Westmount Here & There
November 8, 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 8 at 8 am
Friday, November 9 at 6 pm
Shabbaton with Dr. Ron Wolfson – Community Shabbat dinner and services
Sunday, November 11 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Temple Art Hive
Monday, November 12 at 7 pm
The Complexities of Grand-parenting
Tuesday, November 20 at 11:30am
Mutsumi Takahashi (CTV News): A Life in Media
Thursday, November 22 from 4 pm to 7 pm
Temple Art Hive
Friday, November 23 at 7:45 pm
In the Navy: What’s a Nice Jewish Girl Doing in a Place Like This?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Tuesday, November 20 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Afternoon Lecture Series – China’s Arctic Ambitions and What They Mean for Canada with James Manicom, Ph.D. 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,November 21 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.
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 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 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.
Thursday, November 22 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Author Michael Carin discusses his new book Churchill At Munich and muses about parallels between 1930s Europe and today’s world with Putin and Trump.
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.
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, November 20 from 1 pm to 3 pm
A presentation on Technology for Everyone: Designing for Aging and Dementia by Carrie Jiamin Dai, Ph.D. student and research assistant, School of Information Studies, McGill University. Discussion with refreshments.
Feature image: Andrew Burlone