Westmount Here & There
January 10, 2016

Here’s a look at events happening in and around Westmount these next few weeks:

Westmount Horticultural Society Talk

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Image courtesy of WAA Montreal Inc.

The Westmount Horticultural Society (WHS) will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 pm in the Westmount Room of the Westmount Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W. Guest speaker Malaka Ackaoui, landscape architect and President of WAA Montreal Inc. will give a talk on National and International Design in Montreal, Shanghai & Kuala Lumpur. She will take you on an armchair voyage to stunning plazas, gardens, parks, and waterfronts across Asia and Quebec.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for tea, coffee and cookies.
Guest fee $5, or you can pay an annual membership fee of $20 (9 lectures).
Call 514 233-2788 for more information.

maclean painting imageMaclean 
- Navigations

The McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria, is hosting Navigations featuring the works of Maclean till Saturday, January 30. Maclean explores the symbolic potential of painting through the visual language of road signs, astronomical charts and the geometry of constellations as a way of establishing a metaphor for our relationship with the land in a modern industrial civilization.

Talk: Thursday, January 14 at 7 pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday noon to 6 pm; Saturday noon to 5 pm.
More information at visualartscentre.ca/mcclure-gallery

photo: Westmount Library, Andrew BurloneEvents at Westmount Library

Events are free but registration is required.
Register at the Adult Desk, 4574 Sherbrooke W, or call 514 989-5299.

Friday, January 15 at 2 pmFilm Club – Film to be announced. View and discuss an award-winning film. Tickets required. In the Westmount Room.

Wednesday, January 20 at 2 pm — 2 O’Clock Series – Importance of Bone Health for Postmenopausal Women with Sumra Kureishy. Tickets required. In the Westmount Room.

Wednesday, January 20 at 7 pm — Reading Group for Joyce’s Finnegans Wake: The Boaters and Sifters of ALP. Every third Wednesday of the month, join the circle skimming the surface or sifting through the layers of Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Bring an open mind and a copy of the book. In the Boardroom.

Westmount libraryMonday, January 25 at 1 pm — French Book Club – Michèle Lesbre. In the Westmount Room.

Tuesday, January 26 at 7 pm — English Book Club – East of Eden by John Steinbeck. With Carly Vandergriendt. In the Westmount Room.

Image: Andrew Burlone

photo: Westmount Library mascotWestmount Library’s Events and Programs for Kids

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.

Monday, January 25 at 4 pm — French Book Club – Le mystère des jumelles Barnes by Carole Tremblay. (9 to 13 year olds)

Wednesdays, January 27 to March 23 at 5 pm — Caring Paws. Ozzie, the child-certified therapy dog, can help children struggling to read. (7 to 13 year olds)

Thursday, January 28 at 4 pm — English Book Club Title to be announced. (9 to 13 year olds)

Friday, January 29 at 4 pm — Gaming at the Library! On Friday afternoons. Just Dance, FIFA, NHL games and more! (9 to 13 year olds)

And over at the Atwater Library…

photo: Atwater Library, WestmountThe 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 14 at 12:30 pm
Sociologist Brian Webb gives a talk on The Life and Times of Nancy Cunard.

Thursday, January 21 at 12:30 pm
Janet Torge, founder of Radical Resthomes, gives a talk on Radical Resthomes: Rewriting Our Last Chapter, outlining housing options for Montreal seniors with the financial implications.

photo: Inside Atwater LibraryThe 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 Reilly MacDonald at reilly@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514-935-7344 ext. 206.

Tuesday, January 19 from 1 to 3 pm
Carlos Roncero, a Jewish General Hospital researcher, and Harneet-Kaur Singh, a researcher/journalist at MoCA Clinic & Institute, give a presentation on Exploring research on dementia: Sharing local and global efforts.

The Atwater Poetry Project is an almost-monthly poetry reading series that brings the best local, Canadian, and international poets together with a passionate audience of poetry fans.

Thursday, January 28 at 7 pm
Readings by George Elliott Clarke and Armand Garnet Ruffo.

Images: Creative Commons

Feature image: Michael Walsh

Consult our community calendar for more events.

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