Youth Section

Montreal Screening - "Louder than a Bomb"

Date: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 19:00
Location: 
Selwyn House School, 95 Cote St. Antoine Road, Westmount

A question-and-answer session with co-producer Greg Jacobs will follow
the screening.



Tickets ($10 each) are available at:


Livres Babar (46 St. Anne St., Pointe Claire - Phone: 514-694-0380)

Babar en ville (1235 Greene Avenue, Westmount - Phone: 514-931-0606)


The Art of the Picture Book Exhibition

Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 18:30
Location: 
Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion, 1380 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1J5

Join us for a private and guided visit to the exhibit of over 80 original illustrations from Canadian picture books at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art. Don't miss this superb opportunity to enjoy a remarkable array of talent from this country’s great illustrators.

Cost: $5 for ABQLA members and $8 for non-members

Contact: Sonia Smith : sonia.smith@mcgill.ca

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2012

The ABQLA’s Youth and School libraries sections, jointly with the Montreal Children’s Literature Roundtable, are glad to invite you to a meeting with author Caroline Pignat. Her visit is part of the 2012 edition of the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week. Winner of numerous awards, amongst which the prestigious Governor General Literary award for Children’s Literature (text) in 2009 for her historical fiction “Greener Grass”, the author will be with us to speak about her creative moments and inspiration.

When: May 9th 2012, 7-8.30 p.m.

Dystopian fiction for Young Adults

ImageIf you have been engaged in reader’s advisory for young adults for the past couple of years, you might have noticed an increasing interest in dystopian fiction. The forthcoming release of the movie Hunger Games (March 23rd 2012) based on the book series by Suzanne Collins with the same title stirs the spirits and invites for a compilation of suggested readings lists that will appeal to young patrons who crave to prolong the pleasure of sharing exciting adventures in this genre.

Dystopian fiction is not new – it is a subdivision of the Science Fiction genre and sees its roots in the works of H.W. Wells, William Golding, Ray Bradbury... The most famous dystopian novel would be 1984, by George Orwell.

TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2012

An annual event promoting literacy and bringing together authors and illustrators with their audiences, the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week will be held nationwide from May 5th – 12th 2012. In Montreal, the ABQLA jointly with the Canadian Children’s Roundtable is glad to organize the visit of author Caroline Pignat. Winner of numerous awards, amongst which is the prestigious Governor General Literary award for Children’s Literature (text) in 2009 for her historical fiction “Greener Grass,” the author will be with us to speak about her creative moments and inspiration.

Maurice Sendak Storytelling Workshop

ImageBy Karen Biskin

Throughout his prolific career, Maurice Sendak transformed the landscape of children’s literature, conjuring the monsters of childhood dreams onto the pages of his books. On Thursday, November 3, 2011, the Public, School and Youth Sections of the ABQLA celebrated Sendak’s writing during a storytelling workshop held at the Jewish Public Library. Professional storyteller Selina Eisenberg-Smith animated the evening, using a felt board, puppets, and props to explore the various ways to engage children in a story. After her artistic retelling of In the Night Kitchen, she had the group participate in its own wild rumpus and then perform Pierre, a Cautionary Tale with her. She shared her experiences working with children of different ages and explained how she adapts children’s books in order to perform them for a audience.

Youth Section: Getting Kids Reading

By Ekaterina Valkova-Damova

The internet allows passionate readers to keep track of books they have read by maintaining online reading logs—Library Thing, for example. Similar resources aimed at children have emerged in recent years in the form of websites that allow young readers to build personal virtual libraries, communicate with peers, and exchange opinions on literary topics. Library professionals working with children can seize the opportunity to use these tools to connect with young readers.

A Maurice Sendak Storytelling Evening

Get ready for a wild rumpus... of librarians!

The Public, School and Youth sections of the Quebec Library Association and the Jewish Public Library will be hosting a Maurice Sendak storytelling workshop for teachers, librarians and those who are young at heart on Thursday November 3rd at 5:30 PM.

This special event is timed to give you the opportunity to discover the international travelling exhibition “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” which explores the life and artwork of this renowned illustrator and author.

Walter Dean Myers at Lower Canada College

ImageFrom Heather Brydon

Monday, November 22, 2010, saw the auditorium at Lower Canada College filled with librarians, students, parents and many others, all gathered to hear the renowned author Walter Dean Myers speak.  This award-winning writer for young people was invited as part of the annual Speakers Series at Lower Canada College.  In conjunction with the school, the Youth and School Libraries Sections hosted the event that more than 20 ABQLA members attended.

Quebec Library Association Youth Section - BANQ Espace Jeunes

The Quebec Library Association Youth Section invites you to a special evening to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the “Espace Jeunes” at the BAnQ.

Mrs. Julie Trépanier will present the latest services for youth librarians and their users.

We will end our evening with a tour of the “Espaces Jeunes”.

DATE: Thursday, May 6 2010

TIME: 7h00 pm to 8h30 pm

PLACE: BAnQ – 475 De Maisoneuve Est

Level M (basement)

COST: QLA Members Free, Non-Members $5.00

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