Activities

More than just a place to borrow books, Vaudreuil-Dorion library is truly a complete environment for residents.

All activities are free. Registration as of April 1stonline or by phone at 450-455-3371, option 6. Places are limited and available to library members only (citizen card required).

Activities are subject to change depending on governmental measures in effect. 

Children's activities

LES ÉLECTRONS LIBRES 

Morning story time

  • Mondays, May 9, June 6, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 3 to 5
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Story time followed by a craft time. Closed group. Participants must commit to all sessions.

Pedago-brico: creativity workshops

  • Friday June 10
  • 10 to 11 a.m. (group 1)
  • 11:15 am to 12:15 pm (group 2)
  • Ages 6 to 10
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

For children ages 6 to 10 accompanied by an adult. Creative craft activity with the Miny World team.

Story time

  • Saturday May 21
  • 10:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Ages 4 to 6
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Story time followed by a craft to celebrate World Book and Copyright Day. For young subscribers accompanied by a parent.

Jewelry making workshop

  • Saturday, May 7
  • 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.
  • Ages 8 to 15
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Introduction to jewelry making with Sophie Mallette-Morand from La Mallette à bijoux. You will be able to make two pieces of jewelry of your choice (elastic bracelet, ribbon bookmark or key ring).

Insects and other arthropods

  • Saturday, May 28th
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Ages 8 to 11
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Six legs, a carapace, antennae... How are insects distinguished from other arthropods (small animals with jointed feet)? What is their mode of communication? How can they be classified? By observing arthropod specimens, both living and naturalized, you will be able to identify and classify several insects and their cousins. With Atomic Neurons.

Nunavut - Land of the Inukshuk

  • Saturday, June 4
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Ages 7 to 12
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

The Far North fascinates with its beauty and vast expanses of snow. Take part in an arctic expedition on the trail of an amazing people and exceptional wildlife and find the nearest inukshuk. Be inspired by the Northern Lights to create a painting of the frigid nights of the Nunavut lands. With Us Arts.

Painting on metal

  • Saturday June 18
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 7 to 12
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Using a variety of tools, you will create relief on a sheet of metal to create a beautiful 3D image. With ArtisCréatifs.

LES ÉLANS SPONTANÉS (Spring 2022)

These free activities do not require registration and are offered at all times during the periods indicated.

Hidden Books 

  • Saturday, April 23
  • For all

To celebrate World Book and Copyright Day, the library invites you to a game of book hide and seek! Locate and correctly identify all the giant books hidden in the library for a chance to win a Boyer Libraries gift certificate!

Mother's Day and Father's Day Cards  

  • April 30 to May 6 and June 11 to 17
  • For everyone

All the necessary materials will be available to write beautiful letters for Mother's Day and Father's Day.

Activities for adults and seniors

Launch of the Jardinothèque

  • Thursday, April 14
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Vaudreuil-Dorion library is proud to launch its brand new Jardinothèque! It is a collection of seeds of herbs, vegetables, fruits and flowers available free of charge to subscribers. Discover the content and operation of the Jardinothèque at its inauguration! The presentation of this new service will be punctuated by raffles and enhanced by a conference by the horticulturist Albert Mondor.

Handmade soap workshop 

  • Thursday April 28th
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Registration from April 1st, 9 a.m.

During this workshop, you will learn the basics of making artisanal soap using the cold process. An experienced soap maker from the ONESOAK team will be there to guide you through all the steps. You will leave with the confidence and knowledge (not to mention a lot of practical tips) to make, color and scent your soaps according to your preferences and your skin's needs.

Activities for parents

Six Must-Have Tips for Baby Stimulation

  • Tuesday, May 31, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Registration begins April 1st, 9 a.m.

During this comprehensive conference on child development from 0 to 19 months, Stéphanie Houle, social worker and owner of Bulles & Pirouettes, will present the best ways to stimulate babies according to their stage of development. She will also offer tips and suggestions to facilitate the organization of daily life and to adapt well to her new routine with baby.

Activities for all

Game nights

  • Fridays, March 25, April 29, May 13 and June 3
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • For everyone

As a couple, with family or friends, discover or rediscover the pleasure of playing board games! All generations are welcome! Evenings animated by the team of La Ribouldingue. Free admission.

Spring Classical Concert

  • Saturday, May 14
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Registration begins April 1st, 9 a.m.

Attend a spring concert at the library featuring violinist, pianist and cellist Judy Hung and the Orchestre symphonique des jeunes de Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Club de lecture d'été TD

For youth 17 years and under

  • Registration begins on Saturday, June 18

Animations every Saturday, from June 18 to August 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the library and in the parks visited by the Caravane Mozaïk

Gifts with the club's logo to the first 200 people to register

Reader of the week, Illustrate your story contest, prizes to be won

Closing party on August 27, starting at 10 a.m., at Le 405 park

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Outdoor reading club for adults

A new activity that allows you to discuss your reading, outdoors, with other passionate readers

With cultural animator Karine Fortin

Details and registration at the library or at 450 455-3371, option 6

Conferences

In love and happy despite our differences 

  • Thursday, May 5
  • 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Registration begins April 1st, 9 a.m. 

Are you in love and would like it to last? Is your relationship no longer satisfying? Are you wondering how to find the pleasure of living together again? Relationships can sometimes become confusing when partners don't know why, over time, they have become intolerant of each other. This conference will give you some tips to help you develop a relationship based on compassion, acceptance, trust and complicity. Dr. François St Père is a psychologist specialized in couple therapy and family mediation. He is the author of L'infidélité - Un traumatisme surmontable (2012), Le burn-out amoureux (2015) and Amoureux et heureux malgré nos différences (2022).

The Turkey of a thousand and one nights

  • Thursday, May 12
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Registration begins April 1st, 9 a.m. 

Mythical East. Strange places where fairy tales were born and where legendary princes of ivory and gold lived: ineffable mysteries. Footprints, vestiges and reminiscences of great civilizations that have in turn dominated the world. Enjoy a moment of escape and discovery with photographer and storyteller Marc Laberge.

Do you believe in UFOs?

  • Thursday, May 19
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Registration begins April 1st, 9 a.m. 

The search for extraterrestrial life is one of the issues that most fascinates the general public. As proof, the number of books and websites dedicated to this hypothesis is truly astronomical! However, despite numerous testimonies, most researchers give it little credibility. Why is this the case? Where does the UFO myth come from and why is it so persistent? Find answers to these questions and learn more from Robert Lamontagne, astrophysicist at the Université de Montréal and executive director of the Mont-Mégantic Observatory telescope.

Author's meeting: France Lorrain 

  • Thursday, June 2nd
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Registration begins April 1st, 9 a.m. 

Quebec author France Lorrain wrote several children's books before becoming a favorite among fans of period novels. She has won over tens of thousands of readers with her successful series of novels La promesse des Gélinas, Au chant des marées, À l'ombre de la mine, Marie-Camille and L'anse-à-Lajoie. Come meet her during this evening hosted by Amélie Boivin Handfield, radio and television host and coordinator of programming and animation for the Salon du livre de Montréal.

 

Le Lab

Comic Book Club

  • Every Thursday from April 14 to June 16, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

A series of meetings where participants will be guided step by step in the creation of a comic strip. The works will be collected in a book that will be available at the library.

 

Mother's Day Gifts

  • Saturday, May 7, 1 to 2 p.m. (Group 1), 2 to 3 p.m. (Group 2) and 3 to 4 p.m. (Group 3)
  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Creation of unique items for Mother's Day (sweaters, stickers, cards, mugs and more).

The world of video games with Triple Boris

  • Saturday, May 14, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • For all
  • Registration from April 1, 9 a.m.

Learn about the different professions involved in video games and their development, from conception to launch. For the occasion, employees of the independent studio Triple Boris will share their knowledge and experience.

Pedago at the Lab - Virtual reality graffiti

  • Friday, May 20, 1 to 2 p.m. (Group 1), 2 to 3 p.m. (Group 2) and 3 to 4 p.m. (Group 3)
  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Practice graffiti art with virtual reality headsets available at the Lab.

Father's Day Embroidery

  • Sunday, May 22, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Group 1) and 1 to 4 p.m. (Group 2)
  • Ages 8 and up (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Participants will make an embroidery to give to their loved one on Father's Day. With Penelope Sewing Machine.

Father's Day Gifts

  • Saturday, June 18, 1 to 2 p.m. (Group 1), 2 to 3 p.m. (Group 2) and 3 to 4 p.m. (Group 3)
  • Ages 8-17
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Create unique Father's Day items (sweaters, stickers, cards, mugs and more).

Trainings

Introduction to Digital Reading

  • Wednesday, April 20 (10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and May 18 (1:30 to 3 p.m.)
  • Ages 16 and up
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

To learn how to download digital books and magazines. Participant must have a tablet or e-reader.

Introduction to Facebook

  • Wednesday, April 27 (10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) and May 25 (1:30 to 3 p.m.)
  • Ages 16 and up
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Learn the basics, communication rules and privacy settings.

Introduction to photo editing

  • Tuesdays, April 12, May 17 and June 7, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • 16 years and older
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Learn the basics of photo editing on a smartphone with the Google Snapseed application.

The basics of photography

  • Tuesday, May 3, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Ages 12 and up
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Attend a presentation of the rules, techniques and parameters that will allow you to achieve optimal photographic quality with your camera. With Caroline Forget, artist photographer.

Digital Embroidery 101

  • Sunday, June 19, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Ages 16 and up
  • Registration begins April 1, 9 a.m.

Enjoy a full day of learning the basics of digital embroidery. A hands-on workshop will allow you to become familiar with the equipment. With Penelope Sewing Machine.

Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Library at 450-455-3371, option 6.