Leisure – Fall 2023

A world of activities for you to enjoy!

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To consult the leisure calendar, click here.

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.www.pointe-claire.ca

 

RESIDENTS

A valid 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
  • Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre

NON-RESIDENTS

Non-residents are required to obtain a LUDIK client number in order to register to the City activities.

To get a LUDIK client number, send a message to aquatique@pointe-claire.ca or make an online request

Aquatic Centre

Residents: Starting Tuesday, August 22, 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, August 29, 7 p.m.
Registration information: August 22 and 29, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1355

Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre

Residents: Starting Tuesday, August 22, 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, August 29, 7 p.m.
Registration information: August 22 and 29, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1210

Nautical Activities (Canoe Kayak)

Recreational Program and Competitive program – Canoe Kayak Club
Residents: Starting Monday, April 3 at 9 a.m.
Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, April 18 at 9 a.m.
Registration information: April 3 and 18, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (514-630-1256)
Information: For more information, see the Nautical activities page or call 514-630-1256.

Cultural Centre

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

Residents:  Starting Tuesday, September 5 at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, September 7 at 7 p.m.
Registration information: September 5 and 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1366

Learning through play preschool program: Registration underway.

Information: 514-630-1220, ext.1774

Suzuki flute and violin program: Registration underway.

Information: 514-630-1220, ext.1777

Recreation

Preschool Skating Program

Residents and non-residents: Registration underway until January 10 at 11:59 p.m.
Information: 514-630-1211

Library

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

Non-residents*: Starting Thursday, September 7 at 7 p.m.

Registration in person for children and teens.

Family membership required.

Registration information: September 5 and 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1225

*A family membership is required for non-residents to be able to register for chlidren and teen activities. Registration must be done in person.

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

 

ADDRESS BOOKS AND OPENING HOURS

SPECIAL EVENTS

Environmentalist in residence

Exhibit On a shoreline near you

Since August, the library has been hosting On a shoreline near you, a contemporary visual and multimedia art exhibition created entirely from plastic and media materials collected from all over Quebec and Canadian shorelines.

Its multidisciplinary creator Anne-Marie Asselin, founder of the Blue Organization, is also a marine biologist. She will be with us in September and October to orchestrate the clean-up of our embankments and give a series of conferences in schools and at the library.

Contest: Let us know your favorite artwork and you could win one of two $50 gift certificates to a Pointe-Claire bookstore or a reusable tote bag from the Blue Organization.

Draw on October 18.

AUGUST 15 TO OCTOBER 18

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all.

Drop-in.

Shoreline Clean-up

From coast to coast, organizations and individuals volunteer to clean up our parks, trails, beaches, mountains & open spaces.

In collaboration with Sophie Paradis, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Development, Planning and Management for the City of Pointe-Claire.

When you register for the clean-up you will be registered as well for the webinar.

Registration form

 

Preparatory Webinar:

Click here to join the presentation

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

7 to 8 p.m. (bilingual)

Zoom only

Shoreline Clean-up:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration required.

“Recycle, Dispose, Reuse!: Creative Workshop”

WATER WAYS!

Children are invited to participate in a workshop initiating them to environmental art, following to the Lac Saint-Louis shoreline cleanup on Saturday, September 16

An initiative of L’Idylle – arts vivants, Conseil des arts de Montréal in collaboration with Blue Organization.

SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 24

1 to 2 p.m. (6 to 9 ) 
3 to 4 p.m. (9 to 12)

Bilingual

Parents are permitted to participate in the workshop.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Public Library Week

Do you know your library?

An activity designed to be a fun way to explore your library.

Participate in this seek and find activity and have the chance to win one of several prizes.

As part of Public Library Week.

OCTOBER 14 TO 21

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 Public Library Week

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

 

Sound and Brioche – Holiday Special

A morning appointment with pastries and beverages and The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky presented on the big screen from the Medici.TV platform.

The Nutcracker by Vainonen after Petipa and Ivanov, music by Tchaikovsky.

With the Mariinsky Theater Ballet Company.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

 

Halloween

Zombie Walk and more!

Halloween should never be without a blood curdling horror film, a makeup workshop and a Zombie Walk!

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Scary Movie

For an auspicious start to the weekend, a scary movie chosen just for the occasion.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

7 to 8:30 p.m. (English with French subtitles)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Teens / Adults

Registration at Info-Jeunes

Makeup

For those who wish to learn how to put on a scary makeup before taking part in the Zombie Walk.

Makeup and other tools will be available at the library. You can also bring your own makeup.

Teen Volunteers will be there to help.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

1:30 to 3 p.m. (Open to all)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all, no registration required

Zombie Walk

A mass gathering of the undead!

Come on your own or with a group to the first Pointe-Claire Public Library Zombie Walk.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

3 p.m. : Departure from the library

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all.

No registration required.

 

Teens

Fantasy Age

A role playing game that can be played in alternate universes. Participants will quickly understand the rules of the game and be able to create their own adventures using books available at the library.

Game Master Sylvain Beauchamp and participants of this summer’s activity will have established the universe played for this fall.

Note : LUDIK registration will be found in the teen activities.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Cthulhu Awakens: Lovecraftian Horror

Be transported back to 1930s America! But careful of dark corners, for monsters might lurk where you least expect them. Premade characters will be available for those who did not participate in the summer activity.

One registration for 3 sessions

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

15 to 21 years old

Members only.

Registration required.

 

EXPOSCIENCE 2023 – 37TH EDITION

Interactive science exhibition aimed at children and families to demystify science and teach the general public. A number of scientific fields will be represented all weekend: including physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and many others. Kids and adults will find answers to their many questions in a fun and creative environment.

In collaboration with Concordia University

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1210 a.m. to 5 p.m.STEWART HALLFor children and familiesFree admission

Information : 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

 

2023 POINTE-CLAIRE ARTISAN SHOW

Join us for the annual City of Pointe-Claire Artisan Show. It is a juried craft fair featuring the original creations of approximately 35 carefully selected craftspeople.

Discover their fine crafts, which will be showcased throughout the picturesque manor overlooking Lake Saint-Louis. Displayed crafts include pottery, jewelry, decorative fibers, glass, resin, leather, wood, metal, wearable art, greeting cards, soaps, candles, balms and so much more. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase on-site.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26

12 to 5 p.m.

STEWART HALL

For all

Information: 514-630-1220, ext. 1777

If you are an artisan and would like to participate in the 2024 Artisan Show: contact Linda O’Grady at 514-630-1220, extension 1777 or linda.ogrady@pointe-claire.ca, to have your name added to the invitation list.

LIBRARY

FAMILY MOVIE

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

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

6:30 to 8 p.m.

(in French)

Free.

Open to all.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

CONCERTS

CLOSING CONCERT OF THE POINTE-CLAIRE CENTRAL LIBRARY PUBLIC PIANO

Madeleine Royer Duo: Voix de femmes

In this performance, Madeleine Royer brings to light the lyrics and music of: Anne Sylvestre, Barbara, Édith Piaf, Clémence Desrochers, Éva, Pauline Julien… Words that are part of our lives, infused with memories and evoking the strength of being a woman who sings and tells stories. From “Des gens qui doutent” to “Je vous aime”, from “La vie d’factrie” to “Gottingen”, all the way to “Les Neiges de Finlande”, Madeleine will bring to life these words filled with their own truth.

Madeleine Royer, vocal; Réjean Yacola, piano

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

3 p.m.

Intimate concert

CENTRAL LIBRARY

(In the Reading Garden “Sara’s Enchanted Forest” behind the Central Library)

Free admission

Bring your chair

 

CLOSING CONCERT OF THE STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE PUBLIC PIANO

Trio Guillaume Martineau: Beatles Jazz

The greatest pleasure of jazzmen has always been to surprise their audience by presenting the music they are most familiar with from a completely unexpected angle. The trio of pianist Guillaume Martineau, double bassist Éric Lagacé and drummer Mark Nelson take the Beatles’ music, already one of the most colourful in the world, and go all out to explode the melodies that have taken the world by storm. Through dazzling improvisations and surprising arrangements, “Come Together”, “Hey Jude” and “Blackbird” take on a new meaning, uniquely shaped by the imagination of our three musicians.

Guillaume Martineau, piano; Éric Lagacé, double bass; Mark Nelson, drums

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

3 p.m.

Intimate concert

STEWART HALL TERRASSE

Free admission

Bring your chair

 

CARTE BLANCHE VOCAL QUARTET

These musicians offer a variety of Christmas music from traditional carols to jazzy arrangements.

Julie, Valois, Josée Lafontaine, Margerie Lay, Catherine LeBlanc-Fredette, vocals

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25

12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

Strolling Christmas carolers

THROUGHOUT STEWART HALL

 

QUARTRISSIMO

Quatrissimo features original vocal harmonies that showcase the richness of the voices of this dynamic a cappella quartet that reinvents Christmas carols in its own way.

Pascale Canicchio and other carolers

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26

12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

Strolling Christmas carolers

THROUGHOUT STEWART HALL

ART GALLERY

FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS

GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION BREAKAWAYS AND WORKSHOP

Joined by our animators, families will take a guided tour of the exhibition Breakaways by artist Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron, presented at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery from September 9 to October 22, 2023. After this tour adapted for all ages, you will have the chance to create an artwork inspired by the exhibition.

Presented as a part of 2023 Culture Days.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

1:30 p.m. in French

3:30 p.m. in English

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Free admission

Age 6 and up

For the whole family

Bilingual

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
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

For registration dates, please click here.

 

 

 

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

For registration dates, please click here.


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.

NAVIGATION CONDITIONS

To check the flag color today, click here.

 A life vest is required for all participants.

OPEN PADDLE AND RENTAL

De la 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

MAY TO OCTOBER: 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.

 

MAY TO OCTOBER: See schedules and costs

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

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

nautique@pointe-claire.ca

Paddle Board Yoga

Discover the benefits of yoga while enjoying a quiet morning on Lake Saint-Louis.

JULY TO AUGUST

Monday 6 to 7 a.m.

Ages 16+


Moonlight Paddle

Discover the Valois Bay under the wonders of the moon. Participants will enjoy a nighttime paddle in a group.

Times to be confirmed by email just prior to activity based on sunset. Participants are encouraged to have a headlamp.

July 3: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

August 1 – Dragon Boat: 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.

August 30: 8 to 10 p.m.

Canoe Polo

Push your boat skills to the next level. This team sport combines elements from water polo and kayaking, and is very popular in Europe. Learn to throw a ball with your hand or paddle, Eskimo roll in your kayak and other boat maneuvres that will help your team win their match. Face off against teams in Toronto, Boston, New York or take your career further as part of Team Canada.

MAY TO OCTOBER: See schedules and costs

Canoe – Kayak – Paddle Board Lessons

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

IN JUNE: See schedules and costs

Dragon Boat Lessons

A team sport that involves 20 individuals paddling together in a long, stable canoe. This sport is an excellent form of cardio exercise. Program intended for beginners and individuals looking to be part of a group.

MAY TO AUGUST: See schedules and costs

 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

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

nautique@pointe-claire.ca

Canoe Polo for Teens

Push your boat skills to the next level. This team sport combines elements from water polo and kayaking, and is very popular in Europe. Learn to throw a ball with your hand or paddle, Eskimo roll in your kayak and other boat maneuvres that will help your team win their match. Face off against teams in Toronto, Boston, New York or take your career further as part of Team Canada.

JUNE TO AUGUST: See schedules and costs

Ages 14 to 17

Kiddy Canoe Cricket Canoe – Teen Canoe

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

JUNE TO AUGUST: See schedules and costs

Ages 5 to 12

 

SAILING BASE

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

nautique@pointe-claire.ca

The Sailing Base aprovides pleasure boaters with wet mooring for their boats as well as rental of dry dock spaces for sailboats, canoes and kayaks. Registrations start in February every year.

MAY TO OCTOBER

Click here for information on registrations and rates.

 

COMPETITIVE PROGRAM – CANOE 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
  • We recommend that you complete a week of day camp before starting the Competitive Team.

Requirement:

  • All athletes must participate in a minimum of 1 local regatta and the Provincial Championships.

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

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

Check the facilities of the Olive-Urquhart Sports Center for 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 PARENTS AND CHILDREN

Karibou – Motor skill activities for 1 – 5 years old

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.

www.karibou.com

With Milena D’Aliesio

STEWART HALL

SEPTEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 2
(8 sessions)NO CLASS: October 21, November 11 and 25Cheeky Chicks and Bouncing Bunnies – 12 to 20 monthsSaturday 8:45 to 9:35 a.m.Rascally Raccoons – 20 to 24 monthsSaturday 9:45 to 10:35 a.m.Buddy Bears – 2 to 2 1/2 years oldSaturday 10:45 to 11:35 a.m.Feisty Foxes, Soccer option – 3 to 4 years oldSaturday 11:45 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.Presence of a parent is required.All levels: 74 $www.karibou.com
SEPTEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 3
(8 sessions)NO CLASS: October 22, November 11 and 25Wonder Wolves – 2 1/2 to 3 years oldSunday 8:45 to 9:35 a.m.Feisty Fox – 3 to 4 years oldSunday 9:45 to 10:35 a.m.Energetic Eagles – 4 to 5 years oldSunday 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

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 9

NO CLASS: NOVEMBER 11
(10 SESSIONS)

Saturday 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Saturday 10:45 to 11:30 a.m.

STEWART HALL

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

All levels: 71 $

 

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

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 9

NO CLASS: NOVEMBER 11
(10 SESSIONS)

Ages 6 and 7 – Saturday 11:30 to 12:15 p.m.

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

STEWART HALL

Ages 6 and 7: 71 $
Ages 8 to 11: 84 $

 

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)

SEPTEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 10

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 1 and 29, NOVEMBER 12 AND 26
(8 SESSIONS)

Ages 5 to 7 – Sunday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Ages 8 to 12 – Sunday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: 97 $

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

Free class

SHiNE Danse Fitness – NEW !

Original choreography suitable for all skill levels, to the beat of today’s popular music. Balance between intensive cardio, interval training and toning.

With Carolyn McCarthy

SEPTEMBER 20

WEDNESDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: FREE

 

Oriental belly dancing

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

With Aïsha

 

SEPTEMBER 20

WEDNESDAY 6:30 to 8 p.m.

STEWART PARK

ALL LEVELS: FREE

Dance and cardio

Modern Line Dancing

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

With Marc Mitchell

SEPTEMBER 25 TO NOVEMBER 20
(8 SESSIONS)
NO CLASS: October 9MONDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREBeginner: $121

Modern Line Dancing: Improver/Intermediate

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

With Marc Mitchell

SEPTEMBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 24
(9 SESSIONS)
FRIDAY 2 to 3:30 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREIntermediate: $121

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

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30
(8 sessions)
NO CLASS: NOVEMBER 9 and 23Beginner – THURSDAY 7 to 8 p.m.Intermediate/advanced – THURSDAY 8 to 9 p.m.STEWART HALL$140 / couple

Argentine tango

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

With Maxime Deslauriers and Romy Glowacki

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30
(8 SESSIONS)
NO CLASS: NOVEMBER 9 and 23Beginner – THURSDAY 9 to 10 p.m.STEWART HALL$140 / couple

Oriental belly dancing

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

With Aïsha

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29
(10 SESSIONS)
Beginner – WEDNESDAY 6:30 to 8 p.m.Intermediate – WEDNESDAY 8 to 9:30 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE$121
 

  

Classical ballet

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

With Alison Dewar

 

  

SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1
(10 SESSIONS)FRIDAY 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $115

Zumba® mise en forme

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

Mainly in English.

With Violetta Naumiuk

SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 28
(10
SESSIONS)TUESDAY 7 to 8 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $92

SHiNE Danse Fitness – NEW !

Original choreography suitable for all skill levels, to the beat of today’s popular music. Balance between intensive cardio, interval training and toning.

With Carolyn McCarthy

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29
(10 SESSIONS)WEDNESDAY 7 to 8 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $92
 

  

  

Scottish Country Dancing

This traditional social dance is progressive in nature and is easy to learn. Basic class with footwork and formations leading into dances.

With Brian Prentice

Mainly in English

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 9
(7
SESSIONS)THURSDAY 7 to 9 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $130

 

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 29 TO DECEMBER 1
(1
0 SESSIONS)FRIDAY 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $70

 

Pilates

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

With Alison Dewar

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $70

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29
(10
SESSIONS)WEDNESDAY 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1
(10
SESSIONS)FRIDAY 10 to 11 a.m.

 

Fusion fitness

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

With Dolores Paquette

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30
(10
SESSIONS) THURSDAY 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $92

 

Essentrics – Classical stretching

Dynamic and fluid strengthening and stretching exercises.

With Dolores Paquette

NÖEL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $70

SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 28
(10 SESSIONS)
TUESDAY 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
SEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1
(10 SESSIONS)
FRIDAY 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

Taï Chi Chuan – Style Yang

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

With Gene Malec

SEPTEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 4

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 9
(10 SESSIONS
)

MONDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

All levels : $92

 

Yoga

Bring your yoga mat.

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 25 TO NOVEMBER 27

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 9
(9 SESSIONS)

MONDAY 2:30 to 4 p.m.

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

Beginner and intermediate: $136

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30
(10 SESSIONS)

THURSDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m.

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

Beginner and intermediate: $151

Gentle Flow and Restorative Yoga

A yoga class that encourages a deep mind-body connection. Gentle Flow Yoga practice with a relaxing restorative yoga mix beginning with breathing exercises (pranayama), sun salutation flows, various yoga poses and ends with a different meditation each week.

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in English

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30
(10
SESSIONS)THURSDAY 6:30 to 8 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREBeginner and intermediate: $123

Hatha yoga Sivananda

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

With Louise Morgan

SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 28
(10 SESSIONS)Beginner – TUESDAY 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Intermediate – TUESDAY 7:45 to 9 p.m.STEWART HALLAll levels: $103

Yoga stretching

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

With Alison Dewar

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29
(10
SESSIONS)WEDNESDAY 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRESEPTEMBER 29 TO DECEMBER 1
(10 SESSIONS)FRIDAY 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $70

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).

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

Art, music, and languages

Preschool program – Learning Through Play

Preschool program emphasizing children’s cultural development

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

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

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.

 

Suzuki 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: music is learned the way language is learned.  This method aims to create a stimulating environment. A parent’s participation is vital to the development of the child’s natural talent. Parents are asked to attend class and supervise home practice.

With Sallynee Amawat, Emily Redhead and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

SEPTEMBER 2023 TO MAY 2024

(31 sessions)

Between 3 and 8 p.m. (approx.)

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

VIOLIN: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

FLUTE: Tuesday and Thursday

STEWART HALL

Age 4 and up, including adults

Ongoing registration: 514-630-1220, ext.1777

No musical background needed.

Individual classes (some group classes are included).

Guitar or ukuleleIndividual lessons

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

With Lynn Ranger

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 22

(9 sessions in person)

WEDNESDAY 2:30 to 7 p.m.
(30 minutes per session)

STEWART HALL

SEPTEMBER 25 TO NOVEMBER 27

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 9

(9 sessions via Zoom)

MONDAY 4 to 6 p.m.
(30 minutes per session)

Ages 8 to 17

All levels: $267

Musical Awakening

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.

With Shannon Simpson

SEPTEMBER 23 TO DECEMBER 2

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 7, NOVEMBER 11 and 25
(8
 sessions)

AGES 3 TO 5 WITH A PARENT

SATURDAY 9 to 9:45 a.m.

AGES 1 TO 3 WITH A PARENT

SATURDAY 10 to 10:45 a.m.

AGES 5 TO 7

SATURDAY 11 to 11:45 a.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $73

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 26 TO NOVEMBER 28
(10 sessions)TUESDAY 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.STEWART HALLAges 7 to 13All levels : $ 73

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 Nancy Norena

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

NO CLASS: NOVEMBER 9 and 23
(8 sessions)

THURSDAY 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Ages 6 to 10

All levels: $108

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 Nancy Norena

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2

NO CLASS: NOVEMBER 11 and 25
(8 sessions)

SATURDAY 8:30 to 9:15 p.m.

Ages 2 to 3 with a parent

All levels: $66

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 Nancy Norena

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2

NO CLASS: NOVEMBER 11 and 25
(8 sessions)

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

Ages 4 to 5

All levels: $77

STEWART HALL

Elementary art

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

With Nancy Norena

 

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2

NO CLASS: NOVEMBER 11 and 25
(8 sessions)

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

Ages 6 to 10

All levels: $77

STEWART HALL

Prescience activities for kids

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

With Daniela Meca

SEPTEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 2

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 7 and 21, NOVEMBER 11 and 25
(6 sessions)

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

Ages 4 to 5

Beginner: $100

STEWART HALL

Spanish for kids

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

With Laura Molina

 

SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 28
(10 SESSIONS) TUESDAY 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.Ages 6 to 10Beginner: $76STEWART HALL

 

4 O’Clock Craft Club 

Children explore their creativity with a story and a craft. 

SEPTEMBER 29 

OCTOBER 13, 27 

NOVEMBER 10, 24 

DECEMBER 8 

FRIDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (English) 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH 

Ages 6 to 9 

Members only.
Registration required. 

5 O’Clock Craft Club 

Children explore their creativity with an excerpt from a book and a craft. 

SEPTEMBER 29 

OCTOBER 13, 27 

NOVEMBER 10, 24 

DECEMBER 8 

FRIDAY 5 to 6 p.m. (English) 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH 

Ages 9 to 12 

Members only.
Registration required. 

Craft – Seed Bead Jewelry

Children create a jewel with small beads.

With Christine Laurent 

The registration for this activity is in the Teen section in LUDIK.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 

2 to 4 p.m. (bilingual) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.

Registration required. 

“Recycle, Dispose, Reuse!: Creative Workshop”

WATER WAYS!

Children are invited to participate in a workshop initiating them to environmental art, further to the Lac Saint-Louis shoreline cleanup on Saturday, September 16

An initiative of the L’Idylle – arts vivants, Conseil des arts de Montréal in collaboration with Blue Organization.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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

Bilingual

Parents are permitted to participate in the workshop.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.
Registration required.

Craft – Decorate your pumpkin

Bring your pumpkin and decorate it with paint and paper. Younger children will need their parents’ help.

We will provide pumpkins made of coroplast for those without a pumpkin.

Two pumpkin recipes will be given out to avoid food waste.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

Ages 6 to 9: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (bilingual)

Ages 9 to 12: 3 to 4 p.m. (bilingual)

Parents can participate

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Knitting 

Come learn the basics of knitting. We also invite you to borrow the library’s books on knitting to help improve your technique.

Parents are strongly encouraged to participate.

If possible, please bring 4.5 to 5.5 mm knitting needles.

Note: we are looking for experienced knitters who are eager to share their knowledge with others.

SATURDAYS:

NOVEMBER, 4, 11, 18 AND 25 

2 to 3 p.m. (bilingual)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH 

Ages 8 to 12 (with a parent)

Members only.

Registration required. (Participants must attend all four sessions). 

Craft – Archi 3D

Calling all future engineers, architects or artists! Explore the world of architecture with the 3D pen. Each participant will build their own creation.

With Décode le code

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

2 to 3 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only

Registration required in LUDIK, in the Teen section.

Craft – Christmas Tree

Participants will create and decorate a Christmas tree using pipe-cleaners.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16

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

3 to 4 p.m. (French)

Parents can participate in the workshop.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 9

Members only

Registration required

Craft – Embroidered Christmas balls 

Youngsters use embroidery to decorate “Christmas balls” in the shape of dinosaurs, cats, Pikachu and more. 

Activity done in collaboration with FabZone 

The decoration will have to be completed at home. 

The registration for this activity is in the Teen section in LUDIK.

Members only.
Registration required. 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Ages 9 to 11 – (bilingual) 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Registration in LUDIK, in the Children’s section.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Ages 10 to 14 – (bilingual) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Registration in LUDIK, in the Teen section.

Reading Workshops

Book Clubs

Monthly meetings to share the love of books. 

Members only.

Registration required. 

Club de lecture 3e année 

SEPTEMBER 12
OCTOBER 10
NOVEMBER 7
DECEMBER 5 

TUESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (French) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY  

Ages 8 and 9 

Club de lecture 4e année 

SEPTEMBER 26
OCTOBER 24
NOVEMBER 21
DECEMBER 19 

TUESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (French) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY  

Ages 9 and 10 

Club de lecture 5e et 6e année 

SEPTEMBER 19
OCTOBER 3, 17
NOVEMBER 14, 28
DECEMBER 12 

TUESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (French)

With Louise Magistry 

POINTE-CLAIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  

Ages 10 and 12 

Book Club – Grades 3 and 4 

SEPTEMBER 13
OCTOBER 11
NOVEMBER 8
DECEMBER 6 

WEDNESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (English)

ST. JOHN FISHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – SENIOR CAMPUS 

Ages 8 to 10 

Book Club – Grades 5 and 6 

SEPTEMBER 13
OCTOBER 25
NOVEMBER 22
DECEMBER 20 

WEDNESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (English)

ST. JOHN FISHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – SENIOR CAMPUS 

Ages 10 to 12 

 

Reading Buddies – Little Buddies

Teens share their love for reading with a Little Buddy (Ages 7 to 10) one hour a week.  

Applications accepted until Thursday, September 28. 

Registration does not guarantee a Reading Buddy, it depends on availability and/or the language chosen by them.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2023 TO FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024
(with a break during the Holidays and the March Break)
 Schedule according to participants’ availability  CENTRAL LIBRARYAges 7 to 11 Members only.Registration on LUDIK. Choose French or English.We will communicate with the parents of the young people registered to find out their availability.

Reading Buddies – Buddy Pairing Evening

A Little Buddy is paired up with each Big Buddy. They will have some time to play games and get to know each other, and a reading schedule will then be set up with the parents.

Registration as a Little Buddy is required to participate (see Reading Buddies above). 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2023 

Matching and games: 7 to 8 p.m. (bilingual) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

 

Atelier de bibliothérapie jeunesse  

Your child is invited to participate in a bibliotherapy workshop. In an effort to foster a calm and comforting group atmosphere, the meeting will begin with a brief child-friendly meditation.

The facilitator will then read aloud short texts related to the theme from various literary genres. Children will then be encouraged to share their reactions and thoughts on the readings.

The meeting will end with a convivial creative activity, which has the advantage of allowing the expression of emotions without using words. 

Theme : La beauté (Beauty) 

With Emilie Payette, Social Worker 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19 

1:15 to 2:45 p.m. (French) 

3:15 to 4:45 p.m. (French) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Ages 6 to 10

Members only.
Registration required. 

Story Hours

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

Members only. 

Registration required. 

Presence of a parent required. 

Contes et comptines 

10:30 to 11 a.m. : stories, songs, music and games for all.

11 to 11:15 a.m. : craft for the older children.

SEPTEMBER 19 TO DECEMBER 5 

TUESDAY 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. (French) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

From birth to 5, with a parent 

Note: expecting parents can attend WITHOUT REGISTRATION to learn songs and nursery rhymes to sing to their futur child(ren).

Story Time, Music and Play 

SEPTEMBER 27 TO DECEMBER 13 

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 

Note: expecting parents can attend WITHOUT REGISTRATION to learn songs and nursery rhymes to sing to their futur child(ren).

Story Time at Valois 

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

SEPTEMBER 22 TO DECEMBER 8 

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 22 TO DECEMBER 8 

FRIDAY 10:30 to 11 a.m. (English) 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH 

From 18 to 35 months, with a parent 

Story Time and Music at Valois 

The Library will be reserved for this activity. 

SEPTEMBER 22 TO DECEMBER 8 

FRIDAY 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. (English) 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH 

From birth to 18 months, with a parent 

Note: expecting parents can attend WITHOUT REGISTRATION to learn songs and nursery rhymes to sing to their futur child(ren).

Valois Morning Story Time and Action Songs 

The Library will be reserved for this activity.  

A craft activity is included.  

SATURDAYS 

SEPTEMBER 16 — Pirates
OCTOBER 28 – Halloween
DECEMBER 2 – Christmas

9:45 to 10:30 a.m. (English) 

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH 

Ages 2 to 4, with a parent 

Members only.
Registration required for each session. 

Heure du conte – Matinées à Valois 

The Library will be reserved for this activity.  

A craft activity is included. 

SATURDAYS

SEPTEMBER 16 — Pirates
OCTOBER 28 – Halloween
DECEMBER 2 – Christmas 

11 to 11:45 a.m. (French) 

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH 

Ages 2 to 4, with a parent 

Members only.
Registration required for each session. 

Story Hour ‒ Energetic 

As part of the Science Literacy Week. 

Expect to move a lot during this story time under the theme E for Energy!

A craft will follow. 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 

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 – Special Needs 

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

They will be able to attend a story time designed especially for them. 

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

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14

10:30 to 11 a.m. (English) 

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

10:30 to 11 a.m. (French) 

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH 

With Françoise Callamand, Special Care Counsellor and Early Childhood Educator

Halloween Story Hour 

Children are encouraged to wear a costume.  

A craft is included. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (French) 

3 to 3:45 p.m. (English) 

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH  

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Members only.
Registration required. 

Story Hour – Clean as a whistle 

A story time about baths and toilets… in honor of World Toilet Day (November 19).

A craft will follow. 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

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 3

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

Fantasy Age

A role playing game that can be played in alternate universes. Participants will quickly understand the rules of the game and be able to create their own adventures using books available at the library.

Game Master Sylvain Beauchamp and participants of this summer’s activity will have established the universe played for this fall.

Note : LUDIK registration will be found in the teen activities.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

The Beastfolk of Dunmara Valley

Teens are invited to participate in three adventures in the guise of their character.

One registration for 3 sessions

THURSDAY OCTOBER 5
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

11 to 14 years old

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 7 

1:15 to 2:15 p.m. (bilingual)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (bilingual)
3:45 to 4:45 p.m. (bilingual) 

Theme: Everyday Objects 

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10 

1:15 to 2:15 p.m. (bilingual)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (bilingual)
3:45 to 4:45 p.m. (bilingual)

Theme: LEGO Mosaic

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

 

Planespotting  

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

In this outdoor STEM activity, kids will use a free plane tracking app to learn about compasses, speed, navigation, and more… 

If possible, please install on a cell phone the free FlightRadar24 app.  We will have a few devices available.

This is an outdoor activity; in case of rain, another activity will be offered indoors by Plateau Astro.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8 

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Ages 8 to 12, parents are welcomed 

Members only.
Registration required. 

 

Scientific Activities: Human Eye

Why does the eye see the world upside down? Thanks to an “optical ramp” made of screens, lenses and candles, children discover how their eyes work. Animators trick their brains with a host of optical illusions. Exploration of one of our five senses.

With les Neurones atomiques.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 

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

3 to 4 p.m. (French) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 10

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 29 – Journées de la Culture
(French)
6:30 to 8 p.m.

OCTOBER 20
(English)
6:30 to 8 p.m.

NOVEMBER 17
(French)
6:30 to 8:45 p.m.

DECEMBER 8
(English) 
6:30 to 8:45 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

Assisting Activity Facilitators

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

Various dates and times.

(Bilingual)

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Book Reviews

Teens write a short book review online and earn 15 minutes of volunteer time. Reviews will be published on the Library catalogue. 20 book reviews maximum during a school year.

Schedule according to participants’ availability

(Bilingual)

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 18 

OCTOBER 16 

NOVEMBER 13 

DECEMBER 18 

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (English) 

TUESDAYS 

OCTOBER 24 

DECEMBER 12 

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 

OCTOBER 13 

DECEMBER 8 

4 to 5:30 p.m. 

Binlingual

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Reading Buddies 

Teens share their love for reading with a Little Buddy (Ages 7 to 10) one hour a week.  

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

Applications accepted until Thursday, September 28 through the Volunteer Application Form.

We will communicate with registered teens to find out their availabilities.

Applications accepted until Thursday, September 28 through the Volunteer Application Form. 

Registration does not guarantee a Reading Buddy, it depends on availability and/or the language chosen by them.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26. 2023 TO FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024
(with a break during the Holidays and the March Break).
Schedule according to participants’ availability  CENTRAL LIBRARY  

 

Reading Buddies – Buddy Pairing Evening

Big Buddies receive their training kit and hear stories from other teens who have participated in the program. A Little Buddy is then paired up with each Big Buddy. They will have some time to play games and get to know each other, and a reading schedule will then be set up with the parents.

Teens must be registered as a Big Buddy to attend (see Reading Buddies above). 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

Training: 6 to 7 p.m. (bilingual) 

Matching and games: 7 to 8 p.m. (bilingual) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Focus on Books

Teen Book Bags – Classic 2.0 

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

Limited quantity. 

IN DECEMBER 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17 

Members only.
Registration on: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/PXMK9XY

Bricolages et arts plastiques

Monthly mixed media workshop

NEW!

Unleash your creativity in this dynamic mixed media workshop, where you’ll explore the realms of abstract acrylic painting, stencils, printmaking, and collage. Discover boundless possibilities, experiment with diverse materials, and tap into your artistic potential in this inspiring class.

With Jennifer Schuler

SEPTEMBER 25

OCTOBER 30

NOVEMBER 27
(3 SESSIONS)

MONDAY 4 to 6 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Ages 13 to 15

All levels: $49

 

Craft – Seed Bead Jewelry

Children create a jewel with small beads.

With Christine Laurent 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 

2 to 4 p.m. (bilingual) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.

Registration required. 

 

Craft – Easy crochet bolero

Teens learn the basics of crochet and start making an easy mesh bolero top.

Wool will be provided by the library. If possible, please bring a 6 mm crochet hook.

The bolero will have to be completed at home.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only

Registration required

 

Craft – Archi 3D

Calling all future engineers, architects or artists! Explore the world of architecture with the 3D pen. Each participant will build their own creation.

With Décode le code

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

2 to 3 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only

Registration required

 

Craft – Embroidered Christmas balls 

Youngsters use embroidery to decorate “Christmas balls” in the shape of dinosaurs, cats, Pikachu and more. 

Activity done in collaboration with FabZone 

The decoration will have to be completed at home. 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17 

2 to 3:30 p.m. (bilingual) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.
Registration required. 

Divertissement

Fantasy Age

A role playing game that can be played in alternate universes. Participants will quickly understand the rules of the game and be able to create their own adventures using books available at the library.

Game Master Sylvain Beauchamp and participants of this summer’s activity will have established the universe played for this fall.

Note : LUDIK registration will be found in the teen activities.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

The Beastfolk of Dunmara Valley

Teens are invited to participate in three adventures in the guise of their character.

One registration for 3 sessions

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

11 to 14 years old

Members only.
Registration required.

Cthulhu Awakens: Lovecraftian Horror

Be transported back to 1930s America! But careful of dark corners, for monsters might lurk where you least expect them.

Premade characters will be available for those who did not participate in the summer activity.

One registration for 3 sessions

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

15 to 21 years old

Members only.
Registration required.

 

Zombie Walk and more!

Halloween should never be without a blood curdling horror film, a makeup workshop and a Zombies Walk!

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Scary Movie

For an auspicious start to the weekend, a scary movie chosen just for the occasion.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

7 to 8:30 p.m. (English with French subtitles)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Teens / Adults

Registration at Children’s Info

Makeup

For those who wish to learn how to put on a scary makeup before taking part in the Zombie Walk.

Makeup and other tools will be available at the library. You can also bring your own makeup.

Teen Volunteers will be there to help.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

1:30 to 3 p.m. (Open to all)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all, no registration required

Zombie Walk

A mass gathering of the undead!

Come on your own or with a group to the first Pointe-Claire Public Library Zombie Walk.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

3 p.m. : Departure from the library

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all.

No registration required.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

Art

Introduction to Pastel

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.

Mainly in English

With Susanne Strater

SEPTEMBER 20

WEDNESDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels : FREE

Monoprinting with gel plates

NEW !

Discover the endless possibilities of creating unique prints, brimming with captivating textures, patterns, and mesmerizing effects through gel plate monoprinting. Embrace the freedom of experimentation and spontaneity to unleash your artistic expression.

With Jennifer Schuler

SEPTEMBER 23

SATURDAY 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $25

Outdoors watercolour sketching

NEW !

In this one-day workshop, we will focus on sketching many of the natural elements in beautiful Stewart Park and transforming our sketches with ink and watercolour washes using expressive lines and colour.

Mainly in English.

With Valerie McKee

SEPTEMBER 16

SATURDAY 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $41

Artists’ study group – Studio with a live model

 

Develop your artistic skills using your choice of mediums and work from a live model.
No instructor.Coordinator: Mimi Ramalho  
SEPTEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 11
NO CLASS: OCTOBER 9
(11 SESSIONS)MONDAY 12 to 3 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREIntermediate and advanced(Model fees included)Intermediate and advanced: 184$(Model fees included)

Art walks

 

Discover the artistic trends in the visual arts community in Montreal and the surrounding area. Visits to art galleries, art centers and studios.

Participants must come to the venue themselves. Possibility of carpooling.

With Mimi Ramalho, art historian.

SEPTEMBER 30

OCTOBER 21

NOVEMBER 4

NOVEMBER 25
(1 SESSION)

SATURDAY 1 to 5 p.m.

Age 16 and up

All levels: $39 per outing

Introduction to 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 25 TO DECEMBER 4

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 9
(1
0 SESSIONS)

MONDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

All levels: $245

STEWART HALL

Intermediate Watercolours

Build on the basic concepts and techniques in watercolour. Emphasis on personal projects and building a colour palette as well as working on composition and design.

With Valerie McKee
Mainly in English.

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30

NO CLASS: NOVEMBER 9 and 23
(8 SESSIONS)

THURSDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

All levels: $196

STEWART HALL

Studio oil-acrylic painting

This course is an academic approach to teach beginners the basics of painting. Students develop knowledge and skills will be incorporated in their paintings.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 28
(1
0 SESSIONS)TUESDAY 1:15 to 4:15 p.m.
TUESDAY 6:45 to 9:45 p.m.STEWART HALLBeginner: $245

Studio drawing

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

With Venecija Levi-Breder

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29
(10
SESSIONS)WEDNESDAY 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 5 to 8 p.m.STEWART HALLBeginner: $245

Classical Drawing and Painting

 

This course intends to give the opportunity for people to start their artwork, from drawing to painting.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30
(8 SESSIONS)NO CLASS: NOVEMBER 9 AND 23THURSDAY 1 to 4 p.m.STEWART HALLBeginner: $196

Explorations in collage and drawing

NEW!

Revolving primarily around drawing and collage various mixed media techniques will be demonstrated in this stimulating course. Weekly prompts and themes will guide you, followed by a supportive critique to help push your artistic practice further.

With Jennifer Schuler

SEPTEMBER 28 TO NOVEMBER 30
(
10 SESSIONS)THURSDAY 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $245

Pastel: landscape and still life

For those with some experience with the pastel medium, expand your understanding of color and design through a combination of group and individual exercises.
Mainly in EnglishWith Susanne Strater
SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 28
(10 SESSIONS)TUESDAY 1 to 4 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREIntermediate: $245

Introduction to Pastel

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.
Mainly in EnglishWith Susanne Strater
SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29
(10 SESSIONS)
 WEDNESDAY 7 to 10 p.m.STEWART HALLBeginner: $245

Artisanat

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

SEPTEMBER 26 to NOVEMBER 28
(10
SESSIONS)TUESDAY 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $298List of materials to purchase 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.

Clay included.

With Marie-Josée Glass

SEPTEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 4
(10
SESSIONS)NO CLASS: OCTOBER 9MONDAY 6:30 to 9 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 28
(10
SESSIONS)TUESDAY 6:30 to 9 p.m.STEWART HALLBeginner: $263

Wet felting workshop – Flower

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

OCTOBER 12

THURSDAY 1:30 to 3 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $18

Wet felting workshop – Flat bracelet

 

Fun way to make a flat 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

NOVEMBER 2

THURSDAY 1:30 to 3 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $18

Wet felting workshop – Decorative coaster

 

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

NOVEMBER 30

THURSDAY 1:30 to 4 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $ 27

 

 

Christmas Craft –  Book Page Wreath 

Create a Christmas wreath with pages recycled from a book. 

With Janet Callary 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (English) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Registration required. 

 

Knitting

Knit Nights

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

With Geneviève Lussier and Janet Callary  

SEPTEMBER 18, 25 

OCTOBER 2, 16, 23, 30 

NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27 

(10 sessions) 

NO CLASS: October 9

MONDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Registration required. 

Reading and Writing Workshops

Library Blog 

Follow the Library blog for lectures, the Film Club’s programming, 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.

Book Discussion Club 

With Sabrina Julien 

(9 sessions) 

SEPTEMBER 20 

OCTOBER 11 

NOVEMBER 8 

DECEMBER 13 

JANUARY 17 

FEBRUARY 14 

MARCH 13 

APRIL 10 

MAY 8 

WEDNESDAY 

1 to 3 p.m. (English) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Club de lecture 

With Amélie Boivin Handfield 

(9 sessions) 

SEPTEMBER 21 

OCTOBER 19 

NOVEMBER 16 

DECEMBER 21 

JANUARY 18 

FEBRUARY 15 

MARCH 21 

APRIL 18  

MAY 16 

THURSDAY  

1 to 3 p.m. (French) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY  

Evening Book Club 

With Grace Lee 

(9 sessions) 

SEPTEMBER 21 

OCTOBER 12 

NOVEMBER 9 

DECEMBER 14 

JANUARY 11 

FEBRUARY 8 

MARCH 14 

APRIL 11 

MAY 9 

THURSDAY  

7 to 9 p.m. (English) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Stewart Hall Book Club 

With Marjorie Hamilton-Harding 

(9 sessions) 

SEPTEMBER 18 

OCTOBER 16 

NOVEMBER 13 

DECEMBER 11 

JANUARY 15 

FEBRUARY 12 

MARCH 11 

APRIL 8 

MAY 13 

MONDAY 

1 to 3 p.m. (English) 

STEWART HALL 

Valois Book Club 

With Lynn Collins 

(9 sessions) 

SEPTEMBER 18 

OCTOBER 16 

NOVEMBER 13 

DECEMBER 11 

JANUARY 8 

FEBRUARY 12 

MARCH 11 

APRIL 8 

MAY 13 

MONDAY  

7 to 9 p.m. (English) 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH 

 

Circle of Life Writers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A workshop for writers of true stories and memoir, in which participants discuss writing tips, share their drafts, and receive constructive feedback. 

Beginner and intermediate 

With Karen Zey 

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required. 

SEPTEMBER 19, 26 

OCTOBER 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 

NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21 

(10 sessions)

TUESDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English) 

Virtual meetings on Zoom 

Registration required (under Library activities)

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 9 

1:30 to 3 p.m. (English) 

In case of rain: 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 

1:30 to 3 p.m. (English) 

READING GARDEN (behind the Central Library) 

Reservation : 514-630-1218, ext. 1630 

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). 

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required. 

SEPTEMBER 25 

OCTOBER 2, 16, 23, 30 

NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20  

(8 sessions) 

NO CLASS : OCTOBER 9

MONDAY 7 to 9 p.m. (English) 

SEPTEMBER 27 

OCTOBER 4, 11, 18, 25 

NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15 

(8 sessions)  

WEDNESDAY 3 to 5 p.m. (English) 

Lettres attachées 

This activity will be hosted by Nicolas Ouellet. Each meeting will begin with an inspiring interview with the featured artist, followed by a workshop that will allow participants to dive into writing through different exercises.  

You can submit your writing to the Lettres attachées contest for a chance to win the prize for best work. More details are available on the Lettres attachées website 

This activity is presented by the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ). 

In collaboration with the Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec (ABPQ) and Réseau BIBLIO du Québec. 

In partnership with the Ministère de la Langue française. 

SATURDAY 

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (French)

Registration required.  

(Under library activities) 

 

Participate in a creative group activity with comic book artist Michel Rabagliati, who will lead you through writing exercises in order to create your own short comic strip. The activity will be broadcast live from Québec City via Zoom.  

After a short interview with Rabagliati, you will be asked to imagine your own story, adding text to an original comic drawing created specially for the event by Rabagliati.  

Any questions will be relayed to the artist during the activity.  

SEPTEMBER 23, 2023 

Invited artist : Michel Rabagliati
Literary genre : Comic book

 

Credit: Ariane Ouellet

 

Participate in a creative group activity with novelist Jocelyne Saucier, who will lead you in writing exercises to help you create your own short text. The activity will be broadcast live from Rouyn-Noranda via Zoom.  

After a short interview, Saucier will lead a writing workshop which will allow you to produce your own text, all while exploring certain aspects of her work. She will also provide tips to help you finish the text at home.  

Any questions will be relayed to the artist during the activity. 

 

OCTOBER 21, 2023 

Invited artist : Jocelyne Saucier
Literary genre : Novel

 

Participate in a creative group activity with Innu poet Marie-Andrée Gill, who will lead you in writing exercises to help you create your own poem. The activity will be broadcast live from Alma via Zoom.  

After a short interview, Gill will lead you through a few writing exercises, while also revisiting the essence of her own work.  

Any questions will be relayed to the artist during the activity. 

NOVEMBER 25, 2023 

Invited artist : Marie-Andrée Gill
Literary genre : Poetry

 

Story Hours for Expecting Parents

Expecting parents can drop-in to learn songs and nursery rhymes to sing to their future child(ren).

Members only.

Registration not required.

Contes et comptines

SEPTEMBER 19 TO DECEMBER 5

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Story Time, Music and Play

SEPTEMBER 20 TO DECEMBER 6

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Story Time and Music at Valois

The Library will be reserved for this activity.

SEPTEMBER 22 TO DECEMBER 8

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

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 25 TO DECEMBER 4

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 9

(10 SESSIONS)

MONDAY 1 to 3 p.m.

Beginner: $164

STEWART HALL

Low Intermediate English

 

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

With Magdalena Bacz

 

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29

(10 SESSIONS)

WEDNESDAY 1 to 3 p.m.

Intermediate: $164

STEWART HALL

High Intermediate English

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

With Magdalena Bacz

SEPTEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 4

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 9

(10 SESSIONS)

MONDAY 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Intermediate : $164

STEWART HALL

 

Italian for beginners

 

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

With Jacqueline Samperi Mangan

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29

(10 SESSIONS)

WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Beginner: $164*
*Exercise manual and textbook to purchase.

STEWART HALL

Intermediate Italian

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

With Jacqueline Samperi Mangan

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29

(10 SESSIONS)

WEDNESDAY 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Intermediate: $164*
*Exercise manual and textbook to purchase.

STEWART HALL

Conversational Italian

An Italian language and culture workshop focused on everyday situations.

With Maria Eugenia Giochi

SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 28

(10 SESSIONS)

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

Advanced: $164

STEWART HALL

 

Beginner Spanish

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

Exercise manual and textbook required.

With Laura Molina

SEPTEMBER 26 TO NOVEMBER 28

(10 SESSIONS)

TUESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

Beginner: $ 164

STEWART HALL

Intermediate Spanish

Discussions and life stories are used to practice verb tenses.

Exercise manual and textbook required.

With Laura Molina

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29

(10 SESSIONS)

WEDNESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

Intermediate: $164

Offered virtually via Zoom

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 29 TO DECEMBER 1

(10 SESSIONS)

FRIDAY 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Intermediate and advanced: $164

STEWART HALL

 

French Conversation

NEW!

This workshop aims to develop the ability to speak French in the form of games and situations in everyday life. Knowledge and oral comprehension of French are required.

With Lorraine Boisclair

SEPTEMBER 27 TO NOVEMBER 29

NO CLASS: OCTOBER 11

(9 SESSIONS)

WEDNESDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Beginner and intermediate: $111

STEWART HALL

Computers

 

Dropbox and Google Drive  

Learn how to use the cloud to store your documents. 

With Denis Richard, Jr. 

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

1:30 to 3 p.m. (English) 3:30 to 5 p.m. (French) Virtual meeting on ZoomRegistration 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, Jr.  

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or iPhone) required. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23

 1:30 to 3 p.m. (English) 

3:30 to 5 p.m. (French) 

Virtual meeting on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities). 

 

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. 

 

Personal Development and Well Being

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. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630 

 

Book a Sewing Machine 

On site loan of a sewing machine for a small project. Thread provided from a limited colour selection. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630 

 

Demonstration – Activity Kits for Adults With Memory Loss 

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630 

 

Forget Me Not : Neurocognitive Health and the Alzheimer Society of Montreal

A presentation explaining neurocognitive disorders, caregiving and the services offered by the Montreal Alzheimer Society.  

With Jessika Cecchini and Éloïse Millet, Counsellors for the Alzheimer Society of Montreal

 

 

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 24 

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

(English with a bilingual question period) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Open to all 

Drop-in

 

Occasion de bénévolat – Compagnons de conversation française 

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

In-person meeting (1 hour): Library – Central and Valois 

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

OCTOBER 1 TO DECEMBER 10
(10 sessions) To participate as a learner or volunteer, complete the application form 

 

Conversation in Spanish

Meet regularly one-on-one to practice Spanish conversation.  

In-person meeting (1 hour): Central Library 

SEPTEMBER 18 TO DECEMBER 1
(10 sessions) To participate as a learner or volunteer complete the application form 

 

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 humorist, William Glasser International 

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required. 

OCTOBER 18, 25
NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15, 22 (6 sessions)WEDNESDAY1 to 3 p.m. (English)  Virtual meetings on Zoom Registration required (under Library activities)

 

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 26 

OCTOBER 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 

NOVEMBER 7, 14 

(8 sessions)

TUESDAY 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Registration required. 

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 will be sampled.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

SEPTEMBER 28

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $64

STEWART HALL

Varietal spotlight: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Discover the two incredibly popular noble varieties from Burgundy that are responsible for classic European styles and modern New World bottlings.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

OCTOBER 12

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $73

STEWART HALL

Discover the wines of South America

The unique and contrasting geography in South America has propelled Argentina and Chile into international wine stardom. Discover their fine interpretations of French classics such as Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and more.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

OCTOBER 26

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $63

STEWART HALL

Discover the wines of Portugal

An Iberian force to be reckoned with, whose indigenous riches, from regions such as Douro and Vinho Verde, have made a serious mark across the Atlantic. Explore the diversity, traditions, and excellence of Portugal’s many regions.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

NOVEMBER 2

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $66

STEWART HALL

Quality affordable wines for the Holidays

Reasonably priced good-quality wines are sought after by all wine connoisseurs. Discover great locally available wines.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

NOVEMBER 30

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $57

STEWART HALL

Discovery Workshops

Discover Beeswax – A Unique Artisanal Experience 

Bees are famous for their sweet honey, but that isn’t the only product from the hive to discover! In this one-hour workshop, we invite you to explore the practical uses of beeswax. Guided by a beekeeper, you will make your own artisanal candles based on centuries-old knowledge, all while exploring the history of this practice and learning about beeswax. 

You will be able to bring home both candles you make during this activity. 

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 

1 p.m. (Bilingual) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Ages 10 and over 

Registration required. 

 

Cooking – Learn New Recipes 

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

Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Computer or mobile device (e.g., tablet or smart phone) required. 

Registration required (under Library activities). 

Cooking – Super Salads and Their Stories 

With Nevine Elchibini, Nutritional Wellness Educator and Naturopath 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 

7  to 8:30 p.m. (Bilingual) 

In person only

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Cooking – Rôti du dimanche d’automne   

With chef Anthony Bardier

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3 

7 to 8:30 p.m. (French) 

Videoconference on Zoom 

 

Cooking – Indian Dishes for fall and winter  

In this introduction to Indian vegetarian cuisine, two recipes will be demonstrated: a dal (Indian style lentils) and a seasonal squash raita (Indian style cooked squash salad with yogurt and spices).  

With Veena Gokhale 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 

2 to 4 p.m. (English) 

Videoconference on Zoom 

Cooking – Kitchen Elixirs and Cures 

Learn about curative drinks, broths, dips, and more! 

With Nevine Elchibini, Nutritional Wellness Educator and Naturopath 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 

7 to 8:30 p.m. (English) 

Videoconference on Zoom 

 

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 18, 25
OCTOBER 2, 16, 23, 30
NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27 (10 sessions)NO CLASS: October 9MONDAY 2 to 4 p.m. (English) CENTRAL LIBRARY Registration required.

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 22, 29 

OCTOBER 6, 13, 20, 27 

NOVEMBER 3, 10, 17, 24 

DECEMBER 1, 8
(12 sessions) 

FRIDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

Virtual meetings on Zoom 

Registration required (under Library activities).
 

 

American Mah Jongg 

Mah Jongg is a fun social activity among friends and family, no matter the age. It is an ancient Chinese tile game that sharpens the mind, improves memory skills, reduces stress and promotes mental health. If you are ready to learn a new hobby and meet new people, here’s your opportunity! 

  Learn to play American Mah Jongg. 

With Shafrit Baum 

SEPTEMBER 20, 27
OCTOBER 4, 11, 18, 25 (6 sessions) WEDNESDAY 10 to 12 p.m.  CENTRAL LIBRARY 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 12, 26  

OCTOBER 10, 31 

NOVEMBER 14, 28 

DECEMBER 5   

TUESDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English) 

SEPTEMBER 7, 28  

OCTOBER 5, 26 

NOVEMBER 9, 23 

DECEMBER 14  

THURSDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (French) 

 

Classical Club 

Watch the great classics of your favorite composers. Opera, ballet, and symphonies performed by great orchestras on the big screen. Explore the complete selection of available classical and jazz concerts on Medici.tv. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

General public
Drop-in. 

Concert Films

Arthur Rubinstein plays Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Chopin’s Polonaise No. 6  – (Concert) 

With Antal Doráti and the London Philharmonic Orchestra 

(Introduction in French) 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

A Tango Night From Buenos Aires – A concert dedicated to the tango conducted by a native Argentinean, Daniel Barenboim. (Concert) 

With Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires 

(In Spanish, subtitles in English)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12 

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

Sound and Brioches All in Jazz Special:

Dee Dee Bridgwater & The Memphis Soulphony in Miami 
(In English)   

Al Di Meola in Germany (Burghausen 2019)
(In English) 

As part of Public Library Week

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21 

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

OPERA: Stravinsky’s Perséphone  

With Paul Groves (Eumolpe) and Dominique Blanc (Perséphone) 

(In French, subtitles in English)

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30 

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

Sound and Brioches Holiday Special:

The Nutcracker by Vainonen after Petipa and Ivanov, music by Tchaikovsky 

With the Mariinsky Theater Ballet Company 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9  

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 


Talks, Lectures and Author Events

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS (ZOOM) 

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. 

Environmentalist in Residence Anne-Marie Asselin invites you to the Shoreline Cleanup and Preparatory Webinar

Come participate in a gratifying community experience by helping to clean up the shore of Lac-Saint-Louis in Pointe-Claire. Anne-Marie Asselin, marine biologist, invites you to join her for the Preparatory Webinar being held a few days before the Shoreline Cleanup. To sign up for the clean up led by Anne-Marie, click on the link below. You will be automatically registered for the preparatory webinar.

Registration form

Make sure to follow Organisation Bleue’s Facebook page, the event will be posted there.

In Collaboration with Sustainable Development Planning and Management Service of Pointe-Claire.

Preparatory webinar

Click here to join the presentation

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – Zoom only
7 to 8 :30 p.m. (in French with a bilingual question period) 

Shoreline cleanup

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

 

 

On Jase, Mais Oui? 

A bilingual audio and visual presentation by well-known radio and TV broadcaster (and former Pointe-Claire resident) Marc “Mais Oui” Denis. Denis will chat up his two books, which feature his “Top 30” crazy career stories and adventures lived in the company of iconic pop music and sports stars met over the decades. The twin books, one in English, the other in French, were both written and self-published by Marc Denis. The presentation will be followed by a book signing. 

With Marc Denis 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 

7 to 8:30 p.m. (Bilingual) 

How to Save Seeds in Your Garden 

You can keep seeds from your garden! It’s easier than you think. Dan will walk you through what you need to know to grow good seeds and what crops are easiest to start with. Dan Brisebois is one of the farmers at Tourne-Sol cooperative farm in Les Cèdres, Quebec. He is also the host of the Seed Growers Podcast and blogs about seeds at danbrisebois.farm  

With Dan Brisebois 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 

7 to 8:30 p.m. (English, with a bilingual question period)

 

 

Thinking of Selling Your House?  What to expect 

A comprehensive overview of the selling process. Everything you need to know! Details on what to expect throughout the process and tips and tricks on how you can get started. 

With Diana Campbell 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4 

7 to 8:30 p.m. (English, with a bilingual question period)

Thinking of Buying a House? What to expect 

A comprehensive overview of the buying process. Everything you need to know! Details on what to expect throughout the process and tips and tricks on how you can get started. 

With Diana Campbell 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 

7 to 8:30 p.m. (English, with a bilingual question period)

Environmentalist in Residence Anne-Marie Asselin Presents: The Blue Expedition: Between Splendour and Environmental Disaster

In August/September 2022, Blue Expedition left on a mission to explore faraway shores.

Aboard the impressive EcoMaris sailing ship, seven researchers from different but complementary backgrounds worked together to document the extent of plastic pollution and climate change in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Join us to hear about the highlights of this expedition while exploring the universe of the Basse-Côte-Nord region. This conference, which draws attention to both the splendours of nature and looming environmental disaster, aims to raise awareness about the impact of humans on nature, while inspiring us to protect Quebec’s precious environment.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 

7 to 8:15 p.m. (English, with a bilingual question period)

An Evening with the Lakeshore Camera Club

Bringing photographers together since 1957, the Lakeshore Camera Club members represent a wide range of interests and levels of expertise.  Come and view a selection of images taken by its talented photographers and learn about the club’s many activities and work in the West Island community.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

7 to 8:30 p.m. (English, with a bilingual question period)

Spectaculaires treks d’Islande 

This lecture on Iceland’s most beautiful hikes is for those of you who dream of these extraordinary landscapes, worthy of science-fiction films.  After an overview of the preparation and planning required for this kind of trip, Daniel will present his experience across this country, where on his featured hikes you’ll discover grandiose waterfalls, glaciers, lagoons, black lava, magnificent mountains, volcanoes and more. An inspiring talk for young and old, with spectacular photos! 

A conference given by Les Aventuriers Voyageurs

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1  

7 to 8:30 p.m. (French) 

Egypt Through the Lens of Muslim Harji  

Join photographer Muslim Harji on his latest adventure: Egypt! Steeped in history, culture, and beauty, Egypt is a jewel not to be missed. Feel like you’re there, taking in the sights, flavours, and ceremonies of one of the world’s earliest and greatest civilizations!  Visit Cairo’s vibrant souks and bustling bazaars, take a relaxing felucca ride down the Nile River in Aswan and an awe-inspiring hot air balloon ride over Luxor.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 

7 to 8:30 p.m. (English) 

Remembering the Tragedy of India’s Partition

On the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, discover a little known chapter of the country’s history – the monumental partition of India in 1947 by the departing British – through the book, This is Not That Dawn, written by the eminent Indian author Yashpal, and hailed by the New Yorker as “…perhaps the greatest long novel about India.” Accompanied by photographs and video clips.

With Anand

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

How Vulnerable Is Pointe-Claire to Climate Change? 

In 2022 the City of Pointe-Claire began a study to better understand any weaknesses facing its population and territory with regards to the numerous impacts of climate change. Highlights of the study’s findings will be presented, along with recommended actions to be taken in order to continue adapting and building resilience. 

With Sophie Paradis, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Development, Planning and Management for the City of Pointe-Claire.  

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22  

7 to 8:30 p.m. (Bilingual) 

Laughter Yoga 

Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with yoga breathing, delivering more oxygen to the body and brain. Laughter Yoga not only provides physical benefits, but also greatly increases the chances of experiencing the positive emotions associated with genuine laughter. Attendees will learn how daily Laughter can help manage various life stressors.  

With Liliana De Leo 

In person only

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 

7 to 8:30 p.m. (English) 

The North Star: Canada and the Civil War Plots Against Lincoln 

Award-winning Montreal journalist Julian Sher gives a riveting account of the role of Canadian heroes in the days leading up to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, including one Montrealer who captured Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth. However, while Canadians take pride in having served as a haven for 30,000 escaped slaves on the Underground Railroad, Canada also played a much darker role in supporting the slave-holding South and in fomenting the many plots against Lincoln.  

POSTPONED TO 2024