“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

2017 Benefit Cocktail Party

Over 250 people attended our annual gala on November 1 and it was a tremendous success. Guest of Honour is Michael St. B. Harrison paid tribute to our organization and spoke eloquently about the importance of volunteerism that’s such a big part of our success. Global Montreal anchor/reporter Amanda Jelowicki served as emcee and the Dave Turner Jazz Trio played. The event generated over $70,000 net to support our programs and services, which is a vital part of our lean budget. We are very grateful to everyone who contributed, especially our generous corporate sponsors and silent auction donors.

Below is a picture of Westmount Mayor Christina Smith deep in conversation with the Guest of Honour. Click on the picture to see more photos of the event.

Status of Women Canada Minister Announces Funding

On August 9, 2017 Status of Women Canada Minister Maryam Monsef made a major announcement in our building that included funding for our three-year project addressing the problem of rape culture on college campuses. Click here for the full text.

The photo below shows our project co-cordinators Dr. Shanly Dixon and Community Development Librarian Eric Craven with the Minister.

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.

Nuit blanche à Montréal at the Atwater Library

On Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am, for Nuit blanche, we welcomed over 200 people to the Library for exciting new-media showcase events, the products of two of our community-based projects – one led by seniors and the other by youth. Eric Craven, our Digital Literacy Project Coordinator, was thrilled with the results and commented, “The night was a great success – wonderful collaborative project that was much more than the sum of its parts!”
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Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke at the Library

On January 28, 2016, George Elliott Clarke gave his first public reading since being appointed Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate, at the Atwater Library. He and poet Armand Garnet Ruffo shared an Atwater Poetry Project program that drew a capacity audience of over 110 people. The picture below, taken by photographer Martin C. Barry for the Westmount Independent, shows George Elliott Clarke by the podium with Armand Garnet Ruffo and others in the audience applauding him.

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