Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00
Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00*

*Closed Sundays followed by a holiday Monday

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Stories, Crafts, Music and Songs for the Developmentally Challenged

Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street

Join us every third Thursday of the month (9:00 - 11:00 am) for some fun, social interaction and light snacks. Registration not required, just drop in.

Upcoming program dates:

December 14
January 18
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21

Tech Talk: Science of the Future Series

This fall, we are proud to welcome futurist Dr. Paul Tinari as he presents a thought-provoking series about technological innovations. 

Register and find more information about this series. 

Author Visit: Dr. Patrick Hunt’s Hannibal

City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, December 14, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Join noted authority Dr. Patrick Hunt as he discusses his new book HannibalHunt, an award-winning archaeologist and best-selling author, has been teaching at Stanford University for 25 years and also works for National Geographic.

Registration is required for this free program as space is limited. Register
online, or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.


January Tech Club: Introduction to 3D Design and Printing

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Friday, January 5, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Learn how to customize a 3D printed object using browser based 3D design software TinkerCAD.  We will also do an orientation on the 3D printers.  

Join our Monthly Tech Club sessions, Fridays from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, to improve your computer skills and learn how to have more fun and less frustration online. Register here!


Tech Training

Are you new to computers, or looking to build on essential skills? Each Tech Training class will focus on a specific topic and cover some of your most-asked questions.

Choose the sessions that interest you, or attend all three. Registration is required for these free classes - go to our website to sign up online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.


City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, January 11, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Learn how to use the CloudLibrary app to find and download eBooks and eAudiobooks. Please bring your tablet or smartphone with you to the class. Register online.


City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1160 Pinetree Way
Thursday, February 22, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Learn the basic functions of email, including: forwarding, saving a contact, attaching documents/images, and printing. You must already have an email account to take part in this class. Register online.

Microsoft Word

City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, March 29, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Discover the essential features of Microsoft Word 2010, including: inputting and editing text, formatting text, and saving files. Register online.

Making Your Money Last: 10 Principles for Living in Retirement

City Centre Branch, Room 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, January 25, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Based on the latest Edward Jones guidance found in "Managing Your Retirement" Strategy Report and "Making Your Money Last" Strategy Report, this seminar is designed to help individual investors successfully transition into and live their life in retirement. At the seminar participants will learn:

  • The  investment philosophy and 10 proven principles to help investors reach their goals in retirement.
  • A systematic process to develop and maintain a strategy for managing their income through-out retirement.
  • Answers to common questions such as; How much will I need? How much can I withdrawal? How long will I need it for? and How do I make it last?

Registration is required. To register please leave a message at 604-937-4155.

Sleep Apnea

City Centre Branch                             Poirier Branch
Rooms 136 and 137              or          Nancy Bennett Room
Wednesday, February 7                      Wednesday, March 7
7:00–8:30 pm                                   7:00–8:30 pm

Learn how to improve your sleep habits, and where to get help if you have a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea.

Registration is required. To register please leave a message at 604-937-4155.

Chinese New Year

City Centre Branch, Room 137
1169 Pinetree Way
Thursday, March 8, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Members from the Arts Musical Studio will perform traditional Chinese music to welcome the arrival of spring and the Year of the Dog. Come and celebrate!

Seats are limited for this free program, and registration is required. Please phone librarian Shirley Chan at 604-554-7345 to register.

How to Find Your Next Job: Career Cruising

City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way
Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Looking for a job? Find out how Career Cruising can help. Learn how to:
  • do assessments to identify career matches
  • explore in-depth information on hundreds of occupations
  • use the resume builder
Register for this free program online or phone the Help Desk at 604-554-7323.

What’s Eating You? Biological Control of Insect Pests

City Centre Branch, Room 127
1169 Pinetree Way
Monday, March 19, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Dr. Rob McGregor, from the Institute of Urban Ecology at Douglas College, will discuss beneficial insects that will help you maintain your home garden without the use of chemical pesticides.

Registration is required. To register please leave a message at 604-937-4155.


Join our 3D Printing Users Group

Adults are invited to join our 3D Printer Users Group. All ability levels are welcome. The group meets every two weeks - join any time! Please email your name and contact information to 3dprintingtricities@gmail.com for details and to join. 

Innovation Hub at City Centre

Come to the City Centre branch (1169 Pinetree Way) and use our 3D printers, scanners, and high powered creative software to bring your innovative ideas to life. Open houses are on Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

To make an appointment call 604-554-7323 or email askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca. Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. More information here.

Book a Librarian

computer help at the libraryThe Library is here to answer your computer and technology questions. Book an appointment to ask us about internet searching, email, eBooks, tablets, social media, etc. or get help practicing your skills. If you have questions about your tablet or eReader, please bring the device with you.

To book an appointment call 604-937-4141 or email: askalibrarian@coqlibrary.ca

When emailing, please indicate at least two times you are available and whether you would like to have the session at Poirier or City Centre Branch.


CPL eNews

Get CPL eNews, our monthly email newsletter, and stay informed about Library programs, events, news and new items.

Sign up for CPL eNews and get entered into a random prize draw for a Roku Streaming Stick. If you've already signed up, then you've been entered. NOTE: Contest deadline extended to December 15.   

Program & Events Guide - Fall 2017

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the Fall 2017 season. It's jammed packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.

Read it now on issuu.


Click here for a printable PDF version. Copies also available at your local branch.

Library Locations
Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9

City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam, BC
V3B 0Y1
604-554-READ (7323)