Other Fundraising Events

Past Events:

Lawn Book Sale and Barbecue a Success

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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Atwater Library BOOKS ROADSHOW*

WEDNESDAY, September 17, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm

Antiquarian booksellers Wilfrid de Freitas and Susan Ravdin are in the Atwater Library’s reading room to give an expert opinion on the value of your special books.

*FEE $2 per book for Atwater Library members and $3 per book for others. All proceeds will be used for Library improvements.


Fall Book Sale

The Atwater Library’s 2013 Fall Book Sale takes place in the main-floor reading room on Friday, October 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

On offer will be a great selection of art books, biographies, books on history, classic literature, best-sellers, and gift books, including special and rare collectibles — all at bargain prices!


2013 Lawn Book Sale and Barbecue

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

This year’s summer outdoor event takes place on Wednesday, July 17 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on our beautiful grounds.  We’ll offer a great array of summertime reading at super bargain prices and also tasty barbecued hotdogs.


Atwater Library BOOKS ROADSHOW

Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Antiquarian booksellers Wilfrid de Freitas and Susan Ravdin are in the Library’s reading room to give an expert opinion on the value of people’s special books.

*FEE $2 per book for Atwater Library members and $3 per book for others. All proceeds will go towards Library improvements.


2013 Scrabble FUNdraiser with World Champions – Pledge Sheets Available

Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 12:45 to 4:00 pm

Scrabble Fundraiser

On Saturday, April 20 from 12:45 to 4:00 pm Scrabble enthusiasts are invited to the Library’s Reading Room to watch world champions David Boys and Joel Wapnick in action and to have a chance to match wits with them. There’ll be two games. In the first, players will be able to pay $5 to have a champion play their turn. The second will include opportunities to be one of several simultaneous challengers of a champion.

Prizes will be awarded for skill and luck — for highest game score, highest word score, highest score against a champion … and lucky chair! There’ll also be a special prize for the most money raised for the Atwater Library.

The registration fee is $50 minimum ($20 for children). Pledge sheets are available online and at the Library’s circulation desk. You’re encouraged to get contributions from your relatives and friends. All proceeds will support Atwater Library educational and cultural programs, and we’ll issue tax receipts for donations of $15 and more.

For more information, contact Aude McDermott at amcdermott@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344 ext’n 204.


Atwater Library Black Collection to be Expanded

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Atwater Library’s Black Collection got a big boost on July 27, 2012 when Dr. Dorothy Williams, Montreal Black community historian, renowned author and local archivist, made a donation of $1,370 from funds raised at a reception following the recent premiere screening of a documentary film called Harlem USA, and from funds given by Louise Beaugrand-Champagne.

Richard Lord, Honorary Life Member of the Atwater Library and former Board member, accepted the gift for the Library at a ceremony in the Reading Room attended by Gemma Raeburn, Black community leader, Susan McGuire, former Executive Director of the Library who started the Black Collection in 2005, and other Library supporters and staff.

The Black Collection now comprises almost 500 books and movies about Black history and culture, and/or works by Black authors and filmmakers. To see the selection, go to our online catalogue, choose “Anywhere” and enter “Black Collection” (with quotation marks).


Book Sale and BBQ Raises Over $745 for the Library!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Trafalgar School Raises Funds for Atwater Library

Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4, 2012

On May 3 and 4, 2012 Trafalgar School for Girls held a book sale in support of the Atwater Library, raising over $350. The Library will use these funds for our Digital Literacy Project through which we partner with community groups and schools to get participants using creative digital technologies to express themselves and build their communities. Last year the Library worked with Trafalgar School on two Gender and Mass Media workshops and we’re looking forward to more collaboration this fall. A big THANK YOU to Trafalgar School for their support!


Atwater Library BOOKS ROADSHOW

Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Antiquarian booksellers Wilfrid de Freitas and Susan Ravdin were in the Library’s reading room to give an expert opinion on the value of people’s special books.
*FEE $2 per book for Atwater Library members and $3 per book for others. All proceeds are used for Library improvements.


SILENT MOVIE SCREENING with PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT

Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a 1920 silent horror film, was screened in the Library’s 1920 auditorium with Jamie Woollard providing accompaniment on our vintage upright piano.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari was directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. It is one of the most influential of German Expressionist films and is considered one of the greatest horror movies of the silent era and credited with introducing the twist ending in cinema.

Admission: Pay what you c
an. Tax receipts for donations of $15 and more.
All proceeds will go to the Atwater Library’s community educational and cultural programs.


Lawn Book Sale and BBQ

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 10:00 am

A wide variety of lightly-used paperbacks and hardcover books – all for a song!
Delicious barbecued hotdogs and soft drinks available for a donation to the library.


Atwater Library Scrabble FUNdraiser

Click here to see a Westmount Examiner story headlined “Scrabble champs put the fun back into fundraising”.

Atwater Library Scrabble FUNdraiser was set for the afternoon of Saturday, April 2 with world champions Joel Wapnick and David Boys. Here’s a picture of the two champions in action at the 2009 event (standing and wearing black).

The registration fee was $50 minimum for adults and $20 for children (under 18).  Tax receipts were issued for individual donations of $15 and more.

The emphasis was on fun and learning, rather than serious competition.  There was a chance to watch Montreal’s world champions Joel Wapnick and David Boys in action.  Participants paid $5 to have one of the champions play a turn for them; it was a “legal cheat”. In the second half, they had the chance to be one of six mere mortals up against a champion.  See what Wikipedia says about them:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Boys

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Wapnick

There were refreshments and prizes for best scores, lucky seats and most money raised for the Atwater Library.  Scrabble sets were donated by Hasbro Canada.


Silent Movie Screening With Live Piano Accompaniment

Sunday, March 27 at 6:30 pm

Buster Keaton’s 1926 silent comedy film The General was screened at the Library’s 1920s auditorium with Jamie Woollard providing accompaniment on our vintage upright piano. The doors opened at 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm.

*Admission was “pay what you can”. Two Canadian short films by Erin Weisgerber were shown first and the screening of The General was over at 8:30. Refreshments were available. All proceeds went to the Atwater Library’s community educational and cultural programs. Tax receipts for donations of $15 and more.


Judy Garland Tribute benefit event

Tuesday, May 11 2010 at 6:00 pm

Judy Garland   John Meyer

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