Oct 092015
 October 9, 2015  Performance

Speaking No Evil posterSpeaking No Evil
in collaboration with the Quebec Intercultural Storytelling Festival

Tuesday, October 20 at 2 pm

Under military dictatorship from 1976-1983, Argentina was wallpapered with a sign reading: Silence is health. Skilled and spellbinding storyteller Marta Singh illuminates this story of a people’s silence and how they finally learned to speak again.

Please note: This storytelling event is open to adults only as it contains mature subject matter.

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.

Mar 252015
 March 25, 2015  Art, Concerts, Music, Performance, Special Events

Molinari posterMolinari Quartet – En Route!
Thursday, April 23 at 7 pm
Tickets $5, on sale now at the main circulation desk

The Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée and the Library present En route! by the Molinari Quartet. This award-winning, critically-acclaimed string quartet will perform works by Schafer, Shostakovitch and Debussy.

Listen to clips of Molinari’s music on their web site or follow the group at their Facebook page.

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 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 152014
 September 15, 2014  Performance, Theatre

Eddie-Cantor-Vaudeville-Playreading_150pxTuesday, October 7 at 7 pm
The playreading is now sold out!

Set in New York City in the 1940s, The Eddie Cantor Vaudeville Show is a mash-up of jokes, skits and songs from yesteryear that tells the life and times of this popular singer and comedian.

The playreading is written and directed by Aviva Ravel. It stars Nat Rabinovitch as Eddie Cantor and features a variety of musical pieces composed by various artists between 1900 – 1950.

It’s going to be a great evening. Hope to see you there!


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.


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.