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These FREE workshops are intended to 5 years old +

A parent must be present. Places are limited.

You can also register online or 450-424-8000 ext. 217

Chocolate Creation Workshop

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Community Centre (1301 Rue du Bois)
Workshop is in French

Creativity, dexterity, personal development, and fun—and so much more to enjoy during this chocolate creation workshop. At the end of the activity, each child will go home with three chocolate creations to share with loved ones.

Duration : 90 minutes
Free activity - registration required: FULL

Parent-Child Dance Workshop
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Community Centre (1301 Rue du Bois)
Targeted audience : 7 years old and up

Workshop is in French

After a short video presentation and discussion on contemporary video artists, participants will learn a dynamic choreography that will emphasize their energy and personality. Participants will also be asked to reflect upon the interpretation of movements and share their discoveries with others in the group.

Duration : 90 minutes
Free activity - registration required: Online or 450-424-8000 ext. 217

Nature Craft
Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (2800 Chemin Lotbinière)
Targeted audience : 6 years old and up

Workshop is bilingual

ART and NATURE. Come create a special craft using elements of Nature with art specialist Johanne Lavigne.

Duration : 90 minutes
Free activity - registration required: Online or 450-424-8000 ext. 217

Story Time
Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 1 p.m. in French, 2:30 p.m. in English
Community Centre (1301 Rue du Bois)
Targeted audience : 5-12 years old

Workshop is bilingual (see the times)

The adventure of Babu, the baby yak, as told by Chantale Robinson

This story tells of the special moments when Chantale Robinson had the opportunity to meet a baby yak named Babu and a crow named Roussel in the elevated areas of the Sagarmatha Valley in Nepal. This once-in-a-lifetime experience inspired the author to write a book and set her sights on a new goal in life: to finish her Master’s Degree and teach children the magic of imagination and the art of storytelling.

We are never too old or too young to set new goals for ourselves, dream and dare to make the impossible a reality. Come spend some time with Babu and Roussel. Let them inspire your children and give them the courage to visualize their dreams, and make them a reality!

Free activity - registration required: 450-424-8000 ext. 260

Red Cross Babysitting Course

Interested in babysitting?
Planning to stay home alone?
Learn to do it safely.
Child must be 11 years old for the training.

Friday, April 20, 2018
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Language: English
Location: Community center (1301 Rue du Bois)
Cost: $40 (tx in.)

Friday, April 27, 2018
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
Language: French
Location: Community center (1301 Rue du Bois)
Cost: $40 (tx in.)


In person: At the Community Centre on Thursday, March 15th, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and after, during the recreation department opening’s hours.

Payment: cash, debit or cheque

Online: Starting on Thursday, March 15th, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. for April classes.
Payment : credit card only. Child’s valid resident ID card (carte du citoyen) is required for the online registration.

Story Time

A Monday morning per month
In English (9 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
In French (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
Library (1275 Rue du Bois)

Story time is a magical hour for children 3 to 5 years old. Great stories and fun do-it-yourself projects are scheduled at the library!

Next events

*Spring break special: 9 to 10 a.m. in English, 10:30 to 11:30 in French*

Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Reservation required 450-424-8000 ext. 260

Lire et faire lire program

The joy of reading shared by children and volunteer seniors.  

Lire et faire lire is a true form of active citizenship! The association offers an intergenerational reading program through local branches across Quebec. The simplicity of the program is what makes it truly appealing. During the academic year, seniors volunteer to read to children in one of their local schools once a week. Each volunteer is assigned its own group of 2 to 5 preschool children, kindergarten children, 1st graders or 2nd graders (4 to 8 years of age).

The program’s mission can be summed up in one key word: ENJOYMENT. The enjoyment of having someone read you a story, of reading yourself, of sharing and creating a bond.

Lire et faire lire has two main objectives:

  • Foster a love of books and reading in children
  • Build intergenerational connections

Interested in being part of this fabulous adventure?  


Becoming a Lire et faire lire volunteer reader is easy!

You must:

  • Love children and reading
  • Be 50 years of age or older
  • Be available during the day, one hour per week for eight consecutive weeks (between September and May)
  • Be able to make your way to the school in your area that is part of the program
  • Be able to read in French

You will then be able to:

  • Take part in an intergenerational activity focused on the joy of books and reading
  • Share your love of books and reading
  • Share and discuss with a small group of 2 to 5 children between the ages of 4 and 8, allowing them to benefit from your life experience
  • Meet other interesting volunteer readers

You must register before Monday, July 31, 2017. The activity takes place between September 2017 and May 2018.  

Selected volunteers will be contacted in August 2017.

Volunteer seniors: register at the Saint-Lazare Library where you will be assigned a school or daycare within the Saint-Lazare territory.

Schools and daycares within the Saint-Lazare territory: Do you wish to have volunteer seniors come to your classrooms to read to your students in French? Register at the Library.  

In person at 1275 Du Bois Street, Saint-Lazare (QC)  J7T 3B5

By phone at 450 424-8000, extension 212

By email at



Summer Reading Club

The library is pleased to invite children 13 years of age and under to take part in the tenth edition of the 2018 Summer Reading Club by TD Bank in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada (LAC). The goal of the club is to foster a love of reading and help students maintain their skills throughout the summer.

Prerequisite: Be a member of the library and hold a resident card (carte du citoyen).

Registration: From June 26 to August 17, parents are invited to register their children between the ages of 6 and 13 by visiting the library during regular hours of operation. They can also register their children between the ages of 0 and 5 by committing to reading them several stories.

Children who wish to participate will receive a journal in which they can keep track of the books they have read. Library clerks will stamp their journal for every 5 books they read.

A closing party for the program will be held on Monday, August 27 at 7 p.m. as a way of rewarding the efforts made by our young readers throughout the summer.

Required registration and can be done at the library beginning on June 26.

Children can register for the reading club anytime throughout the summer.





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