MAPLE RIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

130-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5Z6
Phone (604) 467-7417
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Upcoming Holiday Closures:

Remembrance Day:Tuesday, Nov 11th, 2014
Christmas Day:Thursday, Dec 25th, 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 Thursday October 23

Everyone

How to Write a Novel in a Month
Friday, Oct 24
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you have a novel in your head you can’t find the time to write? It sounds crazy, but thousands of people around the world write a novel in a month every November. Join us in the Teen Area to learn about National Novel Writing month, the writing process, how you can get started, and what supports are out there to help you fill those pages.

The Doctor Lands at the Library
Saturday, Oct 25
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Grab your sonic screwdriver and run to the Maple Ridge Public Library to celebrate the return of The Doctor. Create fun crafts and colourful creations of your favourite characters, and show us your Whovian love with your best Dr. Who poses in our themed photo booth. If you want to dress up, we’d love to see it. All ages welcome!

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!

Festival of Lights
Saturday, Nov 8
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Diwali is one of the most vibrant events on the Indian calendar. Join the library, Family Education and Support Centre, and Interfaith Building Bridges to learn about the customs of this joyous day, enjoy classic dance performances, taste Indian food and much more.

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
Thursday, Nov 13 - Saturday, Nov 15
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
10:00 am - 8:30 pm

Readers of all ages are sure to find books to please both taste and budget! Enjoy the longer autumn nights curled up with your book sales finds and your favourite warm beverage, all while supporting your library at the same time!

Thursday, November 13 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, November 14 from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.

World Films
Tuesday, Oct 7 - Tuesday, Nov 4
Tuesdays
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. Please contact the main floor information desk to ask for a schedule. Admission is free.

It Won't Byte
Tuesday, Nov 4
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 October 13.

Imagine Iceland
Wednesday, Nov 12
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join photographers Steve Pelton, Jim Cammozi, and Kim Kamstra as they recount their 19 days of travel through the breathtaking landscape of Iceland in 2012. The travelers will share stories of their adventures, along with their own unique perceptions of this remote land of contrasts as captured by their camera lenses.

Canoe Crossings
Saturday, Nov 22
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration appreciated

Join author Sanford Osler for a fascinating look at the ancient and seemingly simple watercraft that helped shape British Columbia. Sanford has been involved with canoes from childhood and has paddled in virtually all the types of craft covered in his new book Canoe Crossings. He’ll share beautiful images and other highlights from his book, including stories about colourful local canoeing characters. Canoe Crossings will appeal to anyone who has ever sought adventure, found solace, or seen beauty in a canoe.

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.

Teens

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meetings
Wednesday, Sep 17 - Wednesday, Nov 19
Third Wednesday of the month
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration required

Have some input into what happens at the library this year, and earn volunteer work experience hours at the same time! TAG membership looks great on your resume too. Members organize programs for teens, volunteer as reading buddies and help with other library events. Refreshments provided. Ask for a TAG application form at the second floor information desk. 

Student Job Search Workshops
Tuesday, Sep 23 - Monday, Nov 10
Sep 23, Oct 24, & Nov 10
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration required

Your resumé and cover letter is your sales brochure. These workshops, presented by the WorkBC Employment Services Centre and the Maple Ridge Public Library, will help with your job search and to create resumés and cover letters that employers will notice. If you have a current resumé, please either send it to yourself at a web-based email or save it to a USB stick and bring it along with you.  For students aged 15 to 30. Space is limited. To register, please call the Maple Ridge Public Library or visit the information desk. (Workshops will take place at WorkBC, located next to the library at 170-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road.)

Kids

Babytime
Monday, Sep 8 - Monday, Nov 24
Mondays (excluding Oct 13)
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, 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.

Reading Buddies
Monday, Sep 29 - Monday, Nov 24
Mondays (exluding Oct 13)
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Registration required

The Reading Buddies program pairs elementary school children with high school students for 45 minutes of reading practice each week. Partners meet on Mondays after school. For kids in grades 1 to 3. Register beginning September 1.

The Great Egg Drop
Friday, Oct 24
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration required

In honor of National Science and Technology week, we challenge you to put your scientific engineering skills to the test. Create a container to protect an egg for a 25 foot drop, and then test your invention in the foyer of the library! All materials supplied. For kids in grades 3 to 7. Register beginning September 16.

Halloween Franken-Toy Workshop
Wednesday, Oct 29
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration required

Join us for our first ever toy-hacking event! Create your very own Franken-Toy by taking apart old toys and sticking them together into something new. Bring your own old toys, or use ours. For ages 8 and up. Register beginning October 1.

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.

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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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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