2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist is Released

Some surprises and some past nominees – the 2020 Scotiabank Giller longlist is definitely an interesting mix of Canadian writing! https://scotiabankgillerprize.ca/the-scotiabank-giller-prize-presents-its-2020-longlist/ Continue reading 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlist is Released

Patrick deWitt – Visit Cancelled

Hi Everyone, Sorry, the visit was cancelled by the author. Change the date! Patrick deWitt will be visiting the library on Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Room at City Hall. He is not available on October 25. Call the library to reserve your free ticket now: 514-630-1218 ext 1624.   Patrick deWitt’s “French Exit” was short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize yesterday. And the film based on his novel “The Sisters Brothers” was released on September 21.  Patrick deWitt is coming to the Pointe-Claire Library on Sunday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. Passes will be available on Tuesday, October 9 … Continue reading Patrick deWitt – Visit Cancelled

The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When It Bursts?

Jeff Rubin will be discussing his new book at the Library on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.. The former chief economist at CIBC World Markets argues that the dominance of fossil energy will recede. Climate change will force the world to shift away from fossil fuels and adjust to the resultant slower growth. Come and meet the author. He also wrote the bestselling Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller and The End of Growth. PASSES ARE REQUIRED. They are available now at the circulation desk. Call 514-630-1218 ext 1624. Continue reading The Carbon Bubble: What Happens to Us When It Bursts?

World Book and Copyright Week at the Library

We have a special line-up of events at the Library in honour of World Book and Copyright Day, a Unesco initiative to battle illiteracy. The event to promote books and reading is held every year on April 23 (also Shakespeare’s birthday). To celebrate the library’s 50th anniversary, we will host two special author events. Both events will be followed by a wine and cheese. We ask that you call the circulation desk to reserve your place: 514-630-1218 extension 1624.   LOUISE TREMBLAY D’ESSIAMBRE Tuesday, April 21 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – in French Meet one of Quebec’s most widely read authors.     CLAIRE CAMERON – THE BEAR Wednesday, … Continue reading World Book and Copyright Week at the Library