Leisure – Winter 2023

A world of activities for you to enjoy!

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To consult the leisure calendar, click here.

Click on a section below to display the corresponding programming.

REGISTRATION DATES

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

Go to ludik.pointe-claire.ca

 

RESIDENTS

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

  • Aquatic Centre
  • City Hall
  • Library
  • Olive-Urqhuart Sports Centre

NON-RESIDENTS

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

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

Aquatic Centre

Winter session

Registration underway until January 4

Spring session

Residents: Starting Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m.

Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, February 28 at 7 p.m.

Registration assistance: February 21 and 28, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1355

Registration period ends March 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre

Winter session

Registration underway until January 8

Spring session

Residents: Starting Tuesday, February 21 at 7 p.m.

Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, February 28 at 7 p.m.

Registration assistance: February 21 and 28, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1210

Registration period ends March 12 at 11:59 p.m.

Nautical Activities
(Canoe Kayak)

Recreational Program

Residents: Starting Monday, April 3 at 9 a.m.

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

Information: 514-630-1256

 

Competitive program – Canoe Kayak Club

Residents: Starting Monday, April 3 at 9 a.m.

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

Information: 514-630-1256

Cultural Centre

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

Residents: Starting Tuesday, January 10 at 7 pm.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, January 12 at 7 pm.

Registration assistance: January 10 and 12, 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

March Break Camp

Residents: Starting Thursday, January 17 at 9 a.m.
Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, February 14 at 9 a.m.

Information: 514-630-1214

Day Camps

Residents: Starting Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m.

Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, May 2 at 9 a.m.

Registration assistance: April 4, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1366 

Information:

  • Cultural, Sports and recreational camps: 514 630-1214
  • Paddling camps: 514 630-1256

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, January 10 at 7 p.m.

Non-residents*: Starting Thursday, January 12 at 7 p.m.

Registration assistance: January 10 and 12, 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 teens 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

Spring Break Camp

A safe and fun environment for children during Spring Break.

The 2023 Spring Break camp will take place in two sessions:

– Week 1: February 27 to March 3

– Week 2: March 6 to 10 

Click here to see the registration dates.

Click here to see the complete programming.

SPECIAL EVENTS

NIGHT OF READING

Night of reading – D&D: Library mystery

Teens and young adults are invited to dive into the world of Dungeons and Dragons for a special evening. A literary mystery, fantastic creatures… An adventure not to be missed.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 15 to 21
Members only.
Registration required.

Nuit de la lecture – 5e édition

For the Night of Reading, meet Roxanne Bouchard, author of the Moralès series. She tells us about her research in Gaspésie, her writing tips and lulls us with her salty readings.

Wine and cheese will be served.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

5:45 to 7 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY
Registration required at the Circulation Desk or by phone at 514-630-1218 ext. 1624

Craft – Shadow box light

Young participants create a pretty box with the shadow of their choice to illuminate with LED lights.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14
Members only.
Registration required.

LEGO®

Wanted: Presenters for 2023 LEGO® Exhibit

People wishing to present their creations based on the theme Trains, or according to their tastes, at the 2023 LEGO® Exhibit are invited to come and meet a person passionate about this art. Bring your creations or photos of what you want to present.

The 2023 LEGO® Exhibit will take place on March 18.

With Sébastien Bouthillette, AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO®).SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
An appointment will be given to you.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

For all ages.
Members only.
Registration required.

2023 LEGO® Exhibit 

Sébastien Bouthillette, Anne-Marie Perreault and Patrick Simard are crazy about LEGO® . Come and admire their work in an exhibit based on the theme Trains, in collaboration with citizens of Pointe-Claire and students from École secondaire Félix-Leclerc and École primaire Pointe-Claire.

With Sébastien Bouthillette, Anne-Marie Perreault and Patrick Simard, AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO®).

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all
Drop-in

World Book and Copyright Day

Did you know? April 23 is book and rose day.

Come and discover the origins of this celebration. You will be given a rose.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

FRANCOPHONIE MONTH

L’humour en poésie avec Jacques Houchard

For many, poetry is dark, gloomy, lyrical, incomprehensible, heavy, sad, obscure, boring… 

Through this recital, we discover that it can be funny, light, sparkling, and sometimes comical. 

Discover amusing poets, from Clément Marot to François Coppée, and Banville, Voltaire, Sidredoulx, Armand Gouffé and many others.

An hour of literary pleasure accessible to all. Participants in the French Conversation Companions workshop are welcome.WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Adults
Free admission.

SPRING BREAK

Spring Break Camp

A safe and fun environment for children during Spring Break.

The 2023 Spring Break camp will take place in two sessions:

– Week 1: February 27 to March 4

– Week 2: March 6 to 10 

Click here to see the registration dates.

Click here to see the complete programming.

Activities – Spring Break

Let’s Talk Science Activity Bundles – Evolution and Adaptation

This winter, 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 A Brief History Through Time: Dinosaurs and Friends from home. Each bundle will have a small marine fossil!

Pick up your bundle at the Library.

Starting Monday, February 27

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

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

 

Chemical reactions

What is a chemical reaction? Young participants concoct potions worthy of the best alchemists! Colours, temperature changes, smoke… In short, breathtaking demonstrations! Together, we discover that it’s all much more chemical than magical!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 8, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

Family movie

Family fun with a movie! Movies will be announced two weeks prior at the Library, on the Library portal, and in the Cultural@Connection newsletter.

Movies shown in French will have English subtitles, and vice versa.

 

MONDAYS

FEBRUARY 27 (French)

MARCH 6 (English)

1:30 to 3 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

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

Craft – Diorama pour les baleines

Whales face various threats, such as collisions with ships or entanglement in ghost nets.
Thanks to the LEAD method (Listen, Empathize, Act, and Drive), young participants use their creativity to create works of art incorporating slogans that reflect their concerns about the fate of the whales.

The artwork will be photographed and then sent, on behalf of the youth, to shipping companies, cruise lines and commercial fishermen to inspire them to make positive changes for the environment.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.(French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 12, with a parent for the younger ones

Members only. Registration required.

Heure du conte – Beach party

There’s nothing like a beach-themed party to forget about the gloom of winter! Children bring towels, beach hats and sunglasses for an event full of stories, songs and crafts.

For once, sunscreen won’t be necessary!

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

Special Musical Movies

Families are invited to come and sing along to a well-known movie, to which everyone knows the lyrics.

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

 

FRIDAYS

MARCH 3 (French)

MARCH 10 (English)

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all
Registration required at Children’s Info Desk or by calling 514-630-1218, ext. 1623.

LEGO® Club

The children build an object related to the proposed theme or another of their choice.

Theme: Fantasy world

Ages 5 to 12
Members only.
Registration required for each date.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Lettres attachées

Lettres attachées is a project to promote the French language to youth. Authors are invited for an interview with host Nicolas Ouellet, followed by a writing workshop where participants can benefit from the guest’s advice to write a text.

After the activity, budding writers who submit their work to the Lettres attachées site have a chance to win a scholarship.

With Webster, slammer and facilitator of writing workshops

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.(French)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 10 to 14
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Storytime ‒ American Sign Language (ASL)

One story, two storytelling methods: first, the facilitators read a story. After the story is read, a few signs of American sign language will be taught, which children and adults will use to tell the story again, but this time by mixing words and signs.

Chosen story:  I Have to Go! by Robert Munsch

A short game and a question period will follow.

Offered by the Friends of the Pointe-Claire Library.

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

3 to 4 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 7, with a parent
Members only.
Registrationb required.

 

Craft – Photography Activity

This workshop teaches young participants how to make a pinhole camera. It’s an original way to learn about photography.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Age 8 to 12

Members only.
Registration required.

Beach Party Story Time

There’s nothing like a beach-themed party to forget about the gloom of winter! Children bring towels, beach hats and sunglasses for an event full of stories, songs and crafts.

For once, sunscreen won’t be necessary!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. (English)
11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

Miss Debbie’s Celebration Story Time

Come and relive fond memories with Miss Debbie during this very popular story hour. A craft is included.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. (English)
11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 8 years old, with a parent

Members only.
Registration required

Forensics

How does science help solve crimes? Participants go to the lab to use different identification techniques: fingerprints, chemical reactions, microscopic analysis and luminescence.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (English)
3:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 8 to 12
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Heure du conte et Atelier – Langue des Signes Québécoise (LSQ)

A story hour with selected stories, signed by the Deaf clown and told by a facilitator.

Followed by Dis-Cover, a workshop in the form of games in Quebec Sign Language (QSL).

SUNDAY, MARCH 12

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 4 to 12, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

 

L’incroyable secret de Barbe Noire

At the request of his ailing grandfather, a boy digs up a mysterious box that emits cries and curses. Discover the secret it has held for over 400 years! Franck Sylvestre tells the story of the curse of Moctezuma, ruler of the Aztecs of Mexico, the conquistador Cortés and the ill-fated Blackbeard. Wanting his grandfather to see out his days in peace and break an evil spell, a young boy seeks advice from a strange night guard, while for Blackbeard, destiny awaits.

Franck Sylvestre, author and performer

Sunday, February 26, 3 p.m.

Stewart Hall – Grand Salon

Ages 4 to 10
In French

Presented by Les Productions Ratatouille

 

Les Minidoux

Toukouli, a very friendly groundhog, is surprised by Raspberry the skunk in tears. She is desperate because she has lost her “minidoux”, magical problem-eating pompoms! Is there a thief in the fantasy forest?

Tuesday, February 28, 3 p.m.

Stewart Hall – Grand Salon

Ages 2 to 7
In French

Presented by La petite valise théâtre

 

Hat Tricks!

Three funny stories about hats! In I Want My Hat Back, a big bear politely asks other animals if they have seen his hat. The rabbit’s answer is suspicious: “I did not steal a hat.” In This is Not My Hat, a bold and gleeful little fish steals a hat from a much larger fish. He thinks he’ll get away with it—but the big fish opens his eyes. Finally, in We Found a Hat, two turtles find one hat. “But there is only one hat, and there are two of us.” Will the hat destroy their friendship?

Adapted by Kathy MacLellan.
Presented by Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre

Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m.

Stewart Hall – Grand Salon

Age 4 and up
In English

EARTH DAY

Des activités pour sensibiliser petits et grands sur les sujets en lien avec l’environnement.

Making household cleaning products

In a small group, make three household products to clean your home effectively. Discover all the basic ingredients.

With MOTIO

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Adults
Registration required.
Non-members: $15

Family craft – Bird house

Family assembly of a house for chickadees. Decoration with paint.

Use of nails.
Bring a hammer.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

Le numérique en mode zéro déchet

Digital technology is taking up more and more space in our professional and personal lives, generating its share of visible waste… but also invisible. Learn how to take action to reduce your impact!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Adults

Free admission

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Cartoon

Through physical theater, acrobatics and the art of clowning, Cartoon tackles the challenges of recycling with simplicity based on the themes of imagination, love and resilience. Touching, naive and optimistic, Frak is responsible for handling waste in a large company and creates large epic frescoes or comic parodies with cardboard. Arouse laughter with the poetry of the ephemeral, such is the clownish motor of the Cartoon universe.

François Isabelle, clown artist

Sunday, April 23, 3 p.m.

Stewart Hall – Grand Salon

Ages 4 to 12

Bilingual

For the whole family

 

DAY CAMPS

Day camps

Information on camps will be available at the beginning of March on the City’s website.

City of Pointe-Claire camps: cultural camps, canoe-kayak camps and recreational and sports camps

JUNE 26 TO AUGUST 18
Ages 3 ½ to 15  

 

AID FOR SENIORS

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

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

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

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

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

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.

JUNE 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 AUGUST: 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.

MAY 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.

MAY 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

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 PARENTS AND CHILDREN

 

1 – 5 year olds

Through a series of obstacle courses, games, exercises and coordinated activities, toddlers are encouraged to run, jump, dance, roll and climb. These activities are aimed

at developing their motor skills and giving them a feeling of pride in their personal

accomplishments while reinforcing their self-esteem. The environment where the activities take place is very lively and often accompanied by music. Ultimately, the main goal is to have fun! The activities are varied and enable the children to experience a wide range of games that are adapted according to their age and abilities. The presence of a parent is mandatory.

Stewart Hall

Presence of a parent is required.

All levels : $90

Cheeky Chicks and Bouncing Bunnies – 12 to 20 months

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

 

Rascally Raccoons – 20 to 24 months

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

 

Buddy Bears  – 2 to 2 1/2 years old

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

 

Feisty Foxes, Soccer option – 3 to 4 years old

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

Winter session

From February 18 to April 29
(10 sessions)

No class : April 8

 

 

Wonder Wolves – 2 1/2 to 3 years old

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

 

Feisty Fox – 3 to 4 years old

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

 

Energetic Eagles – 4 to 5 years old

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

Winter session

From February 19 to April 30
(10 sessions)

No class : April 9

 

 

Creative Dance

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

With Stéphanie Lachance

Stewart Hall

JANUARY 28 TO MAY 20

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS : MARCH 4, APRIL 8

Saturday 10 to 10:45 a.m.

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

STEWART HALL

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

All levels : $104

 

Multi Dance

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

With Stéphanie Lachance

JANUARY 28 TO MAY 20

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS : MARCH 4, APRIL 8

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

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

STEWART HALL

6 to 7 years old : $104
8 to 11 years old : $122

Circus and trapeze

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

With Joel Savoie
(Productions Bataclan)

 

FEBRUARY 12 TO APRIL 30

NO CLASS: FEBRUARY 26, APRIL 9
(10 sessions)

Age 5 – Sunday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Ages 6 to 7 – Sunday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 8 to 12 – Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL
All levels : $94

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

Dance and cardio

Modern Line Dancing

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

With Marc Mitchell

Centre Noël-Legault

JANUARY 30 TO MARCH 27

(9 sessions)

Monday 7 to 8:30 p.m.

All levels : $117

FEBRUARY 2 TO MARCH 30

(9 sessions)

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

All levels : $117

 

Ballroom Dancing

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

With Maxime Deslauriers

and Romy Glowacki

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

Beginner – Thursday 7 to 8 p.m.

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

STEWART HALL

$255 / couple

Oriental belly dancing

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

With Aïsha

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 10

(15 sessions)

Beginner – Wednesday 6:30 to 8 p.m

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

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

$179

Argentine tango

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

With Maxime Deslauriers

and Romy Glowacki

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

Beginner – Thursday 9 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

$255 / couple

Classical ballet

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

With Alison Dewar

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 26

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: MARCH 10, APRIL 7

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

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels : $158

Zumba® fitness

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

Mainly in English.

With Violetta Naumiuk

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 9

(15 sessions)

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

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels  : $134

 

Low-impact cardio and toning

A cardio workout that will get your heart rate up with fun and easy-to-follow steps without putting any unnecessary stress on joints. Includes: core strengthening and stretching, as well as exercises with weights, resistance bands and Swiss ball.

With Dolores Paquette

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 19

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: APRIL 7

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

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels  : $102

 

Pilates 

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

With Alison Dewar

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 17

(15 lessons)

NO CLASS: MARCH 8

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

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels : $102

FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 26

(15 lessons)

NO CLASS: MARCH 10, APRIL 7

Friday 10 to 11 a.m.

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels : $102

 

Fusion fitness

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

With Dolores Paquette

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 lessons)

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

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels : $134

Essentrics – Classical stretching

Dynamic and fluid strengthening and stretching exercises.

With Dolores Paquette

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 9
(15
sessions)
Tuesday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.CENTRE NÖEL-LEGAULTAll levels : $102
FEBRUARY 3 TO MAY 19

NO CLASS: APRIL 7

(15 sessions)

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

CENTRE NÖEL-LEGAULT

All levels : $102

Multi-dance
NEW!

Come and have fun while keeping your body in shape with different dance styles: salsa, hip hop, Broadway jazz style, disco, classical ballet, and African dance. Explore with technical movements, combinations, and simple choreographies.

No experience required. Beginners are welcome.

With Stéphanie Lachance

JANUARY 28 TO MAY 20

NO CLASS: APRIL 4 and APRIL 8

(15 sessions)

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

STEWART HALL

All levels : $150

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

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 15

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: APRIL 10

Monday 7 to 8 p.m.

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

All levels : $134

Yoga

Bring your yoga mat.

Easy yoga for seniors

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

With Delia Courmanopoulos, physiotherapist

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 15

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS : APRIL 10

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

DE LA BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

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

Presented virtually via Zoom

De La Baie-De-Valois Nautical Centre starting in April

Beginner and intermediate : $245

Relaxing Flow Yoga

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

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in English

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

Thursday 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

CENTRE NÖEL-LEGAULT

Beginner and intermediate : $179

Hatha yoga sivananda

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

With Louise Morgan

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 10

(15 sessions)

Beginner – Wednesday 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Intermediate – Wednesday 7:45 to 9 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels : $150

Hatha yoga kripalu

Breathing, postures, relaxation and meditation allow you to exercise all body parts softly, while softening and strengthening muscles and joints.

With Kathleen McAdams

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 9

(15 sessions)

Tuesday 9:30 to 11 a.m.

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

Beginner and intermediate : $179

Yoga stretching

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

With Alison Dewar

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 17

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: MARCH 8

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

CENTRE NOËL-LEGAULT

All levels : $102

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS – AQUATIC CENTRE

 

 

Fitness Classes

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

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

No memberships will be available this season.

See the programming here

 

 

WEIGHT ROOM – AQUATIC CENTRE

 

Weight Room

See the schedule here

ACTIVE AT HOME

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

Longevity Stick

Balance and Conditioning

Barre – Pilates

Strength and balance (chair)

Pilates

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Art, musique 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

SEPTEMBER TO JUNE

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

STEWART HALL

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

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

Suzuki 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

SEPTEMBER TO MAY

(31 sessions)

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

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

VIOLIN: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

FLUTE: Tuesday and Thursday

STEWART HALL

Age 4 and up, including adults

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

No musical background is necessary.

Individual classes (some group classes are included).

 

Guitar or ukulele – Individual 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

Ages 8 to 17

All levels: $203

 

Sessions via Zoom

JANUARY 30 TO MARCH 20

NO CLASS: FEBRUARY 27

(7 sessions)

MARCH 27 TO MAY 15
NO CLASS: APRIL 10

(7 sessions)

MONDAY 3:30 to 6 p.m.
(30 minutes per session)

In-person sessions in 

FEBRUARY 1 TO MARCH 22

NO CLASS : MARCH 1
(7 sessions

MARCH 29 TO MAY 10
(7 sessions)

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

STEWART HALL

 

Musical Awakenings

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

With Shannon Simpson

 

FEBRUARY 4 TO MARCH 25

NO CLASS: MARCH 4
(7 sessions)

APRIL 1 TO MAY 20

NO CLASS: APRIL 8
(7 sessions)

6 to 18 MONTHS WITH A PARENT

SATURDAY 11 to 11:45 a.m.

18 to 36 MONTHS WITH A PARENT

SATURDAY 10 to 10:45 a.m.

AGES 3 to 5

SATURDAY 9 to 9:45 a.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $62

Art after school –
Nature and art

Canadian nature, its wildlife and the environment are explored through group discussions, hands-on art activities and experimentation with various materials and techniques: drawing, painting, clay, etc.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 16

NO CLASS: FEBRUARY 28

(15 sessions)

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

STEWART HALL

Ages 7 to 13

All levels : $198

My art studio

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

With Nancy Norena

FEBRUARY 2 TO APRIL 27

NO CLASS: MARCH 2

(12 sessions)

THURSDAY 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Ages 6 to 10

All levels: $158

Stewart Hall

Elementary art

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

With Nancy Norena

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 6

NO CLASS: MARCH 4 & APRIL 8

(12 sessions)

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

Ages 6 to 10

All levels: $116

Stewart Hall

My beginnings in art

Discovery of the joys of experimentation and creation with different art materials and various techniques.

With Nancy Norena

 

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 6

NO CLASS: MARCH 4 & APRIL 8

(12 sessions)

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

Ages 2 to 3 with a parent

All levels: $97

Stewart Hall

Little artists’ studio

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

With Nancy Norena

 

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 6

NO CLASS: MARCH 4 & APRIL 8

(12 sessions)

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

Ages 4 to 5

All levels: $116

Stewart Hall

Science workshops for kids

Discover and explore fields of science through interactive demonstrations and hands-on activities in a friendly and inclusive environment, by topics as: Water, Static Electricity and Magnets, My body, Optical Illusions, Gravity and much more.

With Daniela Meca

FEBRUARY 4 TO MAY 6

NO CLASS: FEBRUARY 11 & 25, MARCH 11 & 25, APRIL 8 & 22

(8 sessions)

SATURDAY 9 to 10:15 a.m.

SATURDAY 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Ages 5 to 7

Beginner: $134

Spring break art workshops

Also see other activities in the section Programs and events

Pop-up flowers

Children will learn paper techniques to make flowers grow off the page. Children will be offered a variety of colourful and patterned paper to choose from.

With Nancy Norena

FEBRUARY 28

TUESDAY 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Ages 5 to 8

STEWART HALL

Budding to blooming creations

Come celebrate the spring season by making colourful paintings. Kids will look closely at nature springing all around them through books and pictures. Children will have fun capturing the new season through paint.

With Nancy Norena

 

MARCH 2

THURSDAY 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Ages 9 to 12

STEWART HALL

Craft

4 O’Clock Craft Club

Children explore their creativity with a story and a craft.

JANUARY 20

FEBRUARY 3, 17

MARCH 3, 17, 31

APRIL 14, 28

MAY 5

FRIDAY 4 to 5 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 6 to 9

Members only. Registration required.

5 O’Clock Craft Club

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

JANUARY 20

FEBRUARY 3, 17

MARCH 3, 17, 31

APRIL 14, 28

MAY 5

FRIDAY 5 to 6 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 9 to 12

Members only. Registration required.

Craft – Shadow Light Box

Children create a beautiful box with their choice of shadow shape to illuminate with LED lights.

As part of the Night of Reading.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

7 to 8:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14
Members only.
Registration required.

Craft – Love Cats

Children cut and decorate a cat to their liking. The cat is hiding a message behind its tail. It can be given to a loved one.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 12

Members only.

Registration required.

Craft for All – Decor and Animals, Mixed techniques

Working in pairs is strongly recommended for this workshop, since cooperation is integral to this activity and is helpful with mutual aid (cutting, sewing, gluing, etc.). The following materials will be used: fabric, thread, bamboo, beads, felt, ink, paper and more.

People with a mild intellectual disability are invited to participate, with a companion.

FEBRUARY 5, 12 AND 19

SUNDAY 1:30 to 3 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 8 to 17, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required (participants must attend all three sessions).

Craft – Diorama pour les baleines

Whales face various threats, such as collisions with ships or entanglement in ghost nets.
Thanks to the LEAD method (Listen, Empathize, Act, and Drive), young participants use their creativity to create works of art incorporating slogans that reflect their concerns about the fate of the whales.

The artwork will be photographed and then sent, on behalf of the youth, to shipping companies, cruise lines and commercial fishermen to inspire them to make positive changes for the environment.

As part of Spring Break.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 12, with a parent for the younger ones
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Craft – Photography Activity

Learn how to make a pinhole camera. It is a cool way to be introduced to photography.

As part of Spring Break.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 8 to 12

Members only.
Registration required.

Craft – Sac pour attraper les cauchemars

Children and their parents hand sew a bag in which they can lock up their nightmares.

This craft will be accompanied by a story.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

2 to 3 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 8, with a parent

Members only.
Registration required.

Family Craft – Bird House

Family assembly of a house for chickadees. Decoration with paint.

Use of nails.

Bring a hammer.

As part of Earth Day.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12, with a parent

Members only.
Registration required.

Star Wars Day – May the Coaster be With You!

Young people create an exclusive Star Wars themed wooden coaster, whether they fall on the light or dark side of the force.

THURSDAY, MAY 4

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.
Registration required.

Reading Workshops

Reading Buddies

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 11
Members only.
Registration required for each session.

FRIDAYS

JANUARY 13
JANUARY 27
FEBRUARY 10
FEBRUARY 24
MARCH 24
APRIL 21

6:30 to 7 p.m. (French)
7:30 to 8 p.m. (English)

SATURDAYS

JANUARY 21
FEBRUARY 4
FEBRUARY 18
MARCH 18
APRIL 1
APRIL 15
APRIL 29

9:30 to 10 a.m. (French)
10:30 to 11 a.m. (English)

 

Book Clubs

Monthly meetings to share the love of books.

Members only.
Registration required.

Club de lecture – 3e année

JANUARY 17
FEBRUARY 14
MARCH 14
APRIL 11

TUESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 8 and 9

Club de lecture – 4e année

JANUARY 24
FEBRUARY 21
MARCH 21
APRIL 18

TUESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 9 and 10

Club de lecture – 5e et 6e année

JANUARY 31
MARCH 7, 28
APRIL 25

TUESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 12

Book Club – Grades 3 and 4

JANUARY 25
FEBRUARY 22
MARCH 22
APRIL 19

WEDNESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (English)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 8 to 10

Book Club – Grades 5 and 6

FEBRUARY 1
MARCH 1
MARCH 29

APRIL 26

WEDNESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (English)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 10 to 12

 

Atelier de bibliothérapie jeunesse

Your child is invited to participate in a bibliotherapy workshop. In an effort to foster a calm and comforting group atmosphere, the meeting will begin with a brief child-friendly meditation. The facilitator will then read aloud short texts related to the theme from various literary genres. Children will then be encouraged to share their reactions and thoughts on the readings. The meeting will end with a convivial creative activity, which has the advantage of allowing the expression of emotions without using words.

Theme : Prendre le temps (Taking the time)

With Emilie Payette, Social Worker

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 10
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Story Hours

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

Members only.
Registration required.
Presence of a parent required.

Heure du conte

Followed by a craft activity.

JANUARY 17 TO MAY 2

NO CLASSES: February 28 and March 7

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Bébés-comptines

JANUARY 17 TO MAY 2

NO CLASSES: February 28 and March 7

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

Story Time, Music and Play

JANUARY 18 TO MAY 3

NO CLASSES: March 1 and 8

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

Bilingual Story Time

Followed by a craft activity.

JANUARY 19 TO MAY 4

NO CLASSES: March 2 and 9

THURSDAY 11 to 11:45 a.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Story Time at Valois

Followed by a craft activity.

JANUARY 20 TO MAY 12

NO CLASSES: March 3, 10 and April 7

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent

Story Time and Music at Valois

JANUARY 20 TO MAY 12

NO CLASSES: March 3, 10 and April 7

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

From birth to 35 months, with a parent

 

Story Time – Hugs

A story time themed around hugs in honor of International Hug Day (January 21).

Followed by a craft activity.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

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

Valois Morning Story Time and Action Songs

The Library will be reserved for this activity.

Followed by a craft activity.

SATURDAYS

JANUARY 28
FEBRUARY 11
(Valentine’s Day)
MARCH 18
APRIL 22 (Earth Day)

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 2 to 4, with a parent

Members only.
Registration required for each session.

Heure du conte – Matinées à Valois

The Library will be reserved for this activity.

Followed by a craft activity.

SATURDAYS

JANUARY 28
FEBRUARY 11
(Valentine’s Day)
MARCH 18
APRIL 22 (Earth Day)

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 2 to 4, with a parent

Members only.

Registration required for each session.

Story Hour ‒ Valentine’s Day

A story hour under the theme of love.

Followed by a craft activity.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (English)
3:30 to 4:15 p.m. (French)LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCHAges 3 to 6, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

Heure du conte – Beach Party

There’s nothing like a beach-themed party to forget about the gloom of winter! Children bring towels, beach hats and sunglasses for an event full of stories, songs and crafts.

For once, sunscreen won’t be necessary!

As part of Spring Break.

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Members only.
Registration required.

Storytime ‒ American Sign Language (ASL)

One story, two storytelling methods: first, the facilitators read a story. After the story is read, a few signs of American sign language will be taught, which children and adults will use to tell the story again, but this time by mixing words and signs.

Chosen story:  I Have to Go! by Robert Munsch

A short game and a question period will follow.

Offered by the Friends of the Pointe-Claire Public Library.

As part of Spring Break.

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

3 to 4 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 7, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

Beach Party Story Time

There’s nothing like a beach-themed party to forget about the gloom of winter! Children bring towels, beach hats and sunglasses for an event full of stories, songs and crafts.

For once, sunscreen won’t be necessary!

As part of Spring Break.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Members only.
Registration required.

Miss Debbie’s Celebration Story Time

Come and remember good times spent with Miss Debbie during her very popular story hours.

Followed by a craft activity.

As part of Spring Break.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

10:15 to 11 a.m. (English)
11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 8, with a parent

Members only.
Registration required.

Heure du conte et Atelier – Langue des Signes Québécoise (LSQ)

A story hour with stories chosen and signed by the Deaf clown and told by a facilitator.

A workshop in the form of games in Langue des signes Québécoise (LSQ) entitled “Dé-Couvrir” will follow.

As part of Spring Break.

SUNDAY, MARCH 12

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 4 to 8, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

Story Hour ‒ International Children’s Book Day

A story time with a theme to be announced at a later date. With children’s books, it can only be interesting!

Followed by a craft activity.

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Members only.
Registration required.

Writing Workshop

Lettres attachées

Lettres attachées is a project to promote the French language among young people. Authors are invited for an interview with animator Nicolas Ouellet, followed by a writing workshop during which participants will receive advice from the guest writer, to help them write a text.

Following the activity, aspiring writers who submit their work to the Lettres attachées website will have a chance to win a scholarship.

With Webster, slam poetry performer and writing workshops facilitator

As part of Spring Break.

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

 

1 to 3 p.m. (French)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 10 to 14
Members only.
Registration required.

Entertainment

Wanted: Presenters for the 2023 LEGO® Exhibit

Those interested in presenting their creations under the theme of Trains (or other theme of their choice) at the 2023 LEGO® Exhibit on March 18, are invited to meet with one enthusiast. Bring the construction(s) or photos (including scale) of larger ones.

With Sébastien Bouthillette, AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO®)

Saturday, January 28

 

Between 2 and 4 p.m.

You will be given an appointment time.

LIBRARY ‒ VALOIS BRANCH

For all ages.
Members only.
Registration required.

2023 LEGO® Exhibit

Sébastien Bouthillette, Anne-Marie Perreault and Patrick Simard (adult LEGO® fans) present an exhibit on the theme Trains, in collaboration with citizens and students from École primaire Pointe-Claire and École secondaire Félix-Leclerc.

Avec Sébastien Bouthillette, Anne-Marie Perreault et Patrick Simard, AFOL (Adult Fans of LEGO®).

Saturday, March 18

12 to 4 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

Drop-in.

 

LEGO Club®

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

Ages 5 to 12
Members only.
Registration required for each date.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

1:15 to 2:15 p.m.
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Theme: Transportation (trains, cars, planes, boats, …)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

FRIDAY, MARCH 3 (Spring Break)

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

3 to 4 p.m.

Theme: Fantasy World

CENTRAL LIBRARY

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8 (Spring Break)

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

3 to 4 p.m.

Theme: Fantasy World

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Chemical reactions

What is a chemical reaction? Children make potions worthy of the best alchemists! Colours, temperature changes, smoke… amazing demonstrations! Participants discover that it’s all more chemical than magical!

As part of Spring Break.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

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

3 to 4 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 8, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Let’s Talk Science Activity Bundles – Evolution and Adaptation

This winter, 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 A Brief History Through Time: Dinosaurs and Friends from home. Each bundle will have a small marine fossil!

Pick up your bundle at the Library.

As part of Spring Break.

STRARTING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

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

 

Forensics

How does science help solve crimes? Participants move to the lab to explore different identification techniques: fingerprints, chemical reactions, microscopic analysis and luminescence.

As part of Spring Break.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

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

3:15 to 4:45 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 8 to 12
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Easter Egg Hunt

Children hunt for a plastic egg hidden in the children’ section and exchange it for a chocolate one.

From birth to age 12
Drop-in.

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

1 to 5 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Poem in Your Pocket Day

The Poem in Your Pocket Day (PIYP) event, celebrates poetry in a participatory way. Everyone can participate by sharing their love of poetry. On PIYP Day, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, coffee shops, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #PocketPoem.

Stop by the library to participate, we have a few things to suggest.

This day is in conjunction with the Journée du poème à porter.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

 

Star Wars Day

To celebrate Star Wars Day, children are invited to drawing and craft activities related to a galaxy far, far away.

The goal: make the children section worthy of the Skywalkers.

APRIL 29 TO MAY 4

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 12

Drop-in.

 

24 Hours of Science

Book Display

Theme: Let’s discover together: Fauna and flora!

Bibliographies created specially for the event will be available at the Library and on the biblio.pointe-claire.ca portal.

FRIDAY, MAY 5

SATURDAY, MAY 6

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

Défis nature

Together, children participate in games from the Défis Nature collection.

FRIDAY, MAY 5

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12
Members only.
Registration required.

Family Movie

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

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

FRIDAYS

FEBRUARY 3
(French)

FEBRUARY 17
(English)

APRIL 14
(English)

6:30 to 8 p.m.

MONDAYS

FEBRUARY 27 – Spring Break
(French)

MARCH 6 – Spring Break
(English)

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Special Musical Movies

Families are invited to come sing along to a famous movie everyone will know the lyrics of.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

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

Spring Break

FRIDAY, MARCH 3 (French)

FRIDAY, MARCH 10 (English)

6:30 to 8 p.m.

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENAGERS

*

Lorsque les consignes gouvernementales ne permettent pas la tenue d’événements en personne, les activités seront offertes exclusivement en vidéoconférence via l’application Zoom (sauf indication contraire). Les personnes inscrites en seront informées.

Volunteering at the library

Information: 514 630-1218, ext. 1633.

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

Assisting Activity Facilitators

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

Various dates and times

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Book Reviews

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

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

JANUARY 9
FEBRUARY 13
MARCH 13
APRIL 17
MAY 15

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

TUESDAYS

FEBRUARY 7

APRIL 4

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

Reading Buddies Training

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

Those interested must have followed the training to participate. During the training, Big Buddies receive their training kit as well as tips and tricks.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13

5 to 5:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Decoration Committee

Teens earn volunteer hours by creating themed decorations for the teen and children’s sections.

FRIDAYS

JANUARY 27
MARCH 24
MAY 26

4 to 5:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Teen Council

Teens share their opinion on past activities and their ideas for those to come.

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Focus on Books

Night of Reading – D&D: Library Mystery

Teens and young adults are invited to dive into the world of Dungeons and Dragons for a very special night. A literary mystery, fantasy creatures and an adventure that cannot be missed.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

5 to 9 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 15 to 21
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Book Bags – You’re Just My Type!

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

Limited quantity.

IN FEBRUARY

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration: Teen Book bags Form

Discovery Workshop

Homework

Homework Club

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

 

FRIDAYS

JANUARY 20
FEBRUARY 24
MARCH 17
APRIL 21

4 to 6 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Drop-in.
Limited space. First come, first served.

Study Café

For those stressing about upcoming exams, the Library offers a special Study Café with activities and snacks all day long. The reading room will be reserved for high school, college and university students.

SATURDAY, MAY 20

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Students – High School, College, University
Drop-in.

 

Queer Up Your Life

For a night, teens come to do their nails or create bracelets with queer colours, while discussing issues the LGBTQ+ community faces.

Allies welcome!

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Sprouts and Microgreens Seeds of Life

Teens learn how to sprout their own seeds and grow microgreens indoors all year long. This workshop will also allow them to discover all of the ways they can incorporate microgreens in their daily diet.

With Nevine Elchibini

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required

 

Star Wars Day – May the Coaster be With You!

Teens have the chance to create an exclusive Star Wars themed wooden coaster, whether they fall on the light or dark side of the force.

THURSDAY, MAY 4

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14
Members only.
Registration required.

Entertainment

 

D&D Club Adventures

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

Premade characters will be available for teens who did not participate in the Character Creation activity during the summer of 2022.

THURSDAYS

JANUARY 26
FEBRUARY 16
MARCH 16
APRIL 13
MAY 25

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

 

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 in the Library.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

2 to 3:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

Art

Artists’ study group – Studio with a live model

 

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

No instructor.
Coordinator: Mimi Ramalho

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 8

NO CLASS: APRIL 10

(14 sessions)

MONDAY 12 to 3 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

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

Art walks

Discover Montreal’s vibrant art scene. Visits of art galleries, centres and studios.

With Mimi Ramalho, art historian

MARCH 25, APRIL15, MAY 13

JUNE 10

(4 sessions)

SATURDAY 1 to 5 p.m.

All levels: $38 / outing

Transportation not included. Possibility of carpooling with other participants.

Watercolours

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

With Valerie McKee
Mainly in English.

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 15

NO CLASS: APRIL 10
(15 sessions)

MONDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

All levels: $357

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 23: FREE WORKSHOP!

1 to 4 p.m.
STEWART HALL

Studio oil-acrylic painting

This course teaches the process of creating a painting through exercises focusing on colours and their application, in order to create perspective, volume and texture.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 9

(15 sessions)

TUESDAY 1:15 to 4:15 p.m.

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

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $408

Studio drawing

Academic approach used to introduce basic drawing elements such as lines, tonal values, texture, and perspective.  Understanding how to draw improves the skills needed for painting, designing, sculpting, and creating artworks in general. On the agenda: exercises for drawing still life, landscape and human figure.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 10

(15 sessions)

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

WEDNESDAY 5 to 8 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $408 

Beginners in art
NEW!

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

With Venecija Levi-Breder

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

THURSDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $408

Introduction to mixed media

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

With Geneviève Sideleau

FEBRUARY 1 TO MARCH 29

NO CLASS: MARCH 8

(8 sessions)

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $165

Exploring collage art

NEW!

Geared towards creative people of all levels, you will learn about composition, colour and image transfers as means to create dynamic, vibrant and meaningful collage pieces using found images, papers and low relief materials.

With Jennifer Schuler

FEBRUARY 2 TO MARCH 16

(7 sessions)

THURSDAY 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

All levels: $120

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 26: FREE WORKSHOP!

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE 

Colour and abstraction in drawing

NEW!

Wanting to push your drawing practice to a new and exciting direction? In this course you will explore abstraction, unique drawing from life exercises, and urban sketching. Materials such as ink and brush, pencils, conte, and sticks, will be used.

With Jennifer Schuler

MARCH 23 TO MAY 4

(7 sessions)

THURSDAY 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Intermediate / advanced level : $120

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25: FREE WORKSHOP!

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Pastel: landscape
and still life

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

With Susanne Strater

FEBRUARY 7 TO APRIL 11

(10 sessions)

TUESDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $238

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31: FREE WORKSHOP!

1 to 4 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Drawing portraits

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

Wtih Geneviève Sideleau

JANUARY 30 TO MARCH 27

NO CLASS: MARCH 6

(8 sessions)

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Beginner: $165

Art history lectures:

From the exploration of the Italian primitives to the audacious naturalism of Caravaggio, passing through the works of genius of Botticelli, Michelangelo, Raphael, Parmigiano and Bernini, Italy experienced a true cultural renaissance in a few centuries. Florence and Rome bring together the greatest painters, sculptors and architects that history has retained. Through their masterpieces, it is this extraordinary turmoil and the underlying theoretical framework that will be retraced, showing in passing the best and the worst of human accomplishment.

Mainly in French

With Sylvie Coutu

FEBRUARY 6 TO MARCH 13

(6 sessions)

MONDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

All levels: $142

Offered virtually via Zoom

Craft

Soapstone carving

Learn the basics (tools, techniques, and finishing processes) and create your own sculpture.

With Rafic Dagher

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 15

NO CLASS: APRIL 10
(15 sessions)

MONDAY 7 to 9:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $308

Stained glass

Learn the basics of the “copper foil method” from a choice of predetermined patterns. More advanced participants can also continue to learn the “lead came” method.

With Anne Whelan

JANUARY 31 TO MARCH 28

NO CLASS: FEBRUARY 28
(8 sessions)

TUESDAY 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $256

List of materials to purchase provided on the first day of the workshop (approx. $175)

Pottery – throwing

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

Mainly in English.

With Joan Scott

JANUARY 30 TO APRIL 3

(10 sessions)

MONDAY 6:30 to 9 p.m.

JANUARY 31 TO APRIL 4

(10 sessions)

TUESDAY 6:30 to 9 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner: $256

Wet felting flower workshop

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

Mainly in English. Material included. Bring a towel.

With Doris White

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3

2 to 3:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $17

 

Wet felting workshop Flexible bracelet

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

Mainly in English. Material included. Bring a towel.

With Doris White

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

 

2 TO 3:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $17

Wet felting workshop – Decorative coaster

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

Mainly in English. Material included. Bring a towel.

With Doris White

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

2 to 4:30 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $26

Wet felting workshop Wall hanging

This unique technique involves laying and shaping fibres, then manipulating them to achieve beautiful images. Here, you will conceive a large decorative piece to hang on your wall. No prior experience needed. Bring an inspiration!

Mainly in English. Material included. Bring a towel.

With Doris White

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

1 to 5 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $50

Craft– “Welcome Spring!” Wreath

Using faux branches, flowers, ribbon and moss, learn how to create a spring wreath that will brighten any wall or door.

A wreath will be on display in the Central Library starting on January 7.

All craft materials provided. Please bring a pair of scissors.

With Debbie Smith

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Non-members: $15

Making household cleaning products

In a small group, make three household products to clean your home effectively. Discover all the basic ingredients.

With MOTIO

As a part of Earth Day.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required

Non-members: $15

Knitting

Knit Nights

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

With Geneviève Lussier and Janet Callary

JANUARY 23, 30

FEBRUARY 6, 13, 20, 27

MARCH 13, 20, 27

APRIL 3(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 6

MONDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required. Non-members: $15

Languages

English for beginners

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

With Magdalena Bacz

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 15

NO CLASS: APRIL 10

(15 sessions)

MONDAY 1 to 3 p.m.

Beginner: $231

STEWART HALL

Intermediate English

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

With Magdalena Bacz

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 15

NO CLASS: APRIL 10

(15 sessions)


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

Intermediate: $231

STEWART HALL

Italian for beginners

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

With Jacqueline Samperi Mangan

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 15

NO CLASS: APRIL 10

(15 sessions)

MONDAY 6 to 8 p.m.

Beginner: $231*
*Exercise manual and textbook to purchase.

STEWART HALL

Intermediate Italian

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

With Jacqueline Samperi Mangan

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 9

(15 sessions)

TUESDAY 1 to 3 p.m.

Intermediate: $231*
*Exercise manual and textbook to purchase.

STEWART HALL

Conversational Italian

An Italian language and culture workshop focused on everyday situations.

With Maria Eugenia Giochi

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 9

(15 sessions)

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

Advanced: $261

STEWART HALL

Intermediate Spanish

Discussions and life stories are used to practice verb tenses.

With Laura Molina

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 10

(15 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

Intermediate: $231*
*Exercise manual and textbook to purchase.

Offered virtually via Zoom

German for beginners

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

With Liane Harmat

FEBRUARY 2 TO MAY 11

(15 sessions)

THURSDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

Beginner: $231

STEWART HALL

Travel into the history and culture of the German speaking world

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

With Liane Harmat

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 9

(15 sessions)

TUESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

Intermediate and advanced: $231

STEWART HALL

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

One eRead Canada

Come join readers from across Canada at bilingual livestream events with Jean-Christophe Réhel to discuss his novel Tatouine. APRIL 1 TO APRIL 30

For more details :

Blogue de la bibliothèque (French)

Library blog (English)

One eRead Canada Book Club Facebook

 

Book Clubs

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

Registration required.
Non-members: $5

Book Discussion Club 

With Sabrina Julien

(5 sessions)
JANUARY 18
FEBRUARY 15
MARCH 15
APRIL 12
MAY 10

WEDNESDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Club de lecture 

With Amélie Boivin Handfield

(5 sessions)
JANUARY 19
FEBRUARY 16
MARCH 16
APRIL 20
MAY 18

THURSDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Evening Book Club 

With Grace Lee

(5 sessions)
JANUARY 12
FEBRUARY 9
MARCH 9
APRIL 20
MAY 11

THURSDAY

7 to 9 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Stewart Hall Book Club 

With Marjorie Hamilton-Harding

(5 sessions)
JANUARY 9
FEBRUARY 13
MARCH 13
APRIL 17
MAY 8

MONDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

STEWART HALL

Valois Book Club 

With Lynn Collins

(5 sessions)
JANUARY 16
FEBRUARY 13
MARCH 13
APRIL 17
MAY 8

MONDAY

7 to 9 p.m. (English)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

 

Circle of Life Writers

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

Beginner and intermediate

With Karen Zey

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

JANUARY 24, 31

FEBRUARY 7, 14, 21, 28

MARCH 7, 14, 21, 28

(10 sessions)

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

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).

Creative Writing

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

With Tim Fain

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Beginner and intermediate

Registration required (under Library activities).

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

MARCH 13, 20, 27

APRIL 3, 17, 24

MAY 1, 8

(8 sessions)

NO CLASS:  April 10

MONDAY 7 to 9 p.m. (English)

 

MARCH 15, 22, 29

APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26

MAY 3

(8 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 3 to 5 p.m. (English)

Computers

Dropbox and Google Drive

Learn how to use the cloud to store your documents.

With Denis Richard, Jr.

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

1:30 to 3 p.m (English)

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

Virtual meeting on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).

Digital Books and Magazines on iPad

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

With Denis Richard, Jr.

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

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

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

Virtual meeting on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).

Personal Development and Well-being

Book a Librarian

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

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

 

Book Knitting Help

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630

 

Book a Sewing Machine

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

 

Thinking of Selling Your House? What to Expect

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

With Diana Campbell

JANUARY 19, 26 AND FEBRUARY 2

(3 sessions)

THURSDAY 7 to 8 30 p.m. (English with bilingual question period)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all.

Registration required.

 

Volunteer Opportunities – Compagnons de conversation française

 

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

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

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

Special invitation: See L’humour en poésie lecture with Jacques Houchard on March 1.

FEBRUARY 6 TO MAY 8

(14 sessions)

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

The Magical World of Family History Research

What are the tools, techniques and databases used in discovering who your ancestors are?

With Gary Schroder, president of the Quebec Family History Society and international lecturer.

MARCH 23 and 30

(2 sessions)

THURSDAY 7 to 9 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Beginner and intermediate

Registration required.

 

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

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

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

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

APRIL 12, 19, 26

MAY 3, 10, 17

(6 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 1 to 3 p.m. (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).

Creative Journaling to Cultivate Mindfulness

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

A 9 X 12 inch (23 X 30.5 cm) unlined sketchbook is required. All other materials will be available on loan at the Library.

With Hélène Brunet

APRIL 21, 28

MAY 5, 12, 19, 26

(6 sessions)

FRIDAY 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Discovery Workshops

Puzzle fever!

Obsessed with puzzles? So are we! Take part in the ongoing puzzle swap or have fun trying to complete the puzzle of the week at the library.

Starting in January

Open to all

 

Cooking – Learn New Recipes Online

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

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

Registration required (under Library activities).

Cooking – Sprouts and Microgreens

With Nevine Elchibini, Nutritional Wellness Educator and Naturopath

TUESDAY, JANUARY 17

7 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Cooking – Haitian Cuisine – Diri Kole

You will receive the list of ingredients and materials for preparing this delicious meal with us!

With Centre Toussaint

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

7 p.m.

Videoconference on Zoom

Cooking – Vegetarian Menu

With Nevine Elchibini, Nutritional Wellness Educator and Naturopath

TUESDAY, MARCH 21

7 p.m. (English)

Videoconference on Zoom

Cooking – BBQ

With Chef Anthony Bardier

TUESDAY, MAY 23

7 p.m. (French)

Videoconference on Zoom

Bridge 

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

Beginner

Learn the basics.

With Ellen Simpson

MARCH 13, 20, 27

APRIL 3, 17, 24

MAY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: April 10 and May 22

MONDAY 2 to 4 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Intermediate

Learn proper bidding strategies.

With Francis Thérien

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

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

JANUARY 20, 27

FEBRUARY 3, 10, 17, 24

MARCH 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

APRIL 14
(12 sessions)

NO CLASS: April 7

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

Virtual meetings on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).

Night of Reading – D&D: Library Mystery

Teens and young adults are invited to dive into the world of Dungeons and Dragons for a special night. A literary mystery, fantasy creatures… An adventure not to be missed!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

5 to 9 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 15 to 21
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Designing Your Own Photo Books and Albums

With a little creativity and a few tools, you can turn your photos into magnificent albums capturing your favourite moments. Learn how to edit your photos, choose a theme, lay out the pages, and use text, backgrounds and filters to tell your story.

With Liudmila Siliayeva

JANUARY 26

FEBRUARY 2, 9, 16, 23

MARCH 2, 9. 16, 23

(9 sessions)

THURSDAY 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Non-members: $10

 

Study Café

For those stressing about upcoming exams, the Library offers a special Study Café with activities and snacks all day long. The reading room will be reserved for high school, college and university students.

SATURDAY, MAY 20

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Students – High School, College, University
Drop-in.

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

 

JANUARY 17, 31
FEBRUARY 14, 28
MARCH 14, 28
APRIL 11, 25
MAY 2, 16TUESDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (English)
JANUARY 12, 26

FEBRUARY 2, 9

MARCH 2, 23

APRIL 6, 27

MAY 11, 25

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

Tastings

Introduction to wine

Explore all the fundamentals of wine and learn how to taste it. Sharpen your senses and discover your preferences.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

Avec Giancarlo Rivera

FEBRUARY 2 TO 23

NO CLASS: FEBRUARY 9

(3 sessions)

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $165

STEWART HALL

Varietal spotlight: Syrah and Grenache

Discover two contrasting noble red grape varieties that are responsible for classic European styles and modern New World bottlings.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $61

STEWART HALL

Discover the wines of Australia and New Zealand

Isolated southern regions put their own creative spin on French classics such as Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, and much more. There is something for everyone!

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $61

STEWART HALL

The great reds of Italy

Italy is the land of diverse, unique, and enthralling red wines. From dependable Valpolicella, to charming Chianti, to exotic Etna. Come along for the ride and discover these and more!

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, APRIL 13

7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $61

STEWART HALL

Quality affordable wines

Reasonably priced good-quality

wines are sought after by all wine

connoisseurs. Discover great locally available wines.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $55

STEWART HALL

Photos

Digital photo 101 – Getting started

Go beyond AUTO mode – Learn the best features & settings of your new DSLR or mirrorless camera, with composition tips to create stunning landscape & portrait photos, plus processing tips in Photoshop Elements. Four stimulating assignments with Q&A and helpful critiques will give you new skills!

Mainly in English

With Frederic Hore

MARCH 6 TO APRIL 3

(5 sessions)

MONDAY 7:30 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginner : $94

Digital photo 102 – Getting creative!

Learn how to confidently use Manual mode, while exploring your creativity with movement, wide-angle imagery, night photography and more, plus new editing lessons with Photoshop Elements. An evening of outdoor night photography is included!  Four new assignments with helpful critiques will boost your experience!

Mainly in English.

With Frederic Hore

APRIL 17 TO MAY 15

(5 sessions)

MONDAY 7:30 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Intermediate : $94

Flash photography & home studio lighting

NEW!

It’s all about LIGHT! Learn how to light and enhance your portrait and product photography with an external flash. Participants will practice in-class using umbrellas, soft boxes, LED panels, reflectors and filters to create dramatic FX lighting.

Mainly in English.

With Frederic Hore

MARCH 7 TO APRIL 4

(5 sessions)

TUESDAY 7:30 to 10 p.m.*

* The session on Tuesday, March 21 is postponed to Wednesday, March 22 (same time)

STEWART HALL

Advanced : $102

Digital photo 201 – Taking creative control

Learn how to use RAW mode and the histogram for the best quality & exposure control on your DSLR or mirrorless camera. Shooting in Manual mode, flash-fill lighting, long-exposure imagery, creating panoramas, plus Photoshop Elements processing tips –will enhance your skills! An evening of outdoor night photography is included, with four unique assignments and helpful critiques!

Mainly in English.

With Frederic Hore

APRIL 11 TO MAY 19

(5 sessions)

TUESDAY 7:30 to 10 p.m.*

* The session on Tuesday, April 18 is postponed to Wednesday, April 19 (same time)

STEWART HALL

Intermediate : $94

All about travel photography

NEW!

 

From planning your trip, researching the country, to protecting your valuable camera equipment from theft and weather, renowned photographer and lecturer Frederic Hore will show you how!

Stunning images from the beautiful Renaissance castles of France, the souks of Marrakech, Iceland’s colourful puffins, to gigantic icebergs and cute penguins in Antarctica will be featured, showing you how and where they were taken! So come with your questions and be prepared to have some fun!

A FREE – 12-page, printed Travel Resource List and Where to Buy directory, discount airline websites and more will be provided.

Mainly in English.

With Frederic Hore

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10

7:30 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

All levels: $20

Mastering Photoshop Elements LIVE

This 5-night, 13-hour workshop will teach you how to master Photoshop Elements amazing tools, to process and print great photos! Learn how to crop, resize, sharpen, add borders and type, plus more, step-by-step, with LIVE * hands-on training on your own laptop! Includes two assignments with critique.

Mainly in English.

With Frederic Hore

TUESDAY, MAY 16 AND 23

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17 AND 24

THURSDAY, MAY 18

7:30 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL

Beginners and intermediate:
$105

TALKS, LECTURES AND AUTHOR EVENTS

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS (ZOOM)

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

On-site participation: Drop-in.

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

 

Pointe-Claire’s Most Endangered Story                    

Jason Bolanis has spent over a decade creating video content and branded entertainment. He’s uncovered and chronicled stories of lesser-known history about cities, municipalities, museums, libraries and even shopping malls.

Join Jason as he recounts his four-year journey of discovery and presents “Pointe-Claire’s Most Endangered Story”.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11

7 to 8:30 p.m (English)

Nuit de la lecture – 5e  édition

For the Night of Reading, meet Roxanne Bouchard, author of the Moralès series. She tells us about her research in Gaspésie, her writing tips and lulls us with her salty readings.

Wine and cheese will be served.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 In person only

5:45 to 7 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required at the Circulation Desk or by phone at 514-630-1218 ext. 1624

Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness and Healthy Aging

What is true happiness?  What are the benefits of being happy and how can we create positive change to achieve our own personal well-being?

Barbara Arzooni will present ways to develop happiness and healthy aging.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 – Videoconference only

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

Better Sleep for Families

Good sleep habits start young! Come and learn the best practices for ensuring your young children get healthy sleep, right from the very beginning. Ask our sleep consultant any of your bedtime questions.

With Jamie Contarini, Sleep Consultant

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 – Videoconference only

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

Asie du Sud-Est : Thaïlande – Singapour – Vietnam – Cambodge – Kuala Lumpur

5 countries, 100 days of cultural, gastronomic and historical discoveries in Southeast Asia. Temples, green nature, cities, markets and cooking classes, original modes of transportation, smiles and encounters are intertwined. Discover the must-sees of this welcoming land!

With Jennifer Doré Dallas

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 – In person only

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

Tout savoir sur les semis

“Oh no, my seedlings are all dead!” Have you ever woken up one morning only to discover that you have to start all over despite your best efforts? This lecture will teach you the basics of planting and seedlings: the dirt, light, seeds, sicknesses, set-up, transplanting, etc.

With PRAQ (Pour un Réseau Actif dans nos Quartiers)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 – In person only

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

Mark Abley Strange Bewildering Time: Istanbul to Kathmandu in the Last Year of the Hippie Trail

Mark Abley, a writer and longtime resident of Pointe-Claire, will introduce his new book – a literary travelogue about his three-month journey across west and south Asia in 1978. As well as telling stories about his experiences, Mark will reflect on the meanings and impacts of the “hippie trail,” and will describe some of the changes that have occurred in the region since.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

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

L’humour en poésie avec Jacques Houchard

For many, poetry is dark, gloomy, lyrical, incomprehensible, heavy, sad, obscure, boring…

Through this recital, we discover that it can be funny, light, sparkling, and sometimes comical.

Discover amusing poets, from Clément Marot to François Coppée, and Banville, Voltaire, Sidredoulx, Armand Gouffé and many others.

An hour of literary pleasure accessible to all. Participants in the French Conversation Companions workshop are welcome.

As part of the Mois de la Francophonie

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 – In person only

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

Active Travel in the Maritimes

Join Katheryn Kästner and discover active travel adventures awaiting you in the Atlantic provinces.  Through photos and stories from her time working as a guide, she will take you along the best cycling and hiking routes in Canada’s Maritime regions.

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

Forgotten The story of the British Home Children

A lecture on the novel Stepping Stones, portraying the lives of children sent to Canada to work as servants and farm labourers. More than 100,000 of these children came to Canada.

With John Milnes

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

 

Ann Lambert – Whale Fall

“In the heat of a lush Laurentian summer, Marie Russell and Detective Roméo Leduc are getting married at last – but when the unthinkable occurs, they are forced to abandon their honeymoon to bring a murderer to justice. Their investigation will plunge them into the bigger battle for environmental justice, and force them to dig up some long-buried secrets.”

Come join Montreal author and playwright Ann Lambert for a discussion of Whale Fall, the third book in the Russell and Leduc Mystery Series set right here in Montreal and the Laurentians!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

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

From Energy Transition to Ecological Resilience Pointe-Claire in the Era of Climate Change

This lecture will present the issues at stake in energy transition.  Two experts from GRAME (Group of recommendations and actions for a better environment) will explain what this transition is about.

With Sandrine Tessier and Elise Légaré-Hains.

The presentation will be followed by a report of  the current opportunities and efforts underway in Pointe-Claire to begin this transition.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

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

A Garden for Birds

A biologist from Le Nichoir will show you how to create a backyard that is attractive and safe for our winged neighbours.

You will learn more about the different feeders, seeds, plants and baths that will attract birds and how to create a safe haven for them.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

7 to 8:30 p.m.

An Evening with Author Rosemary Sullivan

Born in Valois, Rosemary Sullivan  is the author of fifteen books in the multiple genres of biography, memoir, poetry, travelogue, and short fiction, including the award-winning titles Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen, Villa Air-Bel and Stalin’s Daughter. In 2012 Sullivan became an Officer of the Order of Canada and has won several awards. Her latest book, published in twenty-two countries, is The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 – Videoconference only

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

Le numérique en mode zéro déchet

Digital technology is becoming more and more important in our professional and personal lives, generating a lot of waste, both visible and invisible. Learn how to reduce your impact!

As part of Earth Day.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 – In person only

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