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:

Long Weekend:Sunday, Feb 8th, 2015
Family Day:Monday, Feb 9th, 2015

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 Saturday January 31

Everyone

Service Canada Youth Programs
Friday, Feb 27
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration appreciated

Join a Citizens Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many federal programs available for youth, ages 15-30. You will hear about the Federal Student Work Experience program, Canada Student loans and grants, Apprenticeship Incentive and Completion Grants, and the new Canada Apprenticeship Loan.

Adults

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.


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.

Stress and Arthritis
Thursday, Feb 19
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration appreciated

Learn about the causes of stress, the impact it can have on your body, and how it interacts with arthritis. Discover strategies to manage stress and its effects.

Local Voices
Wednesday, Feb 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In 2014 Maple Ridge celebrated 140 years as a community and started a new era by achieving official city status. This series celebrates the City of Maple Ridge, past and present, through the voices of our citizens. Presented by the Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission and Historical Society, the Maple Ridge Family History Group, Golden Ears Writers, and the library.

Quiz Night
Saturday, Feb 28
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Registration required

Maple Ridge Friends of the Library once again host their popular Quiz Night, an evening of fun, trivia, prizes and snacks. Tickets are $10 each. Come alone or form a team of up to 8 members. Register beginning January 5.

It Won't Byte
Thursday, Mar 5
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Registration appreciated

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


This program will take place at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Centre.

Sleep Healthy
Thursday, Mar 19
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration appreciated

Good sleep is essential to a healthy life. Join occupational therapist Julie Boswell from Golden Ears Physiotherapy to learn about the sleep cycle, sleep routine and how personal and environmental factors can impact healthy sleep. She will explore strategies and tools to help you get the best sleep possible.

Local Voices
Wednesday, Mar 25
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In 2014 Maple Ridge celebrated 140 years as a community and started a new era by achieving official city status. This series celebrates the City of Maple Ridge, past and present, through the voices of our citizens. Presented by the Maple Ridge Community Heritage Commission and Historical Society, the Maple Ridge Family History Group, Golden Ears Writers, and the library.

Teens

Student Job Search Workshop: Part 2
Tuesday, Mar 17
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Registration required

Your resume and cover letter are your sales brochure. These workshops, presented by the WorkBC Employment Services Centre and the library, will help with your job search and to create a resume and cover letter that employers will notice. For students aged 15 to 30. Space is limited. Workshops will take place at WorkBC, at 170 - 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road.

Kids

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.

Family Movie Afternoon
Monday, Mar 9
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 The LEGO Movie (rated G).

Magician Matthew Johnson
Wednesday, Mar 11
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join us as award-winning magician Matthew Johnson weaves his hilarious spell over the library! Matthew’s show is a highly entertaining and interactive blend of magic, juggling, comedy and music. He has performed all over the world and now he is here to add some magic to your spring break. Don’t miss this show that will be great fun for the whole family!

Fairytale Fun Puppet Show
Monday, Mar 16
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join library staff and our smallest stars - our talented puppets - for a morning of wacky tales, silly songs and lots and lots of laughs.

Collage-a-thon!
Wednesday, Mar 18
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Spring Break with a collage-a-thon! Create your own masterpiece with paper, fabric, glue and more. For kids ages 5 and up.

Reading Buddies (Spring Session)
Monday, Mar 23 - Monday, May 11
Mondays, Mar 23, 30, Apr 13, 20, 37, May 4, 11
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 March 2.

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

FVRL is excited to announce the appointment of Scott Hargrove as CEO. Learn more.

White Rock Library is replacing its windows throughout January. Please note that parts of the library may be closed during the installation.

City of Langley Library's outside book drop is closed. To drop your materials off after hours please visit any of the Langley Township libraries.

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