Leisure – Summer 2021

A world of activities for you to enjoy!

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Click on a section below to display the corresponding programming.

REGISTRATION DATES

Online registration is required for most activities. Registration dates and activities are subject to change according to public health guidelines.

Go to ludik.pointe-claire.ca

A MULTI card is required to register for activities offered by the City.
Obtain or renew your MULTI card at the following locations:

  • Aquatic Centre
  • City Hall
  • Library

Aquatic Centre

Summer 2021

Resident: Starting Tuesday, June 22 at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, June 29 at 7 p.m.

Registration assistance: June 22 and 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1355

Fall 2021*

Residents: Starting Tuesday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, August 31 at 7 p.m.

Registration assistance: August 24 and 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1355

* Dates for the fall session are subject to change due to construction works at the Aquatic Centre.

Nautical Activities (canoe-kayak)

Recreational program

Summer 2021

Registration underway

Competitive program

Spring / Summer 2021

Registration underway

Fall 2021*

Residents: Starting Monday, July 12 at 9 a.m. 

Cultural Centre

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

Summer 2021

Residents: Starting Tuesday, June 8 at 7 pm.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, June 10 at 7 pm.

Registration assistance: June 8 and 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1366

Fall 2021

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

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

Learning through play preschool program: Registration underway. Information: 514-630-1200, ext.1774
Suzuki flute and violin program: Registration underway. Information: 514-630-1220, ext.1749

Recreation

Preschool Skating Program
Residents and non-residents: date to be confirmed 

Information: 514-630-1214 

Library

Summer 2021

Residents: Starting Tuesday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m.

Registration assistance: June 8 and 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1225

Fall 2021

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

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

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

2021 CULTURAL RENDEZ-VOUS

Two weeks of activities for the Whole family!

Let’s celebrate culture in Pointe-Claire and see it shine in all its forms! Activities for all from the comfort of your living room and outdoor surprises! A range of creative entertainment is planned for people of all ages: surprise circus performances in parks, exhibitions, workshops, conferences and online activities.

SPECIAL EVENTS

*

When government regulations do not allow for in-person events, activities will be offered exclusively by videoconference on Zoom (unless otherwise indicated). Registered participants will be notified.


SUMMER READING CONTESTS

Photo : Katrina S. (Pixabay)
Children, teens and adults are invited to participate in various contests this summer. Each participant is entered to win one of the $50 gift certificates from a Pointe-Claire bookstore of their choice.

Children: 9 prizes (3 categories)          |          Teens:  3 prizes          |          Adults: 8 prizes

JUNE 8, 7 p.m, TO AUGUST 16  

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Open to all

A YEAR IN WRITING – WRITING WORKSHOPS

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

Ages 12 to 17 

Registration required. Library members only.

 

Writing Workshop

This summer, Wednesdays are dedicated to writing! Participants perfect the techniques learned during the spring workshop Show, not Tell and get ready to face the challenge set for the fall with weekly exercises. Wednesdays

June 30 

July 7, 14 and 28 

2 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY* 

Rencontre d’auteur et atelier avec Pierre-Yves Villeneuve

To write his novels, Pierre-Yves Villeneuve lives on video games (obviously!), but also pop culture, literature, comics and the news. In this visit, he talks about inspiration and explains what contributed to the creation of his book series Gamer. Then, he offers to the bravest ones a writing workshop to sharpen their pencil. SATURDAY, AUGUST 14 

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

By videoconférence via Zoom

AID FOR SENIORS

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

All indoor cleaning services offered by the Aid for Seniors Program are suspended until further notice.
Exterior maintenance services and financial support will continue.
The Aid for Seniors Program activities are available online.

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

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

$28,920 for a person living alone in an apartment or $34,770 for a couple

For more information, see Senior Services.

AQUATIC CENTRE

 

COVID-19

Some program are on hold in accordance with public health guidelines.
Click on the links below to check activities schedules.  

Become more comfortable in the water, learn to swim or dive thanks to mixed or adapted programs; several options are available for young children and teens.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied throughout the building by an adult at all times.

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

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

Due to the pandemic, group fitness is available online

See the summer programming

Lifeguard, instructor and first aid courses

See the spring programming

Admission is free for residents with a valid MULTI Card on Saturdays and Sundays.

For safety reasons, non-swimmers are not permitted in the 10-lane pool.

Pointe-Claire Aquatic Club

The City of Pointe-Claire is proud to be the home of passionate and talented swimmers and divers.

NAUTICAL ACTIVITIES

 

RECREATIONAL PROGRAM – OPEN PADDLE AND RENTAL

COVID-19 

The programming is on hold in accordance with public health guidelines.
Click on the links below to check activities schedules

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

Canoe Kayak Lessons for Children

Sixty-minute lessons once a week for eight weeks. Children learn water safety and canoe and kayak techniques.
Activities take place at the Baie-de-Valois chalet at 90 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road.

See the programming.

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

Intro to paddling

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 paddle boards. This course provides technical paddling instruction, as well as all safety information needed when heading out on the water alone.

See the programming.

OPEN PADDLE MEMBERSHIP FEES

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

See schedules and fees.

Exceptionally, registration will take place on ludik.pointe-claire.ca.

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

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

CANOE KAYAK CLUB COMPETITIVE PROGRAM

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

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

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

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS

* In the event of rain, outdoor workshops offered by the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre will be held indoors (with the exception of discovery workshops, which will be cancelled).

Free Skating

Come and enjoy the ice with family and friends.

Bob-Birnie Arena

Health safety guidelines at the arena 

Click here to consult the schedule.

Online reservation required 72 hours in advance
Resident: Free admission with MULTI card
Non-resident: Child (age 0-17): $1 / Adult: $2 / Senior (age 60+): $1
Pass: $12 (7 adult admissions or 13 child admissions)

Free Skating – Special for Ages 10 and Under

Children must be accompanied by an adult on the ice.

Bob-Birnie Arena

Health safety guidelines at the arena 

Click here to consult the schedule.

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

Bob-Birnie Arena

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

  • Public skating
  • Preschool skating
  • Public figure skating
  • Stick-and-puck and stick-and-ring
  • Sports associations and teams

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

Due to the pandemic, no equipment will be provided. See the list of required materials at ludik.pointe-claire.ca.
* In the event of rain, outdoor workshops offered by the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre will be moved at the end of the session (with the exception of discovery workshops, which will be cancelled).

Discovery Workshops

The Stewart Hall Cultural Centre invites you to discover new activities in the city’s parks for free!

Free, registration required

In the event of rain, the activities will be cancelled.

Chair yoga and meditation

With Karmel Johal

(mainly in English)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7 

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Stewart Park

Yoga Flow

With Karmel Johal

(mainly in English)

THURSDAY, JULY 8 

7 to 8 p.m.

Edgewater Park

Modern line dancing

With Marc Mitchell

JULY 5 TO AUGUST 9 

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

Stewart Park

Modern line dancing

With Marc Mitchell

JULY 16 TO AUGUST 20 

NO CLASS: July 23

FRIDAY 9:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Stewart Park

Hatha yoga

With Kathleen McAdams

AUGUST 5 TO 12

THURSDAY 9:30 to 10:30

Hermitage Park 

Belly Dancing

With Aïsha

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17 

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Stewart Park

Tai Chi Chuan

With Gene Malec

MONDAY, AUGUST 30

6 to 7 p.m.

Grande-Anse Park


Dance and Fitness 

Fiesta Belly Dancing

Improve your fitness as you dance to music from the Middle East combined with Latin rhythms. Have fun, improve your cardio, and lose weight.

With Aïsha

JULY 6 TO AUGUST 10

(6 sessions)

TUESDAY 6:30 tp 7:30 p.m.

Stewart Park* 

Beginner and intermediate: $61

Yoga

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

Hatha yoga (Sivananda)

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

Wiith Louise Morgan

JUNE 29 TO AUGUST 3

(7 sessions)

TUESDAY 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Stewart Park*

Intermediaite: $59

Chair Yoga and meditation

Chair yoga, one of the gentlest forms of yoga, improves relaxation and muscle strength while respecting each person’s physical limitations. The chair makes it easier to move from one posture to another.

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in English

JULY 14 TO AUGUST 25 

(7 sessions)

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

Stewart Park*

 Beginner: $95

Relaxing Flow Yoga

Yoga workshop that encourages mind-body connection and relaxation. A classic ashtanga yoga practice that begins with breathing exercises (pranayama), sun salutation flows, and various yoga poses, ending with a different guided meditation each week.

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in English

JULY 15 TO AUGUST 26 

(7 sessions)

THURSDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

Stewart Park*

Beginner and intermediairy: $71


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

JULY 12 TO AUGUST 16

(6 sessions)

MONDAY 6 to 7 p.m.

Stewart Park*

 All levels: $46

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)

Due to the pandemic, group fitness is available online

See the summer programming

SALLE DE MUSCULATION – CENTRE AQUATIQUE

Weight Room

See the schedule

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

*

When government regulations do not allow for in-person events, activities will be offered exclusively by videoconference on Zoom (unless otherwise indicated). Registered participants will be notified.

Art, music and languages

Preschool Program – Learning Through play

 

Workshops on art, music, drama, dance and creative play. Children develop creativity, self-esteem, imagination and motor skills.

FROM SEPTEMBER TO JUNE

Monday to Thursday

Activities : 9 to 11:30 a.m.

STEWART HALL

Children ages 3 to 5
Registration underway : 514-630-1220, ext 1774
Space is limited.

Suzuki Method Music Program
Violin and Flute classes

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

With Catherine Merklinger, Sallynee Amawat, Alexandre Desjeunes and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

Online sessions on Zoom

FROM SEPTEMBER TO MAY

(31 sessions)

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

VIOLIN: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY

FLUTE: TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

Age 4 and up

Ongoing registration: 514-630-1220, ext. 1749
No musical background is required.
Individual lessons (some group lessons are included).

DIY Fridays at the Valois library

A la carte craft: Children choose from a selection of prepackaged kits to create a masterpiece on site. Each kit comes with a suggested book to borrow. Crafts take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

JUNE 25 TO AUGUST 13 

Friday

Between 3:30 and 5 p.m.

 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH*

Ages 3 to 10

Drop-in

Craft – Poke’Terrarium

The objective is to create a small habitat for a Pokemon. In a transparent red sphere, participants bring their character to life in its pokeball.

MONDAY, JUNE 28

 1 to 2:30 pm.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 8 to 11

Library members only. Registration required.

Craft – Domino

Children create their own game of dominoes.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7

 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH*

Ages 6 to 9

Library members only. Registration required (Choose one July 7 craft activity only)

Craft – Acrobatic Monkey

Children create a dancing, swinging monkey.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7

 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH*

Ages 8 to 11

Library members only. Registration required (Choose one July 7 craft activity only)

Craft Funny Soaps

Children create real soaps full of colours with the patterns and scents of their choice.

Use of a microwave oven is required.

TUESDAY, JULY 13

Ages 6 to 8: 1 to 2 p.m. (with a parent)
Ages 9 to 11: 3 to 4 p.m. (with a parent)

By videoconference on Zoom

Library members only. Registration required.

Craft – MakeDo (STEAM)

Children create an object (robot, etc.) out of recycled cardboard and the MakeDo set of screws and safety saws.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 14

Ages 6 to 8: 1 to 2 p.m.
Ages 9 to 11: 3 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Library members only. Registration required.

Craft – Backgammon

Children construct a backgammon game and learn how to play.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 9 to 11
Library members only. Registration required.

Craft – Origami with used book – Hedgehog

Create a hedgehog using an old book.

TUESDAY, JULY 27

1 to 2 p.m.

3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 8 to 11
Library members only. Registration required.

Craft – Pirate Ship

Children build a boat using corks and a variety of materials available to them.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4 

Ages 5 to 8: 1 to 2 p.m.
Ages 9 to 11: 3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Library members only. Registration required.

Crédit : Britannica Image Quest

Crédit : Wikimedia Communs

Craft – Optical Toys : Thaumatrope & Flip Book

Children rediscover toys that played a big part in the invention of movies.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13

Ages 5 to 8: 1 to 2 p.m.
Ages 9 to 11: 3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Library members only. Registration required.

Japanese Spinning Top

Children create their own spinning top inspired by Beyblade. The group then makes a stadium, and the battles begin!

MONDAY, AUGUST 16

Ages 6 to 8: 1 to 2 p.m.
Ages 9 to 11: 3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Library members only. Registration required.

Reading Workshops

STORY HOUR

Stories, songs and the occasional craft are featured. The activities take place outside, weather permitting. Participants’ siblings may also attend.

Library members only.
Registration required for each date.
A parent must attend.

Heure du conteJoue le jeu

A craft is included.

JULY 6 TO AUGUST 17

 TUESDAY 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Bébés-comptines

JULY 6 TO AUGUST 17

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Mother Goose 

JULY 7 TO AUGUST 18

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Story TimeGame On

A craft is included.

FRIDAYS
JULY 9 AND 23
AUGUST 6 

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Story Time at Valois – Game On

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

FRIDAYS
JULY 16 AND 30
AUGUST 13 

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH*

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

TD SUMMER READING CLUB 2021

The TD Summer Reading Club is improving its online content. Starting June 15, go to www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca for a number of online activities that you can discover at your own pace: create a virtual reading log, discover eBooks and comics, vote in the book battle, read and write jokes, watch videos by authors and illustrators, write book reviews, print colouring pages, and more. JUNE 15 TO SEPTEMBER 6

Website: www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca

Ages 0 to 11

Registration

Registered children will receive material kit prepared by the TD Summer Reading Club and the Pointe-Claire Library.

A participation prize will also be awarded.

START : JUNE 8, 7 p.m

END : AUGUST 16 

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS*

 Ages 0 to 11

Library members only.

Too Easy Challenge

To complete this challenge, simply read for at least one hour over the summer to get a coupon for the draw at the end of the summer.

Children need to enter this hour of reading in the Summer Reading Contest survey

START : JUNE 8, 7 p.m

END : AUGUST 16 

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Ages 0 to 11

Summer Reading Contest 

Children log their summer reading in a survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCJFR6H. Each child who has logged at least one hour of reading will be entered to win one of the $50 gift certificates to a Pointe-Claire bookstore.

Ages 0 to 5: 3 prizes

Ages 6 to 8: 3 prizes

Ages 9 to 11: 3 prizes

START : JUNE 8, 7 p.m

END : AUGUST 16 

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

 Ages 0 to 11

StoryWalk®

Following the StoryWalk®, children and their families browse a children’s book page by page on signs placed along a path around the libraries.

Featured book: a bilingual version of The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do by Ashley Spires.

JUNE 25 TO JULY 22

LIBRARY –VALOIS BRANCH

JULY 23 TO SEPTEMBER 4

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

Drop-in

TD Summer Reading Club prize draws 

A draw will happen for those who completed the Too Easy Challenge. There will be multiple prizes for children and three prizes for families.

A draw will also take place for the children who participate to the Summer Reading Contest (9 prizes).

WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 18

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Read to a Dog

Children who struggle with reading can read to a certified therapy dog weekly for 15 minutes to boost self-esteem and become more literate.

Parents are nearby, but out of sight for optimal interaction with the child. An employee of the children’s section oversees the session.

With dogs from Caring Paws (trained in zootherapy)

By videoconference on Zoom

Ages 7 to 11

Library members only.

Registration required.

JULY 5 TO AUGUST 9

MONDAY, 1 or 1:20 p.m. (English)

With Bella

JULY 6 TO AUGUST 10

TUESDAY, 3:40 p.m. (English)

With Abby

 

JULY 7 TO AUGUST 11

WEDNESDAY, 1:20 or 1:40 p.m.

With Dahlia

JULY 8 TO AUGUST 12

THURSDAY, 1 or 1:20 p.m. (English)

With Cosmo

 

JULY 9 TO AUGUST 13

FRIDAY, 3 or 3:20 p.m. (English)

With Stella

 

 

Book Games

Fun book-related activities.

TUESDAY, JULY 6

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 7 to 11
Library members only. Registration required.

Entertainment

Chess Club

Discover the fun and challenge of chess.

With Captain Catalyst

JULY 5 TO AUGUST 9

Beginners – Monday 1 to 2 p.m. (English)

Advanced – Monday 3 to 4 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 11
Library members only.
Registration required for each date.

Programming – Ozobot : Pac-Man and more

This STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) workshop combines coding and creativity in fun experiments. Children learn Ozocodes to control a robot using colour markers.

FRIDAY, JULY 2

2 to 3 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 8 to 10

Library members only.

Registration required.

Programming – Dog Robot

The participants make their own puppy robot while learning basic concepts of mechanic and robotics.

FRIDAY, JULY 9

Ages 7 to 9: 1 to 2 p.m.
Ages 9 to 11: 3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Library members only. Registration required.

Programming – Dancing Robot 

Children create their own robot dancer and are introduced to the basic concepts of circuits and components of a robot.

FRIDAY, JULY 23

Ages 7 to 9: 1 to 2 p.m.
Ages 9 to 11: 3 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Library members only. Registration required.

Plantes d’ici

In your backyard, at the park, in the field and on the way to school, plants germinate, grow, flower and reproduce themselves…

Scientific writer Karine Morneau helps you identify the plants you can find in Pointe-Claire.

FRIDAY, JULY 30

Ages 7 to 9: 1 to 2 p.m. (French)

Ages 9 to 11: 3 to 4 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Library members only. Registration required.

Programming – mTiny

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6

 4 to 5 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 4 to 6, with a parent
Library members only.
Registration required.

Programming Micro:bit

Participants code and create an electronic “Rock, paper, scissors” game.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11

3 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 10 and 11

Library members only.
Registration required.

Programming Robots – Dash

Children explore the world of robots with Dash the robot.

Important: Tablet or cell phone required. The following five Wonder Workshop apps must be downloaded before the activity: Go, Path, Wonder, Xylo and Blockly. A second appliance will be needed if the activity takes place virtually.

Note: If the activity was to take place virtually on the Zoom platform, a second device will be required

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18

 3 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 10 to 12
Library members only.
Registration required.

Movies

Family Movie

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

FRIDAY, JULY 2 (French)

 FRIDAY, JULY 16 (English)

 FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 (French)

 FRIDAY, AUGUST 20 (English)

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Family Movies NFB Film Club

Family fun with many short films from the National Film Board!

We will send you the links to access the movies. You will be able to watch them at your own leisure.

THURSDAY, JULY 1 TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 1

Virtual

Ages 6 and up

Library members only.

Registration required (Registration ending on Friday, July 30 at 5 p.m.).

Glasses, Brian Duchscherer (22 min)

A Change of Scenery, Anita Lebeau (3 min)

Ice Breakers, Sandamini Rankaduwa (15 min / in English)
Christopher change de nom, Cilia Sawadogo (7 min / in French)

 

The Mountain of SGaana, Christopher Auchter (10 min)

À l’affût, Steve Verreault et Sébastien Dave Tremblay (4 min / in French)

The Magic of Anansi, Jamie Mason (6 min)

L’évasion des carrousels, Bernard Longpré (7 min / no words)

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENAGERS

*

When government regulations do not allow for in-person events, activities will be offered exclusively by videoconference on Zoom (unless otherwise indicated). Registered participants will be notified.

Volunteering at the library 

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

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration: Volunteer Application Form

Assisting Activity Facilitators

Teens earn volunteer hours by helping with children activities.

Various dates and times

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Book Reviews

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

Schedule according to participants’ availability

RegistrationBook Review Volunteer Form 

Book Selection Committee

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY *

MONDAYS

JUNE 14
JULY 12
AUGUST 9 

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

TUESDAYS

JUNE 8
AUGUST 17 

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.

JUIN – From home

FRIDAY, JULY 16 

4 to 5:30 p.m. – CENTRAL LIBRARY


Focus on books 

Teen Book Bags – Wanderlust !

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

Limited quantity.

JUNE

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required here.

Teen Reading Challenge 

The challenge: read more. 

Ages 12 to 17

Library members only.

Summer Reading Contest

Young people record their summer reading hours through a survey for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to a Pointe-Claire bookstore.

Along with the reading contest, each book review submitted online qualifies as an additional coupon for the draws reserved for teens at the end of the summer.

JUNE 8 TO AUGUST 16

To participate in the survey: Survey Monkey

To submit an additional book review: Book Review Volunteer Form 

Summer Reading Contest and Book Reviews Prize Draws

Prize draws for the reading contest and book reviews will take place the last week before going back to school. FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

A Year in Writing – Writing Workshops

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

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required.

Writing Workshop

This summer, Wednesdays are dedicated to writing! Participants perfect the techniques learned during the spring workshop Show, not Tell and get ready to face the challenge set for the fall with weekly exercises. WEDNESDAYS

 JUNE 30

JULY 7, 14 AND 28

2 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Rencontre d’auteur et atelier avec Pierre-Yves Villeneuve

To write his novels, Pierre-Yves Villeneuve lives on video games (obviously!), but also pop culture, literature, comics and the news. In this visit, he talks about inspiration and explains what contributed to the creation of his book series Gamer. Then, he offers to the bravest ones a writing workshop to sharpen their pencil. SATURDAY, AUGUST 14

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

By videoconference on Zoom

Entertainment

Life Skills Workshops 

Workshops that teach the skills you need to survive in our modern world.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Library members only.
Registration required for each session.

Budget – Des chiffres qui parlent !

At the end of this workshop, participants are able to use a budget as a tool to carry out their personal projects.

With Carrefour jeunesse Emploi de l’Ouest-de-l’île

THURSDAY, JULY 8

2 to 4 p.m. (French)

Ages 14 to 25

Québec school system – Options in my transition!

The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants the basics of the school system and help them begin the process of choosing one of the paths open to young people.

With Carrefour jeunesse Emploi de l’Ouest-de-l’île

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

2 to 4 p.m.


Ages 14 to 25

Yoga and meditation to face adolescence

Just in time for back to school, this program helps participants practise techniques to calm the mind and body during stressful times.

With OM West

MONDAY, AUGUST 23

3 to 5 p.m.

Ages 12 to 17

Video Game

Drop-in gaming session.

THURSDAY, JULY 22

2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Board Game Arena

Alone or in teams, teens test their skills with various games on the Board Game Arena platform. They also get the chance to win prizes during the tournament.

By videoconference on Zoom

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required.

BGA account required.

Practice period

Solo

6 Nimmt !

Incan Gold

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Tournament

Solo

6 Nimmt !

Incan Gold

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

2 to 4 p.m.

Crafts and Visual Arts 

Junk Journal

These attractive books are made from various materials found around the house and can be used to write, draw, store keepsakes, and more. Participants learn how to create the cover and pages of their journal and decorate it.

With Carol-Ann Hoyte

MONDAY, JUNE 28

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Ages 12 to 17
Library members only.
Registration required.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

* In case of rain, outdoor workshops offered by the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre will be moved to the end of the session (Exception: Discovery Workshops will be cancelled).


Art

Discovery Workshops

The Stewart Hall Cultural Centre invites you to discover a new artistic discipline on the shores of Lake Saint-Louis.

Open to all, registration required.
Material included

In case of rain, the activity is cancelled.

Watercolour for Beginners

With Valerie McKee

 

MONDAY

AUGUST 2 AND 16 

6 to 7:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL – PATIO

Drawing for Beginners

With Venecija Levi-Breder

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 29 

6 to 7:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL – PATIO

Drawing Studio

A special teaching method is used to introduce basic drawing techniques: lines, tonal values, texture, perspective, and drawing human figures. Understanding how to draw improves the skills needed for painting, designing, sculpting and creating art in general.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

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

JULY 6 TO 27  

(4 sessions)

TUESDAY 6 to 7:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL – PATIO*

Beginner: $62

Reading and Writing Workshops

*

When government regulations do not allow for in-person events, activities will be offered exclusively by videoconference on Zoom (unless otherwise indicated). Registered participants will be notified.

Library Blog

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

pcplblog.wordpress.com

Book Clubs

Registration required:

  • In-person participation (space limited): 514-630-1218.
  • To access videoconferences: Registration required before 4 p.m. on the day of the event by e-mail at bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca (indicate the title and date of the event, along with your e-mail address), or by telephone: at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

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

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

Summer Book Club – A Year of Pandemic Reading

A discussion about how a year of living with the coronavirus has affected our reading habits. What books did you read? What formats did you use, digital or print? Where did you get your books? And how did your reading habits change? Come and share your reading list and perhaps be inspired by the titles we will discuss.

CENTRAL LIBRARY and Virtual (Zoom)

Wednesday, June 16

 2 to 4 p.m. (French)

Thursday, June 17

2 to 4 p.m. (English)

Summer Time Science Fiction

The Hugo Award: one of the top awards for science fiction and fantasy literature. Who will be the winner this year? Come discuss the 2021 nominees with us, choose your top pick, and explore a literary award unlike any other.

CENTRAL LIBRARY and Virtual (Zoom)

Tuesday, August 3

 2 to 4 p.m. (English)

Online Book Club

Discover other readers’ favourites, recommended reads and treasured book lists.

With Michelle Payette-Daoust

Bloque de la bibliothèque (français)

Library blog (English)

Diversity Reads – Reading Contest

Select a book whose author or subject is from one of the following communities: minorities, First Nations or LGBTQ. Share your reading list for a chance to win one of eight $50 gift certificates to a Pointe-Claire bookstore.

Each entry gives you a chance to win. The draw is scheduled for August 25.

Online form to register:  Contest – Diversity Reads

Language and culture 

Discussions in Spanish 

Conversation workshop to practice Spanish and discover Hispanic culture.

With Laura Molina

JULY 5 TO AUGUST 2  

(5 sessions)

MONDAY 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Intermediate and advanced: $51

STEWART PARK* (participants must bring their own chair)

 

Italian Conversation 

An Italian language and culture workshop focused on everyday situations.

With Maria Eugenia Giochi

JULY 6 TO AUGUST 3

(5 sessions)

TUESDAY 9 to 10 a.m.

Intermediate and advanced: $51

STEWART PARK* (participants must bring their own chair)

  

Computers

Zoom Tutorials

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

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

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

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

Personal Development and Well-Being

Book a Librarian

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

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

Life Skills Workshops – Young adults

Workshops that teach the skills you need to survive in our modern world.

CENTRAL LIBRARY*

Library members only.
Registration required for each session.

Budget – Numbers that speak!

At the end of this workshop, participants are able to use a budget as a tool to carry out personal projects.

With Carrefour jeunesse Emploi de l’Ouest-de-l’île

THURSDAY, JULY 8

2 to 4 p.m.


Ages 14 to 25

Québec school system – Options in my transition!

The purpose of this workshop is to teach participants the basics of the school system and help them begin the process of choosing one of the paths open to young people.

With Carrefour jeunesse Emploi de l’Ouest-de-l’île

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5

2 to 4 p.m.

Ages 14 to 25

Movies

Film Club 

In June, July and August, the librarians present a selection of films to be viewed from your home on Criterion-on-Demand online streaming service. The monthly selection will be announced on the library blog on the first day of the month. View the films at your leisure and then join the discussion group to share your views and talk about the movies.

Registration required:

  • In-person participation (space limited): 514-630-1218.
  • To access videoconferences: Registration required before 4 p.m. on the day of the event by email at bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca (indicate the title and date of the event, along with your e-mail address), or by telephone: at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Note: MULTI Card and PIN required to access Criterion.-on-Demand

Discussion Group 

Tuesday, June 29

 

7 to 8 p.m. (English)

Wednesday, July 28

7 to 8 p.m. (French)

Thursday, August 26

7 to 8 p.m. (English)

Wine Tastings

* In case of rain, activities will be adjourned to the next Thursday.

A North American Wine Tour 

 

From domestic and stateside vineyards, North American wine has what it takes to cool down hot summer days. Sample world-class varietal wines such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, all sourced from our wonderful continent.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5 

7 to 9 p.m.

STEWART HALL – PATIO*

All levels: $47

(Wine is included.)

The wines of Central Italy

 

Central Italian regions such as Abruzzo and Le Marche offer irresistible classic wines based on indigenous varietals. Here we find vineyards, under a warming sun and by a cooling sea, that produce tantalizing whites and elegant reds.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 

7 to 9 p.m.

STEWART HALL – PATIO*

All levels: $47

(Wine is included.)