Westmount Here & There
October 4, 2018

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Guy and Pilot

mary martha guy and gabrielle pilot - WestmountMag.caThe Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, presents the works of Mary Martha Guy and Gabrielle Pilot until Friday, October 26.

Gallery hours – Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5265.


Household Hazardous Waste Collection

hazardous waste résidus domestiques dangereux westmountmag.caThe 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

WHS Talk: Hydrangeas, more than just Hortensias

hydrangeas - WestmountMag.caOn Tuesday, October 9 from 7 pm to 9 pm, at the Westmount Public Library, 4574 Sherbrooke W, the Westmount Horticultural Society presents guest speaker Denis Bernard. Denis will present everything you need to know about how to grow gorgeous flowering hydrangeas, including selection by species, cultivation, basic care, pruning, pests and diseases, best choices and landscaping.

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: Wikimedia Commons

Annual Fundraising Cocktail

St-Leon Foundation - WestmountMag.caOn Thursday, October 18 from 6 pm to 8 pm at the SKY LOUNGE at YUL Condominiums (Tower 1), 1450 René-Lévesque W, 38th floor, join the Saint-Léon-de-Westmount School Foundation’s annual fundraising cocktail. You’ll spend a festive evening with fellow Westmounters, parents and friends of the Saint-Léon School community and enjoy musical entertainment from members of the Westmount Youth Orchestra. In doing so, you help the Saint-Léon-de-Westmount School Foundation raise funds to continue its primary mission since its creation in 1991: helping meet the needs of the school in order to enrich the educational experience of its students.

The contribution fee is $150 per person and you will enjoy a delicious cocktail dinatoire and take in the SKY LOUNGE’s exceptional panoramic views of Montreal and its surrounding areas.

Image: Ronald Diamond

Compagnie Baroque Mont-Royal Concert

Compagnie baroque Mont-Royal - WestmountMag.caCompagnie Baroque Mont-Royal revives the music of French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau with Volez, amours et plaisirs, Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 pm at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W.

Tickets $20, available at Victoria Hall, the Westmount Public Library, and at
More information at 514 989-5226 (Victoria Hall) or visit

Image: courtesy of Compagnie Baroque Mont-Royal

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!

Information at 514 931-6202 or consult

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

Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre

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Events at Westmount Public Library

Bibliothèque de Westmount library, Westmount QC _WestmountMag.ca4574 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 In the Westmount Room.

Monday, October 15 from 1 pm to 3 pm
French Book Club – Serge Bouchard. Join the monthly meetings, led by Gisèle Magny. A lively discussion ensues over coffee. In the Westmount Room.

Tuesday, October 16 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series – Quebec’s Dark Scandal with Joanna Goodman, author of The Home for Unwanted Girls. 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 17 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 the Westmount Room.

Wednesday, October 17 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Author Lecture Series: Claire Holden Rothman. Author of Lear’s Shadow: A Novel. 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 17 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.

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.

photo: Westmount Library mascot


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 – Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. 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
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. In the Storytime Room. (9 to 13 years)

Saturday, October 13 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Robotics with Engineeius. In the Storytime Room. (8 years +)

Thursday, October 18 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Advanced Readers Book ClubThe House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs. Come discuss some challenging books with other kids. Meetings are once a month. (9 years +)

And over at the Atwater Library…

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, 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 Honourable Paul Martin discusses Indigenous education and the Martin Family Initiative in conversation with Mutsumi Takahashi, CTV Montreal chief news anchor.

Thursday, October 18 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Janice Hamilton and Lucy Anglin recount the inspiring story of their group of family history enthusiasts and how they collaborated on the book Beads in a Necklace: Family Stories from Genealogy Ensemble.


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.


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 or 514 935-7344.

Tuesday, October 16 from 1 pm to 3 pm
A presentation on How Can You Find Reliable Information about Health Topics Online? by Vera Granikov, research librarian, and Reem El Sherif, Ph.D. student/research assistant, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University. Discussion with refreshments.

Bouton S'inscrire à l'infolettre – WestmountMag.caFeature image: Andrew Burlone

Consult our community calendar for more events.