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Celebrating Comics in the Library! The manga in the spotlight for the entire month of May

Celebrating Comics in the Library!
The manga in the spotlight for the entire month of May

Montreal, April 25, 2018 – Comics is a great medium to bring young and old to reading and fortunately Montreal libraries are fulfilled! For a 7th year, 45 libraries offer you the opportunity to discover this very art form varied. On the program: meeting of authors, creative workshops, 3D origami, creation of a comic book and its soundtrack, and more! BD Month in library, which explores the manga, runs throughout the month of May. he culminates at the Montreal Comic Strip Festival on May 26 and 27, with the presence of Library kiosk at La Fontaine Park.

BD Month is for both initiates and neophytes who want explore the world of comics by participating in activities and borrowing a among the 400,000 comic strips and 1,200 digital comics available. The comics is a huge success in libraries; she represents almost a loan out of five. Comics appeal to any age: if 76% of borrowed books are comics youth, 24% finds takers in adults.


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“The Montreal Libraries are great tools that play a role determining in the democratization of culture. Real crossroads of meetings in the heart of the neighborhoods, they offer spaces of socialization animated most wanted. I invite children, parents and all Comics enthusiasts to participate in many activities of the Month of the comic strip in Libraries! Said Christine Gosselin, head of culture, Heritage and Design Committee.

For this 7th edition of the Month of the comic, come to discover the universe of the manga. In more mangas for youth, better known in the North American market, discover the amazing universe of adult mangas with satirical comedies, thrillers, horror stories and even cooking.


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Some activities not to be missed!

Workshop with Annie Groovie, author of Léon
A drawing workshop for parents and children
Sunday, May 27, 11 am, Espace Lafontaine
For everyone. First come, first served

Kaleidocycle Workshop
3D Origami with Madame Yu-Lin: drawings of mangas and Popular characters
Saturday, May 12, 10:30 am, Hochelaga Library
5 to 12 years old. Registration required.


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My music in comics (Jeunesses musicales du Canada)
Create the soundtrack of your own comic by drawing the score
Sunday, May 13, 2 pm, Saint-Henri Library
8 years +. Registration required

The supreme test of manga
Shonen manga series quiz and Naruto tournament
Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3. Prize to win!
Sunday, May 13, 2 pm to 4 pm
Library of the Montréal-Nord Cultural and Community House
9 to 13 years old. Registration required


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Super manga day
Bingo manga at 10:30 am, Pizza manga at 12 pm and Chibi special at 2 pm!
Discoveries of manga and drawing workshop
Saturday May 19th, Le Prévost library
7 years +. Registration required

Ciné-biblio: KUBO and the magic armor
An adventure worthy of the best samurai mangas that takes place at
country of origami. Adventures, magic, beauty and action are waiting for you
in this wonderful film made thanks to the animation technique image by
Saturday, May 26, 2 pm, Jean-Corbeil Library
For everyone. First come, first served


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Contest: more than 500 comics to win!
From May 1st to May 31st, participate in the contest organized in the framework of the Month of the
BD in the Montreal Libraries. You can also participate in
Library booth at the Montreal Comic Strip Festival, May 26-27, and
so get an extra chance to win one of the 500 comics!

Discover the full program at: bibliomontreal.com/bd
About the Montreal Libraries

The Libraries of Montreal is a network of 45 libraries located
in 19 districts. Passionately engaged in neighborhoods, they
mission is to provide everyone with access to reading, information, knowledge,
to culture and leisure. Supported by bold programming and
dedicated teams, they offer lively spaces for meeting and exchange
where there are 4.3 million documents, 7 days out of 7.


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