Westmount Here & There
January 17, 2016

A look at events happening in and around Westmount these next few weeks.

Linda Rutenberg at the Montreal Camera Club

Linda RutenbergOn Monday, January 25 at 7:30 pm, the Montreal Camera Club, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, welcomes guest-speaker Linda Rutenberg as she presents The Inquisitive Eye — A Thirty-Year Passion. Join Linda on an exploration of her significant photographic series, from her early black and white street work, to her Mont Royal project, photographed in infrared. No stranger to winter photography, she will provide tips and information on winter shooting while presenting her Gaspé series project and its evolution over time.

This is a great opportunity to come visit and join the Montreal Camera Club. Free admission. More information at montrealcameraclub.com

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.

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.

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 libraryFriday, January 22 at 6:30 pm — Special film viewing – Labyrinth. Shot in 1986, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly. To reserve your spot, please call 514 989-5229. In the Westmount Room.

Monday, 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 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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