“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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2015 Benefit Event is November 4 – Tickets Available!

The highlight of our annual fundraising campaign is our Benefit Cocktail Party and Silent Auction. Our 2015 event is set for Wednesday, November 4 when our heritage building will be beautifully transformed into a party venue.

This year’s Guest of Honour is Lionel J. Blanshay, a stellar member of our Board of Directors for twelve years until his retirement earlier this year. As in past years, eminent journalist Dennis Trudeau is our emcee and the Dave Turner Jazz Trio are playing.

Tickets priced at $150 (tax receipt for $125) are available at the Library from Tanya Mayhew: phone 514-935-7344 ext’n 203 or email tmayhew@atwaterlibrary.ca. We accept payment by cheque (payable to Atwater Library), Visa or MasterCard.

The 2015 benefit event will build on the momentum of highly successful fundraising events held in each of the past nine years. Last year’s event, with guest of honour Bob Gainey, drew a capacity crowd, generated excitement about our organization – and contributed over $90,000 net for community educational and cultural programs and services. These proceeds form an essential portion of our lean operating budget.

Group of Key Guys 2014 Benefit Event Guests – L-R: Richard Pound, Terry Mosher, Bob Gainey, Lionel Blanshay and Marshall Wansbrough

Computer and Digital Device Training

The schedule is available in brochure format at the Library and online. Click here to see our courses and workshops up to December 2015.

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.

Helping Communities Respond: Preventing and Eliminating Cyberviolence

The Atwater Library and Computer Centre is conducting important project funded by Status of Women Canada aimed at preventing and eliminating cyberviolence against girls and young women. Work started in 2014 and continues until mid-2016. Click here for more information.

Our Heritage Building is Being Upgraded

The Atwater Library’s 1919 heritage building is now being upgraded so that we comply in full with fire and safety codes and are better equipped to serve the community. In late 2013 and the first half of 2014, most code compliance work was done, including the installation of a sprinkler system throughout. Fundraising continues for further rehabilitation to ensure preservation of the fine elements of our 95-year-old structure and to improve its suitability for community use. Click here for more information.

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