Leisure – Winter 2022

COVID-19

Due to the measures announced by Public Health and the Québec government as well as the evolving pandemic situation:

  • Registration for spring break camp was planned for January has been suspended until further notice and will be confirmed at the beginning of 2022.

  • Some culture, sports and leisure activities will be held by videoconference on the Zoom platform (information will be updated on LUDIK).

  • The programming is subject to change.

A world of activities for you to enjoy!

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Click on a section below to display the corresponding programming.

REGISTRATION DATES

Online registration is required for most activities. Registration dates and activities are subject to change according to public health guidelines.

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:

  • Aquatic Centre
  • City Hall
  • Library

Aquatic Centre

Winter session

Residents and Non-residents: The registration period is over.

 

Spring and summer sessions

Registration dates will be announced at a later date, depending on evolving government and public health guidelines.

Nautical Activities
(Canoe Kayak)

Recreational Program

Residents: Starting Tuesday, April 5 at 9 a.m.

Non-residents: Starting Thursday, April 14 at 9 a.m.

Registration assistance: April 5 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (514-630-1256) and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. (514-630-1266)

 

Competitive program – Canoe Kayak Club

Residents: Starting Tuesday, April 5 at 9 a.m.

Non-residents: Starting Thursday, April 14 at 9 a.m.

Registration assistance: April 5 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (514-630-1256) and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. (514-630-1266)

Cultural Centre

Registration dates are the same for activities at the Noël-Legault Community Centre.

Residents: Starting Tuesday, January 11 at 7 pm.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, January 13 at 7 pm.

Registration assistance: January 11 and 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1366

 

Learning through play preschool program: Registration underway.

Information: 514-630-1220, ext.1774

 

Suzuki flute and violin program: Registration underway.

Information: 514-630-1220, ext.1777

Spring Break Camp

Registration for spring break camp is suspended until further notice.

Day Camps

Residents only: Starting Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.
Registration assistance: April 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 514-630-1366

Recreation

Preschool Skating Program
Residents and non-residents: Registration underway until January 12 at 9 p.m. 

Information: 514-630-1211 

Library

Residents: Starting Tuesday, January 11 at 7 p.m.

Non-residents: Starting Thursday, January 13 at 7 p.m.

Registration assistance: January 11 and 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1225

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS: If the activity is cancelled, the registration fees will be refunded in full. If a participant cancels, a refund will be granted when there is a major reason for cancellation and the request is made before the activity begins.

 

 

ADDRESS BOOKS AND OPENING HOURS

LES RENDEZ-VOUS CULTURELS 2022 (CULTURE DAYS)

Details to come. Stay tuned!

SPECIAL EVENTS

NIGHT OF READING 

Storytime – Starry Night

For Night of Reading, children listen to stories read by candlelight by teen volunteers.

and


Craft
– Ursa Major (Big Dipper)

Children discover constellations and create one using small lights.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

 

BY VIDEOCONFERENCE

Ages 4 to 6 and their parents
Members only.
Registration required.

Manga and Anime Night

For Night of Reading, an otaku talks about manga and anime that were popular in 2021 and to come in 2022.

With Fannie Gervais

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

BY VIDEOCONFERENCE

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

Craft – Ursa Major (Big Dipper)

Children discover constellations and create one using small lights.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

8 to 8:30 p.m.

 

BY VIDEOCONFERENCE

Ages 7 to 10
Members only.
Registration required.

Rencontre avec l’écrivain innu Michel Jean

Through this quest for identity, there is the discovery of the power possessed by Aboriginal literature, which turns out to be a powerful transmission for the culture and history of a people, that of the First Nations.

Tonight, we will be talking about the books Le vent en parle encore (2015 republished in 2021) which deals with the issue of Indigenous residential schools, Elle et nous (2016) on the quest for identity, Kukum (2019) on the forced sedentarization of natives and Tiohtiáke (2021) of the consequences for children whose parents were forcibly sent to residential schools.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

7 to 7:45 p.m. (French)

Videoconference only (Zoom)

 

Registration required, before 4 p.m. on the day of the lecture, by e-mail conference_bib@pointe-claire.ca (indicate the title and date of the lecture, along with your e-mail address), or by telephone at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

 

24 HOURS OF SCIENCE 

Make Your Own Stickers

With the new Scan’n’Cut machine, teens are invited to make their own stickers and to print them directly at the Library. They will leave with their amazing creations.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 5

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

PROFESSIONAL DAYS

It’s not always easy to figure out what we want to do in life. That’s why the Library is organizing three professional days so that young people can discover all kinds of careers. Professionals will talk about the realities of their job.

That’s a Job?!

This professional day is dedicated to little known, but exciting, careers. Costume artists, library technicians or air traffic controllers, you can bet they have a lot to say about their job!

With the participation of Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de l’Ouest-de-l’Île.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 14 to 30
Registration required by e-mail at info-jeunes@pointe-claire.ca.

 

Upcoming professional days:
College? Not for me! – Summer 2022
I love school! – Fall 2022

SPRING BREAK

Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Camp

A safe and fun environment for children during Spring Break.

The 2022 Spring Break Camp is reserved to children living in Pointe-Claire.
Click here to see the registration dates.

Spring Break Activities

Storytime – Surprise ! 

The theme for this storytime will be revealed the day of the event. Followed by a craft activity.

 

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

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

 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH*

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (English)

3:30 to 4:15 p.m. (French)

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Chess Clinic

Kids receive advice on their chess techniques.

With Captain Catalyst

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

2 to 3 p.m. (English)

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

 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

 

Ages 6 to 12 
Members only.
Registration required.

Family Movie

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

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Members only.
Registration required.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (English)

THURSDAY, MARCH 3 (French)

6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28 (French)

TUESDAY, MARCH 1 (English)

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

S.T.E.A.M. Club

S.T.E.A.M. activity for kids (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

 

Ages 8 to 12
Members only.
Registration required.

Trumpet “N” Tuba

 

A bit boisterous and good-humored, these two musicians blow trumpets and tuba to get the crowd swinging while introducing young people to the wonderful world of music. Through their travels, they have brought back music from all over the world and from all eras… and much more.

Worsk: Baroque music, classical music, romantic music, musical tales, jazz, klezmer… no matter the style of music, the TNT – Trumpet ‘N’ Tuba duo entertains the audience with an… explosive energy!

 

WITH: Frédéric Demers, Samuel Lalande-Markon

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 

3 p.m. (French)

 

STEWART HALL – GRAND SALON

For the whole family

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

Craft – Fishing Game

Children make their own fishing rod and fish. Fishing season will be open year-round at home!

 

Ages 6 to 12, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28

2 to 3 p.m. (English)

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

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

2 to 3 p.m.

 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH*

Programming – mTiny

With the mTiny robot, computer programming is screen-free thanks to thematic maps called coding maps to direct the robot forwards, backwards and side to side, and to perform all kinds of other movements. These maps allow for the creation of interactive, stimulating and fun games.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

4 to 5 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 5 to 7, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

LEGO Club

Children build something that is related to the given theme or just follow their imagination.

Theme: Robots and starships

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 12
Members only.
Registration required.

Bilingual Storytime – Promenons-nous dans les bois

pendant que le loup n’y est pas… stories and interactive songs that take place in the forest. Followed by a craft activity.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

Tabletop Gaming Afternoon

Alone or in teams, teens can test their abilities with different tabletop games.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

2 to 4 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

Science – Dry Ice

Children discover the different states of matter through a series of captivating demonstrations and activities based on curiosity.

The workshop will be adjusted according to the age of participants.

Presence of a parent required.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Ages 3 to 5:
10:30 to 11 a.m. (English)
11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (French)

Ages 6 to 12:
1 to 2 p.m. (English)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (French)

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Members only.
Registration required.

Tableaux Musique

Tableaux Musique is a journey weaved between dream and reality. Two strange characters invite us to visit their memories from the great outdoors through sounds and images: the desert and its festive caravans, the weightlessness of space, the spongy and slippery seabed, the chant of the insects in the forest and the radiant joy that comes with the first snow. A unique journey of the senses where music, song and the sounds of the universe converse.

Performers: Mélanie Cullin, Marie-Noëlle Choquette

Presented by Moulin à musique

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

3 p.m.

 

STEWART HALL – GRAND SALON

Ages 2 to 5
Without words

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

EARTH DAY

Activités pour sensibiliser petits et grands sur les sujets en lien avec l’environnement.

Reducing Your Home Heating Costs 

Financing programs and assistance exist allowing you to reduce the loss of heat in your home, thereby increasing comfort and decreasing energy consumption (and cost!).

Find out about programs like Novoclimat, Rénoclimat, Chauffez Vert, Sustainable Green Building and LEED, FIME municipal financing, as well as the RénoVert tax credit and the EcoHome Renovationcertification.

With André Fauteux, editor of La Maison du 21e siècle magazine

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20 – Online only (Zoom)

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

 

Registration required, before 4 p.m. on the day of the lecture, by e-mail conference_bib@pointe-claire.ca (indicate the title and date of the lecture, along with your e-mail address), or by telephone at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Bumble Bill 2:
Creatures from the Jurassic!

Bumble Bill is passionate about dinosaurs! With the help of the crowd, he takes us back in time to discover these immense creatures of the past, as well as insects, primitive arthropods and other bizarre critters from the Jurassic era. With fun songs and colourful interactive numbers, even the most terrifying carnivores become lovable and fascinating!

Artist: Victor Vermette

Presented by Les Productions Prestigo

FRIDAY, APRIL 22 

7 p.m.

Ages 5 to 12

Bilingual

For the whole family

 

STEWART HALL

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

Valois Morning Story Time and Action Songs 

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

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

Ages 2 to 4, with a parent: 
9:45 to 10:30 a.m. (English)

 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH*

Members only.
Registration required.

Sculpture Books

Recycle an old book into a sculpture: an original and fun way to approach the art of paper work and drawing. Participants complete the activity at their own pace.

As part of Earth Day and World Book and Copyright Day.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (English)
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (French)

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 6 to 12 (with a parent for younger participants)

Members only.
Registration required (one session per person)

 

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
  • Grass mowing
  • Hedge trimming
  • Flower planting
  • Weeding
  • Raking
  • And more
COVID-19

Indoor cleaning services offered by the Aid for Seniors Program resumed in the fall of 2021. Exterior maintenance services will follow in the coming months.
Financial support will continue.
A variety of Day Centre activities will continue to be offered online. Additional indoor and outdoor activities will be implemented while respecting all governmental guidelines.

For additional information, please contact us at 514-630-1248.

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.

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP

AQUATIC CENTRE

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP

 

If social distancing must be maintained, instructors will continue to teach from the poolside, which will require one parent to be in the water with each child for the white to green swimming levels or with any child who is not autonomous in the water.

Due to the measures to limit the spread of the virus, the start of activities has been postponed until further notice.

Click on the links below to check activities schedules.  

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS 

Become more comfortable in the water, learn to swim or dive thanks to 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.

 

If social distancing must be maintained, instructors will continue to teach from the poolside, which will require one parent to be in the water with each child for the white to green swimming levels or with any child who is not autonomous in the water.

 

See the winter programming here

 

 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

For first time registrants, it is important to speak with the Program supervisors to ensure that your child is placed in the appropriate program.

If social distancing must be maintained, instructors will continue to teach from the poolside, which will require one parent to be in the water with each child for the white to green swimming levels or with any child who is not autonomous in the water.

 

See the winter programming here

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

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

 

See the winter programming here

LIFEGUARD, INSTRUCTOR AND FIRST AID COURSES

Lifeguard, instructor and first aid courses.

 

See the winter programming here

 

 

RECREATIONAL SWIM

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

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP (multiple passengers)

RECREATIONAL PROGRAM  

The Nautical Activities Department reserves the right to cancel practices and activities due to weather or water conditions, or because of a special event.

OPEN PADDLE AND RENTAL

Baie-de-Valois Nautical Centre – 90 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road

Consult the schedules and cost.

Exceptionally, registration will take place on ludik.pointe-claire.ca.
The department reserves the right to cancel activities in case of bad weather and poor conditions on the lake.

It is recommended to bring your own Transport Canada-approved lifejacket or personal flotation device (PFD). This equipment is mandatory on the water.

OPEN PADDLE

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

Open Paddle membership advantages

  • Unlimited access to equipment during opening hours
  • The opportunity to participate in events such as moonlight paddles, dragon boat outings, and more
  • Discounted rate for guest passes (rental)
  • Special rate for kayak lessons

RENTALS

Discover Valois Bay from a new angle with our wide range of paddling equipment (kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards). Try as many boats as you like. Equipment and life jacket provided. No experience necessary.

Consult the schedules and cost.

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

Baie-de-Valois Nautical Centre – 90 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road

Kiddy Canoe and Cricket Canoe

Canoe Kayak Lessons for Children Sixty-minute lessons once a week for eight weeks. Children learn water safety and canoe and kayak techniques.

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Baie-de-Valois Nautical Centre – 90 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road

Intro to Canoe – Kayak – Paddle Board

This course is designed to get participants comfortable on the open water and get them more familiar with various types of boats, such as canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards. This course provides technical paddling instruction, as well as all safety information needed when heading out on the water alone.

 

Dragon Boat

A team sport that involves 20 individuals paddling together in a long, stable canoe. This increasingly popular team sport is an excellent form of cardio exercise. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.

 

 

Sailing Base

The Sailing Base at Grande-Anse Park provides pleasure boaters with wet mooring for their boats as well as rental of dry dock spaces for sailboats, canoes and kayaks.

Registration starting in February. For more information: www.pointe-claire.ca

 

Canoe Polo

This spectacular team sport, very popular in Europe, combines elements of water polo, basketball, and canoeing.

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMCANOE KAYAK CLUB

Youth to Masters

More than 150 paddlers aged 8 to 88 train for the goal of participating in regattas at the regional, provincial and national level. Throughout the season, athletes are invited to participate in at least three regional regattas and at the provincial championships. During the peak season, most athletes train twice a day, five days a week, and compete in regattas on a weekly basis.
Twelve certified coaches support team.

Prerequisite:

  • Participants should be comfortable on and in the water
  • Athletes age 12 and older must have completed a recreational (day camp) program

Detailed schedule will be published here: pccanoekayak.ca.

For more information:
514-630-1256, infocanoe@pointe-claire.ca or pccanoekayak.ca 

The activities take place at the Pointe-Claire Canoe Kayak Club (75 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road).

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP

 

Free Skating

Come and enjoy the ice with family and friends.

BOB-BIRNIE ARENA

Health safety guidelines at the arena 

Click here to consult the schedule.

 

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 ARENA

Health safety guidelines at the arena 

Click here to consult the schedule.

 

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)

 

Bob-Birnie Arena

Click here to see all the activities offered at the arena:

  • Public skating
  • Preschool skating
  • Public figure skating
  • Stick-and-puck and stick-and-ring
  • Sports associations and teams

 

Motor skill activities for 1 to 5 year olds

Through a series of obstacle courses, games, exercises and coordinated activities, toddlers are encouraged to run, jump, dance, roll and climb. These activities are aimed at developing their motor skills and giving them a feeling of pride in their personal accomplishments while reinforcing their self-esteem. The environment where the activities take place is very lively and often accompanied by music. Ultimately, the main goal is to have fun! The activities are varied and enable the children to experience a wide range of games that are adapted according to their age and abilities. The presence of a parent is mandatory.

With Milena D’Aliesio

Online session via Zoom

The presence of a parent is mandatory.

All levels: $71

Cheeky Chicks and Bouncing Bunnies – 12 to 20 months

Saturday 8:45 to 9:35 a.m.

 

Wonder Wolves – Ages 2 1/2 to 3

Saturday 9:45 to 10:35 a.m.

 

Feisty Foxes. Soccer option – Ages 3 to 4

Saturday 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.

 

Cheeky Chicks and Bouncing Bunnies – 12 to 20 months

Saturday 3 to 3:50 p.m.

 

Wonder Wolves – Ages 2 1/2 to 3

Saturday 4 to 4:50 p.m.

Winter session

January 22 to March 19

(8 sessions)

No class: March 5

 

Spring session

March 26 to May 21

(8 sessions)

No class: April 16

 

Wonder Wolves – Ages 2 1/2 to 3

Sunday 8:45 to 9:35 a.m.

 

Feisty Foxes – Ages 3 to 4

Sunday 9:45 to 10:35 a.m.

 

Energetic Eagles – Ages 4 to 5

Sunday 10:45 to 11:35 a.m.

 

Winter session

January 23 to March 20

(8 sessions)

No class: March 6

 

Spring session

March 27 to May 22

(8 sessions)

No class: April 17

 

Creative dance

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

With Stéphanie Lachance

JANUARY 29 TO MAY 21

No class: March 5 and April 16

(15 sessions)

SATURDAY 10 to 10:45 a.m.

SATURDAY 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Online session via Zoom

Ages 4 to 5 (The child must be 4 years old at registration) 

All levels: 105 $

Multi-dance

Exercises and choreographies give kids an opportunity to explore various dance styles (hip-hop, jazz, ballet, African and Latin dance, disco, and rock’n’ roll).

With Stéphanie Lachance

JANUARY 29 TO MAY 21

No class: March 5 and April 16

(15 sessions)

 

Ages 6 and 7: SATURDAY 12 to 12:45 p.m.

Ages 8 to 12: SATURDAY 1 to 2 p.m.

Online session via Zoom

Ages 6 and 7: 105 $

Ages 8 to 12: 125 $

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP

 

Due to the pandemic, no equipment will be provided. See the list of required materials at ludik.pointe-claire.ca.

Dance and Fitness

Modern Line Dancing

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

With Marc Mitchell

JANUARY 31 TO APRIL 4

(10 sessions)

 

MONDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Online session via Zoom

 

All levels: $134

FEBRUARY 3 TO APRIL 7

(10 sessions)

 

THURSDAY 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Online session via Zoom

 

All levels: $134

 

Ballroom Dancing – CANCELLED

Learn or perfect your skills in international-style dancing: cha-cha, salsa, waltz, foxtrot, and many others.

With Maxime Deslauriers and Romy Glowacki

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 10

(15 sessions)

Intermediate: TUESDAY 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Advanced: TUESDAY 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Per couple: $250

Belly Dancing Oriental Dance

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

With Aïsha

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Online session via Zoom

All levels: 175 $ 

Argentine Tango – CANCELLED

Learn the basic skills needed to dance the Argentine tango: proper hold, technique and footwork.

With Maxime Deslauriers and Romy Glowacki

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 12

(15 sessions)

Beginner: THURSDAY 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Per couple: $250

Classical Ballet

Traditional classical ballet classes, including exercises at the barre and on the floor.

With Alison Dewar

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 27

No class: March 4  and April 15

(15 sessions)

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

Online session via Zoom

All levels: $172 

Zumba® Fitness

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

With Violetta Naumiuk

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 10

(15 sessions)

TUESDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

Online session via Zoom

All levels: $121

 

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

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 10

(15 sessions)

 

TUESDAY 9:15 to 10:15 a.m

Online session via Zoom

 

All levels: $100 

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 20

No class: April 15

(15 sessions)

 

FRIDAY 9:15 to 10:15 a.m

Online session via Zoom

 

All levels: $100 

 

Pilates 

Improve core muscle flexibility and strength.

With Alison Dewar

 

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 18

No class: March 2

(15 sessions)

 

WEDNESDAY 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Online session via Zoom

 

All levels: $100

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 27

No class: March 4 and April 15

(15 sessions)

 

FRIDAY 10 to 11 a.m.

Online session via Zoom

 

All levels: $100

 

Fusion Fitness

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

With Dolores Paquette

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 12

(15 sessions)

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

 

Online session via Zoom

All levels: $125

Essentrics – Classical Stretching

Dynamic and fluid strengthening and stretching exercises.

With Dolores Paquette

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 10

(15 sessions)

 

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

Online session via Zoom

 

All levels: $100

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 20

No class: April 15

(15 sessions)

 

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

Online session via Zoom

 

All levels: $100

Yoga

List of required material is available at ludik.pointe-claire.ca. No equipment will be provided in class.

Easy Yoga for Seniors 

Simple poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Exercises are done on the floor and standing up.

With Delia Courmanopoulos

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 16

No class: April 18

(15 sessions)

 

MONDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Online session via Zoom

 

Beginner: $240

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 12

(15 sessions)

 

THURSDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Online session via Zoom

 

Beginner: $240

 

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 Emily Houston Saint-Martin

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 18

(15 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 9 to 10:15 p.m.

 

ONLINE (ZOOM)

Registration under Stewart Hall

All levels: $150

Hatha yoga (Sivananda)

Breathing, poses, relaxation and meditation help to gently exercise all body parts as well as stretch and tone muscles and joints.

With Louise Morgan

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

Beginner: WEDNESDAY 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Intermediate: WEDNESDAY 7:45 to 9 p.m.

 

Online session via Zoom

All levels: $145

Yoga Stretching

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

With Alison Dewar

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 18

No class: March 2

(15 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 10:45 to 11:45 a.m

 

Online session via Zoom

All levels: $100

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

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 12

(15 sessions)

THURSDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Online session via Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall

Intermediate and advanced: $175

 

Tai Chi 

Tai Chi Chuan – CANCELLED

Suitable for people of all ages, Yang style Tai Chi is often recommmended for its health benefits. It is characterized by wide, simple and athletic movements.

Avec Gene Malec

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

 

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $115

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS – AQUATIC CENTRE

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP

 

 

Fitness Classes

A variety of course options are available at the Aquatic Centre (Tabata, Essentrics, strength training, and more)

In response to the pandemic, all classes are pay-as-you-go.

No memberships will be available this season.

See the programming here

 

 

WEIGHT ROOM – AQUATIC CENTRE

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED

 

Weight Room

See the schedule here

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP TO ATTEND ACTIVITIES AT THE STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

 

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP TO ATTEND ACTIVITIES AT THE STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

*

  • When government regulations do not allow for in-person events, activities will be offered exclusively by videoconference on Zoom (unless otherwise indicated). Registered participants will be notified.
  • If social distancing must be maintained,the presence of one parent wil be required.

 

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 THURSDAY (except holidays)
9 to 11:30 a.m.

 

STEWART HALL

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

Suzuki Method Music Program
Violin and Flute Classes

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, Erica Jacobs-Perkins and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

FROM SEPTEMBER TO MAY

(31 sessions)

VIOLIN: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY

FLUTE: TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

Between 3 and 8 p.m.

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes (depending on the student’s level)

Online session via Zoom
STEWART HALL

Age 4 and up, including adults

Ongoing registration: 514-630-1220, ext.1777
No musical background is necessary. 

Individual classes (some group classes are included).

 

Guitar or Ukulele – Individual Lessons

In a casual and fun environment, children learn the basics of the instrument: how to hold it, how to place their fingers, how to read notes, and how to understand rhythm.

WITH Lynn Ranger

 

Online session via Zoom

Ages 7 to 17 

All levels: $223 

Registration under Stewart Hall

FEBRUARY 2 TO MARCH 23

NO CLASS: March 2

(7 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 3:30 to 8 p.m.
(30 minutes/session)

MARCH 30 TO MAY 11

(7 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 3:30 to 8 p.m.
(30 minutes/session)

 

Musical Awakening

 

CANCELLED

Awaken your child’s curiosity and creativity as he or she develops listening skills, self-confidence and artistic expression through playful and fun musical games.

Mainly in French

 

STEWART HALL

All levels: $53

AGES 9 TO 18 MONTHS: FRIDAY 9 to 9:45 a.m.

With a parent

 

Winter session

FEBRUARY 4 TO MARCH 25

(7 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 4

 

Spring session
APRIL 1 TO MAY 13

(7 sessions)

AGES 18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS: SATURDAY 4:15 to 5 p.m.

With a parent

 

Winter session

JANUARY 29 TO MARCH 19

(7 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 5

 

Spring session
MARCH 26 TO MAY 7
(7 sessions)

AGES 3 to 5: SATURDAY 3:15 to 4 p.m.

 

Winter session

JANUARY 29 TO MARCH 19

(7 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 5

 

Spring session

MARCH 26 TO MAY 7

(7 sessions)

 

 

English for Kids

This workshop uses playful teaching methods that allow children to develop and improve their spoken and written English.

 

WITH Magdalena Bacz

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 30

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: February 28, April 18, May 23

Beginner: MONDAY 4 to 5 p.m.

Intermediate: MONDAY 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Online session via Zoom

Ages 7 to 10

$130

 

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

CANCELLED

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 17

NO CLASS: March 1

(15 sessions)

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

Online session via Zoom

Age 7 and up

All levels: $215 

My Beginnings in Art 

Young children discover the joys of experimenting and creating with different art materials and techniques.

 

WITH Andrea Lane

JANUARY 29 TO MAY 21  

NO CLASS: March 5 and April 16

(15 sessions)

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

Online session via Zoom

Ages 2 to 3, with a parent

All levels: $110

Little Artists’ Studio 

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

 

WITH Andrea Lane

JANUARY 29 TO MAY 21  

NO CLASS: March 5 and April 16

(15 sessions)

SATURDAY 10 to 11 a.m.

Online session via Zoom

Ages 4 to 6

All levels: $129

Craft

4 O’Clock Craft Club

Children explore their creativity with a story and a craft.

JANUARY 21 TO MAY 6
January 21 and 28: Online sessions via Zoom
NO CLASS:  March 4 and April 15 FRIDAY 4 to 5 p.m. LIBRARY – VALOIS  BRANCH*Ages 6 to 9Members only.
Registration required.

Craft – Dragon’s Eye

Make a small bas-relief sculpture in the shape of a dragon eye or dinosaur eye.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 30 

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (English)
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Français)

By videoconference

Ages 7 to 12 
Members only.
Registration required (one session per person).

Craft – Puppet

Children give free reign to their imagination by creating hilarious puppets chock full of personality.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 

1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
3 to 3:45 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 4 to 6, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required (one session per person).

Sewing Backpack 

In this workshop, Dr. Guenille offers an introduction to the sewing machine. Each parent teams up with their child to make a light, simple and practical backpack, with a small pocket to hold keys or a phone. A large choice of comfortable fabrics and string will be available to personalize your backpack.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 20

1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 9 to 12, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Craft – Bead Animals

Make a cat or platypus using pony beads. This bead craft can be offered as a gift or attached to a backpack.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 3

Ages 7 to 9:
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – Cat

Ages 10 to 12:
3 to 4:30 p.m. – Platypus

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.
Registration required.

 


Reading Workshops

Story Hour

Stories, songs and the occasional craft are featured. Participants’ siblings are also welcome.

Members only.

Registration required.
Presence of a parent required.

Heure du conte 

Followed by a craft activity.

JANUARY 18 TO APRIL 26
January 18 and 25: Online sessions via Zoom

NO CLASS: March 1

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

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Bébés-comptines

JANUARY 18 TO APRIL 26
January 18 and 25: Online sessions via Zoom

NO CLASS: March 1

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

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Story Time, Music and Play

JANUARY 19 TO APRIL 27

January 19 and 26 : By videoconference
NO CLASS:
March 2

WEDNESDAY 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. (English)
WEDNESDAY 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Story Time 

Followed by a craft activity.

JANUARY 20 TO APRIL 28

January 20 and 27: By videoconference
NO CLASS:
March 3

THURSDAY 10:15 to 11 a.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Story Time and Music at Valois

JANUARY 21 TO MAY 6

January 21 and 28: By videoconference
NO CLASS:
March 4 and April 15

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Story Time at Valois 

Followed by a craft activity.

JANUARY 21 TO MAY 6

January 21 and 28 : By videoconference
NO CLASS:
March 4 and April 15

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

 

Valois Morning Story Time and Action Songs

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

Presence of a parent required.

Members only.
Registration required for each session.

SATURDAYS

JANUARY 15 – By videoconference
MARCH 12
APRIL 23
(Earth Day)

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

Ages 2 to 4:
9:45 to 10:30 a.m. (English)

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

Story Hour Friendship and Inclusion

A story hour on the theme of friendship, love and inclusion. Valentine’s Day will also be part of the program. Followed by a craft activity. Participants will receive an activity book and a bracelet.

 

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Members only.
Registration required.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (English)

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (English)
3:30 to 4:15 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Heure du conte – Matinées à Valois 

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

Presence of a parent required.

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

Members only.
Registration required for each session.

SATURDAYS

FEBRUARY 19
APRIL 2

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

Ages 2 to 4:
9:45 to 10:30 a.m. (French)

Story Hour – Artistic

Art and artists are at the heart of this story hour in honour of World Art Day, on April 15.
Followed by a craft activity.

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (English)

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

SUNDAY, APRIL 10

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (English)
3:30 to 4:15 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

 

Entertainment

S.T.E.A.M. Club

S.T.E.A.M. activities for kids (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 – By videoconference
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 (March Break) 
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.CENTRAL LIBRARY*Ages 8 to 12
Members only.
Registration required for each date.

 

LEGO Club

Children build something that is related to the given theme or just follow their imagination.

Ages 5 to 12
Members only.
Registration required for each date.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 – CANCELED

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

Theme: Real or imaginary animals

 

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 (Spring Break)

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

Theme: Robots and starships

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Compressed Air Car

Air pressure to power vehicles that can travel surprising distances! We simulate an assembly line and participants must put together the parts of the motor and the frame of their car. Once the car is ready, it’s time to get down to business and… have a race!

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12

 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (English)
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 7 to 12, with a parent for the younger participants.

Members only.
Registration required.

Programming

Registration for one activity only: Programming – LEGO Spike OR Programming – Inventor Kit

Programming – LEGO 

Children learn to use smart bricks, to write simple programs, and build one of the suggested projects.

Important: Tablet or cell phone required. The following app must be downloaded before the activity: https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/spike-app/software

Note: If the activity is held virtually on Zoom, a second mobile device will be required.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

2 to 3 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

 

Ages 7 to 9, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

Programming – Avengers Hero Inventor Kit

Children build their own hi-tech hero glove with the help of a parent. They have fun trying to unblock the light power with Iron Man as a guide.

Important: Tablet or cell phone required. The following app must be downloaded before the activity: Hero Inventor, available on APK Download (Android) or CNET Download (iOS)

Note: If the activity is held virtually on Zoom, a second mobile device will be required.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

 

Ages 10 to 12, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Bestioles d’ici

In your backyard,  on your balcony, in the field across the way or at the park, bugs creep, crawl, weave, dig or flit…

With the help of science writer Karine Morneau, participants will identify insects that can be found in Pointe-Claire.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

Ages 7 to 9:
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (French)

Ages 9 to 11:
3 to 4 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Members only.
Registration required.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Children hunt for a plastic egg hidden in the children’s section and exchange it for a chocolate one.

From birth to age12
Free admission

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

 1 to 5 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

24 Hours of Science

Book Display

Theme: The environment, it’s in my genes

Bibliographies created specially for the event will be available at the Library and on the biblio.pointe-claire.ca portal.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

SATURDAY, MAY 7

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

Défis Nature

Together, children participate in games from the “Défis Nature” collection.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

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

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12
Members only.
Registration required.

Family Movie  

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

Subscribe to the Cultural@Connection newsletter!

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

 

6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 (French) – CANCELED

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 – Spring Break (English)

THURSDAY, MARCH 3 – Spring Break (French)

FRIDAY, APRIL 1 (French)

FRIDAY, APRIL 22 (English)

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

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28 – Spring Break (French)

TUESDAY, MARCH 1 – Spring Break (English)

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENAGERS

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP TO ATTEND ACTIVITIES AT THE STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

*

When government regulations do not allow for in-person events, activities will be offered exclusively by videoconference on Zoom (unless otherwise indicated). Registered participants will be notified.

Volunteering at the Library

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

 

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration: Volunteer Application Form

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

Registration: Book Review Volunteer Form

Book Selection Committee

Teens earn volunteer hours by helping select books for the teen collection. Participants must be actively involved.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

MONDAYS

JANUARY 24 – By videoconference
FEBRUARY 14
MARCH 14
APRIL 4
MAY 16

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (English)

TUESDAYS

FEBRUARY 8
APRIL 26

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

Decoration Committee

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

FRIDAYS

JANUARY 28 – CANCELED
FEBRUARY 25
APRIL 29
MAY 27

4 to 5:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Night of Reading – Storytime

Teens read books to children on the theme Starry Night in a corner of the Library.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

6:30 to 7 p.m.

By videoconference

 

Focus on Books 

Book Bags – Leading Ladies

Teens register to receive a bag containing two library books and lots of surprises related to the theme, as well as candies. The bags will be distributed at the end of the month.

Limited quantity.

 

IN FEBRUARY

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required here.

 

Night of Reading – Manga & Anime Night

For Night of Reading, an otaku talks about manga and anime that were popular in 2021 and to come in 2022.

With Fannie Gervais

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

By videoconference

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Technology & Programming

24 Hours of Science – Make Your Own Stickers

With the new Scan’n’Cut machine, teens are invited to make their own stickers and to print them directly at the Library. They will leave with their amazing creations.

THURSDAY, MAY 5

6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.


Discovery Workshops

Tabletop Gaming Afternoon

Alone or in teams, teens can test their abilities with different tabletop games.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

2 to 4 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

BookCycle

For Earth Day, teens hollow an old book to create a pot for cute little succulents.

With Carol-Ann Hoyte

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Adulting 101

It’s not always easy to become an adult, and we sometimes need a little helping hand. This series of workshops helps teens prepare for adulthood in a playful way.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Cooking 101

Learn the basics of the culinary arts: from prepping to the final product, make nourishing bowls, salads and couscous, eggs, pasta, pizza and much more! Enough to hone teens’ chef qualities and inspire curiosity.

With Nevine Elchibini

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

Professional Day – That’s a Job?!

This professional day is dedicated to little known, but exciting, careers. Costume artists, library technicians or air traffic controllers, you can bet they have a lot to say about their job!

With the participation of Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de l’Ouest-de-l’Île

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Ages 14 to 30
Registration required by e-mail at info-jeunes@pointe-claire.ca.

 

Homework

Homework Club

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

 

FRIDAYS

JANUARY 21 – CANCELED
FEBRUARY 18
MARCH 18
APRIL 22

4 to 6 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Drop-in.
Limited space. First come, first served.

Study Café

For those stressed about upcoming exams, the Library offers a special Study Café. On the menu: tutors to assist with studying, a certified therapy dog to relieve stress, hot chocolate, snacks and quiet activities during break time.

SATURDAY, MAY 21

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Drop-in.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP TO ATTEND ACTIVITIES AT THE STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Art

Artists’ study group –
Studio with live model

 

 

CANCELLED

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

No instructor.

Coordinator: Mimi Ramalho

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 9

(14 sessions)

No class: April 18

MONDAY 12 to 3 p.m.

 

NOËL- LEGAULT CENTRE

Intermediate and advanced : $223 (Model fees are included)

Registration : 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

 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.

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 16

(15 sessions)

No class: April 18

MONDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

Online session via Zoom

All levels: $350

Oil-Acrylic Painting Studio

 

CANCELLED

Learn the process of creating a painting through specific exercises focusing on colour and how they can be used to create perspective, volume and texture. Students work on still life pieces and personal projects.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 17

No class: March 1

(15 sessions)

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

TUESDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

 

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $400

Drawing Studio 

CANCELLED

Academic approach used to introduce basic drawing elements such as lines, tonal values, texture, and perspective.  Understanding how to draw improves the skills needed for painting, designing, sculpting, and creating artworks in general. Exercises include drawing still life, landscapes, and the human figure.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 18

No class: March 2

(15 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $400

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

Mainly in English

NOËL- LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $242 (Cost of live model included)

FEBRUARY 3 TO MARCH 17

(7 sessions)

THURSDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

CANCELLED

MARCH 31 TO MAY 12

(7 sessions)

THURSDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

Art Walks

Discover Montréal’s vibrant world of visual arts by visiting its galleries, cultural centres and special exhibitions. Each visit includes a discussion about various artistic trends and mediums. Participants must get to the locations themselves.

With Mimi Ramalho, art historian and educator

MARCH 26
APRIL 9
APRIL 23
MAY 14
JUNE 4(5 sessions) SATURDAY 1 to 5 p.m.All levels: $185 

Mixed Media on Paper

 

Learn to work with different artistic techniques applicable on paper. From collage to sewing from painting to printing, various figurative and abstract techniques are explored.

With Geneviève Sideleau

STEWART HALL

All levels: $140

FEBRUARY 2 TO MARCH 23

No class: March 2

(7 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 2 to 4:30 p.m.

CANCELLED

MARCH 30 TO MAY 11

(7 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Pastel – Landscape and Still Life

Discover the luminous and vibrant qualities of pastel while developing your creative and artistic skills. Learn about composition and color in both landscapes and still lifes through demonstrations and exercises.

With Susanne Strater

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 10

(15 sessions)

TUESDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

Online session via Zoom

Beginner: $350

Art History Lectures
Russian Art, History and C
ulture: From Icon Art to Contemporar

y Practices

NEW!

Steeped in Byzantine heritage, Russia experienced westernization with the advent of the czars. But the party soon ended when the inevitable revolution turned everything on its head. The Russian artists of the 20th century had a great impact on the development of modern art. But their momentum soon came up against powerful sociopolitical constraints.  With tremendous resilience, these artists proved that true art must create its own sense of freedom in order to triumph, even in the most difficult conditions.

With Sylvie Coutu

Mainly in French

MARCH 15 TO APRIL 19

(6 sessions)

TUESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Online sessions via Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall

All levels: $138

Photography

Digital Photography 101 – Getting Started

Learn the best features and settings of your DSLR or mirrorless camera, with composition tips to create stunning landscape and portrait photos, plus processing tips in Photoshop Elements. Four stimulating assignments with helpful critiques, will provide you with new skills.

With Frederic Hore

 

Mainly in English.

Bring your camera and its operating manual.

For more information: www.remarkableimages.ca

MARCH 7 TO APRIL 4                     

(5 sessions)

MONDAY 7 to 9:30 p.m.

 

Online sessions via Zoom

Beginner: $92

Registration under Stewart Hall

Digital Photography 102 – Getting Creative!

 

NEW!

During this next phase, learn how to confidently use the manual mode to explore your creativity by practising with movement, macros, night photography and more. Also includes new lessons on how to use Photoshop Elements.

Four new assignments, constructive critique and a Q&A period will enhance the experience.

For all camera models.

With Frederic Hore

 

Mainly in English.

Bring your camera and its operating manual.

For more information: www.remarkableimages.ca

APRIL 12 TO MAY 10                     

(5 sessions)

TUESDAY 7:30 to 10 p.m.

 

Online sessions via Zoom

Intermediate (Continuation of the Digital Photography 101 workshop): $92

 

 

Smart Phone Photography and Video – New Apps Make it Better

Designed for iPhone 6 to 13 users, learn to go beyond AUTO mode to create stunning photos and videos with awesome new applications.

Topics: live tutorials demonstrate exposure, composition, portraiture and editing techniques, all on your smartphone.

Four stimulating assignments with helpful critiques and a question and answer period will help you develop your skills.

 

Mainly in English.

Bring your smart phone

For more information: www.remarkableimages.ca

MARCH 8 TO APRIL 5                     

(5 sessions)

TUESDAY 7:30 to 10 p.m.

 

Online sessions via Zoom

All levels: $92

 

 

Mastering Photoshop Elements Live

This intensive workshop will teach you how to master the tools in Photoshop Elements to process and print great photos.

Includes:

  • Practical training on your laptop to learn how to add borders and type, and enhance  your images.
  • Two assignments.

With Frederic Hore

 

Mainly in English.

Bring your laptop and its operating manual.

For more information: www.remarkableimages.ca

MAY 17, 18, 19, 24 25                     

(5 sessions)

7:30 to 10 p.m.

 

STEWART HALL

Beginner and Intermediate: $103

 

 

Craft

Soapstone Carving

 

 

CANCELLED

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

 

With Rafic Dagher

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 16

(15 sessions)

No class: April 18

MONDAY 7 to 9:30 p.m

 

STEWART HALL

All levels: $275

Stained Glass

 

CANCELLED

Explore different stained glass techniques and create your personal project.

 

With Anne Whelan

FEBRUARY 1 TO APRIL 12

(10 sessions)

No class: March 1

TUESDAY 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

 

NOËL- LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels : $289

List of materials to purchase provided on the first day of the workshop (approx. $125)

Fabriquer une sacoche de vélo

Following Dr. Guenille’s instructions and pattern, participants make a bicycle bag, primarily using salvaged coloured solid banners. The finish and design are easy, even for novice sewers.

Materials are provided:  finishing tape, clips, loops, strong and effective mounting system, etc.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6

1:15 to 4:15 p.m. (French)

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required
Non-members: $15

Craft – “Welcome Spring!” Wreath

Usher in spring with a beautiful wreath using a simple mesh technique. Personalize your creation with ribbons and flowers. All materials provided.

With Debbie Smith

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (English)

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.
Non-members: $15

Easter Craft

Create your own Easter decoration.

All materials provided.

With Janet Callary

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.
Non-members: $15

Knitting

Virtual Knitting Club

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

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

With Geneviève Lussier and Janet Callary

JANUARY 24
FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21
MARCH 7, 21, 28
APRIL 4, 11, 25
(10 sessions) NO CLASS: January 31, February 28, March 14, April 18MONDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.Virtual meetings on Zoom Registration required (under Library activities).Non-members: $15


Reading and
Writing Workshops

*

Lorsque les consignes gouvernementales ne permettent pas la tenue d’événements en personne, les activités seront offertes exclusivement en vidéoconférence via l’application Zoom (sauf indication contraire). Les personnes inscrites en seront informées.

Library Blog

Follow the Library blog for the Film Club’s programming and lectures, and suggestions for books, movies, music, etc.

pcplblog.wordpress.com

One eRead Canada

Come and join readers from across Canada at bilingual livestream events with Katherena Vermette to discuss her novel The Break. APRIL 1 TO APRIL 30

For more details :

Blogue de la bibliothèque (French)

Library blog (English)

 

Book Clubs

Join a group of avid readers for lively discussions on a wide range of books.

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

Registration required (under Library activities).
Non-members: $5

Book Discussion Club 

With Sabrina Julien

(5 sessions)
JANUARY 12
FEBRUARY 9
MARCH 9
APRIL 6
MAY 4

WEDNESDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Club de lecture 

With Amélie Boivin Handfield

(5 sessions)
JANUARY 20 – Virtual meeting
FEBRUARY 18
(Friday)
MARCH 17
APRIL 14
MAY 12

THURSDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Evening Book Club 

With Grace Lee

(5 sessions)
JANUARY 13
FEBRUARY 10
MARCH 10
APRIL 14
MAY 12

THURSDAY

7 to 9 p.m. (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Stewart Hall Book Club 

With Marjorie Hamilton-Harding

(5 sessions)
JANUARY 10
FEBRUARY 7
MARCH 7
APRIL 11
MAY 9

MONDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Valois Book Club 

With Lynn Collins

(5 sessions)
JANUARY 10
FEBRUARY 7
MARCH 7
APRIL 11
MAY 9

MONDAY

7 to 9 p.m. (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

 

Online Book Club

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

 

With Michelle Payette-Daoust

Bloque de la bibliothèque (français)

Library blog (English)

Circle of Life Writers 1

 

A memoir group in which participants discuss writing tips, share their drafts and receive constructive feedback.

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

With Karen Zey

 

JANUARY 18, 25

FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15, 22

MARCH 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

(11 sessions)

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

 

Virtual meetings on Zoom

BeginnerRegistration required (under Library activities).

Non-members: $10

Circle of Life Writers 2

A memoir group for those with workshop experience. The group exchanges written feedback and discusses possible revisions.

Prerequisite: Circle of Life Writers 1

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

With Karen Zey

JANUARY 20, 27

FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17, 24

MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

(11 sessions)

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

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Intermediate

Registration required (under Library activities).

Non-members: $10

Creative Writing

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

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

With Tim Fain

MARCH 16, 23, 30
APRIL 6, 13, 20, 27
MAY 4
(8 sessions) WEDNESDAY 3 to 5 p.m. (English)Virtual meetings on Zoom Beginner and intermediateRegistration required (under Library activities).Non-members: $10

Languages and culture 

Intermediate English

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

 

With Magdalena Bacz

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 30

(15 sessions)

No class: February 28, April 18, May 23

MONDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Online sessions via Zoom

Intermediate: $225

Italian for Beginners

Understanding the language through the study of vocabulary, grammar and culture.

With Jacqueline Samperi Mangan

 

FEBRUARY 1 TO APRIL 26   

No class: March 1

(12 sessions)

TUESDAY 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Online sessions via Zoom

Beginner: $180

(Textbook and workbook required : approx. $70)

Registration under Stewart Hall

Intermediate Italian 

Learn more complex sentence structures; develop both conversation and writing skills.

With Jacqueline Samperi Mangan

 

FEBRUARY 1 TO APRIL 26     

No class: March 1

(12 sessions)

TUESDAY 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Online sessions via Zoom

Intermediate: $180

(Textbook and workbook required : approx. $70)

Registration under Stewart Hall

Conversational Italian – Fluency Workshop

An Italian language and culture workshop focused on everyday situations.

With Maria Eugenia Giochi

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 10  

(15 sessions)

No class: March 1

TUESDAY 1 to 3 p.m.

Online sessions via Zoom

Advanced: $225

Spanish for Beginners

Introduction to Spanish through thematic vocabulary exercises, and grammar and syntax lessons.

With Laura Molina

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Online sessions via Zoom

Beginner: $225

(Textbook and workbook required)

Intermediate Spanish 

 

Discussions and life stories are used to practice verb tenses.

With Laura Molina

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Online sessions via Zoom

Intermediate: $225 (Textbook and workbook required)

Intermediate German

Knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is enhanced and expanded. You will hone and amplify your conversation and listening skills.

With Liane Harmat

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

 

Online sessions via Zoom

Intermediate: $225 

 

Computers 

Zoom Tutorials

Want to participate in one of our activities but prefer to stay home? The Library offers several workshops and lectures on Zoom.
Learn how to use Zoom with these simple tutorials. 
For additional help: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

How to Succeed at Collaborative Work

The new reality of working from home can present many challenges: sharing documents on online platforms, preparing online presentations, managing video conferences, etc.
The Library offers access to a number of online tutorials that can help.
Go to the Library portal  

 

Recognizing and Protecting Oneself From Phishing

Phishing is a type of online fraud that can take different forms, which are sometimes difficult to identify. In this workshop, participants learn how to identify fraudulent e-mails and website infringements.

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

With AlphaNumérique

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7

1 to 2 p.m. (English)

Virtual meeting on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).
Free admission.

 

Comment se repérer et sécuriser son compte sur Facebook

How do we make sure the way we use Facebook is safe and secure? This workshop will teach you how to better control what information you are sharing on Facebook, as well as what appears on your timeline.

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

With AlphaNumérique

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23

2 to 3 p.m. (French)

Virtual meeting on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).
Free admission.

 

 

Dropbox and Google Drive

Learn how to use the cloud to store your documents.

With Denis Richard Junior

THURSDAY, MARCH 17

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

3 to 5 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Personal Development and Well Being

Book a Librarian

One-on-one assistance, in person, by phone or on Zoom. Master various computer tools: e-mail, Internet, eReader or tablet, Word, Windows, the Library catalogue and digital resources, etc. CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630 or online using the Book a librarian form.

 

Book Knitting Help

One-on-one assistance with knitting projects: adding and removing stitches, starting and ending a project, making sense of a pattern, choosing wool, etc. CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

 

Book a Sewing Machine

One-on-one assistance to use a sewing machine for a small project (thread provided in a limited colour selection). CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

 

Demonstration – Activity Kits for Adults with Memory Loss 

Are you a caregiver? Five kits for adults are available for loan. Come discover their secrets. CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

 

Financial Literacy

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

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

With Deborah Leahy

JANUARY 25

FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15

(4 sessions)

TUESDAY 6 to 8 p.m (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Open to all

Registration required (under Library activities).

Volunteer Opportunities – Compagnons de conversation française

Compagnons de conversation française are volunteers who meet regularly with people looking to practise their French.

1 hour in-person meeting: Library – Central and Valois

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

Special invitation: See Capsules musicales lecture on March 13

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 3

(14 sessions)

To participate, complete the volunteer application form

 

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.

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

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

FEBRUARY 3 AND 24

(2 sessions)

THURSDAY 6 to 9 p.m. (English)

 

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Beginner and intermediate
Registration required (under Library activities).
Non-members: $10

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 relationships with others.

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

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

MARCH 16, 23, 30

APRIL 6, 13, 20

(6 sessions)

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

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities)

Professional Day

It’s not always easy to figure out what we want to do in life. That’s why the Library is organizing three professional days so that young people can discover all kinds of careers. Professionals will talk about the realities of their job.

That’s a Job?!

This professional day is dedicated to little known, but exciting, careers. Costume artists, library technicians or air traffic controllers, you can bet they have a lot to say about their job!

With the participation of Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de l’Ouest-de-l’Île

UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DAYS:
College? Not for me! – Summer 2022

I love school! – Fall 2022

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages 14 to 30

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required by e-mail at info-jeunes@pointe-claire.ca.

Discovery Workshops

Cooking – Learn New Recipes Online

Running out of ideas? Craving healthy and delicious food? Our experts share their favourite recipe. Learn new tricks, add flavour and ask our experienced instructors your questions.

Videoconference on Zoom

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

Registration required (under Library activities).

Cooking – Pasta e Fagioli

With Nevine Elchibini, Nutritional Wellness Educator and Naturopath

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

7 p.m. (English)

Cooking – Risotto

With Chef Anthony Bardier

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

7 p.m. (French)

Cooking – Rice Wraps

With Nevine Elchibini, Nutritional Wellness Educator and Naturopath

TUESDAY, APRIL 19

7 p.m. (English)

Cooking –  BBQ

With Chef Anthony Bardier

TUESDAY, MAY 31

7 p.m. (French)

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.

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? Call 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

Registration required (under Library activities).
Non-members: $10

Bridge – Intermediate

Learn proper bidding strategies.

With Francis Thérien

JANUARY 21, 28

FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25

MARCH 4, 11, 18, 25

April 1, 8 (12 sessions)

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

Designing Your Own Photo Books and Albums

With a little creativity and a few tools, you can turn your photos into magnificent albums capturing your favourite moments. Learn how to edit your photos,  choose a theme and lay out the pages, and to use text, backgrounds and filters to tell your story.

With Liudmila Siliayeva

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required.

FEBRUARY 10, 17, 24

MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

APRIL 7

(9 sessions)

THURSDAY 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).

Non-members: $10

Movies

Film Club

Enjoy our selection of great foreign films, National Film Board (NFB) documentaries and inspirational crowd pleasers—something for everyone!

More details at the Central Library circulation desk.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

General public
Registration required in person or by calling 514-630-1218, ext. 1624.

Afternoon Films

 

JANUARY 18 – POSTPONED
FEBRUARY 8
MARCH 8
APRIL 5
MAY 3
TUESDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English)
JANUARY 25 – POSTPONED
FEBRUARY 22
MARCH 22
APRIL 19
MAY 17
TUESDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (French)

 

Tastings

Introduction to Wine Tasting –  Old World

Explore all the fundamentals of wine and learn how to taste wine with a sommelier. An eclectic international selection will be sampled. Hone your senses and discover your preferences.

 

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Online sessions via Zoom

All levels: $28 (Wine is included)

Introduction to Wine Tasting –  New World

Explore all the fundamentals of wine and learn how to taste wine with a sommelier. An eclectic international selection will be sampled. Hone your senses and discover your preferences.

 

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Online sessions via Zoom

All levels: $28 (Wine is included)

Discover the Wines of Portugal

Thanks to the natural riches of the Douro and Vinho Verde regions, an Iberian force is now  making a serious mark across the Atlantic. Explore the diversity, traditions, and excellence of Portugal’s many regions and discover new wines.

 

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, MARCH 10

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Online sessions via Zoom

All levels: $28 (Wine is included)

Discover the Wines of New Zealand

Exotic yet familiar, New Zealand has re-invented French classics like Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and others. Discover the finesse and allure of the wines of New Zealand

 

.With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Online sessions via Zoom

All levels: $28 (Wine is included)

TALKS, LECTURES AND AUTHOR EVENTS

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS (ZOOM)

Free admission

Attend the lecture of your choice in person or online (on the Zoom platform)

  • On-site participation (space limited): 514-630-1218.
  • To access videoconferences: Registration required, before 4 p.m. on the day of the lecture, by e-mail conference_bib@pointe-claire.ca  (indicate the title and date of the lecture, along with your e-mail address), or by telephone at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

 

Rencontre avec l’écrivain innu Michel Jean

Through this quest for identity, there is the discovery of the power possessed by Aboriginal literature, which turns out to be a powerful transmission for the culture and history of a people, that of the First Nations.

Tonight, we will be talking about the books Le vent en parle encore (2015 republished in 2021) which deals with the issue of Indigenous residential schools, Elle et nous (2016) on the quest for identity, Kukum (2019) on the forced sedentarization of natives and Tiohtiáke (2021) of the consequences for children whose parents were forcibly sent to residential schools.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

7 to 7:45 p.m. (French)

Online via ZOOM

ZOOM link: (Secret code: 705813)

Open to all (maximum: 300 participants).

Registration not required.

Activity Kit for Adults with Memory Loss Explained

New

The Pointe-Claire Public Library is pleased to make available for loan activity kits for adults. Karin Derouaux of Alzheimer Groupe Inc. (AGI) will present the kits and explain their content and use as a tool for caregivers. Bilingual question period.

In-person demonstrations available at the Central Library by appointment.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26  
7 to 8:30 p.m.
(English)

Videoconference only

The Marvels of Spain Through my Lens

Spain is a melting pot of influences from around the world: cultures, customs and people come together to live, laugh and share in this exciting country. The result is tremendous beauty, grandiose architecture, delicious food, and people with a joie de vivre. Dive into the magic with photographer and traveller Muslim Harji.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
7 to 8:30 p.m.
(English)

Videoconference only

Understanding Indigenous Perspectives Through Dance

Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo is an award-winning Mohawk choreographer and dancer from Kahnawake. Her work is inspired and guided by her Mohawk culture, perspectives, history and community. She shares her journey, her people’s history and her dances though conversation, videos and music. All are welcome!

 

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

Better Sleep

Sleep is essential, but it’s not always easy to get a good night’s sleep. Many of us have experienced changes in our sleeping habits since the start of the pandemic, but it is important not to neglect our rest. Discover how to establish proper sleep habits and hygiene, incorporating mindful practices and lifestyle strategies to get the most from your nights.

With Jamie Contarini, Sleep Consultant

 

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

Videoconference only

Photo: Laurence Labat

Mieux conserver ses aliments pour moins gaspiller

Canning, fermentation, freezing, ripening fruits, food storage, decoding those infamous expiration dates: this lecture will cover all of these subjects and answer many of your day-to-day food questions.

With Anne-Marie Desbiens, chemist and scientific foodie, from the the show “l’Épicerie”

 

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

Videoconference only

Linda Leith Interviewed by Susan Doherty on her Latest Book

Linda Leith returns to Pointe-Claire to talk about her latest book, The Girl from Dream City: A Literary Life. The evening will take the form of an interview with Susan Doherty.

Linda Leith is author, publisher and founder of the International literary festival “Metropolis Bleu”.

 

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

Capsules musicales with Chantal Saint-Jarre

For lovers of the French language and the participants in the Compagnons de Conversation Française workshop. This activity offers a great opportunity to discuss and learn through a selection of songs from the Francophonie. Chantal St-Jarre will moderate the discussion.

As part of the Mois de la Francophonie

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 13
1:15 to 2:30 p.m.
(French)

In person only

La Côte-Nord – Que de belles découvertes !

With Alain Benoit

The North Shore has rapidly developed over the last century, largely due to logging and mining. Beyond its forests and mines, come discover its beautiful landscapes, expansive sand beaches, charming little villages and vestiges of the area’s recent past along route 138, also known as the “Whale Route.”

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
7 to 8:30 p.m.
(French)

Videoconference only

We, Jane – Aimee Wall

Meet the author of We, Jane. Set in her home province of Newfoundland, Aimee Wall’s debut novel navigates the realities of abortion in small-town communities, and the strength of female relationships. A thought-provoking exploration of home, love, duty and feminism.

 

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

What is NaNoWriMo?
With Jean-François Dubeau

NaNoWriMo, the abbreviation for National Novel Writing Month, started in 1999. Its goal: to encourage people to write a 50,000 word manuscript during the month of November. J.-F. Dubeau was one of the participants and since then has authored several books including A God in the Shed. He will participate in an interview-style lecture in order to encourage us all to become Wrimos.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 7
7 to 8:30 p.m.
(English)

Reducing Your Home Heating Costs

Did you know that there are financial assistance programs to help you reduce heat loss in your home, making for a more comfortable and healthier living environment.

Find out about programs like Novoclimat, Rénoclimat, Chauffez Vert, Sustainable Green Building and LEED, Financement innovateur pour des municipalités efficaces (FIME) municipal financing, the RénoVert tax credit, EcoHome Renovation certification, etc.

With André Fauteux, editor of La Maison du 21e siècle magazine

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
7 to 8:30 p.m.
(English)

Videoconference only

Tuesdays in the Garden

Trucs et astuces contre les bibittes
With Claude Labonté

Learn the general rules to avoid bugs and diseases in your plants. Even with all the love we give to our plants, they are still vulnerable to disease and harmful insects. Discover basic, easy-to-use precautions to avoid these headaches and to care for plants in recovery.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 3
7 to 8:30 p.m.
(French)

Videoconference only

Create Your Urban Orchard
With Albert Mondor

Growing fruit trees and shrubs is more popular than ever, especially among millennials and young families. Fruit beds, urban orchards and forest gardens are now part of the landscape of many cities in North America. Contrary to popular belief that fruit plants require a lot of care, you will learn during this lecture that several species of fruit trees and shrubs are easy to grow, resistant to insects and diseases, and perfectly hardy in our northern latitudes. Some cultivars of haskap, strawberry and raspberry can be grown in containers on balconies, terraces or rooftops. It is even possible to grow figs in our climate!

 

TUESDAY, MAY 10
7 to 8:30 p.m.
(English)

Videoconference only