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 192014
 September 19, 2014  Art, Workshops

arthistorycourseWe’re excited to be offering a completely new course this fall at the library! Visual Art in the 20th Century: The Most Innovative Time Since the Renaissance examines the beginnings of modern art, photography, and cinema, by following the major avant-garde movements of the 20th century.

This course is taught by experienced instructor Teresa Maglietta. It is six weeks long and meets weekly on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3 pm from October 23 – November 27.

Registration is now open and costs $30 for library members and $45 for non-members. Visit the library or call us to register now!

Sep 182014
 September 18, 2014  Workshops

CreativeWriting-workshop_150pxIf you want to work on your creative writing this fall, this workshop is for you! Beginner, intermediate, and advanced writers are invited to register for this six-week session where you will work closely with the instructor to develop your writing talents.

The workshop starts October 19 and runs once a week on Sundays from 10 am to 12 pm until November 23.

The workshop costs $40 for CSL Library members or $50 for non-members. Registration is now open!

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 282014
 August 28, 2014  Workshops

French conversation posterThis informal class will give you the confidence to express yourself in French by enriching your vocabulary and improving your conversational skills. The classes will be led by teacher and writer Maurice Elia. Choose from two sessions:

Session 1: Mondays at 6:30 pm
September 8 – December 1 (except on October 13)

Session 2: Tuesdays at 2 pm
September 9 – December 2 (except on October 14)

Program is offered to Library members. $25 for the session. Registration is now open!

Aug 242014
 August 24, 2014  Workshops

Learn to Play Chess WorkshopThursday, September 4 at 6:30 pm
Free. Registration required.
Suitable for ages 14 and up.

Want to play chess, but not sure how? We have the workshop for you!

Library Chess Club moderator Mark Cohen will introduce the basics of playing chess in this workshop for beginners.

Aug 212014
 August 21, 2014  Food and Cuisine, Workshops


Wednesday, August 27 at 7:30 pm Preserving The Harvest

The harvesting season has begun. Wondering what to do with some of that extra produce you have been getting from your urban vegetable garden? The Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is inviting you to learn about preservation techniques and learn a few recipes with the help of our garden.
This will allow you to enjoy the bounty of summer all year long!
Our garden animator Laurence Fauteux will be teaching you classical Quebec recipes featuring fresh herbs from the garden. All materials will be provided provided, just bring your apron!
Registration required. Library members $5; non-members $7
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  Science, Workshops

Laurence in the gardenGardening in the City of Côte Saint-Luc is in full swing this summer!

Many have come to take full advantage of our weekly community gardening sessions and clinics, to help maintain our beautiful garden, and to learn about caring for their own. Gardening beginners and veterans alike have shared experiences, made new friends, and learned to appreciate the complexities and nuances of maintaining a large and fruitful garden.

It isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, though: our garden, just like any other, has suffered at the hands of Japanese beetles, aphids, cabbage moths, and a groundhog or two. Combating them with safe, all-natural alternatives to chemical pesticides has been a summer-long battle of wit and cunning. As we experiment with new methods, our demonstration garden evolves alongside the ever-changing landscape of garden know-how.

From seed-saving and fertilizing to pests and cultivation, our residents have had fun embarking upon the learning experience of gardening. All are welcome to come and join us in the garden behind the Library at 5851 Cavendish Blvd., every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 12 pm. Be ready to meet new friends and learn new things!