Career Cruising Webinar with Xello

Looking to find an exciting career or explore new options?  Uncover your next steps with Career Cruising, where you’ll: take assessments that identify career matches based on interests and skills, dive into resources and tools like our Employment Guide and Resume Builder, research in-depth information on hundreds of occupations, and access a national database of colleges and universities. Learn how to use Career Cruising in our webinar training session and set yourself on a brave, new path. Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/2oyuad7y Next Session: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 12 PM E (In English) Continue reading Career Cruising Webinar with Xello

Activities for the week of Monday March 29 to Sunday April 4

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). 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 … Continue reading Activities for the week of Monday March 29 to Sunday April 4

Activities for the Week of Monday March 22 to Sunday March 28

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. Continue reading Activities for the Week of Monday March 22 to Sunday March 28

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