Fall Program

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

CRAFTS

KNITTING CLUB with Janet Callary

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Participants bring their current knitting project to complete it in good company.
Beginner to expert.
Limited in-person spaces.
Registration required.
Non-members: $15

Wednesdays, September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 2020. (8 sessions)
Valois : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Bilingual.

VIRTUAL KNITTING CLUB with Geneviève Lussier

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Participants bring their current knitting project to complete it in good company.
Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Beginner to expert.
Registration required.
Non-members: $15

Mondays, September 28, October 5, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020. (8 sessions)
NO CLASS October 12
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Bilingual.

CRAFT : ADVENT WREATH with Janet Callary

Create your own Advent wreath for your family.
Beginner.
Registration required.
Non-members: $15

Saturday, November 28, 2020.
Central : 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. – Bilingual.

BUBBLE BINGO

Have you filled in your Bingo card? You have until September 30 to submit your completed card before the big draw. Don’t miss the chance to win one of three $50 gift cards at a bookstore of your choice.

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If you cannot print the Bingo card, write your answers on a sheet of paper with your name and MULTI card number, and deposit in the box at the library. We also have bingo cards available at the Library.

Library – Central and Valois

READING AND WRITING WORKSHOPS

BOOK CLUBS

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

Members will alternate between limited in-person spaces and virtual meetings held simultaneously. Zoom training will be available for those participating virtually. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.

NOTE: Registration now available through Ludik. Members can pick up their book at the Central Library, except for those of the Valois Book Club, pick up will be at the Valois Branch.

Registration required.
Non-members: $10

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB with Olivia Raco

Wednesdays, September 30, October 28, November 25, December 16, 2020 and January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, 2021. (9 sessions)

Central and virtual (Zoom) : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – English.

CLUB DE LECTURE with Amélie Boivin Handfield

Wednesdays, September 23, October 21, November 18, 2020 and January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, 2021 and Tuesday, December 15, 2020. (9 sessions)

Central and virtual (Zoom) : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – French.

EVENING BOOK CLUB with Grace Lee

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Thursdays, October 1, October 29, November 26, December 17, 2020 and January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, 2021. (9 sessions)

Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

STEWART HALL BOOK CLUB with Lise Payette

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Mondays, September 28, October 26, November 23, December 14, 2020 and January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, 2021. (9 sessions)

Stewart Hall and virtual (Zoom) : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – English.

VALOIS BOOK CLUB with Lynn Collins

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Mondays, September 28, October 26, November 23, December 14, 2020 and January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, 2021. (9 sessions)

Valois and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

ONLINE BOOKCLUB with Michelle Payette-Daoust

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

pcplblog.wordpress.com (English)

pcplblogue.wordpress.com (French)

CIRCLE OF LIFE WRITERS 1 with Karen Zey

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A memoir group whose members discuss writing tips. Participants share written drafts and receive supportive feedback.
Beginner.
Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Tuesdays, September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24, December 1, 8, 2020. (11 sessions)
Virtual (Zoom) : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – English.

CIRCLE OF LIFE WRITERS 2 with Karen Zey

A memoir group for those with workshop experience. Participants exchange written feedback and discuss possible revisions.
Intermediate.
Prerequisite: Circle of Life Writers 1
Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10.

Thursdays, September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020. (11 sessions)
Virtual (Zoom) : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – English.

CREATIVE JOURNALING with Hélène Brunet

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Using inspriring writing techniques, drawing and collage, Creative Journaling is a tool to achieve personal development. Please bring a 9 X 12 inch (23 X 30.5 cm) unlined sketchbook. All other materials will be provided.
Beginner and intermediate.
Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Mondays, September 14, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 9, 2020. (6 sessions)
NO CLASS: September 28, October 12 and October 26
Virtual (Zoom) : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – French.

Fridays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020. (6 sessions)
Virtual (Zoom) : 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – English.

CREATIVE WRITING with Tim Fain

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Beginners and published authors will feel comfortable in this group of writers that has been thriving for over 15 years.
Beginner and intermediate.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 2020. (8 sessions)NO CLASS: October 12
Central : 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

Wednesdays, September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 2020. (8 sessions)
Valois : 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – English.

COMPUTERS

HOW TO SUCCEED AT COLLABORATIVE WORK

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The new reality of working from home can present many challenges (how to share documents on online platforms, preparing online presentations, managing video conferences)

The Library offers a number of online tutorials that can help. Go to the library portal at biblio.pointe-claire.ca. From the top menu bar select “Digital”; from the pull-down menu select “Learning”. Try Lynda.com to access professional, video tutorials and learn how to improve your tele-commuting skills.

ZOOM TUTORIALS

Want to participate in an activity but would prefer to keep your distance?

Most of the library’s workshops and lectures will be offered through the Zoom platform. Try these simple Zoom tutorials at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us. If you need more help, please call us at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

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 and other malware. Learn how to eliminate spam from your inbox.

Authentication: Best practices for password management and multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, 2020. (3 sessions)
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

DROPBOX AND GOOGLE DRIVE with Denis Richard Junior

Learn how to use the cloud to store your documents.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Wednesday, December 2, 2020.
Central : 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. – English.
Central : 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. – French.

BOOK A LIBRARIAN

One-on-one assistance with e-mail, Internet, Word, Windows, your eReader or tablet, or the Library catalogue and databases.

514-630-1218, ext. 1630.                                                                           

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING

FINANCIAL LITERACY with Deborah Leahy

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Workshop on managing your money: budget planning, investing, living well in retirement, insurance and estate planning.
Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Open to all.
Registration required.

Tuesdays, September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 2020. (5 sessions)
Virtual (Zoom) : 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – English.

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.
Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Wednesdays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020. (6 sessions)
Virtual (Zoom) : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – English.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – COMPAGNONS DE CONVERSATION FRANÇAISE

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Compagnons de conversation française are volunteers who meet regularly with people looking to practise their French. Meetings are held at the library. Whether you would like to be a Compagnons (Buddy) or improve your conversational French, call the Information desk at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630 to register. Availability and level will be assessed.

October 5 to December 18, 2020. (10 sessions)
Central and Valois : Schedule according to participants’ availability – French.

DISCOVERY WORKSHOPS

ZEN DRAWING

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A drawing workshop with a calm and inspired artist to introduce you to the basics of a new hobby that will contribute to your inner peace. Material provided.
Registration required.
Non-members : 10 $


Saturday, October 10, 2020.
Central : 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. – English.

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

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Genealogy is the world’s fastest growing pastime. Gary Schroder has extensive knowledge of North American and European genealogical sources.
Beginner and intermediate.
Zoom training will be available. Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Thursdays, October 8, 15, 2020. (2 sessions)
Virtual (Zoom) : 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

BRIDGE – LEARN TO PLAY ONLINE

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More than just entertainment, bridge is a great way to develop communication skills and confidence as well as gain insight into others and yourself. Meet in person, but play online (no card sharing!).

Participants must bring their laptop or tablet. Please download the free app “Bridgebase.com” before the first class. You must create a username and have a valid e-mail address. Need help with the app? Please call the Information desk at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

BRIDGE BEGINNER with Ellen Simpson

Learn the basics.

Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020. (10 sessions)
NO CLASS: October 12
Central : 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – English.

Fridays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020. (10 sessions)
NO CLASS: October 23
Central : 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – English.

BRIDGE INTERMEDIATE with Francis Thérien

Learn proper bidding strategies.

Fridays, September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 30, November 6, 13, 2020. (8 sessions)
NO CLASS: October 23
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Bilingual.

Fridays, November 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18 2020 and January 8, 15, 22, 2021. (8 sessions)
NO CLASS: December 25 and January 1
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Bilingual.

FILM CLUB

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

General public.
Registration required in person or by calling 514-630-1218.

AFTERNOON FILMS

Tuesdays, September 15, October 20, November 24, December 8, 2020.
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – English.

Tuesdays, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1, 2020.
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – French.

TALKS, LECTURES, AND AUTHOR EVENTS

NEW: Attend the lecture of your choice online through the Zoom platform!

Registration required (starting 2 weeks prior to event):

On-site participation (limited access): 514-630-1218.

To access videoconferences: Registration required at least 24 hours in advance at bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca or 514-630-1218 (indicate the title and date of the lecture, along with your e-mail address).

GARDENING FOR BODY AND SOUL

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Wanda Mitkiewicz elaborates on the various styles of gardens, including new ways of planting vegetable gardens and ideas for growing flowers, vegetables and herbs in small spaces.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

TO ALASKA! FROM VANCOUVER TO GLACIER BAY – CRUISING BC’S INSIDE PASSAGE

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Alaska cruise on Nieu Amsterdam from Vancouver to Glacier Bay August 3 to 10, 2019. ©2019 Frederic Hore. All Rights Reserved.

Fulfilling his 88-year old mother’s bucket list, Frederic Hore takes a family reunion cruise to Alaska. Their exciting adventure includes encountering bears, viewing breaching whales, witnessing stunning mountainous landscapes, visiting old lumber towns and awesome glaciers, and experiencing a shaky ride on the historic Yukon Pass Railway!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

YOGA POUR LE VISAGE with Carole Morency

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The emerging trend of face yoga aims to rejuvenate your face by strengthening and relaxing facial muscles through a series of small but specific movements. Come and make faces at this workshop!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French.

THE OPTIMIST CHALLENGE – 21 DAYS OF JOY with Rossana Bruzzone

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As the initiator of the Festival du Bonheur de Montréal, Rossana wishes to share her optimism and her joie de vivre. Through her book, The Optimist Challenge – 21 Days of Joy, she presents a reflection on the opportunities for joy, wonder and gratitude that are available to us. She suggests that we experience 21 small daily challenges to sharpen our sense of happiness.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

YOGA FOR YOUR FACE with Carole Morency

Yoga meditation

The emerging trend of face yoga aims to rejuvenate your face by strengthening and relaxing facial muscles through a series of small but specific movements. Come and make faces at this workshop!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020.
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

WHOLE-FOODS AND CROCKPOT with Sarah Khatry

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We know that a diet based on processed food can be detrimental to our health, but with such busy lives, who has time to prepare every meal? Sarah will share a few simple guidelines to show you how to add more fresh foods to your diet. Learn how a crockpot can become part of the plan.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

MICHELINE DUFF – MON HISTOIRE DERRIÈRE MES HISTOIRES CANCELLED

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“I published my first book at the age of 56. Want to know how and why I embarked on this new career at this age, and what events inspired my first novel, and the twenty-five others that followed?  Come and celebrate my twenty years of authorship.”

As part of Public Library Week.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020. CANCELLED
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French.

MOVIE – TEMPS ET MARÉES (A PLACE OF TIDE AND TIME) CANCELLED

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In the town of Rivière-Saint-Paul on the lower North shore, the younger generation leave their families to pursue their studies. Facing a declining fishing industry, their parents cling to the traditional way of life. A Place of Tide and Time confronts the visions of two generations and offers a nuanced reflection of this corner of Québec.

The documentary is in English with French subtitles. The discussion will be led afterwards in French, with a bilingual question and answer period.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020. CANCELLED
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French.

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KATHLEEN MURPHY – DECLUTTERING AND ORGANIZING

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Learn to get organized with expert Kathleen Murphy, Director of OrganizingOptions.com, a Montreal-based company serving the needs of busy homeowners, seniors, hoarders, and families since 2002. Learn practical, and easy ways to set up organizing systems that can work for you and your ways of living and working.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

BONS POUR VOTRE CERVEAU, LES ALIMENTS QUI INFLUENT SURE VOTRE HUMEUR with Nevine Elchibini

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Learn how to nourish and stimulate your brain in order to feel well mentally and physically.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French.

DUNCAN MACPHERSON : AN APPRECIATION OF ONE CANADIAN CARTOONIST FOR ANOTHER BY TERRY MOSHER

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Duncan Macpherson worked at the Toronto Star and was considered Canada’s most celebrated political cartoonist. His style was distinctive: wicked, mischievous and sometimes cruel. He once claimed “Terry Mosher is an irritating man and a genius”. Book signing to follow.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

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