Leisure – Summer 2022

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 session

Residents: Starting Tuesday, May 31 at 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
Registration assistance: May 31 and June 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1355

Registration closes on the Thursday before the activities begin.

Nautical Activities
(Canoe Kayak)

Recreational Program

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

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

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

Competitive program – Canoe Kayak Club

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

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

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

Cultural Centre

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

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

Registration assistance: June 7 and 9, from 7 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:

Information: 514-630-1211 

Program will resume in the fall

Library

Residents: Starting Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m.

Non-residents: Starting Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. Registration in person for children and teens. Family membership required.

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

ADDRESS BOOKS AND OPENING HOURS

LES RENDEZ-VOUS CULTURELS 2022 (CULTURE DAYS)

MAY 24 to 29

Bring your picnic and come celebrate the relationship between the arts and nature during the 2022 Cultural Rendez-Vous Events, a highly anticipated annual event for both young and old: exhibitions, lectures, workshops, entertainment, musicians and street performances in Stewart Park! Pointe-Claire cultural organizations will be present.

A spring rendez-vous for the whole family!

SPECIAL EVENTS

2022 TD SUMMER READING CLUB

Throughout the summer, children are invited to add reading and visits to the library to their list of summer activities. The complete program is in the Cultural Activities section.tion. Up to age 11

Members onlyRegistration required

Summer Challenge

Children that read during the summer are eligible to win a prize at the end of the summer. They are also encouraged to read with a reward system.

START: JUNE 7 at 7 p.m.

END: AUGUST 23

 

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

 

 

Get Your Summer Read On Day!

At the official TD Summer Reading Club launch, children will receive a small gift at the Children`s info Desk.

Another surprise, the StoryWalk will present  a work by Élise Gravel.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Drop-in.

Summer Reading Party

The Summer Reading Club will end with a bang, with a circus show.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

 

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

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

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY (outdoors, weather permitting)

 

TEEN READING CHALLENGE

Book Review

 

This summer, teens are encouraged to challenge themselves to read more. Along with the reading contest, each book review submitted online qualifies for an additional coupon for the draws at the end of the summer.

 

 

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.Book review forms are available here.

Summer Reading Contest

Teens receive a notebook at the beginning of the summer to record their reading time. Each week that they validate more than 5 hours of reading with an employee of the youth section, they get an additional coupon for the draw. An extra coupon will be given for the first validation. JUNE 27 TO AUGUST 21

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Summer Reading Contest and Book Reviews Prize Draws

Prize draws for the reading contest and book reviews will take place at the End of Summer Bash. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

2:30 to 5 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

PROFESSIONAL DAYS

It’s not always easy to figure out what we want to do in life. That’s why the Library is organizing three professional days so that young people can discover all kinds of careers. Professionals will talk about the realities of their job.  
College? Not for me!

This second professional day is dedicated to careers that don’t necessitate a Diploma of College Studies. Professionals from the leisure industry and working in manual jobs will enjoy talking about their colourful careers.

CANCELED

SATURDAY, JULY 23

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

 

END OF SUMMER BASH

To celebrate the end of the summer, teens are invited to a party that lives up to its name: music, oversized games, contests and snacks!

 

Prizes for the Summer Reading Challenge and the Craft Buffet will be awarded then.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

2:30 to 5 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.


COMING THIS FALL…

Return of the Pointe-Claire Library Getaway Festival!

During this second edition, travel with the Library to discover Belgium, through conferences, workshops, tastings and music.

OCTOBER 15 TO 22

Follow the library blog and discover the complete programming.

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

Indoor cleaning services offered by the Aid for Seniors Program resumed in the fall of 2021. Exterior maintenance services will follow in the coming months.
Financial support will continue.
A variety of Day Centre activities will continue to be offered online. Additional indoor and outdoor activities will be implemented while respecting all governmental guidelines.

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

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

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

For more information, see Senior Services.

AQUATIC CENTRE

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS 

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

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

If social distancing must be maintained, instructors will continue to teach poolside, which will require one adult (16+yr) to be in the water with each child for the White, Yellow and Green swimming levels or with any child who is not autonomous in the water.

 

See the current programming here

 

 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

For first time registrants, it is important to speak with the Program supervisors to ensure that your child is placed in the appropriate program.

Contact jane.stowe@pointe-claire.ca or Catherine.O’Rourke@pointe-claire.ca

If social distancing must be maintained, instructors will continue to teach poolside, which will require one adult (16+yr) to be in the water with each child who is not autonomous in the water.

 

See the current programming here

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

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

 

See the current programming here

LIFEGUARD, INSTRUCTOR AND FIRST AID COURSES

Lifeguard, instructor and first aid courses.

 

See the current programming here

 

 

RECREATIONAL SWIM

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

Recreational Swim

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  

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

OPEN PADDLE AND RENTAL

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

Consult the schedules and cost.

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

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

OPEN PADDLE

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

Open Paddle membership advantages

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

See schedules and costs.

RENTALS

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

Consult the schedules and cost.

 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

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

Kiddy Canoe and Cricket Canoe

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

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

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

Intro to Canoe – Kayak – Paddle Board

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.

Dragon Boat

A team sport that involves 20 individuals paddling together in a long, stable canoe. This increasingly popular team sport is an excellent form of cardio exercise. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.

 

Sailing Base

The Sailing Base at Grande-Anse Park provides pleasure boaters with wet mooring for their boats as well as rental of dry dock spaces for sailboats, canoes and kayaks.

Registration starting in February. For more information: www.pointe-claire.ca

Canoe Polo

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

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMCANOE KAYAK CLUB

Youth to Masters

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

Prerequisite:

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

Detailed schedule will be published here: pccanoekayak.ca.

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

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

OLIVE-URQUHART SPORTS CENTRE

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

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

See schedules and costs.

OLIVE-URQUHART SPORTS CENTRE

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

 

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS

 

Free Skating

Come and enjoy the ice with family and friends.

BOB-BIRNIE ARENA

Health safety guidelines at the arena 

Click here to consult the schedule.

 

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

Free Skating – Special for Ages 10 and Under

Children must be accompanied by an adult on the ice.

BOB-BIRNIE ARENA

Health safety guidelines at the arena 

Click here to consult the schedule.

 

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

Bob-Birnie Arena

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

  • Public skating
  • Preschool skating
  • 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 held indoors (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.

Essentrics 

With Dolores Paquette

JUNE 21 AND AUGUST 23 

TUESDAY  9 to 10 a.m.

Stewart Park stage 

Hatha yoga (Kripalu)

With Kathleen McAdams

(mainly in English)

JUNE 30

THURSDAY 9 to 11 a.m.

Hermitage Park

Modern line dancing

With Marc Mitchell

FROM JULY 8 AND AUGUST 26

FRIDAY 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Stewart Park stage

 

Modern line dancing

With Marc Mitchell

AUGUST 15

MONDAY 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Parc Stewart stage

 

Yoga for All

With Emily Houston St-Martin

AUGUST 17

WEDNESDAY 11 to 12 p.m.

Stewart Park

 

Fiesta Belly Dancing

With Aïsha

AUGUST 23

TUESDAY 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Stewart Park

 

Hatha yoga (Kripalu)

With Kathleen McAdams

(mainly in English)

AUGUST 25

THURSDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Augusta Park

 

Yoga Flow

With Karmel Johal

(mainly in English)

AUGUST 25

THURSDAY 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Stewart Park stage

Tai Chi Chuan

With Gene Malec

AUGUST 29

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

Valois Bay (Grande-Anse Park)


Dance and Fitness

Modern Line Dancing

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

With Marc Mitchell

Stewart Park stage
(weather permitting)

June 27 to August 8
(6 sessions)
No class on July 25
MONDAY 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Beginner and intermediate : $84
July 15 to August 19
(5 sessions)
No class on July 29
FRIDAY 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Beginner and intermediate : $70

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

Stewart Park stage
(weather permitting)

JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 2

(6 sessions)

Tuesday 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Beginner and intermediate : $73 

Zumba® Fitness

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

With Violetta Naumiuk

Stewart Park stage

JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 16

(8 sessions)

Tuesday 5 to 6 p.m.

Mainly in English, 16+

All levels : $70 

 

 

Yoga

List of required material is available at ludik.pointe-claire.ca. No equipment will be provided in class.

 

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.

Mainly in English

With Karmel Johal

Augusta Park
(weather permitting)

JUNE 30 TO JULY 21

(4 sessions)

THURSDAY 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Beginner and intermediate: $49

Hatha yoga (Kripalu)

Discover yoga in comfort, and confidence,

thanks to breathing techniques

and exercises that reduce stress levels and increase well-being. Accessible to all, regardless of fitness level.

Mainly in English

With Kathleen McAdams

Hermitage Park
(weather permitting)

JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 9

(7 sessions)

TUESDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m.

All levels: $85

Yoga for All

No matter your physical form or experience, an opportunity to discover yoga in all its forms. Yoga mat or chair may be required.

 

With Emily Houston St-Martin

Stewart Park
(weather permitting)

JULY 20 TO AUGUST 10

(4 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 11 to 12 p.m

All levels: $35

Hatha yoga (Sivananda)

Breathing, poses, relaxation and meditation help to gently exercise all body parts as well as stretch and tone muscles and joints.

With Louise Morgan

 

JULY 5 TO AUGUST 16

(7 sessions)

TUESDAY 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Baie-de-Valois Nautical Centre

Beginner: $99

JULY 5 TO AUGUST 16

(7 sessions)

TUESDAY 7:45 to 9 p.m.

Baie-de-Valois Nautical Centre

Intermediate: $99

Easy Yoga for Seniors 

Simple poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Exercises are done on the floor and standing up.

With Delia Courmanopoulos

JUNE 30 TO AUGUST 18

(8 sessions)

THURSDAY 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Online session via Zoom

Beginner: $169

 

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

Grande-Anse Park
(in case of rain, Baie-de-Valois Nautical Centre)

JUNE 27 TO AUGUST 15

(8 sessions)

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

 

All levels: $64

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS – AQUATIC CENTRE

 

 

Fitness Classes

A variety of course options are available at the Aquatic Centre (Tabata, Essentrics, strength training, and more)

In response to the pandemic, all classes are pay-as-you-go.

No memberships will be available this season.

See the programming here

 

 

WEIGHT ROOM – AQUATIC CENTRE

 

Weight Room

See the schedule here

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

*

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

 

Art, Music and Languages

Preschool Program – Learning Through Play

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

Bilingual

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

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 2022 TO JUNE 2023

MONDAY TO THURSDAY
9 to 11:30 a.m.

Creative lunch (optional):

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

STEWART HALL

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, Erica Jacobs-Perkins and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

FROM SEPTEMBER TO MAY

(31 sessions)

VIOLIN: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY

FLUTE: TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

Between 3 and 8 p.m.

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

STEWART HALL

Age 4 and up, including adults

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

Individual classes (some group classes are included).

 

Craft – Painted Rocks

Children decorate river rocks with our spread of paints and much more! Parents can also participate.

MONDAY, JUNE 27

Ages 4 to 7: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Ages 8 to 11 : 1:30 to 2:30 pm.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.

Registration required.

Drop-in Creative Workshop – MiNi Art Rental Collection

The culture mediation from Stewart Hall Gallery encourages children to make and submit artwork for the 2023 MiNi Art Rental Collection. They will put “papers/supports” in the right format, different materials and their enthusiasm at the disposal of young artists. Children will be able to leave with their artwork and submit it, if they wish, with the help of their parents.

For more information on the MiNi Art Rental Collection click here.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

Ages 4 to 7: 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Ages 8 to 11: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.

Registration required (Registration to one date only).

Craft – Dragon’s Fire

Explore the notions of strength and movement with this dragon who breathes fire.

FRIDAY, JULY 8

1:30 to 2:30 p.m

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 9 to 11

Members only.
Registration required (choose one July 8 craft activity only).

Craft – Dragon’s Hat

RAAAAWR… transform into a ferocious dragon!

FRIDAY, JULY 8

3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 6 to 9

Members only.

Registration required.

(choose one July 8 craft activity only).

Craft – Build a Castle

Children build a castle by using a variety of materials. The craft is adapted to the age group.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Members only.
Registration required.

Craft – Embroidered Trinket

With colored thread and a needle children embroider a trinket that they can attach to a bag. Older kids learn cross stitch notions.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Ages 7 and 8: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9 to 11: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.
Registration required.

Craft – Colossal Pedicure, followed by Runes

Freshen up with this troll, Bigfoot, Yeti or cyclops pedicure! Then, learn to write runes.

FRIDAY, JULY 22

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 9 to 11
Members only.
Registration required.

Craft – Moon Collage

Embellish the moon with colored buttons and “precious” stones.

FRIDAY, JULY 22

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 6 to 8
Members only.
Registration required.

Craft – Wind Chime

Children create a wind chime to enjoy its soft melody during the summer.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 11

Members only.

Registration required.

Craft – Create Your Own Stickers

Children create stickers with the new Scan’n’Cut machine and print them directly at the library. Each child will leave with their beautiful creations.

Members only.
Registration required.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

Ages 6 to 9: 4 to 5 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Craft – Percussion

During the « Journées de Pointe-Claire – Ensemble on fête», children make and decorate a percussion instrument, then “jam” with professional musician and librarian Denis Richard Junior.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English)

4 to 5 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

(outdoors, if possible)

Ages 6 to 11

Members only.
Registration required.

Craft – Fan

During the « Journées de Pointe-Claire – Ensemble on fête », children make and decorate a fan that they can use if they get hot, or to dance flamenco!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

Ages 6 to 8: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Ages 9 to 11: 4 to 5 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 11

Members only.
Registration required.

Reading worskhop

Story Hours

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

Members only.
Registration required for each date.

Presence of a parent required.

Heure du conte

A craft is included.

JULY 5 TO AUGUST 16

 TUESDAY 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Bébés-comptine

JULY 5 TO AUGUST 16

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Story Time, Music and Play

JULY 6 TO AUGUST 17

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Story Time

A craft is included.

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

FRIDAYS, JULY 8 TO AUGUST 19

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent.

TD Summer Reading Club 2022

 

 

The TD Summer Reading Club is improving its online content. Starting June 13, go to www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca for many 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 13 TO SEPTEMBER 4

 

Website : www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca

 

Ages 0 to 11

Registration

Children registered will receive materials from the library to accompany them during the summer. The materials are offered by the TD Summer Reading Club and the Pointe-Claire Public Library.

START: JUNE 7 at 7 p.m.

END: AUGUST 23

 

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Ages 0 to 11

Members only.
Registration required.

Summer Challenge

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

Participants receive a necklace or bracelet when they come get their material. Children receive a wooden bead to add to the necklace or bracelet for each day of reading. The more they read, the more beads they accumulate.

For safety reasons, children 5 years old and under will receive a paper version of the necklace or bracelet, and stickers.

START: JUNE 7 at 7 p.m.

END: AUGUST 23

 

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

 

Ages 0 to 11

Members only.

Where’s Buddy?

Every week, a small stuffed Buddy will be hidden in the children’s section of the Library. Those who find it will receive a coupon for a chance to win a prize: the choice of a book or a candy box.

 

 

 

START: JUNE 7 at 7 p.m.

END: AUGUST 23

 

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

 

Ages 0 to 11

Members only.

Get Your Summer Read On Day

At the official TD Summer Reading Club launch, children will receive a small gift at the Children’s Info desk.

 

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Ages 0 to 11

Drop-in.

StoryWalk®

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

Featured book: a bilingual version of I Am Scary, by Elise Gravel.

 

 

JUNE 25 TO SEPTEMBER 2

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Open to all

Drop-in.

TD Summer Reading Club prize draws

A draw will take place for those who completed the Summer Challenge. There will be multiple prizes for children and three prizes for families.

The winners will be contacted.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Members only.


Show – Summer Reading Party

To mark the end of the Summer Reading Club, Les ProductionsCircus Mobil.Us present a show where books are the stars. Graduating students from École de cirque de Verdun will show their numbers alongside their teacher Mathieu Bédard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

 

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

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

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

(outdoors, if possible)

 

Ages 0 to 11

Members only.

Registration required.

Reading Squad

VolunTeens will be walking around Pointe-Claire in pairs near outdoor pools, in the parks, at day camp, at the library and even at concerts

wearing their purple Reading Squad shirts.

Beware! If they find you reading, you will get a ticket for a chance to win a prize at the end of the summer.

MONDAY, JUNE 27 TO TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

Open to all

 

Book Games

Fun book-related activities.

Riddles, puzzles, association games and book hunt!

THURSDAY, JULY 7

Ages 7 to 9: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Ages 9 to 11: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.
Registration required.

 

Entertainment

Ecomuseum Zoo Insect Condo

An activity with the Ecomuseum Zoo to build an insect condo using recycled materials, to be set up near the Valois Branch. Insects will make their home there during the summer. Come offer them a place where you can watch them until the first frost. An interpretive panel will also be installed to help readers understand the lifecycle of insects and their importance in the ecosystem.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

For the whole family

Members only.
Registration required.

Rubik’s® Cube

Children learn how to conquer the Rubik’s® Cube with the help of Kevin Sun, a young library user.

SATURDAY, JULY 2

SATURDAY, JULY 9 

1 to 2:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 9 to 11

Members only.

Registration required (registration to one date only).

Chess Club

Discover the fun and challenge of chess.

With Captain Catalyst

 

 

JULY 4 TO AUGUST 15

Beginners – MONDAY 1 to 2 p.m. (English)
Advanced – MONDAY 3 to 4 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 11
Members only.
Registration required for each date.

Jeu d’enquête en ligne : Agence Friedman – La potion de la sorcière

While walking in the forest, you see several animals that seem to be sick. While looking for help, you end up at Melisse’s, a real witch with whom you will have to concoct a potion to save the animals of the forest. The recipe is not for everyone, you’ll have to observe carefully and use your logic to get it right! – Solo or in teams of two (45 minutes).

Drop by the Children’s Info desk or call 514-630-1218, ext. 1623 to obtain a unique code.

starting saturday, june 25

(French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY or AT HOME

Ages 6 to 11 (children must be able to read)

Members only.

First come, first served.

 

LEGO Club

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

Ages 5 to 11
Members only.
Registration required for each date.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Theme: Real or made up animals

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Theme: Paperback Princess (castles, royalty, dragons…)

CENTRAL LIBRARY


Françoise and Indiana (dog)

 Prévention des morsures

Françoise Callamand-Mayer, member of the Corporation des zoothérapeutes du Québec, will teach children to recognize signals of appeasement in dogs, in a fun way, so they can better communicate and have fun with them!

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Ages 4 to 6 (with a parent):: 2:15 to 3 p.m. (French)
Ages 7 to 11: 1 to 1:45 p.m.(French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.
Registration required.

Les petits animaux d’ici

In your backyard, at the park, in the field and on the way to school, small animals fly, run, climb, jump or hide…

Scientific writer Karine Morneau, helps you identify the small animals you can find in Pointe-Claire.

FRIDAY, JULY 29

Ages 7 to 9: 2 to 3 p.m. (French)
Ages 9 to 11: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.
Registration required.

Magic Wand

Children make a magic wand with LEDs and batteries while learning basic notions of electric circuits.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

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

3 to 4 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 11 (with a parent for younger participants)
Members only.
Registration required.

Nintento Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Children and their parents are invited to play this video game against other families.

MONDAY, AUGUST 22

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 11
Members only.
Registration required.

Let’s Talk Science Activity Bundles – Evolution and Adaptation

This summer, Let’s Talk Science and McGill University are offering bilingual scientific activity bundles for pre-kindergarten to elementary school children. They will be able to carry out these activities on evolution and adaptation from home. Each bundle will have a fossil sand shark tooth!

Pick up your kit at the Central Library.

Starting Monday, July 25

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Ages 5 to 11
Open to all.
First come, first serve.


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

July 8 (French)

July 22 (English)

August 5 (French)

August 19 (English)

6:30 to 8 p.m.

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENAGERS

Volunteering at the Library

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

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

Book Reviews

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

Schedule according to participants’ availability

Registration:  Book Review Volunteer Form

Book Selection Committee

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

MONDAYS

JUNE 13

JULY 11

AUGUST 8

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

TUESDAYS

JUNE 7

AUGUST 2

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

JUNE 17

JULY 22

4 to 5:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Decoration Committee – End of Summer Bash

Teens will create themed decorations for the End of Summer Bash that will take place that night.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

12:30 to 2 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Assisting Activity Facilitators

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

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Focus on Books 

Teen Book Bags – The New Order

Teens register to receive a bag containing two library books and lots of 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
Members only.
Registration required here

 

Teen Reading Challenge 

This summer, teens are encouraged to challenge themselves to read more. 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.

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.Book review forms are available here

Summer Reading Contest

Teens receive a notebook at the beginning of the summer to record their reading time. Each week that they validate more than 5 hours of reading with an employee of the youth section, they get an additional coupon for the draw. An extra coupon will be given for the first validation. JUNE 27 TO AUGUST 21

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

 

Summer Reading Contest and Book Reviews Prize Draws

Prize draws for the reading contest and book reviews will take place at the End of Summer Bash. FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

2:30 to 5 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Discovery Workshop

Adulting 101

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Gardening 101

Teens learn the basics of gardening, like the different types of seeds and soils, as well as the basics of transplantation. If the weather allows, the workshop will end with a visit of the Terra Cotta gardens.

With Geneviève Lussier

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.

Registration required.

Professional Day – College? Not for me!

This second professional day is dedicated to careers that don’t necessitate your usual college diploma. Professionals from the leisure industry and heavy jobs will enjoy talking about their colourful careers.

 

 

CANCELED

SATURDAY, JULY 23

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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

Sewing 101 – Creative mending and introduction to sewing

Participants bring 2 or 3 pieces of clothing that need mending. The animator will show many basic techniques, like repairing the crotch of jeans, applying a decorative patch, creating a hem, etc.

With Dr. Guenille

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.

Registration required.

Yoga and Meditation for Teens

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

With Vibrations OM

 

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 29

3 to 5 p.m.

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.

Registration required.

 

Entertainment

Tabletop Gaming Afternoon

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

With BoardGamesNMore

TUESDAY, JULY 26

3 to 5 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

 

D&D Club

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

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

Character Creation

Following the player’s handbook 5th Edition (5E), teens use their creativity to fill their character sheet and prepare it to confront its enemies. WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

4 to 5 :30 p.m. (English)

 

Adventures – The Goblins’ Tomb

 

Rolling the dice could change everything. Invade a dungeon filled with trolls or save a village stuck with demons and evil spirits, here is an example of what the teens will face when they participate in the Dungeons & Dragons adventures.

To participate, teens must have taken part in the Character Creation workshop.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10

2 to 5 p.m. (English)

 

 

End of Summer Bash

To celebrate the end of the summer, teens are invited to a grand party: music, oversized games, contests and snacks!

Prizes for the Summer Reading Challenge and the Craft Buffet will be given at the time.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

2:30 to 5 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.

 

Crafts and Visual Arts

Pride Bracelets

All kinds of threads, pearls and strings are available for teens to create a bracelet with the colours of an LGBTQ+ flag and show their support to the community.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

4:30 to 6 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Drop-in.

 

 

Craft Buffet

In teams, teenagers use scraps from previous crafts done in the children section to create the ugliest piece possible.

Creations will be showcased during the summer and library users will vote for their favourite. The winning team will receive a special gift at the End of Summer Bash.

 

MONDAY, JULY 4

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

Art

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

WATERCOLOURS

Explore ways to work with watercolours using collage, pen, ink, wax resist and watercolour pencils to create luminous and original effects on paper. Material supplied

With Valerie McKee

JUNE 20 AND AUGUST 8

MONDAY 6 to 8 p.m.

STEWART HALL PATIO
(In case of rain, Grand Salon)

All levels : FREE

Explore the basics of watercolour and the joy of plein air painting in beautiful Stewart Park. Simple brushstrokes can create wonderful vignettes on paper. A good introduction to the marvels of watercolour.

With Valerie McKee

JUNE 27 TO JULY 18

(4 sessions)

MONDAY 6 to 8 p.m.

STEWART HALL PATIO
(In case of rain, Art Studio)

All levels : $93 

 

OIL PAINTING AND ACRYLIC STUDIO

Designed for beginners who want to learn and understand the process of painting. Specific exercises are assigned, with emphasis on colours and how they can be used to create perspective, volume, and texture in painting. Individual attention is given to each student, and group discussions are part of each session.

Material extra

With Venecija Levi-Breder

JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 2

(6 sessions)

TUESDAY 2 to 5 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner : $195

JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 2

(6 sessions)

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

STEWART HALL

Beginner : $195

 

DRAWING STUDIO

A specific teaching method is used to introduce basic drawing elements such as lines, tonal values, texture, perspective, and drawing human figures. Understanding how to draw improves the skills needed for painting, designing, sculpting and creating artworks in general.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

JUNE 29 TO AUGUST 3

(6 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 2 to 5 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner : $195

 

WINE TASTING

In case of rain, the workshops will be held in Stewart Hall’s Conference Room

THE WINES OF PIEMONTE

The Northern Italian home of captivating Nebbiolo based reds has much to offer and is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world. Experience the spectrum of unique Piemontese wines.

With Giancarlo Rivera

JULY 14

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

 

STEWART HALL PATIO

Tous les niveaux : $64
(wine included)

NORTH AMERICAN WINES

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

With Giancarlo Rivera

AUGUST 18

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL PATIO

All levels : $62
(wine included)

 

Reading and Writing Workshops

Library Blog

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

pcplblog.wordpress.com

 

Contest – National Indigenous History Month

Share with us your favourite books by Canadian Indigenous authors for a chance to win one of two $25 gift certificates to any Association des libraires du Québec outlet.

Each entry gives you a chance to win. Draw: July 4.

To participate in the contest, complete the online form.

 

Summer Reads Bingo

Looking for reading inspiration? Try our literary Bingo to discover new genres and new authors, and relax with some good books this summer.

Return your Bingo card to the library by August 30 to participate.
Each book read, and corresponding Bingo square filled, gives you an entry to win one of eight $25 gift certificates to a Pointe-Claire bookstore.

Bingo cards available at the Information Desk or online.

One Bingo card per person. Draw: August 31.

 

Languages and culture 

Conversational Italian – Fluency Workshop

An Italian language and culture workshop focused on everyday situations.

With Maria Eugenia Giochi

JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 16

(8 sessions)

TUESDAY 1 to 3 p.m.

Stewart Park *

* Bring your own chair

Advanced : $127

Computers

Zoom Tutorials

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

 

Online Newspapers and Magazines

Take advantage of unlimited access to your favourite newspapers and magazines anytime, anywhere. Discover titles from many countries in 60 different languages.

Pressreader

Biblimags

For additional help: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Personal Development and Well Being

Book a Librarian

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

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

 

Book Knitting Help

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

 

Book a Sewing Machine

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

 

Demonstration – Activity Kits for Adults With Memory Loss

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

 

Discovery Workshops

Professional Day – College? Not  for me!

This second professional day is dedicated to careers that don’t necessitate your usual college diploma. Professionals from the leisure industry and heavy jobs will enjoy talking about their colourful careers.

CANCELED

SATURDAY, JULY 23

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Ages 14 to 30

Registration required :

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

 

Movies

Film Club

Enjoy our selection of great foreign films, National Film Board (NFB) documentaries, and inspirational crowd pleasers – something for everyone!

More details at the Central Library circulation desk.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

Afternoon Films

JUNE 14

JULY 12

AUGUST 9

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

JUNE 21

JULY 19

AUGUST 23

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

 

TALKS, LECTURES AND AUTHOR EVENTS

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS (ZOOM)

FREE ADMISSION

Attend the lecture of your choice in person or online (on the Zoom platform)

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

 

 An Evening with Michelle Good – In June: I read Indigenous

Michelle Good is of Cree ancestry, a descendent of the Battle River Cree and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation. Her first novel, Five Little Indians won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction in 2020.

Her poetry has been included in Best Canadian Poetry in Canada 2016 and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry in Canada 2017. The author will give a lecture regarding her writings and about her novel.

An engaging evening with one of Canada’s best authors!

As part of the National Indigenous History Month.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

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

Virtual meeting via Zoom

 

Les avantages de se déplacer à vélo with Vélo Québec

Discover the advantages of active transport, the benefits of cycling and learn how the bicycle is the ideal mode of transportation.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

7 to 8 p.m. (French with bilingual question period)

Central Library and Virtual meeting via Zoom