Westmount Here & There
February 18, 2021
A look at events happening in and around Westmount
ATTENTION: Because of COVID-19 many events are cancelled or postponed.
Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal Lectures
March 16, 2021
Everything You Wanted to Know About Montreal’s Street Art
Speaker: Archie Fineberg, Publisher and Author of Montreal’s Street Art Gallery: The Best of the City’s Graffiti and Wall-Art
May 4, 2021
Dawson’s Living Campus – Reconnecting People, Community and Nature
Speaker: Chris Adam, Director, Sustainability Office, Dawson College
May 25, 2021
My Journey as a Canadian Storyteller
Speaker: Frances Itani, OC, Author
Women’s Arts Society of Montreal Events
On Tuesday, February 23 at 1:30 pm, Julia Pomeroy, lawyer and fabulous painter will give a talk on Mothers and Daughters – Tracing family history through art.
From February 9 to 25, the WASM and Saint-Columba House present their first ever online silent auction. Saint Columba House (SCH) is a 100-year old charity situated in the Pointe St-Charles neighbourhood of Montreal, but supports people in the entire Greater Montreal area.
A co-hosted live Vernissage with city councillor du Sud-Ouest, Craig Sauvé will be held via Facebook on February 25 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Door prizes will be drawn!
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.
Online courses and activities are now available. For more information visit contactivitycentre.org
Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre
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
City of Westmount events
Due to the COVID-19 situation and in order to limit the propagation of the virus, Victoria Hall and the Westmount Public Library are closed for an indefinite period. All events and activities are cancelled or postponed until further notice. Please consult the city’s event calendar for more information.
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – Events at Westmount Public Library
4574 Sherbrooke W, Westmount
INDOOR PICK-UP SERVICE
Contactless pickup service inside the Library
Receive an email or phone call when your reservations are ready
No scheduled appointments
2-day pickup window
Enter the Library to pick up items
For details on how this service works, modified opening hours, and conditions & requirements, visit the Library website at westlib.org
Library items can be returned to the book drops at any time.
The Library thanks members for their patience and understanding throughout its gradual reopening. This contactless service is offered with the safety of members and staff at the forefront.
Many of the usual Library events, including the Poetry Workshop with Ann Lloyd, the Westmount Cinema Club and the French Book Club, have gone virtual. Visit the events page for more information.
And over at the Atwater Library…
1200 Atwater, Westmount
Information at 514 935-7344.
Image: Frédéric Ryan – Instagram (@feddomtl
The Atwater Library is in Phase 1 in accordance with the “red zone” pandemic measures Premier Legault announced.
Phase 1 means the Library is closed to the public with staff handing out packages of reserved books and DVDs at the Atwater Avenue entrance two times a week:
Tuesdays and Fridays from 3 pm to 6 pm
Meanwhile, members can reserve paper books and DVDs through the Library’s online catalogue, by email and by phone (see below).
And the staff are always pleased to provide information and help by phone and email.
SERVICES BY PHONE, EMAIL AND INTERNET
Atwater Library staff are continuing to provide help and information by phone and email at 514 935-7344 (weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm) and at email@example.com
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DIGITAL LITERACY SERIES AND FREE HELP
Thursday, February 18 from 10 am to 11:30 am
Via Zoom: APPLE Device Series – Basics of Computing and the Internet – The third in a series of eight Thursday morning sessions conducted by Christine Paquette. Presented by the Atwater Library Connect Project in partnership with Literacy in Action. Everyone with an Apple device is welcome. For more info and to register: 514 935-7344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, February 22 (and Mondays for the rest of the winter) from 1 pm to 3 pm
Via Zoom: Connect Project Internet Peer Café – Join Christine Paquette and special guests for discussion about using computers, tablets and smartphones. Stay for 20 minutes or the full two hours for sharing, learning and socializing. Register in advance and get the Zoom link at email@example.com
Tuesday, February 23 from 10 am to 11:30 am
Via Zoom: Android Device Series – Basics of Computing and the Internet – The fourth in a series of eight Tuesday morning sessions conducted by Liz Perrin. Presented by the Atwater Library Connect Project in partnership with Literacy in Action. Everyone with an Android device is welcome. For more info and to register: 514 935-7344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 23 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Via Zoom: How to Use Zoom as a Participant – Christine Paquette conducts a hands-on workshop on the basics and explores features such as polls and screen sharing. Moderated Q&A with discussion. To register, send an email to email@example.com
Wednesday, February 24 from 10 am to 11:30 am
Via Zoom: Windows 10 Device Series – Basics of Computing and the Internet – The fourth in a series of eight Wednesday morning sessions conducted by Christine Paquette. Presented by the Atwater Library Connect Project in partnership with Literacy in Action. Everyone with a Windows 10 device is welcome. For more info and to register: 514 935-7344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, February 26 at 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Via Zoom: How To File Your Income Tax Online – Liz Perrin shows you how to file your income tax return online using UFile.ca. Step-by-step instructions with Q&A. Click here for a helpful Atwater Library YouTube video on filing your tax return online using UFile.ca (21 minutes). Register and get the Zoom link at email@example.com
Tuesday, March 9 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Via Zoom: How to Use Zoom as a Host – Christine Paquette conducts a hands-on workshop on the basics and explores what’s needed to create a Zoom meeting and how to share it with attendees. Moderated Q&A with discussion. To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about your computer or device? Email email@example.com or phone 514 935-7344 daytime during the week. With funding from the Government of Canada.
YOUTUBE VIDEO SERIES
With instructor Liz Perrin and Connect Project Coordinator Richard Cassidy.
Episode 1 – Introduction: be in touch, informed and inspired through digital technology.
Episode 2 – eBooks 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.
Episode 5: Zoom Video Conferencing
Step-by-step instructions for taking part in online meetings and events using Zoom. With a “cheat sheet” guide to buttons and functions.
Episode 6: Digital Discussions Lecture Series
A brief intro with links to presenters’ slideshows and a guide to YouTube buttons and functions.
Episode 7: Online Ordering for Delivery
A guide with helpful information and local examples.
ATWATER LIBRARY LUNCHTIME SERIES
Thursday, February 18 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Via Zoom – Richard Pound sheds light on Lord Durham (1792-1840) and the contribution he made to the development of Canada through his brief service as governor general and the report he wrote to the British government in 1839 on the affairs of British North America. Register and get the Zoom link at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 25 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Via Zoom – Rosalind Pepall recounts some of the wonderful stories in her book Talking to a Portrait: Tales of an Art Curator. Register and get the Zoom link at email@example.com
Thursday, March 4 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Via Zoom – Gwendolyn Owens, Director of McGill University’s Visual Arts Collection, tells a fascinating story, A celebration and a ruckus: The 1931 inauguration of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s fountain on the McGill University campus. Register and get the Zoom link at firstname.lastname@example.org
FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM
Monday, February 22 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm
REGISTRATION IS FULL – Via Zoom: Income Tax Preparation – Lynn Bennett, Certified Financial Planner, gives an overview of 2020 provisions of federal and provincial income tax. She will explain tax treatment for different types of income and expenses, and let you know about credits and strategies you may use to optimize your tax bill. Presentation followed by moderated Q&A. Presented by the Atwater Library Financial Literacy Program in collaboration with the Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ). Everyone welcome! Register and get the Zoom link at Hayley at email@example.com
Wednesday, March 3 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Via Zoom: Income Tax Preparation – Lynn Bennett, Certified Financial Planner, gives an overview of 2020 provisions of federal and provincial income tax. She will explain tax treatment for different types of income and expenses, and let you know about credits and strategies you may use to optimize your tax bill. Presentation followed by moderated Q&A. Register and get the Zoom link at firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTUBE VIDEO SERIES
Personal Finances in Times of Crisis
Video (20 minutes) with Michel Gariépy, analyst with Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). He gives tips for saving money and shares the AMF Budget Sheet and Balance Sheet forms.
RRIF (Registered Retirement Income Fund)
Video (29 minutes) with Certified Financial Planner Lynn Bennett.
Budgeting Basics 2: Protect Your Money and Online Resources
Video (35 minutes) with computer instructor Liz Perrin. She discusses online consumer resources and gives pointers for guarding against scams and fraud.
Video (33 minutes) with computer instructor Liz Perrin on the importance of a budget, even in difficult times, and the three steps to creating one: planning, making and reviewing. Examples of free online budgeting tools are included.
COVID-19: Watch Out For Financial Fraud!
Video (25 minutes) with Michel Gariépy, analyst with Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF).
Info on Wills
Video (25 minutes) with Ann Soden, Ad. E., Elder Law Lawyer and mediator, and Anna Kamateros, notary, in conversation with Financial Literacy Program Coordinator, Natalie Domingue. Includes information on how people can write their own “holograph will” while physically isolating, with pointers for minimizing the risk of challenges after death.
Click to access Éducaloi’s detailed guide on Wills.
The Atwater Library Financial Literacy Program is funded by Canadian Heritage.