Library Programs and Events

Stop by the library or call us at 514-485-6900 for more info on these programs!

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Locavore: Bringing Local Foods to Your Table”
Wednesday July 18 at 7 pm

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Library will continue it’s seven-part series on the environment entitled Doing Your Part: Building A Sustainable Future Together.  Join us for what will be an interesting  session entitled “Become a Locavore: Bringing Local Foods to Your Table”
Wednesday July 18 at 7 pm

Sarah Elton, author of Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens,

How Canadians are Changing the Way We Eat will discuss the benefits of eating local, sustainable food.
In addition, representatives from Lufa Farms and Arlington Farms will be on hand to discuss their local produce/fruit basket programs and CSSS dietician, Caryn Roll, will discuss the Good

 

 

 

 

Talking About Trees
July 4, 7 pm

Environmentalist David Fletcher will talk about the importance of the tree canopy and urban forests on the island and in our city on Wednesday, July 4 at 7 pm at the library.  Fletcher will also present the challenges we face due to climate change, putting the focus on our own indigenous trees and the new invasive diseases like the emerald ash borer.  Patrick Raggo, the Director of the Public Works Department, will also be on hand to discuss the city’s plan to combat the effects of the emerald ash borer on the city’s ash trees. 

This event is part of the Doing Your Part lecture series presented by the library.  This session is entitled:

The Enchantment of Trees : From Roots to Canopy

Earth Day
April 22, 11:00 am

On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. Attend CSL’s local Earth Day event and elevate the importance of environmental issues around the world. Coffee and bagels will be served.  An event in the children’s library will be held simultaneously for those who wish to drop off their children.

Children’s Event – Earth Day Stories
April 22nd, 11:00 am

Earth Day is here again, and so is our environmentally conscious storytime! We’ll be giving a short rundown of things YOU can do to keep our planet healthy. Then, we’ll have a few fun stories, and we’ll finish with a great craft of recycled material. Ages 4 and up. Free (registration required).

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Climate Change: Where on Earth Are We Going?
Lecture by Dr. Lawrence Mysak
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm (starting in May)

Record-breaking heat waves, freak snowstorms, severe droughts and epic floodings are just a taste of what many experts say we are now seeing due to sweeping climate change and global warming. But how did we reach this dire state, and more importantly, where are we going?

Dr. Lawrence Mysak, an emeritus professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences whose name often appears in the news, will examine the rich history of climate change and explore possible scenarios of future environmental changes.  His lecture will launch a spring/summer series of hands on workshops and talks entitled: Doing Your Part.

This series aims to provide hands-on workshops to citizens wishing to work towards building a sustainable future for Côte Saint-Luc.  Join us in the library’s “Eco-café” and learn how small changes in your home, garden, and neighbourhood can have a strong environmental impact for tomorrow.

Doing Your Part
Talks and Workshops
Wednedsays at 7:00 pm

May 9 – Waste Management 101:  How to Dispose of All That Stuff

May 23 – Green Gardening:  Cheap, Healthy and Safe Food

June 6 – Where Has All the Water Gone: Saving Water, Saving Money

June 20 – Energy Smart: Tips and Tricks to an Energy Efficient Home

July 4 – Breathe Easy: the Importance of Trees

July 18 – Become a Locavore: Bringing Local Foods to Your Table

August 1 – Car Free Day: Get Walking and Get Healthy.

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