PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Application form: Little Buddies (online)

 

 

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REGISTRATION

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Registration (online and in person) :

 

Residents : starting Tuesday, September 4 at 7 p.m.

 

Non-residents : starting Thursday, September 6 at 7 p.m.

 

 

Exceptions:

 

Book clubs (registration in person only)

 

 

Non-residents wishing to register for children's or teens' activities must have a family membership at the Library and register in person.

 

 

 

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 4 and 6, 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

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CRAFT : FALL HOUSE with Janet Callary

 

Using a variety of containers, children create a small house in the shape of a mushroom and finish it with autumn leaves and colours.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.           

 

Saturday, October 6, 2018.

Valois: 3 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 7 to 12) – in English.

 

 

 

CRAFT : CASTLE with Janet Callary and Joumana

 

Using a variety of containers, children create a castle with a mini-figure and finish them with bright acrylic paint.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

Sunday, October 7, 2018.     

Central : 2 to 3:30 p.m. (ages 7 to 12) – bilingual.

 

 

 

DECORATE YOUR OWN PUMPKIN : A FAMILY ACTIVITY with Janet Callary

 

Bring your own pumpkin to decorate with paint and paper. Younger children will need their parents’ help.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Valois : 3 to 4 p.m. (ages 3 to 12, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

 

DECORATE YOUR OWN PUMPKIN : A FAMILY ACTIVITY with Janet Callary and Joumana Hankache

 

Bring your own pumpkin to decorate with paint and paper. Younger children will need their parents’ help.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

Sunday, October 21 2018.

Central : 2 to 3 p.m. (ages 3 to 12, with a parent) – bilingual.

 

 

 

KNITTING with Janet Callary, Christine Laurent and Geneviève Lussier

 

Kids learn basic knitting skills and can then borrow our knitting books to perfect their technique.

Parents are welcome to attend with their child. If possible, bring 4.5 to 5.5-mm knitting needles.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

           

Saturdays, November 3, November 10, November 24, December 1, 2018 (4 sessions).

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

 

 

 

DECEMBER CRAFT with Janet Callary

 

Kids create a reindeer plant stake using a variety of craft materials at their disposal. The finishing touch? A red nose!

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Valois : 3 to 4 p.m. (ages 7 to 12) – in English.

 

 

 

DECEMBER CRAFT with Janet Callary and Joumana Hankache

 

Kids create a reindeer plant stake using a variety of craft materials at their disposal. The finishing touch? A red nose!

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Central : 2 to 3 p.m. (ages 7 to 12) – bilingual.

 

 

 

FREE PLAY ACTIVITIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

 

During the holidays, children can draw their own buttons, enjoy free activities such as special puzzles, and participate in other stuff.

 

Inquire at the Children’s Info desk.

 

Free admission. Registration not required.   

 

Friday, December 21, 2018 to Sunday, January 6, 2019 (except civic holidays).

Central : during Library opening hours (ages 3 to 12) – bilingual.

 

 

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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.

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

 

Registration from Tuesday, September 4 to Thursday, September 27.

Information: 514-630-1218, ext. 1623

Application form (scroll down and click the link “Application Form: Little Buddies”)    

 

Meet Your Buddy:

Thursday, October 18, 7 to 8 p.m.

 

Thursday, October 18, 2018 to Friday, April 5, 2019.

Central : one hour, once a week, depending on participants’ availability (ages 7 to 10).

 

 

 

BOOK CLUB with Debbie Poirier

 

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

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

Wednesdays, September 19, October 17, November 14, December 12, 2018.

Valois : 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. (ages 9 to 12) – in English.

 


 

BOOK CLUB with Fannie Gervais

 

Monthly meetings to share the love of books.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

Tuesdays, September 11, October 9, November 6, December 4, 2018.

Central : 4 to 5 p.m. (grade 3; ages 8 and 9) – in French.

 

Tuesdays, September 18, October 16, November 13, December 11, 2018.

Central : 4 to 5 p.m. (grade 4; ages 9 and 10) – in French.

 

Tuesdays, September 25, October 23, November 20, December 18, 2018.

Central : 4 to 5 p.m. (grades 5 and 6; ages 10 to 12) – in French.

 

 

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STORY HOURS

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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.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

 

 

MOTHER GOOSE with Ms. Debbie

           

Tuesdays, September 25 to December 4, 2018.

Central : 9:30 to 10 a.m. (from birth to age 1, with a parent) – in English.

Central : 11 to 11:30 a.m. (from birth to age 1, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

 

PUSS’N BOOKS with Ms. Debbie

 

Tuesdays, September 25 to December 4, 2018.

Central : 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. (age 2, with a parent) – in English.

 

Thursdays, September 27 to December 6, 2018.

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

 

 

 

HEURE DU CONTE with Madeleine Dover

 

A craft is included.

           

Wednesdays, September 26 to December 5, 2018.

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

 

 

 

BÉBÉS-COMPTINES with Madeleine Dover

           

Wednesdays, September 26 to December 5, 2018.

Central : 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. (from birth to age 1, with a parent) – in French.

 

 

 

TALES’N TUNES with Ms. Debbie

 

A craft is included.

           

Thursdays, September 27 to December 6, 2018.

Central : 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (ages 3 to 5, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

 

4 O’CLOCK CLUB with Janet Callary

 

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

 

Fridays, September 28 to December 7, 2018.

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

 

 

 

VALOIS SPECIAL MORNING STORY HOUR with Ms. Debbie

 

A special story hour. A craft is included. The library will open its doors to participants only, making it even more special.

 

Saturdays, September 22 and December 1, 2018.

Valois : 10 to 10:45 a.m. (ages 2 to 4, with a parent) – in English.

 

Fridays, October 5 and November 2, 2018.

Valois : 10 to 10:45 a.m. (ages 2 to 5, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

 

FIREFIGHTER STORY HOUR with Ms. Debbie

 

Children will love this story hour starring fire prevention heroes. A craft will follow.

 

Sunday, September 23, 2018.

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

 

Saturday, September 29, 2018.

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

 

 

 

FIREFIGHTER STORY HOUR with Léna Béland

 

Children will love this story hour starring fire prevention heroes. A craft will follow.

 

Sunday, September 23, 2018.

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

 

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD STORY HOURS with Madeleine Dover

 

A weekend story time for busy tots and their parents.

 

Saturdays, October 13 and November 24, 2018 (In honour of Early Childhood Week).

Central : 10 to 10:30 a.m. (from birth to age 2, with a parent) – in French.

 

 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD STORY HOURS with Ms. Debbie

 

A weekend story time for busy tots and their parents.

 

Saturdays, October 13 and November 24, 2018 (In honour of Early Childhood Week).

Central : 11 to 11:30 a.m. (from birth to age 2, with a parent) – in English.

 

 

 

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!

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018.

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

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018.

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.

 

 

 

HALLOWEEN STORY HOUR with Léna Béland

 

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

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018.

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

 

 

 

FIRST DRAWING STORY HOUR with Debbie Poirier

 

A story hour for children interested in prehistoric times. A fun drawing activity for kids and their parents will follow.

 

Saturday, November 17, 2018.

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

 

 

 

PYJAMA STORY HOUR with Janet Callary

 

A story hour where your child may bring a teddy and a blankie.

 

Friday, November 30, 2018.

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

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS STORY HOUR AND SONGS with Ms. Debbie

 

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

 

Sunday, December 2, 2018.

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

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS STORY HOUR AND SONGS with Léna Béland

 

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

 

Sunday, December 2, 2018.

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.

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Valois : 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – in English.

 

 

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ENTERTAINMENT

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MAGICAL ROYAL BALL : Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

 

Hear ye, hear ye! The royal highnesses of Pointe-Claire cordially invite princes and princesses, knights and ladies, and all fairies and magical creatures in the realm to a ball at Stewart Hall Manor on the thirteenth day of the first month of the year two thousand and nineteen. We bid all young squires and damsels enter their names on the royal list in the autumn to receive a formal invitation.

 

Festivities will include: tales, crafts, dancing, face painting, snacks, and a ceremony to bestow good fortune.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required in the fall.

 

Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Stewart Hall : 1:30 to 3 p.m. (ages 4 to 8, with family).

 

 

 

SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS : PERFUME AND SUBMERSION with Decibel Science

 

Through experiments, children will discover two worlds. First, they will make their own perfume and learn about the sense of smell. They will then explore the effects of submerging objects in water.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018.

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

Central : 3 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 9 to 12) – bilingual.

 

 

 

LEGO® CLUB MEETINGS

 

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

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Individual registration required for each session.

 

 

FEASTS AND FOOD

Saturday, October 6, 2018.

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.

 

 

GARFIELD AND OTHER FELINES

Saturday, November 3, 2018.

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.

 

 

ASTERIX AND THE ROMANS

Saturday, December 15, 2018.

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.

 

 

 

FAMILY NINTENDO SWITCH MARIO KART 8 DELUXE

 

Children and their parents are invited to play this new video game with other families.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Central : 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. (ages 6 to 12, with a parent) – bilingual.

Central : 3 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 6 to 12, with a parent) – bilingual.

 

 

 

NINTENDO SWITCH MARIO KART 8 DELUXE

 

Children are invited to play this new video game with others.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Central : 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. (ages 6 to 12) – bilingual.

Central : 3 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 9 to 12) – bilingual.

 

 

 

PROGRAMMING : LITTLEBITS with Marie-Andrée Dubreuil-Moisan

 

In this STEAM workshop, children create and code their own electronic game with the help of littleBits magnetic construction blocks provided by the Library. Different inventions will allow children to progress through the levels.

 

Important: Children must bring a laptop. Four laptops are available for reservation.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Individual registration required for each date (one time per date).

 

Saturdays, October 20, December 1, 2018.

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.

 

 

 

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 28, 2018.

Central : 1 to 5 p.m. (up to age 12).

 

 

 

FAMILY GAME NIGHT with Gamerz

 

Come play board games as a family in a lively and friendly atmosphere. Part of International Games Week.

 

Free for Library members / MULTI Card required.

Registration required.

 

Friday, November 9, 2018.

Central : 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (for all) – bilingual.

 

 

 

FAMILY MOVIE

 

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

 

Free admission.

 

Friday, September 28, 2018.

Central : 6:30 to 8 p.m. (for all) – in French.

 

Friday, October 12, 2018.

Central : 6:30 to 8 p.m. (for all) – in English.

 

Friday, November 23, 2018.

Central : 6:30 to 8 p.m. (for all) – in French.

 

Friday, December 7, 2018.

Central : 6:30 to 8 p.m. (for all) – in English.

 

Thursday, December 27, 2018.

Central : 1:30 to 3 p.m. (for all) – in French.

 

Friday, December 28, 2018.

Central : 1:30 to 3 p.m. (for all) – in English.



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