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:

Long Weekend:Sunday, Aug 3rd, 2014
BC Day:Monday, Aug 4th, 2014

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

Today's Date is Monday July 28

Everyone

Eid Celebration
Saturday, Aug 9
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the library and the Islamic Society of Ridge Meadows to celebrate Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan on the Muslim calendar. Eid is a time for coming together as a community and renewing friendships and family ties. Learn about another culture, taste delicious food and celebrate together!

CreAtrium Collaborative Art Project
Saturday, Sep 27
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Each year the Teen Advisory Group creates an art installation to suspend in the library atrium from November to March. In 2014 we are inviting the whole community to participate in the launch of this project. Learn about the design and make a craft to contribute to the final installation. Can’t make the launch ? There will be opportunities to participate throughout the fall. Watch for details and maker stations. All ages welcome.

Adults

Drop-In Computer Help
Monday, May 5 - Monday, Aug 25
Mondays
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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.

It Won't Byte
Tuesday, Sep 9
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 August 18.

Many Candles: Interfaith Dialogue Series - Globalized Soul
Wednesday, Sep 10
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!

This evening's film provides a mystic tour through the ancient longing of humanity for peace and celebrates the colorful diversity of the Spirit of the Earth and the common heart we share. 

Homeschooler's Tea
Wednesday, Sep 24
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Registration required

Join us for tea and cookies and a chance to learn how the library can support those who teach and learn at home. We will introduce you to materials you can borrow and use online from home, as well as the variety of library programs and services available to you. For all homeschooled children and teens, and their parents and teachers. Activities will be provided for younger children. Register beginning September 2.

Teens

Teen SRC Wind Up Party
Wednesday, Aug 20
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Wind up your summer of reading with the Teen Summer Reading Club wind-up party. Bring a book to trade with other club members, enjoy snacks and games, and help us pick the winners of the local Teen SRC prizes!

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

Storytime: At the Market
Saturday, Jun 7 - Saturday, Aug 30
Saturdays, June 7, 21, July 5, 19, Aug 2, 16, 30
11:00 am - 11:30 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. Look for the library tent in the Haney Farmers Market. On stormy days we’ll move the fun inside to the Story Room on the second floor of the library.

Storytime: Summer Session
Tuesday, Jun 10 - Tuesday, Aug 12
Tuesdays
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.

Puppets in the Park
Wednesday, Jul 2 - Wednesday, Aug 13
Wednesdays, July 2, 16, 30, Aug 13
6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Meet the library’s smallest stars - our talented puppets! From fairy tales to jungle adventures, puppeteers will tell all types of tales to entertain the whole family. Pack your dinner and bring it along to our fabulous early-evening entertainment at the Memorial Peace Park Bandstand.  

  • July 2: Just Enough - featuring Lost and Found Puppet Co.
  • July 16: Fantastic Fairy Tales
  • July 30: In the Garden with Frog and Toad
  • Aug 13: Amazing Animals

Second Storey Theatre
Monday, Jul 28
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help to create a one of a  kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book that is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+.

Wacky Wednesdays: Games Afternoon
Wednesday, Jul 30
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration required

Join us for an afternoon of pizza and board games like Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, Guess Who, Scrabble and Uno. For Grades 4 and up. Register beginning July 2.

Guest Storyteller: Elspeth Bowers
Tuesday, Aug 5
10:15 am - 10:45 am

Join master storyteller and puppeteer Elspeth Bowers, for a morning of stories, and puppets to tickle your funny bone.

Purple Pirate
Friday, Aug 8
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer!

Guest Storyteller - Shayna Jones
Tuesday, Aug 12
10:15 am - 11:00 am

Shayna Jones is a trained performer and has enjoyed singing, dancing and acting professionally, but her true love lies in bringing children's tales to life. She brings singing, movement, and captivating storytelling to the stage. Her stories are suited to the young, and the young at heart.

Summer Reading Club Finale with Uzume Taiko
Tuesday, Aug 26
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrate your summer of reading with Uzume Taiko. Pick up your SRC medal and experience the heart­-stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums. Join members of award winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko. Medal Ceremony and snacks will follow in the park.

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 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.

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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