Municipal Library

Conferences and documentaries

The Library presents conferences on various topics throughout the year. These conferences are free of charge, but prior registration is required at the circulation desk or by calling 514 630-2726.

Upcoming conferences:

Meet the Author Nicolas Dickner

Wednesday, November 22 – 7 pm (in English)

 Winner of several prizes for his book Nikolski, Nicolas Dickner will talk about his latest book Six Degrees of Freedom which won the Governor General’s Literary Award in its original French version.


Meet the Author John Farrow

 Wednesday, November 29 – 7 pm (in English)

 Come and meet John Farrow, Montreal based crime fiction writer, author of « Storm Murders », a series which has been widely praised by Booklist Magazine as « one of the best series in crime fiction today ».

Centennial Anniversary of NHL
with Ph.D.  Michel Vigneault

Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m.
In English  

On November 26, 1917, at the Windsor Hotel in Montréal, directors of the best hockey teams in eastern Canada decide to form a new league in response to a judicial conflict with the Toronto owner.  In spite of two World Wars and economic crises, the National Hockey League celebrates today its 100th Anniversary.

Modern hockey has been played for more than 140 years, but only a few people know its history.  In this conference, we will explain how the NHL came to be by discovering the history of hockey from its beginnings.  From the first known game in 1875, followed by the first hockey tournament during the Montréal Carnival in 1883, then by the first amateur leagues, the NHL will no longer be a secret to you!

Smart Shopping Montreal
with Sandra Phillips

Monday, January 29 – 7 pm (in English)

Sandra Phillips, author of the popular Smart Shopping Montreal guide, invites you to discover different ways to save money shopping – especially after the Holiday Season!


“My Heart Attack”
by Sheldon Cohen

Sunday, February 11 – 2 pm (in English)

Screening of the film “My Heart Attack” by Sheldon Cohen, nominated at the 2016 Cinéma Québécois Gala in the animated short film category.  The film’s author will then share his story about surviving a heart attack.


Eat Food to Keep your Brain Young
with Dr. Louise Thibault

Tuesday, March 13 – 7 pm (in English)

How to keep a keen and healthy mind over time?  Adopting good eating habits helps keep the brain young and even curb and prevent cognitive decline.  Do not miss!  Bilingual question period to follow.





For more information on the conferences offered at the library, please call the circulation desk at 514 630-2726 or consult the Activities Brochure.