“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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Pokémon GO 101

Find out what the hype is about!

On Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, we’re giving a free introduction to Pokémon GO. Take a walking tour with Pokémon GO enthusiast Nicola Sibthorpe (Level 18). Learn how to download the app. Catch Pokémon. Battle a gym. Find and use Pokéstops.

Advance registration is required. To reserve your spot, contact Tanya Mayhew at tmayhew@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344.

Participants should bring a fully charged smartphone and charger. If you just want to see how the game works, you can tag along. Depending on the weather, you may need sunscreen, a hat, and water.

To listen to an interview Nicola did on CJAD about Pokémon GO, click here.

NEW Financial Literacy Workshops for Young Families

Please help us by filling out a short questionnaire!

We are happy to announce plans to expand our successful Financial Literacy Program. Since January 2013 we have concentrated on serving seniors — people planning for retirement and already retired.

We’re now preparing to pilot information sessions for young families, thanks to funding from Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF).

Family with baby

We’ll soon offer expecting parents, new parents, and other caregivers financial education workshops — brand-neutral sessions for small-sized groups. Babies and young children will be welcome to accompany their parents or guardians and remain in the same room.

We’ll will cover a variety of financial topics that are useful to new moms, dads, grandparents and guardians — topics related to budgeting, saving, and investing.

This is where we need your input!

If you’re in our target audience, please help ensure our programming meets your needs by answering a few questions in our online survey. It takes less than five minutes.

Click here for the short questionnaire.

If you would like more information, please contact Victoria McKinlay at victoria@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344.

2016 Benefit Event – Save the date!

The highlight of our annual fundraising campaign is a Benefit Cocktail Party and Silent Auction on Wednesday, November 2 in our beautiful heritage building. This year’s Guest of Honour is Hon. W. David Angus, Co-Chair of the Atwater Library Capital Campaign and generous contributor to our organization. Click here for more information. Tickets priced at $150 ($125 tax receipt) are available from Tanya Mayhew at 514-935-7344.

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.

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