Activities

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

Children's activities

Registration

Registration online or by phone at 450-455-3371, option 6, starting April 12. The activities are offered on Zoom (unless otherwise indicated). The link will be sent a few days before the event. Free and reserved for Vaudreuil-Dorion residents only (citizen card required)

Felting workshop

  • Saturday, April 17, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Ages 6 to 10

Felting is an artistic technique with many creative possibilities! Celebrate spring by felting beautiful birds out of wool fibres. With Miora Fibres.

Collect the necessary materials during the week preceding the activity.

Creating an animated GIF

  • Sunday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Ages 9 to 13

Animated GIFs are everywhere on the Web! Create your own GIF from your favorite images! With Techno Culture Club.

Creating a character in pixels

  • Saturday, May 29, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Ages 9 to 13

Create your own pixel character, then insert it into a video game or use it as an avatar! With Techno Culture Club.

Making funny soaps

  • Saturday, June 5, 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Ages 6 to 12

Create real soaps full of colors, patterns and scents of your choice. With ArtisCréatifs.

Pick up the necessary materials the week before the activity at the library.

Trainings

Registration online or by phone at 450-455-3371, option 6, starting April 12 (except for exceptions).

All trainings will take place on the Zoom platform. The link will be sent by email a few days before the event.

Introduction to digital reading 

  • Thursdays, April 15 (7 to 8:30 p.m.), May 13 (10 to 11:30 a.m.) and June 17 (2 to 3:30 p.m.)
  • For all

Learn how to download digital books and magazines. Participants must have a tablet or e-reader.

The training could take place in person if health regulations are relaxed.

Introduction to Facebook

  • Thursdays, April 8 (10:00 to 11:30 a.m.) May 6 (7:00 to 8:30 p.m.) and June 10 (10:00 to 11:30 a.m.)
  • For everyone
  • Registration begins January 19

Learn the basics, communication rules and privacy settings of the world's most popular social network.

The training could take place in person if health regulations are relaxed.

Programming a Web Tic-tac-toe

  • Mondays, April 26 and May 3, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Ages 14 and up

You will be introduced to the basics of different computer languages (HTML, CSS and JavaScript) so that you can create a tic-tac-toe on the Web. See a preview of the game that will be created.

The activity will be spread over two sessions.

Introduction to Photo Editing

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

No registration required. Zoom link available below.

Online safety: tips and tricks

  • Thursday, April 29, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Adults

No registration required. Join the conference on the Zoom platform. 
Online security is an ever-present part of the digital experience. Discover tips and tricks to better protect yourself and develop good user reflexes. With Alphanumeric.

Creating a video game with Powerpoint

  • Sunday, May 16, 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Ages 10 and up

Learn how to create a video game with the popular PowerPoint presentation software. The facilitator will share several tips on how to do it.

Using your tablet better

  • Wednesday, May 19, 10 to 11 a.m. (iPad), Wednesday, May 26, 10 to 11 a.m. (Android)
  • Adults

Tablets have a wide variety of settings and it can become difficult to navigate them easily. You'll learn how to find your way around the menu, find information and control the most commonly used settings. With Alphanumeric.

#30 seconds before you believe it: introduction to fake news

  • Tuesday, June 1, 2 to 3 pm
  • Adults
  • No registration required. Join the conference on the Zoom platform

Fake news is a made-up story that looks like real news in order to deceive people. What are the different faces of fake news and disinformation? How can you spot them? This webinar offers practical tips on how to check whether or not information is based on validated facts before you believe or share it. With a journalist member of the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec.

Le Lab

Registration online or by phone at 450-455-3371, option 6, starting April 12 (except for exceptions).

Introduction to Arduino

  • Sundays, April 25 and May 2, 2 to 2:50 p.m.
  • Ages 12 to 16

Discover the world of programming and electronics with Arduino. Projects will be offered to stimulate logical thinking and creativity. With Decode the Code.

The activity will take place over two sessions. Participants will need a computer to program the Arduino and a screen (tablet, cell phone or other) to follow the workshop. The necessary materials will be collected the week before the activity.

Creation of cards for Mother's Day 

  • Starting Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m.
  • For everyone

Watch the Lab's vignette to learn how to make cards with the Cricut, a cutting machine. You can then stop by the Lab to create your own card, just in time for Mother's Day!

No registration required. The video will be posted on the library's Facebook page.

Creating personalized stickers for Father's Day 

  • Starting Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m.
  • For everyone

Watch the Lab vignette to learn how to create custom stickers with the free AutoDraw software. You can then stop by the Lab to finalize your stickers with vinyl cutting.

No registration required. The video will be posted on the library's Facebook page.

Personalized help and project pick-up (The Lab at home)

Remote service offered on the following schedule:

Sunday: 12 to 4:30 p.m.
Monday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 12 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday: 12 to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3 to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 12 to 4:30 p.m.

Get personalized help on the Zoom platform to develop your digital creation projects (3D printing, 3D stickers, buttons, etc.). A pick-up service is available to pick up your creations at the library. Reserve your session now by email.

 

Pedago with the Lab

Creating a 3D object

  • Friday, April 23, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Ages 8 and up
  • No registration required
  • Participate in the activity via this Zoom link. 

Create a 3D object using the free software Tinkercad. The creations can be picked up at the library by appointment. 

Virtual reality experience 

  • Friday, May 21, 12 to 4:30 p.m. (20-minute periods upon reservation)
  • Ages 8 and up (parental supervision recommended)
  • Registration online or by phone at 450-455-3371, option 6, starting April 12

Travel through earthly paradises thanks to the virtual reality technology of the Oculus Quest.

The activity will take place at the library.

Videoconferences

Registration online or by phone at 450-455-3371, option 6, starting April 12 (with some exceptions). Residents of Vaudreuil-Dorion only (citizen card required).

Quebec in camping

  • Tuesday, April 20, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Looking for ideas for your camping getaway in Quebec? Journalist Marie-France Bornais presents some great discoveries to make this summer in the different regions of Quebec

Meeting with author Michel Jean

  • Tuesday, April 27, 7 p.m.

Michel Jean is a popular author in Quebec. His most recent book, "Kukum", has reached the top of the bestseller list in Quebec and won the Prix littéraire France-Québec. Listen to this Innu author discuss his works, his writing craft and his writing routine with booktuber Marie-Pier-Andrée Simard.

No registration required. The meeting will take place live on the library's Facebook page.

Dancing with Fear

  • Tuesday, May 4, 7 to 9 p.m.

During this conference, you will learn how to take small actions in order to control and de-dramatize the anxious situations of your daily life. With Jiana Saad, author.

Videoconference presented as part of the Healthy Living Initiative.

Myths and realities about running

  • Tuesday, May 11, 7 to 9 p.m.

With the amount of contradictory information circulating about running, it seems as if there are as many opinions as there are runners! To help you see things more clearly, this conference aims to take stock of various myths and realities related to running. With Martin Lussier, kinesiologist and author.

Videoconference presented as part of the Healthy Living initiative.

Shedding light on food trends 

  • Tuesday, May 18, 7 to 8 p.m.

As the science of nutrition is constantly evolving, it is important to keep abreast of new developments. Emmanuelle Dumoulin, a passionate nutritionist and citizen of Vaudreuil-Dorion, offers a stimulating overview of current food trends.

Videoconference presented as part of the Healthy Living initiative.

Activity kits

Registration online or by phone at 450-455-3371, option 6, starting April 12. Residents of Vaudreuil-Dorion only (citizen card required).

Workshops to be done at home independently.

Planet pocket 

  • Starting Thursday, April 22
  • 3 to 12 years old

Celebrate Earth Day with the Planet Bag! Local, biodegradable and reusable, this pouch highlights the importance of pollinating insects in our diet. It includes a wooden disc to decorate with the image of a planet, a sticker magnet to put behind the disc, an environmental reminder for the fridge and a card with a seeded paper bee to plant. All of this is accompanied by an explanatory sheet and a video clip. Pouches created by Agro-Passion.

Registered participants will be able to purchase the Planet Packet at the library.

Mother's Day Gift Shop 

  • Starting Saturday, May 1
  • Ages 6 and up

This kit includes everything needed to make a beautiful pipe cleaner plant inspired by Japanese kokedamas, which children can give as a gift on Mother's Day. Kits created by artist Monica Brinkman.

Registered participants will be able to pick up the kit at the library.

Information

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