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Latest News

Knit with Love! Valentine’s Scarf Workshop

On Saturday, January 30, 2016, knitters are crocheters responded to our invitation to bring to the Library a finished or almost-finished handmade scarf (wool or a wool blend, preferably) in Valentine’s colours.

Expert knitter Arlene Lund was on hand to show finishing touches, e.g. how to make pom-poms, tassels, fringes, etc. Participants wrote lovely messages on gift tags that were provided.

The completed scarves are on display in the Library’s atrium until Thursday, February 11 and then will be given for Valentine’s Day to clients of Chez Doris, a Montreal charity.


Computer and Digital Device Training

We can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions to upgrade your computer skills and get the most out of your digital devices.

Click here to see our schedule for January to April 2016. It’s also available in print format.

We offer two-hour workshops on Computer BasicsComputer SecurityDigital CamerasBuying a Computer, iPads and iPhonesScanning Photos and DocumentsSmartphonesApps, and Skype.

We also give 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.

Can you spare 5 minutes to help us serve you better?

Please complete a short online questionnaire and let us know your views about our programs and services.

What do you like about what we are doing now? How can we improve?

The survey is user-friendly and anonymous. Google Forms tabulates the results and gives them to us without identifying you or other respondents.

Click here to start answering the survey questions.

Another option is to fill out a paper version of the questionnaire in the Library’s atrium and deposit it in the return box by the circulation desk.

It’s fast and easy… but very important to the future of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre! Your response will provide valuable information for our planning and fundraising.

Almost 250 people completed the questionnaire at the end of 2015 and we’re hoping for more responses now.

AWEsome Holiday Book Fair

The Atwater Library’s 2015 Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair, featuring Quebec-published and Quebec-written books in English, was a smash success. Held in our auditorium on the last weekend of November, it attracted throngs of book lovers who made purchases, got autographs and chatted with the 50 or so authors participating. Click here for elaboration and pictures.

The Atwater Writers Exhibition (AWE) launched on our main floor in May 2015 continues to attract visitors, including school groups. The exhibition continues through 2016 and is open to the public during our regular hours.

The focus in early 2016 will be on playwrighting, literary translation, spoken word and young-adult (YA) writers.

Click here for more information about AWE – the Exhibition and the activities.

Library’s 2015 Benefit Event a Great Success!

Over 250 people turned out for the Atwater Library’s annual gala on November 4. The event generated over $70,000 net for the Library’s community education programs — funds that are essential to cover the cost of programs and services.

We thank our generous sponsors and donors as well as the party guests who spent money in our silent auction. Click here to see several wonderful pictures.

The picture below shows Guest of Honour Lionel J. Blanshay with 2010 honoree Alex K. Paterson. Lionel made an outstanding contribution to the organization in the twelve years he served on the Board of Directors (2003-2015).

Blanshay and Paterson

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