Westmount Here & There
April 30, 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.


Summer Concert Series -

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.


Galerie du Victoria Hall - Victoria Hall Gallery – WestmountMag.caThe 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.

Please send your complete proposal by email, mail, drop it off in person at the Community Events Office or fill in the online form.

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.

Image: Andrew Burlone

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – Centre Greene Activities

Centre Greene westmountmag.caCentre 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 

Image: courtesy of Centre Greene

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – Activities at Contactivity

contactivity centreContactivity 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

Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – Events at Westmount Public Library

Bibliothèque de Westmount library, Westmount QC _WestmountMag.ca4574 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!

photo: Meet the MascotWestmount 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 to view the events calendar.


And over at the Atwater Library…

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:


Click to see an enchanting four-minute video made by Montreal-based writer and artist Kathleen Winter. It’s a delightful gift for the Atwater Library community and literature lovers everywhere.

The video is an offshoot of Kathleen Winter’s research and writing about Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855), the English poet and journal writer. Visit the Wordsworth Trust site to learn more about Kathleen Winter’s exciting project and to read about An Afternoon with Dorothy Wordsworth at Wordsworth Grasmere in the Lake District last Spring.

Kathleen Winter’s Lunchtime Series talk about her Dorothy Wordsworth project, scheduled for Thursday, April 30 but cancelled because of COVID-19, will now take place next Spring during Dorothy Wordsworth’s 250th anniversary year.


Questions about your computer or device? Email or phone 514 935-7344 daytime during the week. With funding from the Government of Canada.

eBooks and digital audiobooks: The Library has increased its selection of digital books for your reading and listening pleasure. For information and help: 514 935-7344 or

NEW YouTube Video Series
With instructor Liz Perrin and Connect Project Coordinator Richard Cassidy.

Episode 1Introduction: be in touch, informed and inspired through digital technology.
Episode 2eBooks and audiobooks: get started enjoying books on your device — phone, tablet or computer. With step-by-step instructions for borrowing eBooks and audiobooks from the Atwater Library.
Episode 3: Podcasts
How to begin enjoying a wealth of free recorded radio programs and other online audio material. Included is info about popular and recommended podcasts.


The Atwater Library Book Club, led by writer Mary Soderstrom, had a successful discussion by Zoom last week. Below is the agenda for the next two Zoom sessions. Click on the hot-linked title to borrow. Register for the Zoom discussions at or phone 514 935-7344.

Wednesday, May 13 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
The Break by Katherena Vermette

Wednesday, June 10 from 7:30 pm to 9 pm
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

$10 off Contacts at Clearly on orders of $99+ with CLEAR10


Info on wills
The Atwater Financial Literacy Program Online presents a 25-minute video on Wills with Ann Soden, Ad. E., Elder Law Lawyer and mediator, and Anna Kamateros, notary, in conversation with our Financial Literacy Program Coordinator, Natalie Domingue. There is information on how people can write their own “holograph will” while physically isolating, with pointers for minimizing the risk of challenges after death. If you have questions, please email Anna Kamateros at or Ann Soden at

Click to access Éducaloi’s detailed guide on Wills.

Nourishing Yourself with Self Compassion while Quarantining
Jaimie Yue, Registered Dietitian and regular presenter for the Financial Literacy Program, is sharing tips online for healthy eating, budgeting and nourishing yourself while quarantining. Her blog Nourishing Yourself with Self Compassion while Quarantining includes ideas for stocking the pantry with healthy foods. You can sign up for her newsletter and receive a free eBook with recipes.

Click to access Jaimie Yue’s 50-minute video Eat Well On a Budget. If you have questions you would like her to address in the video, please email her at

The Atwater Library Financial Literacy Program is funded by Canadian Heritage.

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Consult our community calendar for more events.

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