January Holiday Hours

City Centre

Wed, Jan 1: Closed


Wed, Jan 1: Closed

Regular Hours

City Centre

Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 10:00
 - 5:00

*Closed Labour Day, Remembrance Day, 
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day


Mon - Thu: 9:00 - 9:00 
Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 
Sat: 10:00 - 5:00 
Sun: 12:00 - 5:00 

*Closed all stat holidays and Sundays followed
by a holiday Monday 


Programs & Events Guide - Winter 2020

Our new Programs & Events Guide for Winter 2020 includes:
•  Story times & programming for children
•  Upcoming author visits & seniors' talks
•  Tech Tuesdays
•  Programs for English language learners & newcomers
•  Library Link schedule...and much more!
Online version                            
Printable version

Copies are also available at your local branch.

Road to the Oscars: An Afternoon Film Series

Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23 & 30
Poirier branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Starts at 1:00 pm and continues until end of film
Registration: Drop-In

In anticipation of the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony, come experience Oscar winning films on the "big screen" at the Library. 

Schedule of screenings:
January 9: An American in Paris (1951)
January 16: Terms of Endearment (1983)
January 23: Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
January 30: La La Land (2017)

Chess Club

Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Every Saturday beginning January 11, 2020
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Registration: Drop-in
All ages welcome! 

Interested in learning how to play chess or looking for someone to play with? Join us every Saturday beginning January 11 for weekly Chess Club. Club is open to all ages and chess sets will be provided.

Retirement Seminar Series

City Centre Branch, Room 136
January 15, February 19, March 18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration: Drop-In
Presented by IG Wealth Management


Wednesday, January 15: Understanding Retirement Income & Expenses
Wednesday, February 19: Simplifying to Un-Mystify Retirement
Wednesday, March 18: Is Retirement a Long Vacation? 


Income Taxes 101

City Centre Branch, Room 136 & 137
Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Poirier Branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Saturday, January 25, 10:30 - 12:00 pm

Learn how income tax returns work for individuals and small businesses, what types of deductions are available and common mistakes you should be aware of.

Registration: Drop-in. 

Self Care for Busy Moms

City Centre branch, Room 137
Thursday, January 23, 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Poirier branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Tuesday, January 28, 11:00 - 12:00 pm 

Do you feel tired and drained? Wish you had more energy and time for yourself? Life Coach & Registered Counsellor, Kandice Dondona, will explain the four different types of self-care and how to utilize them in your daily life. 

Babies under one year old welcome, but childcare not provided. Registration required. 

Register for City Centre branch session  |  Register for Poirier branch session

Digital life skills with author Angela Crocker

City Centre branch, Room 136
Tuesday, January 28
7:00 - 8:45 pm
Registration: Required 

Today's youth have access to more technology and information than ever before. That access includes risks in many forms such as cyber bullying and identity theft.

Join best-selling author, Angela Crocker as she teaches parents and educators about using a proactive approach to empower youth with digital savvy. Register online.

Stories, Games & Crafts

Poirier branch, Nancy Bennett Room
Thursday, January 30 and February 27
10:00 - 11:30 am
Registration: Drop-In 

Read, play and create with us in the special Library program coordinated for adults with developmental disabilities, their family, friends and caregivers. Each month, we will read stories, play games, make seasonal crafts and have lots of fun. 

Coquitlam Book Club Celebration with Lindsay Wong

City Centre branch, Room 136
Saturday, February 1, 2020
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Registration: Required

Join us at the Library for a special book club event where we will discuss The Woo-Woo by award-winning local author, Lindsay Wong. Event will include author Q&A and information about Book Clubs at the Library and in the community. Register now online

Digital Skills for Entrepreneurship

City Centre branch, Computer Lab
Tuesday February 4, 11, 18 and 25
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Registration: Required. Register by clicking on the specific date below.


February 4 - Digital Tools to Brand my Business 
February 11 - Social Media (Part 1)
February 18 - Social Media (Part 2)
February 25 - Promoting my Business 

Chinese New Year Concert

City Centre branch, Room 136
Wednesday, February 5
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Registration: Required

The Library is celebrating Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat, with a concert of traditional Chinese music performed by members of the Arts Musical Studio. Come celebrate the arrival of spring and enjoy the festivities! Register online

Understanding Dizziness & Imbalance: How Vestibular Rehabilitation Can Help

City Centre branch, Room 136
Tuesday, February 18
7:00 - 8:45 pm
Registration: Required 
Presented in partnership with BC Balance & Dizziness

An informational presentation and QA with Farron Fedechko, a Registered Physiotherapist and Certified Vestibular Specialist. Register online.

Preparing for Job Interviews: A Free Career Workshop

City Centre branch, Room 127
Wednesday, February 19
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Registration: Required
Presented in partnership with WorkBC

Attend this free career workshop and work with a WorkBC Career Advisor to learn basic strategies for answering interview questions. All jobseekers are welcome!

Register online through Eventbrite.

Community Book Clubs at Coquitlam Public Library

Coquitlam Public Library is proud to support volunteer-led community book clubs! Meet fellow book lovers on a monthly basis and discuss a popular title. New members are welcome!

Contact bookclub@coqlibrary.ca to join a club, or for more information. 

Poirier Branch

Monday Evening Book Club
Meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 - 8:30 pm.

City Centre Branch

Monday Afternoon Book Club
Meets the first Monday of every month at 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

New! English as an Additional Language Book Club
Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 - 3:00 pm.
This book club is dedicated to English Language Learners
Upcoming meetings: January 21, February 18, March 17

Coquitlam Book Club
Meets the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 - 8:30 pm.


H.E.R.O.S. Emergency Preparedness Program

Are you and your family ready for an emergency? H.E.R.O.S. Emergency Preparedness sessions cover both natural and man-made hazards, including power outages and earthquakes.

Sign up for a two-hour session to learn how you can help yourself and others in the event of an emergency. Check the schedule, then register online or by phone 604-927-4386. Presented by the City of Coquitlam.

Economic Development Tool

The City of Coquitlam has launched a new online tool to provide customized local data to businesses.

The Economic Development Tool is free and easy to use, and can be tailored to specific industries. It allows anyone starting or growing a business to search for data on the local economy, customers, competitors and the workforce. 


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)