PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC 

 

 

 

For full details of Library programming, see the Leisure Guide and the Cultural Notes

 

 

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REGISTRATION

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Registration (online and in person):

 

Residents and non-residents : starting Tuesday, September 5, at 7 p.m.

 

 

Exception:

 

Book Clubs: Registration in person only.

 

 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

Participants must have a Multi card number and make sure, before registration, that their phone number matches the phone number in our files. To register, go to ludik.pointe-claire.ca. Internet registration assistance will be available on September 5 and 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., at 514-630-1225. Internet stations will be available at the Library for you to register online.

 

To find out how to get a Multi card number, please call 514-630-1218, ext. 1637. If you don’t have a Multi card number, you must register in person.

 

 

COSTS AND REFUNDS

 

Activities are free for Library members. Library membership is free for young people residing or attending a high school in Pointe-Claire.

 

If you have registered for an activity and cannot attend it, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance at 514-630-1218, extension 1623; otherwise, a fee will be applied.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT

 

Unless otherwise indicated, cost includes materials.

 

For each activity, participants must choose between English or French, Central Library or Valois Branch.

 

Children up to age 5: a parent must stay with the child during the activity.

Children ages 6 to 9: a parent must stay in the Library during the activity.

 

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ART, MUSIC AND LANGUAGES

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CRAFT : BALLOON CHARACTERS with Janet Callary

 

Kids create funny characters with balloons. They can create monsters or other ghoulish creatures to celebrate Halloween.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Valois : 3 to 4 p.m. (ages 7 to 11) – in English.

 

 

 

CRAFT : STORYTELLING PROPS with Janet Callary and Arianne Yelle

 

Kids prepare a set to tell one of two stories: The princess and the Pea or There’s a Monster/Alligator under My Bed. They paint, cut, sew, and try many other crafts.

 

Free for Library members.

Registration required. Multi Card required.

 

Saturdays, November 4, 11, 25, and December 2, 2017.

Valois : 3 to 4 p.m. (ages 8 to 12) – bilingual.

 

 

 

MINECRAFT AND ME with Christine Laurent

 

Kids cut Minecraft characters that represent them out of felt.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Central : 2 to 4 p.m. (ages 8 to 11) – bilingual.

 

 

 

YUMMY DECEMBER CRAFT with Janet Callary

 

Kids make a small cookie house and decorate it with icing and candies.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Valois : 3 to 4 p.m. (ages 7 to 11) – in English.

 

 

 

YUMMY DECEMBER CRAFT with Janet Callary or Joumana Hankache

 

Kids make a small cookie house and decorate it with icing and candies.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Sunday, December 10, 2017.

Central : 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 7 to 11) – in English.

Central : 3 to 4 p.m. (ages 7 to 11) – in French.

 

 

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READING WORKSHOPS

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READING BUDDIES

 

Teens are paired with children aged 7 to 10 to help with their reading skills.

 

Space is limited.

 

Registration required.

Registration from Tuesday, September 5 to Thursday, September 21.

 

Application form available online (scroll down and click the link “Application form: Little Buddies”).

 

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Information: 514-630-1218, ext. 1623

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017 to Friday, May 4, 2018

Central : one hour, once a week depending on participants’ availability (ages 7 to 11).

 

 

MEET YOUR BUDDY:

Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8 p.m.

 

READING BUDDIES CHRISTMAS PARTY:

Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Central : 2 to 3 p.m.

 

 

 

4 O’CLOCK CLUB with Janet Callary

 

A story and a craft – always something creative to do.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Fridays, September 22 to December 8, 2017.

Valois : 4 to 5 p.m. (ages 6 to 9) – in English.

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC STORY HOUR with Léna Béland

 

A story hour for children interested in science. A craft will follow.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Central : 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (3 to 6, with a parent) – in French.

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC STORY HOUR with Ms. Debbie

 

A story hour for children interested in science. A craft will follow.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Valois : 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN STORY HOUR with Ms. Debbie or Léna Béland

 

Children are encouraged to wear a costume for this story hour. There will be a parade after the stories!

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Saturday October 28, 2017.

Valois : 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 3 to 6, with a parent) – in English.

Valois : 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 3 to 6, with a parent) – in French.

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN STORY HOUR with Ms. Debbie

 

Children are encouraged to wear a costume for this story hour. There will be a parade after the stories!

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Sunday October 29, 2017.

Central : 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 3 to 6, with a parent) – in English.

Central : 3 to 4 p.m. (ages 3 to 6, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

 

STORY HOUR IN HONOUR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD WEEK with Madeleine Dover

 

A weekend story time for busy tots and their parents.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Central : 9:30 to 10 a.m. (from birth to 23 months, with a parent) – in French.

 

 

 

STORY HOUR IN HONOUR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD WEEK with Ms. Debbie

 

A weekend story time for busy tots and their parents.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Central : 10:30 to 11 a.m. (ages 1 and 2, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS STORY HOUR AND SONGS with Ms. Debbie or Léna Béland

 

Christmas stories and carols in a family atmosphere. As a bonus, Santa will be dropping by to hear the children’s wishes.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Sunday, December 3, 2017.

Central : 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 3 to 6, with a parent) – in English.

Central : 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 3 to 6, with a parent) – in French.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS STORY HOUR AND SONGS with Janet Callary

 

Christmas stories and carols in a family atmosphere. As a bonus, Santa will be dropping by to hear the children’s wishes.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

Valois : 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (ages 3 to 6, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

 

BOOK CLUB with Fannie Gervais

 

Monthly meetings to share the love of books.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Tuesdays, September 12, October 10, November 7, and December 5, 2017.

Central : 4 to 5 p.m. (grades 4, 5, and 6; ages 9 to 12) – in French.

 

Tuesdays, September 19, October 17, November 14, and December 12, 2017.

Central : 4 to 5 p.m. (grades 2 and 3; ages 7 and 8) – in French.

 

 

 

BOOK CLUB with Debbie Poirier

 

Monthly meetings to discuss a book that all club members will have read.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Wednesdays, September 20, October 18, November 15, and December 13, 2017.

Valois : 3 to 4 p.m. (ages 9 to 12) – in English.

 

 

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STORY HOUR

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Children are encouraged to discover the magic of words and reading through stories, songs, and the occasional craft. Participation is limited to one story hour series per child (French or English; Central or Valois, for the same age group). Brothers and sisters of those registered may also attend.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

 

 

MOTHER GOOSE with Ms. Debbie

 

Tuesdays, September 19 to December 5, 2017.

Central : 9:30 to 10 a.m. (from birth to 17 months, with a parent) – in English.

Central : 11 to 11:30 a.m. (from birth to 23 months, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

PUSS’N BOOKS with Ms. Debbie

 

Tuesdays, September 19 to December 5, 2017.

Central : 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. (18 to 35 months, with a parent) – in English.

 

Thursdays, September 21 to December 7, 2017.

Central : 9:30 to 10 a.m. (ages 2 and 3, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

 

HEURE DU CONTE with Madeleine Dover

 

A craft is included.

 

Wednesdays, September 20 to December 6, 2017.

Central : 9:15 to 10 a.m. (ages 2 to 5, with a parent) – in French.

 

 

 

BÉBÉS-COMPTINES with Madeleine Dover

 

Wednesdays, September 20 to December 6, 2017.

Central : 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. (from birth to 23 months, with a parent) – in French.

 

 

 

TALES’N’TUNES with Ms. Debbie

 

A craft is included.

 

Thursdays, September 21 to December 7, 2017.

Central : 10:15 to 11 a.m. (ages 3 to 5, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

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ENTERTAINMENT

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LEGO® CLUB MEETINGS with Damodar Paquette

 

On their own or with friends, kids build something that is related to the given theme or just follow their imagination.

 

Individual registration required for each session.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

 

MINECRAFT

Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Central : 10 to 11:30 a.m. (ages 5 to 9) - bilingual.

Central : 1 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 5 to 9) - bilingual.

Central : 3 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 8 to 12) - bilingual.

 

 

THE PAPER BAG PRINCESS (CASTLES, ROYALTY AND DRAGONS)

Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Central : 10 to 11:30 a.m. (ages 5 to 9) - bilingual.

Central : 1 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 5 to 9) - bilingual.

Central : 3 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 8 to 12) - bilingual.


 

THE HOCKEY SWEATER AND MORE

Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Central : 10 to 11:30 a.m. (ages 5 to 9) - bilingual.

Central : 1 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 5 to 9) - bilingual.

Central : 3 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 8 to 12) - bilingual.

 

 

 

CAPITAIN CATALYST AND HIS SPOOKY HALLOWEEN CHEMISTRY SHOW with Steven Rosenstein

 

Children examine the world of chemistry. Fun, hands-on, relevant, and bubbling over with cool science. Spooky surprise too!

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Central : 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (ages 3 to 6, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

 

SCIENTIFICALLY BRILLIANT EXPERIMENTS : MORSE CODE AND JUMBO MARSHMALLOW SLIME with Decibel Science

 

Children participate in two experiments: First they will learn to communicate with Morse code using homemade telegraph machines and then make slime that looks like marshmallow.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017.

Central : 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. (ages 6 to 9) – bilingual.

Central : 3 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 9 to 11) – bilingual.

 

 

 

ROSIE THE WITCH

 

A witch will be in the library for Halloween. A smile or a few words is all that is needed to get a candy.

 

Free.

 

Sunday, October 29, 2017.

Central : 1 to 5 p.m. (Up to age 11) – bilingual.

 

 

 

USING MINDSTORM TO PROGRAM A ROBOT with Decibel Science

 

Using the code for LEGO MINDSTORM, children learn to program for the EV3 robot. They program the robot using a computer (provided), which will activate motors and detect signals through sensors embedded in the robot. Using a joystick, children will control the robot remotely.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Central : 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. (ages 8 to 12) – in English.

Central : 3 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 8 to 12) – in French.

 

 

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT with Pierre Poissant-Marquis

 

Come play board games as a family in a lively and friendly atmosphere.

 

For all.

 

Registration required.

Free for Library members. Multi Card required.

 

Friday, November 17, 2017.

Central : 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual.

 

 

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FAMILY MOVIE

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FAMILY MOVIE – NFB SPECIAL

 

To mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the National Film Board (NFB) Children’s program will follow the theme of difference and integration. Four fun and touching animated shorts for the whole family: My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts and Me and My Moulton by Oscar-winning animator Torill Kove, Ernest Reid’s The Boy Next Door, and Janet Perlman’s Invasion of the Space Lobsters.

 

Free admission.

 

Friday, September 22, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8 p.m. (ages 6 and up) – in French.

 

Friday, October 6, 2017.

Central : 7 to 8 p.m. (ages 6 and up) – in English.

 

 

 

FAMILY MOVIE

 

Popcorn will be served! Movie titles will be announced two weeks in advance at the Library and in the Cultural@Connection newsletter.

 

For all.

Free admission.

 

Friday, November 24, 2017.

Central : 6:30 to 8 p.m. – in French.

 

Friday, December 8

Central : 6:30 to 8 p.m. – in English.



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