Active at home – Culture, Leisure and Wellness online

The City of Pointe-Claire is offering a series of online activities to stay active during the self-isolation period. Resources for adults and children can be found in various fields.
New activities will be added regularly.

Latest updates:

Dance like Buddy!

Buddy, the City mascot, invites you to move at home with the whole family! Follow his movements, recreate the video and share it with your friends!

 

Stewart Hall Art Gallery

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery invites you to discover its current exhibitions online.

BACA 2020 – Honouring kinship

The 5th edition is currently taking place online.
The Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA) is a key event recognizing and supporting contemporary Aboriginal art and artists.
The Stewart Hall Art Gallery guides you step by step in this adventure and keeps you up to date on the latest events.

Demystifying Art Online – BACA

A word from curator David Garneau

Listen to curator’s remarks on Contemporary Native Art Biennial, 5th edition, David Garneau, to discover the artists that will be presented at Stewart Hall Art Gallery and learn more about their artworks.

Artists: Warren Cariou, Kay Mayer, Dylan Miner, Margaret Orr, Máret Ánne Sara, Rainer Wittenborn, and Claus Biegert

Click on the video below.

Roundtable

This panel discusses the curatorial and community engagement methodologies of BACA, and looks at the futures of Indigenous contemporary art in Northern Turtle Island.

Moderated by: David Garneau, curator, professor

Panelists: rudi aker, artist; Faye Mullen, artist

Material, Mass and Dust

You have discovered these artworks online, come and admire them in person!

July 20 to August 9
Monday to Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5, 1 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 9, 1 to 5 p.m.

Stewart Hall Art Gallery

Inspired by ideas of structure, architecture and ecology, and fuelled by a strong creative urge, the works in this exhibition straddle the border between what is recognizable and what is not.

Take a virtual tour of the exhibition.

Art Rental and Sales Service

Artworks rental and sales

The Stewart Hall Cultural Centre Art Rental and Sales Service has been making works of art available to the public since 1967. The selected works, which include drawings, paintings, photographs, engravings and mixed media pieces, are initially put on exhibit at the Art Gallery and then made available for sale or rent. It’s an affordable way to enjoy art at home.

Browse the 2020 collection from the comfort of your living room.

2021 MiINi Art Rental Collection – Call for submissions

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery’s Art Rental and Sales Service is launching the MiNi Art Rental Collection, a project focusing on art created by children aged 12 years and under.

Parents and guardians are invited to submit the works of their young artists by completing the online form.

Concerts and performances

Enjoy a concert or a show from home!

Orchestre Métropolitain

The OM at home

Discover the musicians of all ages who responded to the call of conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin to spread music.

Click here to watch all their performances.

Sinfonia de l’Ouest

The Sinfonia de l’Ouest is a chamber orchestra from the West Island combining experienced professional musicians with young professionals and advanced students. The string orchestra at the core of this ensemble is joined by oboes, bassoons, and horns to perform a varied repertoire of Baroque, classical and contemporary music.

Artistic Director Stewart Grant invites you to discover two of their performances:

 

Family Art Workshops

Children and parents spend time together enjoying various art activities.
Click on an activity below.

                         

Stewart Hall Cultural Guilds and associations

Each year, the Cultural Rendez-Vous at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre offers a whirlwind of family activities, shows, music, entertainment, exhibitions and art workshops. It is also an opportunity for the cultural guilds and associations to open their studios to us and share their talent and expertise.

The Stewart Hall Cultural Centre invites you to follow them online to experience all the wonder.

Claycratfers Pottery Studio

The Claycrafters Pottery Studio provides an opportunity for club members to explore the creative possibilities of clay, exchange ideas and improve their skills and knowledge of throwing, hand-building and glazing techniques. Members enjoy access to a fully equipped studio and an exhibition space.

Follow their creations here:

Lakeshore Weavers Guild

The Lakeshore Weavers Guild’s mission is to promote the art of hand-weaving by facilitating access to weaving looms.  Throughout the year, members offer demonstrations, exhibitions and events to the community at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre.

Discover their work on the guild’s Facebook page.

Lakeshore Camera Club

Each year during the Cultural Rendez-Vous, the Lakeshore Camera Club chooses 60 images from among those submitted by its 140 members. These are then printed, framed and displayed on the walls of the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre.

This year, these photography enthusiasts are presenting the 2020 exhibition in the form of an audiovisual slideshow. Click here to view the 2020 collection online.

During this exceptional period, the Club is maintaining its activities and regular meetings through a virtual collective space.

For more information about the club:

The Pointe-Claire Public Library

The Pointe-Claire Public Library is a place for cultural discovery, learning, gathering and relaxing.

Your librarians are online

You librarians are taking turns daily to help you, online or over the phone.
Library blog: pcplblog.wordpress.com

Tutorials – How to use digital resources

New videos are posted regularly to help you access various digital resources platforms for children and parents.

  • Pressreader

 

 

Need help?

You librarians are taking turns daily to answer your questions and help guide you in the following areas:

  • Installing and using the online applications
  • Reading, listening to music, watching movies, and learning online
  • Book and movie suggestions
  • Children’s catalog
  • Adult catalog
  • Your ideas

Contact Margaret, Radha, Marie-Andrée and Denis:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • By phone: 514-630-1218, ext. 1624
  • By e-mail: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca

Suggestions?

A team of librarians is preparing for the reopening of the library by selecting the best books and movies, and planning the next season of activities, workshops and lectures.

Send your ideas to Mary Jane and Jacynthe:

Meanwhile at your library…

Have you been wondering what’s been going on at your library while it’s been closed all these weeks?

Book dominos

Léonard is looking for a book…
Is this the way to find it?Fortunately our librarians are there to help us find our books!

 

Puppets on the loose

A troop of puppets has slowly taken over the premises: the children’s section, reading room and circulation desk are perfect places to hang out and make new discoveries!

Follow their adventures in the photo gallery or on the library blog!

 

Online library for the youth

A wide range of digital resources

The Pointe-Claire Public Library offers an extensive collection as well as online resources allowing youth to learn, be entertained and find information on various topics: digital books, magazines, newspapers, movies, music and games. 

A MULTI Card is required.

For help accessing the online tools:
Phone: 514-630-1218, ext. 1624 (Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Email: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca
Portal: biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Digital books, movies and music

  • TumbleBooks – Hundreds of digital animated talking picture books in English, French and Spanish; no need to download.

  • Pretnumerique.ca (in French), Overdrive (eMedia or Libby app) and Hoopla – eBooks and eAudiobooks for children.

  • Hoopla Kids Mode – A kid friendly setting for finding video, music, and books.

Encyclopedias

L’Encyclopédie Découverte (French) – for young francophones and students and adults interested in learning French.

• Universalis Junior (French) – For young francophones, but also suitable for the general public and anyone learning French. Has an audio function to listen to bilingual articles.

• World Book – A fun, interactive learning resource developed especially for young children

Mathematics

SliceFractions 1 and 2 – This award-winning, problem-solving game is an incredibly fun way to learn fractions for kids between 5 and 12.

TumbleMath – TumbleBook Math K-6 is a comprehensive collection of math picture books complete with animation and narration.
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6.

Coding

Beanz – An online magazine geared toward children, or anyone with an interest in computer science, coding and technology.

Educational games

TumbleBooks – Also includes games and puzzles related to the picture books and a collection of videos

World Book – A large choice of games, scientific projects and activities.

Online Library - Adults

A wide range of digital resources

The Pointe-Claire Public Library offers an extensive collection as well as online resources allowing youth to learn, be entertained and find information on various topics: digital books, magazines, newspapers, movies, music and games. 

A MULTI Card is required.

For assistance to access the online tools:
For help accessing the online tools:
Phone: 514-630-1218, ext. 1624 (Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Email: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca
Portal: biblio.pointe-claire.ca

Digital books

Pretnumerique.ca (in French) – Download a large selection of French language classics, bestsellers, and self-help books for adults, teens, and children.

• Overdrive (eMedia; Libby app) – Offers eBooks and eAudiobooks anytime, anywhere.

Hoopla – eBooks and audiobooks available for adults and children.

Movies, TV series, music, books

Hoopla –  Hoopla offers the freedom to watch movies and TV shows, listen to music and audiobooks, and read eBooks and comics on your computer, tablet, smart phone or television. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from and new releases added every day.

Magazines and newspapers

Pressreader (multilingual) – Access to more than 3,594 newspapers from different countries and in a variety of languages.

The New York Times – Enjoy digital access to the New York Times articles and content. You need to log in or register first to activate.

RBDigital Magazines (multilingual) – Access hundreds of current and back issues of popular digital magazines in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Consumer Reports – Let Consumer Reports empower you to make informed decisions about how you spend your money. Consumer Reports, an independent organization, rigorously tests products and services with the consumer’s needs and interests in mind and provides honest buying advice you can trust.

Eureka.cc (bilingual) – Access to major French-Canadian newspapers and magazines as well as local publications such as The Chronicle and Cités Nouvelles. Users can access current documents as well as decades of archives.

Health

Health and Wellness Resource Center – Direct, around the clock access to authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues. Access millions of full-text articles from scholarly medical journals, general-interest health magazines, and reference works.

Salem Health – Immediate access to a comprehensive collection of up-to-date information on a broad range of topics related to cancer. This database is perfect for patients, caregivers, family members, students, and those with an interest in health.

Languages

Rosetta Stone – Language learning lessons that build reading, writing, speaking and listening skills at 5 different levels for over 30 different languages. Creating a personal account is free and required. It will allow you to follow your progress.

Online training tools

Toutapprendre.com (in French) – Self-directed, online learning modules in the French language. It provides a wide spectrum of courses ranging from language, to technology, to personal development (stress management, inter-personal relations, and more).

Skilleos (in French) – A platform of streaming HD video courses (beginner to expert) that can be used for personal development or to improve professional competence.

Lynda.com – A wide array of courses are available to improve your professional or personal skills.

TD Summer Reading Club online

This summer, the Pointe-Claire Public Library is offering a simplified version of the Summer Reading Club for 0 to 11 year olds and their families: exploring the joys of reading alone or with your family at your own pace:

  • Sign up as of Monday, June 15:
    • on the LUDIK registration website: ludik.pointe-claire.ca
    • by phone: leave a message at 514-630-1218, extension 1623.
  • Fill out the reading log that will be sent to you.
  • Return your log before August 19 for a chance to win a prize in a draw at the end of summer.

Find several activities online every day for a summer full of entertainment:

 

 

Happy Hour – Let’s talk books!

Thursday, August 13, 2 p.m.
On Zoom
In English

A leisure activity to discuss what you have read during confinement:

  • Which books have you read?
  • Were they new reads or old favourites?
  • Which book formats did you prefer: digital or paper?
  • Where did you get your books?
  • Are your looking for reading suggestions?

Registration required (open until August 11):

You will receive instructions on how to download Zoom to your computer or tablet and connect to the activity.

Book Title Haikus

A haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of three lines that conveys the fleeting beauty of a moment in life.

The challenge
For this adaptation, find books from your personal library and place them so that the titles form a sentence or poem. Two or three books will do (see illustration below). Send a photo of your creation to bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca and we’ll share it on the library blog.

Library Bingo

The online edition of the Library’s family bingo is now available : browse, explore and discover unsuspected online resources.

Drop off your completed card in the box at the library’s main entrance before September 30 and have a chance to win one of three $50 gift cards to a bookstore of your choice.

Print out a card from the Library portal or mark your answers on a sheet of paper.  Bingo cards are also being added to the bags for contactless loans.

Photo Rally challenge

Let’s go on an adventure in Pointe-Claire to discover our neighbourhoods and the typical and unusual objects that can be found there! The library has created a photo rally with a different adventure each week. You can try it by yourself or challenge your friends!

To participate, simply:

Important:

  • Don’t take pictures of people.
  • Stay on public property (don’t trespass).

Week 5 – Objects to find:

  • An orange construction cone
  • A cross on a church
  • A flag
  • A one-way street
  • A crane
  • A children’s playground in a park

Upcoming lists:

  • Send your ideas, from the simplest to the most inventive, to the library at jennifer.dion@pointe-claire.ca.
  • Selected ideas will qualify for 15 minutes of volunteering for those eligible.

Happy hunting to all!

 

Mini LEGO® Exhibit

This year, the Central Library is offering an online version of its traditional LEGO® Exhibit.

Students from Félix-Leclerc high school (classes of Johanne Ménard and Marie-Claude Drolet) took part by coming up with fun creations representing multiple and diverse universes.

To give everyone a chance to enjoy them, several of creations are shown in the photo gallery below and on the library blog.

Nature Hunt

A two-part adventure to discover nature:

  • Hunt: Children and parents explore their yard or immediate neighbourhood to discover the wonders of nature around them.
  • Write: Based on the elements they find, children invent a short story (written or illustrated) that they can send to the library if they want to (bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca).

The adventure begins here!

Let’s practice physical distancing!

Colours of the rainbow hunt

A two-part adventure:

  • Hunt: Children and parents explore their yard or immediate neighbourhood to discover the colours around them.
  • Write: Based on the elements they find, children invent a short story (written or illustrated) that they can send to the library if they want to (bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca).

The adventure begins here!

Let’s practice physical distancing!

24 Hours of Science online

The 15th edition of 24 Hours of Science is currently taking place online so that everyone can participate from home: activities, lectures, videos, virtual museum visits, and more.

In this spirit, the Pointe-Claire librarians explored some activities as a family:

  • Ozobot Adventures: with the help of Alexis and Stella, Marie-Andrée created a 3-D course in a predefined area (editing on a free app called KineMaster).

  • The robot’s death: with the help of Alexis and Stella, Marie-Andrée created a 3-D course in a predefined area.  The editing was done on a free app called KineMaster.

 

  • The volcano: Denis Richard Junior and his daughter Jana share the secrets of making a volcano (in French).

Check out all the initiatives on the library blog and the Science for All website.

Read to a Dog – by videoconference

This private reading experience helps children to boost self-esteem and become more literate.

July 20 to August 20
15-minute one-on-one sessions
Various schedules

On Zoom
Ages 7 to 11

Registration required: ludik.pointe-claire.ca

 

 

Story Hours by videoconference

Families attend a story hour with nursery rhymes, songs and traditional stories.

July 21 to August 19
Various schedules

On Zoom
Mother Goose: from birth to 35 months,
Story time: Ages 3 to 6
With a parent

Registration required: ludik.pointe-claire.ca

 

 

Wellness

Find exercises to stay in shape at home. Whatever your age or level, you’ll find the training you need.

Chair exercises

Longevity Stick

Balance and Conditioning

Barre – Pilates

Strength and balance (chair)

Pilates