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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deanna Kazina conducts an information session on the Atwater Library Seed Library, a seed-sharing program for everyone in the Montreal region. Topics include the state of the world’s seeds, genetic diversity, pollination, and conservation methods. The session will also feature salsa making as apart of a seed-saving demonstration. For more information, contact Deanna Kazina at deanna@actioncommuniterre.
The second season of Atwater Library Digital Music-Making for Seniors kicks off with a two-hour workshop for musically-oriented seniors who want to learn how to use computers to record and create music. For information, contact Digital Literacy Project Coordinator Eric Craven at email@example.com.