Aug 042016
 August 4, 2016  Technology

Hey everyone! Are you on the go a lot? Do you wish you could watch some great movies and TV on your mobile device while traveling? Are music or audiobooks more your style? Do you go anywhere without your smartphone or tablet? No? Great news! The library has you covered with Hoopla Digital!

Instantly borrow 24/7 with your library card free digital movies, music, eBooks, TV shows, audiobooks and comics – over 300,000 titles for streaming or temporary downloading to your smartphone, tablet and/or computer. Everything for everyone! One app. One tap. That’s Hoopla Digital!


Changing lifestyles, a spotlight on the individual, and preferences in the way people access and consume media are all taken into consideration by us here at the library. The enjoyment of Hoopla Digital as a part of everyday life is a hallmark of our commitment to library patrons. With Hoopla Digital we are doing everything we can to match the contemporary library experience with the way people live in this ever-changing digital age.

Hoopla Digital has a painless sign-up process and easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience. There’s also never any waiting to borrow material. And Hoopla Digital’s automatic return feature eliminates late fees.

Simply download the free Hoopla Digital mobile app on your Android or IOS device, or just visit to begin enjoying content from Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers. We’re here at the library to help you, too, of course. So you can just pop in, anytime, to find out what all the hoopla’s about!

Feb 092015
 February 9, 2015  Technology, Workshops

Spring-2015-TechTalksGet in gear with our latest session of Tech Talks at the library! They are free for Library members, and cost $5 each for non-members.

Facebook – March 11 at 10:30 am
Get started on the world’s most popular social network.

Pinterest & Instagram – March 18 at 10:30 am
Learn to create boards of your favourite content with Pinterest and share photos on the go with Instagram.

Magazines on Your Tablet with Zinio – March 25 at 10:30 am
Access the library’s collection of magazines with Zinio, an app for reading periodicals on your tablet.

Registration for the March Tech Talks starts February 17. Come to the front desk or call 514-485-6900 to register.

Sep 242014
 September 24, 2014  Technology, Workshops

beginnerscomputersDo you or someone you know have the basics of computers down, but need some guidance on how to get the most out of the internet? Then our beginners’ computers course, Surfing the Web, is for you!

This intensive course will introduce participants to the basics of the Web. To allow lots of time for hands-on practice, the course runs twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 am to 12 pm.

Experienced course instructor Tammy Halpern has taught several computer courses at the library and at other community centres around Montreal. Join her and get started on the internet!

This course costs $90 for library members and $120 for non-members. Registration is now open!

October 21 – November 6

Sep 112014
 September 11, 2014  Technology, Workshops

Tech Talks posterOur popular series of Tech Talks workshops continues this fall! Learn how to use the latest tech tools in these informal classes. Space is limited so you can get the most from the instructor’s knowledge!

September 17 Intro to Android Tablets
Get the most out of your new Samsung or other Android tablet.

September 24 What’s New in Tech at the Library
Our Reference librarians will guide you through the latest technology and online services available to you as library members.

October 29 French eBooks at the Library
Presented in French. Learn about the library’s new Prêt numérique service for accessing eBooks in French.

Registration is now open for these workshops. They are free for library members and $5 for non-members.

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!

May 232014
 May 23, 2014  Lectures, Technology

Bob Benedetti Jets to GadgetsThursday, May 29 at 2 pm

Join us on Thursday, May 29 at 2 pm for a special event with Bob Benedetti. Benedetti will trace his series of careers from flying all-weather fighters for the RCAF to selling film for Kodak, to a successful career in broadcasting to municipal politics and finally a retirement job writing about personal technology gadgets. Come hear him share his key to success.


May 102013
 May 10, 2013  Technology, Workshops

TechTuesdays-generic_150pxThe library has launched its latest series of Tech Tuesday workshops. The first eBooks workshop was held today and below are the dates for the following workshops Registration is open for the remaining May workshops and registration opens for the August workshops on July 23, 2013.

May 21
iPad (FULL)

May 28
Blogging with WordPress

August 6

August 13

Free. Registration required

Sep 172012
 September 17, 2012  Technology, Workshops


Monday 10:30 am to 12 pm on October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12 and November 19.

Learn to find your way around the Internet with Tammy Halpern.

$90 (CSL Residents or members)
$120 (Non-residents)

Register today!

*Please note that Level 1 of this course is presently full