Westmount Here & There
October 11, 2018
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 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.
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
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 23 from 7 pm to 9 pm
English Book Club – Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. With Carly Vandergriendt. A lively discussion ensues over coffee. In the Westmount Room.
Wednesday, October 24 from 2 pm to 4 pm
2 O’Clock Series – Seed saving workshop. With Lyne Bellemare, heritage seed producer and founder of Terre Promise. 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.
Thursday, October 25 from 7 pm to 9 pm
The Architectural Wealth of Westmount’s Houses of Worship. With David Hanna, heritage specialist and member of the Westmount Local Heritage Council. Westmount has inherited 13 houses of worship from different religious traditions. The architectural differences between each tradition will be explored. Also, a look at a number of repurposed religious buildings across Quebec. 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
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 Club – The 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 +)
Monday, October 22 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Spooky Craft. Don’t forget your costume! In the Storytime Room. (4 years +)
Saturday, October 27 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Halloween Extravaganza. Join in after hours for a magical night! Decorate a pumpkin at home (no carving please) and bring it to the Library until October 26 for the Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. When you bring in your decorated pumpkin, you will receive a free ticket to this event. Prizes will be awarded for the pumpkin contest. Be sure to wear your costume! A family event. (6 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, 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.
Thursday, October 25 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Blood Orchid: How Women Feel, a musical revue. Singer-songwriter Barbara Lewis interprets powerful songs made famous by women such as Edith Piaf, Eartha Kitt and Bette Midler, and performs some of her own.
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 email@example.com 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.
FALL BOOK SALE
Friday, October 26 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Saturday, October 27 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.
Feature image: Andrew Burlone