PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

 

 

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For full details of Library programming, see the Leisure Guide and the Cultural Notes.

 

 

ADULT BLOG

 

Have you checked the Pointe-Claire Public Library Blog? It's a great place to hear about upcoming lectures and to find book suggestions, best movies, coolest music and wonderful talking books. 

 

 

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REGISTRATION

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Registration (online and in person) :

 

Residents : starting Tuesday, September 4 at 7 p.m.

 

Non-residents : starting Thursday, September 6 at 7 p.m.

 

 

Exceptions:

 

Book clubs (registration in person only)

 

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

Participants must have a MULTI Card number and make sure, before registration, that their phone number matches the phone number in our files. To register, go to ludik.pointe-claire.ca.

 

Internet registration assistance will be available on September 4 and 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., at 514-630-1225. Internet stations will be available at the Library for you to register online.

 

To find out how to get a MULTI Card number, please call 514-630-1218, ext. 1637. If you don’t have a MULTI Card number, you must register in person.

 

 

 

COSTS AND REFUNDS

 

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. A $10 administrative fee will be applied.

 

If you have registered for an activity and cannot attend it, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance at 514-630-1218, extension 1623; otherwise, a fee will be applied.

 

 

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QUEBEC PUBLIC LIBRARY WEEK

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Quebec’s 20th Public Library Week will be held from October 20 to 27. This is a great opportunity to plan a family outing and discover the wide range of services and documents available. The Pointe-Claire Public Library is organizing several activities.

 

 

 

BREAKFAST AT THE LIBRARY

 

The Library invites you to a family-friendly breakfast.

 

Open to all. Registration required at the Library.

Information: 514-630-1218, biblio.pointe-claire.ca

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Central : between 9 and 10 a.m.

 

 

 

AUTHORS’ BRUNCH!

 

Join us for brunch at the Library with two authors who will talk about their latest books. Hosted by Karen Zey.

 

With Mark Abley : Watch Your Tongue: What Our Everyday Sayings and Idioms Figuratively Mean

 

With Bill Haugland : Portals

 

For adults. Registration required at the Library.

Information: 514-630-1218, biblio.pointe-claire.ca

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Central : 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

INFORMATION BOOTH – DIGITAL LIBRARY

 

Come talk to reference librarians at our Information Booth on digital services. Learn all about our digital magazines on RBdigital, music and movies available through streaming on Hoopla, tools for job hunting or learning a new language, and much more.

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Central : 2 to 4 p.m. – bilingual.

 

 

 

DE L’AUTOFICTION AU ROMAN

 

Journalist and literary editor Aline Apostolska won a Governor General’s Literary Award for her novel Un été d’amour et de cendres. Her workshop will give tips on how to transition from writing about your own life to writing a novel.

 

Passes required: Available beginning Tuesday, October 9 for Library members (MULTI Card required) and Thursday, October 11 for non-members.

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Central : 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – in French.

 

 

 

BOOK SALE ORGANIZED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

 

Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Information: biblio.pointe-claire.ca

 

 

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CRAFTS

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JANET’S CREATIONS ‒ CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS with Janet Callary

 

Create a 2018 keepsake Christmas decoration using buttons, pipe cleaners, and your imagination. Materials supplied.

 

Beginner to expert.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $10

Registration required.

 

 

FALL FOREST FAIRIES

Tuesday, September 25 2018.

Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – bilingual.

 

 

BUTTON ART

Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – bilingual.

 

 

 

HOLIDAY WREATH with Debbie Smith

 

Participants will learn a new technique using decorative polymesh ribbon to create a vibrant holiday wreath. A model of the wreath will be displayed at the Central Library on November 5.

 

Bring your scissors and an apron to protect your clothing. Materials supplied.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $15

Registration required.

 

Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Central : 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY: UPCYCLING CLOTHING with Radha-Prema McAllister

 

Is your favourite shirt past its prime? Don’t throw it away, upcycle it!  Participants learn to transform their torn, stained, ill-fitting clothing and give it a second life.

 

No previous experience or skills required.

Please bring an article of clothing to transform.

           

Open to all. Children are welcome.

Free. Registration required.  

 

Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Central : 2 to 4 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

RAVELRY ‒ THE KNITTING AND CROCHETING WEBSITE with Geneviève Lussier

 

Learn how to use this free website for knitters and crocheters.

 

Open to all.

Free. Registration required.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018.         

Central : 7 to 8 p.m. – in English with bilingual question period.   

 

 

 

KNITTING : MASTERING THE BASICS with Janet Callary and Geneviève Lussier

 

Discover the art of knitting or perfect your technique. Bring your questions and tell us all about ongoing and future projects. Bring a pair of 4.5-mm knitting needles; one ball of practice yarn will be provided

 

Beginner.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $10

Registration required.

 

Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 2018 (4 sessions).

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual.

 

 

 

KNITTING : KNITTING IN THE ROUND with Janet Callary and Geneviève Lussier

 

Discover the art of knitting or perfect your technique. Bring your questions and tell us all about ongoing and future projects. Learn to knit on circular and double-pointed needles. Please bring 16-inch long needles and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles, both size 4.5 mm, and a ball of worsted weight yarn.

 

Intermediate.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $5

Registration required.

 

Mondays, October 15 and 22, 2018 (2 sessions).

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual.

 

 

 

KNITTING : KNITTING A TOY with Janet Callary and Geneviève Lussier

 

Discover the art of knitting or perfect your technique. Bring your questions and tell us all about ongoing and future projects. Learn how to knit a small stuffed animal. Please bring straight needles, size 3 mm to 3.25 mm, and a ball of DK (#3) weight yarn.

 

Intermediate

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $5

Registration required.

 

Mondays, October 29 and November 5, 2018 (2 sessions).

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual.

 

 

 

KNITTING CLUB with Janet Callary and Geneviève Lussier

 

For those who want to take their needles and yarn out of mothballs, or who’d like help with an ongoing project. Bring your work and get motivated. Bring your questions.

 

Beginner to expert.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $15

Registration required.

           

Wednesdays, September 12, 26, October 3, 10, 17, November 7, 14, 28, 2018 (8 sessions).

NO CLASS: September 19, October 24, 31 or November 21.

Valois : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual.

 

 

 

FIBRE ENTHUSIAST CLUB with Paola Lebrun

 

For those who love to work and create with their hands. Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing, spinning or any craft you enjoy and learn from others. There will be three special guests coming in to talk about spinning, quilting and wet felting. Come and try something new.

 

Beginner to expert.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $15

Registration required.

 

Mondays, September 17, 24 October 1, 15, 22, 29, 2018 (6 sessions).

NO CLASS: October 8.

Central : 1 to 2:30 p.m. – bilingual.

 

 

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READING AND WRITING WORKSHOPS

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POINTE-CLAIRE CELEBRATES LOCAL WRITERS! with Mark Abley, the Library’s first Writer in Residence

 

Join our second annual celebration of local writers. Two talented writers will be with us for this event. Refreshments will be served.

 

Open to all.

Free.

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Central (Multimedia room) : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

POINTE-CLAIRE CELEBRATES LOCAL WRITERS! with André K. Baby, Pointe-Claire resident and mystery author

 

Join our second annual celebration of local writers. Two talented writers will be with us for this event. Refreshments will be served.

 

Open to all.

Free.

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Central (Reading room) : 3 to 4 p.m. – in French.

 

 

 

CIRCLE OF LIFE WRITERS with Karen Zey

 

Are you interested in writing about your life through memoirs, family tales or personal essays? This workshop offers weekly writing tips and an exchange of written drafts with guided, supportive feedback.

 

Beginner and intermediate.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $15

Registration required.

 

Tuesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 (11 sessions).

NO CLASS: October 9.       

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

SELF-DISCOVERY JOURNALING with Hélène Brunet

 

Journal writing can provide focus and insight. It can release emotions and take stock of relationships. It can clarify goals, enhance intuition and improve self-esteem. Hélène Brunet has 30 years of experience and teaches different journaling techniques.

Beginner and intermediate.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $15

Registration required.

 

Tuesdays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018 (6 sessions).

Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – in English.

 

Wednesdays, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2018 (6 sessions).

Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – in French.

 

 

 

CREATIVE WRITING with Tim Fain

 

Beginners and published authors will feel comfortable in this group of writers that has been thriving for over 15 years. Enjoy the feedback and the growth fostered by the group experience.

 

Beginner and intermediate.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $15

Registration required.

 

Mondays, September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2018 (8 sessions).

NO CLASS: October 8.

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.

 

Thursdays, September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, November 1, 8, 15, 2018 (8 sessions).

NO CLASS: October 25.

Central : 3 to 5 p.m. – in English.

 

Wednesdays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018 (8 sessions).

Valois : 3 to 5 p.m. – in English.

 

 

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BOOK CLUBS

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

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $10

Registration required at the Library.

 

 

 

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB with Olivia Raco

 

Wednesdays, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, 2018 and  January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, 2019 (9 sessions).

Central : 1 to 3 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

EVENING BOOK CLUB with Grace Lee

 

Thursdays, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, 2018 and January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, 2019 (9 sessions).

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

CLUB DE LECTURE with Amélie Boivin Handfield      

 

Wednesdays, September 19, October 17, November 21, December 19, 2018 and January 16, February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, 2019 (9 sessions).

Central : 1 to 3 p.m. – in French.

 

 

 

STEWART HALL BOOK CLUB with Lise Payette                    

 

Mondays, September 10, October 15, November 12, December 10, 2018 and January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, 2019 (9 sessions).

Stewart Hall : 1 to 3 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

VALOIS BOOK CLUB with Lynn Collins

 

Mondays, September 10, October 15, November 12, December 10, 2018 and January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, 2019 (9 sessions).

Valois : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

ONLINE BOOK CLUB with Michelle Payette-Daoust

 

Join the Online Book Club and have fun discovering other readers’ favourites, recommended reads, and treasured book lists.

 

Free.

 

pcplblog.wordpress.com (English)

pcplblogue.wordpress.com (French)

 

 

 

HOOPLA BOOK CLUB HUB with Mary Jane O’Neill

 

Drop in for a lively discussion about the selected book on the lawn outside the Library.

 

The book: The Leavers by Lisa Ko.

A moving story of a boy who must find his own inner strength after his mother’s disappearance. Winner of the PEN/Bellwether Award for Socially Engaged Fiction and a National Book Award Finalist. In case of rain, the discussion will be held in the Reading Room

 

Unlimited copies of audiobooks and eBooks on Hoopla.

 

Open to all.

Free. Registration not required.

 

Friday, September 21, 2018.

Central : 2 to 3:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELLBEING

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FAKE NEWS

 

Learn how to spot fake news and how to evaluate information found online.

 

Open to all.

Free. Registration required.

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – in English.

 

Friday, November 2, 2018.

Central : 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

LINKEDIN with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan

 

Learn how to create your profile and manage this professional social network.

 

Open to all.

Free. Registration required.

 

Monday, October 15, 2018.

Central : 2 to 4 p.m. – in English.

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Central : 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

TALES AND TRAVEL with Marie-Pier Foucault and Elaine Randolph

 

People with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia and their caregivers are invited to participate. The sessions encourage participation, conversation, and expression by simulating the act of travelling to a foreign country.

 

In partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society of Montreal.

 

Free. Registration required.

 

Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 2018 (5 sessions).

Central : 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

MINI-PAL LECTURE SERIES : TRANSITIONS IN PALLIATIVE CARE with Rose De Angelis, N, MSc (A), CHPCN (C)

 

This session will cover the various physical, medical, and emotional transitions that people go through when they are living with a life-limiting illness. We will compare the differences in receiving care in the home, in a hospital, on a specialty palliative care ward and in a residential hospice. Family caregivers will receive practical tips on how to help their loved ones.

 

Free. Registration not required.

 

Monday, November 5, 2018.

Central : 1:30 to 3 p.m. – in English.

 

Monday, November 12, 2018.

Central : 1:30 to 3 p.m. – in French.

 

 

 

TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE : HOW TO GET WHAT YOU NEED with Ellen B. Gélinas, of William Glasser International

 

Educator and humorist Ellen B. Gélinas helps you understand the choices you make and create positive relationship habits. By becoming aware of the internal motivation for your behaviour, you can gain control of your life.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $10

Registration required.

 

Wednesdays, November 7 and 14, 2018 (2 sessions).

Valois : 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – in English.

 

Follow-up meetings:

Wednesdays, November 21 and 28, 2018.

Valois : 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

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COMPUTERS

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CREATE YOUR VIDEO ON A BUDGET with Jason Bolanis : Central Library

 

Learn the fundamentals of production, editing, and promotion, then create a short online video to share with friends on social media or to enhance your company website.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $10

Registration required.

 

Tuesdays, September 25 and October 2, 2018 (2 sessions).

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

CYBER SECURITY with Paul Desormeaux

 

Privacy protection:

Learn what you can do to protect your personal information and reduce the risk of identity theft.

 

Spam and malware:

An introduction to spam, scams, viruses, Trojans, and other malware. Learn how to protect your computer and your data and how to reduce or eliminate spam from your inbox.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $10

Registration required.

 

Tuesdays, October 9, 16 and 23, 2018 (3 sessions).

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

PINTEREST : BASICS with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan

 

Learn how you can use Pinterest to create a virtual bulletin board to share recipes, craft ideas, images, and other things you love in this introductory class.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $10

Registration required.

 

 

BEGINNER (if you have trouble navigating the Web)

Monday, November 5, 2018.

Central : 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED (if you are familiar with navigating the Web)

Monday, November 12, 2018.

Central : 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

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DIGITAL LITERACY DAY

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Participants of all ages can sign up for mini-classes designed to help them learn new technological skills and catch up with what’s new on the Web.

 

For more details enquire at the Library or call 514-630-1218, ext. 1624.

 

Free.

Registration required at the Library.

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018.

Central : 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

 

LITTLEBITS with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan

 

Build and program your invention using these magnetic blocks.

 

Ages 7 to 12, parents are welcome.

 

 

WEBSITE BUILDING WITH WORDPRESS with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan

 

WordPress is an easy and powerful blogging and website content management system.

 

Activity in English.

Adults only.

 

 

DROPBOX, GOOGLE CLOUD with Guillaume Bélisle

 

Learn how to use the cloud to store your documents.

 

Adults only.

 

 

GET YOUR PASSWORD MANAGER with Paul Desormeaux

 

Do you have trouble remembering all your passwords? Let the Password Manager software do it for you.

 

Adults only.

 

 

SELF-LEARNING WITH LYNDA.COM

 

Discover a wealth of tutorials, from photography techniques to marketing tips to Excel, and so much more.

 

Activity in English.

Adults only.

 

 

CENTRE D’APPRENTISSAGE EN LIGNE – TOUTAPPRENDRE.COM

 

Discover a wealth of tutorials, from time management to Excel to language courses, and so much more.

 

Activity in French.

Adults only.

 

 

VIRTUAL REALITY with Shaundel Celestin and Nemesis Inc.

 

Virtual reality is at the cutting edge of entertainment technology. It can transport you to the bottom of an ocean or to a galaxy far, far away. Come and experience it yourself.

 

Adults, teens and children ages 6 to 12, accompanied by an adult

 

 

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FINANCIAL LITERACY

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ÉDUCATION FINANCIÈRE with Daniel Simard, CPA, CA, CFA

 

Estate-planning strategies and solutions that will help you better manage your money.

 

Open to all.

Free. Registration not required.

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in French.

 

 

 

FINANCIAL LITERACY with Deborah Leahy

 

Three classes to help you become more informed about managing your money:

-Foundations of Investing l

-Foundations of Investing ll

-Retirement and Estate Planning

 

Open to all.

Free. Registration required.

 

Tuesdays, November 6, 13 and 20, 2018 (3 sessions).

Central : 6 to 8 p.m. – in English.

 

 

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DISCOVERY WORKSHOPS

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HOW TO USE THE INTERNET TO FIND YOUR ANCESTORS with Gary Schroder

 

Genealogy is the world’s fastest growing pastime. International lecturer Gary Schroder is president of the Quebec Family History Society and has extensive knowledge of North American and European genealogical sources.

 

Beginner and intermediate.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $10

Registration required.

 

Wednesdays, October 3 and 10, 2018 (2 sessions).

Central : 6 to 9 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

BRIDGE

 

This is your opportunity to learn one of the most popular games in the world or to refresh your skills. Not only entertaining, bridge is a great way to discover how to communicate and to gain insight into other people’s behaviour as well as your own. Online and print resources supplied.

 

Beginner and intermediate.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Others: $10

Registration required.

 

Fridays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 2018 (4 sessions).

Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – bilingual.

 

 

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MOVIES

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Enjoy our selection of great foreign films, NFB documentaries, and inspirational crowd pleasers. Ask at the Central Library circulation desk for more details.

 

For all.

Free admission.

Registration not required.

 

 

 

AFTERNOON FILMS

 

Tuesdays, September 4, 18, October 2, 9, November 27, December 11, 2018.

Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – in English.

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – in French.

 

Thursdays, September 6, 13, November 22, December 13, 2018.

Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. –in French.

 

Fridays, October 12, November 16. 2018.

Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – in French.

 

 

 

EVENING FILMS

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in French.

 

 

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TALKS, LECTURES, AND AUTHOR EVENTS

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN POINTE-CLAIRE with Cam Battley

 

Aurora Vie Cannabis is the new medical marijuana production centre in Pointe-Claire. Are you wondering about the medical cannabis market? Find out how this local company is managing, what challenges they are facing, and how they see the future unfolding.

 

Free admission.

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

MOVIE ‒ A MOONLESS NIGHT: BOAT PEOPLE, 40 YEARS LATER

 

Carefully interwoven testimonies of men, women and children who were ready to risk everything in order to find a life worth living after the Communist occupation of South Vietnam. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Thi Be Nguyen, the executive producer of this moving documentary.

 

Free admission.

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

BALANCE AFTER BABIES : FOUR STRATEGIES

 

Do you feel like life is racing by and you just can’t seem to keep up? No matter how hard you try, do you still feel overwhelmed? You are not alone! Carina Groombridge, a life coach for moms, teaches key strategies to bring back balance and sanity into your family. Children are welcome.

 

Free admission.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Central : 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – in English.

 

 

 

MY LIFE AS A ROCK STAR : BRIAN GREENWAY WITH ROBERT “TOOTALL” WAGENAAR

 

April Wine guitarist Brian Greenway has lived a life that people can only imagine. Listen to his behind-the-scenes stories as he is interviewed by retired CHOM DJ Robert “Tootall” Wagenaar. A few songs will accompany this lively conversation between the two Canadian Music Hall of Fame members.

 

PASSES required : Available beginning Wednesday, September 5 for Library members (MULTI Card required) and Friday, September 7 for non-members.

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

Central :7 to 8:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

WAR AND PEACE : MY FAMILY’S SERVICE TO CANADA

 

Pointe-Claire resident Chief Warrant Officer Doug Fitz-Gerald (Royal Canadian Air Force) has kept the peace in Egypt and Bosnia in addition to a tour fighting the insurgency in Afghanistan. Come explore his battlefield in Afghanistan and those of his ancestors at Vimy (World War I), Ortona (World War II) and Fredericton (1800s).

 

In partnership with the Quebec Family History Society.

 

Free admission.

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

FUNDAMENTAL FITNESS AFTER 50

 

Are you over 50? Do you know the fundamental exercises to keep fit? With twenty years of experience teaching fitness at the Pointe Claire Aquatic Centre, instructor and author Beth Oldfield shares her experience. Copies of her latest book will be available for purchase.

 

Free admission.

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

LIJING IN CANADA

 

A pediatrician in China, Lijing Xu moved to Pointe-Claire 21 years ago. She has worked as a research fellow at McGill and a research biologist at Merck Frosst. The author will present her book which describes her experiences adjusting to a new community, falling in love with the natural beauty of the country, and her efforts helping other Chinese immigrants and students who are also adapting to a new life.

 

Free admission.

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in Chinese and English.

 

 

 

PORTUGAL : LA VARIÉTÉ, SA GASTRONOMIE, L’HOSPITALITÉ

 

With its wide variety of attractions, rich and diverse gastronomy, and hospitable and friendly people, Portugal is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe. From Lisbon to Porto, adventure lover Alain Benoit will share his tips on the best places to visit.

 

Free admission.

 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – In French.

 

 

 

PATRICK DEWITT’S NEWEST NOVEL – FRENCH EXIT

 

Patrick DeWitt is the author of three critically acclaimed novels: Undermajordomo Minor, Ablutions and The Sisters Brothers, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Stephen Leacock Medal, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His newest novel, French Exit, introduces a high-society widow and her adult son who flee scandal and bankruptcy in New York for a new life in Paris. Interviewed by Anne Lagacé Dowson.

 

PASSES required: Available beginning Tuesday, October 9 for Library members (MULTI Card required) and Thursday, October 11 for non-members.

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018.

City Hall (2nd floor, Council room) : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

MOVIE ‒ LES ROIS MONGOLS

 

It is October 1970 in Montreal. Twelve-year-old Manon’s life is threatened by the necessity of foster care. Inspired by the current political crisis, Manon decides to take control. This film by Luc Picard depicts a young girl and her family navigating through change and turmoil. Followed by a discussion led by Daniel Racine, film critic and radio host.

 

In partnership with the Conseil des Arts de Montréal (CAM) and Québec Cinema.

 

Free admission.

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in French.

 

 

 

A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY : FRAGRANT SPRUCE AND THE VOICE OF FIRST NATIONS

 

Meet Maria Korab-Lakowska, a photographer whose work reflects the deep connection between First Nations culture and the inspiration of nature. Her photographic expedition explores unspoiled national and provincial parks and is accompanied by hauntingly beautiful music, stories, and songs.

 

Free admission.

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

DANY LAFERRIÈRE : AUTOPORTRAIT DE PARIS AVEC CHAT

 

Of all Dany Laferrière’s writings, his newest book, Autoportrait de Paris avec chat, seems to be one of his most personal. Feeling a sense of liberation, he handwrote and drew sketches of his thoughts and emotions of the city where he now lives since his election to the prestigious Académie française. Meet the author as he discusses this fascinating “unidentified literary object.”

 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 

PASSES required: Available beginning Monday, November 5 for Friends of the Library, Wednesday, November 7 for Library members (MULTI Card required), and Friday, November 9 for non-members.

 

Monday, November 19, 2018.

City Hall (2nd floor, Council room) : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in French.

 

 

 

MAMIKIKI – DU BAC BLEU….AU TAPIS ROUGE with Christiane Charlebois

 

Wrappings that are good for the planet… Discover how to create gift wrappings that are chic as well as eco-friendly! With funny video clips and practical advice, this unique lecture features over 70 original, personalized, inexpensive, and easy gift-wrapping ideas using materials from your recycling bin.

 

Free admission.

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in French.

 

 

 

MOVIE ‒ LA PETITE FILLE QUI AIMAIT TROP LES ALLUMETTES

 

Tragic and baffling, La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes is the story of two siblings, suddenly freed by the death of their father, a man who had raised them isolated from society. Followed by a discussion led by Daniel Racine, film critic and radio host.

 

In partnership with the Conseil des Arts de Montréal (CAM) and Québec Cinema.

 

Free admission.

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in French.



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