“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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AGM on May 17

The Annual General Meeting of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre takes place on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm in our main-floor reading room. Reports of highlights of the past year will be presented, including audited financial statements for 2015.

We Salute Our Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to our organization’s success in providing community educational and social programs. During National Volunteer Week, on Thursday, April 14, 2016, we feted them with a reception.

Over 175 volunteers supplement the work of our nine full-time-equivalent paid staff. Volunteers serve our clients at our circulation desk and Computer Centre help desk, run our Book Sale Room, help host events, share digital media expertise, repair furniture, beautify our grounds, and raise funds to ensure our financial viability.

We welcome more volunteers. Click here to find out how you can become involved.

Calling Gardeners!

Our Seed Library has resources to get you started this season. We have an extensive collection of books on gardening and seed saving. One example is Starting Seeds: How To Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers From Seed by Barbara W. Ellis. We’re also offering packets of seeds — beans, peas, lettuce and other vegetables.



Write, Share, Speak: Spoken Word Performance

On the weekend of March 19-20, 2016, creative writing and spoken-word performance flowered at the Atwater Library. Following an intensive Saturday workshop for teens and seniors, there was exciting public performance on Sunday afternoon attended by 70 people. Leading Montreal spoken-word artists Chris Masson, Moe Clark, Tanya Evanson, Jason “Blackbird” Selman and Cat Kidd shared our auditorium stage with seniors and youth they had mentored earlier in the weekend… and magic resulted! This was a co-production of the Library’s Atwater Writers Exhibition (AWE) and the Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF).

Nuit blanche à Montréal at the Atwater Library

On Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am, for Nuit blanche, we welcomed over 200 people to the Library for exciting new-media showcase events, the products of two of our community-based projects – one led by seniors and the other by youth. Eric Craven, our Digital Literacy Project Coordinator, was thrilled with the results and commented, “The night was a great success – wonderful collaborative project that was much more than the sum of its parts!”


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