Westmount Here & There
April 2, 2020
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
ATTENTION: Because of COVID-19 many events are now cancelled or postponed. We have indicated those that are when we receive official notification, but still await news from some organizers. Please contact them for further information.
CALL TO ARTISANS – ARTISANS WESTMOUNT 2020
The Westmount Community Events Division is inviting artisans to submit their work for inclusion in the 2020 edition of Artisans Westmount. This event aims to showcase high quality, handmade and functional goods for sale in Victoria Hall the weekend of November 14 and 15.
NEW SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process has been adapted in order to stem the spread of COVID-19. Instead of asking each artisan to bring in samples of their work, the judges will be using the photos included in their applications to make the final selection.
Artisans will be notified of the Jury’s decision in early May.
Participation fee: $125
EXTENDED DEADLINE: All interested artisans are invited to register online by Friday, April 17, 2020.
2020 McEntyre Writing Competition
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. This year you are invited to write about what freedom means to you.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: Submit your entry to the Children’s Desk, Westmount Public Library, no later than 9 pm on Friday, April 17, 2020.
To find out how to participate, please visit the Library’s website.
More information at 514 989-5229.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 2020
The Westmount Community Events Division is inviting musicians to submit their candidacy for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Concert Series.
This series brings live music to the public in a relaxed outdoor setting and aims to showcase a variety of live music from emerging or professional small jazz ensembles, classical, folk, and pop groups.
Please note that all performers are required to provide their own technical equipment and technician (if required).
EXTENDED DEADLINE: All interested groups are invited to register by Thursday, April 30, 2020.
THE GALLERY AT VICTORIA HALL – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Westmount Community Events Office invites Westmount artists to send in their proposals for the 2020-2021 exhibitions of the Gallery at Victoria Hall. Emerging or professional artists who are residents or work in an artist studio in Westmount are invited to apply.
Located next to the Westmount Public Library, the Gallery at Victoria Hall presents seven art exhibitions annually, including a community youth art show and a summer group exhibition.
Proposals are evaluated by the Gallery Selection Committee which is made up of local artists. Selected artists will be offered a solo, duo, trio or group exhibition in the Gallery at the discretion of the Committee.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 30, 2020.
For more information about the requirements at 514 989-5265 or visit the Gallery at Victoria Hall’s web page.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – 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!
For more information, call 514 931-6202 or visit centregreene.org
Image: courtesy of Centre Greene
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – 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
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – Events at Westmount Public Library
4574 Sherbrooke W, Westmount
The Westmount Public Library offers a variety of activities and events for all tastes and interests including Film Clubs, Poetry Workshops, Let’s Talk Opera, Knitting Club, Book Clubs and more!
Westmount Library’s events and programs for kids and teens
The Library also offers a host of activities for children and teens including Book Clubs, Gaming at the Library, Movies, Arts and Crafts, Storytimes and much more!
Visit westlib.org to view the events calendar.
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.
Image: Frédéric Ryan – Instagram (@feddomtl
COVID-19 – The Atwater Library is closed indefinitely in response to the public health authorities’ advice.
Services by phone, email and Internet
Atwater Library staff are busy providing help and information by phone and email. They’d be pleased to hear from you. Phone: 514 935-7344 daytime weekdays and Saturdays. Email: email@example.com
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, April 2 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
CANCELLED – Author Sherry Simon discusses her latest book Translation Sites: A Field Guide.
Thursday, April 9 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
CANCELLED – Author Mark Bourrie tells some of the amazing tales recounted in his book Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson, winner of the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize.
ATWATER LIBRARY CONNECT PROJECT
Questions about your computer or device? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 514 935-7344 daytime during the week.
eBooks and digital audiobooks: Thanks to generous donors, the Library recently increased its selection of digital books for your reading and listening pleasure. For information and help: 514 935-7344 or email@example.com
Mondays from noon to 3 pm
CANCELLED – Internet Peer Café, a series of gatherings of seniors and young people working on digital media projects. Come and enjoy collaboratively creating digital stories, blogspots and podcasts for part or all of the afternoon. ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: Richard Cassidy at 514 935-7344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With funding from the Government of Canada.
Thursdays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
CANCELLED – Digital Help Hub. A computer instructor will be in the main lobby to provide 20 to 30 minutes of FREE help with your cell phone, tablet or computer. ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required: Richard Cassidy at 514 935-7344 or email@example.com
With funding from the Government of Canada.
ATWATER LIBRARY AWE PROJECT
Saturday, April 4 from 2 pm to 5 pm
POSTPONED – The Power of Place: Making a Communal Memory Map. Writer and artist Kathleen Winter leads the first session of a two-afternoon workshop to make a communal tapestry for display at the Atwater Library. This workshop is free but space is limited and registration for both afternoon sessions is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, April 5 from 2 pm to 5 pm
POSTPONED – The Power of Place: Making a Communal Memory Map. Writer and artist Kathleen Winter leads the second and concluding session of a workshop to make a communal tapestry for display at the Atwater Library. This workshop is free but space is limited and registration for both afternoon sessions is required: email@example.com
ATWATER LIBRARY FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM
Wednesday, April 8 from 1 pm to 3 pm
CANCELLED – Your 2019 Income Tax Return: Lynn Bennett, Certified Financial Planner, gives an overview of 2019 provisions of federal and provincial income tax, particularly pertaining to seniors. Moderated Q&A after the presentation.
ATWATER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
The Atwater Library Book Club is led with intelligence and skill by author Mary Soderstrom.
Wednesday, April 8 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
CANCELLED – A discussion on The Break by Katherena Vermette.