Oct 292015
 October 29, 2015  Special Events

Local Author Salon 2015Local Author Salon
Wednesday, November 25 at 7 pm
At the Harold Greenspon Auditorum, below City Hall at 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

Meet acclaimed local authors Anita Anand (Swing in the House and Other Stories), Susan Doherty Hannaford (A Secret Music), and Caroline Vu (Palawan Story and That Summer in Provincetown). They will be sharing from their recently published work.

Oct 152015
 October 15, 2015  Special Events

CSL Reads 2015 posterCôte Saint-Luc Reads 2015
Between Gods: A Memoir with author Alison Pick

Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm

The mission of Côte Saint-Luc Reads is to engage our residents and foster a culture of reading for our city. Each year, we host the author of our book selection for a literary event to bring the book to our community.

This year’s selection is Between Gods, Alison Pick’s remarkable memoir that tells how she discovered her family’s hidden Jewish history and reclaimed an identity and religion that she had not known before.

A reception with refreshments and live classical music will start the night at 6:30 pm.

Oct 062015
 October 6, 2015  Special Events

PLW logo

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
Sep 292015
 September 29, 2015  Special Events

colourful bookspile

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 112015
 September 11, 2015  Special Events

Catherine Gildiner posterAn Afternoon with Catherine Gildiner
Thursday, October 1 at 2 pm

The best-selling author of three memoirs, Catherine Gildiner will share her fascinating, fearless, and funny stories with us. Don’t miss this appearance by the author of Too Close to the Falls, After the Falls, and Coming Ashore.

Aug 262015
 August 26, 2015  Special Events

Programs Preview posterCurious to find out more about what’s on at the library this fall? Then mark your calendar for our…

Adult Programs Preview Event
Wednesday, September 30 at 2 pm

The library’s Program Department staff will present a sneak preview of fall and winter’s upcoming events!

Attend for a chance to win tickets to some of our popular events. Light refreshments will be served.

Jul 292015
 July 29, 2015  Lectures, Special Events

Join Librarian Alisa on August 17 at 3 pm as she discusses three works by Nobel prize winner Patrick ModianoPlease note: This program will be presented in French.

Of all the writers whose work belongs to the postmodern canon, Patrick Modiano is likely to be the most ill at ease in that category. His simple yet refined prose gives the appearance of being traditional and straightforward. It is, however, the precise feeling of unease that places Modiano’s work in the realm of postmodern literature, in which disorder and uncertainty reign supreme. Even identity fails to hold out: its destabilisation reflects on an individual level what is happening on a larger scale.

In Rue des boutiques obscures, Quartier Perdu, and Voyage de noces, the quest for identity is paralleled by an improvised criminal investigation. Modiano’s use of detective fiction is typical of postmodernism: he takes a quintessentially closed genre, borrows its conventions and clichés, and finishes by leaving it open ended. In the novels chosen for this talk, three detectives go on a search for three missing persons: themselves. They revisit the past in an attempt to make sense of their lives and to find a basis on which to build their identity. Their journeys, as well as the conclusions they draw from them, are an exploration of the elements of the “anti-detective novel”.

The talk will be given in French. It is not required to have previously read the novels in question. All fans of Modiano’s work, regardless of which language they speak, are invited to listen and offer their own thoughts on his novels.

Jul 032015
 July 3, 2015  Special Events

Memories of Montreal posterMemories of Montreal: An Evening of Stories with Estelle Ross

Tuesday, July 21 at 7 pm
In the Ashkelon Gardens, behind the Library


Join us in Ashkelon Gardens as international storyteller Estelle Ross shares a handful of nostalgic stories about growing up in Montreal. An event not to be missed!



Please bring your own chair. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Harold Greenspon auditorium. A limited number of rain passes will be available.

Jul 032015
 July 3, 2015  Concerts, Music, Special Events

Vintage Wine 2015 posterConcert in the park:
Rock ‘n’ Roll with Vintage Wine

Thursday, July 16 at 7 pm

At Trudeau Park, at the corner of Mackle and Einstein in Côte Saint-Luc


Vintage Wine returns to the outdoor stage for an evening of rock ‘n’ roll, soul, standards, and social dance classics from the 1950s to the 1980s.

Please bring your own chair. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Harold Greenspon auditorium. A limited number of rain passes will be available.

Jun 252015
 June 25, 2015  Special Events

Board Games gathering posterBoard Game Gathering
Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 pm
Free. Open to players 18 years and over.

Registration is now open!

Fans of Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, and Istanbul are invited to play these and other popular board games at our casual games night. Refreshments will be served.