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Westmount Here & There
June 10, 2021

A look at events happening in and around Westmount

ATTENTION: Because of COVID-19 many events are cancelled or postponed.

Activities at Contactivity – Closed until further notice

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.

Online courses and activities are now available. For more information visit contactivitycentre.org

Image: courtesy of Contactivity Centre

Centre Greene activities – Closed until further notice

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 centregreene.org

Image: courtesy of Centre Greene

logo city of Westmount - WestmountMag.caCity 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.

Events at Westmount Public Library – Closed until further notice

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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.

Virtual events

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.

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And over at the Atwater Library…

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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.

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 ebooks@atwaterlibrary.ca


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 info@atwaterlibrary.ca
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ATWATER LIBRARY BOOK CLUB

Wednesday, June 9 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Via Zoom: The Atwater Library Book Club, led by writer Mary Soderstrom, discusses Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Register and get the Zoom link at ralph@atwaterlibrary.ca 

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DIGITAL LITERACY SERIES AND FREE HELP

Wednesday, June 9 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Via Zoom: Window 10 Device Series: Storage – The seventh in a series of eight Wednesday afternoon sessions conducted by Christine Paquette. Presented by the Atwater Library Connect Project in partnership with Black Community Resource Centre. Everyone with a Windows 10 device is welcome. For more info and to register: connect@atwaterlibrary.ca

Thursday, June 10 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Via Zoom: Apple Device Series: Storage –The seventh in a series of eight Thursday afternoon sessions conducted by Christine Paquette. Presented by the Atwater Library Connect Project in partnership with Black Community Resource Centre. Everyone with an Apple device is welcome. For more info and to register: connect@atwaterlibrary.ca

Friday, June 11 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Via Zoom: Android Device Series: Storage – The seventh in a series of eight Friday afternoon sessions conducted by Christine Paquette. Presented by the Atwater Library Connect Project in partnership with Black Community Resource Centre. Everyone with an Android device is welcome. For more info and to register: connect@atwaterlibrary.ca

Monday, June 14 from 1 pm to 3 pm
Via Zoom: Connect Project Internet Peer Café – Join Christine Paquette and guests for a discussion about using computers, tablets and smartphones. Stay for 20 minutes or the full two hours for sharing, learning and socializing. For more info and to registerconnect@atwaterlibrary.ca


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


ATWATER LIBRARY LUNCHTIME SERIES

Thursday, June 10 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Via Zoom: Alexander Reford guides a virtual tour of Jardins de Métis/ Reford Gardens and outlines plans for this summer and fall. Get the information you need to plan an in-person visit to the Gaspé Peninsula and Reford Gardens. Register and get the Zoom link here.

Thursday, June 17 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Via Zoom: Waves of Change: A Story Beyond LanguageGuy Rex Rodgers, project manager, arts activist and former ELAN executive director, reports on the oral history of Quebec’s English-speaking communities, created on the 50th anniversary of the FLQ Crisis. Waves of Change is a story documented in a video series about immigration, adaptation, multiple languages, and complex identities. Register and get the Zoom link here.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Thursday, June 10 from 6 pm to 7 pm
Via Zoom: Annual General Meeting of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre. Register and get the Zoom link at lverge@atwaterlibrary.ca 

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YOUTUBE VIDEO SERIES

During the Spring of 2020, the Connect Project team made a series of YouTube videos to help people be in touch, informed and inspired through digital technology.

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.

Episode 4: Filing Your Income Tax Return Online

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 2020-2021 HEALTHY AGING AND CREATIVE COMMUNITY MEDIA PROJECT

Thursday, June 10 from 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Via Zoom: Age On the Stage: The Adventure of Digital Storytelling – Participants in the Atwater Library’s 2020-2021 Healthy Aging and Creative Community Media Project present short videos they made and talk about their experiences working on digital media. In collaboration with Concordia University engAGE. The project has been funded by New Horizons for Seniors, a program of the Government of Canada. Register and get the Zoom link at eric@atwaterlibrary.ca

Tuesday, June 15 from 6 pm to 7 pm
Via Zoom: A special event on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – Participants in the Atwater Library’s 2020-2021 Healthy Aging and Creative Community Media Project present digital media they made in collaboration with RECAA and the Filipino Heritage Society of Montreal. The project has been funded by New Horizons for Seniors. Register and get the Zoom link at eric@atwaterlibrary.ca

Hatley FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM

Wednesday, June 9 from 2 pm to 3:30 pm
Via Zoom: Exchange Traded Funds vs Mutual FundsCertified financial planner Lynn Bennett conducts an information session followed by moderated Q&A.
Register and get the Zoom link at lverge@atwaterlibrary.ca 

Wednesday, June 16 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm
Via Zoom: Nuts and Bolts of Wills – Lawyer Ann Soden and notary Anna Kamateros conduct an information session followed by moderated Q&A. Register and get the Zoom link at lverge@atwaterlibrary.ca 

YOUTUBE VIDEO SERIES

Nutrition on a Budget
VideoEat well on a budget
(50 minutes) with Jaimie Yue, Registered Dietitian. You can sign up for her newsletter and receive a free eBook with recipes.

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.

Budgeting Basics
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.

Fraud prevention
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.


Monday, June 14 from 10 am to noon
Via Zoom: Mired 2 Moving: Getting Unstuck in Your Writing – Part 1 of a 3-part workshop led by Joliane Allaire and Lisa Ndejuru. Register with Elise Moser at awe@atwaterlibrary.ca


Feature image: Shahrzad GhaffariBouton S'inscrire à l'infolettre – WestmountMag.ca

Consult our community calendar for more events.