CSL Library in full program bloom this May

This May, the CSL Library is kicking off a month chock full of programs with a delightful concert by the only professional recorder quartet ensemble in Canada, Flûte Alors! On Thursday, May 5 at 7 pm, they will be performing Bach ‘n’ Jazz, a concert both serious and casual, where masterpieces by the great Johann Sebastian Bach are skillfully paired with well-known and beloved jazz standards. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the library’s main circulation desk.

On Wednesday, May 11 at 7 pm Grace Powell, a Montreal Museum of Fine Arts guide, will give a sneak peek at the museum’s spectacular Pompeii—A Roman City exhibit featuring a multitude of archaeological artifacts that were frozen in time by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.  Ms Powell’s talk will bring to life this small provincial colony of the Roman Empire, offering an unforgettable glimpse into a world long past. This event is free of charge.

On Thursday, May 19 at 7 pm Elaine Kalman Naves will discuss the experience and challenge of writing her highly anticipated first work of fiction, The Book of Faith. The author of seven previous works of critically praised non-fiction, will read from her novel, which is set in Jewish Montreal at the turn of the twenty-first century. This event is free of charge.

On Wednesday May 25 at 2 pm, traveller extraordinaire François Tisseur will take you on a virtual trip through Rome. Discover a sprawling, cosmopolitan city rich in art, architecture and culture as you’ve never seen it before. This event is free of charge.
If you’d prefer hearing about current events, join us on Friday afternoons at 2 pm in May when Hershey Dwoskin offers his highly popular series “In the Headlines,” and gain a broader perspective about what lies behind the world news headlines. This series of lectures is free of charge.

Last but not least, if you haven’t had the opportunity to view the exquisite works of one of Canada’s pre-eminent wildlife sculptors, please stop by the library’s Art Gallery. You will experience the beauty and grandeur of the natural world through the eyes of artist Shalom Bloom in the exhibit of bronze works entitled Wildlife Sculptor. On Exhibit until May 29.

For more information about these events and programs, visit csllibrary.com or contact the library’s Programs Department at 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.


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