Library hosts series for students
by Chloe Nudo
Atwater library, located just outside the metro station is hosting the Lunchtime Series, which is a weekly event of speakers and artists talking about art, life, adventures and history.
The Lunchtime Series began in September and will continue until April, leaving the summer vacation for everyone to explore on their own.
The goal for this series is to exchange information, opinions and art on certain topics ranging from women’s rights to poetry. Each week the library hosts one session at lunchtime beginning at 12:30 p.m. to bring the community together.
Today, Thursday, February 11, Ian Ferrier will be discussing the idea of love. The question being addressed is how powerful love is. What can love make us do? And in these times of romance and gift giving, how far would one go not to feel lonely on Valentine’s Day.
He will be discussing and performing music and poetry to better express what he thinks love is, and what love represents to most of us.
Next week, Wednesday, February 17, author Frank Mackey will be talking about his new book in time for Black History month, titled Done with Slavery: The Black Fact in Montreal.
On March 5, International Women’s Day, Professor Jane Everett of McGill will be discussing the lives of women in the past, present and future.
For students interested in engineering, the discussion on March 11 will include Dr. Hugh McQueen, a professor at Concordia University, who will be talking about a prestigious bridge known as the Montreal Victoria Bridge. It is the bridge’s 150th anniversary. When it was completed in 1860 it was the longest bridge in the world.
The discussions cover a wide range of topics as to offer as many students an opportunity to get involved as possible.
The Atwater Library is located on rue Atwater and Tupper. Admission is free.