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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Upcoming Holiday Closures:

Good Friday:Friday, Apr 3rd, 2015
Long Weekend:Sunday, Apr 5th, 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 Wednesday March 04

Everyone

Cherry Blossom Festival
Saturday, Apr 11
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The coming of cherry blossoms heralds the beginning of spring in Japan and initiates a season of festivities with family and friends. The library joins the Maple Ridge Japanese Language School to celebrate this year’s blossoming cherry trees with traditional Japanese food, drinks and crafts.

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.


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.

Understanding Osteoarthritis
Thursday, Apr 16
Thursdays, Feb 19, Apr 16
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration appreciated

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Early intervention is the key to managing this disease. Learn about how it effects your joints, how to adapt exercise and activities to protect joints and nutrition and weight management.

Patient Rights - the First Step in Advance Care Planning
Tuesday, Apr 21
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration appreciated

Did you know that the Canadian Medical Association recommends everyone develop an advance care plan? Knowing your rights as a patient is an important part of this process. Join Dying with Dignity Canada for an informative program presented about your rights and how you can plan for your future medical care.

Local Voices
Wednesday, Apr 22
Wednesdays, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22
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.

Drop-In Tech Help
Monday, May 4 - Monday, Aug 31
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.

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.


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.

Toilet Tales
Wednesday, Apr 22
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Registration required

Is toilet training number one and number two on your list of things to do? Then come to a fun storytime for parents and children, with potty-related songs, poems and books. Register beginning March 25.

Recycling Relay
Friday, Apr 24
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Ridge Meadows Recycling Society and the library to celebrate Earth Day with the Recycling Relay. Children will be divided into teams to work their way through five fun activity stations which are based on the Ridge Meadows Recycling sorting system. For kids in Grades 1 to 7.

Storytime
Friday, May 1 - Friday, May 22
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - May 1 to May 22
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.

Babytime
Monday, May 4 - Monday, May 11
Mondays, May 4, 11
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.

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

ChargeBars have arrived at 20 of our libraries! The secure locker systems can charge virtually any mobile phone or portable device. Try it out - complimentary charging is available now through March 15.

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