Activities

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

All activities are free. Registration is necessary and can be done online or by phone at 450-455-3371, option 6, starting January 28, 9 a.m. Places are limited and available to library members only (citizen card required).

Children's activities

LES ÉLECTRONS LIBRES

Pédago-brico: creativity workshops

  • Friday, February 4 
  • 10 to 11 a.m. (Group 1)
  • 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (Group 2)
  • Ages 6 to 10 accompanied by an adult

Creative craft activity with the Miny World team.

La valentine magique

  • Saturday, February 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 4 to 8

King Claudius, who hates Valentine's Day, has decided to capture and lock Cupid in the tower of his castle. Cupid, who has lost all his powers, asks his friend Tara to help the king rediscover the joys and magic of love so that he can be happy again. With La Caravane Enchantée.

Japan — Empire of the rising sun 

  • Saturday, February 12, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Ages 5 to 12

Formed by 6 852 islands, Japan is the 11th most populated country in the world with its 127 million inhabitants. Come and discover this fantastic and mystical country, then make room for creativity with the creation of a Koi nobori, pretty paper carp that you can float in the wind. With Nous les arts.

Morning Story Time

  • Mondays, February 14, February 28, March 14, March 28
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 3 to 5

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

Story time

  • Saturday, February 26, 10:30 am to 11:10 am
  • 3 to 6 years old accompanied by a parent

Story time followed by a craft.

Forensic workshop 

  • Saturday, March 19, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Ages 8 to 11

How does science help solve crimes? Learn about the different identification techniques: fingerprints, chemical reactions, microscopic analysis and luminescence. With Atomic Neurons.

Story time

  • Saturday, March 26, 10:30 to 11:10 a.m.
  • 3 to 6 years old accompanied by a parent

Story time followed by a craft.

LES ÉLANS SPONTANÉS

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

Letters for Valentine's Day

  • From February 5 to 11
  • For everyone

All the necessary materials will be provided to write beautiful letters for Valentine's Day. Show your love by writing original letters!

Do you know your library? 

  • From February 1st to 28
  • For everyone

Show your knowledge of the library by taking our quiz! Ask for your game card at the circulation desk.

The hunt for food

  • From March 1st to 31st
  • For everyone

For Nutrition Month, foods have been hidden in the library! Find them and write them in the right place on the board. Ask for your game sheet at the circulation desk.

Activities for all

Fun nights

  • Friday, February 25 and March 25
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • For everyone

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

Conferences

Please note that vaccination passports will be required to attend the conferences.

The Turkey of a Thousand and One Nights

  • Thursday, February 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Mythical Orient. 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.

Black on White: a look at immigration in Vaudreuil-Soulanges

  • Thursday, February 10, 7 to 8:30 pm

What is the state of immigration in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region? How is it experienced by those who come to settle here? Nathalyrmène Rousseau is a consultant in cultural diversity and interethnic relations. Having herself immigrated to Vaudreuil-Dorion in 2007, she tells her story and offers her point of view on immigration in the region.

Legal issues related to Alzheimer's disease and other related disorders

  • Tuesday, February 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Neurocognitive disorders often lead to the gradual loss of independence and the ability to make decisions for oneself. What are your rights and what actions should you take? Come and learn more to be better equipped! With Me Hélène Guay, lawyer specialized in health and seniors' law.

Loving each other for real

  • Thursday, February 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

On the occasion of Valentine's Day, Marcia Pilote will open her toolbox to offer us avenues of reflection and concrete tools to help us place self-love at the heart of our lives. How can we love ourselves more and more each day? Is it possible to love ourselves as we are?

Conspiracy theories: how to spot them, how to dialogue

  • Thursday, February 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Offered by a journalist from the Agence Science-Presse, this workshop explores the different components of conspiracy theories and suggests ways to dialogue with loved ones who subscribe to conspiracy theories.

Tell me you saw Ireland: the Emerald Isle as a mirror of Quebec 

  • Thursday, March 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Ireland has many similarities with Quebec: a history closely linked to the Anglo-British conquest, a Catholic Church that has played a considerable role in the development of the identities of both peoples, and a political and linguistic minorization that has affected these nations to varying degrees. The massive immigration of the Irish to Quebec has also changed the cultural and demographic landscape of the province. This conference by Isabelle Matte will help you discover a less remote and mysterious Ireland, but just as magical and warm.

Donations before death: precautions to take

  • Tuesday, March 15, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Disposing of your assets, your money, before you die can be a valid option. It is important to know that to be valid, a donation must respect certain rules. Come and learn about the precautions to take before making the gifts you may be considering. With Me Hélène Guay, a lawyer specializing in health and seniors' law.

Relationships between neighbors

  • Thursday, March 17, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Your neighbor's tree branches are causing damage to your property. Can you cut them down without his authorization? Your neighbor refuses to pay half the cost of replacing the fence that separates your two properties. Your neighbor makes noise at night, what recourse do you have? This information session with Me Anne Bourget of the Centre de justice de proximité will explain the main rules of good neighbourliness and define the notion of "neighbourhood disturbance".

Is the electric car for you? 

  • Thursday, March 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Hosted by Martin Archambault of the Association des véhicules électriques du Québec, this conference will allow you to discover the different types of electric vehicles, explore the various government incentives (rebate on acquisition, home terminal, Plug in to Work program, etc.) and learn more about the daily use of an electric vehicle.

Simplify your life! 

  • Thursday, March 31, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Do you get upset over a simple criticism, a delay, a failure or an oversight? Your spouse doesn't understand you, your boss bullies you, your colleagues annoy you, your schedule is suffocating you? With coach and teacher Jiana Saad, learn how to change your reactions to common difficulties at work and in everyday life, using practical strategies that will help you get back to basics.

Club de lecture d'été TD

All summer long, young people aged 17 and under are invited to enjoy reading.

Saturday activities, Illustrate your story contest, closing party, prizes to be won.

Registration at the library starting June 26.

Consult the brochure for detailed schedule. 

Trainings

Introduction to digital reading

  • Wednesdays:
    February 16 (10:30 a.m. to noon)
    March 16 (1:30 to 3 p.m.)
  • For everyone

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

Introduction to Facebook

  • Wednesdays
    February 23 (10:30 a.m. to noon)
    March 23 (1:30 to 3:00 pm)
  • For everyone

Learn the basics, communication rules and privacy settings.

Introduction to Photo Editing

  • Tuesdays, February 22 and March 22
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • 16 years and older

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

The basics of photography 

  • Mondays
    February 21 (group 1)
    March 21 (Group 2)
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Ages 12 and up

This workshop is designed for people with little or no knowledge of the basic techniques required to achieve better photography. Each participant must have their own digital camera.

Digital Embroidery 101

  • Sunday, March 13, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Ages 16 and up

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 Georgette Baribeau. 

Le Lab

Comic Book Club

  • Every Thursday from February 3 to March 31
  • 4:30 to 6:`30 p.m. (except on march 3)
  • For all (children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

A series of eight meetings where participants will be guided step by step in the creation of a comic strip.

Valentine's Day Embroidery

  • Sunday February 6
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (group 1)
    1 to 4 p.m. (group 2)
  • For all (children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Creation of an embroidery that participants can give to their loved one for Valentine's Day.

Creation of a digital work of art

  • Friday, February 11
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • For all

Witness the artistic process behind the creation of a digital artwork. Artist Raquel Maciel will be using the equipment available at the Lab.

No registration required.

2D Animation

  • Saturday, February 19
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Ages 8 to 17

Discover stop motion animation and the different techniques involved in this art form. Participants will create personalized animations through the animation of objects and drawings. With the Society for Arts and Technology.

Creation of a company logo

  • Friday, March 11
  • 7 to 9 p.m.
  • For all

Witness the artistic process behind the creation of a corporate logo. Nicholas Gagnon, Coordinator - Digital Creation Lab, will use the tools available at the Lab.

No registration required.

3D modeling and animation with blender

  • Saturday, March 26
  • 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Ages 8 to 17

Discover the artistic possibilities of 3D with Blender software. Participants will learn how to make 3D images, play with shapes and animate them.

Pedago with le Lab

3D scanning with an iPad

  • Friday, January 21
    1 to 2 p.m. (Group 1)
    2 to 3 p.m. (Group 2)
    3 to 4 p.m. (Group 3)
  • Ages 8 to 17

Digitizing objects and people with an iPad. The digitized works can then be modified using 3D software.

Valentine's Day Gifts

  • Friday, February 4
    1 to 2 p.m. (Group 1)
    2 to 3 p.m. (Group 2)
    3 to 4 p.m. (Group 3)
  • Ages 8 to 17

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

Information

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