Activities for the week of Monday March 15 to Sunday March 21

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. 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. … Continue reading Activities for the week of Monday March 15 to Sunday March 21

Activities for the week of Monday March 8 to Sunday March 14

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. 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 … Continue reading Activities for the week of Monday March 8 to Sunday March 14

THE DUTCH HOUSE, by Ann Patchett

When this book came up in conversation, I didn’t know what to make of it. Its title wasn’t appealing and it didn’t seem terribly exciting. But then I saw the name Ann Patchett on its cover. Ah! I was most certainly wrong: I would give this book a chance. The house in question, a three story building unlike any of the homes in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, (on the outskirts of Philadelphia), in the year 1946, was built and lived in for decades by the Van Hoebeek dynasty, about which little is known, except that their coming to America from the … Continue reading THE DUTCH HOUSE, by Ann Patchett

Activities for the week of Monday March 1 to Sunday March 7

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. 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. 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 … Continue reading Activities for the week of Monday March 1 to Sunday March 7

Activities for the week of Monday February 8 to Sunday February 14

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. 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. EVENING BOOK CLUB with Grace Lee Thursdays, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, … Continue reading Activities for the week of Monday February 8 to Sunday February 14