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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, October 8, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Seminar on Socially Responsible Investing
Facilitated by André Morris and Carlo De Rose

FRIDAY, October 17, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Online Security and Banking
Facilitated by Elizabeth Perrin

NEWMONDAY, October 20, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Legal Representation: Legal and Ethical Framework and Common Misconceptions
Facilitated by Ann Soden, Ad. E.

Digital Literacy Project – Serving Community Groups and Schools

The Digital Literacy Project is an initiative of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre through which we get community groups and schools using creative digital technologies. Over the past seven years we have worked with over 35 partner organizations and through them, more than 1,000 individuals ranging in age from 5 to 90.

Find out more about past initiatives on our blog.

On Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Digital Literacy Project representatives will be at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery at Concordia University screening and discussing videos from our recent Youth Pluralism Video Project, as part of Just Watch Me. The Gallery is located on the ground floor of Concordia's McConnell Library Building at 1400 de Maisonneuve West. Digital Literacy Project facilitators Rana Salah and Nina Pariser recently conducted two poetry and digital media workshops there.

On September 21, 2014 we set up at Empire Exchange in Montreal's Mile End neighbourhood and did a green video workshop as part of the POP Montreal International Music Festival's Kids POP Crawl. Check out what the kids did.

During the late summer and early fall of 2014, we are conducting a ten-week digital skills course for Bienvenue à Notre-Dame-de-Grâce that is oriented to community event planning. The training covers general computer skills, elements of graphic design and social media marketing.

During the Fall 2014 semester we are partnering with Concordia University's Theatre and Development program for the third time in three years. Students in a course called "The Neighbourhood Theatre" are collaborating with two graduate studies seminars from different disciplines under the name "The Right to the City: Cross-disciplinary pedagogy and the politics of Montreal's South-West."  We are supporting this initiative by connecting the students to our partners and helping them create an online "digital reflection" of the experience through social media, video and photography.

For more information about the Atwater Library's Digital Literacy Project, contact Project Coordinator Eric Craven at or 514-935-7344 ext'n 207.