A look at events happening in and around Westmount
The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Guy and Pilot
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents the works of Mary Martha Guy and Gabrielle Pilot from Thursday, September 27 to Friday, October 26.
Come meet the artists and Gallery Curator Victoria LeBlanc on Tuesday, October 2 at 7 pm.
Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm. More information at 514 989-5265.
Film: Hergé, à l’ombre de Tintin
Hergé, à l’ombre de Tintin (2017).
Georges Remi, otherwise known as Hergé, will always be remembered as the creator of Tintin. It was thanks to this series that he became one of the great authors and artists of the Twentieth Century, who made an impression not only on millions of young readers but also on the contemporary art scene. But he was a complex and complicated artist, consumed by his work, preoccupied with spirituality and obsessed with achieving perfection. And, like many great artists, fame did nothing to lessen his burden.
Presented in French in collaboration with the Festival International du film sur l’art as part of Les journées de la culture. Free tickets available at Victoria Hall and the Westmount Public Library.
Off the Wall Art Sale
On Saturday, September 29 from 10 am to 4 pm at Westmount Park United Church, 4695 de Maisonneuve W, there will be an Off the Wall Art Sale in support of The Stephen Lewis Foundation.
From dorms to drawing rooms – posters, prints, watercolours, oils, etc. at great prices! Cash and credit. All proceeds go to support African grandmothers and their orphaned grandchildren.
Guided tour: Houses of Worship
On Sunday, September 30 at 2 pm, departing from the Lawn Bowling Clubhouse, 401 Kensington, there will be guided tours in both English and French that will allow you to explore the rich variety and beauty of local houses of worship.
Houses of Worship visited: Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church Paroisse Saint-Léon de Westmount Westmount Park United Church Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church (exterior only) St. Matthias’s Anglican Church Congregation Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue (exterior only)
In collaboration with the Westmount Local Heritage Council and the Westmount Historical Association. More information at 514 989-5226
Image: courtesy Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Saturday, October 6 from 9 am to 5 pm in the Westmount Public Library parking lot, 4574 Sherbrooke W. The City of Westmount hosts a special collection day each spring and fall when residents may bring products for safe disposal. Bring your paint cans, solvents, batteries, old electronics, used clothing, and more. Click to consult the complete list of accepted items under the tab Household Hazardous Waste. More information at 514 989-5390
Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount
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!
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
4574 Sherbrooke W, Westmount
Events are free but registration is required. Register at the Adult Desk or call 514 989-5299.
Fridays until October 19 from 1 pm to 3 pm Tales and Travels. The Tales and Travels Series is a weekly activity for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Spots are limited. Registration is required. More information at 514 989-5530 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Westmount Room.
Wednesday, October 3 from 10:15 am to noon 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 Victoria Hall.
Wednesday, October 3 from 2 pm to 4 pm 2 O’Clock Series – Manger pour garder un cerveau jeune. With Louise Thibault, Ph.D, Nutrition. 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 3 from 7 pm to 9 pm Film Club – Documentary – Ex Libris(2017). Legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman takes his cameras within the walls of the New York Public Library. Over several weeks in 2015, we observe multiple facets of the library, not only in midtown Manhattan but also in less frequented neighbourhoods. Discussions are led by Katherine Kasirer, NFB librarian. 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.
Westmount 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.
Tales for Toddlers (2 to 3 year olds) Tuesdays, 10:30 am to 11 am
Storytime & Craft (3 to 6 year olds – in French) Tuesdays, 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Books for Babies (14 to 24 months) Wednesdays, Group A: 10:10 am to 10:30 am; Group B: 11:10 am to 11:30 am
Baby Rhyme Time (6 to 13 months) Wednesdays, 10:35 am – 10:55 am
Storytime & Craft (4 to 6 year olds) Wednesdays, 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Caring Paws (7 to 13 year oldsl) Wednesdays, 5 pm to 6:30 pm
4 O’Clock Club (7 to 13 year olds) Thursdays, 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Thursday, October 4 from 4 pm to 5 pm English Book Club for Teens – To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. Come discuss some wonderful books with other teens. This book club meets once a month. In the Boardroom. (13 to 17 year olds)
Thursday, October 4 from 4 pm to 5 pm Children’s ESL Book Club. Come discuss some wonderful shorter books with other kids and practice your language skills. This book club is geared towards children who are learning English as a second language and love books. The group meets once a month. (7 years +)
Saturday, October 6 LEGO®CLUB From 2 pm to 3 pm (4 to 6 year olds) From 3 pm to 4 pm (7 to 12 year olds) In the Storytime Room.
Friday, October 12 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. (9 to 13 years)
Saturday, October 13 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm Robotics with Engineeius. In the Storytime Room.(8 years +)
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount Information at 514 935-7344. Image: Frédéric Ryan – instagram (@feddomtl)
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, September 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm Author Michael Haynes gives an illustrated presentation on his new book, The Best of the Great Trail, Vol. 1: Newfoundland to Southern Ontario on the Trans Canada Trail.
Thursday, October 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm Author Mélanie Grondin gives an illustrated presentation on her book The Art and Passion of Guido Nincheri.
Thursday, October 11 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm The Right HonourablePaul Martin discusses Indigenous education and the Martin Family Initiative in conversation with Mutsumi Takahashi, CTV Montreal chief news anchor.
ATWATER POETRY PROJECT An almost-monthly poetry reading series that brings the best local, Canadian, and international poets together with a passionate audience of poetry fans.
Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm Readings by A. F. Moritz, Rebecca Păpucaru and Moez Surani. A co-presentation with the University of New Brunswick’s 2018 Poetry Weekend, co-curated by Deanna Radford. Facebook event.
ATWATER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
The Atwater Library Book Club is led with intelligence and skill by author Mary Soderstrom.
Wednesday, October 10 from 7:30 to 9 pm The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani, translated from the French by Sam Taylor.
Thursday, October 11 from 2 pm to 4 pm Acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin screens her latest film, Our People Will Be Healed, with Q&A.