Leisure – Fall 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
  • Library

Aquatic Centre

Residents: Starting Tuesday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, August 31 at 7 p.m.
Registration assistance: August 24 and 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1355Registration ends September 19

Nautical Activities (canoe-kayak)

Competitive program (Winter session):
Active members of the Pointe-Claire Canoe Club : Starting Thursday, September 30, at 9 a.m. Registration period will end October 14. Registration via ludik.pointe-claire.ca.
Non-members :
Please contact infocanoe@pointe-claire.ca

Centre culturel

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

Residents: Starting Tuesday, September 7 at 7 pm.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, September 9 at 7 pm.

Registration assistance: September 7 and 9, 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: 514-630-1220, ext.1749

Recreation

Preschool Skating Program
Residents and non-residents: Starting Thursday September 2 at 9 a.m.

Information: 514-630-1214 

Library

Residents: Starting Tuesday, September 7 at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, September 9 at 7 p.m.
Registration assistance: September 7 and 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1225ACTIVITIES 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 JOURNÉES DE LA CULTURE (CULTURE DAYS)

More information to come

Exhibitions

MINI EXHIBITION FOR KIDS
2022 MiNi ART RENTAL COLLECTION

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

The sums raised from the rental or sale of an artwork in the 2022 MiNi Art Rental Collection will be donated to West Island Community Shares’ Powered by Kids for Kids campaign, in support of community groups focused on developing strong, resilient children.

With the support of the Friends of Stewart Hall.

         

SEPTEMBRER 25 TO NOVEMBRE 14

STEWART HALL — KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

POINTE-CLAIRE ARTISAN SHOW

 

2021 Pointe-Claire Artisan Show

Forty artisans, selected by a jury, present their original creations: jewelry, wooden objects, clothing and more. All  items are handmade by the artisans.

 

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20 

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

STEWART HALL

 

Creative Workshop

Take a creative break at the Artisan Show and let out your artistic side

With Valerie Mckee

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20  AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21 

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Free admission

AID FOR SENIORS

 The Aid for Seniors Program offers a range of assistance programs for seniors carried out by our youth. Tasks include:
  • Shovelling safety paths
  • Light indoor cleaning
  • Window washing
  • Grass mowing
  • Hedge trimming
  • Flower planting
  • Weeding
  • Raking
  • And more
COVID-19

All indoor cleaning services offered by the Aid for Seniors Program will resume in the coming weeks. For additional information, please contact us at 514-630-1248.
Exterior maintenance services and 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.

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.

Click on the links below to check activities schedules.  

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS AND 

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 fall 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 fall programming here

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

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

 

See the fall programming here

LIFEGUARD, INSTRUCTOR AND FIRST AID COURSES

Lifeguard, instructor and first aid courses.

 

See the fall 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 – 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

OPEN PADDLE MEMBERSHIP FEES

 

 

 

During Open Paddle hours, canoes and kayaks are available to rent for safe free paddling.

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.

CANOE KAYAK CLUB COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

Over 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.

Programming is available here: www.pccanoekayak.ca

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.

Online reservation required 
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.

Online reservation required
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

 

 

Mother and 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

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30 

(10 sessions)

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

ONLINE (ZOOM)

Jusqu’à 9 mois ou jusqu’à ce que l’enfant se déplace seul

All levels : 83 $

Creative dance

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

With Stéphanie Lachance

SEPTEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 11

No class : November 6 and 20

(10 sessions)

SATURDAY 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

STEWART HALL

Ages 4 to 5 (l’enfant doit avoir 4 ans au moment de l’inscription) 

All levels : 67 $

Multi-dance

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

With Stéphanie Lachance

SEPTEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 11

No class : November 6 and 20

(10 sessions)

Ages 6 to 7 : SATURDAY 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Ages 8 to 12 : SATUDAY 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Ages 6 to 7 : 67 $
Ages to 8 to 12 : 79 $

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

 

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 22

NO CLASS: October 11

(8 sessions)

MONDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels : $107 

SEPTEMBER 30 TO NOVEMBER 25

(9 sessions)

THURSDAY 1 to 2:30 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels : $120 

Belly Dancing

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

 

With Aïsha

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 7:30 to 9 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Intermediate: $117 

Classical Ballet 

Classes including exercises at the barre and on the floor.

 

With Alison Dewar

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3

(10 sessions)

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels : $114 

Zumba® Fitness

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

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With Violetta Naumiuk

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

(10 sessions)

TUESDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels :$84 

Low-impact Cardio and Toning

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

 

With Dolores Paquette

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

(10 sessions)

TUESDAY 9 to 10  a.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels : $67 

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3

(10 sessions)

FRIDAY 9 to 10 a.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels : $67 

Pilates 

Improve core muscle flexibility and strength.

 

With Alison Dewar

 

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels :$67 

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3 

10 sessions

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels : $67 

Fusion Fitness

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

 

With Dolores Paquette

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2

(10 sessions)

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $8

Essentrics – Classical Stretching

Dynamic and fluid strengthening and stretching exercises.

 

With Dolores Paquette

 

 

SEPTEMBER 27 TO DECEMBER 6

No class : October 11

(10 sessions) 

MONDAY 5 to 6 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels : $67 

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

(10 sessions)

TUESDAY 10:15 to 11 a.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels : $67 

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 5 to 6 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels :$67 

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3

(10 sessions)

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

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NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels : $67 

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, physiotherapist

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29

NO CLASS: October 11

(9 sessions)

MONDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m.

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

All levels: $144

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

 

SEPTEMBER 28 TO OCTOBER 26 (5 sessions)

or

NOVEMBER 2 TO 30 (5 sessions)

TUESDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

ONLINE (ZOOM)

Beginner: $67

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

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

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

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All Levels: $97 

 

Chair Yoga and Meditation

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

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in English

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m..

ONLINE (ZOOM)

Beginner: $117 

 

 

Yoga Stretching

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

With Alison Dewar

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $67

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

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2

(10 sessions)

THURSDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m. .

ONLINE (ZOOM)

Internediate and advanced: $117

Gentle Hatha Yoga

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

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in english

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3

(10 sessions)

FRIDAY 9 to 10:30 a.m.

ONLINE (ZOOM)

All levels: $117

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3

(10 sessions)

FRIDAY 9 to 10:30 a.m.

ONLINE (ZOOM)

All levels: $117


Tai Chi 

Tai Chi Chuan – Yang Style

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

With Gene Malec

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

All levels: $87

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 SHOWS AND SCREENINGS AT THE STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

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

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  • 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

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 and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

Online sessions on Zoom

FROM SEPTEMBER TO MAY

(31 sessions)

Between 3 and 8:30 p.m.
Duration : 30 to 60 minutes
(depending on the student’s level le niveau de l’élève)

VIOLIN: MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND SATURDAY

FLUTE: TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

Age 4 and up

Ongoing registration: 514-630-1220, ext. 1777
No musical background is required.
Individual lessons (some group lessons are included).

Guitar or Ukulele – Individual Lessons

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

With Lynn Ranger

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

WEDNESDAY between 7:45 and 9:45 p.m. (30 minutes per session).

ONLINE (ZOOM) (registration under Stewart Hall)

Ages 8 to 17

All levles: $318

My Beginnings in Art

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

With Andrea Lane

SEPTEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 11

NO CLASS: November 6 and 20

(10 sessions)

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

STEWART HALL

Ages 2 to 3, with a parent

All levels: $76

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

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

(10 sessions)

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

STEWART HALL

Ages 7 and up

All levels: $129

My Art Studio

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

With Andrea Lane

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2

(10 sessions)

THURSDAY 4:30 to 6 p.m.

NOEL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Ages 6 to 10

All levles: $116

Little Artists’ Studio

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

With Andrea Lane

SEPTEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 11
NO CLASS: November 6 and 20(10 sessions)SATURDAY 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.STEWART HALLAges 4 to 5 All levels: $90 

English for Kids

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

With Magdalena Bacz

SEPTEMBER 27 TO DECEMBER 6

NO CLASS: October 11

(10 sessions)

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

Intermediate: MONDAY 4 to 5 p.m.

ONLINE (ZOOM) (registration under Stewart Hall)

Ages 7 to10

 

4 O’Clock Craft Club

Children explore their creativity with a story and a craft. SEPTEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 10

FRIDAY 4 to 5 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS  BRANCH*

Ages 6 to 9
Library members only.
Registration required.

Craft – Creative family workshop: Illustrate like Manon Gauthier

In honour of the Journées de la Culture and the Semaine des bibliothèques publiques, families are invited to workshops to make a book. Each participant uses collage to create the illustration and title of their story; the younger ones make an alphabet book and the older ones, a story or poem inspired by the image they will have created.

Workshop in two sessions:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
10 to 11:30 a.m.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16
2 to 3:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 6 to 12, and their parents
Library members only.
Registration required.

Family craft in two workshops – Doll house but oh so much more!

Ages 6 to 12, and their parents
Library members only.
Registration required.

Part 1

Assembly of an architectural model made from recycled Coroplast panels, choice of the type of house and preparation for the adornments. Please bring an X-acto or OLFA knife and a large ruler, if possible 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Part 2

Decoration of your model (exterior and interior): Doll house, doggie refuge or a secret agent’s hideout? You decide…The house can be folded up for easy storage.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11

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

ONLINE (ZOOM)

Paint with modeling clay

Watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils, or even spray cans are commonly used materials for painting, but have you ever painted with plasticine? Discover this material to make a beautiful illustration.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14

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.

Reading Workshops

Story Hour

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

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

Heure du conte 

A craft is included.

SEPTEMBER 21 TO DECEMBER 7

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Bébés-comptines

SEPTEMBER 21 TO DECEMBER 7

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Story Time, Music and Play

SEPTEMBER 22 TO DECEMBER 8

WEDNESDAY 10 to 10:30 a.m. (Emglish)

WEDNESDAY 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Emglish)

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Story Time 

SEPTEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 9

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Story Time at Valois 

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

SEPTEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 10

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 is included for children ages 2 and up.

Presence of a parent required

Library members only.
Registration required for each session.

SATURDAYS

SEPTEMBER 18
OCTOBER 30 – Halloween
DECEMBER 11 – Christmas

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

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

Story Hour ‒ Polar

As part of Science Literacy Week, polar animals are in the spotlight. This year’s theme is C for Climate, and polar animals are the stars. A craft is included.

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Library members only.
Registration required.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Story Hour – Grandparents

A story hour with books featuring grandparents. “Real” grandparents are welcomed! A craft is included.

Ages 3 to 6, with a (grand) parent

Library members only.

Registration required.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

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 is included for children ages 2 and up.

Presence of a parent required

Library members only.

Registration required for each session.

SATURDAYS

OCTOBER 16
NOVEMBER 27

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

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

Halloween Story Hour

Children are encouraged to wear a costume. A craft is included.

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Library members only.
Registration required.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

 

Story Hour – Starring dads

Bring your dads to this story hour featuring books where fathers are the stars.
A craft is included.Ages 3 to 6, with a parentLibrary members only.
Registration required.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Christmas Story Hour and Songs

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

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Library members only.
Registration required.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

 

 

Reading Buddies

Children are paired with a teen volunteer to encourage them to develop their love of reading. Buddies meet for one hour a week.

Applicants must be willing to commit for the year in order to join this program.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021 TO FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022

Schedule according to participants’ availability

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 11

Library members only.
Application form

*Registration from Thursday, September 2 to Thursday, September 16.

Meet Your Buddy Night

A matching ceremony between Little and Big Buddies is held, and a reading schedule is set up with the child’s parents.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7

Match ‘n’ Meet: 7 to 8 p.m.

Entertainment 

S.T.E.A.M. Club

Monthly STEAM activities for kids (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

SATURDAYS

SEPTEMBER 18
OCTOBER 9
NOVEMBER 13
DECEMBER 4

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

Ages 8 to 12

Library members only.
Registration required for each date.

 

Biodiversity in the St. Lawrence Valley

During educative and interactive presentations led by the zoologists-facilitators from the Zoo Ecomuseum, participants discover the animals around us by meeting them up close in a secure environment.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 6 to 12

Library members only.
Registration required.

 

Electric skill games

Do you remember OPERATION, the game where you had to take objects out of a patient’s body without triggering the alarm? Your children can now build something similar. Practical application of electric circuits in a context of problem resolution. Plus, they’ll come back home with a new game!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 

1:30 to 2:30 (English)
3:30 to 4:30 (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 8 to 12 

Library members only.
Registration required.

 

Programming Robots – mTiny

With the mTiny robot, computer programming is screen-free thanks to thematic maps called coding maps to direct the robot forwards, backwards, sideways and in any other movement. These maps allow for the creation of interactive, stimulating and fun games.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

10 to 11 a.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 4 to 6, with a parent

Library members only.
Registration required.

 

Halloween Spooky Chemistry Show

Captain Catalyst demonstrates some slightly spooky chemistry experiments. Participants receive a recipe book for future experiments to be reproduced at home (under parental supervision).

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 3 to 10

Library members only.
Registration required.

 

Électricité statique

Where does thunder and lighting come from? With a Van de Graaff generator able to produce 250,000 volts of electric tension, those natural phenomenon will find their scientific explanation. The ideal workshop to explain the concept of electric “charges”. A “shocking” experience they won’t forget anytime soon!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 5 to 7

Library members only.
Registration required.

 

My First Podcast

Children learn the basic principles and methods of sharing this new media. Then, they team-up to create an MP3 audio recording in a mini-studio specially built.

Finally, if they wish, participants will be able to put their recording up online with the editing and aesthetic of their choice.

With Productions Bataclan

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

2 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Library members only.
Registration required.

 

STEAM – Scrappy Circuits

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 8 to 12, with parents

Library members only.
Registration required.

 

LEGO Club

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

Ages 5 to 12
Library members only.
Registration required for each date.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23

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

Theme: Construction challenges

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH*

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5

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

Theme: Everything that moves

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

 

Movies

Family movies

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

Subscribe to the Cultural@Connection newsletter!

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 (French)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 (English)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (French)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 (English)6:30 to 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 (French)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 (English)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22 (English)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23 (French)

1:30 to 3 p.m.

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENAGERS

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP TO ATTEND SHOWS AND SCREENINGS 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
Library members only.
Registration: Volunteer Application Form

Assisting Activity Facilitators

Teens earn volunteer hours by helping with children’s activities.

Various dates and times

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

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. All participants must participate actively.

BIBLIOTHÈQUE CENTRALE

MONDAYS

SEPTEMBER 20
OCTOBER 25
NOVEMBER 29
DECEMBER 20

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

TUESDAYS

OCTOBER 19
DECEMBER 14

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

SEPTEMBER 10
OCTOBER 8
NOVEMBER 5
DECEMBER 10

4 to 5:30 p.m.

BIBLIOTHÈQUE CENTRALE

Creation of a Mural

Teens participate in the creation of a mural for the children section with the company MU.

Participants must attend all meetings.

THURSDAYS

SEPTEMBER 23
OCTOBER 21
OCTOBER 28
NOVEMBER 4

5 to 7 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration form (until September 14)

 

Focus on books

Teen Book Bags – Read with the lights on…

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

Limited quantity.

OCTOBER

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required here

 

A Year in Writing – Author visit and writing workshop with Sheena Kamal

Author Sheena Kamal looks back at the road to publishing and what inspired her to use Muay Thai, a little-known version of kickboxing she’s considered a hobby for many years, in her book Fight Like A Girl.

The workshop ends with a writing exercise.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 (new date)

2 to 4 p.m. (English)

ZOOM

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required.

 

Reading Buddies

Teens share their love of reading with a Little Buddy aged 7 to 10, one hour a week.

Applicants must be willing to commit for the year in order to join this program.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021 TO FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022

Schedule according to participants’ availability

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Application form

Registration from Thursday, September 2 to Thursday, September 16.

Meet Your Buddy Night

Big Buddies receive their training kit and hear stories from other teens who have participated in the program. Then, a matching ceremony is held and a reading schedule is set up with the child’s parents.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7

Training : 6 to 7 p.m.
Match ‘n’ Meet: 7 to 8 p.m.

Technology and Programming

Micro:bits

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

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

With Christine Laurent

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required.

My First Podcast

This workshop starts by learning the basic principles and methods of sharing this new media. Participants then team-up to create an MP3 audio recording in a mini-studio specially built.

Afterward, if they wish, participants will be able to put their recording up online with the editing and aesthetic of their choice.

With Productions Bataclan

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6

2 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14
Library members only.
Registration required.

Discovery Workshops

Yoga and meditation for teens

This program shows and makes participants practice techniques to calm the mind and the body during stressful times.

Bring your own mat. Additional yoga mats will be given to those who don’t have one.

With Vibrations OM

Ages 12 to 17

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Yoga and Stress Management

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Yoga and Energy Sources

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4

4 to 6 p.m.

 

 

Tabletop Gaming Night

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required.

Pixel’Art

Pixel’Art is built one colored square at a time! A little like painting by numbers, but with pixels. Possibilities are endless. The retro gaming vibe will charm many.

With O-Taku Manga Lounge

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2

6:30 to 8 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required.

Homework Club

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

FRIDAYS

SEPTEMBER 24
OCTOBER 29
NOVEMBER 26
DECEMBER 17

4 to 6 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Drop-in.
Limited space. First come, first serve.

 

Mood Display

Using recycled materials, teens create a display to put on a desk that will allow them to flip through and show how they feel at the moment.

With Deirdre Potash

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

 

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

Art

Artists’s study group –
Studio with live model

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

No instructor.

SEPTEMBER 27 TO DECEMBER 13
AND JANUARY 31 TO MAY 9(25 sessions)
NO CLASSES: October 11 and April 18MONDAY 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NOËL- LEGAULT CENTREIntermediate and advanced : $398 (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.

SEPTEMBER 27 TO DECEMBER 6
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: October 11MONDAY 1 to 4 p.m.STEWART HALLAll levels: $233

Oil-Acrylic Painting Studio

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.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

(10 sessions)

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

TUESDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

ALL – Beginner: $277

Drawing Studio 

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

With Venecija Levi-Breder0

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

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

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

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $277

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

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2

(10 sessions)

THURSDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

NOËL- LEGAULT CENTRE

Beginner: $233

(Cost of live model not included)

NEW –
Art History Talks
Treasures of Flemish and Dutch art

 

A beautiful and refined voyage of exploration and interpretation of paintings: from the origins of oil painting to Dutch still lifes, from Rubenesque extravagances to the meticulous art work of brilliant painters like Van Eyck and Snyders, the touching Vermeer, the magnificent Rembrandt and the frenzied Jordaens, as well as Hals, Ruysdael, De Hooch and many others.

With Sylvie Coutu

Mainly in French 

SEPTEMBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 10

(6 sessions)

NO CLASS: November 3

WEDNESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

ONLINE via ZOOM (Registration under Stewart Hall)

All levels: $138

Craft

Soapstone Carving

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

 

With Rafic Dagher

SEPTEMBER 27 TO DECEMBER 6

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS October 11

MONDAY 7 to 9:30 p.m

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $183

Stained Glass

Explore different stained glass techniques and create your personal project.

 

With Anne Whelan

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

(10 sessions)

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

NOËL- LEGAULT CENTRE

Intermediate and advanced : $288

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

Fall Owl Table Centrepiece

Add a touch of nature to your table and create your own decor with this cute fall owl decoration.

 

With Janet Callary

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.
Non-members: $15

Visible mending

Your favourite clothes may experience more wear and tear, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye when they’re baggy or worn! Come discover visible mending, and learn techniques to fix and stitch your way through your wardrobe. Make your closet become part of your sustainable habits, and fill it with little works of art.

 

With Arounna Khounnoraj

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20 

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

Virtual meeting on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).
Non-members: $
15 

Knitting

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 (e.g., iPad) required.

With Geneviève Lussier and Janet Callary

SEPTEMBER 27

OCTOBER 4, 18, 25

NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22

(8 sessions)

NO CLASS: October 11

MONDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).
Non-members : $15

SEPTEMBER 29
OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, 27
NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17
(8 sessions)WEDNESDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.Virtual meetings on ZoomRegistration required (under Library activities).Non-members : $15

Reading and Writing Workshops

*

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.

Library blog

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

pcplblog.wordpress.com

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 (e.g., iPad) required.

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

Book Discussion Club 

With Olivia Raco

(9 sessions)
SEPTEMBER 29
OCTOBER 27
NOVEMBER 24
DECEMBER 15
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

(9 sessions)
SEPTEMBER 22
OCTOBER 20
NOVEMBER 17
DECEMBER 16 (Thursday)
JANUARY 19
FEBRUARY 16
MARCH 16
APRIL 13
MAY 11

WEDNESDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Evening Book Club 

With Grace Lee

(9 sessions)
SEPTEMBER 23
OCTOBER 14
NOVEMBER 11
DECEMBER 9
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

(9 sessions)
SEPTEMBER 27
OCTOBER 25
NOVEMBER 22
DECEMBER 13
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

(9 sessions)
SEPTEMBER 20
OCTOBER 18
NOVEMBER 8
DECEMBER 13
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

Library blog (English)

Blogue de la bibliothèque (French)

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) required.

With Karen Zey

SEPTEMBER 28
OCTOBER 5, 12, 19, 26
NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
DECEMBER 7
(11 sessions)
TUESDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English)Virtual meetings on ZoomBeginnerRegistration required (under Library activities).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) required.

With Karen Zey

SEPTEMBER 16, 23, 30
OCTOBER 7, 14, 21,28
NOVEMBER 4, 11, 18, 25
(11 sessions)
THURSDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English)Virtual meetings on ZoomntermediateRegistration required (under Library activities).Non-members: $10

Creative Journaling to Cultivate Mindfulness

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

OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 29
NOVEMBER 5, 12
(6 sessions)
NO CLASS: October 22

FRIDAY 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (English)Virtual meetings on Zoom Registration required (under Library activities).Non-members: $10

Prendre soin de soi avec un journal intime

Keeping a diary is not only useful for storing memories but it can also be a great tool for self-care. Learn tricks and techniques to write with purpose and make the most of your diary.

With Hélène Brunet

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

SEPTEMBER 27
OCTOBER 4, 18, 25
NOVEMBER 1, 8
(6 sessions)
NO CLASS: October 11
MONDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (French)Virtual meetings on Zoom Registration required (under Library activities).Non-members: $10

Creative Writing

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

With Tim Fain

Beginner and intermediate

Virtual meetings on Zoom

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

Registration required.
Non-members: $10

SEPTEMBER 27
OCTOBER 4, 18, 25
NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22

NO CLASSOctober 11

(8 sessions)

MONDAY 7 to 9 p.m. (English)

SEPTEMBER 29

OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, 27

NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17

(8 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 3 to 5 p.m. (English)

SEPTEMBER 30
OCTOBER 7, 14, 21, 28
NOVEMBER 4, 11, 18

(8 sessions)

THURSDAY 3 to 5 p.m. (English)

Langues et culture 

Intermediate English

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

 

With Magdalena Bacz

SEPTEMBER 27 TO DECEMBER 6

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: October 11

MONDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

ONLINE via ZOOM (Registration under Stewart Hall)

Intermediate: $151

Conversational Italian –
Fluency Workshop

An Italian language and culture workshop focused on everyday situations.

 

With Maria Eugenia Giochi

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

(10 sessions)

TUESDAY 2 to 4 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Advanced: $151

Intermediate German

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

 

With Liane Harmat

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

(10 sessions)

TUESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Intermediate: $151

French Conversation 

Enrich and develop French vocabulary, syntax, and conversation skills through group activities, games, and discussions. Expand your knowledge of French expressions, culture, and dialogue skills in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Course adapted to participants’ abilities and interests

 

With Geneviève Pavan

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Intermediate: $151

Spanish for Beginners

Thematic vocabulary exercises, and grammar and syntax rules.

 

With Laura Molina

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

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

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $151

Intermediate Spanish

 

Discussions and life stories are used to practice verb tenses.

 

With Laura Molina 

 

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Intermediate: $151

 

Computers

Zoom Tutorials

Want to participate in one of our activities but prefer to stay home?

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

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

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

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 Library portal  

 

Introduction aux fausses nouvelles

Fake news is an invented story that is made to appear true in order to trick readers. What are the different faces of fake news and misinformation? How can we unmask them?

 

With the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19

7 to 8 p.m. (French)

 

Virtual meeting on Zoom

 

Free admission.

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

 

 

Online Security: Tips & Tricks

Online security is integral to the digital experience. Discover ready to use tips and tricks to protect yourself better and to develop good reflexes as users.

 

With AlphaNumérique

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26

7 to 8 p.m. (English)

 

Virtual meeting on Zoom

 

Free admission.

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

 

 

Dropbox and Google Drive

Learn how to use the cloud to store your documents.

 

With Denis Richard Junior

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 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.

Reservation: 514 630-1218, ext.1630

 

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.

 

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., iPad) required.

NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24

DECEMBER 1, 8

(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.

 

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

NOVEMBER 4 and 18

(2 sessions)

THURSDAY 6 to 9 p.m. (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Beginner and intermediate

Registration required

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.

 

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

 

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

OCTOBER 2 TO DECEMBER 11
(10 sessions)To participate, complete the volunteer application form.

Protection contre la fraude

Learn to recognize the signs of identity fraud and how to protect yourself from being a victim of fraud.

 

With CPA Canada

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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

 

Virtual meeting on Zoom

 

Free admission.

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

  

Ten healthy habits of financial management

Improve your money management skills with these ten healthy habits, and access to extra resources.

 

With CPA Canada

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

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

 

Virtual meeting on Zoom

 

Free admission.

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

 

Discovery Workshops

Cooking – Learn New Recipes Online 

Running out of ideas? Craving healthy and delicious food? Our experts share their favorite 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) required.

 

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

Cuisiner – Délices sucrés au citron

With Chef Anthony Bardier

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

 7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

Cooking – The Autumn Plate: roots for healthy cooking

With Nevine Elchibini, Dietician

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

 7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

Cooking – Le plaisir des potages qui réchauffent le cœur

With Chef Anthony Bardier

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

 7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

Cooking – Sensible and Sensational Holiday Eating: how to eat well during the festivities

With Nevine Elchibini, dietician

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7

 7 to 8:30 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.

Zoom training is available by calling the Information Desk at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad) required.

Please download the free app “Bridgebase.com” before the first class. You must create a username and have a valid e-mail address. Need help with the app? 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Virtual meetings on Zoom

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

Bridge – Beginner

Learn the basics.

With Ellen Simpson

SEPTEMBER 13, 20, 27

OCTOBER 4, 18, 25

NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: October 11

 

MONDAY 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (English)

Bridge – Intermediate

Learn proper bidding strategies.

With Francis Thérien

SEPTEMBER 17, 24

OCTOBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

NOVEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26

DECEMBER 3

(12 sessions)

 

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.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

Afternoon Films

 

SEPTEMBER 28

OCTOBER 26

NOVEMBER 23

DECEMBER 14

 

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

SEPTEMBER 14

OCTOBER 12

NOVEMBER 9

DECEMBER 7

 

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

Eveninge Films

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17

 7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

 

 

Wine Tastings

Blind Wine Tasting: An Evening of Discovery

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

 

With Giancarlo Rivera

SEPTEMBER 30

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $59

Wine included

Wine – Discover the Wines of California 

The sunny Pacific coast is a giant when it comes to the wines of the New World. Discover California’s wonderful interpretations of French classics, including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and many more.

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With Giancarlo Rivera

OCTOBER 14

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $59

Wine included

Wine – Discover the Wines of Spain

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

With Giancarlo Rivera

OCTOBER 28

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $59

Wine included

 

 

Wine – Discover the Wines of Mediterranean France 

Taste wines from the southern coast of France, the oldest wine region in the country. Discover the land that offers up the best rosés, accessible whites and rustic reds.

With Giancarlo Rivera

NOVEMBER 11 

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $59

Wine included

Wine – Best Value for the Holidays

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

With Giancarlo Rivera

NOVEMBER 25

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $53

Wine 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 bibliotheque@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.

Little Burgundy : Railroads, Jazz and Urban Development Experiment with Françoise Bâby

Discover a little-known but vibrant neighbourhood in the Southwest borough of Montreal.

For over 100 years, industrialization along the nearby canal shaped the area, where the Black community’s contributions are still felt today. A massive development project in the 1960s forever transformed The Berg, which is now making a comeback with top-rated restaurants, a vintage theatre, shops, an art-deco market, and so much more.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

ONLINE ONLY (ZOOM)

Biodiversity of the West Island with Zoo Ecomuseum

With its diverse ecosystems, Québec is home to many different living organisms. Join an Ecomuseum zoologist and discover the fauna and flora that are particular to the West Island of Montreal, and why we should strive to protect and preserve its biodiversity.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

ONLINE ONLY (ZOOM)

Rajeunir sa mémoire après 50 ans : quelques stratégies with Marie-Paule Dessaint

This very practical lecture takes stock of the best lifestyle habits or strategies to adopt to keep your memory and intelligence sharp and alert for as long as possible. After a quick overview of the cognitive functions that are less resistant to aging if you don’t look after them, you’ll learn some techniques and exercises to do every day to withstand the onslaught of time, improve your concentration and the various forms of memory, but especially to protect and stimulate your brain.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

ONLINE ONLY (ZOOM)

Chez Lesley with Lesley Chesterman

Here is the opportunity to meet the famous food critic Lesley Chesterman, who will delight her audience with a mix of anecdotes, recipes and talk about her upcoming books. All foodies welcome!

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

Ten Great Canadian Authors…Plus Five with Douglas Gibson

Over the 50 years that Doug Gibson worked as an editor and publisher in Canada, he became friends with many of the country’s greatest authors. Join him as he chats about authors who lived long before his time, like Aubert de Gaspé, author of Les Anciens Canadiens, all the way through authors he knew well, including MacLennan, Davies, Mitchell, Laurence, and Mavis Gallant, along with fascinating figures like Roy, Richler, Beauchemin, and MacLeod……and especially Munro!

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

ONLINE ONLY (ZOOM)

Lunging into the Underbrush: A Life Lived Backwards with David Homel

“The event that begins Lunging into the Underbrush happened in December 1970. How did I travel back into time while making sure my information was not invention, who helped me do that, what was the research involved? What are the different moral issues connected to fiction and to memoir, how is life experience processed and used? How did I look into the fact that I – not a character, a real person – was not always someone I could be proud of, and who perhaps needs a little forgiveness?”

With David Homel, previous writer in residence of Pointe-Claire

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20
7 to 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

Discover the World Through Adventure Travel with Katheryn Kästner

Take a journey through Canada and Europe through pictures and anecdotes, while learning about the benefits of active travel and how to start planning your own walking or cycling trip in your dream destination.

 

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

 

Une nouvelle façon de vivre with Jacinthe Chaussé

Could the current planetary crisis be an opportunity to review our values, our priorities, our objectives and our way of life? The upheavals call for transformation. To do this, there are four major steps. Let’s take advantage of this wind of change to get back to basics, improve our quality of life and create a better world.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

ONLINE ONLY (ZOOM)

Getting my Mojo Back After the Lockdown Blues! with Dr Camillo Zacchia

This talk will first examine stress in general; why we feel it and where it comes from. We will then explore our personalities and what makes some of us more prone to feeling stressed and distressed. The talk will then focus on general factors of happiness, mental health and well-being, as well as some lessons learned after a brutal lockdown. Hint: they’re not all bad!

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 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. In partnership with the Conseil des Arts de Montréal (CAM) and Festival International du Film sur l’Art de Montréal (FIFA).

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

Le Moyen-Orient vu par un observateur des Nations Unies – M. Roger Otis and Les Aventuriers Voyageurs

Visit Lebanon, Israel, Syria and Jordan through the eyes of a United Nations military observer who has inhabited this region for a year. Mr. Otis will allow you to discover the phenomenal, thousand-year-old history of this region, which is palpable at every moment.

Bilingual question period.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24
7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

ONLINE ONLY (ZOOM)

Aromatherapy and the Benefits of Essential Oils with Barbara Arzooni

Learn about the history of aromatherapy and the benefits of essential oils with Barbara Arzooni, in a discussion that will include all the do’s and don’ts, along with a description of everyday plants and their uses.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

ONLINE ONLY (ZOOM)