Westmount Here & There
November 1, 2018
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
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
Craft Sale & Bazaar
Thursday, November 8 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Christmas gift section, handcrafted items, hand-woven scarves, home-baked goods, hand-knit children’s outfits, jewelry, and-knit scarves, hats, slippers and socks, books, quality 2nd hand fashions, and hot dog stand.
All proceeds benefit non-profit Contactivity’s services.
Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre
Upcoming Programs at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom
The following events will take place at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom, 395 Elm:
Thursday, November 1 from 4 pm to 7 pm and Sunday, November 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Temple Art Hive
Thursday, November 1 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm
CPR & Heimlich Manoeuvre Course: Learn how to save a life in just a few hours
Thursday, November 8 at 8 am
Friday, November 9 at 6 pm
Shabbaton with Dr. Ron Wolfson – Community Shabbat dinner and services
Monday, November 12 at 7 pm
The Complexities of Grand-parenting
For more information or to register, call 514 937-3575 #213
Image: Genevieve2 from Wikimedia Commons
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.
Thursday, November 1 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Lecture – Tips and Techniques for Archiving Digital Photos. Sarah Severson, McGill Library, Digital Library Services Coordinator, will talk broadly about personal digital archiving and introduce some concepts and techniques that you can bring home. In collaboration with McGill Library. In the Westmount Room.
Saturday, November 3
Session #1: 10 am to 1 pm
Session #2: 2 pm to 5 pm
Workshop – Tips and Techniques for Archiving Digital Photos. With Sarah Severson, McGill Library, Digital Library Services Coordinator and Lora Baiocco, Westmount Public Library, Online Services and Archives Librarian. A hands-on workshop with a brief lecture followed by work sessions for each part of the archiving lifecycle: planning and selecting; digital files and digitizing; organizing and describing; storing and sharing. Bring along a personal project – photos or documents that you would like to scan, or digital files you want to organize – and any other question about your own personal archiving projects. In collaboration with McGill Library. In the Westmount Room.
Tuesday, November 6 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Film Club – Documentary – Our People Will Be Healed (2017). Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film reveals how the Cree community in Norway House, Manitoba, has been enriched through the power of education. 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.
Wednesday, November 7 from 2 pm to 4 pm
2 O’Clock Series – The 13 Clan Mothers of the 13 Moons: Wisdom Teachings of Indigenous Cultures. With Sylvia Bertolini, Artist. 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.
Monday, November 12 from 1 pm to 3 pm
French Book Club – Claudie Gallay. Join the monthly meetings, led by Gisèle Magny. A lively discussion ensues over coffee. In the Westmount Room.
Wednesday, November 14 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.
Fridays, November 16 to December 14 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Tales and Travels. A weekly activity for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Registration is required and spaces are limited. More information at 514 989-5530 or at email@example.com. In the Westmount Room.
Saturday, November 17 from 10 am to noon
Guess the Giller. Join in for a special breakfast and meet Shelley Pomerance and Library staff who will discuss the books that have been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s largest literary prize. 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 olds)
Wednesdays, 5 pm to 6:30 pm
4 O’Clock Club (7 to 13 year olds)
Thursdays, 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Thursday, November 1 from 4 pm to 5 pm
English Book Club for Teens – The Accidental Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle. Come discuss some wonderful books with other teens. This book club meets once a month. In the Boardroom. (13 to 17 year olds)
Thursday, November 1 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Children’s ESL Book Club – TBA. 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, November 3
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.
Tuesday, November 6 from 10 am to 11:30 am
Author Visit: Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel. Join Montreal authors Andrew Katz and Juliana Léveillé-Trudel for a celebration of their latest picture book How to Catch A Bear Who Loves to Read. In the Westmount Room. (6 years +)
Thursday, November 8 from 4 pm to 6 pm
Make a Minion with Dawn of Imagination. Come learn the art of hand sewing while making your own felt Minion. In the Storytime Room. (8 years +)
Saturday, November 10 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Robotics with Engineeius. In the Storytime Room. (6 to 8 year olds)
Friday, November 16 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)
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, November 1 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
A presentation on the touring art exhibition WAR Flowers, on at Château Ramezay from late October until March 31, 2019. Find out the backstory from WAR Flowers co-writers Viveka Melki, exhibition curator, and Alexander Reford, Director of Reford Gardens.
Thursday, November 15 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Poet Larissa Andrusyshyn speaks on Poetic Science: Taking Liberties in Poetry and Science by Exploring How They Intertwine.
2018 BENEFIT COCKTAIL PARTY
Wednesday, November 7 from 6 pm to 8:30 pm
The Atwater Library’s annual benefit event will include a celebration of its 190th anniversary. The Guests of Honour are Alan Hogg and Grace Hogg of The George Hogg Family Foundation. The Hogg family is being honoured for all they have contributed to Montreal and Westmount over many decades as prominent business owners and philanthropists. The benefit is an opportunity to thank them publicly for their Foundation’s longstanding support of the library, as well as their support of many other worthwhile community endeavours.
Tickets priced at $150 are available online from CanadaHelps, which will immediately email a tax receipt for $125 per ticket. Tickets may also be purchased at the Library and payed by credit card (Visa and MasterCard), cheque payable to “Atwater Library”, or cash.
ATWATER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
The Atwater Library Book Club is led with intelligence and skill by author Mary Soderstrom.
Wednesday, November 14 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, translated from the Spanish by Gregory Rabassa.
SPECIAL GUIDED WRITING ACTIVITY
Thursday, November 15 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Poet Larissa Andrusyshyn leads a guided writing activity. Through writing exercises, participants will delve into the connections between the worlds of poetry and science and the language that inspires. Free and open to all. Advance registration NOT required.
Feature image: Andrew Burlone