Winter 2021 : Programm

Note: Activities held in person will be offered on Zoom, if the library remains closed to the public.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

CRAFTS

CRAFT – SPIRIT LADDER with Janet Callary

Create your own Spirit Ladder.
Non-members: $15
Registration required.

Saturday, February 27, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) :  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Bilingual.

KNITTING CLUB with Janet Callary

Participants bring their current knitting project to complete it in good company.
Zoom training will be available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Beginner to expert.
Registration required.
Non-members: $15

Wednesdays, January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 2021 (8 sessions).
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Bilingual.

VIRTUAL KNITTING CLUB with Geneviève Lussier

Participants bring their current knitting project to complete it in good company.
Zoom training will be available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Beginner to expert.
Registration required.
Non-members: $15

Mondays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 8, 2021 (8 sessions).
NO CLASS March 1
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Bilingual.

READING AND WRITING WORKSHOPS

BLOG

Follow the library blog for the Film Club’s programming and lectures, and suggestions for books, movies, music, etc.

pcplblog.wordpress.com

ONLINE BOOK CLUB – ONE eREAD CANADA

Take part in the first pancanadian book club on FaceBook!

One eRead Canada is a national, bilingual digital book club connecting readers to one another and to their libraries. This year’s pick is Kim Thúy’s celebrated novel, Vi.

From January 1 to January 31, follow the Library blog not to miss events with Kim Thuy: https://pcplblog.wordpress.com/

BOOK CLUBS

Come join a group of avid readers for lively discussions on a wide range of books.
Zoom training will be available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Registration required.
Non-members: $5

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB with Olivia Raco

Wednesdays, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, 2021 (5 sessions).
Virtual (Zoom) : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – English.

CLUB DE LECTURE with Amélie Boivin Handfield

Wednesdays, January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, 2021 (5 sessions).
Virtual (Zoom) : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – French.

EVENING BOOK CLUB with Grace Lee

Thursdays, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, 2021 (5 sessions).
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

STEWART HALL BOOK CLUB with Lise Payette

Mondays, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, 2021 (5 sessions).
Virtual (Zoom) : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – English.

VALOIS BOOK CLUB with Lynn Collins

Mondays, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, 2021 (5 sessions).
Virtual (Zoom) : 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 1 with Karen Zey

A memoir group in which participants discuss writing tips, share their drafts and receive constructive feedback.
Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Beginner.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Tuesdays, January 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 (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.
Prerequisite required: Circle of Life Writers 1.
Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Intermediate.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10.

Thursdays, January 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1st (11 sessions).
Virtual (Zoom) : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – English.

CREATIVE JOURNALING with Hélène Brunet

Using inspiring writing techniques, drawing and collage, Creative Journaling is a tool to achieve personal development.
A 9 X 12 inch (23 X 30.5 cm) unlined sketchbook is required. All other materials will be available on loan at the Library.
Beginner and intermediate.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Mondays, March 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26, 2021 (6 sessions).
NO CLASS: April 5
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – French.

Fridays, March 19, 26, April 9, 23, 30, May 7, 2021 (6 sessions).
NO CLASSES: April 2 and 16
Central : 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – English.

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.
Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Beginner and intermediate.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Mondays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2021 (8 sessions).
NO CLASS: May 3
Central and virtual (Zoom): 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English.

Wednesdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021 (8 sessions).
Valois and virtual (Zoom) : 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – English.

Thursdays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1st, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021 (8 sessions).
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – English.

COMPUTERS

HOW TO SUCCEED AT COLLABORATIVE WORK

The new reality of working from home can present many challenges: how to share documents on online platforms, preparing online presentations, managing video conferences, etc.
The Library offers a number of online tutorials that can help.

Go to biblio.pointe-claire.ca/learning .

ZOOM TUTORIALS

Want to participate in an activity but would prefer to keep your distance?
Most of the library’s workshops and lectures for the season will be offered on 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).
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Tuesdays, March 9, 16, 23, 2021 (3 sessions).
Central : 6:00 to 8:00 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

Thursday, March 18, 2021.
Central : 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – English.
Central : 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – French.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELL-BEING

BOOK A LIBRARIAN

One-on-one assistance, in person, by phone or on Zoom, with e-mail, Internet, Word, Windows, your eReader or tablet, or the Library catalogue and databases.
514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

FINANCIAL LITERACY with Deborah Leahy

Workshop on managing your money: budget planning, investing, living well in retirement, insurance and estate planning.
Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Open to all.
Registration required.

Tuesdays, January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23 2021 (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 is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

Wednesdays, March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021 (6 sessions).
Virtual (Zoom) : 1:30 to 3:30 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

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, March 25 and April 1st, 2021 (2 sessions).
Central : 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. – English. CANCELLED

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – COMPAGNONS DE CONVERSATION FRANÇAISE

Compagnons de conversation française are volunteers who meet regularly with people looking to practise their French.
To participate, complete the volunteer application form at http://www.pointe-claire.ca.
February 1st to May 1st, 2021 (10 sessions).

Virtual meetings (1 hour) : using a platform of your choice (Teams, Facetime, Messenger or others) – French.

DISCOVERY WORKSHOPS

COOKING – LEARN NEW RECIPES ONLINE

Running out of ideas? Craving healthy and delicious food? Our experts share their favorite recipe. Learn new tricks, add flavour and ask our experienced instructors your questions.
Zoom training is available: 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
Registration required.
Non-members: $10

COOKING– TARTARE DE SAUMON EN FOLIE with chef Anthony Bardier

Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 p.m. – French.

COOKING – VEGETARIAN VEGETABLE CURRY with Nevine Elchibini, dietician

Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 p.m. – English.

COOKING – POULET CINQ FAÇONS with chef Anthony Bardier

Tuesday, February 16, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom): 7 :00 p.m. – French.

COOKING – SALMON AND SPINACH IN PUFF PASTRY & APPLE ROSE with Elaine Randolph, Flavours of Pointe-Claire

Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7 :00 p.m. – English.

BRIDGE – LEARN TO PLAY ONLINE

More than just entertainment, bridge is a great way to develop communication and confidence as well as gain insight into others and yourself.
Zoom training is available by calling the Information Desk at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Computer or mobile device (e.g., iPad or smart phone) required.
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? 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Registration required.
Non-members: $10

BRIDGE BEGINNER with Ellen Simpson

Learn the basics.
Mondays, January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021 (10 sessions).
NO CLASS: March 1st
Virtual (Zoom) : 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – English.

Mondays, April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 2021 (10 sessions).
NO CLASS: May 24
Virtual (Zoom) : 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – English.

BRIDGE INTERMEDIATE with Francis Thérien

Learn proper bidding strategies.

Fridays, January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 12, 19, 26, 2021 (8 sessions).
NO CLASS: March 5
Virtual (Zoom) : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Bilingual.

Fridays, April 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 2021 (8 sessions).
NO CLASS: April 16
Virtual (Zoom) : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Bilingual.

FILM CLUB

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

General public.

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

We haeve cancelled movies’ screening until it’s allowed by government officials.

AFTERNOON FILMS

Tuesdays, April 13, May 4, 2021.
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – English.

Tuesdays, March 30, April 27, May 25, 2021.
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – French.

EVENING FILMS

Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Central : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French.

TALKS, LECTURES, AND AUTHOR EVENTS

CENTRAL LIBRARY AND VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Free admission (unless otherwise indicated).
Attend the lecture of your choice in person or online (on the Zoom platform).

Registration required (starting 2 weeks prior to the event):
•             On-site participation (space limited): 514-630-1218.
•             To access videoconferences: Registration required, before 5 p.m. on the day of the lecture, by e-mail bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca (indicate the title and date of the lecture, along with your e-mail address), or by telephone at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

D&M AUTHOR ANN LAMBERT AND THE DOGS OF WINTER

Attendees will remember last year’s non-stop laughter and the delightful recognition of local landmarks as playwright Ann Lambert was interviewed by Anne Lagacé-Dowson. The two «Anns” are back! This second book in the series is a “rollicking good read” as a killer stalks the streets of Montreal.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (English).

LA NUIT DE LA LECTURE with Marie Laberge

Twenty years after the trilogy Le goût du bonheur was published, writer Marie Laberge recounts this adventure and shares a few pages from her latest publications, and, why not—an exclusive from an upcoming novel.

Open to all
Registration required: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca or 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.
Saturday, January 23, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 8:00 to 8:45 p.m. – French.

MARIA LOGGIA’S KITCHEN on Zoom

Have a front row seat in Maria Loggia’s kitchen while she prepares a delicious Polpette d’Agnello con farcito di Caprino e Sughetto di Pomodori San Marzano recipe (Lamb Meatballs filled with Goat Cheese in San Marzano Tomato Sauce). Learn some tips and tricks, and ask your questions.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. – English.

MISSING: PRESUMED DEAD with David O’Keefe

It is the summer of 1944. A Canadian bomber crew goes missing over German occupied France. Award winning military historian, David O’Keefe, shares a sneak preview of his latest book to be released later in 2021.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

HIKING IN EUROPE with Maria Korab-Laskowska

Hiking through the gentle hills and honey-coloured stone villages of England’s Cotswolds, to coastal paths in traditional and modern Basque country, among the rocky peaks and lakes of Tatra mountains (Slovakia), Maria ends her journey in the Dolomites (Italy).

Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

MOVIE : OÙ ES-TU JOÃO GILBERTO?

Famous Brazilian musician, João Gilberto is considered the founding father of bossa-nova. This captivating documentary sets out in search of this legend of modern music. In partnership with the Conseil des Arts de Montréal (CAM) and Festival International du Film sur l’Art de Montréal (FIFA).

Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French
. Cancelled.

FITNESS AND CHAIR YOGA with Julie Fournier, certified instructor and personalized activities specialist

With Spring around the corner, discover a two exercises program suitable for all in a warm and inviting atmosphere. This class is designed specifically for clients looking for activities adapted to their needs and wanting to experience the benefits of yoga. Bring a chair and a good dose of enthusiasm!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – Bilingual.

CAPSULE LITTÉRAIRE with Chantal Saint-Jarre

Chantal Saint-Jarre brings to life selected passages by great authors from Québec and France. A wonderful journey through literary genres punctuated with anecdotes.

As part of the Semaine de la francophonie.
Saturday, March 6, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 1 to 3 p.m. – French.

BUCKET LIST GUY PART Part 2 with Jason Bolanis

Jason Bolanis created a video series on his life growing up in the suburbs. What stemmed from that project was an accidental in-depth, grassroots documentary on the history of Pointe-Claire. From the laying of the railway to the opening of Highway 40, his research and findings are sure to surprise.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

NATURE’S REFUGE ON ÎLE SAINT-BERNARD, CHÂTEAUGUAY with Tom Kingsbury

A 25-minute drive from Pointe-Claire will reveal this wildlife sanctuary with 8 kilometers of groomed trails. For over 200 years, the Grey Nuns lived on the island and protected the land. Today, the area is teaming with numerous varieties of spectacular fauna.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – English.

EXPLORING STUNNING BC AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS with Fred Hore

Join Voyageur Fred as he takes you on a 2,500 km journey through the beauty and nature of BC, from the shiny and historic metropolis of Vancouver, to the stunning National Parks of Mount Robson, Jasper and Banff, and an exhilarating cycling trip on old railway trestles high above the Okanogan Valley! Not to be missed!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (English).

À LA DÉCOUVERTE DES CHAMPIGNONS SAUVAGES with Judith Noël Gagnon

For those eager to learn about forest mushrooms, particularly those found in Québec, enjoy a relaxing evening of discussion about the best local wild species, basic cautionary measures in foraging and gastronomy tips.

Bilingual question period.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
Virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. (French).

MICHELINE DUFF – MON HISTOIRE DERRIÈRE MES HISTOIRES

“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.”

Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French.

VOUS AVEZ DIT, ZÉRO DÉCHET?

Learn about the zero-waste lifestyle and take the first steps at home. This introductory lecture makes us aware of the waste that surrounds us and that is easily avoidable. The Association québécoise Zéro Déchet (AQZD) speaker shares tips and tricks to take action now and reduce waste. Question and answer period in French and English.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
Central and virtual (Zoom) : 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. – French.

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