Leisure – Fall 2022

A world of activities for you to enjoy!

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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

Summer session

Residents: Starting Tuesday, August 23 at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, August 30 at 7 p.m.
Registration assistance: August 23 and 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1355

Registration closes on September 11, 9 p.m.

Nautical Activities
(Canoe Kayak)

Recreational Program

Residents: Starting Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m.

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

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

Competitive program – Canoe Kayak Club

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

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

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

Cultural Centre

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

Residents: Starting Tuesday, September 6 at 7 pm.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, September 8 at 7 pm.

Registration assistance: September 6 and 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1366

Learning through play preschool program: Registration underway

Registration underway. Information: 514-630-1220, ext.1774

Suzuki flute and violin program: Registration underway

Registration underway. Information: 514-630-1220, ext.1777

Recreation

Preschool Skating Program

Residents: Starting Wednesday, August 10 at 9 a.m.

Non-residents: Starting Wednesday, August 17 at 9 a.m.

Registration closes on Wednesday, September 14.

Library

Residents: Starting Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m.

Non-residents: Starting Thursday, September 8 at 7 p.m. Registration in person for children and teens. Family membership required.

Registration assistance: September 6 and 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1225

ADDRESS BOOKS AND OPENING HOURS

2022 CULTURE DAYS (September 30 to October 2, 2022)

CONCERTS

Closing Concert of the
Pointe-Claire Village public piano

Yoel Diaz & Trio Cubano

Yoel Diaz is a brilliant pianist, author, arranger and composer of Cuban origin who has lived in Montreal for 25 years. Trio Cubano takes us on a journey through music perfectly combining the rhythms of Cuban music, the harmony of jazz and the lyricism of classical music.

Yoel Diaz, piano; Luis Izquierdo, bass guitar; Diomer Gonzalez, congas

 

Friday September 30, 5 p.m.

World jazz music

Edgewater Park

 

Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra
50th Anniversary Concert

In 1972, a group of musicians directed by Andres Gutmanis gave a concert for the simple joy of making music together. Fifty years later, the Lakeshore Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Stewart Grant, has gained a loyal following as the West Island’s community symphony orchestra. Come celebrate 50 years of beautiful symphonic music!

Works of Beethoven: Prometheus Overture, Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor”, Symphony No. 8


Stewart Grant, Musical Director and Chief Conductor; Daniel Luo, piano

Saturday October 1, 7:30 p.m.

Classical music

Valois United Church
(70 Belmont Avenue)

Suggested donation: $15/person
18 years and under: free

 

Nasr & Thorpe: A musical journey around the world!

Multi-instrumentalists Ariana Nasr and Curtis Thorpe have been performing as a duo for more than five years. Ariana specializes in French chanson, notably the songs of Édith Piaf, in addition to jazz classics. With her captivating voice and embracing multiple languages, the duo spans continents. 

Ariana Nasr, vocals, saxophone, accordion, violin; Curtis Thorpe, guitar, harmonica, tympanum

 

Sunday October 2, 3 p.m.

Intimate concert

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre – Patio Intersection

 

Sound and Brioche – All in Jazz

A morning appointment with pastries, beverages and our selection of jazz presented on the big screen from the Medici.TV platform.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

9:30 a.m. to noon.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all
Registration required at the Circulation desk or at 514-630-1218, ext. 1624

SPECIAL EVENTS

Library Getaway Festival – Belgium

In collaboration with the General Delegation of Wallonia-Brussels in Québec and the Friends of the Library.

Take advantage of a host of activities to discover what makes Belgium so attractive: gastronomy, music, literature and comics, talks and workshops. 

An exhibition devoted to Boule and Bill will fascinate young and old, parents and children!

Stay tuned! The detailed schedule will be unveiled in early October on the City website and blog as well as the library portal

OCTOBER 16 TO 22

For the entire family

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Chess Tournament

If you know the rules, that’s enough to participate!

Whatever your age or level of expertise, join our chess tournament.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Participants decide on the best time for their round.

Chess sets will be available at the Central Library, at the Circulation desk.

Generously coordinated by Robert Lachapelle

The tournament begins: OCTOBER 1

1st round: until October 15

2nd round: until October 31

3rd round: until November 15

4th round: until November 30

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all
Registration required

(under Adult activities)

 

Meet author Marc Levy

Presented by Bibliothèques des banlieues de l’Île de Montréal (BBIM)

Maxime D.-Pomerleau interviews with Marc Levy, international best-selling author, who will discuss his career and his most recent book, Noa.

Wine and cheese will be served at the Library.

Limited spaces.

As part of Public Library Week.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

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

Virtual meeting on Zoom (at the Library or from home)

Adults

Zoom at the Library:
PASSES REQUIRED: available beginning Wednesday, September 28 for Library members and Friday, September 30 for mon-members.

Zoom at home:
Registration required, before 4 p.m. on the day of the event, by e-mail conference_bib@pointe-claire.ca or by telephone at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Sound and Brioche – All in Jazz

A morning appointment with pastries and beverages and our selection of jazz presented on the big screen from the Medici.TV platform.

As part of the Culture Days

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

9:30 a.m. to noon.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all
Registration required at the Circulation desk or at 514-630-1218, ext. 1624

 

Dreadful Halloween

Because Halloween should be celebrated with nothing less than costumes and a bloodcurdling movie.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Cosplay Club

Teens are invited to come with their costume ideas. Materials will be available on site to complete their cosplay.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

4 pm. to 6 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

Movie

It would not be Halloween without a scary movie! The most courageous can enjoy popcorn and candy like in the cinema.  Thrills guaranteed!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 13+
Registration required at the Children’s Info desk or at 514-630-1218, ext. 1623.

 

From Hive to Harvest

Uncapping, extracting and potting: it’s time to extract the precious honey harvested by the bees during an artisanal extraction session! A beekeeper will accompany the group during this fun workshop: removing the wax covering the honey cells, spinning the combs in a centrifuge or filtering and potting the raw honey.

A fun and tasty way to end the season!

With Timothy O’Melia

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

10 to 11 a.m. (English)

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Age 6 +

(Ages 6 to 14 with an adult)

Registration required.

 

2022 POINTE-CLAIRE ARTISAN SHOW

About 40 artisans, selected by a jury, presenting their original creations: jewelry, pottery, dolls, wooden and glass objects, clothing, jams, jellies, caramels, soaps and more. All items are handmade by the artisans.

Saturday, November 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 20, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Stewart Hall Cultural Centre
For all
Information: 514-630-1220, ext. 1777
 Are you an artisan and would like to participate in the 2023 Artisan Show? Information: 514-630-1220, ext. 1777, or linda.ogrady@pointe-claire.ca.

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
  • Indoor cleaning
  • And more
COVID-19

A variety of Day Centre activities will continue to be offered online. Additional indoor and outdoor activities will be implemented while respecting all governmental guidelines.

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

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

  • All residents in the dwelling are 65 years or older;
  • Resident of Pointe-Claire;
  • Meet the criteria assessed during a home inspection;
  • Your annual income does not exceed:
    • $31,280 for a person living alone in their own home or $37,030 for a couple;
    • $28,920 for a person living alone in an apartment or $34,770 for a couple

For more information, see Senior Services.

AQUATIC CENTRE

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS 

Learn to swim or dive by following our Olympic Way lessons program. Enjoy our Gym and Swim classes or consider our Cross Training or Windmills swimming program for an extra challenge. Many 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.

See the current programming here

 

 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

Aqua Percept is a gym and swim program for children who otherwise might not participate in regular physical activities. Adapted Gym and Swim is for children with special needs who could benefit from a low student-instructor ratio. Both programs are designed to make movement and learning to swim enjoyable and fun.

First time registrants must speak with the program supervisors to ensure that your child is placed in the appropriate program. For more information, please contact Jane Stowe (jane.stowe@pointe-claire.ca) or Catherine O’Rourke (Catherine.O’Rourke@pointe-claire.ca) or by calling 514-630-1202.

See the current programming here

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

A variety of programming is offered to encourage adults of all ages to enjoy and benefit from water activities. These include adult swim lessons for all levels, aqua-arthritic classes, deep water and shallow water aquafitness as well as a wide variety of fitness classes for a range of abilities and interest.

See the current programming here

LIFEGUARD, INSTRUCTOR AND FIRST AID COURSES

For teenagers and adults who would like to become a lifeguard and/or swimming instructor. Requalification classes are also available to keep certifications up-to-date

See the current programming here

 

 

PUBLIC SWIM

Enjoy access to our 3 swimming pools. See our schedule for lap swimming, family swim and diving.

Admission is free for residents with a valid MULTI Card on Saturday and Sunday.

See the schedules here

 

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  

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

OPEN PADDLE AND RENTAL

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

Consult the schedules and cost.

The department reserves the right to cancel activities in case of bad weather and poor conditions on the lake.

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

OPEN PADDLE

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

Open Paddle membership advantages

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

See schedules and costs.

RENTALS

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

Consult the schedules and cost.

 

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

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

Canoe Polo

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

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMCANOE KAYAK CLUB

Youth to Masters

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

Prerequisite:

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

Detailed schedule will be published here: pccanoekayak.ca.

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

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

OLIVE-URQUHART SPORTS CENTRE

The new Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre has opened its doors on May 19. Check the facilities to find the activities that suit you:

  • A 20-metre swimming pool offering a walk-in pool and a slide.
  • Five changing rooms: two family changing rooms, two changing rooms for persons aged 18 and over and a changing room designed for persons with reduced mobility.
  • Two Hot Tubs and two steam rooms (age 18 and over)

See schedules and costs.

OLIVE-URQUHART SPORTS CENTRE

The new Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre has opened its doors on May 19. Check the facilities to find the activities that suit you:
  • A double gymnasium
  • A training room with over 30 machines
  • A studio overlooking the rear terrace
  • Two squash courts
  • A 150-metre running and walking track
  • A warm-up and stretching area
  • A boxing area
  • A weight room
  • A spinning room with over 50 stationary bikes
  • A studio for group classes
See schedules and costs.

 

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS

 

Free Skating

Come and enjoy the ice with family and friends.

BOB-BIRNIE ARENA

Click here to consult the schedule.

Resident: Free admission with MULTI card
Non-resident: Child (age 0-17): $1 / Adult: $2 / Senior (age 60+): $1
Pass: $12 (7 adult admissions or 13 child admissions)

Free Skating – Special for Ages 10 and Under

Children must be accompanied by an adult on the ice.

BOB-BIRNIE ARENA

Click here to consult the schedule.

Resident: Free admission with MULTI card
Non-resident: Child (age 0-17): $1 / Adult: $2 / Senior (age 60+): $1
Pass: $12 (7 adult admissions or 13 child admissions)

Bob-Birnie Arena

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

  • Public skating
  • Preschool skating
  • Sports associations and teams

 

Karibou

Motor skill activities for   1 – 5 year olds

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

With Milena D’Aliesio

Stewart Hall

The presence of a parent is mandatory.

All levels: $71

 

 

Saturday

From October 1 to December 10
(8 sessions)

No class : November 5, November 19, December 3

Cheeky Chicks and Bouncing Bunnies – 12 to 20 months

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

Rascally Raccoons – 20 to 24 months

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

Buddy Bears  – 2 to 2 1/2 years old

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

Feisty Foxes, Soccer option – 3 to 4 years old

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

Cheeky Chicks and Bouncing Bunnies – 12 to 20 months

Saturday 3:00 to 3:50 p.m.

Rascally Raccoons and Buddy Bears  – 20 months to 2 ½ years old

Saturday 4:00 to 4:50 p.m.

Presence of a parent is required.

All levels : 72 $

Sunday

From October 2 to December 11
(8 sessions)

No class : November 6, November 20, December 4

Wonder Wolves – 2 1/2 to 3 years old

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

Feisty Fox – 3 to 4 years old

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

Energetic Eagles – 4 to 5 years old

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

 

 

 

Creative Dance

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

With Stéphanie Lachance

FROM OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 10 (10 sessions)

NO CLASS : November 5

Saturday 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Saturday 10:45 to 11:30

STEWART HALL

4 to 5 years old (child must be 4 years old at the time of registration)

All levels : 69 $

Multi Dance

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

With Stéphanie Lachance

FROM OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 10 (10 sessions)

NO CLASS : November 5

6 to 7 years old – Saturday 11:30 to 12:15 p.m.

8 to 11 years old – Saturday 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

STEWART HALL

6 to 7 years old : 69 $
8 to 11 years old : 81 $

Circus and trapeze

Acrobatics, balance, trapeze, gymnastics and clown arts: your child will develop strength and abilities while discovering new interests.

With Joel Savoie
(Productions Bataclan)

 

 

 

FROM OCTOBER 2 TO DECEMBER 4 (8 sessions)

NO CLASS: November 6 and November 20

5 years old – Sunday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

6 to 7 years old – Sunday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

8 to 12 years old – Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels : 94 $

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

Dance and Fitness

Soft dancing
NEW!

Physical exercises, varied movements, choreographies and relaxation, all on a slow rhythm. No need to be dancer to take this class, only to love music and moving! This class is offered standing, sitting down, or both. Fun is always the focus, above performance.

With Stéphanie Lachance

FROM OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 10 (10 sessions)

NO CLASS : November 5

Saturday 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels : 100$

 

Modern Line Dancing

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

With Marc Mitchell

Centre Noël-Legault

SEPTEMBER 12 & 19

Monday 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

STEWART PARK STAGE

All levels : FREE, NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Cancelled in the event of rain

FROM SEPTEMBER 26 TO  NOVEMBER 21 (8 sessions)
NO CLASS : OCTOBER 10Monday 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.All levels : 104 $
FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 24 (9 sessions)

Thursday 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

All levels : 117 $

Ballroom Dancing

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

With Maxime Deslauriers

and Romy Glowacki

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)

Beginner – Thursday 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Intermediate/advanced – Thursday 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

STEWART HALL

170 $ / couple

Oriental belly dancing

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

With Aïsha

FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30 (10 sessions)

Beginner – Wednesday 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Intermediate – Wednesday 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

119 $

Argentine tango

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

With Maxime Deslauriers

and Romy Glowacki

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)

Beginner – Thursday 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

STEWART HALL

170 $ / couple

 

Classical ballet

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

With Alison Dewar

 

 

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2 (10 sessions)

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

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels : 116 $

Zumba® fitness

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

Mainly in English.

With Violetta Naumiuk

 

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29 (10 sessions)

Tuesday 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels  : 89 $

 

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

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2 (10 sessions)

Friday 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels  : 68 $

 

Pilates

Pilates exercises help to improve flexibility and strength of core muscles.With Alison Dewar

 

 

 

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30 (10 sessions)

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

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels : 68 $

FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2 (10 sessions)

Friday 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels : 68 $

 

Fusion fitness

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

 

 

 

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30 (10 sessions)

Wednesday 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.OLIVE-URQUHART SPORTS CENTRE
SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)

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

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULTAll levels : 89 $

Essentrics – Classical stretching

Dynamic and fluid strengthening and stretching exercises.

With Dolores Paquette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29 (10 sessions)

Tuesday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.CENTRE NÖEL-LEGAULTAll levels : 68 $
FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30 (10 sessions)

Wednesday 2:45 to 3:45 pm.

OLIVE-URQUHART SPORTS CENTRE
All levels : 68 $

FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2 (10 sessions)

Friday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.CENTRE NÖEL-LEGAULTAll levels : 68 $

Abdo-thighs-buttocks
NEW!

Standing and sitting exercises to strengthen and firm the lower body in a relaxed atmosphere.

With Emily Houston-St-Martin

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)Thursday 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

OLIVE-URQUHART SPORTS CENTRE

All levels : 89 $

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 26 TO DECEMBER 5 (10 sessions)

NO CLASS : OCTOBER 10

Monday 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)Thursday 9 :30 to 11:00 a.m.

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

Beginner and intermediate : 163 $

Relaxing Flow Yoga

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

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in English

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)Thursday 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

CENTRE NÖEL-LEGAULT

Beginner and intermediate : 119 $

Chair yoga and meditation for seniors

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

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)

Thursday 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

OLIVE-URQUHART SPORTS CENTRE

All levels : 89 $

 

Hatha Yoga (Sivananda)

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

With Louise Morgan

FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30 (10 sessions)

Beginner – Wednesday 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Intermediate – Wednesday 7:45 to 9:00 p.m.STEWART HALL

All levels : 100 $

Hatha Yoga  (Kripalu)

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

With Kathleen McAdams

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29 (10 sessions)

Tuesday 9 :30 to 11:00 a.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner and intermediate : 119 $

Yoga stretching

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

With Alison Dewar

FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30 (10 sessions)

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

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULTAll levels : 68 $

 

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

FROM SEPTEMBER 26 TO DECEMBER 5 (10 sessions)NO CLASS : OCTOBER 10

Monday 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

OLIVE-URQUHART SPORTS CENTRE

All levels : 89 $

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)

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

 

Weight Room

See the schedule here

ACTIVE AT HOME

A series of exercises to stay active at home, at all times.

Longevity Stick

Balance and Conditioning

Barre – Pilates

Strength and balance (chair)

Pilates

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

*

  • Unless otherwise indicated, cost includes materials.
    LIBRARY ACTIVITIES:
    Participants must choose English or French, Central Library or Valois Branch
    Children up to age 5: a parent must stay with the child during the activity.
    Children ages 6 to 9: a parent must stay in the Library during the activity.

 

Art, Music and Languages

Preschool Program – Learning Through Play

Children make unforgettable discoveries by participating in workshops on art, music, drama, movement, science and creative play. They develop creativity, self-esteem, imagination, and motor skills.

Bilingual

To visit our facilities or to learn more about the program, please call 514-630-1220, ext. 1774. Registration is underway. Limited registrations.

 

SEPTEMBER TO JUNE

Monday to Thursday
9 to 11:30 a.m.

STEWART HALL

Ages 3 to 5
Creative lunch (optional):
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration underway: 
514-630-1220, ext. 1774
Space is limited.

Suzuki Method Music Program
Violin and Flute Classes

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

 

WITH Catherine Merklinger, Sallynee Amawat, Erica Jacobs-Perkins and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

FROM SEPTEMBER TO MAY

(31 sessions)

VIOLIN: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY

FLUTE: TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

Between 3 and 8 p.m.

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

STEWART HALL

Age 4 and up, including adults

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

Individual classes (some group classes are included).

 

Guitar or ukuleleIndividual sessions

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

With Lynn Ranger

 

SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 28
NO CLASS : OCTOBER 10
(9 sessions via Zoom)MONDAY 3 :30 to 6 p.m.
(30 minutes per session)SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30
NO CLASS : OCTOBER 26
(9 sessions in person)WEDNESDAY 2:30 to 7 p.m.
(30 minutes per session)Ages 8 to 17All levels: $260

 

Musical Awakenings

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

Mainly in French

 

9 to 18 MONTHS with a parent

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3

NO CLASSES: NOVEMBER 5 and 19
(8 sessions)

SATURDAY 2:15 to 3 p.m.

18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS with a parent

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3

NO CLASSES: NOVEMBER 5 and 19
(8
sessions)

SATURDAY 4:15 to 5 p.m.

AGES 3 to 5

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3

NO CLASSES: NOVEMBER 5 and 19
(8
sessions)

SATURDAY 3:15 to 4 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $70

 

Art after school – Nature & 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 27 TO DECEMBER 6 (11 sessions)

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

STEWART HALL

Ages 7 to 13

All levels : $145

Elementary art

Children discover the basic elements of art while exploring different materials and techniques: drawing, painting, printmaking, clay and many more.

With Andrea Lane

OCTOBER 1 TO NOVEMBER 5 (6 sessions)

SATURDAY 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

Ages 6 to 10

All levels: $48

Stewart Hall

My art studio

Children explore a variety of creative techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture, clay, textiles and collage. Social skills, awareness, dexterity and fine motor skills are developed.

With Andrea Lane

SEPTEMBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 3 (6 sessions)

THURSDAY 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Ages 6 to 10

All levels: $79

Stewart Hall

My beginnings in art

Découverte des joies de l’expérimentation et de la création avec différents matériaux d’art et des techniques variées.

With Andrea Lane

OCTOBER 1 TO NOVEMBER 5 (6 sessions)

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

Ages 2 to 3 with a parent

All levels: $48

Stewart Hall

Little artists’ studio

Different materials are used to create artistic projects. A fun way for the little ones to develop creative expression and imagination.

With Andrea Lane

OCTOBER 1 TO NOVEMBER 5 (6 sessions)

SATURDAY 10 to 11 a.m.

Ages 4 to 5

All levels: $56

Stewart Hall

 

English for kids

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

With Magdalena Bacz

SEPTEMBER 26 TO DECEMBER 5

NO CLASS : OCTOBER 10
(10 s
essions)

INTERMEDIATE:
MONDAY 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30(10 sessions)

BEGINNER:
WEDNESDAY 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Ages 7 to 10

All levels: $82

Spanish for kids

Introduction to Spanish through vocabulary building, conversation, and understanding skills. Playful written compositions stimulate creativity.

With Laura Molina

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30 (10 sessions)

BEGINNER:
WEDNESDAY 6 to 7 p.m.

All levels: $74

 

Pre-science activities for kids

Children will naturally discover the world of science in their daily life, through thematic and manipulative games. Science topics include: Space & Rockets, Cars & Ramps, Dinosaurs, Color & Light, Fall and Halloween Science and much more.

With Daniela Meca

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3

NO CLASSES: OCTOBER 8 and 22, and NOVEMBER 5 and 19
(6 sessions)SATURDAY 9 to 10 a.m.Ages 4 to 5Beginner: $92

Science workshops for kids

Discover and explore fields of science through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities in a friendly and inclusive environment, by topics as: Volcanoes & Rocks, Simple machines, Weather & Clouds, Shapes & Engineering, Crystals & Cave and much more.

With Daniela Meca

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 3

NO CLASSES: OCTOBER 8 and 22, and NOVEMBER 5 and 19SATURDAY 10:30 TO 11:45 a.m.Ages 5 to 7Beginner: $104

 

 

4 o’clock Club

Children explore their creativity with a story and a craft.

SEPTEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 9

FRIDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (English)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 6 to 9
Members only.
Registration required.

Rainbow craft – Weaving

Kids will be proud of the rainbow weave they create by choosing the colors they like.

Ages 9 to 12
Members only.
Registration required
 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Rainbow craft – Friendship Bracelet

Kids will be proud of the bracelet they create by choosing the colors they like.

Ages 6 to 9
Members only.
Registration required.
 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Sewing – Pyjama pants

Introduction to sewing and the sewing machine with Dr. Guenille. Each parent teams up with their child to make pajama pants for the child. A choice of flannels of different colors and patterns is offered to personalize the pants.

All materials are provided: flannels, scissors, elastic threads and patterns of different sizes.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

Craft Fancy Car

Children decorate a wooden car with paint and various materials. These cars are created by Mr. James Pole, a citizen of Pointe-Claire.

Members only.
Registration required.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reading worskhops

Book Clubs

Monthly meetings to share the love of books.

Members only.
Registration required.

Club de lecture 3e année

SEPTEMBER 13
OCTOBER 11
NOVEMBER 8
DECEMBER 6

TUESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 8 and 9

Club de lecture 4e année

SEPTEMBER 20
OCTOBER 18
NOVEMBER 15
DECEMBER 13

TUESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 9 and 10

Story Hours

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

Members only.

Registration required.

Presence of a parent required.

Heure du conte

Followed by a craft activity.

SEPTEMBER 20 TO DECEMBER 6

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Bébés-comptines

SEPTEMBER 20 TO DECEMBER 6

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 21 TO DECEMBER 7

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Story Time 

Followed by a craft activity.

SEPTEMBER 22 TO DECEMBER 8

THURSDAY 11 to 11:45 a.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Story Time at Valois

The Library will be reserved for this activity. Followed by a craft activity.

SEPTEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 9

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Story Time and Music at Valois

The Library will be reserved for this activity.

SEPTEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 9

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

 

Valois Morning Story Time and Action Songs

The Library will be reserved for this activity.

A craft activity is included for children ages 2 and up.

Presence of a parent required.

SATURDAYS

SEPTEMBER 17
OCTOBER 29
– Halloween
DECEMBER 10
– Christmas

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

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

Members only.
Registration required for each session.

 

Reading Buddies

Teen volunteers team up with children to help them develop the love of reading.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 11

Members only.
Registration required for each session.
 

FRIDAYS

SEPTEMBER 23

OCTOBER 7

NOVEMBER 4

NOVEMBER 18

DECEMBER 2

DECEMBER 16

6:30 to 7 p.m. (French)

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

SATURDAYS

OCTOBER 29

NOVEMBER 26

DECEMBER 10

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

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

Story Hour ‒ One, Two, Buckle my Shoe

As part of the Science Literacy Week, numbers are the focus of this story time under the theme M is, for Mathematics. A craft will follow.

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Heure du conte – Matinées à Valois

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

Presence of a parent required.

SATURDAYS

OCTOBER 8

NOVEMBER 19

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

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

Members only.
Registration required for each session.

Story Hour – Special Needs

The Library will be reserved from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for kids with special needs.

They will be able to attend a story time designed especially for them. The lights will be dimmed fr this activity.

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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

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

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

Heure du conte – Belgique

Stories featuring Belgian authors, illustrators or subjects. Don’t miss the waffle stand right after the storytime.

As part of the Library Getaway Festival

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

Halloween Story Hour

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

Story Hour – Pride

A story time inviting children to be proud of themselves and to be open to difference. A craft will follow.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

Christmas Story Hour and Songs

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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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


Entertainment

3D Beading Dolphin

Children create a great craft project: a cute 3D dolphin made with small beads.

With Christine Laurent

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Build an Earth-Moon Scale Model

A presentation and activity with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Each participant receives materials to build and paint their own scale model of the Earth and Moon to take home. Then, they will look at the Sun in augmented reality to get a real sense of its size.

Weather permitting, children will safely observe the Moon and the Sun through a telescope.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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

CENTRAL 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
Members only.
Registration required for each date.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

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

Theme: Comic books

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

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

Theme: Fir trees, snowmen, elves and… Holidays!

CENTRAL LIBRARY

                         

Système solaire

The solar system to scale, planet information, gravity experiments, magnetism, gyroscopes, “space” photos and an aurora borealis: Get ready for a fascinating journey to the solar system!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

Ages 5 to 7: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (French)
Ages 8 to 12: 3 to 4 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL 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, of course!).

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (English)
3 to 3:45 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 10
Members only.
Registration required.

STEAM – science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics. Education concept

S.T.E.A.M. Club

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

Ages 8 to 12
Members only.
Registration required for each date.
 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

3 to 4 p.m.

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH 

Lend Me Your Quill

Hands-on application of electrical circuits to create a glowing pen with a pencil. In addition, participants will leave with a new bookmark.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

Ages 7 to 9: 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
Ages 9 to 12: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.
Registration required.


Family Movies
 

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all.

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

 

FRIDAYS,

SEPTEMBER 30 Journées de la Culture
(French)

OCTOBER 14
(English)

NOVEMBER 25
(French)

DECEMBER 9
(English)

6:30 to 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
(French)1:30 to 3 p.m.

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENAGERS

 

Volunteering at the Library

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

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

Book Reviews

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

Schedule according to participants’ availability

Registration:  Book Review Volunteer Form

Book Selection Committee

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

MONDAYS

SEPTEMBER 12

OCTOBER 17

NOVEMBER 28

DECEMBER 19

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

TUESDAYS

OCTOBER 25

DECEMBER 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

SEPTEMBER 16

NOVEMBER 11

DECEMBER 2

4 to 5:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reading Buddies

VolunTeens share their love of reading with a Little Buddy aged 7 to 10.

Those interested must have followed the training to participate.

Training:

Thursday, September 22 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Big Buddies receive their training kit and hear stories from other teens who have participated in the program.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

FRIDAYS

SEPTEMBER 23

OCTOBER 7

NOVEMBER 4 AND 18

DECEMBER 2 AND 16

6:30 to 7 p.m. (French)

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

SATURDAYS

OCTOBER 29

NOVEMBER 26

DECEMBER 10

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

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

Assisting Activity Facilitators

Teens earn volunteer hours by helping with children’s activities.
Various dates and times

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Focus on Books 

Teen Book Bags – Fearsome Creatures

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

Limited quantity.

 

 

OCTOBER

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.
Registration required here

 

Discovery Workshop

Homework Club

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

FRIDAYS

SEPTEMBER 23

OCTOBER 7

NOVEMBER 18

DECEMBER 9

4 to 6 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Drop-in.

Limited space. First come, first served.

 

Adulting 101

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

First Aid 101

Teens learn basic first aid techniques to intervene in case of emergency.

With Étincelle de Vie

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.

Registration required.

Professional Day – I love school!

This second and last professional day is dedicated to careers that require a Masters or more, i.e.: Astronaut, meteorologist… For fans of school who want to study for many more years!

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages 14 to 30

Registration required :

514-630-1218, ext. 1623 or info-jeunes@pointe-claire.ca

 

Entertainment

D&D Club – Adventures

Whether they’re newbies or know their way around a roleplaying game, teens are invited to this monthly club where their characters will battle monsters and creatures of all kinds in perilous expeditions.

Premade characters will be available for teens who did not participate in the Character Creation activity during the summer.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required for each activity.

Grammy’s Apple Pie

Who doesn’t like apple pie? In this ridiculous adventure, the characters must risk their life to get a hold of the best apple pie. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

5:30 to 9 p.m. (English)

Haunted Castle

As part of the Library Getaway Festival, participants discover a castle and monsters plucked from Belgian legends. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

5:30 to 9 p.m. (English)

Temple of the Rose

A mysterious temple stands in a jungle of unknown plants. Could it be the infamous Temple of the Giant Rose, that used to open the door to other worlds? THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

5:30 to 9 p.m. (English)

Holiday Evil

A curious being invites itself to year end festivities while a blizzard sweeps the region. A thematic adventure that could prove terrifying. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8

5:30 to 9 p.m. (English)

 

Dreadful Halloween

Because Halloween should be celebrated with nothing less than costumes and a bloodcurling movie.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Cosplay Club

Teens are invited to come with their costume ideas. Materials will be available on site to complete their cosplay.

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

4 to 6 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

Movie

It wouldn’t be Halloween without a scary movie. The most courageous can enjoy popcorn and candy like in the cinema. Thrills guaranteed!

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

6:30 to 9 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 13 +
Registration required at the Children’s Info desk or at 514-630-1218, ext. 1623.

 

Crafts and Visual Arts

Perpetual Calendar

 

 

 

No more 12-months calendar you throw away at the end of the year. Teens can decorate as they like this perpetual calendar and reuse it again and again.

With Carol-Ann Hoyte

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

6 to 8 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

Art

Easels are provided; material costs are extra. (See ludik.pointe-claire.ca for a list of materials).

 

Artists’ study group – Studio with a live model

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

No instructor.
Coordinator: Mimi Ramalho

SEPTEMBER 26 TO DECEMBER 12

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 10(10 sessions)

MONDAY 12 to 3 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Intermediate and advanced: $406(Model fees included)
Registration: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

Art walks

Discover Montreal’s vibrant art scene and visit art galleries, centers and special exhibitions. Includes discussions about various art trends and mediums. Participants must get to the locations themselves.

With Mimi Ramalho, educator and art historian

SEPTEMBER 24
SATURDAY 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
OCTOBER 15
NOVEMBER 12
DECEMBER 10
(4 sessions)
SATURDAY 1 to 4 p.m.
Age 16 and up

All levels: $38 / outing

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 26 TO DECEMBER 5

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 10

(10 sessions)MONDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

All levels: $238STEWART HALL

Studio oil-acrylic painting

This course is an academic approach to teach beginners the basics of painting. Student’s developed knowledge and skills will be incorporated in their paintings.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

SEPTEMBER 27 TO DECEMBER 6 (11 sessions)

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

TUESDAY 6:45 to 9:45 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $311

Studio drawing

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

With Venecija Levi-Breder

SEPTEMBER 28 TO DECEMBER 7 (11 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 5 to 8 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $311

Beginners in art

NEW!

 

This course intends to give the opportunity for people to start their artwork, from drawing to painting.
With Venecija Levi-Breder

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 8  (11 sessions)

THURSDAY 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
THURSDAY 5 to 8 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $311

Introduction to mixed media

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

With Geneviève Sideleau

NOVEMBER 2 TO DECEMBER 7 (6 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $204

Figure contemporaine

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.

Mainly in English.

With Valerie McKee

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1 (10 sessions)

THURSDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $295(Model fees are included)

Pastel: landscape and still life

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

With Susanne Strater

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29(10 sessions)

TUESDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $238

Drawing portraits

NEW!

Using multiple reference tools, learn to create realistic and detailed portraits.

Wtih Geneviève Sideleau

OCTOBER 31 TO DECEMBER 5 (6 sessions)

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Beginner: $204

Art history lectures:

Des lumières à l’éclat des avant-gardes : L’art en France et en Angleterre

The miniseries will mostly cover art from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, as France and England are great European cultural models. From the Sun King to fabulous English landscapes, the sensibilities of rococo and the ideals of the Revolution, these meetings will tell a prodigious artistic adventure.

Mainly in French

With Sylvie Coutu

OCTOBER 18 TO DECEMBER 6  (8 sessions via Zoom)

TUESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

All levels: $188

Offered via Zoom

 

Craft

Stained glass

Beginners are welcome! Learn the basics of the ‘’copper foil method’’ from a choice of predetermined patterns. More advanced participants can also continue to learn the ‘’lead came’’ method.

With Anne Whelan

OCTOBER 4 TO DECEMBER 6
(10
sessions)
TUESDAY 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $294List of materials to purchase will be provided on the first day of the workshop (approx. $175)

Pottery – throwing

Learn the basic techniques of throwing on a potter’s wheel, then work on your pieces, decorate, and glaze them.

Mainly in English.

With Joan Scott

SEPTEMBER 26 TO
DECEMBER 5
(10 sessions)
NO CLASS: OCTOBER 10MONDAY 6:30 to 9 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 27 TO
NOVEMBER 29
(10 sessions)
TUESDAY 6:30 to 9 p.m.STEWART HALLBeginner: $256

Wet felting flower workshop

NEW!

All the basic information and skills to learn the technique of wet felting and create a beautiful flower. This method of felting uses soap, warm water and agitation to tangle fibres together to create felt. No prior experience needed.

Mainly in English. Material included. Bring a towel.

With Doris White

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
2 to 3:30 p.m.STEWART HALLAll levels: $17

Flexible felted bracelet workshop

NEW!

Fun way to make a flexible bracelet using wire and wool fibres. A design can be built up using different coloured wool fibres. No prior experience needed.

Mainly in English. Material included. Bring a towel.

With Doris White

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
2 TO 3:30 p.m.STEWART HALLAll levels: $17

Wet felting mug mat workshop

NEW!

This unique technique involves laying and shaping fibres, then manipulating them to achieve beautiful images. No prior experience needed. Bring an inspiration!

Mainly in English. Material included. Bring a towel.

With Doris White

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25
2 to 4:30 p.m.STEWART HALLAll levels: $26

Sewing a Zippered Pouch

Sew a lined zipper pouch, a versatile pocket for carrying around things that need that little extra protection. Get creative, and organize your small electronics, cables, undergarments or other things while travelling.

With Monserratt Lopez, from Closet Core Patterns

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

1 to 4 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Non-members: $15

Christmas Craft Workshop

Make your own keepsake Christmas ornament.
All materials provided.

With Janet Callary

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Languages

English for beginners

Enhance your learning of basic vocabulary, language structures and pronunciation needed for general conversation used in daily conversations.

With Magdalena Bacz

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

(10 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 6 to 8 p.m.

Beginner: $154

STEWART HALL

Intermediate English

Develop your knowledge of English

grammar and vocabulary through

discussions, exercises and activities.

With Magdalena Bacz

SEPTEMBER 26 TODECEMBER 5
NO CLASS: OCTOBER 10(10 sessions)MONDAY 6 to 8 p.m.Intermediate: $154STEWART HALL

 

Italian for beginners

Workshop focuses on understanding, oral expression, vocabulary, elements of grammar, and cultural aspects.

With Jacqueline Samperi Mangan

SEPTEMBER 26 TO DECEMBER 5
NO CLASS: OCTOBER 10(10 sessions)MONDAY : 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.Beginner: $154

*Exercise manuel and textbook to purchase.STEWART HALL

Intermediate Italian

Build upon your beginner level knowledge to continue learning morecomplex phrases. Based on developing both conversation and writing skills.

With Jacqueline Samperi Mangan

SEPTEMBER 26 TO DECEMBER 5
NO CLASS: OCTOBER 10(10 sessions)Beginner: $154*Exercise manuel and textbook to purchase.STEWART HALL

Introduction to Italian language and culture

Basics of Italian culture, allowing for a deeper understanding of the habits and language.
With Jacqueline Samperi Mangan
SEPTEMBER 26 TO DECEMBER 5

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 10

(10 sessions)

MONDAY: 6 to 8 p.m.

Beginner: $154

STEWART HALL

 

Conversational Italian

An Italian language and culture workshop focused on everyday situations.

With Maria Eugenia Giochi

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 10

(10 sessions)

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

Intermediate: $154

STEWART HALL

Spanish for beginners

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

With Laura Molina

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

(10 sessions)

Beginner: $159*

WEDNESDAY 4 to 6 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Intermediate Spanish

Discussions and life stories areused to practice verb tenses.

With Laura Molina

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

(10 sessions)

Intermediate: $159*

WEDNESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

STEWART HALL

German for beginners

Learn German from scratch in a convivial atmosphere and explore the culture of German speaking countries. Workshop focuses on vocabulary, grammar, and getting you a head start on essential communication.

With Liane Harmat

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

THURSDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

Beginner $154

STEWART HALL

Travel into the history and culture of the German speaking world

Excursions and explorations into history and culture of the German speaking countries through readings and conversation, while further advancing linguistic competencies in terms of grammar and vocabulary.

With Liane Harmat

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29

(10 sessions)

TUESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

Intermediate and advanced: $154

STEWART HALL

Tasting

Blind wine tasting

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

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $61

STEWART HALL

Wines that travelled the world: Bourgogne, Rhône and Bordeaux

Attention French and New World wine lovers! Explore the French classics, such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, that found interesting new homes around the world.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $61

STEWART HALL

Wines of Washington and Oregon

California’s two northwestern cousins have proven themselves in the realm of New World wine and have made their way into the hearts of wine lovers everywhere. Discover their fine interpretations of French classics such as Pinot Noir, Syrah, and many others!

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $61

STEWART HALL

Wines of the Loire Valley

Take a journey through France’s Loire valley and discover wines – from Muscadet to Sancerre – that are fresh, food-friendly, and pleasantly diverse from east to west.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24

7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $61

STEWART HALL

Wine : quality-price ratio 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.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $55

STEWART HALL

 

Knitting

Knit Nights

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

With Geneviève Lussier and Janet Callary

SEPTEMBER 12, 19, 26

OCTOBER 3, 24

NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28

DECEMBER 5

(10 sessions)

 NO CLASSES: October 10, 17, 31

 MONDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Non-members : $15

 

Reading and Writing Workshops

Library Blog

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

pcplblog.wordpress.com

 

Book Clubs

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

Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Book Discussion Club With Sabrina Julien

(9 sessions)

SEPTEMBER 28

OCTOBER 26

NOVEMBER 23

DECEMBER 14

JANUARY 18

FEBRUARY 15

MARCH 15

APRIL 12

MAY 10

WEDNESDAY

 

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Club de lecture With Amélie Boivin Handfield

(9 sessions)

SEPTEMBER 15

OCTOBER 19 (Wednesday)

NOVEMBER 17

DECEMBER 15

JANUARY 19

FEBRUARY 16

MARCH 16

APRIL 20

MAY 18

THURSDAY

 

1 to 3 p.m. (French)

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Evening Book Club With Grace Lee

(9 sessions)

SEPTEMBER 15

OCTOBER 6

NOVEMBER 17

DECEMBER 8

JANUARY 12

FEBRUARY 9

MARCH 9

APRIL 20

MAY 11

THURSDAY

 

7 to 9 p.m. (English)

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Stewart Hall Book Club With Marjorie Hamilton-Harding

(9 sessions)

SEPTEMBER 19

OCTOBER 17

NOVEMBER 14

DECEMBER 12

JANUARY 9

FEBRUARY 13

MARCH 13

APRIL 17

MAY 8

MONDAY

 

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

 

STEWART HALL

Valois Book Club With Lynn Collins

 

(9 sessions)

SEPTEMBER 26
OCTOBER 17
NOVEMBER 14

DECEMBER 12

JANUARY 16

FEBRUARY 13

MARCH 13

APRIL 17

MAY 8

MONDAY

 

7 to 9 p.m. (English)

 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

 

Come Write With Us in the Reading Garden!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you a storyteller in need of a prompt? Join writer Karen Zey for an outdoor session on writing life stories. Gather a few writing tips, try a creative prompt or two, meet other local writers, and dip your toes into a writing workshop experience.

 

With Karen Zey

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

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

In case of rain:

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

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

READING GARDEN (behind the Central Library)

Reservation : 514-630‑1218, ext. 1630

 

Circle of Life Writers 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A workshop for writers of true stories and memoir, with guided sharing of draft stories, craft tips and gentle feedback.

With Karen Zey

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

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 20, 27

OCTOBER 4, 11, 25

NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: October 18

TUESDAY 7 to 9 p.m. (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Beginner

Registration required (under Library activities).

Non-members: $10

 

Circle of Life Writers 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Prerequisite: Circle of Life Writers 1

With Karen Zey

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

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 22, 29

OCTOBER 6, 13, 27

NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24

DECEMBER 1

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: October 20

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

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Intermediate

Registration required (under Library activities).

Non-members: $10

Creative Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

With Tim Fain

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Beginner and intermediate

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

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

SEPTEMBER 26

OCTOBER 3, 24, 31

NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28

(8 sessions)

NO CLASSES: October 10 and 17

MONDAY 7 to 9 p.m. (English)

SEPTEMBER 28

OCTOBER 5, 12, 19, 26

NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16

(8 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 3 to 5 p.m. (English)


Computers

Zoom Tutorials

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

 

Dropbox and Google Drive

Learn how to use the cloud to store your documents.

With Denis Richard Junior

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
1:30 to 3 p.m. (English)3:30 to 5 p.m. (French)Virtual meeting on Zoom
Registration required (under Library activities).

Digital Books and Magazines on iPad

Learn how to use your iPad to access the library’s eBooks and Digital magazines resource.

With Denis Richard, Junior

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

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24
1:30 to 3 p.m. (English)3:30 to 5 p.m. (French)Virtual meeting on Zoom
Registration required (under Library activities).

Personal Development and Well Being

Book a Librarian

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

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

 

Book Knitting Help

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

 

Book a Sewing Machine

One-on-one assistance to use a sewing machine for a small project. Thread provided in a limited colour selection.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

 

Demonstration – Activity Kits for Adults With Memory Loss

Are you a caregiver? Five kits for adults are available for loan. Come discover their secrets. Meet with a librarian for a demonstration.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

 

Creative Journaling to Cultivate Mindfulness

New Creative Journaling™️ combines art therapy and psychology to create a playful, creative and introspective method of unconventional journaling. Exploring a variety of mediums, this workshop will help you relax and tap into your creativity. No art experience needed!

 

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

SEPTEMBER 16, 23, 30
OCTOBER 7, 14, 21
(6 sessions)

FRIDAY 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.CENTRAL LIBRARYRegistration required.Non-members: $10

 

Financial Literacy

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

With Deborah Leahy

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

NOVEMBER 1, 8 AND 22

DECEMBER 6

(4 sessions)

NO CLASSES : NOVEMBER 15 AND 29

TUESDAY 6 to 8 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all.

Registration required (under Library activities).

Volunteer Opportunities – Compagnons de conversation française

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

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

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

OCTOBER 3 TO DECEMBER 10 (10 sessions)

To participate as a learner or volunteer, complete the application form

Introduction to the Magical World of Family History

Découvrez les techniques de recherche et les ressources disponibles dans ce passe-temps qui connaît la croissance la plus rapide au monde :  la généalogie.

Avec Gary Schroder,  conférencier international,  président de la Société de l’histoire des familles du Québec.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6

7 to 9 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Inscription requise.
Non-members : 10 $

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

Workshop on understanding the choices you make, becoming aware of your internal motivations, and creating positive relationships with others.

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

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

NOVEMBER 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
DECEMBER 7
(6 sessions)
WEDNESDAY 1 to 3 p.m. (English)Virtual meetings on ZoomRegistration required (under Library activities).Non-members: $10

Discovery Workshops

Bridge – Learn to Play

More than just entertainment, bridge is a great way to develop communication and confidence, as well as gain insight into others and yourself.

Beginner

Learn the basics.

With Ellen Simpson

SEPTEMBER 19, 26

OCTOBER 3, 17, 24, 31

NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28

(10 sessions)

 NO CLASS: October 10

 MONDAY 2 to 4 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Intermediate

Learn proper bidding strategies.

With Francis Thérien

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

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

SEPTEMBER 23, 30

OCTOBER 7, 14, 21, 28

NOVEMBER 4, 11, 18, 25

DECEMBER 2, 9

(12 sessions)

 FRIDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Virtual meetings on Zoom

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

Cooking – Learn New Recipes

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

Cooking – Moules et frites

As part of the Library Getaway Festival.

With chef Anthony Bardier

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

 7 p.m. (French)

Videoconference on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).

Cooking – Fall Harvest

With Nevine Elchibini, Nutritional Wellness Educator and Naturopath

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

 7 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Professional Day – I love school!

This second and last professional day is dedicated to careers that require a Masters or more, i.e.: Astronaut, meteorologist… For fans of school who want to study for many more years!

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages 14 to 30
Registration required : 514-630-1218, ext. 1623 or info-jeunes@pointe-claire.ca

From Hive to Harvest

Uncapping,  extraction and potting: it’s time to extract the precious honey collected by the bees in an artisanal extraction session! A beekeeper will accompany the group during this fun workshop where everyone will have the chance to participate in the extraction process, whether it is removing the wax covering the honey cells, spinning the combs in a centrifuge or filtering and potting the raw honey.

A fun and tasty way to end the season!

With Timothy O’Melia

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

10 to 11 a.m. (English)

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Age 6 and over

(Ages 6 to 14, with an adult)

Registration required.

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
Drop-in.

Afternoon Films

SEPTEMBER 13, 20

OCTOBER 11, 18

NOVEMBER 1, 15

DECEMBER 13

 TUESDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English)

SEPTEMBER 8, 29

OCTOBER 6, 20

NOVEMBER 10, 24

DECEMBER 8

 THURSDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (French)

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

 

Rencontre d’auteur  Vincent Marchessault

Meet author Vincent Marchessault, a specialist in Venitian history and talented photographer whose first novel is a thrilling spy story set in Venice during the Renaissance. While the city maintains a shaky balance between its powerful neighbours, a noble and a young sailor will find themselves embroiled in a new threat hanging over the city.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

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

Putting the Garden to Bed with Wanda Mitkiewicz

We invite new and interested gardeners to come learn what to do in the garden in the fall. This includes what plants can be brought in to overwinter in the house and save money, what to do with bulbs that need to be brought in and how to store them, the planting of tulip, daffodil and crocus bulbs, composting of spent flowers,  and which plants to leave for winterscape.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

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

Rencontre d’auteur Marc Levy

As part of Public Library Week, les Bibliothèques des banlieues de l’Île de Montréal (BBIM) is proud to present an interview with Marc Levy, international best-selling author, who will discuss of his career and of his most recent book, Noa.

Wine and cheese will be served at the Library.

Limited spaces.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 – Videoconference only (at the Library or from home)

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

To assist the videoconference at the Library:
PASSES REQUIRED: available beginning Wednesday, September 28 for Library members and Friday, September 30 for non-members.

 

Le chocolat, un incontournable de la Belgique

Marlain Jean-Philippe, Chef, Master Chocolatier and Confectioner, will present the art of chocolate, and will discuss its history, the chocolate-making process and of its connection with Belgium.

As part of the Library Getaway Festival.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 

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

Bruxelles et ses musées

Art historian Vincent Arseneau guides us through the city to discover symbolic monuments and all of the museums located in this European capital, which was the ideal place for the development of Art nouveau.
As part of the Library Getaway Festival.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

Brussels  Follow the Guide!

Grand Place, Manneken Pis, Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, the “îlot sacré”, …

During a picturesque walk through the alleys of the historic center, we show you the must-see places in the city. We tell you its history, we narrate you its legends…
As part of the Library Getaway Festival.

Guided tour in real time, with Brussels By Foot

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 – Videoconference only (at the Library or from home)

10:30 to 11:45 a.m. (English)

Lesley Chesterman Make Every Dish Delicious

Montreal’s favourite food critic, Lesley Chesterman presents her new book, Make Every Dish Delicious, creating modern classics and giving essential tips for total kitchen confidence. Recipes, perfected.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

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

 

 

 

Makeup Tips From Auschwitz How Vanity Saved My Mother’s Life

Tommy Schnurmacher tells thoroughly entertaining stories about his experience as a refugee and his turbulent relationship with his gutsy, outspoken Mom. A great portrayal of emotional and psychological adaptation to circumstances. Funny stories from Montreal, New York City, the Cannes Film Festival, the Oscars and even one anecdote about the time Meryl Streep stepped on Tommy’s foot in the lobby of the Beverly Hills Hotel.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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

 

Misinformation and Disinformation in the Age Of Covid – with Joe Schwarcz

The pandemic has turned our world upside down. As if that were not concerning enough, it has also unleashed a tsunami of misinformation and disinformation. Of course, “snake oil salesmen” have a long history of plying their trade, but never before have they been as great a threat to the public as today. Their efforts require a critical look.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

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

PASSES REQUIRED: Available beginning Wednesday, November 2 for Library members and Friday, November 4 for non-members.

Tour du monde à 60 ans – Les Aventuriers Voyageurs

Guy Vermette presents his experience of traveling around the world at the age of 60, living in a backpack over a period of one year, in 2013–2014. His presentation, illustrated with some 150 photos chosen from thousands, will also address the reasons that led him to live this experience, the necessary preparations, the lessons he learned from it, the lessons he drew from it and the adaptation challenge that was the return.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23

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

Crédit : Julie Artacho

When We Lost Our Heads with Heather O’Neill

A remarkable Canadian author, from right here in Montreal, Heather O’Neill is not someone you want to miss! She has written a number of bestselling books, including her debut Lullabies for Little Criminals which won the 2007 Canada Reads and The Lonely Hearts Hotel, winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.

Her latest novel, When We Lost Our Heads, tells the story of two girls in 19th century Montreal, whose friendship will influence not only each other, but the course of history.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30

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

PASSES REQUIRED: Available beginning Wednesday, November 16 for Library members and Friday, November 18 for non-members.

 

The Joy of Writing and Finding Miracle Stories for Richard Van Camp’s New Book Gather: Richard Van Camp on Storytelling

In this fascinating presentation, Richard Van Camp, live from Edmonton, Alberta, will share the miracle stories that have astounded him from across Canada from other Indigenous storytellers in his new book: Gather: Richard Van Camp on Storytelling.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 – Videoconference only

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