Active at home – Culture, Leisure and Wellness online

The City of Pointe-Claire is offering a series of online activities to stay active. Resources for adults and children can be found in various fields.

 

Discover the world of bees

Tuesday, December 8 – 5 to 6 p.m. (French)
Wednesday, December 9 – 5 to 6 p.m. (English)

Our beekeeping firm Alvéole invites you to discover the world of urban beehives in an exciting virtual conference. During the meeting, you will learn more about urban beekeeping and the small society that is a beehive, and you will follow the life of a bee from the moment it emerges from its cell to its very last flight!

This conference is open to all, from ages 5 to 105. We recommend that children under 8 attend with their family. The meeting will take place on Zoom.

Registration required at 514-630-1218 or bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca.

 

Wearable Art Contest – 2020 Artisan Show

Until January 18

The City of Pointe-Claire’s Artisan Show invites you to participate in a contest by creating wearable art using everyday materials. Your photos will be included in an album on the City’s Facebook page.

Click on the poster on the left for more information.

Get creative!

 

 

 

 

Dance like Buddy!

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

 

Online Music

Stewart Grant: Bhajan – Sacred Song (1983)

Geneviève Guimond, solo cello
Saint Columba Strings

Stewart Grant: Duo for Oboe and Cello, opus 11 (1984)

1. Sonatina
2. Scherzo
3. Blues
4. Fugue

Stewart Grant: Une Nouvelle Chanson, Opus 41 (2001)

McGill Youth Choir and Children’s Chorus
Erica Phare, Director

 

 

Art Rental and Sales Service

Artworks rental and sales

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

The works for the 2021 collection are currently being selected.

Family Art Workshops

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

                         

 

 

The Pointe-Claire Public Library

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

Your librarians are online

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

Tutorials – How to use digital resources

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

  • Pressreader

 

 

Need help?

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

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

Contact Margaret, Jennifer, Marie-Andrée and Denis:

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

Suggestions?

A team of librarians selects the best books and movies, and plans the next season of activities, workshops and lectures.

Send your ideas to Mary Jane and Jacynthe:

Online library for the youth

A wide range of digital resources

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

A MULTI Card is required.

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

From digital books to coding

 

  • Digital books, movies and music
 

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

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

  • Encyclopedias
 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

  • Coding
 

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

 

Online Library - Adults

A wide range of digital resources

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

A MULTI Card is required.

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

From digital books to online training tools

  • Digital books
 

 

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

 

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

 

Overdrive (eMedia; Libby app) – Offers eBooks and eAudiobooks anytime, anywhere.
  • Movies, TV series, music, books
 

 

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

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

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

RBDigital Magazines (multilingual) – Access hundreds of current and back issues of popular digital magazines in English, French, Spanish and Italian.
Consumer Reports – Let Consumer Reports empower you to make informed decisions about how you spend your money. Consumer Reports, an independent organization, rigorously tests products and services with the consumer’s needs and interests in mind and provides honest buying advice you can trust.

 

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

 

  • Health
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Wellness

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

Chair exercises

Longevity Stick

Balance and Conditioning

Barre – Pilates

Strength and balance (chair)

Pilates

 

 

WHAT DID YOU MISS THIS SUMMER?

 

TD Summer Reading Club online

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

Photo Rally challenge

The library created a photo rally in Pointe-Claire with a different adventure each week to discover our neighbourhoods and the typical and unusual objects that can be found there! A few examples: an orange construction cone, a cross on a church, a flag, a one-way street, a crane, a children’s playground in a park

Mini LEGO® Exhibit (online) Multiple and Diverse Universes

With fun creations by students from École secondaire Félix-Leclerc
and École primaire Pointe-Claire high school (classes of Johanne Ménard and Marie-Claude Drolet).

See the photo gallery below on the library blog.

2021 MiNi Art Rental Collection

Children aged 12 years and under were invited to submit their artworks in view of the upcoming Stewart Hall Art Gallery’s 2021 MiNi Art Rental Collection.

Book dominos

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

Puppets on the loose

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

Follow their adventures on the library blog!

Nature Hunt

  • Hunt: Children and parents explore their yard or immediate neighbourhood to discover the wonders of nature around them.
  • Write: Based on the elements they find, children invent a short story (written or illustrated).

The adventure begins here! 

Colours of the rainbow hunt

  • Hunt: Children and parents explore their yard or immediate neighbourhood to discover the colours around them.
  • Write: Based on the elements they find, children invent a short story (written or illustrated).

The adventure begins here! 

24 Hours of Science online

The 15th edition of 24 Hours of Science took place online: activities, lectures, videos, virtual museum visits, and more.

The Pointe-Claire librarians prepared some activities as a family: Ozobot Adventures, The robot’s death, The volcaneni. Check out all the initiatives on the library blog.

Read to a Dog – by videoconference

Private reading experience to help children to boost self-esteem and become more literate.

 

Story Hours by videoconference

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

 

Book Title Haikus

A haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of three lines that conveys the fleeting beauty of a moment in life. Find books from your personal library and place them so that the titles form a sentence or poem. Two or three books will do (see illustration below).

BACA 2020 – Honouring kinship

Admire the arworks of Kahwatsiretátie that were presented at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery.

Material, Mass and Dust

You can still take a virtual tour of the exhibition on the Stewart Hall Art Gallery Webpage.

Orchestre Métropolitain

All through the summer, musicians of all ages responded to the call of conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin to spread music: orchestremetropolitain.com

Sinfonia de l’Ouest

A chamber orchestra combining experienced professional musicians with young professionals and advanced students. String, oboes, bassoons, and horns.
Discover two of their performances: Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings; Haydn: Symphony No. 92 “Oxford”

Artistic Director: Stewart Grant

The Claycrafters Pottery Studio

Club members explore creative possibilities of clay, exchange ideas and improve their skills and knowledge of throwing, hand-building and glazing techniques in a fully equipped studio and exhibition space. More information: Website, Facebook page

The Lakeshore Weavers Guild

The guild promotes the art of hand-weaving by facilitating access to weaving looms. Demonstrations, exhibitions and events are offered throughout the year. More information: Facebook page.

Lakeshore Camera Club

During the annual Cultural Rendez-Vous, the walls of the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre are transformed into an exhibition space for the works of these photography enthusiasts.
View the 2020 collection online.
More information: Website, Facebook page, Flickr, Instagram: #lccphotoclub