#Brouillon – Leisure – Summer 2024

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.

Go to LUDIK

 

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, make an online request

Aquatic Centre

Residents: Starting Tuesday, August 20, 7 p.m.

Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, August 27, 7 p.m.

Registration information: August 20 and 27, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1355

Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre

Residents: Starting Tuesday, August 20, 7 p.m.

Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, August 27, 7 p.m.

Registration information: August 20 and 27, 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 8 at 9 a.m.

Non-residents: Starting Thursday, April 18 at 9 a.m.

Registration information: April 8 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, June 4 at 7 p.m.

Non-residents: Starting Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Registration information: June 4 and 6, 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, June 4 at 7 p.m.

Non-residents*: Starting Thursday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Registration in person for children and teens.

Family membership required.

Registration information: June 4 and 6, 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

2024 TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is improving its online content. Starting June 12, 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 Battle of the Books, read and write jokes, watch videos by authors and illustrators, write book reviews, print colouring pages, and more.

JUNE 17 TO SEPTEMBER 1

tdsummerreadingclub.ca

Ages 0 to 11

Summer Challenge

To complete this challenge, simply read at least one day over the summer, and you will receive a coupon for a prize draw at the end of the summer.

Participants receive a necklace when they pick up their kit. They will earn a wooden bead to add to the necklace for each day of reading. The more they read, the more beads they accumulate.  The first bead will feature Buddy’s image.

For safety reasons, children 5 years and under will receive a drawing of this summer’s theme. They will receive a unique stamp for each reading day (one of which features Buddy.

START: JUNE 4 at 7 p.m.

END: AUGUST 20

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS BRANCH 

Ages 0 to 11

Members only.

 

Get Your Summer Read On Day!

For the TD Summer Reading Club launch, children are invited to come pick up their kits, which will contain a little something extra.

Craft Buffet – Diorama

Children are invited to create a diorama using a flat box (bring your own if possible).  They will have at their disposal different materials as well as decorating elements taken from the TD Summer Reading Club illustrations.

With Eugenia Venegas

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 11

Drop-in

Limit of approximately 15 participants at once.

Register in LUDIK to receive a reminder without having to notify us if you do not show up.

Story Time : To the Stars and Beyond

As part of the TD Summer Reading Club’s Get Your Summer Read On Day, children are invited to take part in a special story time about space. They will be invited to wear their astronaut clothes and set off on a search for planets, stars and who knows, maybe aliens!

Followed by a craft.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

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

11 to 11:45 a.m. (French)

READING GARDEN, SARA’S ENCHANTED FOREST, BEHIND CENTRAL LIBRARY (INDOORS IN CASE OF RAIN)

3 to 6 (with a parent)

Drop-in.  Limit of approximately 15 participants.

LUDIK registration not required, however, it will enable you to receive a reminder without any obligation to attend the activity.

A Pie in the Face

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! This is a challenge for the young readers of the Pointe-Claire TD Summer Reading Club.

If you can collectively surpass the number of days you read last summer…Jacynthe and Catherine, from the youth section, will get whipped cream pies in their faces at the Reading Party.

The challenge: 14,232 days of reading.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 4 TO TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

Ages 0 to 11

Members only.

Registration in the TD Summer Reading club required.

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.

Children who attend the Reading Party will receive them on site.  Winners who are not present will be contacted to pick them up at their convenience.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.

Reading Party

Free show, generously donated by the Friends of the Library.

The show will be followed by the awarding of prizes for the TD Summer Reading Club.

We will also reveal the names of the Reading Garden’s three mice and dragon-cat.

If you meet the challenge of 14,232 days of reading, Jacynthe and Catherine will get cream pies in their faces!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

6:30 to 7:45 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY (OUTDOORS)

In the event of rain, the activity will take place at the Baie-de-Valois chalet.

Ages 0 to 11

Drop-in weather permitting

Members only.

Registration required for members in order to receive an email invitation in the event of rain (limited number of participants if it does).

Contact the Space Station: A STEM Activity

As part of Pointe-Claire Days, children will learn the basics of ham radio and hear signals coming from the International Space Station.

With “Plateau Astro”

Note: In the event of rain, an activity on the phases of the moon is planned.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

 2 to 3 p.m. (English)

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY (OUTDOORS)

Ages 8 to 11, parents can also participate

Members only. Registration required.

POINTE-CLAIRE DAYS

 

Craft Buffet – Astronomy Themed Cards or Bookmarks

Children create cards and bookmarks while learning how to make embossed decorations from the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club theme.  A wide variety of materials, including stamps, will be available to participants.

With Eugenia Venegas and volunTeens

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 11 with their parents

Drop-in.

Limited number of participants at once.

Register in Ludik to receive a reminder without having to notify us if you do not show up.

 

Teen Reading Challenge

Information: 514 630-1218, ext. 1633

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.

Registration required at the Children’s Info desk.

Summer Reading Bingo

Receive a bingo sheet at the start of the summer. Each square suggests a theme or activity. Each completed square gives you an entry for a chance to win a gift card to a Pointe-Claire bookstore. The draw will take place on August 23 during the End of Summer Bash.

JUNE 25 TO AUGUST 19

(Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Summer Reading Bingo Draw

The draw for the Summer Reading Bingo will take place during the End of Summer Bash.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

2:30 to 5 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

End of Summer Bash

To celebrate the end of summer in style, teens are invited to a party that lives up to its name: JustDance 2024 tournament, music, games, contests, and snacks!

Prizes for the Teen Summer Reading Bingo will be awarded during the celebration.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

2:30 to 5 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only. Drop-In.

2024 CULTURAL RENDEZ-VOUS – JOURNEY INTO THE IMAGINARY!

2024 CULTURAL RENDEZ-VOUS – JOURNEY INTO THE IMAGINARY!

Come celebrate the relationship between the arts and the imaginary during the annual Cultural Rendez-Vous for both kids and adults: exhibitions, art workshops and skills demonstrations, café-terrasse, circus, face painting, children’s corner, entertainment and street performance, music, dance and new magic show in Stewart Park.

Sunday, May 26, 2024

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free admission

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

LAUNCH OF THE POINTE-CLAIRE PUBLIC PIANO SEASON

Photo :

GUILLAUME MARTINEAU AS A JAZZ TRIO

À VENIR… 

Guillaume Martineau, piano

SUNDAY, JUNE 4

3 p.m.

Intimate concert

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE TERRASSE

Photo :

MARIE-ANGE CROCHETIÈRE: LE PLEIN DE RÉCONFORT

À VENIR… 

Marie-Ange Crochetière, vocals, piano, guitar (accompanied by another musician)

SUNDAY, JUNE 18

3 p.m.

Intimate concert

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

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 ADULTS AND SENIORS

Dance and cardio

Modern Line Dancing

Choreographies are explained step by step to a variety of rhythms to create a joyful social experience.

With Marc Mitchell

JULY 8

MONDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

STEWART PARK STAGE
(WEATHER PERMITTING)

Beginner and intermediate: Free

JULY 15 TO AUGUST 12

(4 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: JULY 29

MONDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

STEWART PARK STAGE
(WEATHER PERMITTING)

Beginner and intermediate: $50

Zumba® Fitness

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

With Violetta Naumiuk

JULY 9 TO 23

(3 SESSIONS)

TUESDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

STEWART PARK STAGE
(WEATHER PERMITTING)

All levels: $25

 

SHiNE Dance Fitness 

Original choreographies with elements of ballet, jazz and hip-hop suitable for all skill levels. Balance between intensive cardio, interval training and toning to the beat of today’s popular music.

With Carolyn McCarthy 

JULY 30

TUESDAY 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

STEWART PARK STAGE
(WEATHER PERMITTING)

All levels: Free

AUGUST 6 TO 20

(3 SESSIONS)

TUESDAY 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

STEWART PARK STAGE
(WEATHER PERMITTING)

All levels: $25

Fiesta Belly Dancing

Treat yourself to an hour and a half of fun! Whether you are a beginner or already an expert, come dance to oriental music fused with Latin rhythms. Improve your cardio and strengthen your muscles while having fun.  Enjoy the summer by dancing outside, on the enchanting site of Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, facing the lake.

With Aïsha 

AUGUST 8

THURSDAY 6:30 to 8 p.m.

STEWART PARK STAGE
(WEATHER PERMITTING)

Beginner and intermediate: Free

Traditional Scottish Dance

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

AUGUST 15

THURSDAY 6:30 to 8 p.m.

STEWART PARK STAGE
(WEATHER PERMITTING)

All levels: Free

 

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 8 TO AUGUST 12

(6 SESSIONS)

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

DE LA GRANDE-ANSE PARK
(IN CASE OF RAIN, BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE)

All levels: $45


Yoga

Bring your yoga mat.

Hatha Yoga Sivananda

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

With Louise Morgan

AUGUST 6 TO 27

(4 SESSIONS)

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

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Beginner: $43

AUGUST 6 TO 27

(4 SESSIONS)

TUESDAY 7:45 to 9 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Intermediate: $43

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

The Children Section will have the opportunity to count on the help of Adelaide Tracey, Information Science student, to promote reading activities throughout Pointe-Claire. She will work in the Library but will also be present at Day camps, and in the parks. Maybe you wll see her on her bike?

 

Open Activities

Numerous activities are offered to children throughout the summer: giant Lite-Brite, personalized buttons, stamps, free play (puzzles, etc.), and reading under the indoor tent.

Information at the Children’s Info Desk.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

During library opening hours (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Drop-in.

Open Activities

Various activities are offered to children throughout the summer: free play (jigsaw puzzles, etc.) and a LEGO table (unsupervised).

 

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

13 h 30 à 16 h (bilingue)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Drop-in.

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

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

SEPTEMBER 2024 TO JUNE 2025

9 to 11:30 a.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

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. The Suzuki method aims to create a stimulating environment that will awaken a child’s desire to play an instrument. 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. No musical background is necessary.

Teachers: Sallynee Amawat, Emily Redhead and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

For more information, please call 514-630-1220, ext. 1777.

SEPTEMBER 2024 TO MAY 2025

(30 individual lessons)

VIOLIN: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

FLUTE: Tuesday and Thursday

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

(A certain number of group lessons are included)

Age 4 and up, including adults

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

No musical background needed.

Registration of new students as of May 20, 2024.

 

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

Please call 514-630-1220, ext. 1749, for more information.

SEPTEMBER 2024 TO MAY 2025

(30 lessons)

WEDNESDAY, as of 3 p.m.

30-minute individual lessons

Ages 5 to 17

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Registration of new students as of May 20, 2024.

 

Craft Buffet – Diorama

Children are invited to create a diorama using a flat box (bring your own if possible). They will have at their disposal different materials as well as decorating elements taken from the TD Summer Reading Club illustrations.

With Eugenia Venegas

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Part of Get Your Summer Read On Day!

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 11

Drop-in.

Limit of approximately 15 participants at once.

Register in Ludik to receive a reminder without having to notify us if you do not show up.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCHAges 6 to 11Drop-in.Limit of approximately 15 participants at once.Register in Ludik to receive a reminder without having to notify us if you do not show up.

Craft – The Milky Way

A galaxy has billions of stars and their solar systems. The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy in which our solar system is located. Learn cool facts and create a drawing with pastels.

With Deirdre Potash of ArtWill Studio

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

Ages 5 to 8: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

Ages 8 to 11: 3 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 11

Members only. Registration required.

Craft – In Orbit Around My Wrist

Create your own solar system-inspired bracelet.

With Eugenia Venegas

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

2 to 3 p.m. (Bilingual)

LIBRARY –VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 6 to 8

Members only. Registration required.

Craft – Inhabited Flying Saucer

Children build and decorate a flying saucer. They then add a pom-pom alien. Older children will learn to make pom-poms.

Avec Eugenia Venegas

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

Ages 5 to 8: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

Ages 9 to 11: 3 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 11

Members only. Registration required.

Craft Buffet – Astronomy Themed Cards or Bookmarks

Children create cards and bookmarks while learning how to make embossed decorations from the 2024 TD Summer Reading Club theme.  A wide variety of materials, including stamps, will be available to participants.

With Eugenia Venegas and volunTeens

MONDAY, JULY 22

1:30 to 2:30 (Bilingual)

LIBRARY –VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 3 to 11 with their parents.

Drop-in.
Limited number of participants at once.

Register in Ludik to receive a reminder without having to notify us if you do not show up.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10
Part of Pointe-Claire Days2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Bilingual)CENTRAL LIBRARYAges 3 to 11 with their parents.Drop-in.Limited number of participants at once.Register in Ludik to receive a reminder without having to notify us if you do not show up.

Craft – Aurora Borealis

Celebrate the Northern Lights. Participants will use a chalk pastel technique to create a work inspired by the aurora borealis.

With Eugenia Venegas

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 9

Members only. Registration required.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 5 to 9

Members only. Registration required.

Craft – Stellar Salt Painting

Children create a starry sky effect by adding salt to watercolour paints.

With Eugenia Venegas

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 5 to 9

Members only. Registration required.

Craft – Fabulous Nebula

Do you like the Universe? This craft will allow you to have a little piece of a nebula in your room!

With Eugenia Venegas

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

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

Ages 9 to 11: 3 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 11

Members only. Registration required.

 

Entertainment

Reading Garden: A Challenge Just for Fun

You can follow the adventures of three mice and a dragon-cat in the Reading Garden, Sara’s Enchanted Forest, located behind Central Library.  Can you guess their names?

Their names will be revealed, during the Reading Party, from suggestions that were sent to info-jeunes@pointe-claire.ca.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 TO MONDAY, AUGUST  19

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 0 to 11

Members only.

 

LEGO® Club

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

Ages 5 to 11

Drop-in.  Limit of 25 participants at once.

Ludik registration not required, however, it will enable you to receive a reminder without any obligation to attend the activity.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

Theme: Astronomy, UFOs and spaceships

CENTRAL LIBRARY

FRIDAY, JULY 19

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

Theme: Minecraft

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

Theme: Construction challenges

CENTRAL LIBRARY

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

Theme: Astronomy, UFOs and spaceships

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH

 


Chess Club

Discover the fun and challenge of chess.

With the Chess Mates: Captain Catalyst and Nick Sinoyannis

MONDAYS

JULY 8

JULY 15

JULY 22

JULY 29

AUGUST 5

AUGUST 12

AUGUST 19

Beginner – 1 to 2 p.m. (Bilingual)

Advanced – 3 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 11

Members only. Registration required for each session.

 

Micro:bit

Learn to code with the BBC micro:bit pocket computer.

The micro:bits will be available for loan after the activity so that participants can continue their exploration at home.

With Christine Laurent

THURSDAY, JULY 11

2 to 4 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only. Registration required for this activity in the Teen section in LUDIK.

A laptop and its power cord are necessary for this activity. Make sure your computer settings allow Wi-Fi access.

 

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Family Movie

Family fun with a movie and popcorn!  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. Limit of approximately 60 people.

Ludik registration not required, however, it will enable you to receive a reminder without any obligation to attend the activity.

FRIDAYS

JULY 12 (French)

AUGUST 16 (English)

6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

Electro Bugs

Learn how to create an animated bug. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create an insect using simple materials and a small motor to bring it to life! Fun and educational at the same time!

With Sylvain Ayotte

TUESDAY, JULY 23

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only. Registration required.

Rocket Shape Scavenger Hunt and Pipe Cleaner Constellations

Hunt for the shapes needed to build a rocket; then, recreate constellations using pipe cleaners.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (Bilingual)CENTRAL LIBRARYAges 7 to 8Members only. Registration required.

Aliens Have Landed Games

Come put your spatial knowledge to the test in these trivia games!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

3 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 9 to 11

Members only. Registration required.

Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Children are invited to play this video game.

THURSDAY, JULY 25

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 11

Drop-in. Limited number of approximately 8 participants at once.

Ludik registration not required, however, it will enable you to receive a reminder without any obligation to attend the activity.

Mini-Golf in the Library

Help set-up a mini-golf course in the library aisles.

This activity can count as volunteering.

THURSDAY, JULY 25
2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)CENTRAL LIBRARYAges 10 to 14Members only. Registration required.

Mini-Golf in the Library

Come to the library and take on the challenge of our mini-golf course.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 25
6 to 8 p.m. (Bilingual)CENTRAL LIBRARYOpen to all

 

Story Hour

Story Time : To the Stars and Beyond

As part of the TD Summer Reading Club’s Get Your Summer Read On Day, children are invited to take part in a special story time about space. They will be invited to wear their astronaut clothes and set off on a search for planets, stars and who knows, maybe aliens!

Followed by a craft.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

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

11 to 11:45 a.m. (French)

READING GARDEN, SARA’S ENCHANTED FOREST, BEHIND CENTRAL LIBRARY (INDOORS IN CASE OF RAIN)

Ages 3 to 6 (with a parent)

Drop-in.  Limit of approximately 15 participants.

Ludik registration not required, however, it will enable you to receive a reminder without any obligation to attend the activity.

 

 

Story Hours

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

Members only. Registration required for each session.

Presence of a parent required.

Bébés-comptines

FROM JUNE 25 TO AUGUST 13

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

From birth to 35 months, with a parent.

Story Time, Music and Play

FROM JUNE 26 TO AUGUST 14

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 in the Reading Garden

FROM JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 16

FRIDAY 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. (English)

A craft will follow.

SARA’S ENCHANTED FOREST – READING GARDEN, BEHIND THE CENTRAL LIBRARY (indoors in case of rain)

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent.

Heure du conte dans le Jardin de lecture

FROM JUNE 28 TO AUGUST 16

FRIDAY 11 to 11:45 a.m. (French)

A craft will follow.

SARA’S ENCHANTED FOREST – READING GARDEN, BEHIND THE CENTRAL LIBRARY (indoors in case of  rain)

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent.


Reading and Writing

2024 TD Summer Reading Club

The TD Summer Reading Club is improving its online content. Starting June 12, 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 Battle of the Books, read and write jokes, watch videos by authors and illustrators, write book reviews, print colouring pages, and more. JUNE 17 TO SEPTEMBER 1

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 4 at 7 p.m.

END: AUGUST 20

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Ages 0 to 11

Members only. Registration required.

Summer Challenge

To complete this challenge, simply read at least one day over the summer, and you will receive a coupon for a prize draw at the end of the summer.

Participants receive a necklace when they pick up their kit. They will earn a wooden bead to add to the necklace for each day of reading. The more they read, the more beads they accumulate.  The first bead will feature Buddy’s image.

For safety reasons, children 5 years and under will receive a drawing of this summer’s theme. They will receive a unique stamp for each reading day, one of which features Buddy.

START: JUNE 4 at 7 p.m.

END: AUGUST 20

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 0 to 11

Members only.

Where are Astro and Cosmo?

Every week, a small stuffed astronaut cat 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, and the plushie.

START: JUNE 5 at 7 p.m.

END: AUGUST 20

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 0 to 11

Members only.

A Pie in the Face

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!  This is a challenge for the young readers of the Pointe-Claire TD Summer Reading Club.

If you can collectively surpass the number of days you read last summer…Jacynthe and Catherine, from the youth section, will get whipped cream pies in their faces at the Reading Party.

The challenge: 14232 days of reading.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4 TO TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

Ages 0 to 11

Members only.

Registration in the TD Summer Reading club required.

Get Your Summer Read On Day!

For the TD Summer Reading Club launch, children are invited to come pick up their kits, which will contain a little something extra.

During the day there will be:

  • Two morning story times (details in the Story Time section)
  • An afternoon craft Buffet (details in the Arts, Music, and Languages section)
SATURDAY, JUNE 22

9 to 5 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 11

StoryWalk®

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

Featured book: a bilingual version of The Darkest Hour, by Chris Hadfield and Kate Fillionen.

The mobile exhibition will remain for about a week at various locations in Pointe-Claire, but mainly around the mini-libraries.

Visitors can use the hashtag #TDSRCstorywalk to share photos of their experience.

JUNE 22 TO SEPTEMBER 1

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND MOBILE EXHIBITION

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.

Children who attend the Reading Party will receive them on site.  Winners who are not present will be contacted to pick them up at their convenience.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.

Reading Party

Free show, generously donated by the Friends of the Library.

The show will be followed by the awarding of prizes for the TD Summer Reading Club.

We will also reveal the names of the Reading Garden’s three mice and dragon-cat.

If you meet the challenge of 14232 days of reading, Jacynthe and Catherine will get cream pies in their faces!

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

6:30 to 7:45 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY (outdoors).

In the event of rain, the activity will take place at the Baie-de-Valois chalet.

Ages 0 to 11

Drop-in weather permitting

Members only.

Registration required for members in order to receive an email invitation in the event of rain (limited number of participants if it does).

 

Reading Squad

VolunTeens will be roaming Pointe-Claire in pairs near outdoor pools, in parks, at Day camps, at the library, and even at concerts, wearing their purple Reading Squad shirts.

Student-librarian, Adelaide Tracey, will oversee the Squad this summer.  Perhaps you will have the opportunity to see her on her super cargo-bike?

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 4 TO FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

Open to all

 

Read to a dog

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

For better results, we recommend doing this activity regularly over the course of the summer.

With Stella from Caring Paws

 

MONDAYS

JULY 8, 15, 22, 29
AUGUST 5 and 19

From 3 to 4:30 p.m. (4 sessions of 15 minutes with a 5-minute break in between).

Bilingual

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 7 to 11

Members only.

First come, first served. Limit of  4 participants maximum.

 

Science

The Flora of Terra-Cotta Natural Park

Children will discover the plants and trees of Terra-Cotta Park. The animator will use one of the Terra-Cotta Kits available at the Library. The kits can be used by teachers and borrowed by library members.

Departure and arrival point at the Central Library.

With Geneviève Lussier

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

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

3:30 to 5 p.m. (French)

TERRA-COTTA PARK (Maywood entrance)

(Weather permitting)

Ages 7 to 11, parents welcome

Members only.

Registration required (Please choose only one of the two activities).

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

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

3:30 to 5 p.m. (French)

TERRA-COTTA PARK (Maywood entrance)

(Weather permitting)

Ages 7 to 11, parents welcome

Members only. 

Registration required (Please choose only one of the two activities).

Ecomuseum Zoo Insect Condo

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

Thanks to the Ecomuseum Zoo – David Rodrigue Fund

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

For the whole family

Members only. Registration required.

Learn How a Telescope Works

In this STEM activity, students will learn the basics of using a real telescope.

With Plateau Astro

***Starting Wednesday, July 10, three telescopes will be available to borrow at the Central Library.***

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

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

3 to 4 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 8 to 11, parents can also participate

Members only. Registration required.

Contact the Space Station: A STEM Activity

As part of Pointe-Claire Days, children will learn the basics of ham radio and hear signals coming from the International Space Station.

With “Plateau Astro”

Note: In the event of rain, an activity on the phases of the moon is planned.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

2 to 3 p.m. (English)

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY (outside)

Ages 8 to 11, parents can also participate.

Members only. Registration required.

Challenge : Astronaut Eggy

Space themed engineering challenge : put on your thinking caps.

With Christine Laurent

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 8 to 11

Members only. Registration required.

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENAGERS

Volunteering at the library

Information: 514 630-1218, ext. 1633.

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.
Registration: Volunteer Application Form

Note: Teens can sign up for the activities below (without volunteering) if they are interested. They must, however, complete the Volunteer Application Form to receive registration offers.

Assisting Activity Facilitators

Earn volunteer hours by helping with children’s activities.

Various dates and times.

(Bilingual)

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Book Reviews

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

MONDAYS 

JULY 8

AUGUST 5

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (English) 

TUESDAYS 

JULY 2

AUGUST 13

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (French) 

Teen Council

A sharing of opinions on past activities, followed by an exchange of ideas for future ones.

A snack will be served.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

3 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Decoration Committee – End of Summer Bash

Create decorations for the End of Summer Bash which will take place in the evening.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Focus on Books

Book Bags – All Roads Lead to Murder

Register to receive a bag containing two library books, a surprise, as well as candy. The bags will be distributed at the end of the month.

Limited quantity.

IN JULY

(Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.

Registration required

Beach Book Club

Summer Fridays are all about books! Share your literary favourites, discuss a variety of topics, and play board games.

Snacks will be served.

FRIDAYS JULY 12 TO AUGUST 16
(6 sessions)
JULY 12 AND 26, August 9 (French)JULY 19, AUGUST 2 AND 16 (English)3 to 4:30 p.m.CENTRAL LIBRARYAges 12 to 17Members only. Registration required.

 

Teen Reading Challenge

Information: 514 630-1218, ext. 1633.

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.

Registration required at the Children’s Info desk.

Summer Reading Bingo

Receive a bingo sheet at the start of the summer. Each square suggests a theme or activity. Each completed square gives you an entry for a chance to win a gift card to a Pointe-Claire bookstore. The draw will take place on August 23 during the End of Summer Bash.

 

JUNE 25 TO AUGUST 19

(Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Summer Reading Bingo Draw

The draw for the Summer Reading Bingo will take place during the End of Summer Bash.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

2:30 to 5 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Technology

Micro:bit

Learn to code with the BBC micro:bit pocket computer.

The micro:bits will be available for loan after the activity so that the participants can continue their exploration at home.

With Christine Laurent

THURSDAY, JULY 11

2 to 4 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only. Registration required for this activity is in the Teen section in LUDIK.

A laptop and its power cord are necessary for this activity. Make sure your computer settings allow Wi-Fi access.

 

 

Light Box

Build a simple light box with beautiful, layered images of your choice, and a simple LED light. Once completed, the light box can be used as a nightlight. Fun and practical!

With Sylvain Ayotte

THURSDAY JULY 18

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only. Registration required.

Electro Bugs

Learn how to create an animated bug. In this workshop, participants will learn how to create an insect using simple materials and a small motor to bring it to life! Fun and educational at the same time!

With Sylvain Ayotte

TUESDAY JULY 23

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only. Registration required.

Introduction to 3D Printing

Discover how 3D printers work and what you can make with them.

This class covers different 3D printing materials, the slicing software, as well as the settings that can be tweaked to make your prints a success. Participants will have the opportunity to observe the activity facilitator and then modify the filament and print a 3D model.

With Fabzone

THURSDAY AUGUST 15

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only. Registration required.

A laptop and its power cord are required for this activity.

Creative Workshop with a Green Screen

All it takes is a camera, a green screen, and a little imagination to create some very amusing situations. Discover how to use the magic of green screens to insert yourself in any setting or location you choose.

***As of August 22, a portable green screen will be available to borrow.***

THURSDAY AUGUST 22

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only. Registration required.

 

Crafts

 

Crochet – Rag Rug

Learn how to make yarn from old t-shirts, then use it to crochet a round rug. This will also be an opportunity to discover the Creativebug digital resource.

With Kathleen McAdams

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only. Registration required.

 

Discovery Workshops

Creative Writing

This short workshop will provide you with tips on how to expand your vocabulary, learn to use imagery, and develop your creative writing skills. With simple tips and some practice, you will come out of this workshop with your own creation!

With Gillian Baxter

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

2 to 3:15 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only. Registration required.

 

Entertainment

Rubik’s® Cube

Learn how to conquer the Rubik’s® Cube with the help of Kevin Sun, a young VolunTeen.

SATURDAYS

JUNE 22

JUNE 29

JULY 6

JULY 13

JULY 20

9:30 to 11 a.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 11 and up

Drop-in

Mini-Golf in the Library

Help set-up a mini-golf course in the library aisles.

This activity can count as volunteering.

THURSDAY, JULY 25

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only. Registration required.

Mini-Golf in the Library

Come to the library and take on the challenge of our mini-golf course.

THURSDAY, JULY 25

6 to 8 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

 

 

Movie and Mocktails

Watch a movie while sipping on a mocktail. Be here for 6:30 p.m. to prepare your mocktail. The movie starts at 7 p.m.

English movie with French subtitles.

THURSDAY, JULY 11

6:30  to 8:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only. Registration required.

 

End of Summer Bash

To celebrate the end of summer in style, teens are invited to a party that lives up to its name: JustDance 2024 tournament, music, games, contests, and snacks!

Prizes for the Teen Summer Reading Bingo will be awarded during the celebration.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

2:30 to 5 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only. Drop-In.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

Art

Watercolours

 

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

Mainly in English.

JULY 15 TO AUGUST 19

(6 SESSIONS)

MONDAY 6 to 8 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE, ON THE TERRASSE (WEATHER PERMITTING) 

Cost of material not included.

All levels: $151

Oil-Acrylic Painting Studio

Participants learn the process of painting through specific exercises focused on colours and how they can be used to create perspective, volume and texture.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

JULY 2 TO 30

(5 SESSIONS)

TUESDAY 6 to 9 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE 

Cost of material not included.

Beginner: $127

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.

With Susan Strater

Mainly in English.

AUGUST 8

THURSDAY 6 to 8 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE, ON THE TERRASSE (WEATHER PERMITTING) 

Cost of material not included.

All levels: Free

 

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 

 

Summer Reads Challenge

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

Return your sheet to the library by August 30 to participate.

Each book read, and corresponding square filled, gives you an entry to win one of four $50 gift cards to a Pointe-Claire bookstore.

Sheets available at the Information Desk.

Draw: August 31

Languages

Italian Conversation

 

An Italian language and culture workshop focused on news topics, analysis of a book and regions of Italy in anticipation of future travels.

With Maria Eugenia Giochi

JULY 2 TO 23

(4 SESSIONS)

TUESDAY 1 to 3 p.m.

STEWART PARK (WEATHER PERMITTING) 

Cost of book not included

Advanced: $66

Computers

Digital Books, Magazines, and Movies on iPad

Learn how to use your iPad to access the library’s eBooks as well as digital magazines and movie resources.

With Denis Richard, Jr.

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 20
1:30 to 3 p.m. (English)3:30 to 5 p.m. (French)Virtual meeting
Registration required (under Library activities).

Book a Librarian 

One-on-one assistance, in person, by phone or virtually. 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


Discovery Workshops

Scrabble Tournament

Competitive? Join us for a friendly / not-so-friendly game of Scrabble! A brief “how to” and rules for the game will be provided. Players of all skill levels are welcome.

Participants will be able to play three games for each date. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

With Sabrina Bérubé

First Round: AUGUST 6

Semi-Finals: AUGUST 13

Finals: AUGUST 20

TUESDAY 6 to 9 p.m.

(Bilingual) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Registration required.

Wine Tasting

Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines

Wine made with little to no synthetic additives can be rewarding for both health and tasting pleasure. What was once a trend has now become common practice. Taste the freshness and purity of formidable bio wines hailing from top regions in the world!

With Giancarlo Rivera

JULY 11

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE, ON THE TERRASSE (WEATHER PERMITTING) 

Tasting included.

All levels: $68

Discover the wines of Canada

Canadian wine has what it takes to cool down a hot summer day. Sample world-class varietal wines such as Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Noir, all produced by outstanding wineries from sea to shining sea.

With Giancarlo Rivera

AUGUST 15

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE, ON THE TERRASSE (WEATHER PERMITTING) 

Tasting included.

All levels: $68

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

 

JUNE 4, 18
JULY 30
AUGUST 6TUESDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English)
JUNE 13, 27
JULY 4
AUGUST 8THURSDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (French)

Evening Films

 

JULY 16
AUGUST 27TUESDAY 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (English)
JULY 25
AUGUST 22THURSDAY 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (French)

 

Classical Club 

Watch the great classics of from 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

OPERASamson et Dalila de Saint-Saëns

With Omri Nitzan, Amir Nizar Zuabi (stage directors), Tomáš Netopil (conductor) and the Opéra de Flandre.

(In French, subtitles in English)

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

 

BALLET – La Pastorale by Thierry Malandain, music by Beethoven

With Thierry Malandain (choreographer) and the Malandain Ballet Biarritz.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 9
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

CONCERT – Klaus Mäkelä conducts Ravel and Beethoven

With Klaus Mäkelä (Conductor) and the Orchestre de Paris.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13

1:30 to 3 p.m.


Talks, Lectures and Author Events

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Attend the lecture of your choice in person or online. 

  • 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.

(Re)coudre l’Histoire: Une rencontre décomplexée autour de l’Histoire des Premières Nations et du Canada

Telling the story… differently. Jocelyn Sioui shares his knowledge and reflections accumulated through the research he carried out to create his documentary-theatre work Mononk Jules, and how his extensive experience as a puppeteer and writer enabled him to tie it all together. The author draws on his own family history to immerse us in the untold story of the First Nations. A sincere sharing of history, politics, literature and theatre.

With Jocelyn Sioui

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)