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Pointe-Claire highlights Science Literacy Week

To mark Science Literacy Week, the City of Pointe-Claire is celebrating science through a series of free activities for all ages. Children and adults will have the opportunity to participate in activities that will draw on the knowledge of some and are sure to pique the interest of all.

On Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, the Pointe-Claire Public Library is appealing to young children through a series of story hours on this year’s theme: the oceans.

Because of its geographic location, Canada has a special relationship with the sea, which makes up most of its borders. This activity is a fun way for little ones to become aware of their environment. Visit the Valois branch from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and the Central Library from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Also at the Central Library, children aged 7 to 12 are invited to use their ingenuity to find a solution to various challenges as part of the Enigmatic Engineering Endeavours activity on September 21, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and 3 to 4 p.m.

Music and science enthusiasts are invited to participate in The Brain and Music. In this concert-lecture, Michel Rochon, a scientific journalist and pianist, offers thoughts on the way our brain perceives music, through familiar pieces and improvisations.

Registration is required for all Science Literacy Week activities.

All the information can be found in the Leisure Pointe-Claire guide and the Culture Pointe-Claire booklet.

Science Literacy Week is an event presented by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Free activities are organized across Canada under a different theme every year to promote scientific literacy.