“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 through April 2015. Click here to see the upcoming Summer 2015 session.

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, May 6, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
When Information Is Not Enough: Feelings, Emotions, and Beliefs About Money
Facilitated by Emily Reid

WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Elder Abuse, The Reality
Facilitated by Thurza Dufresne

WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Preparing for a Financial Adviser Meeting

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


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 Saturday, May 2, 2015 we are co-hosting 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) is giving support. The purpose of the symposium is to report and solicit feedback on our needs assessment and collectively develop strategies to address issues of gender-based cyberviolence. Stakeholders will have opportunities to meet each other, get updated on our project, share information and insights into issues of cyberviolence, and learn about new opportunities for participation and collaboration.

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

Digital Literacy Project
Serving Community Groups and Schools

The Digital Literacy Project is an initiative of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre through which we get community groups and schools using creative digital technologies. Over the past seven years we have worked with over 45 partner organizations and through them, more than 1,000 individuals ranging in age from 6 to 96.

Find out more about past initiatives on our blog.

On February 7, 2015, as part of Concordia University’s  “Movement Building One-day Teach-In,” Digital Literacy Project facilitators Rana Salah and Nina Pariser offered a workshop on using video and humour to address serious topics.

On January 20, 2015, Project Coordinator Eric Craven gave a presentation at the Community Learning Centre Teacher Institute on the topic of digital literacy and community-based learning.

For more information about the Atwater Library’s Digital Literacy Project, contact Project Coordinator Eric Craven at dlp@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344 ext’n 207.

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