Activities This Summer!


Free activities @ your Library!
  • Activity registration opens on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Library
  • All programs for teens are held at Central only.
  • If you cannot attend an activity that you are registered for, please inform us 24 hours in advance, otherwise, a $2 fee will be applied.

The theme for this summer’s activities is In the Movies. This summer all the workshops are arranged so that by the end of the summer, you will have made a short film which you may submit to the Teen Video Contest hosted by the Recreation Department of the city of Pointe-Claire and which will culminate in a red carpet movie premiere night at the Library!

Each workshop will expand on what was learned in the last but this does not mean that one must participate from the beginning in order to take part. We welcome and encourage all teens to jump in at the point you feel inspired. As for you budding performers out there, you will be needed to star in the silver screen productions we will create, so please come out and shine like the stars you are!

 
ON-GOING ACTIVITIES
THE QUEST: Voyage

Begins Thursday, June 9

Ends Thursday, August 11

The Quest for super summer reading is back! For every 100 pages you read this summer you earn a coupon for prize draws! If the book you read involves a voyage, whether it be internal or external, you receive double the number of coupons. You will receive an additional coupon if you allow your book reviews to be posted on the Teen Zone Blog.

Each week there will be a small prize draw, and at the end of the summer there will be the draw for the Grand Prize Sweepstakes during the Hollywood Premiere Night for two $100 gift certificates as well as other fabulous prizes!

 
LITERARY TREASURE HUNT

Begins Thursday, June 9

Ends Thursday, August 11

How well read are you? How often have you dreamed of being a pirate? Find out this summer by hunting for literary references in pop culture media such as movies, music, commercials, TV shows, music videos, magazines, etc. You may submit your answers to Radha via mix CD, web links, lists, collage or any other creative format you desire. Be sure to state the pop culture source and what literary work it is referencing. Prizes to be won!

(HINT:  The Simpsons are full of them and the better read you are, the funnier the show is).

 
ONE-TIME ACTIVITIES
June
SCREENPLAY WRITING WORKSHOP with Yanik Comeau

Thursday, June 30

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual

For those of you who participated in the fabulous Mr. Comeau’s writing workshops last fall, you will be happy to know he is back and will guide teens through writing screenplays for the movies we will produce this summer in the subsequent workshops.

 
July
MOVIE STORYBOARDING WORKSHOP with Angus Byers

Monday, July 4

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – in English (with French translation)

We met Angus last fall in our comic book workshop and liked him so much that we decided he needed to come back and share with us his vast knowledge of working in the movie industry (as a storyboard artist, as well as a special FX artist!). In this workshop, you will create storyboards for the screenplays written the previous week.

 
STAGE COMBAT PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP with Shawn Baichoo

Friday, July 8

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – bilingual

Stage combat is a specialized theatre technique, closely related to the practice of stunts, designed to create the illusion of physical conflict while ensuring the performers’ safety. The term is also commonly used to describe fight choreography for film and television.

Animator Shawn Baichoo has 15 years experience as a stage combat performer and five years as a teacher of the craft. In this three hour workshop, you will learn the theory of stage combat, safety rules and several moves before choreographing a short performance you will present at the end of the session.

 
FILM TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP with Amandine Pras

Friday, July 15

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – bilingual

In this three hour workshop, you will come prepared with the screenplays and storyboards created in previous workshops to learn the basic theory of videography and then put it to practical use and will begin filming your productions under the tutelage of Amandine Pras, visual and sound technician extraordinaire. Those of you simply interested in acting in the productions are welcome, as are those with independent scripts or general interest in the subject.

 
COMIC BOOK WRITING WOKRSHOP with Angus Byers

Wednesday, July 20

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (9 to 14 years old) – In English (with French translation)

You love to write, graphic novels are your favourite thing, but you’re not necessarily very good at drawing. Never fear! Learn the basics of comic book writing with Angus Byers.

 
LIVE MONOPOLY

Friday, July 22

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – bilingual

A huge success in previous years, Live Monopoly is back! Be a playing piece on our giant Monopoly board! Will you win it all or go bankrupt? A prize will be awarded to the winning team!

 
FILM EDITING WORKSHOP with Amandine Pras

Monday, July 25

4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – bilingual

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn hands-on from an expert how to edit your raw video footage filmed in the previous ten days since the film technique workshop. The film group you have been previously working with will determine which session you attend. Those not previously involved may register for either session.

 
August
 MOVIE POSTER DESIGN WORKSHOP with Patricia Srigley

Monday, August 1

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – in English

Learn the elements of design with local artist and writer, Patricia Srigley. In this workshop you will design and create a poster to promote your movie and the movie premiere night for your completed films. All interested in poster design are welcome!

 
AROUND THE WORLD IN 90 MINUTES with Radha

Friday, August 12

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – bilingual

This event is back by popular demand, with a few changes. Keeping with the Quest’s voyage theme, participants will take a tasty tour around the globe with exotic dishes and international literature on the menu. Countries explored will be Egypt, India, Japan, Poland, Thailand, and the US of A. Come sample some delectable delights and discuss your literary voyages.

 
HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE NIGHT & QUEST PARTY

Thursday, August 18

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – bilingual

Red carpet event to premiere the films created over the summer and to celebrate the Quest Reading Club accomplishments (Grand Prize draw for two $100 gift certificates as well as other fabulous prizes!). This is a party to rival Hollywood with glamorous faces, fabulous food, bubbly beverages, prize draws, door prizes and more!

Note:  This is a formal event and all participants should be properly attired.

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