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

From April 23 to June 21, the 5th edition is entirely 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.

Material, Mass and Dust

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.

Ciné-Art

Angry Inuk

May 18 to 31 
The Stewart Hall Art Gallery invites you to Ciné-art at home.
Subscribe today to receive a link to view the movie:

Synopsis:
Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins a new tech-savvy generation of Inuit as they campaign to challenge long-established perceptions of seal hunting. Armed with social media and a sense of humour and justice all their own, this group is bringing its own voice to the conversation as a modern people in dire need of a sustainable economy.

Director: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

Length: 1 h 22 min

Photo: © Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

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.

                         

Your librarians are online

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

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:

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.

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.

Story Hour

Your librarians take centre stage to bring books to life.

Jeremiah and Mrs. Ming

A book by Sharon Jennings

#ReadAloudCanadian
@AccessCopyright
@CdnPublishers

Other resources

The Association des bibliothèques du Québec offers ideas for even more stories: 

Wellness

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

Balance and Conditioning

Barre – Pilates

Strength and balance (chair)

Pilates