Fall 2020

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REGISTRATION DATES

Online registration is required for most activities.
Go to ludik.pointe-claire.ca

A MULTI card is required to register for activities offered by the City.
Obtain or renew your MULTI card at the following locations:

  • Central Library
  • Aquatic Centre
  • City Hall

 

Aquatic Centre

Residents: Starting Tuesday, August 25, at 7 p.m.
Non-residents (Special programs for children, Adult programs, Lifeguarding courses): Starting Tuesday, September 1, at 7 p.m.
Non-residents (all programs): Starting Wednesday, September 2, at 7 p.m.
Registration assistance: August 25, September 1 and 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., at 514-630-1355.
The registration period ends on September 15 at 9 p.m.

Nautical Activities
(Canoe Kayak)

Canoe Kayak Club Competitive Program:
Residents: Starting Thursday, October 8, at 9 a.m.
Non-residents: Starting Wednesday, October 14, at 9 a.m.
Priority is given to returning members.
The registration period ends on October 25.

Cultural Centre

Residents: Starting Tuesday, September 8, at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, September 10, at 7 p.m.
Registration dates are the same for activities offered at the Noël-Legault Centre.
Registration assistance: September 8 and 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., at 514-630-1366.

Learning through play preschool program
: Registration underway. Information: 514-630-1200, ext. 1774
Suzuki flute and violin program: Registration underway. Information: 514-630-1200, ext. 1777

Recreation

Preschool Skating Program: Starting Tuesday, September 8, at 9 a.m.
Information:
 514-630-1214

Library

Residents: Starting Tuesday, September 8, at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, September 10, at 7 p.m. In-person registration for children and teens. Family membership required.

Registration assistance:
September 8 and 10, from 6 to 9 p.m., at 514-630-1225.
Computers will be available at the Central Library.

 

ADDRESS BOOKS AND OPENING HOURS

LES JOURNÉES DE LA CULTURE (CULTURE DAYS)

Discoveries

Medici.tv: An amazing database

Medici.tv streams over 2,500 leading performances in classical music, concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries and master classes. In addition, 150 live events are broadcast each year in partnership with Carnegie Hall, the Bolshoi Theatre, Opéra national de Paris and many others.

As of September 1

Library members only

Artistry with Books

Give books a second life with materials picked up at the Library. Bring your art, or a photograph of it, to the library for display.

September 25 to October 25


Central Library

For all


Concerts

Delphinus Jazz Quartet

To highlight Culture Days, Delphinus Jazz presents a concert showcasing jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Bart Howard, Freddie Hubbard and many others.

André Massicotte, artistic direction, trumpet, bugle; Jonathan Pelletier, piano; Raymond Doré, double bass; Charles Gay, drums

Sunday, September 27, 3 p.m.

Stewart Hall – Grand Salon

Reservations required : 514-630-1220, ext. 1774


Exhibitions

Mini exhibitions for kids
The Wonder World of Insects

Explore the wonderful world of insects: butterflies, beetles, flies, bees and dragonflies. Vibrant colours, mimicry and camouflage will be featured through insect photography by entomologist Stéphanie Boucher, along with her collection of specimens.

Saturday, September 26

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, September 27

1 to 5 p.m.

Stewart Hall – Kids` Corner

Free admission

Mini exhibitions for kids
2021 MiNi Art Rental Collection   

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery’s Art Rental and Sales Service presents, for the first time ever, the 2021 MiNi Art Rental Collection! Discover some 50 artworks, selected by a jury, demonstrating the talents of Pointe-Claire’s youth aged 12 and under. Following this exhibition in the Kids’ Corner, the artworks will be available for rental or sale from the Art Rental and Sales Service for a period of one year.

The funds raised from the rental or sale of an artwork in the 2021 MiNi Art Rental Collection will be donated to West Island Community Shares’ Powered by Kids for Kids campaign, in support of community groups focused on developing strong, resilient children. This project was made possible with the support of the Friends of Stewart Hall.

 

Online (details to come)

 

 

 

PUBLIC LIBRARY WEEK

Québec’s 22nd Public Library Week will be held from October 17 to 24, under the theme of My library: always by my side. This is a great opportunity to plan a family outing and discover the wide range of services and documents available. The Pointe-Claire Public Library is organizing several activities.

Beauty of the Sky

Astronomy enthusiast Pierre Tournay shares his love of celestial objects. Using beautiful images, he shows what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or specialized equipment. He will be happy to answer any questions.

 

Sunday, October 18
1:15 2:45 p.m.
(English)
3 to 4:30 p.m. (French)
Via Zoom
Ages 7 and up
Registration required

Micheline Duff – Mon histoire derrière mes histoires

“I published my first book at the age of 56.  Would you like to know how and why I undertook this new career, and what events inspired my first novel, and the twenty-five others that followed?  Come and celebrate my twenty years of authorship.”

Update : Wednesday, April 14

7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

Via Zoom

Registration required

Enigmatic Engineering Endeavours – 11th Challenge

Children, with or without their parents, use ingenuity to take up various challenges.

Library members only.
Registration required for each session.

Saturday, October 24
Update:
Virtual meeting on Zoom

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Ages 9 to 12
(with or without parents)
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Ages 7 to 9
(with parents)

AID FOR SENIORS

The Aid for Seniors Program offers a range of assistance programs for seniors carried out by our youth. Tasks include:
  • Shovelling safety paths
  • Light indoor cleaning
  • Window washing
  • Grass mowing
  • Hedge trimming
  • Flower planting
  • Weeding
  • Raking
  • And more

 

STM Navette Or: Taxi Service

Description Target group Date Schedule Cost
(residents only)
The STM Navette OR is an easy, flexible transportation option to meet the needs of seniors.

32 stops in Pointe-Claire

Age 65 and up
Pointe-Claire residents
Year round (except on legal holidays) Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

$1,60 $ with OPUS card

$2.70 without OPUS card

Friendly Hello

Description Target group Date Schedule Cost
Program in which seniors receive a call from a student or volunteer. Teas are also organized during the year.This is not an emergency service. Age 65 or over, Pointe-Claire residents Year round Monday, Wednesday and Friday
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free

 

To qualify for the services mentioned above, you must meet the following criteria:

  • All residents in the dwelling are 65 years or older;
  • Resident of Pointe-Claire;
  • Meet the criteria assessed during a home inspection;
  • Your annual income does not exceed:
  • $31,280 for a person living alone in their own home or $37,030 for a couple;

$28,920 for a person living alone in an apartment or $34,770 for a couple

 

For more information, see Senior Services.

AQUATIC CENTRE

Enjoy a wide variety of programs, classes and membership packages designed by the Aquatic Centre to meet your needs.
Click on the link below to see the full programming.

Become more comfortable in the water, learn to  swim or dive, a mixed or adapted programs; several options are available for young children and teens.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied throughout the building by an adult at all times.

Activities for all levels : swimming, diving, aquafitness and more.

 

 

Fitness classes can be found in the Physical Activities section.

Lifeguard, instructor and first aid courses

 

Admission is free for residents with a valid MULTI Card on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

For safety reasons, non-swimmers are not permitted in the 10-lane pool.

 

 

Pointe-Claire Aquatic Club

The City of Pointe-Claire is proud to be the home of passionate and talented swimmers and divers.

 

NAUTICAL ACTIVITIES

 

RECREATIONAL PROGRAM – OPEN PADDLE AND RENTAL

Nautical Activities offers young people and adults a full range of competitive and recreational programs as well as safe, structured activities and rental of small craft so that everyone can enjoy Lake Saint-Louis.

Rent a canoe or a kayak during Open Paddle to explore freely and safely.

 

Exceptionally, reservations and payment will be made online at ludik.pointe-claire.ca.The department reserves the right to cancel due to weather and wind conditions.

It is recommended to bring your own PFD or lifejacket certified by Transport Canada. This equipment must be worn on the water.

 

Schedule

August 23 to September 27

Monday to Friday

  • 4:30 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday

  • 10 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 1 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m.

 


One-hour rentals
Category Resident Non-resident
Adult (18 years +) $15 $20
Teen (12 – 17 years) $8 $11
Youth (5 – 11 years) $5 $7
Toddler (years and under) Free Free

 

 

CANOE KAYAK CLUB COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

In the fall season, most athletes will train between two to five times per week. The activities will take place at the Pointe-Claire Canoe Kayak Club, 75 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road.

See the detailed schedule: www.pointe-claire.ca or  www.pccanoekayak.ca

 


Fall session August 31 to October 30

Age group  Resident Non-resident
U10 – Children born between 2010 and 2011 $50 $70
U12 – Children born between 2009 and 2010 $65 $95
U14 – Youth born between 2011 and 2012 $94 $135

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS

 

Free skating

Come and enjoy the ice with family and friends.

Bob-Birnie Arena

Health safety guidelines at the arena 

Dates Day Time
Update: Special schedule from October 8 to 28 Monday to Sunday Click here for the schedule
From September 8 to December 23 Monday to Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
11:15 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.
10:15 to 11:35 a.m.
From October 9 to December 18 Friday 7 to 8:20 p.m.
From September 12 to December 19 Saturday 7 to 8:20 p.m.
From September 27 to December 30 Sunday 1 to 2:20 p.m.
Free skating cancelled: 12 octobre; 27, 28 et 29 novembre
Reservation required 72 hours in advance: 514-630-1211
Resident: Free admission with MULTI card
Non-resident: Child (age 0-17) : $1 / Adult : $2 / Senior (age 60+): $1
Pass: $12 (7 adult admissions  or 13 child admissions)

 

Free skating – Special for ages 10 and under

Children must be accompanied by an adult on the ice.

Bob-Birnie Area

Health safety guidelines at the arena 

Dates Day Time
September 14 to December 21 Monday 10:15 to 11:05 a.m.
Free skating cancelled: October 12; November 27, 28 and 29
Reservation required: 514-630-1211
Resident: Free admission with MULTI card
Non-resident: Child (age 0-17): $1 / Adult: $2 / Senior (age 60+): $1
Pass: $12 (7 adult admissions or 13 child admissions)

 

Preschool Skating Program

For skaters age 3 or over.

Bob-Birnie Arena

Schedules and tariffs

 

Yoga kids

Games, dancing, songs and yoga poses to develop motor and physical skills and learn to relax.

With Kathleen McAdams

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3
(10 sessions)
Tuesday 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.


NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE
Ages 2 to 5, with a parent
All levels: 77 $

Creative dance

Children develop their physical abilities and expressiveness through technical exercises, dance and games.

With Stéphanie Lachance

OCTOBER 3 TO DECEMBER 19
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: November 7 and 28
Saturday 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 


STEWART HALL
Ages 4 to 5 (child must be 4 years old when registering)

All levels: $65

Multi-dance

Exercises and choreographies give kids an opportunity to explore various dance styles.

With Stéphanie Lachance

OCTOBER 3 TO DECEMBER 19 (10 sessions)

NO CLASS: : November 7 and 28

Ages 6 to 7 – Saturday 12:15 to 1 p.m.

Ages 8 to 12 – Saturday 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Ages 6 to 7: 65 $

Ages 8 to 12: 77 $

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

Dance and cardio 

Modern line dancing

Choreographies are explained step by step to a variety of rhythms.

With Marc Mitchell

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 23
(8 sessions)
NO CLASS:  October 12
Monday 7 to 8:30 p.m.
All levels: $104
OCTOBER 1 TO NOVEMBER 26
(9 sessions)
Thursday 1 to 2:30 p.m.
All levels : $116

 

Belly dancing

Belly dancing makes your joints more supple and improves cardiovascular capacity and muscle tone.

With Aïsha

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 9
(11 sessions)
Beginner – Wednesday 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Intermediate – Wednesday 8:15 to 9:30 p.m.
NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE
All levels: $107

 

 

Classical ballet

Classes including exercises at the barre and on the floor.

With Alison Dewar

 

SEPTEMBER 25 TO NOVEMBER 27 (10 sessions)

Fridays 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

All levels: $11

 

 

 

Multi-dance

Explore different dance styles, including salsa, hip hop, Broadway-style jazz, disco, ballet, African dance, and much more, by learning technical exercises and specific choreographies.
No previous experience required.

With Stéphanie Lachance

 

OCTOBER 3 TO DECEMBER 19
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: November 7 and 28
Saturday 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL
Al levels: $81

 

 

 

Zumba® fitness

Work all your major muscle groups while dancing up a storm.

With Violetta Naumiuk

 

 

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1
(10 sessions)
Tuesday 7 to 8 p.m.

UPDATE
Held virtually on ZoomAll levels : $81

 

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

Low-impact cardio and toning

A cardio workout that will get your heart rate up with fun and easy-to-follow steps without putting any unnecessary stress on joints.
Includes: core strengthening and stretching, as well as exercises with weights, resistance bands and Swiss ball.

With Dolores Paquette

SEPTEMBER 22 TO NOVEMBER 24
(10 sessions)
Tuesday 9 to 10 a.m.
All levels: $65
SEPTEMBER 25 TO NOVEMBER 27
(10 sessions)
Friday 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
All levels: $65

 

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

Pilates

Improve core muscle flexibility and strength.

With Alison Dewar

 

SEPTEMBER 23 TO NOBEMBER 25 (10 sessions)

Wednesday 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.

All levels: $65

SEPTEMBER 25 TO NOVEMBER 27 (10 sessions)

Friday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

All levels: $65

 

 

 

Fusion fitness

Three-part class: cardio, strength training with weights, and stretching and toning on the floor.

With Dolores Paquette

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 26
(10 sessions)
Thursday 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
UPDATE
Held virtually on ZoomAll levels : $81

 

Essentrics – Classical stretching

Dynamic and fluid strengthening and stretching exercises.

With Dolores Paquette

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

SEPTEMBER 21 TO NOVEMBER 20

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: October 12

Monday 5 to 6 p.m

All levels : $65 

SEPTEMBER 22 TO NOVEMBER 24

(10 sessions)

Tuesday 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

All levels : $65 

SEPTEMBER 23 TO NOVEMBER 25

(10 sessions)

Wednesday 5 to 6 p.m

All levels : $65 

SEPTEMBER 25 TO NOVEMBER 27

(10 sessions)

Friday 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

All levels : $65 

Yoga

Participants must bring their own yoga mat.

 

 

Relaxing flow yoga

Form of yoga that encourages relaxation and a mind-body connection: Ashtanga yoga, breathing exercises, sun salutations, various poses and meditation.

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in English

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3 (10 sessions)

Thursday 7 to 8:30 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Intermediate and advanced : $113

 

 

 

Chair yoga and meditation

Improves relaxation and muscle strength while respecting each person’s physical limitations. The chair makes it easier to move from one pose to another.

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in English

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2
(10 sessions)
Wednesday 9:30 to 11 a.m.

STEWART HALL
Beginner : $113

 

Hatha yoga

Gently exercise all body parts, stretch and tone muscles and joints. Breathing poses, relaxation and meditation.

 

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)

Tuesday 8:45 to 9:45 p.m.

With Kathleen McAdams (yoga Kripalu)

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

Beginner and intermediate : $113

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)

Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

With Kathleen McAdams (yoga Kripalu)

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

Beginner and intermediate: $113

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2 (10 sessions)

Beginner — Wednesday 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Intermediate —Wednesday 8:15 to 9:45 p.m

With Louise Morgan (yoga Sivananda)

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

Beginner and Intermediate: $113

 

 

 

Gentle hatha yoga

Breathing techniques and exercises that reduce stress and increase well-being.

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in english

 

 

SEPTEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 18
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: November 6 , 20 and 27
Friday 9 to 10:30 a.m.

STEWART HALL
All levels : $113

 

 

 

Yoga stretching

Combination of stretches inspired by yoga and classical ballet designed to improve flexibility, control and posture.

With Alison Dewar

SEPTEMBER 23 TO NOVEMBER 25 (10 sessions)

Wednesday 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

All levels : $65

SEPTEMBER 25 TO NOVEMBER 27 (10 session)

Friday 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

 

All levels: $65

 

 

 

Tai Chi Chuan – Yang style

Suitable for people of all ages, Yang-style tai chi is characterized by wide, simple and athletic movements.

With Gene Malec

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2
(10 sessions)
Wednesday 7 to 8 p.m. 

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE
All levels : $84

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS – AQUATIC CENTRE

Fitness classes

In response to the pandemic, all classes are sold separately.
We will not be offering membership options this season.

Schedules and tariffs

WEIGHT ROOM – AQUATIC CENTRE

Weight room

Due to the pandemic, the weight room remains closed to the public until further notice.

Check for updates

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Art, music and languages

Preschool Program –
Learning Through play

Workshops on art, music, drama, dance and creative play. Children develop creativity, self-esteem, imagination and motor skills.

FROM SEPTEMBER TO JUNE

Monday to Friday

Activities : 9 to 11:30 a.m.

STEWART HALL

Children ages 3 to 5
Registration underway : 514-630-1220, ext 1774
Space is limited.

 

Suzuki Method Music Program –
Violin and flute Workshop

Founded by Japanese musician and teacher Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki method is based on the mother tongue approach. This method creates a stimulating environment. Parent participation is required: they attend class and supervise home practice.

With Catherine Merklinger, Sallynee Amawat, Alexandre Desjeunes and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

 

FROM SEPTEMBER TO MAY
(31 sessions)
Between 3 and 8:30 p.m.
Duration : 30 to 60 minutes
(depending on the student´s level)VIOLIN : MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY
AND SATURDAYFLUTE: TUESDAY AND THURSDAYUPDATE
Held virtually on ZoomAge 4 and up
Ongoing registration: 514-630-1220, ext. 1777No musical background is necessary.Individual lessons (some group lessons are included).

 

Guitar ou Ukulele –
Individual Lessons

In a casual and fun environment, children learn the basics of the instrument.

With Lynn Ranger

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER (10 sessions)

Wednesday 2:45 to 7:45 p.m. (30 minutes/session)

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

Ages 5 to 17

All levels: $309

 

Art after school –
Nature and Art

Canadian nature, its wildlife and the environment are explored through group discussions, hands-on art activities and experimentation with various materials and techniques: drawing, painting, clay, etc.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)

Tuesday 4:30 to 6:15 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Age 7 and up

All levels : $142

My art studio

Children explore a variety of creative techniques and develop social skills, awareness, dexterity and fine motor skills.

With Andrea Lane

FROM OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3
(10 sessions)
Thursday 4:30 to 6 p.m.

STEWART HALL
Ages 6 to 10
All levels : $113

Little Artists’ studio

Various materials are used to create art projects. A fun way to develop
creative expression and imagination.

.

With Andrea Lane

FROM OCTOBER 3 TO DECEMBER 19
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: November 7 and  28 
Saturday 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
STEWART HALL
Ages 4 to 5
All levels: $87

Elementary Art

Children discover the basic elements of art while exploring various materials and techniques.

With Andrea Lane

FROM OCTOBER 3 TO DECEMBER 19
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: November 7 and 28 
Saturday 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday 1 to 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL
Ages 6 to 10
All levels: $87

 

English for kids

Playful teaching methods are used to help children develop and improve their spoken and written English.

Avec Magdalena Bacz

FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO DECEMBER 7
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: October  12 
Monday 4 to 5 p.m.

UPDATE
Held virtually on ZoomAges 7 to 10
All levels: $77

 

Craft – Little Round Ornament

Children create a pretty ornament. Bird figures are suggested but all ideas are welcome!

Updates:
Sunday, October 25 
Virtual meeting on Zoom1:30 to 2:30 pm.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARYAges 6 to 12Library members only. Registration required (one session per person).

Craft – Cute Tealight Holder

Children decorate a tealight holder using a glass jar, rope and felt-tip pens.

Sunday, October 11

1:30 to 2:30 pm.
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Update:
Virtual meeting on Zoom

Ages 6 to 12
Library members only. Registration required (one session per person).

Craft – Branch Weaving

Children decorate a branch using various materials (ribbons, pearls, wool, etc.), combining creation and recycling.

Sunday, November 8

3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12
Library members only. Registration required.

Craft – MakeDo (STEAM)

Children create an object (robot, etc.) using recycled cardboard and the MakeDo set of screws and safety saws.

Saturday, November 14

Ages 6 to 8: 1 to 2 p.m.
Ages 9 to 12: 3 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Library members only. Registration required.

 

December Craft

Children and their parents make a key ring in the shape of a fir tree using beads. Different sizes of beads will be provided depending on the age of the child.

Sunday, December 6 

1 to 2:30 p.m.
3 to 4:30 p.m.

Bibliothèque centrale

Ages to 12

Library members only. Registration required.

 


Reading Workshops

STORY HOUR

 

Stories, songs and the occasional craft. Participation is limited to one story-hour series per child (French or English; Central or Valois, for the same age group). Brothers and sisters of those registered may also attend.

Library members only. Registration required. A parent must attend.

Heure du conte

A craft is included.

Central Library

September 22 to December 1

Tuesday
9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (French)

Update:
Until October 27 
Virtual meeting on Zoom

Ages 2 to 5, with a parent

Bébés-comptines

CENTRAL LIBRARY

September 22 to December 1

Tuesday
10:45 to 11:15 a.m. (French)

Update:
Sunday, October 27 
Virtual meeting on Zoom

From birth to 23 months, with a parent

Puss’n Books

CENTRAL LIBRARY

23 to December 2

Wednesday
10 to 10:30 a.m. (English)

Update:
Sunday, October 28 
Virtual meeting on Zoom

15 to 35 months, with a parent

 

Mother Goose 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

September 23 to December 2

Wednesday
11 to 11:30 a.m. (English)

Update:
Sunday, October 28 
Virtual meeting on Zoom

From birth to 14 months, with a parent

 

Story Time 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

September 24 to December 3

Thursday
9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (English)

Updates:
Sunday, October 22 
Virtual meeting on Zoom

Ages 2½ to 5, with a parent

 

Mother Goose at Valois

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

September 25 to December 4

Friday
9:30 to 10 a.m. (English)

Updates:
Sunday, October 23 
Virtual meeting on Zoom

From birth to 23 months, with a parent

Story Time at Valois

The library will be reserved for this activity. A craft is included.

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

September 25 to December 4

Friday
10:30 to 11:15 a.m. (English)

Updates:
Sunday, October 23 
Virtual meeting on Zoom

Ages 2 to 5, with a parent 

Valois Morning Storytime and Action Songs

The library will be reserved for this activity. A craft is included for children age 2 and up.

Library members only. Registration required for each session.

 

Saturdays

September 19
Ootober 31 (Halloween) 
November 21
December 5

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 2 to 4: 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (English)

From birth to 23 months:  11 to 11:30 a.m. (English)

 

4 O’Clock Craft Club

Children explore their creativity with a story and a craft.

 

From September 25 to December 4

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

Friday
4 to 5 p.m. (English)

Ages 6 to 9 

Update:
Sunday, October 23 
Virtual meeting on Zoom

 

Library members only. Registration required.

 

 

Story Hour ‒ B is for Biodiversity

As part of Science Awareness Week, biodiversity is in the spotlight. A craft is included.

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Library members only.
Registration required.

Saturday, September 26

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (English)

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

Sunday, September 27

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (English)

3:30 to 4:30 (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Heure du conte – Matinées à Valois

The library will be reserved for this activity.
A craft is included for children age 2 and up.

Presence of a parent required

 

Library members only.
Registration required for each session.

Saturdays

October 17 :  
Virtual meeting on Zoom

November 7: Library – Valois Branch

Ages 2 to 4 : 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (French)

From birth to 23 months :  11 to 11:30 a.m. (French)

 

Halloween Story Hour

Children are encouraged to wear a costume.

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Library members only.
Registration required.

Saturday, October 31

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (French)

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

Sunday, November 1

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Sunday, November 1

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Story Hour – First Names

A story hour with books featuring first names.
A craft is included.

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

 

Library members only. Registration required.

Sunday, November 22

CENTRAL LIBRARY

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (English)


3:30 to 4:30 (French)

 

 

Christmas Story Hour and Songs

Family fun including Christmas stories, carols, and a visit from Santa.

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Library members only.
Registration required.

Sunday, December 13

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Sunday. December 13

3:30 to 4:30 (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Wednesday, December 9

6:30 to 7:30 (English)

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

 

Read to a Dog

Children who struggle with reading can read to a certified therapy dog weekly for 15 minutes to boost self-esteem and become more literate. Parents are nearby, but out of sight for optimal interaction with the child. An employee of the children’s section oversees the session.

With dogs from Caring Paws (trained in zootherapy)

Virtual (Zoom)

Ages 7 to 11

Library members only / Registration required.

With Dahlia October 5 to December 14

Monday: 3:30 p.m., 3:50 p.m. or 4:10 p.m.

With Tibles October 6 to December 15

Mardi: 4 p.m.
(English)

With Abby October 7 to December 16

Wednesday: 4 p.m., 4:20 p.m. or 4:40 p.m.
(English)

With Cosmo October 8 to December 17

Thursday: 4 p.m., 4:20 p.m. or 4:40 p.m.
(English)

With Stella October 9 to December 18

Friday: 3:30 p.m., 3:50 p.m. or 4:10 p.m.
(English)

With Tibles October 9 to December 18

Friday: 4:30 p.m.
(English)

 

Book Clubs 

Monthly meetings to share the love of books.

Library members only.
Registration required.

Grade 3 (ages 8 and 9)

Thursdays 
September 10 
October 8 
November 5 
December 34 to 5 p.m. (French)
CENTRAL LIBRARY
Grade 4 (Ages 9 and 10)

 

Thursdays 
September 17 
October 15
November 12 
December 104 to 5 p.m. (French)
CENTRAL LIBRARY
Ages 9 to 12

Mondays
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 14

3:15  to 4:15 p.m. (English)
LIBRARY – VALOIS bRANCH

 

Book Selection Committee

This committee is dedicated to improving the collection available to pre-teens.

Once a month, youth help select books.

Grade 5 and 6 (ages 10 to 12)

Central Library

Library members only.
Registration required.

Fridays
September 11
October 9
November 6  
December 4 
4 to 5 p.m. (English)
Thursdays
September 24
October 22
November 19
December 17
4 to 5 p.m. (French)

Entertainment

Enigmatic Engineering Endeavours

Children, with or without their parents, use ingenuity to take up various challenges.

Library members only.
Registration required for each session.

Ages 10 to 12 (with parents) Sunday, September 20 – Challenge 10
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
CENTRAL LIBRARY
Ages 10 to 12 (with parents) Sunday, December 12 – Challenge 12
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
CENTRAL LIBRARY
Ages 7 to 9 (with parents) Saturday, December 12 – Challenge 12
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
CENTRAL LIBRARY
Ages 9 to 12 (with parents) Saturday, October 24 – Challenge 11
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Update:
Virtual meeting on Zoom
Ages 7 to 9 (with parents) Saturday, October 24  – Challenge 11
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Update:
Virtual meeting on Zoom

 

Beauty of the Sky

Astronomy enthusiast Pierre Tournay will share his love of celestial objects. Using images, he will show what you can see with your eyes, binoculars or specialized equipment, and will then answer questions.

Via Zoom

 

Library members only.
Registration required.

Sunday, October 18

1:15 to 2:45 p.m. (English)

Sunday, October 18

3 to 4:30 p.m. (French)

Ages 7 and up

 

Programming – Ozobot

This STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) workshop combines coding and creativity in fun experiments. Children learn Ozocodes to control a robot using colour markers.

*Registration for one activity only: Ozobot OR Programming Robots – Dash

 

Sunday, October 25 

1 to 2 p.m.

Ages 8 to 10

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Library members only.
Registration required.

Programming Robots – Dash

Children explore the world of robots with Dash the robot.

Important: Tablet or cell phone required. The following five Wonder Workshop apps must be downloaded before the activity: Go, Path, Wonder, Xylo, and Blockly.

*Registration for one activity only: Ozobot OR Programming Robots – Dash

Sunday, October 25

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Ages 10 to 12

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Library members only.
Registration required.

 

Live VIP Quiz with Randolph

Families take part in a live VIP quiz for children with one of Randolph’s experienced quizmasters, from the comfort of their homes.

Friday, November 6

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Ages 7 and up

Update: Online activity (through the Zoom platform)

Library members only.
Registration required.

 

Celebration of hockey

Pointe-Claire native and resident Dave Stubbs is a columnist and historian for the National Hockey League, and writes for NHL.com. Having covered the game for more than 40 years, he will speak about the history of hockey, the evolution of equipment (with some show-and-tell), and this extraordinary NHL season. Question period.

Saturday, November 21

2 to 3:30 p.m. (English)

Ages 7 and up

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Library members only.
Registration required.

 

Family movie

Family fun with a movie! Movies will be announced two weeks prior at the Library, on the biblio.pointe-claire.ca portal, and in the Cultural@Connection newsletter. Movies shown in French will have English subtitles, and vice-versa.

Subscribe to the newsletter Cultural@Connection !

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required: at the Children’s Info desk  or by calling 514-630-1218, ext. 1623

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Friday, September 18
(French)

Friday, October 9
(English)

Friday, November 20
(French)

Friday, December 4
(English)

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Saturday, December 19
(French)

Monday, December 21
(English)

Tuesday, December 22
(English)

Wednesday, December 23
(French)

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENAGERS

Volunteering at the Library

Information: 514-630-1218, et. 1633.

Library members only.
Teen volunteer application forms available at www.pointe-claire.ca

Assisting Activity Facilitators

Teens earn volunteer hours by helping with a variety of activities.

Various dates and times

LIBRARY– CENTRAL AND VALOIS
Ages 12 to 17

Book Reviews

Teens write a short book review online and earn 15 minutes of volunteer time! Reviews will be published in the library catalogue.

Schedule according to participants’ availability.

LIBRARY– CENTRAL AND VALOIS
Ages 12 to 17

Book Selection Committee

Teens earn volunteer hours by helping select books for the teen collection. All participants must participate actively.

Ages 12 to 17

Mondays
September 21
October 19
November 164:30 to 5:30 p.m.
(English)
Virtual meetings (Zoom)Tuesdays
October 20 and December 8

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
(French)
Central Library

Decoration Committee

Teens earn volunteer hours by creating decorations for the teen and children’s sections.

Fridays
September 25
October 30
November 27
4 to 5:30 p.m.CENTRAL LIBRARY
Ages 12 to 17

Technology and Programming

All participants must bring a recent PC or Mac laptop. A limited number of laptops are available for reservation on Ludik.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Library members only.
Registration required for each session.

Solar USB Charger

Learn the basics of solar energy as well as electronic soldering to build a 5V cell-phone charging panel. Thursday, October 22

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (in English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

All about the Internet

The Internet, its origins and how it works. Who invented it and why? When was it first popularized?

With Leo Collard, software developer

Thursday, November 5
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.CENTRAL LIBRARY
Ages 12 to 17

Arduino Projects

Arduino brings computer programming into the physical world, by coding and creating projects with actual lights, motors, sensors and more.

Note: Participants must bring a laptop with Arduino IDE software installed. (https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software)

With Christine Laurent

Thursday, December 3

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Homework Club

Teens can drop in to this biweekly club and work with their peers in a quiet space dedicated to homework.

Limited space. First come, first served.

Friday, September 18
4 to 5:30 p.m.

Fridays
October 2
November 13
December 11
4 to 6 p.m.CENTRAL LIBRARYAges 12 to 17

Life Skills Workshop – Job Hunting

Learn about job market strategies, how to write a CV and ace an interview.

With West Island Carrefour jeunesse-emploi

Tuesday, October 6

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Registration required

Virtual meeting (Zoom)

Ages 14 to 25

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

Art

Artists’s study group –
Studio with live model

Develop your artistic skills using your choice of mediums and working from a live model.

No instructor.
Coordinator: Fred Parkinson

FROM SEPTEMBER 14 TO DECEMBER 7
AND FROM JANUARY 11 TO APRIL 12
(25 sessions)
NO CLASS: October 12 and April 5
Monday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CENTRE NOËL- LEGAULT
Intermediate and advanced : 386 $
(Model fees are included)
Registration : 514630-1220, ext. 1774

Art Walks

A discovery of Montréal’s vibrant art scene through visits to contemporary and classical art galleries. Participants must get to the locations themselves.

With Mimi Ramalho, art historian and educator

SEPTEMBER 19, OCTOBER 3 AND 24,
NOVEMBER 14 AND 28
(5 sessions)

Saturday 1 to 5 p.m.

All levels : $36/session

Watercolours

Explore ways to work with watercolours using collage, pen, ink, wax resist and watercolour pencils to create luminous and original effects on paper.

With Valerie McKee
Mainly in English.

FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO DECEMBER 7
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: OCTOBER 12 
Monday 1 to 4 p.m.
UPDATE
Held virtually on ZoomAll levels: $226

Pastel –
Landscape and Still Life

 

Learn the basics of applying pastels and planning paintings from life and photos: composition,colour and finishing.

With Susan Strater

FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)

Tuesday 1 to 4 p.m. M

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $226

Oil-Acrylic Painting Studio

Learn the process of creating a canvas through specific exercises focusing on colour and how they can be used to
create perspective, volume and texture.With Venecija Levi-Breder
FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)

Tuesday 12:45 to 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday 7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $259

Drawing Studio

Learn the basic elements of drawing through an academic approach and apply the concepts to art work.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2 (10 sessions)

Wednesday 1 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $259

Artissimo –
Drawing and Painting
Workshop

Geared towards beginners who want to learn the basics of drawing and then try their hand at painting.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

 

FROM OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3 (10 sessions)

Thursday 1 to 4 p.m.

Thursday 5 to 8 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $259

Mixed Media on Papel

Explore various art techniques on paper (collage, painting and printing) in a figurative and abstract manner.

With Valerie McKee

FROM OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3 (10 sessions)

Thursday 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.

NOËL- LEGAULT CENTRE

Beginner: $162

Contemporary Figure

Test creative approaches, with or without live models, and explore drawing, painting and collage techniques. Sessions focus on learning by intuition and freedom of expression.

With Valerie McKee

FROM OCTOBER TO DECEMBER 3 (10 sessions)

Thursday 1 to 4 p.m.

NOËL- LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $226

Crafts

Soapstone Carving

Learn the basics (tools, techniques, and finishing processes) and create your own sculpture.

With Rafic Dagher

FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO DECEMBER 7
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: October 12
Monday 7 to 9:30 p.mSTEWART HALL
All levels: $178

Stained Glass

Explore different stained glass techniques and create your personal project.

With Anne Whelan

FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1
(10 sessions)
Tuesday 6:30 à 9:30 p.m.

NOËL- LEGAULT CENTRE
All levels: $180
List of materials to purchase provided on the first day of the workshop (approx. $230)

Craft – Advent Wreath

Create your own Advent wreath for your family.

With Janet Callary

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

10 to 11:30 a.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required

Non-members: $15

 

Knitting

Knitting Club

Participants bring their current knitting project to complete it in good company.

Limited “in-person” spaces

With Janet Callary

Update:
September 30:
Library – Valois BranchOctober 7, 14, 21, 28: virtual meeting on ZoomNovember 4, 11, 18
(8 sessions) :
Library – Valois BranchWednesday 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Registration required.
Non-members : $15

Virtual Knitting Club

Participants bring their current knitting project to complete it in good company..

Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.

With Geneviève Lussier

September 28
October 5, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23
NO CLASS: October 12
(8 sessions)
Monday 7 to 8 p.m.

Virtual only (Zoom)
Registration required.
Non-members : $15

Reading and writing workshops

Bingo Bubble

Have you filled out your Bingo card? Drop it in the raffle box by September 30. Don’t miss your chance to win one of three $50 gift cards to a bookstore of your choice. If you can’t print the Bingo card, write your answers on a sheet of paper with your name and MULTI card number on it. LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

 

Book Clubs

Come join a group of avid readers for lively discussions on a wide range of books. Members will alternate between limited in-person spaces and virtual meetings held simultaneously. Zoom training will be available for those participating virtually. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.

Registration required
Non-members: $10

Book Discussion Club

With Olivia Raco

(9 sessions)
September 30
October 28
November 25
December 16
January 13
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12

Wednesday 1 to 3 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL (Zoom)

Club de lecture

with Amélie Boivin Handfield

(9 sessions)
September 23
October 21
November 18
December 15*
January 20
February 17
March 17
April 21
May 19

Wednesday 1 to 3 p.m. (French)

*Tuesday 1 to 3 p.m. h

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL (Zoom)

Evening Book Club

With Grace Lee

(9 sessions)
October 1
October 29
November 26
December 17
January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13

Thursday 7 to 8 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL (Zoom)

Stewart Hall Book Club

With Lise Payette

(9 sessions)
September 28
October 26
November 23
December 14
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10

Monday 1 to 3 p.m. (English)

READING ROOM STEWART HALL AND VIRTUAL (Zoom)

Valois Book Club

With Lynn Collins

(9 sessions)
September 28
October 26
November 23
December 14
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10

Monday 7 to 9 p.m. (English)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH AND VITRUAL (Zoom)

Online Book Club

Discover other readers’ favourites, recommended reads, and treasured book lists.

With Michelle Payette-Daoust

pcplblog.wordpress.com (English)

 

Circle of Life Writers 1

A memoir group whose members exchange writing tips. Participants discuss written drafts and receive supportive feedback.

Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.

With Karen Zey

September 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8
(11 sessions)
Tuesday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English)
Virtual only (Zoom)
BeginnerRegistration required.
Non-members: $10

Circle of Life Writers 2

A memoir group for those with workshop experience. Participants exchange written feedback and discuss possible revisions.

Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.

with Karen Zey

September 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26
(11 sessions)
Thursday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English)
Virtual only (Zoom)
Intermediate
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Creative Journaling

Using inspriring writing techniques, drawing and collage, Creative Journaling is a tool to achieve personal development.

9 X 12 inch (23 X 30.5 cm) unlined sketchbook is required. All other materials will be available on loan at the Library.
Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.

With Hélène Brunet

September 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 23

Friday 10 .m. to 12 p.m.
(English)Virtual only (Zoom)
Beginner and Intermediate
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

 

Creative Writing

Beginners and published authors will feel comfortable in this group of writers that has been thriving for over 15 years.

With Tim Fain

Beginner and Intermediate
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

 

Central Library

September 14, 21, 28 
October 5, 19, 26
November 2, 9
(8 sessions)

NO CLASS: October 12

Monday 7 to 9 p.m. (English)

Library – Valois Branch and virtual meetings (Zoom) simultaneously

Update: in October, meetings are online only

September 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11
(8 sessions)
Wednesday 3 to 5 p.m.
(English)

 

Languages et cultures 

Intermediate German 4

Knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is enhanced to hone conversation and listening skills.

With Liane Harmat

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1
(10 sessions)
Tuesday 5 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. 

UPDATE
Held virtually on ZoomIntermediate: $146

Intermediate English

Develop your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary through discussions, exercises and activities.

With Magdalena Bacz

FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO DECEMBER 7 (10 sessions)

NO CLASS: October 12

Monday 6 to 8 p.m.

UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom

Intermediate: $146

Spanish for Beginners 

Thematic vocabulary exercises, and grammar and syntax rules.

Avec Laura Molina

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2
(10 sessions)
Wednesday 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Beginner: $146*
Thursday 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Beginner: $113*
UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom*Textbook and workbook required.

Intermediate Spanish

Discussions and life stories are used
to practice verb tenses.With Laura Molina

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2
(10 sessions)
Wednesday 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
Intermediate: $146*

Thursday 8:15 to 9:45
Intermediate: $113*
UPDATE
Held virtually on Zoom*Textbook and workbook required.

Italian for Beginners

Understanding the language through
vocabulary, grammar and culture.
With Jacqueline Samperi ManganWith Jacqueline Samperi Mangan

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)

Tuesday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $146
*Textbook and workbook required.
(Approx. $70)

Conversational Italian –
Fluency Workshop

An Italian language and culture workshop
focused on everyday situations.With Maria Eugenia Giochi

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 24 (10 sessions)

Tuesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m.

14FROM OCTOBER 2 TO DECEMBER 4 (10 sessions)

Friday 10 a.m.to 12 p.m.
Friday 1 to 3 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Advanced: $146

Computers

How to Succeed at Collaborative Work

The new reality of working from home can present many challenges. The Library offers a number of online tutorials that can help.  Go to the Library portal

ZoomTutorials 

Want to participate in an activity but would prefer to keep your distance?

Most of the library’s workshops and lectures will be offered through the Zoom platform.

Try these simple Zoom Tutorials at: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

If you need more help, please call us at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Cyber Security

With Paul Desormeaux

Virtual meeting (Zoom)

Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.

November 3, 10, 17 (3 sessions)
Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. (English)

Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Privacy protection

Learn what you can do to protect your personal information and reduce the risk of identity theft.

Spam and malware

An introduction to spam, scams and other malware. Learn how to eliminate spam from your inbox.

Authentification

Best practices for password management and multi-factor authentication (MFA).

 

 

 

Dropbox et Google Drive

Learn how to use the cloud to store your documents.

With Denis Richard Junior

Wednesday, December 2
1:30 to 3 p.m. (English)
3:30 to 4:45 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY
Registration required.
Non-members: $15

Book a Librarian

One-on-one assistance with e-mail, Internet, Word, Windows, your eReader or tablet, or the Library catalogue and databases. 514-630 1218, ext 1630

Personal Development and well-being

Financial Literacy

Workshop on managing your money: budget planning, investing, living well in retirement, insurance and estate planning.

Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.

With Deborah Leahy

September 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20
(5 sessions)
Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. (English)
Virtual only (Zoom)
Open to all.
Registration required.

Take Charge of Your Life – How to Get What You Need

Workshop on understanding the choices you make, becoming aware of your internal motivations, and creating positive relationship habits.

Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.

With Ellen B. Gélinas, educator and comedian, William Glasser International

October 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18, 25
(6 sessions)
Wednesday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English) Virtual only (Zoom)
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Occasion de bénévolat – Compagnons de conversation française

Compagnons de conversation française are volunteers who meet regularly with people looking to practise their French. Meetings are held at the library.

30-minute meetings in the library (Library – Central and Valois)

1-hour Virtual meetings using a platform of your choice (Teams, Facetime, Messenger or others)

Update: FROM OCTOBER 29 TO DECEMBER 18
(10 sessions)
Volunteers and learners: Application form required

Discovery workshops

Zen Drawing

A drawing workshop with a calm and inspired artist to introduce you to the basics of a new hobby that will contribute to your inner peace. Material provided.

Saturday, October 10

1 to 4 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

How to Use the Internet to Find Your Ancestors

Genealogy is the world’s fastest growing pastime. Gary Schroder has extensive knowledge of North American and European genealogical sources.

Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.

With Gary Schroder, president of the Quebec Family History Society and International lecturer.

October 8 et 15 (2 sessions)

Thursday 6 to 9 p.m. (English)

VIRTUAL MEETING (Zoom)

Beginner and Intermediate

Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Bridge – Learn to Play Online

More than just entertainment, bridge is a great way to develop communication and confidence as well as gain insight into others and yourself. Meet in person, but play online (no card sharing!).

Bring your own laptop or tablet. Please download the free app “Bridgebase.com” before the first class. You must create a username and have a valid e-mail address.

Need help with the app? Please call the Information desk at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Bridge – Beginner

Learn the basics.

With Ellen Simpson

September 14, 21, 28
October 5, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: October 12
Monday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(English)
September 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 30
November 6, 13, 20, 27
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: October 23
Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
(English)

Bridge – Intermediate

Learn proper bidding strategies.

With Francis Thérien

September 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16, 30
November 6, 13
(8 sessions)
NO CLASS: October 23
Friday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
November 20, 27
December 4, 11, 18
January 8, 15, 22
(8 sessions)
NO CLASS: December 25 and January 1
Friday 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

 

Movies

Film Club 

Enjoy our selection of great foreign films, National Film Board (NFB) documentaries, and inspirational crowd pleasers.

More details at the Central Library circulation desk.

General public
Registration required in person or by calling 514-630-1218.

Afternoon Films

Tuesdays

September 15
October 20 (cancelled)
November 24
December 8

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English)

Tuesdays

September 1
October 6
November 3
December 1

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (French)

 

Tastings

Blind Wine Tasting: An Evening of Discovery

Tasting wines with hidden labels is
great fun! Rely on your senses and
uncover the truth. An eclectic selection
from all over the world will be sampled.With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
7 to 10 p.m.
STEWART HALL
All levels: $55

A North-American Wine Tour

From local Québec vineyards to sunny California, North America has what it takes to quench your wine thirst. Sample world-class varietal wines from Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

7 to 10 p.m

STEWART HALL

All levels: $57

Discover the wines of Spain

Spain is Europe’s third-largest wine producing nation. Explore the diversity, traditions and excellence of its many regions.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, NOCEMBER 12

7 to 10 p.m

.STEWART HALL

All levels: $57

The Wines of Central Italy

Central Italian regions such as Tuscany,
Abruzzo and Marche offer irresistible
classic wines based on varietals such
as Sangiovese and Montepulciano.
The perfect conditions to produce
tantalizing whites and elegant reds.With Giancarlo Rivera
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
7 to 10 p.m.
STEWART HALL
All levels: $59

Wine: Best Value for the Holidays

High-quality wines at a good price point are sought after by all oenophiles. Discover great locally available wines that are perfect for the Holidays.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $51

TALKS, LECTURES AND AUTHOR EVENTS

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL (ZOOM)

Update: in October, events are online only

Free admission (if no other precision) 

NEW – Attend the lecture of your choice online (through the Zoom platform)

 

  • Registration required: Starting 2 weeks prior to the event
  • On-site participation (space limited): Register by calling 514-630-1218.
  • To access videoconferences: Registration required at least 24 hours in advance at: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca  or 514-630-1218 (indicate the title and date of the lecture, along with your e-mail address).

 

Gardening for Body and Soul

Wanda Mitkiewicz elaborates on the various styles of gardens, including new ways of planting vegetable gardens and ideas for growing flowers, vegetables and herbs in small spaces.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English) 

To Alaska! From Vancouver to Glacier Bay – Cruising BC’s Inside Passage

Fulfilling his 88-year old mother’s bucket list, Frederic Hore takes a family reunion cruise to Alaska. Their exciting adventure includes encountering bears, viewing  breaching whales, witnessing stunning mountainous landscapes, visiting old lumber towns and awesome glaciers, and experiencing a shaky ride on the historic Yukon Pass Railway!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
7 to 8:30 p.m.(English) 

 

Yoga pour le visage avec Carole Morency

The emerging trend of face yoga aims to rejuvenate your face by strengthening and relaxing facial muscles through a series of small but specific movements. Come and make faces at this workshop!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
7 to 8:30 p.m. (French) 

 

The Optimist Challenge – 21 Days of Joy avec Rossana Bruzzone

As the initiator of the Festival du Bonheur de Montréal, Rossana wishes to share her optimism and her joie de vivre. Through her book, The Optimist Challenge – 21 Days of Joy, she presents a reflection on the opportunities for joy, wonder and gratitude that are available to us. She suggests that we experience 21 small daily challenges to sharpen our sense of happiness.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
7 to 8:30 (English)

 

Yoga for your face with Carole Morency

The emerging trend of face yoga aims to rejuvenate your face by strengthening and relaxing facial muscles through a series of small but specific movements. Come and make faces at this workshop!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

 

Whole-food and crockpot avec Sarah Khatri

We know that a diet based on processed food can be detrimental to our health, but with such busy lives, who has time to prepare every meal? Sarah will share a few simple guidelines to show you how to add more fresh foods to your diet. Learn how a crockpot can become part of the plan.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

 

Micheline Duff – Mon histoire derrière mes histoires

I published my first book at the age of 56. Want to know how and why I embarked on this new career at this age, and what events inspired my first novel, and the twenty-five others that followed? Come and celebrate my twenty years of authorship.
As part of Public Library Week.

Update : WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

 

 

Movie – A Place of Tide and Time

In the town of Rivière-Saint-Paul on the lower North shore, the younger generation leave their families to pursue their studies. Facing a declining fishing industry, their parents cling to the traditional way of life. A Place of Tide and Time confronts the visions of two generations and offers a nuanced reflection of this corner of Québec.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
7 to 8:30 p.m. (in English with French subtitles)

       

 

Kathleen Murphy – Decluttering and Organizing

Learn to get organized with expert Kathleen Murphy, Director of OrganizingOptions.com. Learn practical, and easy ways to set up organizing systems that can work for you and your ways of living and working.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4 
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

 

Bons pour votre cerveau, les aliments qui influent votre humeur

Learn how to nourish and stimulate your brain in order to feel well mentally and physically. With Nevine Elchibini

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

 

Duncan Macpherson: an appreciation of one Canadian cartoonist for another by Terry Mosher

Duncan Macpherson worked at the Toronto Star and was considered Canada’s most celebrated political cartoonist. His style was distinctive: wicked, mischievous and sometimes cruel. He once claimed “Terry Mosher is an irritating man and a genius”. Book signing to follow.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)