“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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Computer and Digital Device Training

The schedule is available in brochure format at the Library and online. Click here to see the lineup up to the end of August 2015. Stay tuned for the Fall schedule that will be out shortly.

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.

Atwater Writers Exhbition (AWE)

On May 28, 2015 we hosted a gala reception to launch the Atwater Writers Exhibition (AWE). Well-known cartoonist Terry Mosher (Aislin) hosted the event that attracted a throng of writers and Library supporters.

Click here to see Global TV coverage, including an interview with Terry Mosher and AWE project coordinator Elise Moser.

The exhibition continues through 2015 and is open to the public. 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, 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

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Security and Online Banking

Facilitated by Elizabeth Perrin

WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Financial Self-Defense & Money Management

Facilitated by Catherine Rahal & Susan Nichol

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.

Annual Benefit Cocktail Party a Great Success

Our 2014 benefit event took place on November 5 and generated record-high net proceeds to fund our programs and services. This boost is well timed since we had a drop in rental income during our recent renovations.

Guest of honour Bob Gainey addressed the 250 attendees and paid tribute to the Library’s important role in the community. Richard Pound spoke about the value of our 1920 heritage building and the need to raise more funds to complete the upgrading needed. Guests enjoyed smoked meat and other refreshments while listening to the Dave Turner Jazz Trio and admiring attractive silent auction displays.  Emcee Dennis Trudeau thanked event sponsors and donors on behalf of the Library.

Group of Key Guys

Guests Anne Fitzpatrick and Christine St. John


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