Westmount Here & There
January 24, 2019
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
The Gallery at Victoria Hall – Group Exhibition
The Gallery at Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W, is pleased to present a group exhibition featuring artists Caroline Benchetrit, Hubert Cachat, and John Reimann until Friday, February 15, 2019.
Monday to Friday: 10 am to 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm.
More information at 514 989-5265.
Image: courtesy of the City of Westmount
CLIMATE CAFÉ AT WESTMOUNT PARK UNITED CHURCH
The Climate Café is a non-religious event open to everyone, organized by Westmount Park United Church as part of its Faith in Nature Centre, a community committed to building lasting relationship and partnerships for the well-being of the environment. Come to meet the growing number of neighbours who are concerned and want to make a difference!
Climate Café relaunches this month with a vegetarian cooking class, taking place on Wednesday, January 30 at 6 pm in the WPUC kitchen.
CITY OF WESTMOUNT WINTER CARNIVAL
Westmount Winter Carnival 2019 takes place from Thursday, February 7 to Saturday, February 9. Consult the full schedule of activities.
SENIORS’ CARNIVAL LUNCHEON
Thursday, February 7 from 12:30 pm to 3 pm
Contactivity Centre, 4695 de Maisonneuve W
Tickets: $10. Reserve tickets by contacting the Contactivity Centre at 514 932-2326.
FAMILY DINNER AND DANCE: UNDER THE SEA
Friday, February 8 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm
Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke W
Dinner served between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Cash bar. Please bring your indoor shoes!
Tickets: adult $12 ; 12 years and under $6. Available at Victoria Hall and the Westmount Public Library. Cash only.
More information at 514 989-5226 (Community Events Division)
Saturday, February 9 from 10 am to 4 pm
King George Park, Côte St. Antoine and Murray
Skating, old-fashioned sleigh rides, fun games on ice and a sugar shack await!
More information at 514 989-5353 (Sports and Recreation)
NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, some activities will take place in the Westmount Recreation Centre.
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 February 15 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Tales & Travels Series. A weekly activity for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Registration is required and spaces are limited. Full details at 514 989-5530 or email@example.com. In the Westmount Room.
Saturday, January 26 at 2 pm
Saturday Cinema – The Caregiver’s Club (2018). Directed by Cynthia Banks. Free, no ticket required. In Victoria Hall.
Tuesday, January 29 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Film Club – Colette (2018). Tickets available at the Main Desk four weeks prior for library members, remaining tickets one week prior for the general public. In Victoria Hall.
Wednesday, February 6 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, February 6 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Film Club – Documentary – Unarmed Verses (2017). This feature documentary presents a thoughtful and vivid portrait of a community facing imposed relocation. At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society. Discussions will be 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.
Until March 7.
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, Group A: 10:35 am – 10:55 am; Group B: 2:10 pm to 2:30 pm
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
Friday, January 25 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)
Monday, January 28 from 4 pm to 5 pm
French Book Club – Le mystère du gang masqué by Ken Follet. Come discuss some wonderful books with other 9 to 13 year olds. This book club meets once a month. In the Boardroom.
Thursday, January 31 from 4 pm to 5 pm
Advanced Readers Book Club –The Sisters Grimm, book one: fairy-tale detectives by Michael Buckley. Come discuss some challenging books with other kids. Meetings are once a month. (9 years +) In the Westmount Room.
Saturday, February 2
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.
Thursday, February 7 from 4 pm to 5 pm
English Book Club for Teens – The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline. Come discuss some wonderful books with other teens. This book club meets once a month. In the Boardroom. (13 to 17 year olds)
Thursday, February 7 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Launch – Winter StoryWalk® – Missuk’s Snow Geese with Anne Renaud. Join author Anne Renaud for the launch of the Winter StoryWalk® featuring her book Missuk’s Snow Geese. A StoryWalk® is a fun activity that places a children’s book along a path in Westmount park. Following the reading, there will be hot chocolate, snacks and crafts in the Westmount Room. Don’t forget to bundle up! Share your photos using the hashtag #WPLStorywalk.
2019 McEntyre Writing Competition
This year’s theme: It’s Okay to be Different
Peter McEntyre was the Mayor of the City of Westmount from 1969 to 1971. He set up a trust fund to support an annual writing competition to encourage young people to think about the idea of community, and to learn more about their own communities.
You may compete if you go to school in Westmount (elementary or secondary, grades 1–11), live in Westmount, or are a member of a library in Westmount.
Submit your entry to the Children’s Desk, Westmount Public Library, no later than 9 pm on Friday, April 5, 2019.
To find out how to participate, please visit the Library’s website.
More information at 514 989-5229
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, January 24 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
In honour of Robbie Burns Day, poet and musician Ilay Ian Charles Ferrier (aka Ian Ferrier) performs his poetry with accompaniment by clarinetist and composer Louise Campbell.
Friday, February 1 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
To celebrate Black History Month, the Imani Gospel Singers, directed by Marcia Bailey, perform a program of spiritual music and discuss the evolution of Black gospel music.
Thursday, February 7 from 1 pm to 2 pm
Brian Manker, Principal Cello of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, presents a program on cellists as political activists, centering around Casals, Rostropovich, and the “cellist of Sarajevo.”
ATWATER WRITERS EXHIBITION
Thursday, January 24 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Poet and musician Ian Ferrier leads an Atwater Writers Exhibition memoir writing activity, Moments in the Story of Your Life. Participants will be encouraged to write and craft the story of their moments, and if interested, to pick up a microphone and read what they write to the group. Free and all are welcome. No registration necessary. More information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Generously supported by the Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
CREATE YOUR OWN COMIC: GRAPHIC STORYTELLING FOR ADULTS AND KIDS
Saturday, February 2 from 10 am to 4 pm
Day one of a two-day Atwater Writers Exhibition (AWE) project workshop led by Drawn & Quarterly’s Tom Devlin for grownups and kids, aged 12 and up. Tom Devlin will provide a short history of and practical rules for comics story construction from his own point of view. Participants will gain the tools for creating a graphic novel, and will leave with their own four-page comic. Free, with all materials provided. For more information and to register, contact Elise Moser at email@example.com (Day two is Saturday, February 9 from 10 am to 4 pm.)
Feature image: Andrew Burlone