Montréal offers a wide variety of free online activities to brighten your day. Explore new horizons from the comfort of your home. Get your fill of reading materials, lectures, workshops, performances, visual arts and more, at your fingertips.
Reading, conferences and workshops
Did you know that you can borrow more than 40,000 books in English and French in digital format, and more than 7,000 audio books? You can also read online versions of more than 5,000 newspapers and magazines in 60 languages, from 100 countries! Enjoy hours of reading without having to leave your home.
Looking for new reading ideas? Les Irrésistibles, the online French-language book club offered by Montréal’s libraries, offer up a treasure trove of literary discoveries . With its weekly newsletter (in French) and a Web site with thousands of top picks, it’s a gold mine for readers looking for great French books to discover.
Courses and workshops for adults
Passionate about cooking? Want to polish your writing skills? Montréal’s libraries offer many events and online workshops for all ages: Writing, cooking or computer workshops, language courses, music lessons, creative leisure activities, and more. Reservations required.
Virtual readings and lectures for seniors
People aged 65 and older can register for a virtual reading service, offered by telephone or videoconference. You can also attend a series of online lectures and workshops on the theme of health and digital technologies.
The city’s arts centres offer a wide variety of shows and activities available via webcast during the day, evening and on weekends. On the program: plays and virtual exhibitions, movies, dance, song and concerts.
Public art makes a house call
Thought-provoking art works
Hundreds of works of art liven up public spaces in Montréal. Watch a video to discover five recent creations and the people who made them.
Want to see more? View the more than 350 works in Montréal’s public art collection from the comfort of your living room.
Take in the colourful and creative murals that decorate the city’s walls on a virtual tour.
History of Montréal and Montrealers
Calling all history buffs: The Mémoires des Montréalais encyclopedia (in French) contains more than 550 articles and themed files that let you relive the history of Montréal through the words of the people who made it.