Workshops

THE NEW WORKSHOP SCEDULE FOR FALL 2016 WILL BE UPDATED BY MID-AUGUST 2016

REGISTRATION

WE ARE REGISTERING ONLINE. DO YOU KNOW YOUR LUDIK NUMBER?

Online registration requires a LUDIK ID.

Anyone without a LUDIK ID must register in person. For information about getting a number, please call 514-630-1218, ext. 1637.

Please see Activities page for more information.


BASIC COMPUTERS AND INTERNET FOR SENIORS (55+)

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 with its power cord.

Resident: $46.
Non-resident: $60.
Registration required at the Library.

Fridays September 30, October 7, 14 and 28, 2016.
Central : 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – in English.

Mondays October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 2016.
Central : 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – in French.


INTRODUCTION TO SAMSUNG GALAXY AND ANDROID TABLETS

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 September 30 and October 7 or October 28 and November 4 (Conference Room) or November 11 and 18, 2016.
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – in English.

Mondays October 17 and 24, 2016.
Central : 2 to 4 p.m. – in French.


INTRODUCTION TO iPad : TIPS AND TRICKS

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.

Fridays November 4 (Conference Room) and 11 or November 18 and 25 or December 2 and 9, 2016.
Central : 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – in English.

Mondays November 14 and 2, 2016.
Central : 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – in French.

Mondays November 28 and December 5, 2016.
Central : 2 to 4 p.m. – in French.

Fridays December 2 and 9, 2016.
Central : 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – in English.


BASIC COMPUTERS AND WINDOWS 7 (8 hours)

(Level 1 in English)

How to use a computer and the library catalogue.

Friday, February 13 and 27, March 13 and 20 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Friday, May 8, 15, 22 and 29 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


INTERNET (8 hours)

(Level 2 in English)

Set up an email account and search the Internet.
Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse operations.

Friday, March 27, April 10 and 24, May 1 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Friday, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


INTRODUCTION À L’ORDINATEUR (55+) (8 hours)

(Level 1 in French) with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan

How to use a computer and the library catalogue.

Monday, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



INTERNET (8 hours)

(Level 2 in French) with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan

Set up an email account and search the Internet.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with keyboard and mouse operations.

Monday, March 9, 16, 23, and 30 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


ONLINE DATING FOR SENIORS (2 hours)

(in English) with Saraline Grenier

Dating sites are becoming a popular way to find a friend. Learn which sites are reputable and how to protect yourself from unscrupulous characters.

Wednesday, February 25 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 22 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY

with PAUL DESORMEAUX or SARALINE GRENIER

 
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SECURITY: PRIVACY PROTECTION

with PAUL DESORMEAUX

Is your personal information at risk on the Internet? Who can access it? Learn what you can do to protect your personal information and reduce risks of identity theft.

Resident: free.
Non-resident: $10.
Registration required.

Winter 2016

Thursday, March 19 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 30 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Autumn 2016

Thursday, November 1 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


SECURITY: SPAM AND MALWARE (2 hours)

An introduction to Spam, scams, viruses, Trojans, and other malware. Learn how to protect yourself and ways to reduce or eliminate spam from your inbox.

Thursday, March 26 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 7 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


FACEBOOK (2 hours)

Join your friends on Facebook. Learn about security settings. Prerequisite: Familiar working with Windows.

Friday, February 27 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


MICROSOFT WORD 2010 (8 hours)

Tool bar, writing text, inserting tables and images. Prerequisite: Familiar working with Windows.

Wednesdays, May 22 and 29, June 5 and 12 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


MICROSOFT EXCEL 2010 (8 hours)

Introduction to tables and calculating formulas. Prerequisite: Familiar working with Windows.

Fridays, March 13, 20 and 27, April 10 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


MANAGING AND EDITING DIGITAL PHOTOS (4 hours)

If you bring your own laptop, don’t forget its power cord. Bring your camera memory card (with stored pictures) or make sure you have already saved a few pictures on your laptop. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Windows.

Friday, February 13 and 20 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Friday, May 1 and 8 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


E-BOOKS AND KOBO (2 hours)

Find e-books and load them onto your Kobo device. Required: Bring your Kobo.

Wednesday, January 14 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


E-BOOKS AND IPAD AND IPHONE (2 hours)

Find e-books and load them onto your Apple device. Required: Bring your ipad or iPhone.

Wednesday, January 28 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


CREATIVE EXPRESSION

We thank The Friends of the Pointe-Claire Library for funding our craft workshops. Join the fun, develop your skills and discover hidden talents!

CREATIVE WRITING

with TIM FAIN

Beginners and published authors will feel comfortable in this circle of writers. Enjoy the feedback and growth that ignite from the group experience.

Resident: $20.
Non-resident: $25.
Registration required.


MONDAY EVENING GROUP
Winter 2016
March 9, 16, 23 and 30
C: 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. – in English

Autumn 2016
September 19, 26, October 3, 17, 31, November 7, 14 and 21
C : 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. – in English

THURSDAY AFTERNOON GROUP
Winter 2016
March 12, 19 and 26, April 2
C: 3 to 5 p.m. – in English

Autumn 2016
September 15, 29, October 6, 27, November 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2016.
C : 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m. – in English


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.

GENEALOGY

Winter 2016
Wednesday, March 11 and 18
C : 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – in English.

Autumn 2016
Wednesdays, October 12 and 19.
C : 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – in English.


PERSONAL FINANCE

LES BIENS ET LES SUCCESSIONS: QUOI FAIRE ET COMMENT SE PRÉPARER

with ANDREW SWIDZINSKI

Do you know the process of settling the estate of a loved one, the role and responsibilities of the liquidator, the rights of heirs, or the process of distributing assets? Plan ahead and minimize potential difficulties.

Tuesday, January 27
C : 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – in French, Free


PENSIONS, ANNUITIES, RRIFS, OH YEAH!

with BRENDA SHANAHAN

Brenda Shanahan, BSW, MBA, CFBrenda ShanahanP is a former banker and financial educator. She focuses on budgeting, debt, investment savings, taxes, mandate in case of incapacity and estate planning. She writes a weekly column called Let’s Talk Money for the Montreal Gazette and is a regular commentator on CJAD’s Tommy Schnurmacher show.

For anyone who’s bad with budgeting. Are you wondering how much you can put in your TFSA, or whether your RRSPs are transferable to the children when you die? Learn the six aspects of financial literacy: budgeting, credit, taxes, saving, investing, and estate planning.

Tuesdays, February 3 and 10
C : 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – in English, Free


KNITTING

with JANET CALLARY AND GENEVIÈVE LUSSIER

Knitting

Discover the art of knitting or perfect your technique. Bring your questions and tell us all about ongoing and future projects : classes will accomodate all levels. Enjoy a social evening and learn something new!

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 and questions.

Beginner to expert.

Resident: $10.
Non-resident: $15.
Registration required.

MANAGING THE BASICS

Winter 2016
Monday, February 2, 9, 16 and 23
C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual

Automn 2016
Mondays, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 2016.
C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual.

INTERMEDIATE: READY TO MAKE A GIFT!

Winter 2016
Monday, March 9, 16, 23 and30
C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual

Autumn 2016
Mondays October 17, 24, November 7, 14, 2016.
C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual.

KNITTING CLUB

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.

Autumn 2016
Wednesdays September 28, October 12, 26 and November 9, 23, 2016.
Valois : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual

Mondays November 21, 28 and December 5, 2016.
Valois : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual


CROCHETING

with LISE AUBRY

CrochetDiscover the art of crochet or perfect your technique. Bring your questions and tell us all about ongoing and future projects. Enjoy a social evening and learn something new!

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.

Beginner to expert.

Resident: $10.
Non-resident: $15.
Registration required.

CROCHET ONCE
Winter 2016
Tuesday, February 17 and 24, March 3 and 10
C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual

Autumn 2016
Tuesdays September 13, 20, 27, October 4
C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual

CROCHET TWICE
Winter 2016
Tuesday, March 17, 24 and 31, April 7
C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual

Autumn 2016
Tuesdays October 11, 18, 25, November 1
C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual


CROCHET THRICE
Winter 2016
Tuesday, April 14, 21 and 28, May 5
C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual

Autumn 2016
Tuesdays November 8, 15, 22, 29
C : 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual


COFFEE AND CRAFT

with Debbie Smith

The children’s craft guru, Debbie Smith, is offering more projects for adults! Join in the fun and discover your inner talent. Bring your scissors.

Resident: $10.
non-resident: $15.
Registration required at the Library.


HARVEY THE SCARECROW
Saturday, September 17, 2016.
C : 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. – in English

ELEGANT ANGEL II
Saturday, November 26, 2016.
C : 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. – in English


HEALTH

MY TOOLBOX: LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH CHRONIC PAIN

My Tool BoxThis program, offered by the MUHC, is designed to help individuals develop the skills they need to better manage the day-to-day challenges of living with a chronic condition.
Free, but registration is essential by  calling McGill University at 514-934-1934 ext. 71585.

Group 1Mondays, March 9, 16 and 23, April 13, 20 and 27
C : 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – in English or in French
(dates and language subject to change)

Group 2Mondays, May 4, 11 and 25, June 1, 8 and 15
C : 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – in English or in French
(dates and language subject to change

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