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Beatles in the garden behind the Côte Saint-Luc library

Côte Saint-Luc, August 11, 2009 – A Beatles tribute band will perform a free outdoor concert on Sunday, August 23 at 4pm at Ashkelon Gardens behind the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library.

Day Tripper will perform a concert of Beatles favourites. They have a vast repertoire, authentic costumes, vintage instruments and musical skill, and are passionate about the lads from Liverpool. Bring a folding chair and enjoy the music, and don’t worry about beetles.

Thola Rusike demonstrates southern African cooking at the Eleanor London Côte Saint Luc Public Library

Côte Saint-Luc, July 6, 2009 – Thola Rusike will demonstrate southern African cooking on Thursday, July 9 at 6:30pm at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library. Tickets for this program are $5.

This program is part of the second-annual Côte Saint-Luc Reads event, which is highlighted by a series of thematically-linked programs based on a specially chosen book that all residents are encouraged to read. This year’s selection is The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill and the accompanying theme is African culture and history in Canada.

Aboriginal culture highlighted at art exhibit in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, July 6, 2009 – Prints by Alanis Obomsawin and sculptures by Christine Sioui Wawanoloath will be on display at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library from July 9 to August 16 in an exhibit called Abenaki Women Making Art.

Event at Côte Saint-Luc library revisits New France trial of an African slave in 1734

Côte Saint-Luc, June 22, 2009 – The public will have the chance on July 2 to judge a controversial 275-year-old case involving an African slave living in New France accused of burning down parts of Old Montreal.

The Trial of the Slave Angélique event takes places at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library on July 2 at 7pm.

Côte Saint-Luc to honour women who protected Anne Frank during the Second World War at Human Rights Walkway on July 1

Côte Saint-Luc, June 16, 2009 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc will unveil a plaque honouring Miep Gies on the city’s Human Rights Walkway on Wednesday, July 1 at 5:30pm. Miep Gies is one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank and her family during the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands during the Second World War. After Anne’s arrest and deportation, Gies discovered and preserved her diary, which was published after the war.

Côte Saint-Luc delivers new covered blue bins on wheels

Côte Saint-Luc, June 15, 2009 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc will begin delivering new covered blue bins on wheels to its 4,900 single-family homes and duplexes starting on Thursday, June 18.

“The new bin will be easier to bring to the curb because it has wheels and its cover will prevent items from blowing away,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said. “Also, residents can now mix paper, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass. There is no need to sort your recyclable anymore.”

Photographer Linda Rutenberg to exhibit in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, May 28, 2009 – Photographer Linda Rutenberg will exhibit The Garden at Night, a collection of her photos taken after dark in botanical gardens around the world, at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library from May 28 to July 5.

Linda Rutenberg photographs the secret lives of plants at night and reveals a luminous landscape.  

Côte Saint-Luc is happy Montreal commission recommends that Meadowbrook remain green

Côte Saint-Luc, May 28, 2009 – A commission of the Montreal agglomeration council studying green space protection recommended yesterday that Meadowbrook golf course be designated an eco-territory, which would protect it from urban development.

Montreal author Ann Charney to discuss her latest novel at the Eleanor London Côte Saint Luc Public Library

Côte Saint-Luc, May 28, 2009 – Author Ann Charney will be reading and discussing her third novel Distantly Related to Freud on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30pm at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library.

The event entitled Ann Charney and Guy Rodgers in Conversation: Memories of Time and Place is presented in partnership by the library and the Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF). This event is part of the QWF’s Writers Out Loud series. It is presented with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Membership drive at the Côte Saint-Luc Senior Social Club

Côte Saint-Luc, May 20, 2009 – The Côte Saint-Luc Senior Social Club is in the middle of membership drive at the Senior Social Centre located at the Côte Saint-Luc Shopping Centre (7101 Côte Saint-Luc Rd., suite 203).

Existing and new members are encouraged to register by Friday, May 29 but can also join the club at any time during the year. The membership fee is $25 per year.

Côte Saint-Luc Public Works director to collect garbage for charity

Côte Saint-Luc, May 15, 2009 – The director of the Public Works Department in Côte Saint-Luc will ride the back of a city garbage truck on Tuesday, May 19 and collect household trash to raise money for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“Our city crews are pretty efficient so I hope I don’t slow them down too much,” said David Tordjman, who heads the Public Works and Urban Planning departments. “Some of our crews don’t think I’ll even survive the shift, but I hope to surprise them.”

Côte Saint-Luc Reads presents a series author discussions and events related to African culture and history in Canada

Côte Saint-Luc, May 12, 2009 – The second annual Côte Saint-Luc Reads from June 18 to July 9 is a city-wide initiative aimed at inspiring residents to all read the same book and to discuss it with friends, family and neighbours.

This year’s award-winning book, The Book of Negroes, is about the life of a young girl captured in Africa and transported and sold as a slave colonial America who then escapes to Canada during the Revolutionary War and eventually sails back to Africa.

Second property tax installment due on May 28 in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, May 11, 2009 – The second installment of the Côte Saint-Luc property tax bill is due on Thursday, May 28, 2009. Tax payers can pay the bill using online banking, telephone banking, in person at their bank, at Côte Saint-Luc city hall (5801 Cavendish Blvd.) weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm or by mail. If paying in person, residents should bring their bill payment stubs.

For more information, call 514-485-6800 weekdays between 8:30am and 4:30pm or visit

I Musici celebrate their 25th anniversary with a concert performance in Côte Saint-Luc

Côte Saint-Luc, May 4, 2009 – The musical group I Musici will perform a concert at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium in Côte Saint-Luc on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm.

The concert is presented by the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée and the Eleanor London Côte Saint Luc Public Library. I Musici is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Tickets for this concert are $10 each. The Harold Greenspon Auditorium is located at Côte Saint-Luc City Hall, 5801 Cavendish Blvd.

Côte Saint-Luc crime prevention volunteer patrollers log more than 65,000km

Côte Saint-Luc, April 27, 2009 – In the month of March, Côte Saint-Luc Volunteer Citizens on Patrol (vCOP) logged 375 hours patrolling 2,550km of city streets, thereby adding an extra layer of protection to residents, says the council member responsible for public safety.

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