Leisure – Winter 2021

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

 

Aquatic Centre

WINTER SESSION

Registration for the Aquatic Centre programming is postponed to a later date.

Nautical Activities
(Canoe Kayak)

SPRING SESSION

Residents : Starting Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. 
Non-residents : Starting Tuesday, April 13, at 9 a.m.

Session starts on Monday, May 3.

Cultural Centre

Residents: Starting Tuesday, January 12, at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, January 14, at 7 p.m.
Registration dates are the same for activities offered at the Noël-Legault Centre.
Registration assistance: January 12 and 14, 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. 1749

Spring Break Camp

Registration is postponed. Details to follow.

The holding of camps is subject to public health guidelines.

Day Camps

Residents: Starting Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m.

Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, April 13 at 9 a.m.

Registration assistance: March 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1366

 

For more information

Recreation: 514 630-1214

Cultural Centre: 514-630-1220

Nautical activities: 514-630-1256

Library

Residents: Starting Tuesday, January 12, at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, January 14, at 7 p.m. In-person registration for children and teens. Family membership required.

Registration assistance:
 January 12 and 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., at 514-630-1225.
Computers will be available at the Central Library.

 

ADDRESS BOOKS AND OPENING HOURS

SPECIAL EVENTS

AUTHOR EVENTS

Author’s Visit with 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.”

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all 
Registration required: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca or 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

SEED LIBRARY

The Library offers a variety of seed packets to borrow for your vegetable and flower gardens. At harvest time, you are invited to save the new seeds and bring them back to the Library to ensure the sustainable operation of the Seed Library.

YEAR-ROUND

CENTRAL LIBRARY Circulation Desk or Information Desk 

Open to all

WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY

Celebrate the World Book and Copyright Day!

Find our many reading suggestions on the library portal and blog.

FRIDAY, APRIL 23 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

NUIT DE LA LECTURE (NIGHT OF READING)

La nuit de la lecture with Marie Laberge

Twenty years after the trilogy Le goût du bonheur was published, writer Marie Laberge recounts this adventure and shares a few pages from her latest publications, and, why not—an exclusive from an upcoming novel.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
8 to 8:45 p.m. (French)

By videoconference on the Zoom platform

Open to all
Registration required: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca or 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

SPRING BREAK CAMP

 

Spring Break Camp

A fun and safe environment for children during Spring Break.
The program includes: recreational swimming, a theme day, an outing as well as many indoor and outdoor activities.

MARCH 1 TO 5
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Aged 5* to 12
*Must be in kindergarten

Camp : $155 – Residents only

Daycare (morning and afternoon) : $37 

 

 

 

Registration is postponed. Details to follow.

COVID-19: The holding of the camp and the activities are subject to change based on how the current health situation evolves. 

 

 

Family Movie 

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Library members only
Registration required

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (English)

FRIDAY, MARCH 5 (French)

6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 1 (English)

TUESDAY, MARCH 2 (French)

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

L’ombre et le hibou

A musical tale by Suzanne De Serres, presented by La Nef

Twins Anatole and Bernadette are playing with Titou, the little dog, when all of a sudden he disappears into the meadow. Fortunately, his echoing barks lead the twins to him. It is the beginning of an incredible adventure in a cave filled with mysterious secrets, strange and fantastic creatures as well as colourful and expressive music, all against a backdrop of stalactites and stalagmites.

Artists : Pierre-Alexandre St-Yves, João Catalão

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 

3 p.m. (French)

STEWART HALL – GRAND SALON

 

Ages 4 to 9
Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774 or stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

Programming

STEAM workshops (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to explore the world of coding and robotics.

Registration for an activity of your choice: Programming – Ozobot or Programming Robots – Dash

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.

MONDAY, MARCH 1

SATURDAY, APRIL 10

1 to 2 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Ages 8 to 10 
Library members only
Registration required for each session

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..

MONDAY, MARCH 1

SATURDAY, APRIL 10

3 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Ages 10 to 12 
Library members only
Registration required for each session

 

Craft – Spinning Top Game

First, participants create a spinning top with different-coloured sides. Then they use it in a game they invent: each colour matches cards telling you to do a specific activity or move.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3 

1 to 2 p.m.

3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Aged 8 to 12 
Library members only.

Registration required

Story Time – Yoga

A story time featuring yoga: stories in English and French combined with yoga poses.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 4

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent
Library members only.

Registration required.

STEAM : Scrappy Circuits 

Kids learn to make electric circuits using everyday objects. They can keep experimenting after the workshop.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 5

1 to 2:30 p.m.
3:30 to 5 p.m

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Ages 8 to 12, with a parent
Library members only.
Registration required.

Bird watching for young children

Captain Catalyst takes you on a birdwatching expedition.

FRIDAY, MARCH 5

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Ages 3 to 7 
Library members only. Registration required.

Story Hour ‒ Beach Party 

Chase away the winter blues and join us for a beach party at the library! Bring your beach towel, sun hat, and sunglasses. A craft is included.

No need for sunscreen!

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 7 

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

Central Library

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

Peter and the wolf

Presented by T.O.M.M. (Théâtre d’objet et de marionnettes musical)

In his quest to assert his individuality with his grandfather, Pierre relies on his instincts and shows bravery. With the help of his small menagerie of animals, he succeeds where adults have failed.

Loosely and playfully adapted from Prokofiev’s famous musical tale, with puppets, shadows and objects.

Puppeteers: Camille Loiselle-D’Aragon, Carl Veilleux

SUNDAY, MARCH 7

3 p.m.

No words

For the whole family

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774 or stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

 

 

EARTH DAY

 

Vous avez dit, zéro déchet ?

Learn about the zero-waste lifestyle and take the first steps at home. This introductory lecture makes us aware of the waste we create us and that is easily avoidable.

The Association québécoise Zéro Déchet (AQZD) speaker shares tips and tricks to take action now and reduce waste.

Question and answer period in French and English

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

7 to 8 p.m. (French)

Central Library and virtually (Zoom)

Open to all
Registration required: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca or 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Atlas Géocircus 3 : Atlas in space

Presented by Yan Imbault and Productions Prestigo

After travelling to the four corners of a round planet, Atlas Géocircus sets out to conquer space and its infinite vastness. A performance that combines spatial circus and clown arts, taking the audience on the greatest expedition of all time, on a quest for answers to the deepest of existential questions: Is it possible to juggle on the moon? Where is the cosmos? Is it possible to connect two stars with a wire? Rediscover this playful intergalactic globetrotter, tightrope walker and comet juggler.

FRIDAY, APRIL 23 

7 p.m.

In French

 

STEWART HALL

Ages 5 and up
(for the whole family)

Registration required:  514 630-1220, ext. 1774

Story Time – Green

In honour of Earth day, this story hour presents stories where green is the star: plants, animals and much more. A craft will follow.

SATURDAY, APRIL 24

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

Atelier – Zéro déchet

With Sophie Benmouyal, author and illustrator of Flore et Noé relèvent le défi zéro déchet

A critical look at waste and creation of a page for a non-fiction picture book about the environment.

SUNDAY, APRIL 25 

1:30 to 2:45 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 9
Library members only.
Registration required.

Craft – A Gift that Grows: Nasturtium

Children paint a pot, create a circular support, and plant nasturtium seeds. It makes a beautiful decoration or gift.

SUNDAY, APRIL 25

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 8 to 12
Library members only.
Registration required.

 

 

DAY CAMPS

Day camps

Information on camps will be available at the beginning of March on the City’s website.

City of Pointe-Claire camps: cultural camps, canoe-kayak camps and recreational and sports camps

JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 20
Ages 3 ½ to 15    

 

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

All indoor cleaning services and activities offered by the Aid for Seniors Program are suspended until further notice.

Exterior maintenance services and financial support will continue.

 

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

COVID-19 

The programming is on hold in accordance with public health guidelines.

Click on the links below to check activities schedules.

 

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.

Due to the pandemic, tthis programming on hold until further notice.

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

Due to the pandemic, tthis programming on hold until further notice.

Lifeguard, instructor and first aid courses

Due to the pandemic, tthis programming on hold until further notice.

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

COVID-19 

The programming is on hold in accordance with public health guidelines.

Click on the links below to check activities schedules.

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.

 

CANOE KAYAK CLUB COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

Nearly 150 paddlers ages 8 to 88 train to compete at regional, provincial and national regattas.

Trainings usually take place at the Pointe-Claire Canoe Kayak Club, 75 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road.

Detailed schedule will be published here: www.pointe-claire.ca or  www.pccanoekayak.ca

 

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS

 

  • Virtual activities marked with this icon are 15% off upon registration.
  • Zoom training is available: 514 630-1218, ext. 1630.
  • Registration under Stewart Hall activities.

 

Outdoor Skating Rinks

Whether you’re a skating novice, a seasoned hockey player or a skilled figure skater, make the most of winter at one of our many rinks and ice surfaces.

Access to skating rinks depends on weather conditions.

 

Click here to consult the schedule.

 

 

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.

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 Arena

Health safety guidelines at the arena 

Click here to consult the schedule.

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)

 

 

 

Mother-Baby Yoga

Yoga poses and techniques after giving birth: calming exercises for mom that help develop muscle strength, while baby develops coordination, alertness and strength.

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in English

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 18

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 2

Tuesday, 10 to 11 a.m.

Online sessions on Zoom

Up to 9 months or until the child can move around independently

All levels: $116

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

 

Yoga Kids

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

With Kathleen McAdams

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 18 

(15 sessions)

Tuesday, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

NO CLASS: March 2

Online sessions on Zoom

Ages 2 to 5, with a parent

All levels: $116

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

 

NEW – Creative Outdoor Games

Games that encourage creativity and personal expression to get children moving.

With Andrea Lane

STEWART PARK

Parc Stewart

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

All levels: $12 / session

Postponed to the following Saturday in the event of rain.

February 27

Saturday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

March 27

Saturday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

April 24

Saturday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

May 15

Saturday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m .

 

Creative Dance

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

With Stéphanie Lachance

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 22

(15 sessions)


Saturday, 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Saturday, 11 to 11:45 a.m.

NO CLASS: February 27 and April 3

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

All levels: $96

Online sessions on Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

 

Multi-Dance

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

With Stéphanie Lachance

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 22

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: February 27 and April 3

Ages 6 to 7

Saturday, 12 to 12:45 p.m. – $96

Ages 8 to 12 

Saturday, 1 to 2 p.m. – $116

Online sessions on Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

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

 

  • Virtual activities marked with this icon are 15% off upon registration.
  • Zoom training is available: 514 630-1218, ext. 1630.
  • Registration under Stewart Hall activities

Dance and Fitness 

 

Modern Line Dancing

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

With Marc Mitchell

Online sessions on Zoom

FEBRUARY 1 TO APRIL 12

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS:  April 5

Monday 7 to 8:30 p.m.

All levels: $130

FEBRUARY 4 TO APRIL 8

(10 sessions)

Thursday 1 to 2:30 p.m.

All levels : $130

 

Belly Dancing

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

With Aïsha

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 12

(15 sessions)

Beginner – Wednesday 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $125

 

 

Classical Ballet

Classes including exercises at the barre and on the floor.

With Alison Dewar

 

JANUARY 29 TO MAY 21

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 5 and April 2

Friday, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $167

 

 

 

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

 

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 22

(15 sessions)

Saturday, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

 

NO CLASS: February 27 and April 3

Al levels: $122

Online sessions on Zoom

 

 

 

Zumba® Fitness

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

With Violetta Naumiuk

 

 

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

Tuesday, 7 to 8 p.m.

All levels: $122

Online sessions 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

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(10 sessions)

Tuesday, 9 to 10 a.m.

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $98

JANUARY 29 TO MAY 14

(15 sessions)

Friday, 9 to 10 a.m.

NO CLASS: April 2

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $98

 

 

Pilates

Improve core muscle flexibility and strength.

With Alison Dewar

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 19

 (15 sessions)

Wednesday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

NO CLASS: March 3

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $98

JANUARY 29 TO MAY 21

 (15 sessions)

Friday, 10 to 11 a.m.

NO CLASS: March 5 and April 2

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $98

 

Fusion Fitness

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

With Dolores Paquette

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 13

(15 sessions)

Thursday, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $98

 

Essentrics – Classical Stretching

Dynamic and fluid strengthening and stretching exercises.

With Dolores Paquette

 

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 17

(15 sessions)

Monday, 5 to 6 p.m.

NO CLASS: April 5

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels : $98

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

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

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $98

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 12

(15 sessions)

Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $98 

JANUARY 29 TO MAY 14

(15 sessions)

Friday, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

NO CLASS: April 2

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $98 

Yoga

See the list of required materials at ludik.pointe-claire.ca. No equipment will be provided in class.

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 4 TO MAY 20

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 4

Thursday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Online sessions on Zoom

Intermediate and advanced: $170

 

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

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 19

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 3

Wednesday, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

 Online sessions on Zoom

 Beginner: $170

 

Hatha Yoga

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

With Kathleen McAdams (yoga Kripalu)

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 18

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 2

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

Online sessions on Zoom

Beginner and intermediate: $170

With Louise Morgan (yoga Sivananda)

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 12

(15 sessions)

Beginner – Wednesday 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $170

With Kathleen McAdams (yoga Kripalu)

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 20

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 4

Thursday 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Online sessions on Zoom

Beginner and intermediate: $170

 

 

Gentle Hatha Yoga

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

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in English

 

 

JANUARY 29 TO MAY 21

(15 sessions)

Friday 9 to 10:30 a.m.

NO CLASS: March 5 and April 2

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $170

 

 

 

Easy Yoga for Seniors

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

With Delia Courmanopoulos, physiotherapist

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 1 TO APRIL 26

(12 sessions)

Monday 10 to 11 a.m.

NO CLASS: April 5

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $153

 

 

 Prenatal Yoga

Breathing techniques and guided meditations help participants relax and bond with baby. The yoga poses are essentially used to prepare for labour.

With Karmel Johal, certified prenatal yoga teacher

Mainly in English

Online sessions on Zoom

All stages of pregnancy: $76

FEBRUARY 2 TO MARCH 9

(5 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 2

Tuesday 7 to 8:30 p.m.

MARCH 16 TO APRIL 13

(5 sessions)

Tuesday 7 to 8:30 p.m.

APRIL 20 TO MAY 18

(5 sessions)

Tuesday 7 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Yoga Stretching

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

With Alison Dewar

FEBRUARY 3 TO  MAY 19

(15 sessions)

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

NO CLASS: March 3

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $98

JANUARY 29 TO MAY 21

(15 sessions)

Friday 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

 NO CLASS: March 5 and April 2

Online sessions on Zoom

All levels: $98

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS – AQUATIC CENTRE

Fitness Classes

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

Residents: $35 per weekly session

Non-resident: $50 per weekly session

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

No memberships will be available this season.

Due to the pandemic, tthis programming on hold until further notice.

SALLE DE MUSCULATION – CENTRE AQUATIQUE

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

 

  • Virtual activities marked with this icon are 15% off upon registration.
  • Zoom training is available: 514 630-1218, ext. 1630.
  • Registration under Stewart Hall activities

 

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

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 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, Alexandre Desjeunes and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

Online sessions on Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

 

 

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, THURSDAY
AND SATURDAY

FLUTE: TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

Online sessions on Zoom

Age 4 and up
Ongoing registration: 514-630-1220, ext. 1749

No musical background is necessary. Individual lessons (some group lessons are included).

 

Guitar or Ukulele –
Individual Lessons

In a playful environment, children learn the basics: holding the instrument, finger positioning, learning notes and rhythm. Participants play simple melodies right from the very first sessions.

Offered virtually via Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

FEBRUARY 3 TO MARCH 24

BREAK: March 3

(7 sessions)

 

MARCH 31 TO MAY 12

(7 sessions)

WEDNESDAY, 2:45 to 7:45 p.m.
(30-minute sessions)

Ages 5 to 17

All levels: $217

 

Registration postponed

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

FEBRUARY 2 TO APRIL 13 

(10 sessions)

 

NO CLASS: March 2

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

STEWART HALL

Ages 7 ans up 

All levels: $142

My Art Studio

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

Avec Andea Lane

Online sessions on Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 20

(15 séances)

THURSDAY 4:30 to 6 p.m.

NO CLASS: March 4

Ages 6 to 10 

All levels: $164 (material included)

Pick up the art material from the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre before the first session.

My Beginnings in Art

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

With Andrea Lane

Online sessions on Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 15 

(15 sessions)

 

NO CLASS: February 27

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

Ages 2 to 3, with a parent

All levels: $107 (material included)

Pick up the art material from the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre before the first session.

Little Artists’ Studio

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

With Andrea Lane

Online sessions on Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 15 

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: February 27

SATURDAY 9:45 to 10:45

 

Ages 4 to 5 

All levels: $126 (material included)

Pick up the art material from the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre before the first session.

Elementary Art 

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

With Andrea Lane

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 15 

(15 sessions)

 

NO CLASS: February 27

SATURDAY 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages 6 to 10 

Alll levels: $126 (material included)

Pick up the art material from the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre before the first session.

 

English for Kids

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

With Magdalena Bacz

Online sessions on Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 31  

(15 sessions)

 

NO CLASSES: March 1 and April 5

MONDAY 4 to 5 p.m.

Ages 7 to 10 

All levels: $126 (exercise book included)

Pick up the exercise book from the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre before the first session.

 

Craft – Spirals for the Windows

Children create a metal spiral and decorate it with coloured beads. A pretty decoration for windows!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

1 to 2 p.m.

3 to 4 p.m.

 

Online sessions on Zoom

Ages 7 to 12

Library members only. Registration required (one session per person).

Craft – MakeDo (STEAM)

Children create their favourite character using recycled cardboard and the MakeDo set of screws and safety saws.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30

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

Online sessions on Zoom

Library members only. Registration required.

 

Craft – Heart-Shaped Frame

Children create a frame shaped like a heart using puzzle pieces.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

1 to 2 p.m.

3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 9

Library members only. Registration required (one session per person).

 


SPECIAL PROGRAMMING

Spring Break
Earth Day

See Programs and Events section

 

Craft – Yarn Bombing Alligator

Children create an alligator (or a snake) with pipe cleaners. The animal will be “dressed” in yarn to look larger than life.

SATURDAY, MARCH 13

1 to 2 pm.

3 to 4 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12

Library members only. Registration required (one session per person).

Craft – Printmaking with LEGO©

Children use paint and.LEGO© blocks as stamps to create robots, monsters or anything else they can think of.

SATURDAY, MARCH 27

1 to 2 p.m.

3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 9

Library members only. Registration required (one session per person).

Craft – Ribbon Mobile

Children create a lovely outdoor mobile.

SUNDAY, APRIL 11

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 12

Library members only. Registration required (one session per person).

 

 

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 Library, 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.

JANUARY 19 TO APRIL 27

NO CLASS: March 2

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

Online sessions on Zoom

Ages 2½ to 5, with a parent

Bébés-comptines

JANUARY 19 TO APRIL 27

 NO CLASS: March 2

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

Online sessions on Zoom

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Puss’n’ Books

JANUARY 20 TO APRIL 28

NO CLASS: March 3

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

Online sessions on Zoom

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Story Time 

JANUARY 21 TO APRIL 29

NO CLASS: March 4

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

Online sessions on Zoom

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Story Time at Valois

A craft is included.

JANUARY 22 TO APRIL 30

 NO CLASSES: March 5 and April 2

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

Online sessions on Zoom

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Valois Morning Story Time and Action Songs

A craft is included for children age 2 and up.

A parent must attend.

Library members only. Registration required for each session. 

 

Online sessions on Zoom

SATURDAYS

 

JANUARY 23

FEBRUARY 20

APRIL 17

 

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.

Online sessions on Zoom

JANUARY 22 TO APRIL 30

 NO CLASSES: March 5 and April 2

Friday

4 to 5 p.m. (English)

 

Ages 6 to 9
Library members only.

Registration required.

 

Story Hour ‒ Friendship and Inclusion

A story hour about friendship, love and inclusion. Valentine’s Day will also be part of the program. A craft is included. An activity book and a bracelet will be handed out.

 

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

 

Library members only.

Registration required.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7

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

Online session on Zoom

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7

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

Online session on Zoom

Saturday, February 13

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

Library– Valois Branch

 

Heure du conte – Matinées à Valois

The library will be reserved for this activity.

A craft is included for children ages 2 and up.

Presence of a parent required.

Library members only.

Registration required for each session.

SATURDAYS

FEBRUARY 6 – Online session on Zoom
MARCH 27- 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)

 

Story Hour – Happiness

In honour of International Happiness Day (March 20), this story hour presents stories to tickle the funny bone and leave participants in a good mood. A craft will follow.

 

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

 

Library members only.

Registration required.

SATURDAY, MARCH 20

1:30 to 2:15 (English)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

SUNDAY, MARCH 21

1:30 to 2:15 (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

SUNDAY, MARCH 21

3:30 to 4:15 (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Read to A Dog – Online

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)

Ages 7 to 11

Library members only. Registration required.

Online sessions on Zoom

With Dahlia

JANUARY 18 TO MARCH 22

MONDAY 3:30 or 3:50 p.m.

With Bella

JANUARY 18 TO MARCH 22

TUESDAY 4:30 or 4:50 p.m.
(English)

with Abby

JANUARY 20 TO MARCH 24

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

With Cosmo

JANUARY 21 TO MARCH 25

THURSDAY 4 or 4:20 p.m.
(English)

With Stella

JANUARY 22 TO MARCH 26

FRIDAY 3:30 or 3:50 p.m.
(English)

 

Book Display – 24 Hours of Science

 

Theme : Unusual science

Bibliographies created specifically for the event will be available at the Library and on the library portal.

FRIDAY, MAY 7 and SATURDAY, MAY 8 

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

 

 

Entertainment

Enigmatic Engineering Endeavours

Children, with their parents, use ingenuity to take up various challenges.

Library members only.
Registration required for each session.

Ages 9 to 12 (with a parent)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 – CHALLENGE 14

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Central Library

 

Ages 7 to 9 (with a parent)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 – CHALLENGE 14

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Central Library

Ages 9 to 12 (with a parent)

SUNDAY, APRIL 18 – CHALLENGE 15

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Central Library

 

Ages 7 to 9 (with a parent)

SUNDAY, APRIL 18 – CHALLENGE 15

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Central Library

 

Programming

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

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.

MONDAY, MARCH 1

1 to 2 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 10

1 to 2 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

 

Ages 8 to 10

Library members only.

Registration required for each session.

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.

MONDAY, MARCH 1

 3 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 10

3 to 4:30 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

 

Ages 10 to 12

Library members only.
Registration required for each session.

 

 

Family Movie

Family fun at the movies! 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

Library members only.
Registration required.

6:30 to 8 p.m.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
(French)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26
(English)
–  March Break

FRIDAY, MARCH 5
(French)
–  March Break

FRIDAY, MARCH 26 
(English)

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

MONDAY, MARCH 1 (anglais)
– March Break

TUESDAY, MARCH 2 
(French)
– March Break

 

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENAGERS

Volunteering at the library

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

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Teen volunteer application forms available at www.pointe-claire.ca

Assisting Activity Facilitators

Teens earn volunteer hours by helping with children activities.

Various dates and times

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

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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

Book Selection Committee

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

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

MONDAYS

JANUARY 25 – Online session on Zoom

FEBRUARY 15

MARCH 15

APRIL 19

MAY 10

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

TUESDAYS

FEBRUARY 9

APRIL 6

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 29                  APRIL 30

FEBRUARY 26                                                  MAY 21

MARCH 26

4 to 5:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Assisting with the Book Sale

Teens earn volunteer hours by helping to prepare for the Friends of the Library book sale.

THURSDAY, APRIL 15

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

SATURDAY, APRIL 17

Various times

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Technology & Programming 

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required for each session.

Critical Thinking in the Age of Clickbait

Have you ever clicked on a link just because a word or picture caught your attention? That’s clickbait. Private interests use it to compete for your attention on social media. Learn to use critical thinking to not fall prey to these tactics anymore.

 

With Leo Collard, software developer

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18


6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Strawbees Quirkbots

 

Teens combine a micro-controller, servomotors, LEDs, sensors and light-weight re-useable building materials to create robots that race, dance, motorize a crane, and more.

With Christine Laurent

THURSDAY, MARCH 18


6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Micro:bits

 

Teens code and create cool projects to gain real world understanding: create a step-counter, a plant monitoring station, and more.

With Christine Laurent

THURSDAY, APRIL 22


6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

Video Games

Teens can relax while discovering new video games or playing old favourites on Nintendo Switch. They can choose a time slot to challenge their friends or make new ones.

THURSDAY, MARCH 4

2 to 3 p.m. – Crash Team Raching – Nitro Fueled

3 to 4 p.m. – Just Dance 2021

4 to 5 p.m. – Super Mario Party

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Drop-in activity. Registration required for each time slot.

 

 

A Year in Writing – Writing Workshops

As part of the project A Year in Writing, teens take part in various writing workshops to prepare for a fiction writing challenge later in the year.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required.

Quick Writing

“What if you had to write as fast as possible? Try not to think: forget about spelling, just write for yourself for the sake of it, without knowing where this 15-minute ride will take you. I’ve been doing this for decades and I’m still amazed by what I come up with, I hope you will be too.”

With Mathieu Arseneault

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15

3 to 5 p.m.

Show, not Tell

Participants practice using a more specific language to set the tone and share their characters’ emotions without naming them. Through short activities, they work on descriptions, metaphors and dialogs to show, rather than tell, what the characters feel.

With Lori Weber

FRIDAY, APRIL 9

4:15 to 6:15 p.m. (English)

 

Discovery Workshops 

Homework Club

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

 

FRIDAYS

JANUARY 22
FEBRUARY 5

FEBRUARY19
MARCH 19

APRIL 23
MAY 14 AND 28

4 to 6 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Library members only
Limited space. First come, first served.

Study Café

For those stressing about upcoming exams, the library offers a special Study Café. On the menu: tutors to assist in studies, a certified therapy dog to relieve stress, hot chocolate, snacks, and quiet activities for break times.

SATURDAY, MAY 22

Anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Library members only.

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

  • Virtual activities marked with this icon are 15% off upon registration.
  • Zoom training is available: 514 630-1218, ext. 1630.
  • Registration under Stewart Hall activities

 

Art

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

 

Artists’ Study Group – Studio with Live Model

 

 

Registration postponedv

Develop your art skills using the medium of your choice with a live model.

 

Self-led workshop.
Person in charge: Fred Parkinson

 

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 3

(13 sessions)

 

NO CLASS : April 5

MONDAY 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Intermediate and advanced: $201
(Live model fees included)

Registration: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

Watercolours

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

With Valerie McKee

Mainly in English

 

Online sessions on Zoom

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 17 

(15 sessions)

 

NO CLASS: APRIL 5

MONDAY 1 to 4 p.m. 

All levels: $339 

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

Oil-Acrylic Painting Studio

 

 

Registration postponed

Learn the process of creating a painting through specific exercises with emphasis on colours and how they can be used to create perspective, volume and texture.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

FEBRUARY 2 TO APRIL 13 

(10 sessions)

 

NO CLASS : March 2

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

TUESDAY 7 to 10 p.m.



STEWART HALL

Beginner: $259 

Drawing Studio 

 

 

Registration postponed

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

With Venecija Levi-Breder

FEBRUARY 3 TO APRIL 14 

(10 sessions)

 

NO CLASS: March 3

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

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $259 

Artissimo –
Drawing and Painting
Workshop

 

Registration postponed

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

With Venecija Levi-Breder

 

 

FEBRUARY 4 TO APRIL 15 

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 4

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

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $259 

NEW – Art History Lectures

Architecture: Boldness and innovation from yesterday to today

This series of captivating encounters invites you to discover the architectural creations that have marked history over the past three centuries. Discover the bold creations of Zaha Hadid, Frank O. Gehry, and Moshe Safdie, which are matched only by the eccentricity of the visionaries of the last century: Ferdinand of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha and the Pena Palace, Maximilian II and the Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig II and the Neuschwanstein Castle, Gaudi, and others.

With Sylvie Coutu

Mainly in French 

Offered virtually through Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

MARCH 9 TO MAY 11 
(10 sessions)
TUESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.
All levels: $191 

 

Art Walks

A discovery of Montreal’s vibrant art scene through visits to contemporary and classical art galleries.

Participants are encouraged to carpool

 

With Mimi Ramalho, educator and art historian.

APRIL 10 

APRIL 24 

MAY 8 

MAY 29 

JUNE 12 

SATURDAY 1 to 3 p.m.

All levels: $19  / session

 

Crafts

Soapstone Carving

 

 

Registration postponed

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

With Rafic Dagher

FEBRUARY 1 TO APRIL 12

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: April 5 

MONDAY 7 to 9:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $178 

Stained Glass

 

 

Registration postponed

Explore different stained glass techniques and create your personal project.

With Anne Whelan

 

FEBRUARY 2 TO APRIL 13 

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 2

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $280

List of materials to purchase provided on the first day of the workshop (approx. $230)

 

Craft – Spirit Ladder

Create your own Spirit Ladder.

With Janet Callary

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Non-members: $15

 

Knitting

Knitting Club

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

Zoom training will be available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (iPad or smart phone) required.

 

With Janet Callary

JANUARY 20, 27

FEBRUARY 3, 10 , 17, 24

MARCH 3, 10

(8 sessions)

WEDNESDAY
7 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Virtual meetings on Zoom

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: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (iPad or smart phone) required.

 

With Geneviève Lussier

JANUARY 18, 25

FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15, 22

MARCH 8, 15

(8 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 1

 

MONDAY
7 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Online sessions on Zoom

Registration required

Non-members: $15

Reading and Writing Workshops

Blog

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

pcplblogue.wordpress.com

 

Online Book Club – One eRead Canada

Take part in the first pan-Canadian book club on Facebook!
One eRead Canada is a national bilingual digital book club connecting readers to one another and to their libraries. This year’s pick is Kim Thúy’s celebrated novel Vi.

FROM JANUARY 1 TO 31, follow the Library Blog for not-to-be-missed events with Kim Thuy.

 

Book Clubs

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

Zoom training will be available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (iPad or smart phone) required.

Registration required
Non-members: $5

Book Discussion Club

With Olivia Raco

5 sessions
January 11 (Friday)
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12

WEDNESDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Club de lecture 

With Amélie Boivin Handfield

5 sessions
January 20
February 17
March 17
April 21
May 19

WEDNESDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (French)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Evening Book Club

With Grace Lee

5 sessions
January 14
February 11
March 11
April 8
May 13

THURSDAY

7 to 9 p.m. (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Stewart Hall Book Club

With Lise Payette

5 sessions
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10

MONDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Valois Book Club

With Lynn Collins

5 sessions
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10

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

pcplblogue.wordpress.com (français)

pcplblog.wordpress.com (anglais)

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., iPad or smart phone) required.

 

With Karen Zey

JANUARY 19, 26

FEBRUARY 2, 9, 16, 23

MARCH 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

(11 sessions)

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

 

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Beginner

Registration required (under Library)

Non-members: $10

Circle of Life Writers 2

 

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

Prerequisite required: Circle of Life Writers 1

 

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

 

With Karen Zey

JANUARY 21, 28

FEBRUARY 4, 11, 18, 25

MARCH 4, 11, 18, 25

APRIL 1

(11 sessions)

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

 

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Intermediate

Registration required (under Library)

Non-members: $10

 

 

Creative Journaling

 

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

A 9 X 12 inch (23 X 30.5 cm) unlined sketchbook is required. All other materials will be available on loan at the Library.

With Hélène Brunet

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Beginner and Intermediate
Registration required.

Non-members: $10

  MARCH 15, 22, 29

APRIL 12, 19, 26

(6 sessions)

NO CLASS: April 5

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

MARCH 19, 26

APRIL 9, 23, 30

MAY 7

(6 sessions)

NO CLASSES: April 2, 16

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

 

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

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

Beginner and intermediate

Registration required.
Non-members: $10

MARCH 8, 15, 22, 29

APRIL 12, 19, 26

MAY 3

(8 sessions)

NO CLASS: April 5

MONDAY

7 to 9 p.m. (English)

Central Library and Virtual meetings on Zoom 

MARCH 10, 17, 24, 31

APRIL 7, 14, 21, 28

(8 sessions)

 

WEDNESDAY

3 to 5 p.m. (English)

Central Library and Virtual meetings on Zoom 

MARCH 11, 18, 25

APRIL 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

(8 sessions)

 

THURSDAY
3 to 5 p.m. (English)

Central Library and Virtual meetings on Zoom 

 

 

Languages and Cultures 

Intermediate English

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

With Magdalena Bacz

Online sessions on Zoom

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 31 

(15 sessions)

NO CLASSES: March 1 and April 5

MONDAY 6 to 8 p.m.

Intermediate: $218 

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

Workbook required

 

Intermediate German

 

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

With Liane Harmat

Online sessions on Zoom

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 1

(15 sessions)

TUESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

Intermediate: $218 

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

 

Italian Culture –
Caravaggio and
the Century of Witches

 

Discover the 16th century through the paintings of Caravaggio. The workshop ends with a film about
the life of the Italian artist.With Maria Eugenia GiochiMainly in FrenchOnline session on Zoom
FEBRUARY 1 TO APRIL 12

(20 séances)

NO CLASS: April 5

MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

All levels: $227 

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

Conversational Italian –
Fluency Workshop

 

 

An Italian language and culture workshop
focused on everyday situations.With Maria Eugenia GiochiOnline sessions on Zoom
FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 1

(15 sessions)

TUESDAY 2 to 4 p.m.

Advanced: $218 

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

 

Spanish for Beginners 

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

With Laura Molina

Online sessions on Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

 

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 12 

(15 sessions)

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

Beginner: $218

Textbook and workbook required

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 13 

(15 sessions)

THURSDAY 6 to 8 p.m.

Beginner: $218 

Textbook and workbook required

 

 

Intermediate Spanish

Discussions and life stories are used
to practice verb tenses.
With Laura Molina 
Online sessions on Zoom
FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 12

(15 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

Intermediate: $218

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

Book and exercise book required

 

Computers 

How to Succeed at Collaborative Work

The new reality of working from home can present many challenges: how to share 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

Zoom Tutorials

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

Most of the library’s workshops and lectures for the season will be offered on the Zoom platform.

Learn how to use Zoom: Tutorials.

Additional help:

514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

 

 

Cyber Security

 

 

With Paul Desormeaux

MARCH 9, 16, 23 (3 sessions)

TUESDAY 6 to 8 p.m. (English)

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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 control spam.

Authentification

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

 

 

Dropbox and Google Drive

Learn how to use the cloud to store your documents.

 

With Denis Richard Junior

THURSDAY, March 18

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

3 to 5 p.m. (French)

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Non-members: $10

 

Personal Development and Well-Being

Book a Librarian

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

Meetings available in person, by phone or on Zoom.

514-6301218, ext 1630

 

Financial Literacy

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

 

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

With Deborah Leahy

JANUARY 26

FEBRUARY 2, 9, 16, 23

(5 sessions)

 

TUESDAY
6 to 8 p.m. (English)

 

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Open to all

Registration required (under Library activities).

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

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

MARCH 24, 31

APRIL 7, 14, 21, 28

(6 sessions)

 

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

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).

Non-members: $10

 

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

MARCH 25 and APRIL 1

(2 sessions)

THURSDAY
6 to 9 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Beginner and intermediate

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

 

Volunteer Opportunities – Compagnons de conversation française

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

 

30-minute in-person meeting: Library – Central and Valois.

 

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

FEBRUARY 1 to MAY 1

(10 sessions)

To participate, complete the volunteer application form.

 

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., iPad or smart phone) required.

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

Cooking – Tartare de saumon en folie

With chef Anthony Bardier

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19

7 p.m. (French)

 

Cooking – Vegetarian Vegetable Curry

With Nevine Elchibini, dietician

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

7 p.m. (English)

Cooking – Poulet cinq façons

With chef Anthony Bardier

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

7 p.m. (French)

Cooking – Salmon and Spinach in Puff Pastry & Apple Rose

With Elaine Randolph

Flavours of Pointe-Claire

TUESDAY, MARCH 2

7 p.m. (English)

 

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.

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

Videoconference on Zoom

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

Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Bridge – Beginner

Learn the basics.

With Ellen Simpson

JANUARY 18, 25

FEBRUARY 1, 8, 15, 22

MARCH 8, 15, 22, 29

(10 sessions)

 

NO CLASS: March 1

 MONDAY 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(English)

APRIL 12, 19, 26

MAY 3, 10, 17, 31

JUNE 7, 14, 21

(10 sessions)

 

NO CLASS: May 24

 MONDAY 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (English)

Bridge – Intermediate

Learn proper bidding strategies.

With Francis Thérien

JANUARY 29

FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19, 26

MARCH 12, 19, 26

(8 sessions)

 

NO CLASS: March 5

 

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

APRIL 9, 23, 30

MAY 7, 14, 21, 28

JUNE 4

(8 sessions)

 

NO CLASS: April 16

 

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—something for everyone!

More details at the Central Library circulation desk.

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

Afternoon films 

TUESDAYS

 

January 12

February 2

March 9

April 13

May 4

 

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

TUESDAYS

 

January 26

February 16

March 30

April 27

May 25

 

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

Evening Films 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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

 

Digital 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

Offered virtually via Zoom

FEBRUARY 2 TO MARCH 2

(5 sessions)

Tuesday 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Beginner: $61 

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

For all camera models

Digital Photography 201 – Take Creative Control 

 

In this workshop designed for DSLR or mirrorless camera owners, learn how to use the RAW format for the best quality and exposure control.

Topics: Manual mode, focusing options, flash fill lighting, and Photoshop Elements processing tips for your landscape and portrait imagery . Includes four unique assignments and helpful critiques.

With Frederic Hore

Offered virtually via Zoom

MARCH 9 TO APRIL 6

(5 sessions)

Tuesday 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Intermediate: $61 

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

More information: https://www.remarkableimages.ca

Mastering Smartphone Photography and Video 

 

Designed for iPhone users, learn to go beyond AUTO mode to create stunning images and videos with special applications you can download.

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

Four stimulating assignments with helpful  will help you develop your skills.

With Frederic Hore

Offered virtually via Zoom

APRIL 13 TO MAY 11

(5 sessions)

Tuesday 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Intermediate: $61 

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

 

 

Tastings

Introduction to Wine Tasting: a Four-Part Virtual Series

Explore the fundamentals of wine from varieties to vineyards. Learn how to taste wine with a sommelier. An eclectic selection from all over the world will be sampled. Hone your senses and discover your preferences.

Participants are responsible for purchasing wine. Approximate cost: $60 to $75

 

With Giancarlo Rivera

Offered virtually via Zoom

Registration under Stewart Hall activities

Basic Concepts

 

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4

7:30 to 9 p.m.

All levels: $25

Old World Wines

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18

7:30 to 9 p.m.

All levels: $25

New World Wines

THURSDAY, MARCH 11

7:30 to 9 p.m.

All levels: $25

Modern Wines:
Trends

THURSDAY, MARCH 25

7:30 to 9 p.m.

All levels: $25

 

TALKS, LECTURES AND AUTHOR EVENTS

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Free admission (unless otherwise indicated)

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

Registration required (starting 2 weeks prior to the event):

  • On-site participation (space limited): 514-630-1218.
  • To access videoconferences: Registration required before 5 p.m. on the day of the lecture
    • Email: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca (indicate the title and date of the lecture, along with your e-mail address)
    • Telephone: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

 

D&M Author Ann Lambert and The Dogs of Winter

Attendees will remember last year’s non-stop laughter and the delightful recognition of local landmarks as playwright Ann Lambert was interviewed by Anne Lagacé-Dowson. The two “Anns” are back! This second book in the series is a “rollicking good read” as a killer stalks the streets of Montreal.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20

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

Presentation online only (Zoom)

           

Maria Loggia’s Kitchen on Zoom

Enjoy a front row seat in Maria Loggia’s kitchen while she prepares a delicious Polpette d’agnello con farcito di caprino e sughetto di pomodori San Marzano (lamb meatballs filled with goat cheese in San Marzano tomato sauce). Learn some tips and tricks, and ask your questions.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

Presentation online only (Zoom)

 

Missing: Presumed Dead

With David O’Keefe

It is the summer of 1944. A Canadian bomber crew goes missing over German occupied France. Award-winning military historian, David O’Keefe, shares a sneak preview of his latest book to be released later in 2021.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

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

Presentation online only (Zoom)

           

Hiking in Europe with Maria Korab-Laskowska

Hiking through the gentle hills and honey-coloured stone villages of England’s Cotswolds, to coastal paths in traditional and modern Basque country, among the rocky peaks and lakes of Tatra Mountains (Slovakia), Maria ends her journey in the Dolomites (Italy).

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

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

           

MOVIE: Où es-tu João Gilberto ?

Famous Brazilian musician, João Gilberto is considered the founding father of bossa-nova. This captivating documentary sets out in search of this legend of modern music.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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

           

Fitness and Chair Yoga with Julie Fournier

With spring around the corner, discover a two exercises program suitable for all in a warm and inviting atmosphere. This class is designed specifically for clients looking for activities adapted to their needs and wanting to experience the benefits of yoga. Bring a chair and a good dose of enthusiasm!

With Julie Fournier, certified instructor and personalized activities specialist

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3

7 to 8:30 p.m.

           

Capsule littéraire with Chantal Saint-Jarre

Chantal Saint-Jarre brings to life selected passages by great authors from Québec and France. A wonderful journey through literary genres punctuated with anecdotes.

As part of the Semaine de la francophonie.

SATURDAY, MARCH 6

1 to 3 p.m. (French)

           

Bucket List Guy Part 2

With Jason Bolanis

Jason Bolanis created a video series on his life growing up in the suburbs. What stemmed from that project was an accidental in-depth, grassroots documentary on the history of Pointe-Claire. From the laying of the railway to the opening of Highway 40, his research and findings are sure to surprise.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10

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

           

Nature’s Refuge on Île Saint-Bernard, Châteauguay with Tom Kingsbury

A 25-minute drive from Pointe-Claire will reveal this wildlife sanctuary with 8 kilometers of groomed trails. For over 200 years, the Grey Nuns lived on the island and protected the land. Today, the area is teaming with numerous varieties of spectacular fauna.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

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

           

Exploring Stunning BC and the Rocky Mountains! with Fred Hore

Join Voyageur Fred Hore as he takes you on a 2,500-km journey through the beauty and nature of British Columbia, from the glittery and historic metropolis of Vancouver to the stunning national parks of Mount Robson, Jasper and Banff, and an exhilarating cycling trip on old railway trestles high above the Okanagan Valley.

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31

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

 

À la découverte des champignons sauvages

With Judith Noël Gagnon

For those eager to learn about  forest mushrooms, particularly those found in Québec, enjoy a relaxing evening of discussion about the best wild species, basic cautionary measures in foraging and gastronomy tips.

Bilingual question period.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7

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

 

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 20 years of authorship.”

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14

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

 

Vous avez dit, zéro déchet ?

Learn about the zero-waste lifestyle and take the first steps at home. This introductory lecture makes us aware of the waste we produce and that is easily avoidable. The Association québécoise Zéro Déchet (AQZD) speaker shares tips and tricks to take action now and reduce waste.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

7 to 8 p.m. (French)