“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 for January to April 2015.

We offer two-hour workshops on Computer 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 in the late Spring of 2015 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.

Helping Communities Respond: Preventing and Eliminating Cyberviolence

From 2014 to 2016, the Atwater Library and Computer Centre is conducting 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 January 22, 2015 we hosted Concordia University’s University of the Streets Café for a lively discussion on the moral implications of video games. The guest speaker was Mia Consalvo, Concordia Professor and Canada Research Chair in Game Studies and Design.

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 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.

Annual Benefit Cocktail Party a Great Success

Our 2014 benefit event took place on November 5 and generated record-high net proceeds to fund our programs and services. This boost is well timed since we had a drop in rental income during our recent renovations.

Guest of honour Bob Gainey addressed the 250 attendees and paid tribute to the Library’s important role in the community. Richard Pound spoke about the value of our 1920 heritage building and the need to raise more funds to complete the upgrading needed. Guests enjoyed smoked meat and other refreshments while listening to the Dave Turner Jazz Trio and admiring attractive silent auction displays.  Emcee Dennis Trudeau thanked event sponsors and donors on behalf of the Library.

Group of Key Guys

Guests Anne Fitzpatrick and Christine St. John

 

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