Nov 042014
 November 4, 2014  Concerts, Music, Performance

candlelight-concert_ClasscialTrio_225pxThursday, November 20 at 7 pm

This intimate concert will spotlight three performers from the Musicians of the World Symphony Orchestra:  Keiko Otani (oboe), Radu Covaciu (clarinet), and Mariana Muscaliuc (piano).  The program will feature light classical music by Bach, Mozart, Saint Saens, Weber & Morricone.

Tickets: $5 ~ In the Auditorium

Oct 172014
 October 17, 2014  Lectures, Music

Passion for Music Chopin and his Piano poster 10x15 2014-09Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm 

Join Music Librarian Farah Mohammed, as she discusses the rich piano repertoire from one of the Romantic Era’s most celebrated composers, Frédéric Chopin, and find out why he is called the Poet of the Piano.

In the Auditorium


Oct 142014
 October 14, 2014  Concerts, Music, Performance

Derek-Yaple-Schobert_Concert_500pxThe second concert of our fall series is coming up soon, on Thursday October 30 at 7 pm. Derek Yaple-Schobert will be at the Harold Greenspon auditorium playing Piano Favourites and Beyond!

This gifted young pianist will be playing classical pieces by composers including Debussy, Beethoven, Grieg, and Lizst.

Derek had performed all over Canada and the world. Join us on October 30 to enjoy his performance here in Côte Saint-Luc!

Tickets for the concert are $5 and are on sale now at the front desk of the library.

Sep 042014
 September 4, 2014  Concerts, Music

noZen chante posterThursday, September 18 at 7 pm – Free
For our first concert of the fall season, we’re excited to present noZen chante!, a special presentation by the group noZen of Malasartes Productions.

Led by Damian Nisenson, noZen performs original music inspired by South American folk traditions and Eastern European Jewish music.

Learn more about the group noZen and listen to some of their music at their website.

This concert is presented in collaboration with the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée. 

Aug 152014

The Fall & Winter library programs brochure is hot off the presses!

Pick one up starting today at the library or download a PDF copy heredownload a PDF copy here.

A few highlights from this season’s programming:

– An Evening with Claire Holden Rothman on September 3
– A talk on the Fabulous Fabergé exhibit at the MMFA
– The Eddie Cantor Story, a playreading written and directed by Aviva Ravel
– The return of favourite programs like Science Demystified with Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Tech Talks, and our varied book clubs…

and much, much more!

Aug 132014

Programs Preview PosterTuesday, September 2 at 2 pm
In the Auditorium
Admission is free!

To celebrate the start of our new season, you’re invited to a special free preview event. Library staff will give a sneak peek of our upcoming concerts, lectures, music and film programming, workshops, courses, and more.

Plus, enter to win tickets to some of our most popular events! Light refreshments will be served.


Aug 012014
 August 1, 2014  History, Lectures, Music

Beatles and the Montreal ConnectionWednesday, August 20 at 2 pm
In the Auditorium
Admission is free!

The link between John, Paul, George, and Ringo and Montreal may not appear obvious, yet it turns out there is plenty to discuss! Craig Morrison will tell us about the connection between our city and the Fab Four in their heyday. Morrison is an ethnomusicologist, a long-time instructor at Concordia University, an author, and a musician in popular local rock ‘n’ roll band Vintage Wine.

In celebration of the Beatles’ 50th anniversary, come find out why their music has stood the test of time!

Find out more about Craig Morrison and his lectures on his website.

Jul 252014
 July 25, 2014  Concerts, Music, Performance

Bagg Street Klezmer posterThursday, August 7, 2014 at 7 pm
Trudeau Park (6975 Mackle Rd.)
*Please bring your own chair*
Admission is free!

This is the third free concert presented as part of Summer in the City!

The Bagg Street Klezmer Band was formed in 1991 in the old Jewish Quarter of Montreal, taking its name and its inspiration from the historic Montreal Synagogue situated at the corner of Bagg Street and Clark Street. Since then, the band has played often at concerts, weddings, and festivals, including the Montreal International Jazz Festival. The Bagg Street Klezmer Band’s music features clarinet, violin, keyboards, accordion, saxophone, trumpet, and percussion.

We hope to see you at the show!

In case of rain on the day of the show, please call 514-485-6900, ext. 5503 for further instructions. The concert may be moved indoors to the Harold Greenspon Auditorium. A limited number of rain passes will be available.

Jul 042014
 July 4, 2014  Concerts, Music, Performance

Rock 'n' Roll with Vintage WineThursday July 24, 2014 at 7 pm ~ Free
Trudeau Park (6975 Mackle Road)
*Please bring your own chair*

Vintage Wine specializes in authentic rock ‘n’ roll and soul from the 1950s and 1960s. Founded in 2003, the band has played to great acclaim at concerts, dances, conventions, weddings, reunions, and house parties. The members, all vocalists, are Gary Sharkey (drums), Craig Morrison (guitar), Alex Nesrallah (keyboards and guitar), and Ryan Fleury (bass). They have recorded several CDs.

Visit their website to find out more info about Vintage Wine!

In case of rain on the day of the show, please call 514-485-6900, ext. 5503 for further instructions. The concert will then be moved to the Harold Greenspon Auditorium and a limited number of rain passes will be available.