo-Ann Sleiman
tel: 604-467-7417
fax: 604-467-7404

Library Manager

Teresa MacLeod
130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Rd.
Maple Ridge, B.C.
V2X 5Z6

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NEWS

City of Langley Library is getting a new look in conjunction with the Timms Community Centre renewal project. The library will be open regular hours during the renovation! However, the exterior book drop is closed. Please visit any of the Langley Township libraries to drop your materials off after hours.

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