As the city councillor responsible for the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, I am very proud of the work our amazing staff does every day. One of our goals this mandate was to finally purchase our much anticipated baby grand piano. Well that day has come.
On Wednesday, June 22 at 7 pm rising-star pianist Emie R. Roussell and her jazz trio will perform the concert Quantum, featuring music from their critically acclaimed CD of the same title, at the Harold Greespon Auditorium just below the library. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the library’s circulation desk. This concert is beng presented in collaboration with the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée.
Winners of the Felix Award for Best Jazz Album 2015, critics and jazz lovers alike are unanimously referring to the Emie R. Roussell trio as “one-to-watch”. “I am so proud of the library and its outstanding programming,” says our mayor Mitchell Brownstein “I hope residents can join us for a delightful evening of jazz music and get a sneak preview of what the trio will be offering at this year’s Montreal International Jazz Festival. Don’t miss your chance to hear them first right here in Côte Saint-Luc.”
On this night we will also be inaugurating the baby grand piano. We were able to acquire this gem of an instrument through various fundraising initiatives, including our heartfelt 88 Keys to Music Campaign, allowing us to honour donors’ names on a plaque to be unveiled outside the Greenspon auditorium the evening of the concert. We are thrilled to be able share this piano with our community, and our hope is that it will be enjoyed for years to come.
I personally want to thank all those who contributed to our 88 Keys campaign and our dedicated staff and volunteers for the efforts they put into the library’s books sales, proceeds of which helped pay for the piano and achieve our goal. We are still encouraging people to buy a key with their name or that of of someone dear to them so you to can be part of this program.
As the library’s 50-year landmark anniversary approaches, please stop by on June 22 and pick-up your free list of anniversary-related activities and events leading up to our mega birthday party on Sunday, September 18. If you’re a Côte Saint-Luc resident and haven’t joined the library yet, bring some ID and we’ll sign you up for free. Tell your friends and family, and help us continue to make the Côte Saint-Luc Library the perfect place to discover, share, create and connect.
For more information about these events and programs, visit csllibrary.com or contact the library’s Programs Department at 514-485-6900, ext. 4205.