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:

From Ville-Marie to Montreal, where the legacy of the past joins today’s history…
with Les conférenciers du voyage

Tuesday, September 5 at 7 p.m.
In French

What do the Berlin Wall, the carillon of the Eiffel Tower, the NHL and John Lennon all have in common?  They all form part of the history of Montreal! Immerse yourself in the history of Montreal and discover the manifold events that have shaped the history of this metropolis.

Music : The Great Connector
with Pierre Gallant  

Tuesday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
In English 

Why does music have the power to affect our mood and emotions?  A personal meditation on music’s ability to connect with the inner self and the outer world, with special emphasis on the notion of time and memory, and touching on issues such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.  A creative collage of ideas, accompanied by images, video clips and music.


Friday, September 29 at 7 p.m. 
In English

Who says Canada says… “the great outdoors”.
Who says Canada says… “speaking more than one language”.
Come and hear stories of French and English origin, as well as First nation’s stories, stories from the beginning of times and from and for our times, told by professional storytellers Christine Mayr and Robert Cloney. Open to all. Free admission but mandatory registration: 514 630-2726

The A to Z of a Healthy Lifestyle: how could we make it a habit?
with Sherezad Abadi Perez

Tuesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
In English 

This seminar will provide an overview of  wellness tips, an in-depth analysis of specific healthy habits and tips and clear steps on how to make them part of a daily routine will be discussed.  Areas such as exercise, self-care, nutrition, stress management and many other tips will be practically and efficiently covered to get you started on the path towards wellness… one step at a time!

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!


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