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Annual Benefit Cocktail Party

The Atwater Library's 2014 Benefit Cocktail Party takes place on Wednesday, November 5  We're thrilled that hockey great Bob Gainey is our guest of honour and journalist Dennis Trudeau is emceeing with the Dave Turner Jazz Trio playing. Tickets priced at $125 (tax receipt for $100) are available from Melaine Campbell at 514-935-7344 ext'n 203. We depend on the proceeds for our community programs and services.

Invitation to Consultation

Atwater Library and Computer Centre
cordially invites you

to a public consultation
regarding activities to celebrate Quebec's English-language writers, past and present, culminating in the launch of an exhibition at the Library in the Spring of 2015.

The Library's long-term goal is to establish a
Montreal Writers Museum.

Time and Place:
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:00 to 7:30 pm
Atwater Library auditorium
1200 Atwater Avenue

Consultation moderator:
Guy Rodgers, Executive Director
English-Language Arts Network

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments served.

With support from Community Cultural Action Fund, Canadian Heritage.

For more information:
Zile Ozols, Project Coordinator

Computer and Digital Device Training

The schedule is available in brochure format at the Library and online. Click here to see the lineup to the end of August and here for September to December 2014.

We offer two-hour workshops on Computer Security, Digital Cameras, Buying a Computer, iPads and iPhones, Scanning photos and documents, Smartphones, Apps,Skype, and eBooks and eReaders.

We also do private instruction at the Library or at your home or office – instruction that's tailored to your individual needs.

For more information and to register, contact Kelley Rojas at or 514-935-7344.

Free Financial Literacy Sessions – Advance Registration Required

Thanks to funding from the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), over the next year we are offering free sessions on financial literacy for seniors. 

Free admission but the number of places is limited and advance registration is required.

For information and to register, please contact Zile Ozols at 514-935-7344 ext'n 206 or

Click here to see everything now scheduled. Below is what's coming up next.

WEDNESDAY, September 17, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
WEDNESDAY, September 24, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Two-Part Seminar on the Fundamentals of Investing
Facilitated by André Morris and Carlo De Rose

TUESDAY, September 23, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Living with Disability: available tax relief and supports
Facilitated by Brenda Shanahan

MONDAY, September 29, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Online Government Services for Seniors
Facilitated by Elizabeth Perrin

Exhibition on Tourism in Montreal

The Atwater Library reading room features a fascinating exhibition on Tourism in Montreal. Curated by Edward McCann, retired museum curator, it includes pictures, artifacts and rare books portraying different aspects of Montreal tourism from the mid-19th century through the 20th century. There are wood cuts of our organization's former building at 360 St. James Street, now 360 St-Jacques West in Old Montreal, that was a tourist attraction for several years after it opened in 1854. Click here for more information on our remarkable 185-year-long history as a mechanics' institute now called Atwater Library and Computer Centre.

The exhibition continues until the fall of 2014 and admission is free.