Fall Program

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

CRAFTS

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.

MASTERING THE BASICS
Bring a pair of 4.5-mm knitting needles; one ball of practice yarn will be provided.

Beginner
Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required.
Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual.

KNITTING SOCKS
Learn how to knit a pair of socks, from the top down, choosing either double pointed-needles or the magic loop method. List of materials emailed the week before class starts.

Beginner and intermediate
Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $5
Registration required.
Mondays, October 7, 21, 28, November 4, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual.

KNITTING CLUB with Janet Callary and Geneviève Lussier
Bring your work and get motivated to complete your kitting project.

Beginner to expert
Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $15
Registration required.
Wednesdays, September 11, 18, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 2019.
Valois : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual.

READING AND WRITING WORKSHOPS

BOOK CLUBS

Come join a group of avid readers for lively discussions on a wide range of books.
Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required at the library.

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB with Olivia Raco

Wednesdays, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, 2019 and January 8, February 12, March 11, April 8, May 13, 2020.
Central : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – English.

EVENING BOOK CLUB with Grace Lee

Thursdays, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12, 2019 and January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, 2020.
Central : 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

CLUB DE LECTURE with Amélie Boivin Handfield

Wednesdays, September 18, October 16, November 27, December 18, 2019 and January 15, February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20, 2020.
Central : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – French.

STEWART HALL BOOK CLUB with Lise Payette

Mondays, September 9, October 21, November 11, December 9, 2019 and January 13, February 10, March 9, April 20, May 11, 2020.
Stewart Hall : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – English.

VALOIS BOOK CLUB with Lynn Collins

Mondays, September 9, October 7, November 11, December 9, 2019 and January 13, February 10, March 9, April 6, May 11, 2020.
Valois : 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

ONLINE BOOK CLUB with Michelle Payette-Daoust

Discover other readers’ favourites, recommended reads, and treasured book lists.

pcplblog.wordpress.com (English)
pcplblogue.wordpress.com (French)

CIRCLE OF LIFE WRITERS with Karen Zey

Worshop on writing a memoir, personal essay, or family history. Weekly writing tips and an exchange of written drafts with guided, supportive feedback

Beginner and intermediate.
Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required.
Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24 October 1, 8, 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

JOURNAL – DÉCOUVERTE DE SOI 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 over 30 years of experience and teaches different journaling techniques.

Beginner and intermediate.
Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required.
Wednesdays, September 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019.
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – 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.

Beginner and intermediate.
Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required.
Thursdays, September 12, 19, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 2019.
Central : 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – English.
Mondays, September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.
Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019.
Valois : 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – English.

COMPUTERS

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.

Authentication: Best practices for password management, including password construction tips, with a focus on password managers and MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication).

Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required.
Tuesdays, October 8, 15 and 22, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

DROPBOX, GOOGLE CLOUD with Guillaume Bélisle

Learn how to use the cloud to store your documents.

Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required.
Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Central : 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. – English.
Central : 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. – French.

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 much more.

Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
Central : 2:15 to 4:00 p.m. – English.

WORDPRESS – AN OVERVIEW with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan

An introduction to website or blog design.
Includes: Posting, page layout, menus, and settings.

Followed by three hands-on meetings: join our Circle of learning (peer-to-peer with facilitator) to complete your website.

Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
Central : 2:15 to 3:45 – English.

Circle of learning:

Tuesdays, November 12, 19 and 26, 2019.
Central : 2:15 to 3:45 – English.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING

PROFESSIONAL DAY – TOOLS FOR JOB HUNTERS

LINKEDIN – SPECIAL EDITION with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan

Have your picture taken by a photographer, learn how to create your profile, upload your picture and manage this professional social network.

Open to all.
Free admission.
Registration required.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
Central : 10:15 to 11:45 – English.

LINKEDIN – PROFESSIONAL PHOTO with Aline Beyrouthy

Want a professional photo for your LinkedIn profile? Have your picture taken by our photographer and receive it by email.

Free admission.
Registration required at the Library.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
Central : 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

UPDATE YOUR SKILLS with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan

This workshop will allow you to hone your skills at navigating our Digital Learning Collection: Lynda.com, Toutapprendre.com, Skilleos and Rosetta Stone.

Open to all,
Free admission.
Registration required at the Library.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
Central : between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. – bilingual.

CAREER CRUISING with Margaret Kästner

Introduction to a comprehensive career database for those considering a career change. Includes: Self-assessment tools, information about different careers, resumé templates, and access to multiple job websites.

Open to all.Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card
required.
Registration required.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
Central : 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. – English.

FINANCIAL LITERACY with Deborah Leahy

Worshop on managing your money: Budget planning, investing, living in retirement, insurance, and estate planning.

Open to all.
Free admission. Registration required.
Tuesdays, October 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019.
Central : 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – English.

BONNES HABITUDES D’EPARGNE with CPA Canada

Learn how to save more, pay down debt, spend less, and invest in the future.

Open to all.
Free admission. Registration required.
Monday, November 11, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French.

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

Workshop on understanding the choices you make, becoming aware of your internal motivations, and creating positive relationship habits.

Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required.
Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019.
Valois : 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – English.

DISCOVERY WORKSHOPS

HOW TO USE THE INTERNET TO FIND YOUR ANCESTORS with Gary Schroder, president of the Quebec Family History Society and International lecturer

Genealogy is the world’s fastest growing pastime. Gary Schroder has extensive knowledge of North American and European genealogical sources.

Beginner and intermediate.
Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required.
Wednesdays, October 30 and November 6, 2019.
Central : 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

BRIDGE

Learn how to play one of the most popular games in the world. 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.

Free admission for Library members / MULTI Card required.
Non-members: $10
Registration required.

BEGINNER with Ellen Simpson
Learn the basics.
Mondays and Fridays, September 16 to October 28, 2019.
NO CLASS: September 27, October 14 and 25.
Central : 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – English.
Mondays and Fridays, November 8 to December 9, 2019.
Central : 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – English.

INTERMEDIATE with Francis Thérien
Learn proper bidding strategies.
Fridays, September 27 to November 29, 2019.
NO CLASS: October 18 and 25
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – bilingual.

MOVIES

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

Open to all.
Free admission. Registration not required.

AFTERNOON FILMS
Tuesdays, September 3, 17, October 1, 8, 15, November 5, 26, December 10, 2019.
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – English.
Thursdays, September 5, 12, October 10, November 14, 21, December 12, 2019.
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – French.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – French.

EVENING FILMS
Friday, September 13, 2019.
Central : 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

TALKS, LECTURES, AND AUTHOR EVENTS

THE GHOST GARDEN : INSIDE THE LIVES SCHIZOPHRENIA’S FEARED AND FORGOTTEN

Brain imaging has not yet been able to reveal a single, biological marker for schizophrenia. Susan Hannaford Doherty (A Secret Music) has written a non-fiction account of “the walking wounded”, both the afflicted and their devastated families. Her experience as a volunteer at the Douglas Institute, has enabled her to write a compassionate view on this subject.

Free admission.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

THE BIRDS THAT STAY – D&M AUTHOR ANN LAMBERT

Fun and energetic, Ann Lambert is a prominent figure on the Montreal theatre scene. Her first novel is a gripping murder mystery involving family dynamics, midlife, trauma and regret. Based on enthusiastic response, the book is contracted to become a series. Join Anne Lagacé-Dowson as she interviews this emerging talent.

Free admission.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL with Brightside Learning Centre

Workshop focused on providing tools and strategies to help children succeed in school: organizational skills, time management, and homework help. Children play an active role in their own success!

Free admission.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Central : 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. – English, with a bilingual question period.

DÉCODEZ LE LANGUAGE DU CORPS POUR CESSER DE TROP MANGER!

Nutritionist and health coach Guylaine Guevremont proposes novel solutions for fostering a more positive body image and healthier attitudes towards food to curb overeating.

Passes required. Available beginning Monday, September 9 for library members (MULTI Card required) and Wednesday, September 11 for non-members.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French.

SEEKER : A SEA ODYSSEY – A MEMOIR by Rita Pomade

A search for adventure eventually unravels into a story of unrealistic expectations and a disintegrating marriage. In the summer of 1986, Rita Pomade and her then-husband, set off on a small sailboat from Hong Kong, travelling to South East Asia, India, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Italy, and finally arriving in Spain. What does she decide when her ex-husband and best friend asks her to sail with him again thirty years later?

Free admission.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

QUÉBEC – COMPOSTELLE 101

Learn the basics of long-distance hiking with Pascal Auger, the founder of Québec Compostelle. Lecture focused on health, tourism, and how to have a successful walking trip. Through comparisons with St. Jacques de Compostelle, discover our “belle province” through its’ numerous walking trails.

Free admission.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French.

JASON BOLANIS – THE BUCKET LIST GUY

Jason Bolanis created a video series on his life growing up in suburbia. What stemmed from that project was an accidental documentary on the history of Pointe-Claire. From the laying down of the railroad tracks to the opening of Highway 40, his talk will touch on his research process and surprise findings.

Free admission.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

JENNIFER ROBSON – THE GOWN

Jennifer Robson (Somewhere in France) takes us inside the workrooms where one of the most famous wedding gowns in history was created. Set in the years after the Second World War, the novel depicts the lives of three young women who are woven together by the pain of survival, the bonds of friendship, and the redemptive power of love.

Lecture sponsored by the Friends of the Pointe-Claire Library. Become a Friend of the Library and have the opportunity to meet Ms. Robson before the lecture, from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m.

Passes required. Available beginning Wednesday, October 9 for library members, and Friday, October 11 for non-members.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

SECRETS OF LONGEVITY – FOOD STRATEGIES AND BEYOND, HOW CAN WE LIVE LONGER AND BETTER?

What does science reveal about longevity? What are the strategies and secrets for increasing our life expectancy? Nevine Elchibini will explain the protective powers of food-synergies and other choices we can make to promote optimal health. She will present case studies from all over the world and show us how to put these practices in action in our daily lives.

Free admission.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

SAFE TRAVEL

With a combined travel industry experience of over 50 years, Rachida Chtioui and Anne Condax will be speaking about group and solo travel, traveling with kids, choosing a safe destination, getting the most value for your travel dollar, booking online or using the services of a travel professional, and demystifying travel insurance.

Free admission.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

MOEURS, JEUX ET SEXUALITÉ EN ROME ANTIQUE

Rome is busting with historical sites that tell the fascinating stories of the citizens who lived there two thousand years ago. Discover a typical day in ancient Rome, in the year 115 B.C., through fascinating photographs of the city’s ruins by Montreal photographer, Vincent Marchessault.

Free admission.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French.

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