Events

Seniors' Fest

To celebrate International Seniors Day on October 1, the Kirkland Library is presenting a series of free activities and conferences for seniors. A prize will be drawn at the end of the event.

*COVID-19*
RULES APPLICABLE AT THE LIBRARY:

  • Activities are free but registration is mandatory:
    by phone 514 630-2719 or online
  • Wearing a face-covering is mandatory at all times while inside the Library, including during activities.
  • Registration is mandatory for all participants upon arrival at the Library.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 2021

9:30 AM TO 12:30 PM
WATERCOLOUR: WINTER LANDSCAPE

With Josie Rinoldo

In this introductory watercolour workshop, you will learn how to create a beautiful winter landscape in a relaxing atmosphere. Come and discover your painting skills! All the necessary material is provided.

11 AM
FAMILY CAREGIVERS AND ADVANCED CARE PLANNING
Conference presented by Anita Mehta, RN, PhD and Anitra Bostock, BA (in English)

Did you know that family members are increasingly caring for chronically ill loved ones at home? Many Canadians have not heard of advanced care planning (ACP) which is the process of reflecting on and communicating your wishes for end-of-life care with your family, close friends and health care team. This interactive session will focus on how to introduce the subject of ACP and make difficult decisions and it will also be an opportunity for you to ask us questions.

1 TO 4 PM
INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC PAINTING
With Antoine Cadieux

Come and learn the joys of acrylic painting in an environment of relaxation and discovery. At the end of the workshop, you will leave with your own work of art and who knows, perhaps a new passion! All the necessary material is provided.

1 PM
COLORING CRAZE

Come and try this popular activity and let your imagination run free in the calm and soothing environment of the Library. All the necessary material is provided.

2 PM
SENSE, NONSENSE AND SCIENCE
With Joe Schwarcz PhD (in English)

With 40 years of experience being in front of a microphone and television cameras, Joe Schwarcz has fascinating insight into the public’s perception of science and is able to separate sense from nonsense in areas ranging from nutrition and medications to cosmetics and pesticides. This entertaining presentation examines some serious as well as some frivolous experiences in dealing with the public and emphasizes the importance of fostering critical thinking.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021

11 AM
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS A TOOL FOR AGING WELL: THE SAME RECIPE FOR EVERYONE?
Webinar presented by the Montreal Geriatric Institute (in French)

Our body is made to move, but with age this can become more difficult. Learn more about personalized approaches to prevent, identify and manage loss of mobility, so you can stay active and enjoy life for a long time!

11 AM
GRANDMA AND GRANDPA STORYTIME

This story time celebrates that special bond between grandparents and grandchildren! This activity will be filled with beautiful stories and songs.

1 PM
COLORING CRAZE

Come and try this popular activity and let your imagination run free in the calm and soothing environment of the Library. All the necessary material is provided.

2 PM
SMART HOME AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES DEDICATED TO AGING WELL
Webinar presented by the Montreal Geriatric Institute (in English)

Some new technologies praise their merits for improving the quality of life or even the home maintenance of elderly people with difficulties. This conference will provide an overview of new technologies, including smart homes, and discuss their effectiveness in the context of aging at home.

3 TO 6 PM
INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC PAINTING
With Antoine Cadieux

Come and learn the joys of acrylic painting in an environment of relaxation and discovery. At the end of the workshop, you will leave with your own work of art and who knows, perhaps a new passion!
All the necessary material is provided.