Reading Buddies for Kids

Are you looking for a fun reading activity for your child, to practice and help foster a love of books? Reading Buddies are the way to go! Children are paired with a teen volunteer to encourage them to develop their love of reading. One hour a week at the Central Library: schedule according to participants’ availability Ages 7 to 11 – Bilingual Thursday, October 27, 2021 to Friday, March 25, 2022 Registration required, library members only Application form Important: Applicants must be willing to commit for the year in order to join this program. MEET YOUR BUDDY NIGHT A matching ceremony … Continue reading Reading Buddies for Kids

Activities for the Week: Monday Sept 13 to Sunday Sept 19

LITTLE BURGUNDY : RAILROADS, JAZZ AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT EXPERIMENT with Françoise Bâby Discover a little-known but vibrant neighbourhood in the Southwest borough of Montreal. For over 100 years, industrialization along the nearby canal shaped the area, where the Black community’s … Continue reading Activities for the Week: Monday Sept 13 to Sunday Sept 19

Congratulations!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our contest this summer. We received many excellent book recommendations from you all, from a wide range of perspectives.pcplblog.wordpress.com/category/may-we-suggest/diversity-read-contest/ Congratulations to the winners! Ann Sosontovich Chantal Saint-Jarre Daniel Basch Tétreault Doriana … Continue reading Congratulations!

Real-time Recommendations

Here’s what other patrons are talking about! What diverse books have you discovered this summer? Marc recommends : Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga SEVEN FALLEN FEATHERS has been widely reviewed, discussed and praised; it has won a long list of awards for journalism and nonfiction reading, both in Canada and internationally. I can’t add much original praise, so I’ll only say that it constitutes essential reading for all Canadians. We can’t pretend to have any real understanding of our country unless we grapple with the violence inherent in both the creation and maintenance of the Canadian state. Talaga surgically … Continue reading Real-time Recommendations