A day of learning, discussion and exhibition at Atwater Library Seniors Media Day

As the Atwater Library Seniors Helping Seniors Downsizing project nears its end, on Friday , March 17 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. participants and guests will enjoy a full day of learning, discussion and exhibition of project accomplishments.

The full schedule of activities will include:

9 t0 11 a.m. – Super 8 Film: Help to make digital versions

10 to 11 a.m.– Seniors Digital Media Lab: Help to scan and copy cassettes into digital formats; MP3 and WAV.

11 a.m. to 12 noon –A panel discussion about the technical, emotional and philosophical aspects of downsizing.

12 noon to 1 p.m. will be a vernissage for an exhibition of digital media creations and crafts recycling old media made by seniors during the past year. Refreshments will be served.

In addition presentations on opportunities to get involved in two new Atwater Library projects will be given. The first is Canada in 150 Seconds: 150-second Videos by 150 Montrealers for Canada’s 150th.

The second is  Seniors Helping Seniors Develop a Living History Collection.

1 to 2:30 p.m. A group discussion inspired by the BBC Radio program Inheritance Tracks will focus on choosing recorded music to bestow to future generations. Following the discussion, a demonstration of how to transfer vinyl to digital formats will be presented.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome but advance registration is required. Please email Eric Craven at dlp@atwterlibrary.ca.

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