Lunchtime Series – September to December 2014

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Janet Torge, Project Manager of Radical Resthomes, discusses housing options that allow seniors to stay in charge of their lifestyle as they age.
With funding from Autorité des marchés financiers.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Writer and photographer Louise Abbott gives an illustrated presentation on her new book, volume 1 of Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History / Une histoire illustrée. This hard-cover coffee-table book runs 308 pages and has a bilingual text illustrated with more than 250 photos.

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Author Victor Breedon gives an illustrated presentation on his new book Best Regards Freddie. The book presents two different perspectives on the early years of the 20th century when the world changed so dramatically. It features 200 postcards exchanged by a “modestly middle class” British family and also the World War I diary of Montrealer Beverley Moysey, who experienced the brutality of trench warfare.

FRIDAY, September 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm
John Grew and Thomas Leslie give a talk on the great organs of Montreal and the Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC) taking place in Montreal from October 7 to 26 and featuring the world’s leading organists. John Grew is a McGill University Professor of Music and University Organist as well as being the CIOC’s Artistic Director. Thomas Leslie is Executive Director of the International Competition.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Filmmaker Malcolm Clarke presents and discusses his film The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. The film is about Alice Herz Sommer, who at 109 years of age was the world’s oldest pianist … and oldest holocaust survivor.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Acclaimed soprano Suzie LeBlanc performs a few Canadian songs inspired by the poetry of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Elizabeth Bishop and discusses Bishop’s connections to Nova Scotia and to music.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Journalist and commentator Dennis Trudeau gives an illustrated presentation on his recent travels in Borneo, including Kalimantan on the Indonesia side and Sarawak and Sabah on the Malaysian side.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm
CJAD newscaster Andrew Peplowski moderates a program on school board elections with Quebec English School Boards Association President David D’Aoust and the two candidates for Chair of the English Montreal School Board (EMSB), Anne Lagacé Dowson and Angela Mancini.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 12:30 pm
“Fallen Bodies — A Halloween Crime Fiction Event” features writers Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan and Peter Kirby discussing their latest crime novels. This event is jointly hosted by the Atwater Library and the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Writers Out Loud series, with funding for the authors from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Writers Bryan Demchinsky and Elaine Kalman Naves engage in a conversation about Quebec’s great English-language writers of the past. This discussion is part of the Atwater Library’s celebration of English-language writers that will involve other activities and culminate in an exhibition in the Spring of 2015. With support from Community Cultural Action Fund, Canadian Heritage.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Sandra Phillips, author of Smart Shopping Montreal, discusses how to save money while keeping Montreal businesses in business.
With funding from Autorité des marchés financiers

Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Award-winning author Kathleen Winter discusses her new book Boundless about her journey through the Northwest Passage, one of five finalists for the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Click here for a glowing review in The Globe and Mail.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm
The celebrated cartoonist and writer Terry Mosher (Aislin) gives an illustrated presentation on his latest book of political cartoons.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Gifted singer Barbara Lewis performs festive holiday songs, accompanied by Jeffrey May on guitar. There will be a sing-along for the final 15 minutes of the concert.

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