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20th edition of Public Library Week – A new reading area and fascinating online services

The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, invites residents to celebrate the 20th edition of Public Library Week from October 20 to 27. The Pointe-Claire Public Library will offer a series of free activities for everyone throughout the week.

Reading room and tablets for loan

Residents can take a moment to relax by the fireplace in the newly created reading room. They can also take the opportunity to loan a tablet, a brand-new service allowing users to access free online learning platforms available for everyone.

Breakfast and brunch at the Library

On Saturday, October 20, from 9 to 10 a.m., the Library invites the community for breakfast with the mayor and the members of City Council. Afterward, there will be a brunch and a discussion with authors Karen Zey, Marc Abley and Bill Haugland from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Those who are interested in participating must register for these events by calling 514-630-1218.

Digital library

On Saturday, October 20, from 2 to 4 p.m., the librarians will present the many digital services available on the Library portal at biblio.www.pointe-claire.ca: magazines, music and movie available through streaming, job-hunting tools, language courses, and much more.

De l’autofiction au roman

On Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aline Apostolska, journalist, literary editor and winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, will give tips on how to make the transition from writing an autobiographical story to writing a novel. Passes are required for this workshop (available at the Central Library).

Every year, Public Library Week offers everyone the chance to discover the vitality and creativity of the teams who work behind the scenes to make our libraries lively and magical places, full of fairy tales and stories, where imagination and knowledge come together.

For full details, check the calendar of events on the City’s website.


Information: 514-630-1200, communications@ville.pointe-claire.qc.ca