MP3 player loans in Montréal’s libraries: French-language podcasts to check out

Last updated August 16, 2022
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Did you know that city libraries lend members MP3 players that can be used to listen to a series of French-language podcasts? It’s a great way for both children and adults to have fun while practicing their French.

French-language podcast series

“Histoires de quartier” (“Neighbourhood Stories”) - Season 1

Authors have used Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Mile End, Parc-Extension, Little Burgundy and La Petite-Patrie in their work. Hear from them as well as Montrealers who have read their books.

“Voies parallèles” (“Parallel Paths”)

Filmmaker  Kijâtai-Alexandra Veillette Cheezo and digital content creator Laurence McEvoy talk with Indigenous people about the realities in their communities. They discuss concrete actions that can be taken to collectively fight racism and discrimination.


Don’t miss your chance to discover the Parallel Paths immersive exhibition, adapted from the podcast and being presented in Montréal’s libraries.

“À l’écoute” (“Listening”)

This series of podcasts for kids ages six to 10 was developed from kids’ albums with themes like children’s theater, gender inequalities and biodiversity. It was developed in partnership with nine independent Québec publishers (Comme des géants, Druide, Les Éditions de l’Isatis, Fonfon, La courte échelle, La Pastèque, Les 400 coups, Monsieur Ed, and Planète Rebelle). 

New series and new seasons of existing series will eventually be added. 

The MP3 loan service gives people without a smartphone or music player to listen to quality content developed by the city or its partners.

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