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 September 27, 9 a.m. Places are limited and offered to Vaudreuil-Dorion residents only (citizen card required).

Halloween takes over the Library

Saturday, October 30

Scary Little Beasts

  • 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Ages 6 to 10
  • Reservations required as of October 18, online or at 450 455-3371, option 6  
  • Residents only

Do snakes and spiders give you the creeps? Do you dare to approach and handle some slightly scary animals? Activity led by Éducazoo.

''Soirée ludique : Loups-garous''

  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Ages 10 to 17
  • Reservations required as of October 18, online or at 450 455-3371, option 6  
  • Residents only

Join us for a special Halloween game night! Every night, werewolves claim a new victim among the villagers. Each day, the surviving villagers try to unmask the werewolves hiding among them. Will they succeed before it's too late? Game of atmosphere animated by La Ribouldingue.

Sunday October 31

Pumpkin decorating

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • For all
  • Residents only

Come and decorate a little pumpkin for Halloween! Free activity. Pumpkins and craft materials provided. One pumpkin per person while supplies last.

Children's activities

The shows

Presented by La petite valise Théâtre

LA BERNACHE A PERDU SA BOUSSOLE!

  • Saturday, September 25, 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Ages 2 to 7

The goose Plume la Magnifique is very confused: she has lost her compass! That's why Tourlou, a very naughty raccoon, wants to help her. A compass is used to find your way... And for Quill the Magnificent, it also means travel! In the fantastic forest, Feather knows that the crow is one of the worst thieves of precious objects. So he will have to go to the top of the Magic Mountain, where the nest of the famous crow is located...

* * Registration from September 20

MES CITROUILLES GRENOUILLES

  • Saturday, October 30, 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Ages 2 to 7

Vadrouille, a sleepy scarecrow lady, wakes up very confused: all her pumpkins have turned green! In fact, they are not pumpkins, but tiny frogs! Coco-Soleil, the proud rooster of the farm, will teach Vadrouille that the person in charge is none other than the naughty witch Grichette. With the help of a magic song, Mop will fly with the children to the mysterious land of witches. Will they be able to convince the witch to reverse her spell in time for the Halloween party?

PAS DE NOËL SANS ÉTOILE

  • Saturday, December 18, 9 to 10 a.m.
  • Ages 2 to 7

Christmas show. The grumpy wizard Zebulon is jealous of the joy of Christmas. That's why he wants to make all the stars disappear at night. Without stars, Santa Claus won't be able to find his way to deliver presents to children! The star fairy will reveal a fabulous secret to the elf Flocondoux: only one star can save all the others...

Les électrons libres

STOP MOTION – LEGO ET COMPAGNIE

  • Saturday, October 2, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Ages 7 to 12

Young filmmakers, let your imagination run wild and create your own little stop motion film using a variety of Legos. Your short films will then be published online. With We the Arts.

PÉDAGO-BRICO – CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

  • Friday, October 8, Monday, November 1, Friday, November 12, Friday, November 26 (educational days)
  • 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.

ELECTRICAL GENERATORS

  • Saturday, October 16, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Ages 6 to 12

How do you produce and transform electrical current? In this workshop full of manipulations and challenges, you will use generators and try to make a variety of electrical devices work. With Les neurones atomiques.

LASER TAG NIGHT

  • Saturday, November 6, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Ages 10 to 17

Teams of six take turns competing in the ideal nature trail in the library. A unique library experience! With Laser Tag Rive-Sud.

LA NUIT DES TOUTOUS

  • Saturday November 13
  • 6 years old and under

For the Great Week of the Toddler, children 6 and under are invited to bring their pooch to the library for an unforgettable experience. They will have the privilege of spending a whole night at the library: laughter, readings and surprises will be waiting for them! Bring your pooches to the library from November 8 to 12. You can pick them up on Sunday, November 14. Images from the doggie night will be posted at the library and on social media. All doggies will leave with a souvenir photo and a book as a gift!

CREATION OF FUNNY PUPPETS

  • Saturday, November 20, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 4 to 8

Let your imagination run wild and create hilarious puppets with personality! With ArtisCréatifs

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS IN MOSAIC

  • Saturday, December 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Ages 5 to 12 accompanied by a parent

Create two mosaic Christmas ornaments with multidisciplinary artist Monica Brinkman.

Les élans spontanés

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

THE ALIEN HUNT

  • From September 1st to 30
  • For everyone

To mark the beginning of the school year, the library offers you this fun and educational game. Hundreds of friendly, colorful aliens have landed at the library! Help us catch and count them to plan their journey back to the galaxy from whence they came. Ask for your game sheet at the circulation desk.

GIANT HUNT AND SEEK

  • November 1st to 30th
  • For everyone

Well-known children's literature characters have escaped from their books and are now lost all over the library! Help us find them and restore some order to the library. Ask for your game sheet at the circulation desk.

WRITE A GREAT LETTER TO SANTA!

  • From November 20 to 26
  • For everyone

All the necessary material will be provided to write a letter that will impress Santa Claus. Stand out from the crowd by writing a letter in your own image!

Activities for all

Fun nights

  • Fridays, September 24, October 15 and October 29
  • 6 to 9 p.m.
  • For everyone

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

Candy and riddles

  • From October 1st to 31st, at any time
  • For everyone

How many candies are in the original containers displayed at the library? Guess the exact number of candies and win the container with all the candies in it! Ask for your game sheet at the circulation desk. Free activity.

Conferences

Egypt, over the course of eternity

  • Thursday, October 7, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • For all

A pilgrimage to the land of wonders: a melting pot of cultures on the banks of a legendary river, an atmosphere of mystery at the foot of the pyramids, an enchantment of formations in the white desert, a descent of the Nile, marked out by temples, tombs and grandiose sculptures, teeming souks exhaling scents and gleaming colors, luxuriant oases imbued with serenity With photographer and storyteller Marc Laberge.

Cryptocurrencies explained simply 

  • Thursday, October 14, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • For everyone

Crypto-currencies are an emerging phenomenon in the financial world, but what are they really? Financial markets and economics expert Pascal Bédard offers an overview of the crypto-currency phenomenon, the reasons for its emergence, its usefulness, its complexity, how it works in general and its possible future.

The power of imperfection: lowering your expectations and improving your quality of life!

  • Thursday, October 21, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
  • For everyone

Whether you are a parent, a caregiver or simply a human being, letting go is the key to a fulfilling life. With psychoeducator Stéphanie Deslauriers, an ardent defender of imperfect parenting and of the need to let go of guilt, discover how to accept yourself as you are and to love life with all its imperfections.

Renovating without breaking the bank

  • Thursday, October 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m. 
  • For all

Stéphanie Lévesque is a cabinetmaker, site manager and author of several books on renovation and manual autonomy. With her, discover some good tips and tricks to plan your renovations and save your budget.

Performance anxiety and anxiety disorders in youth 

  • Thursday, November 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • For all

We hear more and more about performance anxiety and anxiety disorders in young people. In this lecture, Dr. Nadia Gagnier, psychologist, will discuss the risk factors and warning signs of pathological anxiety, as well as the best ways to support young people who suffer from it.

Roundtable with Jean-Philippe Baril-Guérard, Caroline Dawson and Marie-Ève Thuot 

  • Thursday, November 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • For all

Jean-Philippe Baril-Guérard ("Manuel de la vie sauvage", "Royal"), Caroline Dawson ("Là où je me terre") and Marie-Ève Thuot ("La trajectoire des confettis") are the guests of this literary roundtable where they will discuss their writings in all simplicity. All three authors are from the same generation and their works address important themes such as taboos, sex, feminism and immigration. Why do they use their pens to explore these hot topics? Roundtable discussion moderated by Amélie Boivin Handfield.

When music helps you live 

  • Thursday, November 25, 7 to 8:30 pm
  • For all

Music has always been used as a tool for individual and collective transformation. The most recent discoveries in neuroscience confirm this intuition and encourage us to listen to music more consciously in order to reap its potential benefits: relaxation, comfort, stimulation of creativity, introspection. With Maurice Rhéaume, musicologist and radio host, discover the therapeutic virtues of music, particularly for people suffering from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Power of attorney and mandate of protection

  • Thursday, December 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  • For all

People often confuse the mandate of protection and the power of attorney. However, these two documents are quite different. During this information session, a lawyer from the Centre de justice de proximité de la Montérégie will help you understand these documents by addressing several topics, including incapacity, the ways of making a mandate of protection, the appropriate time to draw up a power of attorney, and strategies to prevent abuse related to these documents.

 

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:
    Oct. 13 (1:30 to 3 p.m.)
    November 10 (7 to 8:30 p.m.) 
    December 8 (1:30 to 3:00 pm)
  • For everyone

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

Introduction to Facebook

  • Wednesdays
    October 20 (1:30 to 3:00 p.m.)
    November 17 (7:00 to 8:30 p.m.)
    December 15 (1:30 to 3:00 p.m.)
  • For everyone

Learn the basics, communication rules and privacy settings.

Introduction to Photo Editing

  • Tuesdays, November 16 and December 7
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • For all

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

Social networks: understanding algorithms and their effects

  • Thursday, October 7, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • For all

Algorithms influence what we see on social networks. Understand how they work and identify their effects on the content you see. Online training with AlphaNumérique.

Registration on the AlphaNumerique website

Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Thursday, November 4, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • For everyone

Cloud computing is an important digital infrastructure of the Internet. Learn how to use it in a practical way. Online training with AlphaNumérique.

Registration on the AlphaNumérique website

Digital Embroidery

  • Sunday, November 14
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Group 1)
  • 1 to 4 p.m. (group 2)
  • Ages 16 and up

Introduction to digital embroidery workshop.

Le Lab

Celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Lab!

  • Saturday, September 11, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • For all (children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

A festive evening to celebrate the Lab's 2nd anniversary during which young people will compete in a virtual reality arena. Discovery stations will allow them to familiarize themselves with the Lab's equipment. Several surprises will be on the agenda.

Halloween Embroidery

  • Sunday, October 17
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Group 1) and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Group 2)
  • For all (adult presence is mandatory)

Creation of a spider web candy box that participants can use to collect their candy.

Illuminated pumpkin

  • Sunday, October 24, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • For all (children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

Create a lighted pumpkin out of cardstock using a 3V battery, copper tape, pins and LED lights.

Creating a video game with PowerPoint 

  • Sunday, November 21, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Ages 8 and up

Learn how to create a video game with the popular PowerPoint presentation software.

Christmas Embroidery

  • Sunday, November 28th
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (group 1) and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (group 2)
  • For all (adult presence is mandatory)

Creation of a unique gift that participants can offer at Christmas.

Introduction to Arduino

  • Sunday, December 12, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Ages 11 and up

Learn how to create interactive objects using an electronic board.

Programming Club

  • Every Monday from September 27 to November 15
  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Ages 13 and up

A series of eight meetings where participants will learn different computer languages in order to create a Web site.

Comic Book Club

  • Every Thursday from November 25 to January 27
  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (except on December 23 and 30 when the activity will not take place)
  • 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.

Pedago with le Lab

Making personalized objects

  • Friday, October 8, 1 to 4 p.m. 
  • For all (children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult)

T-shirts, hats and mugs will be made and personalized with photos or drawings of your choice. Items are provided by the Lab.

Creating a 3D pokemon

  • Monday, November 1, 1-4 p.m.
  • Creation of a unique creature from an existing Pokémon. The work will be 3D printed.

Art and Virtual Reality

  • Friday, November 12, 1 to 4 p.m.

Discover the artistic possibilities offered by virtual reality.

Creating a Green Screen Video

  • Friday, November 26, 1 to 4 pm

Creation of a rich universe on which the participant can project himself in photo or video.

Information

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