Westmount Here & There
August 10, 2017
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
The Yellow Door Readings
On Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 pm there will be an evening of poetry, prose and music hosted by Mike Di Sclafani at The Yellow Door, 3625 Aylmer (between Pine & Prince Arthur), Montreal. Featuring the talents of Neale McDevitt, Jessica Bebenek, Mike Di Sclafani, Ehab Lotayef, John Kerkhoven, Ilona Martonfi, Stephanie Ein, Alejandro Saravia, and Maria Schamis Turner.
Doors open at 7 pm, readings begin at 7:30 pm.
Tickets at the door $6.
For more information contact Artistic Director Ilona Martonfi at 514 939-4173 or email@example.com or visit yellowdoor.org
Movie Under the Stars
On Friday, August 25 in Westmount Park, bring the whole family along for a free starlit presentation of The Adventures of Captain Underpants. Don’t forget to bring along your lawn chair or picnic blanket. The film will start at dusk (approximately 8 pm).
More information at 514 989-5229.
Centre Greene Activities
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!
Information at 514 931-6202 or consult centregreene.org
Image: courtesy of Centre Greene
Activities at Contactivity
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.
For information on the Centre’s activities call 514 932-2326 or consult contactivitycentre.org
Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre
Events at Westmount Public Library
The Westmount Public Library will be closed from August 13 to September 5 for improvements to Library spaces including carpet replacement.
The Library will reopen on Tuesday, September 5 at 10 am. A festive open house is also scheduled for Saturday, September 16 at 10 am.
There will be a temporary Pop-up Library at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, from 11 am to 7 pm on:
Tuesday, August 15 to Friday, August 18
Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25
Monday, August 28 to Thursday, August 31
Visit the temporary location to: read current newspapers and magazines, pick up holds, return books, use free wifi and public computers, and access a small circulating collection.
Information and updates are available on the Library’s website at westlib.org
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount
SUMMER BREAK – The Lunchtime Series, Atwater Poetry Project, Book Club and Alzheimer Café recess for the summer and resume in September.
HISTORY AT THE LIBRARY
The Artistic Mr. Wilson exhibition in the main-floor reading room continues until the end of August 2017. George Washington Wilson was a pioneering photographer in Scotland, who famously photographed Queen Victoria and is also remembered for his innovations in landscape photography. Curated by Edward McCann, the exhibition includes important Wilsonian photographs from the McCann collection as well as historic apparatus.
The permanent Atwater Writers Exhibition, also on the main floor, tells the history of English-language writing in Quebec from the 1760s to today. New displays are planned for Fall 2017.
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Feature image: Andrew Burlone