The Montréal libraries offer varied workshops and conferences for seniors. From health to science to digital technologies, enjoy a diverse program from the comfort of your own home.
Workshops on digital technologies
Every Friday in the fall, you can learn about digital technologies. Register for a series of workshops offered in collaboration with AlphaNumérique.
Android tablet- Part 2
Date: Friday, November 26, 2 p.m.
Introduction to the concept of cloud computing (in French)
Date: Friday, December 3, 2 p.m.
Cloud computing is a technology that allows computer data to be stored on mega-servers. Find out about cloud services and how to use them.
#30 sec to check it out: Fighting fake news (in French)
Date: Friday, December 10, 2 p.m
Fake news is designed to fool and misinform people. It may look real, but don’t fall for it! This workshop offers practical tips on how to detect different forms of fake news and ways to verify information before sharing it.
#30 sec to check it out: Why makes fake news go viral (in French)
Date: Friday, December 17, 2 p.m.
Why is fake news so popular on the web? Do emotions make it spread? This workshop will help you better understand the phenomenon of fake news, the challenges of misinformation and the role you can play. Learn what techniques journalists use to fact check information.
Conferences on health
Want to learn more about health-related topics? Don’t miss the online conferences hosted by science journalist Valérie Borde (in French).
Food fraud: Hard to stomach (in French)
Discover the ugly truth behind food fraud. Honey cut with sugar, adulterated olive oil, fake local products…More and more food is being tampered with. What strategies are fraudsters using? How can you avoid being duped?
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Speaker: Gabrielle Vatin, student at Laval University in allergen science and food regulation, including food fraud cases.
Vaccines from A to Z (in French)
From COVID to many other diseases, vaccines save lives and prevent a great deal of suffering. This lecture covers how vaccines work, how safe they are, and the risks and benefits of vaccinating the public.
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Speaker: Professor Alain Lamarre has been conducting research on antiviral immune responses and vaccines for more than 20 years, including those to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the source of COVID-19. He is a member of the scientific watch committee of the Réseau québécois COVID-Pandémie.
These health lectures are offered by the Bibliothèques de Montréal in collaboration with the Centre d’excellence Déclic sur le dialogue entre les scientifiques et le public (Centre Déclic).
Calling all science buffs: Don’t miss the conferences given by enthusiastic experts.
Beyond genes: Putting cancer in perspective (in French)
Genetic mutations are associated with the development of cancer, but they do not cause this disease. Cancer cells can change their metabolism to transform their identity and adapt to their environment, which can stimulate tumour growth and defy cancer treatments. Learn more about these complex phenomena and their major role in cancer progression.
Date: Monday, November 29, 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Geneviève Deblois, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Université de Montréal and Principal Investigator of the Epigenetic Mechanisms and Cancer Metabolism Research Unit at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of the l’Université de Montréal.
These science conferences are offered by the Bibliothèques de Montréal in collaboration with Les Belles Heures of Université de Montréal.
The online workshops and conferences are funded under the agreement on the cultural development of Montréal between Montréal and the Government of Québec.