Evening Lectures and Films

THE NEW FALL 2016 PROGRAM WILL BE UPDATED BY MID-AUGUST 2016

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

The listing below is by date.

AS CHIMNEY SWEEPERS COME TO DUST (#7 FLAVIA DE LUCE MYSTERIES)

with AUTHOR ALAN BRADLEY

Wednesday, January 14

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

The New York Times bestselling Flavia de Luce mysteries will soon be a BBC TV series directed by the acclaimed Sam Mendes. Come and meet the very affable author, Alan Bradley, who will share the latest adventures of his precocious heroine. Wine and cheese will be served. PASSES REQUIRED. They will be available for residents (starting Monday, January 5) and for non-residents (starting Wednesday, January 7) at the circulation desk.

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EXPLORER LES LISEUSES ET LES TABLETTES ÉLECTRONIQUES

with ROBERT MARTIN

Wednesday, January 21

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in French

Bring in your Christmas eReaders and tablets and let Robert Martin show you how to download your first electronic book. It is recommended to download the Bluefire Reader app before the conference/workshop. PASSES REQUIRED. They will be available for residents (starting January 5) and for non-residents (starting January 7) at the circulation desk.

Robert Martin


OPENING CEREMONIES – THE LIBRARY CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF INSPIRATION

Saturday, January 24

C : 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – in English and French

Crafts for children, cake decorating workshop, displays, readings from local authors, family film, music, contests and more.

50emeanniversaire


THE SEX BIBLE FOR PEOPLE OVER 50: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO SEXUAL LOVE FOR MATURE COUPLES

with DR. LAURIE BETITO

Thursday, January 29

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

Clinical psychologist and CJAD radio personality Dr. Laurie Betito will discuss her new book for older adults. Dr. Betito belongs to an interdisciplinary team at the Montreal General Hospital’s Human Sexuality Unit and is President of the Sexual Health Network of Québec.

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MADE IN QUEBEC: A CULINARY JOURNEY

with JULIAN ARMSTRONG
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C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

Julian Armstrong has been writing about food in Montreal newspapers for more than 50 years. Her favourite assignments have led her to travel around Quebec, seeking out the local cuisine and talking to the people who produce it. She currently writes three weekly columns for The Gazette.

Julian ArmstrongCourtesy of Jacques Laurent


RESILIENCE: A STORY OF COURAGE AND TRIUMPH IN THE FACE OF RECURRENT CANCER

with SUSAN WENER

Wednesday, February 4

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

Susan Wener survived cancer not once, but twice. The first time she followed the traditional route of surgery and chemotherapy. The second time, she stepped into the field of alternative therapy. Susan helps those facing the stress of illness by empowering them to find a sense of inner healing, and to move beyond fear in order to enjoy each day. Her book brings to life her 30-year journey.

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MUSIC IN THE AIR: A HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC ON TELEVISION – FIFA FILM

with ERIC LÉGACÉ AND FRANCINE MOREAU

Wednesday, February 18

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

Over the years, television has been instrumental in exposing millions of viewers to a vast classical repertoire. This film will show remarkable archival footage of such leading figures as Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Luciano Pavarotti and others. An after-film discussion will be led by film critic Eric Légacé and interviewer Francine Moreau. In association with FIFA and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

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LE STRESS ÉMOTIONNEL

with JACINTHE CHAUSSÉ

Wednesday, March 4

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in French

Non-resolved fears and conflict are a great source of stress. To alleviate this stress, there are some very effective relaxation techniques. Let Jacinthe Chaussé show you how to regain your physical and mental balance.

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HIGH ALTITUDE ENCOUNTER: GLIMPSES OF THE CHILEAN ATACAMA DESERT, THE BOLIVIAN ALTIPLANO AND THE PERUVIAN HIGHLANDS

with IAN MACDONALD

Wednesday, March 11

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

Come and explore the remote beauty of Chile, Bolivia and Peru with Pointe-Claire adventurer and photographer Ian MacDonald.

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ONE DAY IN AUGUST: THE UNTOLD STORY BEHIND CANADA’S TRAGEDY AT DIEPPE

with DAVID O’KEEFE

Wednesday, March 18

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

For decades, the reason for the Dieppe Raid – the darkest day in Canadian military history – has been one of the most perplexing mysteries of the Second World War. Acclaimed historian and author David O’Keefe uncovers the secret behind the controversial Allied raid, changing everything we thought we knew about Dieppe.

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GETTING YOUR HOUSE THROUGH SEASONAL TRANSITIONS

with JON EAKES

Wednesday, April 1

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

As our houses emerge from melting snow banks, CJAD’s Jon Eakes is ready with his arsenal of experience and sensible advice. Look carefully at your roof, your foundation and your landscaping and then come with your questions.

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CAPE TOWN ET LE CAP DE BONNE ESPÉRANCE

with FRANÇOIS TISSEUR

Wednesday, April 8

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in French

François Tisseur will share his adventures exploring the beauty of Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Cape Town


CHANGE … WHERE TO BEGIN

with ELLEN GÉLINAS

Wednesday, April 15

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

We often struggle with changes that occur around us – especially those that we did not choose. Join Ellen B. Gélinas, humorist and educator, who will help us enjoy the journey. Learn to laugh and reflect and then move into a state of acceptance.

Ellen Gelinas


FÉLIX ET MEIRA

Wednesday, September 14

C: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in French

This film tells the story of star-crossed lovers Félix, a penniless Montreal atheist whose wealthy father is on his deathbed, and Meira, a Hasidic Jewish wife and mother yearning to escape her life. In association with the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Félix et Meira


IS YOUR CHILD A PICKY EATER?

with NAUREEN HUNANI AND STEPHANIE SWINBURNE

Wednesday, September 21

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

Registered dietitian and nutritionist Naureen Hunani and occupational therapist Stephanie Swinburne will provide information as well as games and activities that can help make meal time more enjoyable. They will give you tricks for introducing new foods, using utensils efficiently, and making meal time fun again.

Naureen Hunani
Stephanie


STAR TREK: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE TO OUR UNIVERSE

with ANDREW FAZEKAS

Wednesday, October 5

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

THE TRUE SCIENCE BEHIND THE STARSHIP VOYAGES
As Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, Andrew Fazekas, in association with National Geographic, has written a book that reveals the real science behind the intergalactic destinations visited by Starfleet. William Shatner wrote the foreword to the book.

Star Trek


THE SECOND MOTHER

directed by ANNA MUYLAERT

Tuesday, October 11

C: 7:00 p.m. – in English

Val spends 13 years working as nanny to Fabinho in Sao Paulo. She is financially stable but has to live whit the guilt of having left her daughter Jessica, in Pernambuco, in the north of Brazil, raised by relatives. As college entrance exams roll around, Jessica wants to come to Sao Paulo to take her college entrance exams too. When Jessica arrives, cohabitation is not easy. Everyone will be affected by the personality and candor of the girl and Val finds herself right in the middle of it.

The Second Mother


EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT HEART DISEASE

with DR. LORAINE MAZZELLA

Wednesday, October 12

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

Heart disease is preventable and manageable. The MUHC’s Dr. Loraine Mazzella will explain how to control risk factors, and discuss useful diagnostic tests as well as healthy lifestyle habits to adopt for a better quality of life.

Dr. Mazella


RENCONTRE D’AUTEUR : MICHEL RABAGLIATI

with MICHEL RABAGLIATI

Wednesday, October 19

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in French

Meet Michel Rabagliati, the well-known author of Paul, a series of delightful and touching autobiographical graphic novels showcasing the hero at various moments in his life. Learn about the early stages of the author’s career, his influences, his past work as an illustrator in the advertising industry, his studio, and his work methods.

Michel Rabagliati


LEGENDS OF MAGDALEN

Wednesday, October 26

C: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

A documentary film about the myths and legends of sunken treasure and shipwrecks off the coast of the Magdalen Islands. The film also feature passionate amateur archaeologist Leonard Clark.
With executive producer Gregory B. Gallagher

Legends of Magdalen


MOUNTAIN CITY GIRLS

with ANNA AND JANE MCGARRIGLE

Wednesday, November 2

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

The charming musical and witty Anna and Jane McGarrigle have written a memoir of growing up in Montreal and the beginning of their careers. Anna was one half of the acclaimed duo Kate and Anna McGarrigle; Jane managed her younger sisters’ musical careers until the mid-1990s
PASSES REQUIRED. Available: Wednesday, October 19: Members of the Library with Multi Card; Thursday, October 20: Residents without Multi Card; Friday, October 21: Non-residents without MULTI cards.


REPRENDRE SON INDÉPENDANCE FACE AU STRESS

with MICHÈLE DUPUY-GODIN

Wednesday, November 9

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in French

Learn how to reduce your stress levels thanks to a relaxation method inspired by bioenergetic analysis and recent findings in neuroscience. Psychotherapist and relaxation specialist Michèle Dupuy-godin will teach you how to release the tension generated by your defensive system. td>


THE GLORY OF THE SILK ROAD

with HARJI MUSLIM

Wednesday, November 16

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in English

The Silk Road tantalizes the imagination with romantic images: Marco Polo with his caravan of camels, the mighty Gengis Khan, traders laden with precious cargo trudging through the desert, the scent of spices mystery and intrigue. Come and explore archaeological sites and exotic bazaars with Harji Muslim, photographer and traveller. td>

Silk Road


HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE

directed by TAIKA WAITITI

Wednesday, November 23

C: 7 p.m. – in English

Warmly funny and deeply delightful, Hunt For The Wilderpeople is a tale of two misfits told with such generosity of spirit and consistent good humour that it’s a pleasant surprise to discover how sneakily touching it is as well. Working from author Barry Crump’s book Wild Pork And Watercress, writer-director Taika Waititi has put together his most complete film, an odd couple adventure tale shared by a rap-loving teen and the gruff loner who has reluctantly adopted him. Blending action, laughs and sentiment, this droll comedy is modest but rich charmer.


GRANNY POWER – THE FILM

Tuesday, November 29

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

The late Magnus Isacsson, highly respected Canadian filmmaker, made this film celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Raging Grannies movement. Remaining active and involved, they are an inspiration to all. Isacsson’s wife and the producer of the film, Jocelyne Clark, will lead a discussion after the screening.


SYRIE: VOYAGE EN ZONE INTERDITE

with JADRINO “INDIANA JAD” HUOT

Wednesday, November 30

C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – in French

The cradle of civilization, Syria, a vibrant mix of traditions, history, and archaeological sites, is devastated by seemingly endless civil war. See this beautiful country from a different angle with globetrotter and photographer Jadrino ‘’Indiana Jad’’ Huot, who will talk about his discoveries. td>

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