Leisure – Winter 2024

A world of activities for you to enjoy!

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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-Urquhart Sports Centre

NON-RESIDENTS

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

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

Aquatic Centre

Residents: Starting Tuesday, November 28, 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m.
Registration information: November 28 and December 5, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1355

Olive-Urquhart Sports Centre

Residents: Starting Tuesday, November 28, 7 p.m.
Non-residents: Starting Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m.
Registration information: November 28 and December 5, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514- 630-1210

Nautical Activities (Canoe Kayak)

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

Cultural Centre

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

Residents: Starting Tuesday, January 9 at 7 pm.
Non-residents: Starting Thursday, January 11 at 7 pm.
Registration information: January 9 and 11, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1366

Learning through play preschool program: Registration underway.

Information: 514-630-1220, ext.1774

Suzuki flute and violin program: Registration underway.

Information: 514-630-1220, ext.1777

Recreation

Preschool Skating Program

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

Library

Residents: Starting Tuesday, January 9 at 7 p.m.
Non-residents*: Starting Thursday, January 11 at 7 p.m.Registration in person for children and teens.Family membership required.Registration information: January 5 and 11, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 514-630-1225*A family membership is required for non-residents to be able to register for chlidren and teen activities.Registration must be done in person.ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS: If the activity is cancelled, the registration fees will be refunded in full. If a participant cancels, a refund will be granted when there is a major reason for cancellation and the request is made before the activity begins.

 

ADDRESS BOOKS AND OPENING HOURS

SPECIAL EVENTS

Night of Reading

Night of Reading

Join Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning Montreal author Sean Michaels for an intimate evening exploring his latest novel, Do You Remember Being Born. A meditation on AI, art, family, connection, the meaning of life and the contemporary world: Michaels will discuss the book’s making as well as his past work (Us Conductors, The Wagers). An evening with wine and cheese.

With Sean Michaels

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all.

Drop-in.

Evening Story Hour

Special bilingual story hour about kids not wanting to or unable to sleep.

As part of Night of Reading

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

(Children’s section)

3 to 6 years old and their family

Drop-in.

Craft: Calcifer

A craft inspired by the movie “Howl’s Moving Castle” from Studio Ghibli.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

(Teen’s section)

7 to 12 years old and their family

Drop-in.

Reading in the library

In a subdued atmosphere, families are invited to come and read in the library while it is closed. Bring your flashlights, sleeping bags or yoga mats and find a comfortable corner in the children’s section.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

(Children’s section)

0 to 12 years old and their family

Drop-in.

 

Night of Reading

For Night of Reading, professionals will be at the library to offer their advice on a select choice of manga and to invite you to sample tea.

Ages 12 and up

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Manga Library

Come relax by the fireplace with a new series or your favourite manga.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

7 to 9:30 p.m. (bilingual)

Open to all

Drop-in.

Tea Sampling

A choice of flavours is offered in collaboration with the Cha Noir tea house.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

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

Open to all

Drop-in

Limited quantity

Family Literacy Day – Let’s have a family party!

In collaboration with Literacy Unlimited

Valois Morning Story Time and Action Songs

The Library will be reserved for this activity.

Followed by a craft activity

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 2 to 4, with a parent

Members only.

Registration required.

Heure du conte – Matinées à Valois

The Library will be reserved for this activity.

Followed by a craft activity.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 2 to 4, with a parent

Members only.

Registration required.

Craft – Totoro Bookmark

Tweens create a felt bookmark in the image of the most famous Ghibli Studios creature.

With Eugenia Venegas

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 9 to 11

Members only.

Registration required.

Craft – Totoro Bookmark

Tweens create a felt bookmark in the image of the most famous Ghibli Studio creature.

With Eugenia Venegas

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.

Registration required.

Reading Challenge 

In January, you can take part in a reading challenge (Tic-Tac-Toe) and other activities. Game sheets (bilingual) are available at the Library or on this page: https://literacyunlimited.ca/family/ .

You’re invited to share photos of the books you’ve read or activities you’ve completed on social media.

Use the following hashtags: #LiteracyUnlimited #FLD (Family Literacy Day), #JAF (Journée de l’alphabétisation familiale), and #BibliothequePointeClaire + #PointeClaireLibrary.

Return your completed Tic-Tac-Toe to the Library before Thursday, February 1. The prize, a gift certificate from a local bookstore, will be drawn in early February.

In collaboration with Literacy Unlimited.

JANUARY 2024

CENTRAL AND VALOIS BRANCH LIBRARY

0 to 12 years and their families

Bilingual

Celebrate Chinese New Year     

In collaboration with the West Island Chinese Community Center of Montreal

Chinese Story Time

Families with young children are invited to this special story time which will feature picture books from our new Chinese-language collection.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (Chinese)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Multimedia Room

2 to 5 years

Members only.

Registration required.

Calligraphy Workshop

During this workshop, volunteers from the Chinese Association will introduce you to
the ancient techniques of calligraphy, using ink and brush.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

1 to 4 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Multimedia Room

Open to all.

Drop-in.

Abacus

Practice your counting skills with this invention that comes from China.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

1 to 4 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Multimedia Room

Open to all.

Drop-in.

Snacks

Snacks will be served.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

1 to 4 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Multimedia Room

Open to all.

Drop-in.

2024 CULTURAL RENDEZ-VOUS (ARTS AND CULTURE)

2024 CULTURAL RENDEZ-VOUS (ARTS AND CULTURE)

Come celebrate the best of the arts in an enchanting setting during our annual Cultural Rendez-Vous event: exhibitions, art workshops and skills demonstrations, café-terrasse, circus, face painting, music, dance and performances for kids and adults in Stewart Park!

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Sunday, May 26

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free admission

SPRING BREAK

Family Movie

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

FRIDAYS

MARCH 1

(French)

MARCH 8

(English)

6:30 to 8 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

 

Magical Royal Ball

Hear ye, hear ye! The royal highnesses of Pointe-Claire cordially invite princes and princesses, knights and ladies, and all fairies and magical creatures in the realm to a ball at Stewart Hall Manor on the third day of the third month of the year two thousand and twenty-four.

We bid all young squires and damsels enter their names on the royal list at the very beginning of the registration period for the winter season to receive a formal invitation by mail.

Festivities will include tales, crafts, dancing, snacks, and a ceremony to bestow good fortune.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. (bilingual)

STEWART HALL

Ages 4 to 8, with attendants (family)

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Let’s Talk Science Activity Bundles – Space Technology

Children will do some activities and experiments with the wonderful McGill University science student volunteers who make the program Let’s Talk Science work.

Each activity will focus on the discoveries, innovations and backgrounds of different scientists.  Participants will be able to take home what they will have created during the session.

STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 4

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Ages 6 to 12

Open to all.

First come, first serve.

 


Family Board Games

Come explore and try out new innovative board games. Come with your family for fun and laughter.

With BoardGamesNMore

 

MONDAY, MARCH 4

 1:30 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12, parents can attend

Members only.

Registration required for all family members participating in this activity.

 

Just Dance Tournament

For an afternoon, teens compete in a ruthless Just Dance tournament on the Nintendo Switch. Who will be able to top the K-Pop professionals in hard mode?

 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.

Registration required.

 

RECORDERS ON THE RUN

Join the recorders on the run for a lap around the track that will take your breath away. Ready, set, go!

For the music Olympics, these four virtuosos train day and night to develop the nimblest fingers, the strongest embouchures, and the finest ears in the world. Prepare yourself for an exciting, athletic performance with Flûte Alors! From the sopranino to the great bass, these musicians use different types of recorders to showcase an array of music including baroque, contemporary, popular, and world music. They can do it all!

Vincent Lauzer, Marie-Laurence Primeau, Alexa Raine-Wright, Caroline Tremblay, recorders

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

10 a.m.

For the whole family

Age 3 and up

In English

A Jeunesses Musicales Canada co-production with Flûte-Alors!

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

LEGO Club®

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

Ages 5 to 12

Free admission.

Limited number of participants at the same time

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

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

Theme: Animals

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Friendship bracelets

A myriad of threads and beads are available for young people to create bracelets they can then exchange with their friends.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Story Hour – Dancing and moving

A story hour where children dance and move.

Followed by a craft activity.

As part of Spring Break

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

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

10:45 to 11:30 a.m. (French)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Craft – Origami

Children interested in origami choose between templates of various difficulty levels.

With Mme Tsugiko (Richie) OGINO with French-speaking volunTeens

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

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

9 to 12: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Let’s Talk Science Activities – Space Technology

Children will do some activities and experiments with the wonderful McGill University science student volunteers who make the program Let’s Talk Science work.

Each activity will focus on the discoveries, innovations and backgrounds of different scientists.  Participants will be able to take home what they will have created during the session.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

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

3 to 4 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12

Members only.

 

LES ŒUFS DE POUSSE-POUSSE

Have you ever lost something you were supposed to keep?

“Pitpiiiiiiiit!” Poussin Pousse-Pousse is very upset. The basket of chocolate eggs he was supposed to look after for Maman Poulette has disappeared!  If only he hadn’t been distracted by the lovely birdsong of the fantasy forest… if only he hadn’t been too curious, too!  His friend Lapidoux sets out to find the sweet, precious treasure. But everyone knows that the greatest chocolate fondue lover is none other than the dragon Kaldor. Kaldor, the one who always thinks he’s the biggest and strongest!

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

3 p.m.

Ages 2 to 7

In French

Presented by La petite valise théâtre

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

Get Ready for Solar Eclipses

In this STEM activity, participants learn the basics of solar eclipses and how to safely see the one on April 8, 2024.

With “Plateau Astro”

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Ages 6 to 12 with their parents: 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. (Bilingual)

Ages 12 and up: 3 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

Members only.

Registration required.

MOIS DE LA FRANCOPHONIE

Sound and Brioche – All in Jazz

A morning appointment with pastries and beverages and our selection of jazz presented on the big screen from the Medici.TV platform.

  • Concert anniversaire: Les 30 ans de l’Orchestre National de Jazz! (70 minutes).

Followed by

  • Stéphane Kerecki, « French Touch», feat. Julien Lourau en France. Jazz sur Seine 2018 – (45 minutes)
SATURDAY, MARCH 23

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

EARTH DAY

Valois Morning Story Time and Action Songs

The Library will be reserved for this activity.

Followed by a craft activity.

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

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.

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

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 2 to 4, with a parent

Members only.

Registration required for each session.

 

Family Craft – A Bug’s Life

Using ink and colored pencils, children will transform ink blots into creepy-crawly creatures.

Learn about these creatures and their importance to our world.

With Deirdre Potash

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12, with a parent

Members only.

Registration required

 

Story Hour ‒ Ecology

A story time celebrating Earth.

Followed by a craft activity.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

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

With Shannon Simpson

3 to 3:45 p.m (French)

With Louise Fortin

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 8, with a parent

Members only.

Registration required.

 

© André Chevrier

Wood

Critic’s Award Best of Children’s performances for season 2021-2022.
A green leaf that grows on a dead branch, pieces of wood that come together to form strange creatures, some hostile, some comical… A curious world that surprises, amazes, and inspires. A world that also makes you think and wonder. In keeping with its artistic approach, Puzzle Théâtre is once again drawing inspiration from a whole new medium to create an atypical, colourful puppet show, full of humour and unexpected situations.

Csaba Raduly and Pavla Mano, creation, performance; Pavla Mano, puppets

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

3 p.m.

Age 4 and up
Without words

Presented by Puzzle Theatre

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

WORLD BOOK DAY

Can You Find the Connection?

A book display will be made up of books that have something in common.

Can you figure out the connection?

Participate in this activity and have the chance to win a prize.

From April 1 to 23.

Draw on April 23.

As part of World Book Day.

Open to all.

AID FOR SENIORS

The Aid for Seniors Program offers a range of assistance programs for seniors carried out by our youth. Tasks include:
  • Shovelling safety paths
  • Light indoor cleaning
  • Grass mowing
  • Hedge trimming
  • Flower planting
  • Weeding
  • Raking
  • Indoor cleaning
  • And more
To qualify for the services mentioned above, you must meet the following criteria:

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

For more information, see Senior Services.

AQUATIC CENTRE

For registration dates, please click here.

 

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Learn to swim or dive by following our Olympic Way lessons program. Enjoy our Gym and Swim classes or consider our Cross Training or Windmills swimming program for an extra challenge. Many options are available for young children and teens!

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

See the current programming here

 

 

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

Aqua Percept is a gym and swim program for children who otherwise might not participate in regular physical activities. Adapted Gym and Swim is for children with special needs who could benefit from a low student-instructor ratio. Both programs are designed to make movement and learning to swim enjoyable and fun.

First time registrants must speak with the program supervisors to ensure that your child is placed in the appropriate program. For more information, please contact Jane Stowe (jane.stowe@pointe-claire.ca) or Catherine O’Rourke (Catherine.O’Rourke@pointe-claire.ca) or by calling 514-630-1202.

See the current programming here

 

 

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

A variety of programming is offered to encourage adults of all ages to enjoy and benefit from water activities. These include adult swim lessons for all levels, aqua-arthritic classes, deep water and shallow water aquafitness as well as a wide variety of fitness classes for a range of abilities and interest.

See the current programming here

LIFEGUARD, INSTRUCTOR AND FIRST AID COURSES

For teenagers and adults who would like to become a lifeguard and/or swimming instructor. Requalification classes are also available to keep certifications up-to-date

See the current programming here

 

 

PUBLIC SWIM

Enjoy access to our 3 swimming pools. See our schedule for lap swimming, family swim and diving.

Admission is free for residents with a valid MULTI Card on Saturday and Sunday.

See the schedules here

 

POINTE-CLAIRE AQUATIC CLUB

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

NAUTICAL ACTIVITIES

For registration dates, please click here.


RECREATIONAL PROGRAM  

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

NAVIGATION CONDITIONS

To check the flag color today, click here.

 A life vest is required for all participants.

OPEN PADDLE AND RENTAL

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

Consult the schedules and cost.

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

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

OPEN PADDLE

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

Open Paddle membership advantages

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

MAY TO OCTOBER: See schedules and costs

RENTALS

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

 

MAY TO OCTOBER: See schedules and costs

PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

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

nautique@pointe-claire.ca

Paddle Board Yoga

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

JULY TO AUGUST

Monday 6 to 7 a.m.

Ages 16+


Moonlight Paddle

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

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

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

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

August 30: 8 to 10 p.m.

Canoe Polo

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

MAY TO OCTOBER: See schedules and costs

Canoe – Kayak – Paddle Board Lessons

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

IN JUNE: See schedules and costs

Dragon Boat Lessons

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

MAY TO AUGUST: See schedules and costs

 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN

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

nautique@pointe-claire.ca

Canoe Polo for Teens

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

JUNE TO AUGUST: See schedules and costs

Ages 14 to 17

Kiddy Canoe Cricket Canoe – Teen Canoe

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

JUNE TO AUGUST: See schedules and costs

Ages 5 to 12

 

SAILING BASE

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

nautique@pointe-claire.ca

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

MAY TO OCTOBER

Click here for information on registrations and rates.

 

COMPETITIVE PROGRAM – CANOE KAYAK CLUB

Youth to Masters

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

Prerequisite:

  • Participants should be comfortable on and in the water
  • We recommend that you complete a week of day camp before starting the Competitive Team.

Requirement:

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

Detailed schedule will be published here: pccanoekayak.ca.

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

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

OLIVE-URQUHART SPORTS CENTRE

Check the facilities to find the activities that suit you:

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

See schedules and costs.

OLIVE-URQUHART SPORTS CENTRE

Check the facilities 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

 

Karibou – Motor skill activities for 1 – 5 years old

Through a series of obstacle courses, games, exercises and coordinated activities, toddlers are encouraged to run, jump, dance, roll and climb. These activities are aimed at developing their motor skills and giving them a feeling of pride in their personal accomplishments while reinforcing their self-esteem. The environment where the activities take place is very lively and often accompanied by music. Ultimately, the main goal is to have fun! The activities are varied and enable the children to experience a wide range of games that are adapted according to their age and abilities.

www.karibou.com

With Milena D’Aliesio

STEWART HALL

The presence of a parent is mandatory.

All levels: $74

 

 

 

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.

Energetic Eagles – 4 to 5 years old

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

WINTER

JANUARY 20 TO MARCH 16

(8 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 2

SPRING

MARCH 23 TO MAY 18

(8 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 30

Rascally Raccoons and Buddy Bears – 20 months to 2 1/2 years old

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

Wonder Wolves – 2 ½ to 3 years old

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

Feisty Foxes – 3 to 4 years old

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

WINTER

JANUARY 21 TO MARCH 17

(8 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 3

SPRING

MARCH 24 TO MAY 19

(8 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 31

 

Creative Dance

An exciting activity that keeps kids on their feet and moving as they learn to do some technical exercises, dance, play games, and develop their physical abilities and expressiveness.

With Stéphanie Lachance

JANUARY 27 TO MAY 18

NO CLASS: March 2 and 30
(15 SESSIONS)

SATURDAY 10 to 10:45 a.m.

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

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

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

All levels: $107

 

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 27 TO MAY 18

NO CLASS: March 2 to 30
(15 SESSIONS)

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

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

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Ages 6 and 7: $107
Ages 8 to 11: $126

 

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)

JANUARY 28
(1 SESSION)
Ages 5 to 7 – Sunday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Ages 7 to 12 – Sunday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTREAll levels: FREEFEBRUARY 11 TO APRIL 28NO CLASS: March 3 and 31
(10 SESSIONS)Ages 5 to 7 – Sunday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Ages 7 to 12 – Sunday 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTREAll levels: $124

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS

Free class

SHiNE Danse Fitness

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

With Carolyn McCarthy

JANUARY 31
(1 SESSION)
WEDNESDAY 7 to 8 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: FREE
 

Argentine Tango

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

With Maxime Deslauriers and Romy Glowacki

 

JANUARY 25
(1 SESSION)
THURSDAY 6 to 7 p.m.STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTREBeginner: FREE

Dance and cardio

Modern Line Dancing

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

With Marc Mitchell

JANUARY 29 TO MARCH 25

(8 SESSIONS)

MONDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Beginner: $97

Modern Line Dancing – Intermediate

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

With Marc Mitchell

JANUARY 26 TO MARCH 29

(9 SESSIONS)

FRIDAY 2 to 3:30 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Intermediate: $109

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 1 TO MAY 16

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 7

Beginner – THURSDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

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

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

$262 / couple

Argentine tango

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

With Maxime Deslauriers and Romy Glowacki

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 16

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 7

Beginner – THURSDAY 6 to 7 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

$262 / couple

Oriental belly dancing

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

With Aïsha

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 15

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 6

Beginner – WEDNESDAY 6:30 to 8 p.m.

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

$186

 

  

Classical ballet

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

With Alison Dewar

 

  

JANUARY 26 TO MAY 17

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 8 and 29

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $162

Zumba® Fitness

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

Mainly in English.

With Violetta Naumiuk

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 14

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 5

TUESDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $120

SHiNE Danse Fitness

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

With Carolyn McCarthy

FEBRUARY 21 TO MAY 1

(10 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 6

WEDNESDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $80

 

  

  

Scottish Country Dancing

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

With Brian Prentice

Mainly in English

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 16
(15
SESSIONS)NO CLASS: March 7THURSDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $186

 

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

JANUARY 26 TO MAY 17

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 8 and 29

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $120

 

Pilates

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

With Alison Dewar

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $120

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 15

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 6

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

JANUARY 26 TO MAY 17

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 8 and 29

FRIDAY 10 to 11 a.m.

 

Fusion fitness

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

With Dolores Paquette

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 16

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 7

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $120

 

Essentrics – Classical stretching

Dynamic and fluid strengthening and stretching exercises.

With Dolores Paquette

All levels: $120

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 14

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 5

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

NÖEL-LEGAULT CENTRE

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 15

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 6

WEDNESDAY 12 to 1 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

JANUARY 26 TO MAY 17

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 8 and 29

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

NÖEL-LEGAULT CENTRE

 

Taï 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 29 TO MAY 13

(14 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 4 and April 1

MONDAY 7 to 8 p.m.

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

All levels : $101

 

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 29 TO MAY 13

(14 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 18 and April 1

MONDAY 2:30 to 4 p.m.

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

Beginner and intermediate: $235

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 16

(14 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 7 and 21

THURSDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m.

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

Beginner and intermediate: $235

Gentle Flow and Restorative Yoga

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

With Karmel Johal

Mainly in English

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 16

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 7

THURSDAY 6:30 to 8 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

Beginner: $186

Hatha yoga Sivananda

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

With Louise Morgan

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 14

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 5

Beginner – TUESDAY 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Intermediate – TUESDAY 7:45 to 9 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

All levels: $154

Yoga stretching

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

With Alison Dewar

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 15

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 6

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

JANUARY 26 TO MAY 17

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 8 and 29

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: $120

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS – AQUATIC CENTRE

 

 

Fitness Classes

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

See the programming here

 

WEIGHT ROOM – AQUATIC CENTRE

 

Weight Room

See the schedule here

ACTIVE AT HOME

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

Longevity Stick

Balance and Conditioning

Barre – Pilates

Strength and balance (chair)

Pilates

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Art, music, and languages

Preschool program – Learning Through Play

Preschool program emphasizing children’s cultural development

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

Bilingual

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

SEPTEMBER TO JUNE

MONDAY TO THURSDAY

9 to 11:30 a.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Ages 3 to 5

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

 

Suzuki Music Program
Violin and flute classes

Founded by Japanese musician and teacher Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki method is based on the mother tongue approach: music is learned the way language is learned.  This method aims to create a stimulating environment. A parent’s participation is vital to the development of the child’s natural talent. Parents are asked to attend class and supervise home practice.

With Sallynee Amawat, Emily Redhead and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

SEPTEMBER 2023 TO MAY 2024

(31 sessions)

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

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

VIOLIN: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

FLUTE: Tuesday and Thursday

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Age 4 and up, including adults

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

No musical background needed.

Individual classes (some group classes are included).

Guitar or ukuleleIndividual lessons

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

With Lynn Ranger

WINTER

JANUARY 31 TO MARCH 20

(7 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 6

SPRING

MARCH 27 TO MAY 8

(7 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 3 to 7 p.m.
(30 minutes per session)

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Ukulele: Ages 5 to 17

Guitar: Ages 7 to 17

All levels: $208

Musical Awakening

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

With Shannon Simpson

WINTER

JANUARY 27 TO MARCH 16

(7 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 2

SPRING

MARCH 23 TO MAY 11

(7 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 30

AGES 3 TO 5 WITH A PARENT

SATURDAY 9 to 9:45 a.m.

AGES 1 TO 3 WITH A PARENT

SATURDAY 10 to 10:45 a.m.

AGES 2 TO 5 WITH A PARENT

SATURDAY 11 to 11:45 a.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

All levels: $64

Art After School – Nature and art

Those who love art and animals, discover Canada’s wilderness and wildlife through drawing, painting, mixed-media, sculpture and more. Using the Canadian natural world as inspiration, children develop artistic skills and expression, while gaining a deeper understanding and respect for the environment that is vital for a better future.

With Venecija Levi-Breder

JANUARY 30 TO APRIL 23

(12 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 5

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

Ages 7 to 13

All levels: $212

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

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 Andrea Lane

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 16

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 7

THURSDAY 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Ages 6 to 10

All levels: $194

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

My Beginnings in Art

Young children discover the joys of experimenting and creating with different art materials and techniques such as collage, prints, drawing, sculpting and painting.

With Andrea Lane

JANUARY 27 TO MAY 18

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 2 and 30

SATURDAY 8:45 to 9:30 p.m.

Ages 2 to 3 with a parent

All levels: $115

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Little artists’ studio

Little artists develop their imagination, fine motor skills and creative expression through the use of a wide variety of materials such as pastels, paint, clay, ink and much more to create impressive artistic projects.

With Andrea Lane

JANUARY 27 TO MAY 18

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 2 and 30

SATURDAY 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Ages 4 to 5

All levels: $136

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Elementary art

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

With Andrea Lane

 

JANUARY 27 TO MAY 18

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 2 and 30

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

Ages 6 to 10

All levels: $136

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

A Sewing Story – New!

An adventure that enables little ones to explore the power of imagination and sewing through the creation of puppets, dolls or characters made of fabric inspired by a story. They learn basic sewing techniques, strengthening their motor skills while bringing their literary characters to life.

With Ateliers l’apprenti – Hakima Soualah

MARCH 6

WEDNESDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Ages 4 to 8

All levels:  FREE

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

A Captivating Voyage in the Land of Watercolour Embroidery – New!

Children give free rein to creativity while developing artistic skills through the fusion of embroidery and painting. They learn the basics of embroidery and to add a touch of magic, they create a watercolor around their masterpiece.

With Ateliers l’apprenti – Hakima Soualah

 

APRIL 7

SUNDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Ages 4 to 8

All levels: $38

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Sewing Workshop: Create your Fairytale Hero – New!

Children immerse themselves in a magical world to become the architects of their own fairy tale. Each child brings to life a felt hero: dragon, fairy, princess or knight. In addition to creating characters, they will also have the opportunity to tell their own stories and see their heroes evolve in a magical world.

With Ateliers l’apprenti – Hakima Soualah

MAY 5

SUNDAY 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Ages 4 to 8

All levels: $38

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

Creative Drama for Little Ones New!

Through creative games, music and stories young performers explore the depths of their imagination, as they learn to express themselves and open up to others. Playful exercises introduce the many facets of artistic expression, such as movement, speech and emotions.

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 15

(15 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 6

WEDNESDAY 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

Ages 5 to 6

All levels: $110

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Welcome to the Theatre New!

Young performers explore improvisation, theatrical games, voice projection, stage presence, humor, body language and character development in order to build their self-confidence, their creativity and to learn to be comfortable on a stage, speaking in front of an audience.

FEBRUARY 21 TO MAY 22

(13 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 6

WEDNESDAY 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Ages 7 to 10

All levels: $96

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Crafts

4 O’Clock Craft Club 

Children explore their creativity with a story and a craft. 

JANUARY 19

FEBRUARY 2, 16

MARCH 1, 15

APRIL 12, 26

MAY 10

FRIDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (English) 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH 

Ages 6 to 9 

Members only.

Registration required. 

5 O’Clock Craft Club 

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

JANUARY 19

FEBRUARY 2, 16

MARCH 1, 15

APRIL 12, 26

MAY 10

FRIDAY 5 to 6 p.m. (English) 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH 

Ages 9 to 12 

Members only.

Registration required. 

Craft – Calcifer

A craft inspired by the movie “Howl’s Moving Castle” from Ghibli Studio.

As part of Night of Reading

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Teen’s section

7 to 12 years-old and their family

Drop-in.

Craft – Totoro Bookmark

Tweens create a felt bookmark in the image of the most famous Ghibli Studio’s creature.

With Eugenia Venegas

As part of Family Literacy Day

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 9 to 11

Members only.

Registration required.

Calligraphy Workshop

During this workshop, volunteers from the Chinese Association will introduce you to the ancient techniques of calligraphy, using ink and brush.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

1 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all.

Drop-in.

Craft – Woven Hearts

For Valentine’s Day, children will be able to make hearts with different threads.  They will fill and decorated them according to their imagination.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 6 to 9

Members only.

Registration required.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 9

Members only.

Registration required.

Friendship Bracelets

A myriad of threads and beads are available for young people to create bracelets they can then exchange with their friends.

As part of Spring Break

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.

Registration required.

Craft – Origami

Children interested in origami choose between templates of various difficulty levels.

With Mme Tsugiko (Richie) OGINO with French-speaking volunTeens

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

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

9 to 12: 3:30 to 5 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12

Members only.

Registration required.

Family Craft – A Bug’s Life

Using ink and colored pencils, transform ink blots into creepy-crawly creatures.

Learn about these creatures and their importance to our world.

With Deirdre Potash

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12, with a parent

Members only.

Registration required

Star Wars Day – Mandalorian Stained Glass

Those who dream of becoming Din Djarin will rejoice to make their own stained glass Mandalorian helmet. Hang on your window to push back the Dark side of the Force!

With FabZone

SATURDAY, MAY 4

2 to 3 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.

Registration required.

Reading Workshops

Reading Challenge 

In January, you can take part in a reading challenge (Tic-Tac-Toe) and other activities. Game sheets (bilingual) are available at the Library or on this page: https://literacyunlimited.ca/family/ .

You’re invited to share photos of the books you’ve read or activities you’ve completed on social media.

Use the following hashtags: #LiteracyUnlimited #FLD (Family Literacy Day), #JAF (Journée de l’alphabétisation familiale), and #BibliothequePointeClaire + #PointeClaireLibrary.

Return your completed Tic-Tac-Toe to the Library before Thursday, February 1. The prize, a gift certificate from a local bookstore, will be drawn in early February.

In collaboration with Literacy Unlimited.

JANUARY 2024

CENTRAL AND VALOIS BRANCH LIBRARY

0 to 12 years and their families

Bilingual

Reading in the library

In a subdued atmosphere, families are invited to come and read in the library while it is closed. Bring your flashlights, sleeping bags or yoga mats and find a comfortable corner in the children’s section.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

(Children’s section)

0 to 12 years old and their family

Drop-in.

Reading Buddies

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

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

Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 26 through the Volunteer Application Form.

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

Registration does not guarantee a Reading Buddy, it will depend on the availability and/or their preferred language.

MONDAY, JANUARY 8 TO FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2024

(with a break during the Holidays and for March Break).

Schedule according to participants’ availability

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 10 (French OR English)

Members only.

Registration on LUDIK. Choose French or English.

We will contact parents to check availability.

 

 

Book Clubs

Monthly meetings to share the love of books. 

Members only.

Registration required. 

Club de lecture 3e année 

JANUARY 16
FEBRUARY 13
MARCH 12
APRIL 9

TUESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY  

Ages 8 and 9 

Club de lecture 4e année 

JANUARY 30
FEBRUARY 27
MARCH 26
APRIL 23

TUESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (French)

POINTE-CLAIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  

Ages 9 and 10 

Club de lecture 5e et 6e année 

JANUARY 23
FEBRUARY 6, 20
MARCH 19
APRIL 2, 16

TUESDAY 4 to 5 p.m. (French)

POINTE-CLAIRE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  

Ages 10 and 12 

Book Club – Grades 3 and 4 

JANUARY 18
FEBRUARY 15
MARCH 14
APRIL 11

THURSDAYS 4 to 5 p.m. (English)

ST. JOHN FISHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – SENIOR CAMPUS 

Ages 8 to 10 

Book Club – Grades 5 and 6 

FEBRUARY 1, 29
MARCH 28
APRIL 25

THURSDAY 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. (English)

ST. JOHN FISHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – SENIOR CAMPUS 

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 : L’amitié (Friendship)

With Emilie Payette, Social Worker 

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Ages 6 to 10

Members only.

Registration required. 

Story Hours

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

Members only. 

Registration required. 

Presence of a parent required. 

Contes et comptines 

JANUARY 16 TO APRIL 23

NO CLASSES: March 5

TUESDAY 10:30 to 11:15 (French)

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

From birth to 5, with a parent 

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

Story Time, Music and Play 

JANUARY 17 TO MAY 15

NO CLASSES: FEBRUARY 28 AND MARCH 6

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

From birth to 35 months, with a parent 

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

Story Time and Music at Valois 

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

JANUARY 19 TO MAY 3

NO CLASSES: March 8 and 29

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH 

Ages 3 to 5, with a parent 

Story Time and Music at Valois 

The Library will be reserved for this activity. 

JANUARY 19 TO MAY 3

NO CLASSES: March 8 and 29

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH 

From 18 to 35 months, with a parent 

Story Time and Music at Valois 

The Library will be reserved for this activity. 

JANUARY 19 TO MAY 3

NO CLASSES: March 8 and 29

FRIDAY 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. (English) 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH 

From birth to 18 months, with a parent 

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

Evening Story Hour

Special bilingual story hour about kids not wanting to or unable to sleep.

As part of Night of Reading

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

(Children’s section)

3 to 6 years-old and their family

Drop-in.

 

Saturday Story Time at Valois

The Library will be reserved for this activity.  

A craft activity is included.  

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

SATURDAYS 

JANUARY 27 (Family Literacy Day)
FEBRUARY 10 (Valentine’s Day)
MARCH 23
APRIL 20 (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.  

A craft activity is included. 

SATURDAYS

JANUARY 27 (Family Literacy Day)
FEBRUARY 10 (Valentine’s Day)
MARCH 23
APRIL 20 (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. 

Chinese Story Time

Families with young children are invited to this special story time which will feature picture books from our new Chinese-language collection.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Chinese)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 2 to 5 years

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Story Hour ‒ Dragons

A story hour in honor of Chinese New Year.

Followed by a craft activity.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Members only.

Registration required.


Story Hour – Movement and Drama

After reading a book, young people are invited to experience it through movement and mime.

As part of Spring Break.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

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

10:45 to 11:30 a.m. (French)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent

Members only.

Registration required.

Story Hour ‒ Horses and Unicorns

A story time for those who love horses and their magical cousins, unicorns.

Followed by a craft activity.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (French)3:30 to 4:15 p.m. (English)CENTRAL LIBRARYAges 3 to 6, with a parentMembers only.Registration required.

Story Hour ‒ Ecology

A story time celebrating Earth.

Followed by a craft activity.

With Ines Lopes

As part of Earth Day

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (English)
3:00 to 3:45 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 8, with a parent

Members only.
Registration required.

Entertainment

Micro:bit

Participants learn to code with the BBC micro:bit pocket computer.

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

With Christine Laurent

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.

Registration required.

A laptop is necessary for this activity. Participants who do not have access to a laptop will be able to use those from the library.

 

Abacus

Practice your counting skills with this invention, which was developed in China.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

1 to 4 p.m. (bilingual)

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

Free admission.

Limited number of participants at the same time

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

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

Theme: Marble Maze

LIBRARY– VALOIS BRANCH 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 (Spring Break)

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

Theme: Animals

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

As part of Spring break

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

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

Theme: Video Games

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

 

Magical Royal Ball

Hear ye, hear ye! The royal highnesses of Pointe-Claire cordially invite princes and princesses, knights and ladies, and all fairies and magical creatures of the realm to a ball at Stewart Hall Manor on the third day of the third month of the year two thousand and twenty-four.

We bid all young squires and damsels enter their names on the royal list at the very beginning of the registration period for the winter season to receive a formal invitation by mail.

Festivities will include tales, crafts, dancing, snacks, and a ceremony to bestow good fortune.

As part of Spring Break.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

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

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Ages 4 to 8, with attendants (family)

Members only.
Registration required.

 

Let’s Talk Science Activity Bundles – From the Earth to the Moon, Mars and beyond

This winter, Let’s Talk Science and McGill University are offering bilingual science activity kits for elementary school children. They’ll be able to learn about these space missions and carry out activities on the technologies used. Each kit will contain the materials needed for all the activities in the booklet, plus a few extras, including viewing glasses certified for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.

Pick up your bundle at the Library.

As part of Spring Break.

STARTING MARCH 4

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Ages 5 to 12

No more bundles available.


Family Board Games

Come explore and try out new innovative board games. Come with your family for fun and laughter.

With BoardGamesNMore

 

MONDAY, MARCH 4

 1:30 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12, parents can attend

Members only.

Registration required for all family members participating in this activity.

 

Let’s Talk Science Activities – Space Technology

Children will do some activities and experiments with the wonderful McGill University science student volunteers who make the program Let’s Talk Science work.

Each activity will focus on the discoveries, innovations and backgrounds of different scientists.  Participants will be able to take home what they will have created during the session.

As part of Spring Break.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 7 to 12

Members only.

Registration required

 

Get Ready for Solar Eclipses

In this STEM activity, participants learn the basics of solar eclipses and how to safely see the one on April 8, 2024.

With “Plateau Astro”

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Ages 6 to 12 with their parents: 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. (Bilingual)

Ages 12 and up: 3 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Soy Candles

With all the necessary tools at their disposal, the participants discover the art of candle making and leave with their own creation.

With Bhawna Hemrajani

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

2 to 4 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14
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, MARCH 30

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

1 to 5 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

 

D&D Club

Whether they’re new 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.

Participants will be able to choose from existing characters.

With BoardGamesNMore

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Young adventurers

Tweens are invited to participate in four adventures in the guise of their character.

One registration for 4 sessions

Participants must attend all four sessions

THURSDAYS
JANUARY 25
FEBRUARY 22
APRIL 4
MAY 16
 

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 11 to 14

Members only.

Registration required.

Participants must attend all four meetings.

 

24 Hours of Science

 

Book Display

Theme: Telling science!

Bibliographies created specially for the event will be available at the Library and on the portal.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 3

SATURDAY, MAY 4

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

INFORMATION TO FOLLOW END OF OCTOBER

 

Family Movies

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

FRIDAYS

JANUARY 26

(French)

FEBRUARY 16

(English)

MARCH 1 – Spring Break

(French)

MARCH 8 – Spring Break

(English)

6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

Special Musical Movie

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

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL  12

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

ACTIVITIES FOR TEENAGERS

Music

Suzuki Music Program
Violin and flute classes

Founded by Japanese musician and teacher Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki method is based on the mother tongue approach: music is learned the way language is learned.  This method aims to create a stimulating environment. A parent’s participation is vital to the development of the child’s natural talent. Parents are asked to attend class and supervise home practice.

With Sallynee Amawat, Emily Redhead and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

SEPTEMBER 2023 TO MAY 2024

(31 sessions)

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

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

VIOLIN: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

FLUTE: Tuesday and Thursday

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Age 4 and up, including adults

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

No musical background needed.

Individual classes (some group classes are included).

Guitar or ukuleleIndividual lessons

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

With Lynn Ranger

WINTER

JANUARY 31 TO MARCH 20

(7 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 6

SPRING

MARCH 27 TO MAY 8

(7 sessions)

WEDNESDAY 3 to 7 p.m.
(30 minutes per session)

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Ukulele: Ages 5 to 17

Guitar: Ages 7 to 17

All levels: $208

Art

Gel Plate Printing for TeensNEW!

Embark on a journey into a world of creative possibilities with gel plate monoprinting – a fun, hands-on process that requires no prior experience. Experiment and embrace spontaneity to craft unique artworks bursting with captivating textures and dazzling patterns.

With Jennifer Schuler

MARCH 23

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

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTREAges 12 to 16All levels: $30

Teen Sketchbook: Unleash Your Creative Journey!

Unlock your creativity in an engaging and hands-on workshop designed especially for teens! Participants will embark on a journey of self-expression, combining drawing, collage, and mixed media techniques to create unique sketchbook pages.

With Jennifer Schuler

APRIL 27

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

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTREAges 12 to 16All levels: $30

 

Volunteering at the library

Information: 514 630-1218, ext. 1633.

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.
Registration: Volunteer Application Form

Note: Teens must re-register for 2024, even if they completed the Teen Volunteer Form in the last months of 2023.

Assisting Activity Facilitators

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

Various dates and times.

(Bilingual)

LIBRARY – CENTRAL AND VALOIS

Book Reviews

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

Schedule according to participants’ availability

(Bilingual)

Registration: Book Review Volunteer Form

Book Selection Committee

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

MONDAYS

JANUARY 15
FEBRUARY 19
MARCH 18
APRIL 8
MAY 6

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

TUESDAYS

FEBRUARY 27

APRIL 30

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

Decoration Committee 

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

FRIDAYS

MARCH 15
APRIL 5
MAY 24

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Reading Buddies 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Focus on Books

Book Bags – We Made History

Teens register to receive a bag containing two library books, themed surprises, as well as candy! The bags will be distributed during March Break.

Limited quantity.

IN MARCH

(Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.
Registration on: https://fr.surveymonkey.com/r/T2WHFVT

Technology and programming

Micro:bit

Participants learn to code with the BBC micro:bit pocket computer.

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

With Christine Laurent

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.

Registration required.

A laptop is required for this activity. Participants who do not have access to a laptop will be able to use those from the library.

 

Discovery workshops

Craft – Crochet

Teens learn the basics of crochet and make a cat beanie and stars in two meetings

With Eugenia Venegas

One registration for 2 sessions:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AND
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

2 to 4 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.

Registration required.

Participants must attend both events.

 

Soy Candles

With all the necessary tools at their disposal, the participants discover the art of candle making and leave with their own creation.

With Bhawna Hemrajani

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

2 to 4 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Miniature Terrarium

Teens create a terrarium with plants and miniature figurines, while also learning the basics of gardening.

With Geneviève Lussier

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

2 to 4 p.m. (bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Study Café

For those stressed 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 11

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Students – High School, College, University

Drop-in.

 

Arts & Crafts

Craft – Totoro Bookmark

Tweens create a felt bookmark in the image of the most famous Ghibli Studio creature.

With Eugenia Venegas

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Friendship bracelets

A myriad of threads and beads are available for young people to create bracelets they can then exchange with their friends.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.

Registration required.

 

Star Wars Day – Mandalorian Stained Glass

Those who dream of becoming Din Djarin will rejoice to make their own stained glass Mandalorian helmet. Hang on your window to push back the Dark side of the Force!

With FabZone

SATURDAY, MAY 4

2 to 3 p.m. (Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 10 to 14

Members only.
Registration required.

Divertissement

Night of Reading

For Night of Reading, professionals will be at the library to offer their advice on a select choice of manga as well as invite you to sample some tea.

With Otaku Manga Lounge

Ages 12 and up

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Manga Library

Come relax by the fireplace with a new series or your favourite manga.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

7 to 9:30 p.m. (bilingual)

No registration required.

Tea Sampling

A various flavours will be offered in collaboration with the Cha Noir tea house.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

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

No registration required.

Limited quantity.

Just Dance Tournament

For an afternoon, teens compete in a competitive Just Dance tournament on the Nintendo Switch. Who will be able to beat the K-Pop professionals in the hard-core mode?

During March Break

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

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

Ages 12 to 17

Members only.

Registration required.

 

D&D Club

Whether they’re new 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.

Participants will be able to choose from existing characters.

With: BoardGamesNMore

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Young Adventurers

 

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

One registration for 4 sessions:

THURSDAYS

JANUARY 25

FEBRUARY 22

APRIL 4

MAY 16 

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

Ages 11 to 14

Members only.

Registration required.

Participants must attend all four meetings.

Senior Adventurers

Young adults are invited to participate in four adventures in the guise of their character.

One registration for 3 sessions:

TUESDAYS

FEBRUARY 13

MARCH 12

APRIL 16 

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

Ages 15 to 21

Members only.

Registration required.

Participants must attend all four meetings.

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 29 TO MAY 7
(14 SESSIONS)
NO CLASS: APRIL 1

MONDAY 12 to 3 p.m.NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREIntermediate and advanced: $233 (Live model fees included)

Art Walks

 

 

 

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

Participants must provide their transportation. Possibility of carpooling.

With Mimi Ramalho, art historian

Age 16 and up

All levels

 

 

MARCH 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Riopelle, à la croisée des temps au Musée des beaux arts du Canada

$98 (Museum admission included)

APRIL 13, 1 to 5 p.m.

$39

MAY 11, 1 to 5 p.m.

$39

JUNE 8, 1 to 5 p.m.

$39

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.

BEGINNER

JANUARY 29 TO APRIL 29

(12 SESSIONS)
NO CLASS: March 4 and April 1

MONDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

Beginner: $294

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

INTERMEDIATE

JANUARY 31 TO APRIL 24

NO CLASS: March 6
(12 SESSIONS)

WEDNESDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

Intermediate: $294

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Studio Oil-Acrylic Painting

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

With Venecija Levi-Breder

JANUARY 30 TO APRIL 23
(1
2 SESSIONS)NO CLASS: March 5TUESDAY 1:15 to 4:15 p.m.TUESDAY 6:45 to 9:45 p.m.STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTREBeginner: $294

 

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 lifes through demonstrations and exercises.

With Susanne Strater

Mainly in English

JANUARY 30 TO APRIL 23
(1
2 SESSIONS)NO CLASS: March 5TUESDAY 1 to 4 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREIntermediate: $294

Studio Drawing

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

With Venecija Levi-Breder

JANUARY 31 TO APRIL 24
(1
2 SESSIONS)NO CLASS: March 6WEDNESDAY 1:45 to 4:45 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTREBeginner: $294

Introduction to Pastel

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

With Susanne Strater

Mainly in English

JANUARY 31 TO APRIL 24
(1
2 SESSIONS)NO CLASS: March 6WEDNESDAY 7 to 10 p.m.STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTREBeginner: $294

Introduction to Classical Drawing and Painting

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

With Venecija Levi-Breder

FEBRUARY 1 TO APRIL 25
(1
2 SESSIONS)NO CLASS: March 7THURSDAY 1 to 4 p.m.STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTREBeginner: $294

Explorations in Collage and Drawing

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

With Jennifer Schuler

FEBRUARY 22 TO MAY 2
(1
0 SESSIONS)NO CLASS: March 7THURSDAY 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $245

Print and Mixed-Media Workshop

Discover a boundless world of mixed media art. Dive into the realm of creative expression by blending materials and techniques, such as gel plate printing, transfer techniques and collage, to craft captivating artworks that ignite your imagination.

With Jennifer Schuler

APRIL 13

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

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

All levels: $30 (material included)

Crafts

Stained Glass

Discover the art of stained glass through skilled demonstrations and participate in glass cutting. JANUARY 23

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

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTRE

All levels: FREE

Beginners are welcome! Learn the basics of the ‘’copper foil method’’ from a choice of predetermined patterns. More advanced participants can also continue to learn the ‘’lead came’’ method.

With Anne Whelan

FEBRUARY 6 TO APRIL 16
(8
SESSIONS)NO CLASS: March 5TUESDAY 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

NOËL-LEGAULT CENTREAll levels: $263

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 Marie-Josée Glass

 

JANUARY 29 TO APRIL 15

(10 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 4 and April 1

MONDAY 6:30 to 9 p.m.

JANUARY 30 TO APRIL 9

(10 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 5

TUESDAY 6:30 to 9 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Beginner: $291

 

 

Sewing – Making a small fabric backpack

An introductory workshop to machine sewing with Dr. Guenille. You will leave with a practical and light backpack created from a large selection of fabrics, with comfortable straps and a small pocket for your phone or keys.

With Isabelle Kaliaguine, Dr. Guenille

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

1:15 to 4:15 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

 

Digital Photography

For more information: www.remarkable-images.com

Digital Photo 101 – Getting Started

Go beyond AUTO mode – Learn the BEST features & settings of your new iPhone, 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!

With Frederic Hore

Mainly in English

 

 

FEBRUARY 26 TO MARCH 25

(5 SESSIONS)

MONDAY 7:30 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Beginner:  $98

For all camera models and iPhones

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 skills!

With Frederic Hore

Mainly in English

APRIL 8 TO MAY 6

(5 SESSIONS)

MONDAY 7:30 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Intermediate: $98

Suggested Pre-requisite: Digital Photo 101.

For iPhone, DSLR and mirrorless cameras

Portraiture and Craft Photography – New!

 

It’s all about LIGHT! Learn how to light and enhance your portrait, craft & product photography with natural light and an electronic flash. Hands on demos using umbrellas, soft boxes, reflectors and filters will help you create dramatic lighting!

Includes Photoshop and Lightroom processing tips, four unique assignments and Q&A sessions with helpful critiques.

With Frederic Hore

Mainly in English

MARCH 27 TO APRIL 26

(5 SESSIONS)

TUESDAY 7:30 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Advanced:  $106

Suggested Pre-requisite: Digital Photo 101 or 201

For DSLR & mirrorless cameras. An on camera or separate electronic flash is required.

Digital Photo 201 – Photography using the RAW Format 

The superior RAW format is the BEST for high quality images & exposure control. Learn how to use it for bird photography, portraiture, long-exposure night imagery, creating panoramas and more. Includes Photoshop CC & Lightroom Classic processing lessons to enhance your skills!

An evening of outdoor night photography is included, with four unique assignments and helpful critiques!

With Frederic Hore

Mainly in English

APRIL 9 TO MAY 7
(5 SESSIONS)
TUESDAY 7:30 to 10 p.m.STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTREIntermediate: $98For iPhone, DSLR, Mirrorless cameras with RAW capabilitySuggested Pre-requisite: Digital Photo 101 or 102

All About Travel Photography

 

NEW!

Going to the Caribbean this winter or Europe this summer? From Carnaval at marvellous Martinique, to Cuba, the beautiful Renaissance castles of France, the souks of Marrakech to Icelands’s magnificent waterfalls and puffins – renowned photographer and lecturer Frederic Hore will show you where and how to take memorable photos! Includes tips to find the best travel offers!

So come with your questions and be prepared to have some fun!

A FREE – 12-page Travel Resource List will be provided! Recommended for everyone who loves to travel!

With Frederic Hore

Mainly in English.

FEBRUARY 28

WEDNESDAY 7:30 to 10 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

All levels: $20

Knitting

Knit Nights

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

With Geneviève Lussier and Janet Callary  

FROM JANUARY 22 TO APRIL 8

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: March 4, April 1

MONDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Registration required. 

Reading and Writing Workshops

Library Blog 

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

pcplblog.wordpress.com 

 

Book Clubs

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

Registration required.

Book Discussion Club 

With Sabrina Julien

(5 sessions)

JANUARY 17

FEBRUARY 14

MARCH 13

APRIL 10

MAY 8

WEDNESDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Club de lecture 

With Amélie Boivin Handfield

(5 sessions)

JANUARY 18

FEBRUARY 15

MARCH 21

APRIL 18

MAY 16

THURSDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Evening Book Club 

With Grace Lee 

(5 sessions)

JANUARY 11

FEBRUARY 8

MARCH 14

APRIL 11

MAY 9

THURSDAY

7 to 9 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Stewart Hall Book Club 

With Marjorie Hamilton-Harding

(5 sessions)

JANUARY 15

FEBRUARY 12

MARCH 11

APRIL 8

MAY 13

MONDAY

1 to 3 p.m. (English)

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Valois Book Club 

With Lynn Collins

(5 sessions)

JANUARY 8

FEBRUARY 12

MARCH 11

APRIL 8

MAY 13

MONDAY

7 to 9 p.m. (English)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

 

Circle of Life Writers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Beginner and intermediate 

With Karen Zey 

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

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

FROM JANUARY 23 TO MARCH  26

(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 

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. 

FROM MARCH 11 TO MAY 6

(8 sessions)

NO CLASS:  April 1

MONDAY 7 to 9 p.m. (English)

Virtual meetings on Zoom 

FROM MARCH 13 TO MAY 1

(8 sessions) 

WEDNESDAY 3 to 5 p.m. (English)

In person

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Lettres attachées 

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

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

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

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

In partnership with the Ministère de la Langue française. 

SATURDAY 2 to 4 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Live streaming, in person at the Library

Registration required.  

 

Credit: Rachelle Bergeron
As a founding member of Théâtre de la Vieille 17 in 1979, Jean-Marc Dalpé is a Franco-Ontarian playwright, poet, and translator. He was also involved for seven years with Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, in Sudbury, under the direction of Brigitte Haentjens. Dalpé’s plays and poetry have made him a three-time winner of the Governor General’s Awards. JANUARY 20

Invited artist: Jean-Marc Dalpé
Literary genre: Theatre

Credit: Villedepluie

 

In 1998, singer-songwriter Louis-Jean Cormier and friends, founded rock band Karkwa, which produced four studio albums and won several awards, including the Polaris Music Prize. Since 2012, Cormier has enjoyed a successful solo career, releasing four albums. His most recent record, Le ciel est au plancher (2021), was inspired by the death and mourning of his father. FEBRUARY 24

Invited artist: Louis-Jean Cormier
Literary genre: Songwriting

Credit: Justine Latour
Born in Laval in 1984, Sara Hébert coordinated and illustrated the collective literary work Douleur sentimentale puante in 2019. In 2022, she released Bijou de banlieue, her first solo publication.

Combining text with collage, Bijou de banlieue revisits the linguistic codes used in etiquette guides, women’s magazines, and self-help books, to question and subvert toxic positivity and sexism.

MARCH 23

Invited artist: Sara Hébert
Literary genre: Text and collage

CANCELLED

Credit: Julie Artacho
Columnist, media personality and author, Catherine Éthier has participated in many radio and television shows since 2017. Amongst other things, she currently contributes humorous segments to Radio-Canada’s morning radio show, Tout un matin.

Her first novel, Une femme extraordinaire, was published in 2022.

APRIL 27

Invited artist: Catherine Éthier
Literary genre:
Humour

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in Jonquière, Saguenay, Stanley Péan is a writer, journalist, screenwriter, lyricist, translator, and radio host.

Since 1988, he has published over thirty books, including many short story collections like

Cartes postales d’outre-monde, published in 2023.

MAY 25

Invited artist: Stanley Péan
Literary genre:
Short Story

Mother Goose for Expecting Parents

Expecting parents come to learn nursery rhymes and songs they can sing to their child(ren).

It is also an opportunity to meet other expecting parents.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY17

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Adults
Members only.
Registration required for each session.

CANCELLED

Comptines et chansons pour les futurs parents

Expecting parents come to learn nursery rhymes and songs they can sing to their child(ren).

It is also an opportunity to meet other expecting parents.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Adults
Members only.
Registration required for each session.

CANCELLED

Story Hours for Expecting Parents


Expecting parents can drop-in to learn songs and nursery rhymes to sing to their future child(ren).Members only. Registration not required.

Contes et comptines

JANUARY 16 TO APRIL 23

NO CLASSES: March 5

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Story Time, Music and Play

JANUARY 17 TO APRIL 24

NO CLASSES: March 6

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

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Story Time and Music at Valois

The Library will be reserved for this activity.

JANUARY 19 TO MAY 3

NO CLASSES: March 8 and 29

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

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Languages

English for beginners

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

With Magdalena Bacz

 

JANUARY 29 TO MAY 13

(14 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 4 and April 1

MONDAY 1 to 3 p.m.

Beginner: $222

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Intermediate English

 

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

With Magdalena Bacz

 

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 8

(14 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 6

WEDNESDAY 1 to 3 p.m.

Intermediate: $222

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

Italian for beginners

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

With Jacqueline Samperi Mangan

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 16

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 7

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

*Exercise manual and textbook to purchase.

Beginner: $238

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

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

FEBRUARY 1 TO MAY 16

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 7

THURSDAY 4 to 6 p.m.

*Exercise manual and textbook to purchase.

Intermediate: $238

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Conversational Italian

An Italian language and culture workshop focused on everyday situations.

With Maria Eugenia Giochi

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 14

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 5

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

Advanced*: $238

* Level will be assessed by telephone

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

Beginner Spanish

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

Exercise manual and textbook required.

With Laura Molina

JANUARY 30 TO MAY 14

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 5

TUESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

Beginner: $238

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Intermediate Spanish

Discussions and life stories are used to practice verb tenses.

Exercise manual and textbook required.

With Laura Molina

JANUARY 31 TO MAY 15

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 6

WEDNESDAY 7 to 9 p.m.

Intermediate: $238

Offered virtually via Zoom

Intermediate/Advanced German

Knowledge of grammar and vocabulary is enhanced and expanded. You will hone and amplify your conversation and listening skills.

With Liane Harmat

JANUARY 26 TO MAY 17

(15 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 8 and 29

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

Intermediate/advanced: $238

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

French Conversation

NEW!

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

With Lorraine Boisclair

FEBRUARY 14 TO APRIL 24

(10 SESSIONS)

NO CLASS: March 6

WEDNESDAY 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Intermediate: $124

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Computers

 

Dropbox and Google Drive  

Learn how to use the cloud to store your documents. 

With Denis Richard, Jr. 

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

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

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

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 iPhone) required. 

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

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

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

Virtual meeting on Zoom

Registration required (under Library activities).

 

Book a Librarian 

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

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

 

Personal Development and Well Being

Book Knitting Help 

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630 

 

Book a Sewing Machine 

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630 

 

Demonstration – Activity Kits for Adults With Memory Loss 

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Reservation: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630 

 

Information Session for Tenants

Are you a tenant? Have you recently received a rent increase notice? Do you have questions about your rights as a tenant when it comes to renewing your lease? Would you like to know how a legal rent increase is calculated?

This information session is designed to answer these questions and more, so that you can make informed decisions during this lease renewal period.

With the Comité d’action des locataires de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (CALODI), from the Table de quartier Sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (TQSOI).

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
7 to 8:30 p.m. (French)CENTRAL LIBRARYLinks to register:French: https://www.zeffy.com/fr-CA/ticketing/71572732-b702-46d9-82cf-f2d48de00322English: https://www.zeffy.com/fr-CA/ticketing/b6c53d3e-4dc2-496e-aef3-e80353e79dde

 

Occasion de bénévolat – Compagnons de conversation française 

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

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

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

FEBRUARY 5 TO MAY 6
(14 sessions)
To participate as a learner or volunteer, complete the application form 

 

 

 

 

Financial Literacy

Workshop on managing your money: budget planning, investing, retirement, insurance, and estate planning.

 

With Deborah Leahy

 

 

FROM JANUARY 23 TO

FEBRUARY 13

(4 sessions)

TUESDAY 6 to 8 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all

Registration required (under Library activities).

 

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. 

FROM APRIL 3 TO MAY 8

(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 

FROM APRIL 12 TO

MAY 31

(8 sessions)

FRIDAY 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Bilingual)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.

Tasting

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

FEBRUARY 1 TO 15

(3 SESSIONS)

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $173

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Varietal Spotlight: Cabernet and Sauvignon – New

Discover the three incredibly popular noble varieties from France, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and

Sauvignon Blanc, that are responsible for classic European styles and modern New World bottlings.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

MARCH 21

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $69

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Discover the Wines of South Africa

The oldest winemaking region in the New World puts its own spin on French classics such as Chenin Blanc and Syrah. Discover the formidable wines from the southern tip of the African continent.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

APRIL 18

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $65

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Discover the wines of Spain

Spain is Europe’s third-largest wine producing nation and home of the mighty Tempranillo variety. Explore the diversity, traditions, and excellence of its many regions.

Wine included.

With Giancarlo Rivera

 

MAY 2

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $65

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

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

MAY 16

THURSDAY 7 to 10 p.m.

All levels: $57

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Discovery Workshops

 

Cooking – Learn New Recipes 

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

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

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

Registration required (under Library activities). 

Cooking – Rôti du dimanche

With chef Anthony Bardier

CANCELED

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

7 to 8:30 p.m.

Videoconference on Zoom

Cooking – Savour the World from Your Own Kitchen Island

Explore, discover, and get excited about tasty international flavours using aromatic spices from around the world.

With Nevine Elchibini, Nutritional Wellness Educator and Naturopath

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

7 to 8:30 p.m.

In person only

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Cooking – Nourish Your Gut to Boost Your Immune System

Learn how fermented foods and your diet can contribute to good health. Followed by a tasting of kombucha tea.

With Nevine Elchibini, Nutritional Wellness Educator and Naturopath

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

7 to 8:30 p.m.

In person only

CENTRAL LIBRARY

 

Bridge – Learn to Play  

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

Beginner 

Learn the basics. 

With Ellen Simpson 

FROM MARCH 18 TO JUNE 3

(10 sessions)

NO CLASS: APRIL 1 & MAY 20

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. 

FROM JANUARY 19 TO APRIL 19

(12 sessions) 

NO CLASS: March 8 and 29

FRIDAY 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

Central Library and Virtual meetings on Zoom 

Registration required (under Library activities).
 

 

Scrabble night

Join other Scrabble players for an evening of fun.

All levels are welcome.

With Sabrina Bérubé

January 30

February 27

March 26

April 23

(4 sessions)

TUESDAY 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

(Bilingual) 

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

Registration required.

 

American Mah Jongg 

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

  Learn to play American Mah Jongg. 

With Shafrit Baum 

FROM JANUARY 26

TO MARCH 1

(6 sessions)

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Registration required.
 

 

Study Cafe

For those stressed 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 11

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Students – High School, College, University

Drop-in.

 

D&D Club

Whether they’re new 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.

Participants will be able to choose from premade characters.

With: BoardGamesNMore

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Senior adventurers 

Young adults are invited to participate in four adventures in the guise of their character.

One registration for 3 sessions:

TUESDAYS

FEBRUARY 13

MARCH 12

APRIL 16

 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 15 to 21

Members only.

Registration required.

Participants must attend all four meetings.

 

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 16, 30

FEBRUARY 13, 27

MARCH 12, 26

APRIL 9, 16, 30

MAY 28

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

JANUARY 11, 25

FEBRUARY 8, 22

MARCH 14, 28

APRIL 4, 25

MAY 9, 23

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

 

Classical Club 

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY 

General public
Drop-in. 

Concert Films

OPERA: Verdi’s Macbeth

With Luca Ronconi (stage director), Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor) – Deutsche Oper Berlin, 1987

(In Italian, Subtitles in English)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

BALLET: Degas’ Little Dancer by Bart

With Patrice Bart (Choreographer) and Corps de Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Sound and Brioches: All in Jazz Special

Concert anniversaire: Les 30 ans de l’Orchestre National de Jazz!  (70 minutes)

Followed by:

Stéphane Kerecki, « French Touch», feat. Julien Lourau en France. Jazz sur Seine 2018 (45 minutes)

In French

As part of Semaine de la francophonie

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

CONCERT: Sir Simon Rattle conducts Mendelssohn, Bach and Beethoven

With Christian Tetzlaff, Camilla Tilling, Nathalie Stutzmann, Joseph Kaiser, Dimitry Ivashchenko

(In German, with English subtitles)

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

OPERA – Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

With Pauline Bayle (stage director), Jordi Savall (conductor)

(In Italian, subtitles in English)

TUESDAY, MAY 14

1:30 to 3:30 p.m

 

Musical Film

Join us for a sing-along movie night, featuring a classic musical film. During the screening of the film, you can have fun singing along with the characters.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

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

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Open to all.

TALKS, LECTURES AND AUTHOR EVENTS

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS (ZOOMc3255a) 

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

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

A Night of Reading

Join Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning Montreal author Sean Michaels for an intimate evening exploring his latest novel, Do You Remember Being Born, the story of a 75-year-old poet named Marian who collaborates with a Big Tech company’s new poetry AI, named Charlotte. “A tender and moving character portrait,” wrote The New York Times, and “a jumping-off point for timeless meditations on art, family, connection and the meaning of a life.” It’s also a meditation on AI and the contemporary world: Michaels will discuss the book’s making as well as his past work (Us Conductors, The Wagers). An evening with wine and cheese.

With Sean Michaels

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

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

What You Need to Know About Hair, Skin and Nails as You Age

As with every part of our body, our skin, hair, and nails change through the years. These changes start manifesting themselves in our 30s and progress slowly due to internal and external influences. Being aware is important so that we can positively influence some of these factors and avoid premature aging.

With Barbara Arzooni

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24 – Videoconference only

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

 

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

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

Nutrition Basics and Intuitive Eating

Registered dietitian and medical student Katheryn Kästner will lead an interactive talk about the fundamentals of nutrition for good health and an introduction to the ten principles of intuitive eating.  Covering themes of nutrition science, body image, disordered eating, food security, and more, we’ll explore some guiding principles and engage in myth busting to answer your questions about nutrition and health.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

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

Eat, Read, Love

Join us for an evening of wine and cheese, books, and chocolate!  This is your chance to share your favourite books titles and add some to your reading list, all in good company.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

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

The Conversation 99% of Families Are Not Having: How Not to Let Money Destroy Your Family

Why are we so uncomfortable talking about death and money, especially with our family? Not having these conversations can lead to a lot of problems; without a plan in place, families can be torn apart by disputes over inheritance, financial mismanagement, and more. But with some careful planning and communication, you can prevent these issues and ensure that your family is able to navigate the complexities of money and inheritance without any major conflicts. Providing practical tools and strategies, this presentation will help you understand the importance of estate and legacy planning.

With David Edey

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

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

Resilience and Meditation

A lecture on the definition and importance of resilience in life, as well as tools for enhancing mental strength, including through meditation. This session also includes a hands-on meditation experience.

With Cici Safavi from heartfulness.org

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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

The Black Bridge Commitment: Aspects of Immigration from the Caribbean to Canada

This conference will feature excerpts from the novel The Black Bridge Commitment, followed by a discussion period. By exploring the economic, historical, and cultural context of the fictional community of Backbridge, Trinidad, the audience will experience the rich cultural heritage of the country, strongly influenced by its residents, who are not only descendants of slaves, but also immigrants from other Caribbean islands. Focus will then shift to the dynamics of Caribbean immigrant culture in Toronto and how, in Quebec, it is impacted by Indigenous and Francophone realities.

With Carlyle Hutchinson

WEDNESDAY, MARCH  6

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

 

Fort de Chambly: Vision à travers les âges

Fort de Chambly is a historic monument from the colonial era that has stood the test of time, constantly renewing its role. From frontier guardian to military warehouse, from ruin to memorial building, Fort de Chambly has been at the center of every event that has shaped our country.

With Martin Chaput

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

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

Self-Publishing and Crime Writing in the Time of COVID

A life-long writer, former journalist and communications specialist, A. J. Fotheringham will discuss the writing and publishing challenges she faced during the lockdowns caused by COVID and how she dealt with them. An overview of crime writing as well as her personal writing process and useful information about learning to self-publish will be included.

With Anne Fotheringham

WEDNESDAY, MARCH  20

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

Les secrets de la réussite d’un potager

During this conference, Guillaume Pelland will talk about garden types, nitrogen-fixing plants, and crop rotation. He will explain the importance of knowing your type of soil in order to bring the necessary modifications to ensure an abundant harvest. He will also present several easy-to-maintain, edible ornamental plants to embellish your vegetable garden.

With Guillaume Pelland, horticulturist

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

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

Quand la musique aide à vivre

The latest discoveries in neuroscience confirm beyond a doubt the therapeutic virtues of music. Discover how people suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia have benefited from the exceptional virtues of listening to great music.

With Maurice Rhéaume

In person only

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

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

National Canadian Film Day

Join us for this 11th edition of CanFilmDay in celebration of Canadian movies and movie makers.

We will present the documentary film Tripping The Rideau Canal, a remarkable virtual tour in real time along Ontario’s magnificent Rideau Canal, North America’s oldest continuously operating canal system.  Viewers experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site as if they were discovering this important watercourse themselves.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
7 to 8:30 p.m. (English)

 

Beautiful Newfoundland, its Flowers, and its Botanical Gardens

This presentation will take you from the northwestern part of the province with its incredible scenery to the eastern part, Buenavista and then to St. John’s.  Including a full tour of the Man Botanical Gardens which are different from any that Wanda has ever seen.

With Wanda Mitkiewicz

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

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