“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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On Tuesday, July 12, 2016 starting at 10:00 am we’re having our annual Lawn Book Sale. We’re offering a terrific variety of book, including lots of paperbacks, at rock-bottom prices!

Book Sale

2015 Lawn Book Sale

Downsizing and Honouring Memories: Seniors Helping Seniors

From the summer of 2016 to March 2017 we are conducting a project with the goal of harnessing and supplementing the skills of seniors to mentor their contemporaries on culling and sharing belongings and information for the benefit of future generations. The federal government’s New Horizons for Seniors Program is providing funding. The project coordinator is Eric Craven: dlp@atwaterlibrary.ca.

Calling Gardeners!

Our Seed Library has an assortment of useful resources for gardeners. We have an extensive collection of books on cultivating food and flowers, 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.

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.

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).

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