A look at events happening in and around Westmount
Eva Richardson at the McClure
The McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria, presents Surface, featuring the works of Eva Richardson. In Richardson’s paintings, semi-geometric abstract forms are suspended in fields of colour. Several paintings will be accompanied by some twenty small collages inspired by the materials and textures that surround the artist in everyday life: graffiti covered walls, rusted metal surfaces, old pieces of fabric and pre-used packaging materials.
Exhibition: Until Thursday, December 22 Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12 pm to 6 pm; Saturday, 12 pm to 5 pm
Contactivity Centre, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, is a non-profit community centre that provides a welcoming, caring and safe place for autonomous seniors 60+, where a sense of community and social engagement can be fostered. The centre hosts various courses and interest groups that encompass the mind, body and soul.
Centre Greene, 1090 Greene, is host to a wide variety of activities for young and old, including a Caregiver’s Tea, Themed Activity Nights, Drop-in Daycare, After School Program, Kids’ Kitchen, Tumbling Tots Playgroup, Seniors’ Lunches, and more!
Events are free but registration is required. Register at the Adult Desk, 4574 Sherbrooke W, or call 514 989-5299.
Wednesday, December 28, from 10:15 am to 11:15 am Poetry Workshop with Ann Lloyd. The Westmount Poetry Group meets to compose poetry together. Members propose themes at the beginning of each session and every two weeks after that. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday, January 4, from 7 pm to 9 pm Film Club – Documentary: Herb and Dorothy (2009). Explore other lives, places, and realities. Watch and discuss a new documentary on the first Wednesday evening of the month. Discussions will be led by Katherine Kasirer, NFB librarian. Tickets available at the Main Desk two weeks prior to the event. In the Westmount Room.
Registration is required for all events. To register, present your child’s library card at the Children’s Desk. For more information, call 514 989-5229.
Until Saturday, January 7 Exhibit – Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine A travelling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine. In 1997, British author J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter and a literary phenomenon was born. Millions of readers have followed Harry to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he discovers his heritage, encounters new plants and animals, and perfects his magical abilities. Although a fantasy story, the magic in the Harry Potter books is partially based on Renaissance traditions that played an important role in the development of Western science, including alchemy, astrology, and natural philosophy.
Wednesday, December 28, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm Holiday Film – Finding Dory (4 years +)
Wednesday, January 4, from 2 pm to 3:30 pm Holiday Film – The Secret Life of Pets (4 years +)
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount
ATWATER LIBRARY LUNCHTIME SERIES The Atwater Library Lunchtime Series features once-a-week presentations by leading writers, musicians, intellectuals, scientists, and many more people sharing their knowledge and experience with the Atwater Library community. Lunchtime Series events usually take place on Thursdays (but sometimes are on other days), from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Admission is free but donations are appreciated! Everyone is welcome and coffee and biscuits are served.
Thursday, January 12, at 12:30 pm Glory of the Silk Road Through the Lens of Muslim Harji. A world traveller shows his gorgeous photographs of archaeological sites, exotic bazaars, and mosques with colorful tiled domes and slender minarets.
ALZHEIMER CAFÉ The Atwater Library is partnering with the Alzheimer Society of Montreal to provide a monthly Alzheimer Café for Montrealers in the Library’s elegant Reading Room. Each session features socializing, refreshments, live music, and discussion about aspects of life with dementia. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Victoria McKinlay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 514 935-7344 ext. 206.
Tuesday, January 17, from 1 pm to 3 pm Art Therapy: The Way to Well-Being. Concordia University students working with the Alzheimer Society of Montreal. A presentation followed by a short practical workshop.