“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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Holiday Schedule 

We’re CLOSED on FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 but OPEN Saturday and Monday as usual.

Living History Collection Launch

Wanda Potrykus, a participant in our seniors-led Living History Collection project, has written a series of articles for WestmountMag.ca online: “Birth of a local living history collection” — part 1 and part 2.

Calling Gardeners!

As the winter progresses and the days get longer, why not consult some of our great books on gardening and plan your projects for the spring and summer? One example is The New Seed-starters Handbook by Nancy Bubel. Remember that our Seed Library includes packets of seeds that we’re offering to the public.

Library’s Windows are being Conserved

We are partway through the process of conserving the windows in our 1919 heritage building. In late 2016 and 2017 the exterior of our main-floor arched windows and upstairs windows on three facades were done. The $400,000 cost was covered half by generous private donors and half by Parks Canada’s National cost-sharing program for heritage places.

Once the exterior windows are completed, we hope to tackle repairs to the masonry. The necessary funding has yet to be raised.

2017 Benefit Cocktail Party

Over 250 people attended our annual gala on November 1 and it was a tremendous success. Guest of Honour is Michael St. B. Harrison paid tribute to our organization and spoke eloquently about the importance of volunteerism that’s such a big part of our success. Global Montreal anchor/reporter Amanda Jelowicki served as emcee and the Dave Turner Jazz Trio played. The event generated over $70,000 net to support our programs and services, which is a vital part of our lean budget. We are very grateful to everyone who contributed, especially our generous corporate sponsors and silent auction donors.

Below is a picture of Westmount Mayor Christina Smith deep in conversation with the Guest of Honour. Click on the picture to see more photos of the event.

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