“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

Latest News

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.

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.

GIGOT Art Exhibition

We’re thrilled to have an exhibition of prints by GIGOT aka Mary Hughson on our top-floor mezzanine from now until the end of the year.

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

Our Mission and Reach

Our mission is to build a strong, sustainable and cohesive community through cultural, educational and social programs and by bringing together the diverse population of the Montreal region and Quebec more widely.

We welcome everyone, regardless of their place of residence.

We’re independent and depend heavily on volunteers and private donors for our vitality.

Our Programs and Services

Come visit our computer centre, library stacks and reading room during our public hours.

Mask wearing is not compulsory but is encouraged.

Our schedule of events is in the column on the right.

For information and help borrowing, please contact our Head Librarian, Roxann Fournier-Hoyt, or the librarian on duty.

Email: rfhoyt@atwaterlibrary.ca

Phone: 514-935-7344

Library catalogue: https://atwater.insigniails.com/Library/Home

Our eBooks and eAudiobooks are always available:

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