“Building Communities”

Co-Chaired by Richard W. Pound and W. David Angus, the second phase of the Capital Campaign aims to complete the renovation of our heritage building. Learn more

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Our AGM is May 16 at 6:00 pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre is being held in our main-floor reading room on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm. There will be reports by officers and the Executive Director, presentation of audited financial statements for 2016, and election of the board of directors for the year ahead. Everyone is welcome.

Free Writing Workshops for Teens and Pre-Teens

The 2017 Blue Met Literary Festival is offering four writing workshops for teens and pre-teens on Saturday, April 29 at the Atwater Library. Click here for a poster with details. Reserve your spot by emailing workshop coordinator Derek Webster, derekwebster@me.com.

Creative Activities for Canada’s 150th

During 2017 we’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation by engaging people in writing 150-word fiction and non-fiction pieces, and making 150-second videos about aspects of being Canadian.

There was a great response to our flash 150 Words for 150 Years writing contest…and we’re thrilled! There were three categories — Youth (20 and under), 21-and-up Fiction, and 21-and-up Nonfiction. Results will be announced in May. The writing contest is part of our 2016-2018 AWE III project funded by the Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) of Canadian Heritage.

Our Canada in 150 Seconds: 150-second Videos by 150 Montrealers for Canada’s 150th project is running throughout the year. Coordinator Eric Craven is working with several community partners including Saint Columba House, James Lyng High School, Trafalgar School for Girls, Concordia University and Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT). The video project is funded by Fondation du Grand Montréal (FGM).

We’re having a 150th Day Party on TUESDAY, May 30 for participants in both projects. We’ll exhibit their work and present prizes to the writing contest winners. Stay tuned for details.

Seed Sowing Season is Here!

Our Seed Library has an assortment of resources for gardeners. We have an extensive collection of books on cultivating food and flowers, and starting seeds indoors. An example is Starting Seeds: How to Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers from Seed by Barbara W. Ellis. We also offer packets of seeds — beans, peas, lettuce and other vegetables.

Library’s Big Arched Windows are being Conserved

A generous anonymous donor and Parks Canada are providing funding for the conservation of the exterior of our main-floor arched windows on the facades facing Atwater Avenue and Tupper Street. These large windows are a key architectural feature of our heritage building.

Click here to see an announcement made by our Member of Parliament, Hon. Marc Garneau, on October 14, 2016.

More funds are required to complete the conservation of our windows and to do masonry repairs and cleaning.

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