“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

Celebrating Our 190th!

On November 21, 2018 we celebrated the 190th anniversary of our organization’s founding with a reception in our main lobby. President John Aylen spoke to the gathering about our remarkable longevity. “When you turn 190, you can’t expect many of your contemporaries to come to your birthday party. But you hope that some of your great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandchildren do. And that is who we are. Figuratively, we are their descendants and the keepers of the great legacy they created.” Please click here for his full text. Find out more about our history here.

The photos below show John Aylen speaking and Lynn Verge, Executive Director, and Susan McGuire, historian and former Executive Director, cutting the birthday cake.

2018 Benefit Cocktail Party

The Atwater Library’s annual benefit event, held on November 7, was a resounding success. Over 200 people came to support our cause and help celebrate our 190th anniversary. The net proceeds – after expenses – are $85,000, which is a vital part of our lean budget. We thank all our sponsors, donors, attendees, silent auction bidders, and volunteers!

Below are photos of our Guests of Honour, Alan Hogg and Grace Hogg of The George Hogg Family Foundation. We honoured the Hogg family for all they have contributed to Montreal and Westmount over many decades as prominent business owners and philanthropists. Their Foundation has supported the Atwater Library for a great many years, helping ensure our survival and fostering our resurgence.

Office for Lease — Suitable for a variety of uses

Available for lease is a 710-square-foot room on the ground floor of our centrally-located building.

Please click here for more information on this attractive and versatile space, or contact Brandon Spray at
514-935-7344 or brandon@atwaterlibrary.ca.

Living History Collection

Wanda Potrykus, a participant in our seniors-led Living History Collection project, has written a series of articles for WestmountMag.ca online: “Birth of a local living history collection” — part 1part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5.

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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