Winter 2017-Library Adult Activities Program


Everyone is invited and admission is free. Reservations are not taken unless specified. 

CRAFT

KNITTING

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.

Beginners: Bring a pair of 4.5-mm knitting needles; one ball of practice yarn will be provided.

Experienced knitters: Bring your needles and yarn, or your ongoing project.

Beginner to expert.

Resident: $10.

Non-resident: $15.

Registration required.

MANAGING THE BASICS

Mondays January 16, 23 and 30, February 6, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m.

READY TO MAKE A GIFT

Mondays February 13, 20 and 27, March 6, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m.


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.

Resident: $20.

Non-resident: $30.

Registration required.

Wednesdays January 25, February 8 and 22, March 8 and 22, April 5 and19, May 3, 2017.

Valois : 7 to 8:30 p.m.


RAVELRY – THE KNITTING AND CROCHETING WEBSITE

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

Free. Registration required.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

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


CROCHETING

with Lise Aubry
Discover the art of crochet or perfect your technique. Bring your questions and tell us all about ongoing and future projects.

Beginner to expert.

Beginners: Bring one 4.5-mm crochet hook; one ball of practice yarn will be provided.

Experienced crocheters: Bring your hook and yarn, or your ongoing project.

Resident: $10.

Non-resident: $15.

Registration required.

CROCHET ONCE

Tuesdays January 17, 24 and 31, February 7, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m.

CROCHET TWICE

Tuesdays February 21 and 28, March 7 and 14, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m.

CROCHET THRICE

Tuesdays March 21 and 28, April 4 and 11, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m.


SOUTACHE-STYLE JEWELRY MAKING

with Alexandra Serova
In Europe, soutache style jewelry is all the rage. Loops, swirls, and beads combine to make colourful earrings, brooches, and bracelets. A gift for you – or for someone else?

Resident: $10.

Non-resident: $15.

Materials supplied.

Registration required at .

Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

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


WORK WITH CLAY – FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE : A HISTORY OF PEOPLE, CLAY AND TEXTURE

with Deirdre Potash
Deirdre Potash introduces the culture of Canada’s First Nations through nature, history, and art, and shows you how to create a clay pot.

Free.

Materials supplied.

Registration required at the Library.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

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


COFFEE AND CRAFT – “SPRING HAS SPRUNG” WREATH

with Debbie Smith
 Learn a simple technique to create a vibrant spring wreath. Bring your scissors and an old shirt to protect your clothing. The wreath will be on display in the Library on March 1.

Resident: $10.

Non-resident: $15.

Materials supplied.

Registration required at the Library.

Saturday, March 25, 2017.

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


READING AND WRITING WORKSHOPS

BOOK CLUBS

Come join a group of avid readers for lively discussions on a wide range of books. You must be a member of the Library to participate.

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB

with Olivia Raco
$10; registration required at the Library.

Wednesdays January 11, February 8, March 15, April 12, May 10, 2017.

Central : 1 to 3 p.m. – in English.


EVENING BOOK CLUB

with Grace Lee
$10; registration required at the Library.

Thursdays January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, 2017.

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.


CLUB DE LECTURE

with Robert Neely
$10; registration required at the Library.

Wednesdays January 18, February 15, March 22, April 19, May 17, 2017.

Central : 1 to 3 p.m. – in French.


STEWART HALL BOOK CLUB

with Lise Payette
$10; registration required at the Library.

Mondays January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, 2017.

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


VALOIS BOOK CLUB

with Lynn Collins
$10; registration required at the Library.

Mondays January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, 2017.

Valois : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.


ONLINE BOOK CLUBS

 ONLINE BOOK CLUB and SHOULD I READ IT OR WATCH IT? 

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

Also movie and book suggestions for your enjoyment.


CREATIVE WRITING

with Tim Fain
Beginners and published authors will feel comfortable in this circle of writers. Enjoy the feedback and the growth fostered by the group experience.

Resident: $20.

Non-resident: $25.

Registration required.

Mondays March 6, 13, 20 and 27, April 3, 10 and 24, May 1, 2017 (break: April 17).

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.

Thursdays March 9, 16, 23 and 30, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.

Central : 3 to 5 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.

Resident: $20.

Non-resident: $25.

Registration required.

Mondays March 13, 20 and 27, April 3, 10 and 24, 2017 (break: April 17).

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


MOVIES

Enjoy our selection of great foreign films, NFB documentaries, and inspirational crowd pleasers. Ask at the Central Library circulation desk for more details. The movies title will be announced on the blog one week in advance.

AFTERNOON FILMS

Free. Registration not required.

For all.

Tuesdays January 10 and 24, February 14 and 28, March 14 and 28, April 11 and 25, May 9 and 23, 2017.

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

Thursdays January 12 and 26, February 9 and 23, March 16 and 30, April 13 and 27 and May 11 and 18, 2017.

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


EVENING FILMS 

Free.

Registration not required.

For all.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in French.

Wednesdays January 25, March 29 and April 26, 2017.

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.


LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND GENEALOGY

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.

Resident: $10.

Non-resident: $15.

Registration required.

Wednesdays March 8 and 15, 2017.

Central : 6 to 9 p.m. – in English.

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COMPUTERS

BASIC COMPUTERS AND INTERNET FOR SENIORS (55+)

with Pierre Poissant Marquis or Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan
Learn how to use a computer and the Library catalogue, set up an email account, and search the Internet (Windows 8.1).

Reserve one of our laptops or bring your own.

Resident: $46.

Non-resident: $60.

Registration required at the Library.

Fridays February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2017.

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

Mondays February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2017.

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


INTRODUCTION TO SAMSUNG GALAXY AND ANDROID TABLETS

with Pierre Poissant Marquis or Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan
Learn how to connect to a Wi-Fi network, download apps from the Google Play Store, and manage your tablet’s settings. Bring your tablet and cable.

Resident: free.

Non-resident: $15.

Registration required.

Fridays February 3 and 10, 2017.

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

Fridays February 17 and 24, 2017.

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

Mondays February 6 and 13, 2017.

Central : 2 to 4 p.m. – in French.


INTRODUCTION TO iPad: TIPS AND TRICKS

with Margaret Kastner, Elaine Randolph, Pierre Poissant Marquis or Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan
Discover some of your iPad’s features: learn how to connect to a Wi-Fi network, download apps from the App Store, and manage your iPad’s settings. Bring your iPad and cable.

Resident: free.

Non-resident: $15.

Registration required.

Mondays, February 20 and 27, 2017.

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

Fridays March 17 and 24, 2017.

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

Fridays March 17 and 24, 2017.

Central : 2 to 4 p.m. – in English.

Fridays March 31 and April 7, 2017.

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

Fridays March 31 and April 7, 2017.

Central : 2 to 4 p.m. – in English.


CYBER SECURITY

with Paul Desormeaux
Security: Privacy Protection: Learn what you can do to protect your personal information and reduce risks of identity theft.

Or

Security: Spam and Malware: An introduction to spam, scams, viruses, Trojans, and other malware. Learn how to

Resident: free.

Non-resident: $15.

Registration required.

Tuesdays, March 28 and April 11, 2017.

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.


CREATE YOUR VIDEO ON A BUDGET

with Jason Bolanis
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.

Resident: free.

Non-resident: $15.

Registration required.

Tuesdays March 14 and 21, 2017.

Central : 7 to 9 p.m. – in English.


BOOK A LIBRARIAN

Do you need one-on-one help with email, Internet, your eReader or your tablet, or with Word, Windows, or the catalogue?

Call 514-630-1218, extension 1630. We will assign a person with the right expertise to help you. Free.


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING

CAREER CRUISING

with Elaine Randolph
Introduction to a comprehensive career database that can help you find a job or investigate options for a career change. Includes tools for self-assessment, information on different careers, adapted resumé templates, and access to multiple job websites.

Free, for Library members only.

Registration required.

Thursday, January 19, 2017.

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

Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Central : 2 to 3:30 p.m. – in French.


LINKEDIN

with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan
Learn how to create your profile and manage this professional social network.

Free.

Registration required.

Thursdays January 26 and February 23, 2017.

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



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.

Resident: free.

Non-resident: $15.

Registration required.

Wednesdays April 26 and May 3, 2017.

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

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


MY TOOL BOX: CHRONIC PAIN SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

with MUHC workshop facilitators
This program, offered by the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), is designed to help people develop the skills they need to better manage the day-to-day challenges of living with chronic pain.

Free. Reservations required: 514-934-1934, extension 71585 (McGill University).

Mondays March 13, 20 and 27 and April 3, 10 and 24, 2017 (break: April 17)

or

Mondays May 8, 15, 22 and 29 and June 5 and 12, 2017.

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

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


MY TOOL BOX : CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

with MUHC workshop facilitators
This program, offered by the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), is designed to help people develop the skills they need to better manage the day-to-day challenges of living with a chronic condition.

Free. Reservations required: 514-934-1934, extension 71585 (McGill University).

Mondays March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 24, 2017 (break: April 17).

or

Mondays May 8, 15, 22, 29 and June 5, 12, 2017.

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


DISCOVERY WORKSHOPS

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

with Pierre Poissant Marquis
 This is your opportunity to learn one of the most popular games in the world. Bridge is not just entertainment: it’s also a great way to discover how to communicate and to gain insight into other people’s behaviour as well as your own.

Fridays January 20 and 27, 2017.

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

Fridays March 3 and 10, 2017.

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

Fridays April 21 and 28, 2017.

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

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


DETECTIVE AND MYSTERY NIGHT

 
A dead body is found in the Library. Is this a James Patterson thriller? No – it’s the Library’s first Detective and Mystery Night. Meet the suspects and help the detective … Will you be the one to solve the mystery?

Wine and cheese will be served.

Passes required : available beginning Wednesday, March 1, for residents, and Friday, March 3, for non-residents.

Saturday, March 18, 2107.

Central : 7 to 10 p.m. – in English.

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


SOIRÉE MEURTRE ET MYSTÈRE

Passes required : available beginning Wednesday, March 22, for residents, and Friday, March 24, for non-residents.

Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Central : 7 to 10 p.m. – in French.


TALKS, LECTURES AND AUTHOR EVENTS

TERRY FALLIS, AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF FOUR BEST-SELLING NOVELS

Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

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

Terry Fallis served as an advisor to federal and provincial cabinet ministers before eventually opening his own public relations firm. He is also the winner of two Stephen Leacock Medals for Humour. In 2011, his book Best Laid Plans was crowned by Canada Reads as the “essential Canadian novel of the decade”.


AUTHOR ALEXANDRE TRUDEAU DISCUSSES BARBARIAN LOST: TRAVELS IN NEW CHINA

Ever since he was a boy, Alexandre (Sasha) Trudeau has been fascinated by China. Recounting his experiences, Trudeau explores the realities of a China caught between the pull of past traditions and the relentless advance of progress. Lecture sponsored by the Friends of the Pointe-Claire Library. Become a Friend of the Library and have the opportunity to greet Mr. Trudeau before the lecture, from 7 to 7:20 p.m.

Passes required: available beginning Wednesday, January 18, for residents, and Friday, January 20, for non-residents.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Central : 7:30 to 9 p.m. – in English, with bilingual question and answer period.


RENCONTRE AVEC KIM THÚY, L’AUTEURE DE VI

Seamstress, interpreter, lawyer and restaurateur: Kim Thúy had several careers before becoming a writer. Her award-winning novels have been translated into 15 different languages. Vi is her latest work.

Passes required: available beginning Wednesday, January 25, for residents, and Friday, January 27, for non-residents.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in French.

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

photo by Camille Gevaudan

ACROSS CANADA BY BICYCLE

with Katheryn Kästner
From Vancouver to St. John’s, Newfoundland, Katheryn Kästner cycled across Canada in the summer of 2016. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, she will take you on a journey from coast to coast, relating her adventures and showing you some of Canada’s hidden gems through her photos.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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

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


TERRE-NEUVE : LA MAGNIFIQUE, LA SYMPATHIQUE

with Alain Benoit
Nature lover and travel aficionado Alain Benoitdrove his RV along the breathtaking coastal roadways of Newfoundland with views of gigantic icebergs, marine animals, and picturesque villages. The scenery will take your breath away, and his tales of unforgettable encounters will warm your heart.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in French.

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


AUTHOR EMMA RICHLER DISCUSSES BE MY WOLFF

Emma Richler (daughter of Mordecai) has written an original love story about the ties that bind and the choices we make for ourselves. Alice Munro says this dazzling novel is “a joy to read”. Elizabeth Strout says it is “Wonderful … immensely readable”. Come and meet the author and decide for yourself.

Thursday, March 2, 2017.

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

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


STUNNING CHILE – JEWEL OF THE ANDES

with Frederic Hore
Outdoor enthusiast and award-winning photographer Frederic Hore will dazzle you with his photographic tour of Chile set to music. With spectacular images from Torre del Paine National Park to hip Valparaiso, discover this marvelous Latin nation on the other side of the world.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

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

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

Torre del Pine National Park, Chile. Photo ©2016 Frederic Hore.

MADAME LABRISKI : CES GALETTES DONT TOUT LE MONDE PARLE

with Mériane Labrie
Mériane Labrie is a lively and funny speaker who writes a popular blog promoting sugar-free cooking. She is also a runner who believes in the limitless possibilities hidden within each of us. Come and be inspired by her way of life.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in French.

MOVIE : GUIBORD S’EN VA-T-EN GUERRE

 
Philippe Falardeau’s film is the story of Guibord, federal MP and supporter of Quebec’s independence, who unwillingly holds the deciding vote on whether or not Canada will go to war.

The screening will be followed by a discussion.

In partnership with the Conseil des arts de Montréal

Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8:30 p.m. – in French.

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

CONNECTING WITH NATURE – A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY

with Tom Kingsbury
Long-time amateur photographer Tom Kingsbury evokes the beauty and wonder of nature through a lecture and audio-visual experience that connect us to the inspiring beauty all around us.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

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


SAVING THE RHINOS

with Joe and Edwina Mattinson
Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

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

Joe and Edwina Mattinson have seen the devastating effects of poachers’ greed on an endangered species. In 2015, they volunteered at a rhino orphanage in South Africa that works to rehabilitate baby rhinos left to die after the slaughter of their mothers.

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


AUTHOR SUSAN DOHERTY HANNAFORD DISCUSSES A SECRET MUSIC

 
Susan Doherty Hannaford is a Montreal-based writer. Her first novel, A Secret Music, is the winner of the 2016 Grace Irwin award. Set in 1936 Montreal, it tells the story of Lawrence Nolan, a young piano prodigy growing up in the shadow of his mother’s mental illness.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

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

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

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