Lunchtime Series

The Atwater Library Lunchtime Series features once-a-week presentations by leading writers, musicians, intellectuals, scientists, and many more people sharing their knowledge and experience with the Atwater Library community. Lunchtime Series events usually take place on Thursdays (but sometimes are on other days), from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Admission is free though we do appreciate donations! Everyone is welcome and we serve coffee and biscuits.

Here’s what’s coming up:

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Drawn & Quarterly’s Tom Devlin explains “Every Single Thing about Comics You Will Ever Need to Know.”

FRIDAY, February 3, 2017 at 12:30 pm
To celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH, the IMANI Gospel Singers, directed by Marcia Bailey, perform a program of spiritual music and discuss the evolution of Black gospel music.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm
McGill professor and author Marc Raboy discusses his acclaimed book Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World, now nominated for major awards.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Writer and photographer Gabriel Safdie presents “The China Challenge: 33 years of work and travel in the Middle Kingdom.”

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Writers Paule Des Rivières and Raynald Petit with photographer Gabor Szilasi present the inspiring stories of some remarkable Quebecers who are over 80, drawing from their book Chemin faisant.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Author Elise Moser tells the inspiring story of Milly Zantow, who wanted to solve the problem of her town’s full landfill and ended up creating a global recycling standard — the system of numbers inside the little triangle on plastics. The talk is based on her book What Milly Did.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Filmmaker Peter Svatek discusses and screens excerpts from his latest film Theatre of Life about a remarkable soup kitchen in Milan.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm
To celebrate ST. PATRICK’S DAY, the five-piece band Dragún Bán performs a program of traditional Celtic and Celtic-inspired music. The musicians are Normand Bélanger (flute, mandolin, vocals), Claude Bertrand (guitar, bouzouki, vocals), Jennie Ferris (violin), Danielle LeBlond (mandolin), and Donna-Marie Sullivan (bodhrán, vocals).

Past Events

Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Glory of the Silk Road Through the Lens of Muslim Harji: A world traveller shows his fabulous photographs of archaeological sites, exotic bazaars, and mosques with colorful tiled domes and slender minarets.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Journalist, author and human rights activist Sally Armstrong gives a timely talk on “Women and the Trump factor – who’s likely to win?”

Please click here to view the past events list for September-December 2016.
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