Hours:

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

ESL Programs and Services

 

Library Champions Book Club

For adults learning English, who read at an intermediate ESL level and up. Book is chosen the month before the book club meeting. Opportunity to meet others and discuss books in a friendly setting. Members meet on the first or second Wednesday of each month from 7:15 - 8:30 pm at the City Centre branch.

For more information contact Janice at 604-554-7337 or jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca



ESL Book Club

Newcomers and intermediate ESL readers (LINC 4+) - if you enjoy reading at your ESL level and meeting new people in a friendly group, come and try the monthly ESL Book Club!

The ESL Book Club is led by English-speaking volunteers from Soroptimists International, an organization that works to educate and empower women and girls.

Registration is required. To register, or for more information, please email librarian Janice Williams at jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca

book club members meeting NEW TIME! 1:00 - 2:15 pm 
Next meeting dates: 

September 21 
October 19
November 16
 
 
 

Summer Reading Club for Adult Learners

Calling all adults at an intermediate ESL reading level or LINC levels 4 and up: join our Adult Learner Summer Reading Club. Between June 19 and July 27, read books at your ESL level in English and write a short review for each book for a chance to win prizes!

Register at the Help Desk at either branch beginning June 19.

For more information, contact librarian Janice Williams at 604-554-7337 or jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca


Bears, Bikes and Backcountry

Wednesday, September 20, 1:30 - 3:00 pm 
Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room

Get outside and have fun! Learn about hiking and biking on local trails, and bear safety. Presented by the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee and a part of the Learn About - Canadian Culture & You Series. 

Event is free, but please RSVP to tricitiesliteracy@gmail.com



Library Tours

The Library regularly gives library tours to LINC and ESL classes. To book a class tour, contact Janice Williams at 604-554-7337, or email jwilliams@coqlibrary.ca.


Syrian Refugee Information

Our Syrian Refugee Information page has links to information for sponsors, information on how to help, the latest news, and more.


Citizenship

   Click here for our Citizenship Information Page  


Canadian Citizenship Cultural Access Pass

Have you recently received your Canadian citizenship? Coquitlam Public Library is a pickup location for the Institute for Canadian Citizenship Cultural Access Pass.  Find out more.






Learn English and other languages with Pronunciator
 
New Canadians can practice and learn English by using Pronunciator, a database with ESL courses for 50 languages. Courses include interactive movies, conversation and listening practice, quizzes and virtual coaching.
Or choose to learn one of 80 world languages. Try Pronunciator today!


Job Resource

Skilled Immigrant InfoCentre is an awesome ESL site for skilled immigrants looking for work.

 

Tutors for Adult Learners/ESL Adults

CPL has a small group of volunteer tutors who work with adults attending beginner level Foundations/ESL classes at Coquitlam Continuing Education. For more info, contact Janice Williams at 604-554-7337. 

Coquitlam Continuing Education has a list of tutors (fee-based, standard rates), phone: 604 936-4261

The Library does not keep a list of private tutors.


English and ESL Classes

Coquitlam Continuing Education offers a Foundations English Class, Level 3 at the City Centre branch. Registration is at Coquitlam Continuing Education. Please check www.ce43.com or call 604-936-4261 for information about registration requirements.

Coquitlam Continuing Education offers many levels of English and ESL classes, and only charges a small admin fee.  Phone 604-936-4261 for more information.



English Practice Groups

Looking for a friendly and fun place to practice your English, meet new friends and learn more about your local community? Join this FREE, drop-in program held at various locations across the Tri-Cities. There is no need to pre-register, simply go to a group that suits you. There is no scheduled start date. You can join at any time! Participants must be at least 19 years old.

English Practice Groups for April through June 2017


GROUPS FOR BEGINNER ENGLISH LEARNERS

Tuesdays
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friendship Manor
#114 - 1160 Johnson Street, Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people

and

12:00 - 1:30 pm
(No meeting on the second Tuesday of the month)
Friendship Manor
#114 - 1160 Johnson Street, Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people

Saturdays
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Go to the Help desk for the meeting room number
Maximum: 25 people


GROUPS FOR INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH LEARNERS

Tuesdays
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Pinetree Community Centre
1260 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Maximum: 20 people

Wednesdays
12:30 - 2:00 pm
SHARE Mountain View Family Resource Centre
740 Smith Avenue, Coquitlam (at Robinson Street)
Maximum: 15 people

and

3:00 - 4:30 pm
SHARE Mountain View Family Resource Centre
740 Smith Avenue, Coquitlam (at Robinson Street)
Maximum: 15 people

Fridays
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Go to the Help desk for the meeting room number
Maximum: 25 people 
Please note that this group will not meet in August. Group breaks after the July 28 meeting and resumes on September 8, 2017.

Saturdays
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Go to the Help desk for the meeting room number
Maximum: 25 people


GROUPS FOR INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED ENGLISH LEARNERS

Mondays
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Friendship Manor
#114 - 1160 Johnson Street, Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people

and

NEW! beginning on September 11, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Coquitlam Public Library, City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Go to the Help desk for the meeting room number
Maximum: 25 people

Tuesdays
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Leigh Square Community Arts Village—Gathering Place
2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
Maximum: 20 people

Thursdays
10:30 - 12:00 pm
Terry Fox Library
2470 Mary Hill Road, Port Coquitlam
Maximum: 25 people

Fridays
9:30 - 11:00 am
Port Moody Public Library
100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Maximum: 25 people


Please note that groups do not meet on public holidays.


For more information, please call SHARE, 604-936-3900. These groups are coordinated by Share Family and Community Services with support and in partnership with Coquitlam Public Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library (Terry Fox Branch), Port Moody Public LibraryPinetree Community Centre and Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex (Wilson Centre). 

 
Library Locations
Poirier Branch
575 Poirier Street
Coquitlam, BC
V3J 6A9
604-937-4141



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