“Building Communities”

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Seed Library – Our Seed-Sharing Program


Click here to read all about the Atwater Library’s new Seed Library and find out how you can get and share seeds to promote food security. We launched our Seed Library on May 12, 2015 following more than a year of planning. For more information, contact Zile Ozols at zile@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344.

Computer and Digital Device Training

The schedule is available in brochure format at the Library and online. Click here to see the lineup for May through August 2015.

We offer two-hour workshops on Computer BasicsComputer SecurityDigital CamerasBuying a Computer, iPads and iPhonesScanning Photos and DocumentsSmartPhonesApps, and Skype.

We also offer private instruction at the Library or at your home or office – instruction that’s tailored to your individual needs.

For more information and to register, contact Kelley Rojas at kelley@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514 935-7344.

Celebrating Quebec’s English-language Writers

With funding from the Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) of Canadian Heritage, we are conducting activities to celebrate Quebec’s English-language writers, past and present. We’re calling this exciting project AWE (for Atwater Writers Exhibition) and it will culminate  on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 5 à 7 with the launch of an exhibition at the Library. We hope this will be the beginning of a Montreal Writers Museum. Click here for more information.

Free Financial Literacy Sessions – Advance Registration Required

We are offering free sessions on financial literacy for seniors. Free admission but the number of places is limited and advance registration is required. Click here for a list of all of our sessions.

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Preparing for a Meeting with a Financial Advisor
Facilitated by Véronique Salibur

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Two-Part Seminar on Fundamentals of Investing

Facilitated by André Morris and Carlo De Rose

WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Online Resources to Plan Your Grocery Shopping, Discover Local Deals, & Find Money-Saving Coupons: A Hands-on Workshop

Facilitated by Ellen Lee

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For information and to register, please contact Jennifer Guzzo at jguzzo@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344.

Helping Communities Respond: Preventing and Eliminating Cyberviolence

The Atwater Library and Computer Centre has embarked upon an important project funded by Status of Women Canada aimed at preventing and eliminating cyberviolence against girls and young women.

Cyberviolence (e.g. cyberbullying, Internet luring and cyberstalking) is a complex problem that requires a nuanced and multi-pronged approach. There is a pressing need to involve girls and young women in discussion with the wider community to define the problem, break down the institutional barriers that support it, and devise strategies to combat and eliminate it. That’s what we will do through this project.

On May 2, 2015, we co-hosted with McGill University’s Participatory Cultures Lab, at their premises, an invitational symposium called “Minding the Gaps: Identifying strategies to address gender-based (cyber)violence.” Concordia University’s Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) gave helpful support. The purpose of the symposium was to report and solicit feedback on our needs assessment and collectively develop strategies to address issues of gender-based cyberviolence. Stakeholders met each other, got updated on our project, shared information and insights into issues of cyberviolence, and learned about new opportunities for participation and collaboration.

For more information, contact Eric Craven at dlp@atwaterlibrary.ca.

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