Oct 062015
 October 6, 2015  Special Events

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Celebrate Public Libraries Week at the CSL Library. All the events listed below are free!

Saturday, October 17

  • Used Book Sale
    11 am to 5 pm

Sunday, October 18

  • Used Book Sale
    11 am to 5 pm
  • Family Storytime
    11 am – for kids of all ages

Monday, October 19

  • Drop in to Meet the Library Director
    1 pm to 3 pm

Tuesday, October 20

  • Drop in to discover 3D printing at the library and to Adopt-a-Book
    1 pm to 3 pm
  • Speaking No Evil with the Quebec Intercultural Storytelling Festival
    2 pm – for adult audiences only

Wednesday, October 21

  • Drop in to discover our multilingual services, our Russian collection, and learning languages with Mango
    1 pm to 3 pm
  • Travel Talk: Prague – City of 100 Spires
    2 pm

Thursday, October 22

  • Drop in to discover eBooks in French and English
    1 pm to 3 pm
  • Côte Saint-Luc Reads 2015: Between Gods with Alison Pick
    A reception with music and refreshments begins at 6:30 pm

Friday, October 23

  • Drop in to discover board games  at the library and Zinio
    1 pm to 3 pm

Saturday, October 24

  • Family Movie Night: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
    7 pm – registration required
Oct 022015
 October 2, 2015  Performance

Portrait of a People posterPlayreading: Portrait of a People

Wednesday, October 14 at 7 pm
Tickets $5, on sale now!

Dramatic and comedic stories, legends, and poems portray the culture of the Jewish people from Biblical times to the present. These memorable works will touch your heart and soul!

Performed by Bena Singer and co-directed by Aviva Ravel and Stephen Orlov. Music composed by Giora Feidman.

Sep 302015
 September 30, 2015  Film


Wedneday, October 7, 2015 at 2 pm – Free

Danny Collins - DVD D1884Aging pop star Danny Collins (Al Pacino, in loveable scamp mode) can’t give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a forty-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course and embark on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act. This is an irresistibly appealing comedy/drama with an unabashed streak of sentimentality, sharp dialogue, and a superb ensemble cast. 

By the way, Danny Collins is inspired by the true story of Steve Tilston, a British musician who received a 1971 letter from John Lennon some 30 years after it was written. The gist of the letter was about the same, but all the characters and circumstances are creations of the filmmakers.

“This hilarious and heartfelt movie is an exuberant gift.” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

United States — 2015 — 106 mins. — In English only

Click here to see the latest PDF of the Wednesday Afternoon at the Movies pamphlet

Sep 302015
 September 30, 2015  History, Lectures

Jewish Family History poster

Jewish Family History—It’s No Mystery

Thursday, October 15 at 2 pm

Jewish families everywhere have become fascinated with the search for their roots.

Learn how easy it is to trace your ancestors and find long-lost relatives in this lecture with Stanley Diamond of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal.


Sep 292015
 September 29, 2015  Lectures

Year in Review poster

The Year in Review with Mayor Anthony Housefather

Friday, October 9 at 2 pm


Come to meet Mayor Anthony Housefather as he discusses the top stories of the year to date from Côte Saint-Luc and around the world.

Sep 292015
 September 29, 2015  Film


Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 2 pm – Free

Salt of the Earth - DVD 770Filmmaker Wim Wenders brings his mellow humanism and globe-trotting curiosity to this Oscar-nominated documentary about the life and work of the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. Salgado elegantly inhabits a moral and aesthetic paradox: while his photographs illuminate some of the worst horrors of the modern world—starvation, war, poverty, displacement—they are also beautiful, dramatic visual artifacts. Like his accounts of taking them, some of Salgado’s depictions of human suffering are not for the faint-hearted; but like this fine film, they demand to be seen nonetheless.

The Salt of The Earth is a mesmeric and unforgettable look at the world and it sufferings through the eyes of a remarkably insightful and honorable artist.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

In English, French and Portuguese with English subtitles

Brazil/Germany – 2014 – 110 mins.

Introduced by Gayle Cohen with a post-screening discussion lead by her

Click here to download a PDF of the latest Bright Lights Film Club pamphlet

Sep 292015
 September 29, 2015  Special Events

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Our next Used Book Sale will take place on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 from 11 am to 5 pm.

Stock up on your fall and winter reading! Prices start at just $1 and all proceeds benefit special projects at the library.

For more information, please email lmilner@cotesaintluc.org.

Sep 292015
 September 29, 2015  Book Clubs

bookunknownamericansThursday, October 8 at 10:30 am

Mark your calendars and join us on October 8 for an entertaining hour-long discussion on The Book of the Unknown Americans written by the talented and acclaimed Panamanian-American author, Cristina Henríquez.

Moving from Mexico to the United States when their daughter suffers a traumatic brain injury, the Riveras are willing to sacrifice everything in order to send their daughter to a special school. Henríquez evokes a profound sense of hope, and delivers a moving account of those who will do anything to build a future for their children—even if they have to confront endless difficulties including cultural barriers, and alienation.

In the words of Donna Seaman, the author has “compassionately imagined a gently comedic, and profoundly wrenching novel of big dreams and crushing reality, courageous love and unfathomable heartbreak.”

If you are a member of the library and would like to register, send an e-mail to mmorales@cotesaintluc.org.

Sep 242015
 September 24, 2015  Concerts, Music

Salonika posterSalonika: Sephardic Songs of Thessaloniki
by the Sephardic and Mediterranean Ensemble

Thursday, October 8 at 7 pm

Tickets $5, on sale now at the library’s main circulation desk

The Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée and the library present Salonika by the Sephardic and Mediterranean Ensemble as our first concert of the Fall 2015 season.

This Opus Prize-winning ensemble fuses tradition and creation in their music inspired by Sephardic traditions from the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Discover their repertoire of Sephardic pieces at this unique musical event.

Don’t miss this fantastic concert! Tickets are only $5 and are going fast, so get yours now!

Sep 222015
 September 22, 2015  Film


Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2 pm – Free

Still Alice - DVD S8571Julianne Moore gives the performance of her career in this heartbreaking yet life-affirming story that addresses a nightmarish circumstance with calm, compassionate sensitivity. Based on Lisa Genova’s novel, Still Alice follows the deterioration of a Columbia linguistics professor who learns she has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. What follows for Moore’s character, Alice Howland, along with her husband and three children, is a cruel and absurd ordeal that has no real chance of growing easier despite her determination to hold onto her identity.

Still Alice is that rare film possessed with the courage required to shine a light into the abyss knowing full well that down is the only way out.” (David Ehrlich, Time Out New York)

“It’s extremely moving in the gentlest, most linear way, and the other performances are sterling, too.” (Tim Robey, The Telegraph)

In English only

United States – 2014 – 101 mins.

Introduced by Gayle Cohen with a post-screening discussion lead by her

Click here to download a PDF of the latest Bright Lights Film Club pamphlet