By Molly Hotson
I wrote this poem in the hopes that I would be able to effectively relay my personal experience and journey thus far with the Atwater Library. To me, the Atwater Library’s identity is everchanging. Beginning as the Mechanic’s Institute of Montreal, the library has now developed into a centre designed to bring the community together through education and outreach. The more I learned about the Atwater Library, the more I realized that it was impossible to describe the library in just a few words. And so, this poem was born.
By Ana Berta Argueta
The reason I have created an online scavenger hunt is to encourage young people to connect to the Atwater library via interwebs.
By Emily Schon
In 1821 a group of concerned men—including Reverend Henry Esson, the Governor of Lower Canada and the Sheriff of Montreal—gathered to discuss what they called the “riff-raff” problem. The Reverend and his men were concerned that the proletariat where throwing away their pennies in the of gin mills and bear pits! Thus began the struggle of the Montreal Mechanic’s Institute to educate modern man!
By Laura Harris
It’s something surprising that exists in public places, that people encounter rather than attend, that is stumbled upon rather than sought out. Something that is part of the everyday experience; an experience where the art comes first and the ‘what?’ and the ‘why?’ are asked or explained later, or not at all.
By Morgan Nerenberg
Photo Haikus are an ancient poetic form, while Twitter is a cutting edge social network. Both however are linked by having extreme limitations on the length of any single “post”. I chose to combine this two forms while also adding in photography. By “searching out Haikus” I was able to take photographs that then were to subject of a short poem, and then posted to them Twitter. Original Concept and Realization by Morgan Nerenberg.
This video shows what the Atwater Library sees daily, and then ask the Library to speak, as though it were in interview about its life. Original Concept and Realization by Peter Shaw.
By Christopher Carignano Vignetta
What if one night a place, like every other, changes? What if you can be part of something you’ve never thought it was possible before? What if you have the chance to visit your library at night?