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 September 12online or by phone at 450-455-3371, option 6 (unless otherwise indicated) for library members. 

Registration for non-residents who do not have a library membership will take place on September 26, by phone. 

Children's activities

LES ÉLECTRONS LIBRES

Musical Awakening to Reading

  • Fridays, November 25 and December 9
  • 9:30 to 10 a.m.
  • 2 years and under

With our animators Annik and Georges, sing, dance and laugh as you discover nursery rhymes and fun stories!

Morning story time

  • Mondays, September 19 to December 12, except October 10, and from January 30 to March 27, except March 6
  • 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.

Making a neon sign 

  • Saturday, November 19
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Ages 9 to 13

Bring your space to life with a custom neon sign! Use your imagination to create your sign using pipe cleaners and electroluminescent wires!

Creation of funny soaps

  • Saturday, December 3
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Ages 6 to 12

Creation of real soaps full of colors, patterns and scents of the participants' choice. With ArtisCréatifs.

Introduction to manga drawing and Japanese culture

  • Saturday, January 21
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Ages 7 to 9 
  • 1 to 2 p.m.: Ages 10 to 13 

Learn about manga drawing and Japanese culture! Discover the different techniques of manga drawing and explore the tools of this ultra-popular graphic art. With Manga Montréal.

Creation of a night light

  • Saturday, January 28
  • 10:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Ages 4 to 10

Children will have a lot of fun going to bed with this self-made nightlight. Ages 4 to 7 must be accompanied by an adult. With ArtisCréatifs.

Musical Awakening

  • Fridays, February 3 and 17, March 3, 17 and 31
  • 9:30 to 10 a.m.
  • 5 years and under

With our animators Annik and Georges, sing, dance and laugh as you discover nursery rhymes and fun stories!

Pédago-brico: creativity workshop

  • Friday, February 10
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. (group 1)
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (group 2)
  • Ages 6 to 10 accompanied by an adult

Make an original and creative craft with the Miny World team!

Puppet show: "Le boulanger amoureux"

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

Every day, Assam, the village baker, brings a warm bun to King Phaneuf. But one morning, the king falls ill and must stay in bed. Princess Violet now collects the bread for her father. The meeting with the princess makes Assam feel in love. How will he manage to see her again and seduce her? When he learns that the princess is looking for a lover who will make her laugh and dream, he decides to try his luck. Will he succeed? With the help of Manu, the children will have to find stories of love and knights to help Assam make the princess dream through stories and words. Show by Manu and his books offered on the occasion of Valentine's Day.

Slam workshop with Élémo

  • Saturday, February 25
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
  • Ages 10 and up

Slam is a current and accessible medium. This introductory slam workshop responds to the desire and need of young people to express themselves. With the slammer Élémo, they will have the chance to grasp and deepen the power of words.

Soap creation

  • Saturday, March 4
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 6 to 12

Creation of real soaps full of colors, patterns and scents of the participants' choice. With ArtisCréatifs.

LEGO Minecraft Workshop

  • Saturday, March 25
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Ages 7 to 13

Discover the limitless creative power of LEGO brick building and learn how to build custom castles, houses and villages in the medieval world of Minecraft Dungeons! With Kokobrik.

Pokémon Playdough

  • Saturday, March 25
  • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Ages 7 to 13

Play dough is a great way to learn, create and have fun with textures. Children will discover different techniques to shape their favorite Pokémon. With Kokobrik.

LES ÉLANS SPONTANÉS

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

Giant search and find

  • From November 1st to 30
  • For all

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 collection. Ask for your game sheet at the circulation desk.

A great letter to Santa 

  • From November 18 to 25

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

The Heroines: giant association game

  • From March 1 to 31
  • For everyone

To celebrate International Women's Day, which takes place every year on March 8, participate in this original association game and discover women with extraordinary destinies!

Activities for adults and seniors

First Novel Book Club

  • Tuesdays, October 11, November 15, December 20, January 31 and February 7
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The First Novel Book Club is dedicated exclusively to reading first novels by French-speaking authors. With host Gabrielle Ménard, discover and encourage emerging writers, share your impressions with other passionate readers and vote for your favourite novels! Please note that participants must commit to all sessions.

Book club for adults

  • Wednesday, October 12, November 9 and December 7
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Would you like to discuss your reading with other avid readers? Sign up for the Library's Book Club! Each month, all club members will read the same book, which will then be discussed together with cultural facilitator Karine Fortin. Please note that participants must commit to all sessions.

Housing in Quebec: myths and realities 

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

This information session, offered by the Centre de justice de proximité de la Montérégie, is designed to inform tenants and landlords of their rights and responsibilities in relation to the lease of a dwelling. and landlords of their rights and responsibilities in relation to the lease. The speaker will discuss, among other things, the notice of modification of the lease, the visit of the dwelling, the repairs, the assignment and the repairs, assignment and subletting of the lease.

Family names in Quebec

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

The family name, whether it has been passed down by men for several generations or by women for a few decades, is much more than a simple means of identifying an individual. In Western societies, the name received at birth and which accompanies us until death is probably the most valuable asset we can have. Learn more about the origin and history of family names in Quebec with historian, genealogist and author Marcel Fournier.

Book club for adults (new group)

  • Wednesdays
  • February 8, March 8, April 5 and May 3 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (group 1)
  • 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (group 2)

Would you like to discuss your reading with other avid readers? Sign up for the Library's Book Club! Each month, all club members will read the same book, which will then be discussed together with cultural facilitator Karine Fortin.

Please note that participants must commit to all sessions.

Conference evening: Poland

  • Wednesday, February 8
  • 7 to 9 p.m.

Swinging between the fascination of the West and the nostalgia of the East, Poland tells its chaotic and tragic story in the immensity of its plains and its secular cities. It sings of life in the richness of an imperishable music and of a dynamic youth turned towards the future. With Marc Laberge, photographer and speaker.

Conference evening: "Courir l’allumette" and Other Sexual Mores in New France

  • Wednesday, February 22nd
  • 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Our ancestors were no different from us when it came to their sexual mores: they enjoyed the pleasures of love just as much! Whether these pleasures were legitimate or not, history has fortunately preserved traces of them. With Éric Dussault, historian and contributor to the program Aujourd'hui l'histoire on ICI Radio-Canada Première.

Conference evening: "Finis les coups de barre, bonjour l’énergie !"

  • Wednesday, March 15
  • 7 to 8 p.m.

To overcome the daily slumps and regain your energy, Hubert Cormier, doctor of nutrition and author of Chargé à bloc, deconstructs preconceived ideas, examines eating habits and proposes concrete solutions that respect your metabolism.

Karaoke night

  • Friday, March 31
  • Starting at 9 p.m.

The library invites you to its first ever 100% karaoke night! Leave your embarrassment at the entrance and come sing your favorite hits in a friendly and unpretentious atmosphere. With or without a voice, there is a place for everyone at the karaoke night!

Activities for all

Introduction to chess

  • Sunday, November 27, 1 to 3 pm
  • Intermediate level | Ages 8 and up

Discover or rediscover the pleasure of playing chess! During each session, the first hour will be devoted to theory, while the second will be reserved for free play. With chess enthusiast Herberth Casquero. Registration for both sessions is possible, but not required.

Chess afternoons

  • Saturday, January 14, February 11 and March 11

  • 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Every second Saturday of the month, chess enthusiasts of all levels are invited to play and meet other chess enthusiasts! All the necessary equipment will be at their disposal in the Félix-Leclerc room.

No registration required.

Le Lab

Comic book creation club 

  • Every Thursday, from September 15 to November 3
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • 10 years and older

A series of meetings where participants will be guided step by step in the creation of a comic book. The works will be collected in a book that will be integrated into the library's collection.

Christmas embroidery

  • Sunday, November 20
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Group 1) and 1 to 4 p.m. (Group 2)
  • 8 years and older accompanied by an adult

Creation of a unique gift that participants can offer at Christmas. With Penelope Sewing Machine.

Pédago au Lab - Christmas gifts 

  • Friday, November 25
  • 1 to 4 p.m. (60-minute slot must be reserved)
  • Ages 8 and up

Creation of unique items (sweaters, stickers, cards, mugs and more) that will make perfect Christmas gifts.

Collaborative work and programming with Raspberry Pi RASPBERRY PI

  • Saturday, November 26, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Ages 10 to 17

Discover the artistic possibilities of the Raspberry Pi computer and programming! In this workshop, participants will be asked to create a collaborative work. With the Society for Arts and Technology

Trainings

Introduction to the iPad (beginner level) 

  • Every Tuesday, from October 4 to December 6
  • 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Group 1) and 1 to 3:30 p.m. (Group 2)
  • 50 years and older

This course is intended for novices who have never or rarely used the iPad. It allows you to discover, in a dynamic way, the functions, the applications and the basic handling of this tablet. Training offered by the Centre d'éducation des adultes Outremont of the CSS Marguerite-Bourgeoys.

When registering, participants must present their birth certificate (large format) and their valid Quebec health insurance card.

Introduction to digital reading

  • Wednesday, October 19 (1:30 to 3 p.m.) and November 16 (10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  • 16 years and older

Learn how to download digital books and magazines. Workshop offered by library staff. Participants are encouraged to bring their tablet or e-reader.

Introduction to Facebook 

  • Wednesday, October 26 (1:30 to 3 p.m.) and November 23 (10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  • 16 years and older

Learn the basics, communication rules and privacy settings. Workshop offered by the library staff. Participants are invited to bring their tablet or laptop.

Introduction to photo editing 

  • Tuesdays, October 11, November 15 and December 6
  • 1 to 3 p.m.
  • 16 years and older

Learn the basics of photo editing on a smartphone with the Google Snapseed application. With Nicholas Gagnon, Coordinator - Digital Creation Lab. Participants are invited to bring their smartphones.

2022 Christmas Program

Online registration required for all activities beginning November 25, 9 a.m.

Christmas Around the World: The Snow Globe

  • Saturday, December 10, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Ages 5 to 12

How is Christmas celebrated around the world? Who were the first to put up a Christmas tree in their house? Come discover and understand the different Christmas traditions around the world. Then, why not play a game of bingo to get us in the Christmas mood? The activity will continue with a festive craft to decorate your home, namely the creation of a snow globe without water.
With Nous les arts.

Show: Santa's sleigh

  • Saturday, December 10, 3 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Ages 3 to 8

Disaster! Santa's sleigh and his flying reindeer have been kidnapped by the yeti Filoche Caraboche! Without a sleigh and reindeer, there is no Christmas! Mrs. Claus entrusts Moon Goblin and Reindeer, the only reindeer to have escaped the mission to find them. Moon Elf, who is always distracted by the pretty snowflakes, and reindeer, who falls asleep as soon as he sees his blue nose, will they manage to save Christmas? With Tortue Berlue.

Jewelry making workshop

  • Saturday, December 17, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
  • Ages 8 to 14

Make jewelry to give as gifts to your loved ones or simply to treat yourself. You will have the opportunity to create two pieces of jewelry of your choice, in the form of a stringing (elastic bracelet, signet ribbon or key ring).
With La Mallette à bijoux.

Christmas Story "Le grand René au nez rouge"

  • Saturday, December 17, 1:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Ages 8 and up

On Christmas Eve, a wanderer sets up shop in front of Mr. Dutracas and Mrs. Sansoucy's house. He is hungry, cold and the future looks bleak for him. Mr. Dutracas is a grumpy person who orders the itinerant to move elsewhere. But, luckily, Mrs. Sansoucy watches over the poor beggar and gives him a magic object that will allow him to obtain three wishes. But what do you ask for first when you have absolutely nothing? With the theater company Les Philanthropes.

Jewelry making

  • Thursday, December 22, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m.
  • Adults (15 years and older)

Make jewelry to give as gifts to your loved ones or simply to treat yourself. You will have
You will have the opportunity to create two pieces of jewelry of your choice, in the form of a stringing (elastic bracelet, signet ribbon or key ring).
With La Mallette à bijoux.

Information

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

Coming changes to the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion’s Aquatics program. Check the equivalency chart before the December 12 registration.

Coming changes to the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion’s Aquatics program. Check the equivalency chart before the December 12 registration.

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