Nov 222015
 
 November 22, 2015  Art

On Thursday, January 14 at 2 pm, join librarian Alisa to discuss Ruth Ozeki‘s A Tale for the Time Being.

In this novel, Ruth discovers a Hello Kitty lunchbox washed up on the shore of her beach home. Within it lies a diary that expresses the hopes and dreams of a young girl. She suspects it might have arrived on a drift of debris from the 2011 tsunami. With every turn of the page, she is sucked deeper into an enchanting mystery. (Source)

The Afternoon Book Circle is for registered members of the Library – drop by or call the reference desk to sign up. Winter dates TBA.

 

Nov 222015
 
 November 22, 2015  Art

Join librarian Alisa on Monday, December 7 at the French Book Club to discuss Christophe Ono-dit-Biot’s Plonger.

Plonger opens with César telling his son Hector the love story between him and Paz, Hector’s mother. The first pages also reveal that Paz is dead, her body washed up on the shore of an Arab country…

The Club will meet on December 7 at 3pm for an in-depth conversation in French about this novel. The club will then take a break over the winter months to restart in April.

To sign up, call the Reference Dept at 514-485-6900 or send us an e-mail at reference@cotesaintluc.org.

Nov 112015
 
 November 11, 2015  Art, Art Gallery


Lacy Susan- 2013- 120 x 120cm-acrylic on canvas listThe exhibit of paintings by Brigitte Radecki  has been extended due to unforeseen circumstances and will now run until January 17, 2016.

Radecki will present her works in a series called Double Chance, alongside a handful of other pieces from previous bodies of work. Double Chance addresses the happy accidents created when relying upon elements of chance and randomness. Radecki initially creates a form by throwing paint and employing dripping techniques. She then goes a step further by adding to the equation a more rigorous methodology of photography, enlargement, printing, tracing, and reproducing in order to arrive at the final artwork. In this manner, her work differs from what is traditionally referred to as “action painting” as well as “geometrical abstraction” in the sense that deliberate and exacting methods are used in order to subvert the spontaneous and gestural aspect of the very process art critic Harold Rosenberg uses to describe the work of Jackson Pollock.

Brigitte Radecki received both her BFA and MFA from Concordia University.  She has exhibited throughout Canada and Europe for over thirty years. Her work is in several public and private collections such as the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal, the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, Air Canada and the National Bank. Her career initially began working in sculpture and installation and since the 1990s she has concentrated entirely on abstract painting installations. She lives and works in Montreal and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Her current artworks can be viewed at www.brigitteradecki.com.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm except on statutory holidays. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

Oct 282015
 
 October 28, 2015  Art, Lectures

Beaver Hall Group posterMMFA Exhibit Talk: The Beaver Hall Group
Thursday, November 12 at 7 pm
In the auditorium
5851 Cavendish Blvd.

Free!

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts guide Grace Powell introduces this new exhibit which sheds new light on the Beaver Hall Group, an association of artists whose works of pictorial modernism shaped artistic life in 1920s Montreal.

Aug 212015
 
 August 21, 2015  Art, Art Gallery

Radecki_Let me grow_acrylic on canvas_120 x120cm


Vernissage Event with Brigitte Radecki
Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm
Double Chance by Brigitte Radecki

Meet Montreal-based artist Brigitte Radecki and gain more insight into her work. Light refreshments will be served.

More about the exhibit:

The Double Chance exhibit opens with a vernissage on September 10 at 7 pm.

Radecki will present her latest works in a series called Double Chance, alongside a handful of other pieces from previous bodies of work. Double Chance addresses the happy accidents created when relying upon elements of chance and randomness.

More about the artist: Brigitte Radecki received both her BFA and MFA from Concordia University.  She has exhibited throughout Canada and Europe for over thirty years. Her work is in several public and private collections such as the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain in Montréal, the Musée National des beaux-arts du Québec, Air Canada and the National Bank. Her career initially began working in sculpture and installation and since the 1990s she has concentrated entirely on abstract painting installations. She lives and works in Montreal and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Aug 212015
 
 August 21, 2015  Art

We’ve just received the new Fall & Winter 2015-16 Programs and Events brochure! Stop by the library today to pick up a copy to find out everything going on for adults, kids, and teens this upcoming season.

Click the image below to view the guide in your browser!

CSL library programs brochure FallWint 5.5x8.5 2015-08.indd

Aug 202015
 
 August 20, 2015  Art

Bone and BreadIf you missed August’s talk, you are invited to join the Côte Saint-Luc Women’s Social Club at the ACC and hear CSL librarian, Melissa, talk about Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz.  It will be held on Wednesday, September 9th at 1:45pm.  This book was selected as the CSL Reads title of last year and the author came to visit in October.

A tale of two sisters who grew up in Montreal above a bagel shop, their paths separate from one another when they become orphans and are taken in by their uncle.  Where one starts gaining weight from an unplanned pregnancy, the other loses pounds from anorexia.  Their relationship is difficult to understand and when the latter sibling dies unexpectedly, the older one is left to find any trace of love or forgiveness from her sister.

You are encouraged to share your thoughts with others and to ask any questions you may have about the book—except for the ending!

If you have any questions about August’s title, Fin & Lady, Melissa will be happy to answer them.

The library several copies of the current book to be discussed.  Take one out today or put yourself down for a copy!

Coffee, tea and goodies will be provided after the talk, for some friendly socializing. Feel free to bring a friend.

Cost at the door for CSL Women’s Club Members: $3

Cost for Non-members: $4

Jun 182015
 
 June 18, 2015  Art, Lectures, Music

Passion for Music Latin Jazz poster 10x15 2015-06Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 pm  *NEW TIME

Music Librarian Farah Mohammed and special guest  Ed Hersey will trace Afro-Cuban influences in the latin jazz music of Puerto Rico, New York City and Miami.

With live latin dance performance.

Free ~ In the Auditorium

Jun 112015
 
 June 11, 2015  Art, Lectures

MMFA Rodin talk posterMMFA Exhibit Talk: Rodin – Metamorphoses
Tuesday, June 30 at 7 pm
Free.

Grace Powell, an experienced guide at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, returns to give a sneak peek of the museum’s current art exhibit. She’ll take us inside Rodin’s studio to explore some of the sculptor’s best-known masterpieces.

 

May 042015
 
 May 4, 2015  Art

Join Librarian Alisa on Monday, May 11 at the French Book Club to discuss Christine Eddie’s Les Carnets de Douglas, winner of the 2008 France-Québec literary prize.

Translated as The Douglas Notebooks, it tells the story of of Romain who, at 18, leaves his family for a home in the forest, learning to live off the land rather than his family’s wealth. Éléna flees a house of blood and mayhem, taking refuge in a monastery and later in a rustic village. One day, while walking in the woods, Éléna hears the melody of a clarinet and comes across Romain. Later a child named Rose is born. Fade to black. When the story takes up again, Douglas has returned to the forest, Rose is in the village under the care of others, and Éléna is gone.

The Club will meet on May 11 at 3pm for an in-depth conversation in French about this novel. The book up for discussion in June will be announced at the May meeting. The club will be meeting on the following Mondays: June 15, July 13, August 10.

To sign up, call the Reference Dept at 514-485-6900 or send us an e-mail at reference@cotesaintluc.org