Winter 2011 Workshops

The Winter 2011 semester of the Atwater Library's Digital Literacy Project is well underway! There are eight workshops currently underway! Partner organizations for this Winter include Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi NDG’s Jeunes en Action, Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi Sud-Ouest de Montréal’s Jeunes en Action, Head & Hands Young Parent’s Program, HipHopNoPop, Root.Ed, and Westhaven-Elmhurst Community Association's Skills Link. We're planning for more exciting new partnerships for the Summer, so stay connected!

Root.Ed Workshop

The Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi NDG’s Jeunes en Action is back at the Library to learn about stop-motion animation! Artist, educator and DLP facilitator extraordinaire Zohar Kfir will be teaching them the ropes of stop-motion animation, as well as filming and editing basics on Tuesday afternoons in March.

The Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi Sud-Ouest de Montréal’s Jeunes en Action is also back at the Library. After coming to the classroom last December and January to learn digital photography, the group is returning this March for an introduction to Photoshop. They will be creating their own comic books using the images they manipulate in Photoshop. We're excited to announce that this is the Digital Literacy Project's first workshop to be conducted entirely in French by co-facilitators Victoria Nam and Nina Pariser.

HipHopNoPop, a program that teaches youth about the non-violent origins of hip hop, is a new partner for the Digital Literacy Project. Video artist Victoria Nam is working with them on a Video Documentary Project to create a vignette about HipHopNoPop. We're also working with them to create video tools for teaching.

The participants of the Head and Hands Young Parents Program are coming to the library for workshops over the Winter to learn about digital photography and Photoshop. After gathering for lunch in the auditorium, parents are spending the afternoons working on a photo zine project about their experiences as young parents in Montreal. This workshop is co-facilitated by Arwen Fleming and Robin Kelley.

New partner organization Root.Ed visited the library in January for an intensive 1-day workshop on blogging, citizen journalism, and video. The group hung out for an entire Saturday, learning from and interacting with the likes of multimedia journalists and activists Montréal Boban Chaldvich, Nantali Indongo, and Aaron Lakoff. The group is going to be back at the Library for two Saturdays this Winter for some more intensive video work with video artist Victoria Nam!

Another new partner is Westhaven-Elmhurst Community Association's Skills Link. Young adults participating in their Skills Link will be visiting the Library on March 21 for an intensive afternoon in audio recording. Montréal musician James Irwin will lead the group through recording, importing, editing, and exporting audio projects.

New from Atwater Library – a tutorial for seniors on how to navigate the Quebec health services website

While the Atwater library does have information sessions, I wanted to create a permanent instructional tutorial available on the website that library users could keep coming back to if they needed help. Enjoy and have fun navigating!

Atwater Library: Accessing Health Information from your home computer