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

Click here for closure dates

Program & Events Guide - Summer 2017

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

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

Library Day at the Fair at the PNE

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Fair at the PNE
2901 E Hastings, St.
Vancouver, BC

August 23rd is Library Day at the Fair at the PNE. People 14 years and older, show your library card and get a $5 entry! 1 discount per library card. Kids 3-13 get in free everyday. 

Seniors' Health Fair 2017

Free workshops provided by COSCO Seniors Health and Wellness Institute

Knowing Your Bladder

Thursday, August 24, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street

Mature Driver Assessment Procedures

Thursday, August 24, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street

Frauds and Scams

Friday, August 25, 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street

Dealing with Stress

Friday, August 25, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier Street

For detailed event information, click here. To register, please call the Coquitlam Registration Line 604-937-4155.

Celebrating Diversity - Canada's 150

Saturday, September 30th
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way

Join us for B.C. Culture Days to honour our diverse community and enjoy art, music and dance, including Chinese, Farsi, Indian and Korean performances. Local immigrants will share stories of their journey of discovery to their new home and there will be activities for the whole family.

All are welcome and refreshments will be served. 


I LOVE CULTURE Photo Contest

Celebrate Canada's 150 by capturing your love of art and culture. Enter a photo of yourself or your family taking part in a unique cultural experience anywhere in Canada. You could win a Culture 365 prize pack! 



September Tech Club - Social Media Savvy

Friday, September 8, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way

Do you find social media intimidating? Join us for this one hour class and we will learn how to stay in touch with family, manage your profile, post pictures and keep yourself safe in the online social world. We will look at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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


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. 

Tech Help with Teens

Tuesdays, July 11 –  August 22, 1:30 – 2:30pm 
City Centre Branch, Computer Lab
1169 Pinetree Way

Do you need help with your laptop, tablet or phone?
Are you struggling to learn the ins and outs of webmail, word processing, spreadsheet or slideshow programs?

Tech-savvy teenagers will assist you. No registration is required. Just drop in to get help.

 Questions? Contact librarian Chris Miller at 604-554-7339, or cmiller@coqlibrary.ca

Stories, Crafts, Music and Songs for the Developmentally Challenged

Join us for some fun, social interaction and light snacks.

Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
575 Poirier St., Coquitlam, BC

Thursday, September 14, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, October 12, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, November 9, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday, December 14, 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Adult Summer Reading Club

Coquitlam Public Library presents: The Adult Summer Reading Club, June 15 - August 31

couple reading booksJoin us to explore great Canadian books and authors in our Canada 150 themed summer reading club. Read books to win prizes and join us for our summer wrap up party and prize draw on August 31. Sign up at either branch of the Coquitlam Public Library.  

Follow us on Twitter @Coqlibrary and participate in our weekly contests for a chance to win your very own CPL library mug.

How do you sign up?  In branch. It's easy! Read 5 books by Canadian authors from all regions of Canada. Submit your finished reading record to be stamped and entered into the grand prize draw by August 30. Don't know any great Canadian books?  We do, and we like to share.

Tiny Stories Contest 

The Tiny Stories contest is now over.  Thank you to all those who submitted their entries.  Find the winning entries here. 


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.

Job Search Success with Avia Employment Services

Are you starting out in the world of work or wanting to try a new career? Avia offers employment advice, specialized services and the support you need to find a meaningful and rewarding job.

To register for one or more of these free workshops put on by employment experts, please email cathy.der@backinmotion.com

All workshops are at the City Centre branch, 1169 Pinetree Way

Transferable Skills                 
Room 127: Wednesday, August 30, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Drop in to speak with an expert from Avia Employment Services at their information table between 3:00 – 5:00 pm every Tuesday in April, May and June.

Book a Librarian

computer help at the library
The 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.


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)