“Building Communities”

Co-Chaired by Richard W. Pound and W. David Angus, the second phase of the Capital Campaign aims to complete the renovation of our heritage building. Learn more

Latest News

Library’s Windows are being Conserved

We are partway through the process of conserving the windows in our 1919 heritage building. In late 2016 and early 2017 the exterior of the main-floor arched windows facing Atwater Avenue and Tupper Street were done. The cost was covered by an anonymous private donor with a matching grant from Parks Canada. Click here to see an announcement made by our Member of Parliament, Hon. Marc Garneau, on October 14, 2016.

In the summer of fall of 2017 we will be doing an additional $200,000 worth of windows conservation, starting with the exterior of the big arched windows on our north facade.

Once the exterior windows are completed, we hope to tackle repairs to the masonry. The necessary funding has yet to be raised.

Our 188th Birthday

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Our organization was established on November 21, 1828. In our vault we have the handwritten minutes of the first meeting, held on that date, and the digitized version is on the Archives page of this website. Moving with the times, we’ve changed our name, adopted new technologies, and responded to emerging needs. But all these years we’ve remained true to our founders’ vision of a well-educated and prosperous Montreal community.

Helping Communities Respond: Preventing and Eliminating Cyberviolence

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 through 2017.

On September 26, 2016, Shanly Dixon, PhD, Co-Coordinator of our project, appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on the Status of Women as part of their study of Violence against Young Women and Girls in Canada.

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Click here for more information.

Digital Literacy Project – Community Outreach

The Digital Literacy Project is an initiative of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre through which we foster positive digital citizenship and engage people in creative new media production. Since 2007 we have worked with over 50 partner organizations and schools and through them, more than 3,100 individuals of all ages and stages.

This fall we are partnering with Concordia University’s Department of Theatre for the fifth year in a row  – with students in a Theatre course called The Artist in Residence  – as well as Concordia graduate students with “The Right to the City: Cross-Disciplinary Pedagogy and the Politics of Montreal’s South-West.” We are helping the students create an online digital reflection of their experiences through social media, video and photography.

NEW Financial Literacy Workshops for Young Families

We’re expanding our successful Financial Literacy Program. Since January 2013 we have concentrated on serving seniors – people planning for retirement and already retired. With funding from Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) we are now offering workshops for expecting parents, new parents, guardians and grandparents. Click here for more information and the schedule.

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