“Building Communities”

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

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Computer and Device Courses

Let us help you keep your New Year’s resolution to make technology work for you.

Click HERE for our schedule of useful courses and workshops.

Our patient and well-qualified instructors will give you confidence and useful skills.

Our class sizes are small (maximum 8, average 4) and we have the latest in equipment.

Bookshop Hours

Our volunteer-run Bookshop is open FOUR days a week – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – from 12 noon to 3:00 pm. We’re selling donated books, DVDs and CDs at bargain prices.

The Bookshop is located in the sous-sol near our Tupper Street entrances.

We welcome donations of books in good condition and ask donors to use our Tupper Street accessible entrance for deliveries.

Financial Literacy Online

Two or three times a month, usually on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, we conduct live online information sessions with Q&A on a variety of topics, including the following:

TAX-FREE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS (TFSAs)
REGISTERED RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLANS (RRSPs)
SOURCES OF INCOME IN RETIREMENT
INCOME TAX
BUDGETING BASICS
COPING WITH INFLATION
EATING WELL ON A BUDGET
LATE-LIFE LEGAL ISSUES
WILLS and MANDATES
POWERS OF ATTORNEY
PREVENTION OF FINANCIAL ABUSE and EXPLOITATION

Everyone is welcome and admission is free, thanks to funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage of the Government of Canada.

Go here for the schedule of upcoming events and for links to videos with helpful info about personal finances.

For more information about our Financial Literacy Program, please email lverge@atwaterlibrary.ca.

GIGOT Art Exhibition

We’re thrilled to have an exhibition of prints by GIGOT aka Mary Hughson on our top-floor mezzanine from October 2023 to March 2024.

Everyone is welcome to visit the exhibition during our public hours.

Click here to see thumbnail images of the 21 prints of watercolours of the Montreal area being exhibited. The artist is selling unframed prints for $150 each and donating a share of the proceeds to the Atwater Library.

 

Our 2023 Gala

Our Annual Benefit Cocktail Party was a tremendous success and raised funds that are a vital component of our lean budget for operations and programs. Held on November 1 in our own building, the gala evening featured live music by the Dave Turner Jazz Trio, an online auction and an exhibition of art by GIGOT aka Mary Hughson. We are grateful to our generous sponsors and donors as well as all who purchased tickets.

Guest of Honour Scott Jones gave an inspirational speech about the important role our organization has played in the development of Montreal over the course of 195 years since our founding as a mechanics’ institute. He also made a rousing call for community support!

Terry Mosher aka Aislin served as emcee and our President, Bruce Bolton, paid tribute to Scott Jones.

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