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May on Le Plateau

From May to June, the Plateau-Mont-Royal Library is extremely proud to welcome a writer-in-residence, the talented Maude Jarry, author of Si j'étais un motel j'affiche jamais sold-out. Maude will be present in the library to meet users, offer a public writer service and mentorship for young writers, lead workshops and conferences, in addition to working on a collective poem project. Stay tuned for our social media posts for the full schedule of activities!


In addition, the Plateau-Mont-Royal Library team is pleased to announce the complete reopening of all sections temporarily closed due to water damage. Thus, adult documentaries, musical scores and study tables are now fully accessible. Thank you for your patience.


*Please note that due to Patriots' Day, the two libraries and the Maison de la culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal will be closed on Monday, May 22.

of the uterus: exhibition and vernissageThis collaborative project developed by three artists of Iranian origin - Khosro Brahmandi, painter; Hadi Jamali, media artist; and ceramicist Reihan Ebrahim explores the correlation between Earth, death and rebirth. The Earth as the womb of nature, embraces death, shelters it and nourishes it to grant it a new cycle of birth/life. The exhibition offers a contemplative environment that reveals a mythological world and embraces life under and above the earth. An exhibition presented as part of the Festival Accès Asie. Exhibition: Life of the Womb April 28 to June 11 At the Maison de la culture Free admission (during opening hours) The opening of the exhibition will take place on Friday, May 5, from 16 p.m. to 19 p.m. Free admission

An Laurence et Sara Constant du duo Alokari. (Photo: Laura Criollo Carrillo)

Alokori - An Laurence et Sara ConstantThe duo Alokori - An Laurence, guitar and vocals; and Sara Constant, flute and electronics - presents a brand new work of acoustic, electronic and sound performance of their own inspired by the metaphors of distance, the fragility of belonging and the construction of a home. Halfway between performance and installation, Alokori's new work expresses itself through sound, narration and movement, and uses musical performance and electronic devices to create a nostalgic soundscape. As part of the Festival Accès Asie. Friday, May 19 at 19:30 p.m. At the Maison de la culture Free (reservation required, starting Friday, May 5) Limited places

Singer and author Yama Laurent. (Photo: Sara-Maude Ravenelle)

Wives! - Yama LaurentYama Laurent is a singer and author of Haitian origin whose journey punctuated by the need for resilience and the happiness of unexpected encounters. Between historical narrative and introspection, Yama goes through her journey as a woman and a performer, and tells us how these great figures have changed, one after the other, her life and her voice. A show to the sound of jazz, soul and pop, with great classics (Aretha Franklin, Alberta Hunter, Nina Simone, etc.) and new compositions by Yama Laurent. Saturday, May 13 at 19:30 p.m. At the Maison de la culture Free (reservation required, starting Saturday, April 29) Limited places

The Opéra-Bonbon show. (Photo: Jeunesses Musicales du Canada)

Candy opera: Hansel and Gretel's gourmet adventureThis introduction to opera and the lyrical voice forms a delicious show that can be enjoyed like candy! Once upon a time, there were two very laughing singers who wanted to tell the story of Hansel and Gretel to music. Their very clever friend tries to give them a hand, but with his gluttony and distraction, he always has his feet in the dishes... especially in the candy dish! How do you hold your attention? Perhaps by entrusting him with an important role in the story! Director Alain Gauthier conducts Pascal Blanchet's free and zany adaptation of Engelbert Humperdinck's famous opera Hansel et Gretel, starring Cécile Muhire, Charlotte Gagnon, Guillaume Rodrigue and Carl Matthieu Neher. Sunday, May 28 at 14 p.m. For ages 6 to 12 At the Maison de la culture Free (reservation required, starting Sunday, May 14) Limited places

Every spring since 2010, Festilou has offered free storytelling for young audiences in Montreal. Pascal Guéran presents his "paper dreams", a small world of stories told using folded papers, inspired by the origami of the Japanese tradition. A show full of delicacy and serenity.

Youth activities at the Plateau libraryYouth concert: A cricket in my violin Saturday, May 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 3 to 7 years old Registration required +++ Festilou Storytelling Festival: Paper Dreams Saturday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 3 to 12 years old Registration required +++ Don't hesitate to register for the other youth activities at the Plateau-Mont-Royal library.

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, the Youth Librarian hosts a story time for preschool students. An ideal opportunity to discover the wonders of our youth collection and start the weekend off right.

Youth activities at the Mordecai-Richler LibraryLibrarian's Story Time Saturday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. 3 to 6 years old Registration suggested +++ Festilou storytelling show Saturday, May 27, from 15 p.m. to 16 p.m. 4 to 8 years old Registration required +++ Do not hesitate to register for other youth activities at the Mordecai-Richler Library.

Housing accessibility being a major challenge for many, do not miss this conference from which you will come out more equipped than ever to find housing that meets your needs, in addition to knowing the resources and tools to help you in your search. By the Comité Logement Plateau-Mont-Royal and Maison D'Aurore.

Activities for adults at the Plateau libraryConference: Sister Marie Gérin-Lajoie, what a toupet under her veil! Thursday, May 4, from 14 p.m. to 16 p.m. Free admission +++ Strategies, tools and resources to increase your chances of finding housing Thursday, May 11, from 18 p.m. to 19:45 p.m. Registration suggested +++ Do not hesitate to register for the other adult activities of the Plateau-Mont-Royal library.

Come and participate in Prima danse workshops. In the form of dance classes, fitness and psychomotor exercises, the series of five workshops offers an accessible and rhythmic artistic experience. Click on the photo for details.

Activities for adults at the Mordecai-Richler LibraryDance workshops with Prima danse Tuesdays, May 2, 16 and 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Seniors Registration required +++ Free workshop with Pandora Saturday, May 6, from 13:30 p.m. to 15:30 p.m. Free admission +++ Do not hesitate to register other adult activities at the Mordecai-Richler Library.

Some suggestions for reading comics and manga by our super youth librarians.

May, Comic Book MonthMay is Comic Book Month! Visit the two libraries of the Plateau-Mont-Royal to discover our youth activities inspired by comics. Comic book sticker creation workshop Saturday, May 13, from 14 p.m. to 15 p.m. 9 to 12 years old At the Plateau-Mont-Royal library Registration required +++ Zines workshop with Sophie Escabasse Saturday, May 13, from 14:30 p.m. to 15:30 p.m. 8 years and older At the Mordecai Richler Library Registration required +++ Here are also some suggestions of comics and children's manga to discover this month:

  • Mirrors by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu (teen manga)

  • There is a wolf in grandma's room and other nocturnal oddities by Cécile Elma Roger (youth comics)

  • The secret of Wabisabi by Beka and Thomas Labourot (youth comics).

  • Nova, volume 1 by Caly (children's manga)

The book sale will take place as part of the inaugural Mile End en fête, presented by the

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