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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

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2017 Benefit Cocktail Party

Our 2017 benefit event takes place on Wednesday, November 1 in our beautiful heritage building. As in previous years, the party will include a fabulous silent auction and tasty smoked meat. Global Montreal anchor/reporter Amanda Jelowicki is emceeing and the fabulous Dave Turner Jazz Trio are playing.

This year’s Guest of Honour is Michael St. B. Harrison in recognition of his generous and effective community service as a volunteer, advocate and donor, as well as his important contributions to the economy of Montreal.

Tickets priced at $150 are now available online through CanadaHelps ($125 tax receipt).

For more information, please email tmayhew@atwaterlibrary.ca.

Reduced Hours of Operation for Benefit Event

To accommodate our annual fundraising event (details above) our hours of operation have to be reduced.

TUES., Oct. 31 — We close at 4 pm.
WED., Nov. 1 — We’re CLOSED ALL DAY.
THURS., Nov. 2 — We reopen at 1 pm.


From September 2017 through January 2018, in the spirit of nationwide reconciliation the Atwater Library is hosting Atwater Reads the TRC. This is a guided community reading of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to help build meaningful and open relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the Montreal region.

The co-facilitators of the reading series are Mi’kmaq poet and critic Shannon Webb-Campbell and settler scholar Dr. Sarah Henzi (Université de Montréal). Click here for details.

The photo below shows (left to right) Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin and reading series co-facilitator Dr. Sarah Henzi at the project launch on August 31, 2017. Photo credit Martin C. Barry, Westmount Independent.


Creative Activities for Canada’s 150th

Our Canada in 150 Seconds: 150-second Videos by 150 Montrealers for Canada’s 150th project is running throughout the year. Some videos were screened at our 150th Day Party. Others will be presented on November 1, 2017 at Age 3.0: Aging in the City at Concordia University. And later in the year, there will be a public showcase event at the Library. Close to 100 videos have been completed and you can view most of them on our online gallery.

Our 150 Words for 150 Years flash writing contest attracted almost 200 entries from all over Canada and outside of Canada, and culminated with public readings and presentation of prizes at our 150th Day Party on May 30.

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.

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