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Westmount Here & There
October 5, 2017

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Desmond Senior

Desmond Senior - WestmountMag.caThe Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents the works of Desmond Senior from Thursday, October 5 until Friday, November 3.

Meet the Artists and Gallery Curator:
NEW DATEMonday, October 16 at 7 pm.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.

More information at 514 989-5521.

The Backyard Orchard: Growing Fruits and Berries

apple tree - WestmountMag.caOn Tuesday, October 10 from 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Horticultural Society presents guest speaker Tereska Gesing of Urban Seedling (Semis Urbains).

Fruit trees and berry patches make a delicious addition to any yard, or green space. Learn how to choose the perfect variety and how to plant and care for your backyard orchard. Discover how to plant, prune and trim, as well as understand the use of organic and biodiverse practices.

Doors open 6:30 pm for tea, coffee and homemade cookies.
Entrance: members free, guests $5.
Everyone welcome.
More information at 514 233-2788.

Image: Jennifer C. via StockPholio.net

Special Film Screening: Isabel

Genevieve Bujold - WestmountMag.caOn Saturday, October 14 at 7 pm there will be a special screening of the film Isabel (1968) with guest speakers in Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W. A young woman believes she is beginning to lose her mind when she starts seeing ghosts and spirits. Written and directed by Paul Almond. Starring Genevieve Bujold.

Free tickets are available at Victoria Hall and at the Library.
More information at 514 989-5226.

NDG-Westmount Neighbourhood Committee

Turcot exchange westmountmag.caOn Monday, October 16, from 7 pm to 9 pm, at Westmount City Hall, 4333 Sherbrooke W, Westmount and NDG residents are invited to attend a public meeting organized by KPH Turcot and the Quebec Ministry of Transport concerning the impact of upcoming work on the Turcot Project and Autoroute 720.

Representatives of both organizations will present information on the upcoming project stages – particularly the dismantling of Autoroute 720 West, and the construction of the new Highway 136 – and on traffic flow planning, as well as noise and traffic mitigation measures. Concerned residents are urged to attend as this is an opportunity to obtain information on the latest developments of the project and to address questions to senior managers involved.

Image: Chicoutimi – Own work, CC0, commons.wikimedia.org

Poetry, Prose and Music at the Visual Arts Centre

mcclure gallery westmountmag.caOn Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 pm there will be an evening of Poetry, Prose and Music at the Visual Arts Centre’s McClure Gallery, 350 Victoria.

Hosted by Mike Di Sclafani, the event features the talents of Ian Ferrier, 
Deanna Radford, Stephen Morrissey, Cora Siré, Mike Di Sclafani, Ilona Martonfi, Michael Carrino, Colleen Gray and Maxianne Berger.

Doors open at 7 pm and readings begin at 7:30 pm. Admission at the door $6.
For more information contact Ilona Martonfi at 514 939-4173 or ilona.martonfi@sympatico.ca

Image: courtesy of the Visual Arts Centre

WMA Meet the Candidates – Candidates for Council

logo WMA WestmountMag.caOn Wednesday, October 18 at 7 pm in Victoria hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Municipal Association (WMA) invites Westmount residents to the first of two Municipal Elections 2017 Meet the Candidates events.

This first event will focus on Council candidates and will be moderated by CBC Political Analyst Bernard St Laurent. Come and learn more about the candidates and their platforms.

There will be a question period.
A free event, open to all.

Congrégation de Notre-Dame: 360 years ago in Montreal

Westmount Historical Association logo WestmountMag.caOn Thursday, October 19 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Historical Association presents, as part of its Fall 2017 Lecture Series, guest speaker Gary Evans, from the University of Ottawa.

In 1658 Marguerite Bourgeoys formed a non-cloistered order, the Congrégation de Notre-Dame (CND), with the mission of educating the children of Ville Marie. This talk will cover her legacy in Quebec’s education system. It will include the complex history of Dawson College, located on the Atwater site of the CND’s former mother house.

Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Free for members and $5 for non members.
Additional information at info@westmounthistorical.org

WMA Meet the Candidates – Candidates for Mayor

logo WMA WestmountMag.caOn Wednesday, October 25 at 7 pm in Victoria hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Municipal Association (WMA) invites Westmount residents to the second of two Municipal Elections 2017 Meet the Candidates events.

This second event will focus on Mayoral candidates and will be moderated by CBC Daybreak host Mike Finnerty. Come and learn more about the candidates and their platforms.

There will be a question period.
A free event, open to all.

Centre Greene Activities

Centre Greene westmountmag.caCentre 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!

NEW! Free fitness program for seniors!
Information at 514 931-6202 or consult centregreene.org

Image: courtesy of Centre Greene

Activities at Contactivity

contactivity centreContactivity 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

Linen ChestEvents at Westmount Public Library

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4574 Sherbrooke W, Westmount

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

Wednesday, October 11 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Capturing Memories: How to Develop a Compelling Story
. With Muriel Gold, C.M., Ph.D., author, theatre educator, producer/director. Whether you are in the process of writing your family story, or a different genre, such as fiction, creative non-fiction, novel, or short story, this workshop will stimulate your creativity, and offer you tips and techniques on how to use historical research and character development to lead to more dynamic story telling. In the Boardroom.

Wednesday, October 11 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Author Lecture Series: Anna and Jane McGarrigle. Readings and songs from the family memoir, Mountain City Girls. Tickets are required and are $10. In Victoria Hall.

Tuesday, October 17 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series – Little Burgundy and Black Settlement in Montreal with Dorothy Williams, Ph.D.
author, teacher, and historian. The Westmount Public Library is proud to collaborate with the Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal to present a series of monthly lectures. Tickets $10/lecture, available at the door only. A sandwich lunch is available from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm for $6. In Victoria Hall.

Wednesday, October 18 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! In the Boardroom.

Wednesday, October 18 from 2 pm to 4 pm
2 O’Clock Series – Ciné-conférence – Croatie. With Yannick Gervais. Tickets available at the Main Desk four weeks prior for library members, remaining tickets one week prior for the general public. In the Westmount Room.

Wednesday, October 18 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Capturing Memories: How to Develop a Compelling Story
. With Muriel Gold, C.M., Ph.D., author, theatre educator, producer/director. Whether you are in the process of writing your family story, or a different genre, such as fiction, creative non-fiction, novel, or short story, this workshop will stimulate your creativity, and offer you tips and techniques on how to use historical research and character development to lead to more dynamic story telling. In the Boardroom.

Wednesday, October 18 from 7 pm to 9 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 Finnegans Wake to see what is conceived. Bring an open mind and a copy of the book. In the Westmount Room.

Friday, October 20 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Author Lecture Series: Anne Campbell, author of Fabric of the Day. Tickets available at the Main Desk four weeks prior for library members, remaining tickets one week prior for the general public. In the Westmount Room.

Saturday, October 21 from 2 pm to 4 pm
The Montreal Intercultural Storytelling Festival: Tales of Transformation. The Montreal Intercultural Storytelling Festival is an international event that brings in outstanding storytellers from around the world to share the art of oral storytelling with Montreal audiences. Guyanese-British storyteller TUUP will tell stories of transformation from his native Guyana as well as from around the world. Truly an elder of the storytelling revival in Britain, his style is one of total improvisation, unbounded charisma and alarming spontaneity. His fabulous capacity for mimicry and ear for a wild story is outstanding. In the Westmount Room. For families and children 6 years +.

Westmount Library’s Events and Programs for Kidsphoto: Westmount Library mascot

Please register in person at the Children’s Desk with your child’s Library card. For more information, call 514 989-5229.

Fall Story Times: until November 30

Baby Rhyme Time (6 to 13 months – in English)
Wednesdays from 10:35 am to 10:55 am

Books for Babies (14 to 24 months – in English)
Wednesdays, Group A: from 10:10 am to 10:30 am; Group B: from 11:10 am to 11:30 am

Tales for Toddlers (2 to 3 year olds – in English)
Tuesdays from 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Wednesdays from 3 pm to 3:30 pm

Storytime & Craft (3 to 6 year olds – in French)
Tuesdays from 4 pm to 4:45 pm

Storytime & Craft (4 to 6 year olds – in English)
Wednesdays from 4 pm to 4:45 pm

Caring Paws (7 to 13 year olds – bilingual)
Wednesdays from 5 pm to 6:30 pm

4 O’Clock Club (7 to 13 year olds – bilingual)
Thursdays from 4 pm to 4:45 pm


Bouton S'inscrire à l'infolettre – WestmountMag.caThursday, October 5 from 4 pm to 5 pm
English Book Club for Teens – The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. Come discuss some wonderful books with other teens. This book club meets once a month. In the Boardroom. (13 to 17 year olds)

Saturday, October 7
LEGO®CLUB
From 2 pm to 3 pm (4 to 6 year olds)
From 3 pm to 4 pm (7 to 12 year olds)

Thursday, October 12 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Sci-Fi /Fantasy Writing Workshop for Teens. Have you ever wanted to write your own Fantasy or Sci-Fi series? Join award-winning author Michelle Franklin for a two-hour writing masterclass and learn the basics of writing genre fiction. In the Westmount Room. (12 to 17 year olds)

Friday, October 13 from 3:30 pm to 5 pm
Gaming at the Library. Join in on Friday afternoons for Rock Band, Wii, DDR and more! Snacks will be served.

Thursday, October 19 from 4 pm to 5 pm
English Book Club – Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. Come discuss some wonderful books with other 9 to 13 year olds. This book club meets once a month. In the Westmount Room. (9 to 13 years)


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And over at the Atwater Library…

Atwater Library - WestmountMag.ca1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.

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 though donations are appreciated! Everyone is welcome and coffee and biscuits are served.

Thursday, October 5 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Harmonica virtuoso John Kerkhoven gives a musical lecture, The New Folk Harmonica.

Thursday, October 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Author Mary Soderstrom explores the routes of humans’ mass migrations, the subject of her latest book, Road Through Time: The Story of Humanity on the Move.

Thursday, October 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Ian Howarth, author of Rock’n’Radio: When DJs and Rock Music Ruled the Airwaves, gives a presentation about the book with stories and music. With a live performance by Craig Morrison.


CANADA IN 150 SECONDS VIDEO PROJECT

Thursday, October 5 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
The Atwater Library Canada in 150 Seconds Video Project offers the first in a four-part workshop called Canada in Slow Motion for people interested in experimental video art. Shireen Pasha, retired professor of the Film and Television Department of the National College of Arts in Pakistan, and Eric Craven, Digital Literacy Project coordinator and musician, engage participants in creating slow-motion video and digitally-manipulated sound. The work produced will be included in our Canada 150 Project presentations. Advance registration is required. Contact Eric Craven at eric@atwaterlibrary.ca


AWE III PROJECT

Saturday, October 7 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Playwright and children’s author Bonnie Farmer conducts the second of a three-session workshop, Let’s Make a Book. Participation is limited to people who have registered in advance with Elise Moser at elise.m@videotron.ca

Saturday, October 14 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Playwright and children’s author Bonnie Farmer conducts the third of a three-session workshop, Let’s Make a Book. Participation is limited to people who have registered in advance with Elise Moser at elise.m@videotron.ca


ATWATER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

The Atwater Library Book Club is led with intelligence and skill by author Mary Soderstrom.

Wednesday, October 11 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. In this Man Booker Prize winner, an English butler reflects on his assiduous life. The exquisite film adaptation starred Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.


FALL BOOK SALE

Friday, October 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, October 14 from 10 am to 4 pm
The Atwater Library Fall Book Sale offers bargain-priced art books, biographies, books on history, classic literature, best-sellers and gift books, including collectibles.


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 Tanya Mayhew at tmayhew@atwaterlibrary.ca or 514 935-7344.

Tuesday, October 17 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Alzheimer Society of Montreal – How do you take your café? Five years have passed since the Alzheimer Society of Montreal began its Alzheimer Café program – at the Atwater Library. To mark this occasion, we invite people to share their ideas for future programming – topics and format.


ATWATER WRITERS EXHIBITION

Thursday, October 19 from 5 pm to 7 pm
The Atwater Library hosts a reception on the main floor to celebrate the latest displays in the Atwater Writers Exhibition – Books by Children by children’s author and playwright Bonnie Farmer, and Game Writing in Montreal by video game designer Jill Murray.

Image: Frédéric Ryan – instagram (@feddomtl)


Feature image: Andrew Burlone

Consult our community calendar for more events.

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