Search

October's cultural calendar for Pointe-Claire

October is chockablock with fun family activities, informational seminars, workshops, and entertainment at different Pointe-Claire facilities. You can find something to keep everyone engaged and entertained as fall settles in.

CULTURE DAYS: NASR & THORPE -

A MUSICAL JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD!

Sunday, October 2, 3 p.m.

Intimate concert. Multi-instrumentalists Ariana Nasr and Curtis Thorpe have been performing as a duo for more than five years. Ariana specializes in French chanson, notably the songs of Édith Piaf, and jazz classics. With her captivating voice and embracing multiple languages, the duo spans continents.


Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, Patio. Free admission.

PHOTO: City of Pointe-Claire



TALK AND WORKSHOP: INTERLOCKING SURFACES

Thursday, October 6, 2 to 4 p.m. (in English)

With artist Kara Skylling

Come meet the artist Kara Skylling to discover her practice and participate in a hands-on workshop. Once introduced to her body of work, the artist will invite you to create your own piece. During this talk and workshop, Kara Skylling will explore the geometry of joining two-dimensional drawings through tabs and folds inspired by wood construction and joinery as well as paperboard and boxes.

Stewart Hall Art Gallery. Reservation required: 514 630-1220, ext. 1795 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

Credit: Kara Skylling, Sweet Nothing, 2022. Photo: Alberto Porro

TRAVEL LECTURE: LES GRANDS MUSÉES DU MONDE OCCIDENTAL ET LEURS TRÉSORS

Thursday, October 6, 7 p.m. (in French)

Introduction to the general concepts that define and structure the museum field. A presentation followed by a tour of the impressive museums of Paris, Italy, and Spain, not to mention a slight detour via Mexico.


Presented by Vincent Arseneau, art historian and lecturer.

Free, reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774.

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre.


PHOTO: City of Pointe-Claire


INTRODUCTION TO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF FAMILY HISTORY

Thursday, October 6, 7 to 9 p.m (in English)

Explore the research techniques and resources that are used in Family History Research, the fastest-growing pastime in the World. With Gary Schroder, president of the Quebec Family History Society and International lecturer.

Registration required. Non-members: $10

Central Library.

HOMEWORK CLUB

Friday, October 7, 4 to 6 p.m.

Teens can drop-in to this monthly club and work with their peers in a quiet space dedicated to homework.

Drop-in. Limited space. First come, first served.

Central Library.

ADVERTISEMENT, PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY PATRICE RAZA, OFFICIAL AGENT


HEURE DU CONTE - MATINÉES À VALOIS

Saturday, October 8

Ages 2 to 4: 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. (in French)

From birth to 23 months: 11 to 11:30 a.m. (in French)

The Library will be reserved for this activity. A craft activity is included for children ages 2 and up. Presence of a parent is required.

Members only. Registration required.

Library - Valois Branch.

SUNDAY RENDEZ-VOUS:

YEARNING FOR THE ROOTS WITH FREDRIC GARY COMEAU

Sunday, October 9, 3 p.m.

Intimate concert. Bamboo has the blues. It is yearning for its roots. From this was born a project that combines music and poetry, Japanese sounds, and blues atmospheres. Poetry through voice and the spoken word, blends with guitars, shakuhachi, and urban drum rhythms. This is a sacred journey that leads us from the Zen-like Japanese countryside to vibrating urban centres, all the while channeling the spirit of the Deep South, and the great Mississippi River.

Free, reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774.

Grand Salon, Stewart Hall Cultural Centre.

FILM CLUB: DOWNTOWN ABBEY, A NEW ERA

Tuesday, October 11, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (in English)

Directed by Simon Curtis

Enjoy our selection of great foreign films, National Film Board (NFB) documentaries, and inspirational crowd pleasers – something for everyone! More details at the Central Library circulation desk.

Drop-in. Central Library.

PHOTO: City of Pointe-Claire

TALK: PUTTING THE GARDEN TO BED WITH WANDA MITKIEWICZ

Wednesday, October 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (in English)

We invite new and interested gardeners to come learn what to do in the garden in the fall. This includes what plants can be brought in to overwinter in the house and save money, what to do with bulbs that need to be brought in and how to store them, the planting of tulip, daffodil and crocus bulbs, composting of spent flowers, and which plants to leave for winterscape.

On-site participation: Drop-in.

To access the video conference: Registration required, before 4 p.m. on the day of the lecture, by email conference_bib@pointe-claire.ca (indicate the title and date of the lecture, along with your email address), or by telephone at 514-630-1218, ext. 1630.

Central Library.

ADVERTISEMENT: PAID FOR AND APPROVED BY PATRICE RAZA, OFFICIAL AGENT


CINÉ-ART: AYITI CHÉRIE – A SCREENING OF SHORTS FROM FILMINISTES FESTIVAL

Thursday, October 13, 7 p.m. (in French)

Directors represented: Miryam Charles, Carmine Pierre-Dufour, Nitsé Mathelier, Rachelle Salnave and Marie-Claude Fournier.

Ayiti Chérie is a screening that puts forward various perspectives of Haitian artists on their identity, realities, and experiences. Addressing family relationships, racism, nostalgia, and first and second-generation immigration, this event will highlight these talented directors' cinematographic and artistic choices in collaboration with the Filministes festival and le Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Reservation required: 514 630-1220, ext. 1795 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, Reading and Reference Room.

RENCONTRE D'AUTEUR: MARC LEVY


PHOTO: City of Pointe-Claire


Thursday, October 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m. (in French)

As part of Public Library Week, les Bibliothèques des banlieus de l’Île de Montréal (BBIM) is proud to present an interview (broadcast from New York), animated by Maxime D.-Pomerleau, with Marc Levy, international best-selling author, who will discuss of his career and of his most recent book, Noa. Wine and cheese will be served at the Library. Limited space.

Zoom at the Library: Passes required - available beginning Wednesday, September 28 (Library members) and September 30 (non-members).

Zoom at home: Registration required before 4 p.m. on the day of the event, by email conference_bib@pointe-claire.ca or by telephone at 514-630-1218 etxt. 1630.

Central Library. Videoconference (from the Library or home).

Crédit : David Ken

WORKSHOP: WET FELTING FLOWER

Friday, October 14, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

With Doris White. All the basic information and skills to learn the technique of wet felting and create a beautiful flower. This method of felting uses soap, warm water and agitation to tangle fibres together to create felt. No prior experience needed. Bring a towel.

Reservation required. Fee: $17

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre.

PHOTO: City of Pointe-Claire

FAMILY MOVIE: THE BAD GUYS

Friday, October 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (in English)

Family fun with a movie! With French subtitles.

Open to all. Registration required at the Children’s Info desk or by calling 514-630-1218, ext. 1623.

Central Library.

PHOTO: City of Pointe-Claire