Barbada's Storytime Will Take Place in Saint-Laurent

Published August 2, 2022 - 12:07 pm
Last updated August 2, 2022 - 12:08 pm

Following a meeting between Council and Sebastien Potvin, Saint-Laurent is pleased to announce that L’heure du conte pour les enfants, animée par Barbada will take place on November 5, at 2 p.m. at the Bibliothèque du Boisé and at 10 h 30 at the Bibliothèque du Vieux-Saint-Laurent.

Barbada de Barbades is a character from drag culture who has offered, since 2016, storytelling in various libraries. Barbada’s messages are imbued with openness to difference, inclusion and diversity. This event is part of Saint-Laurent’s fall program, comprised of numerous cultural and library activities.

Saint-Laurent’s Administration is taking the opportunity to mark the beginning of Montréal’s Pride Week by raising the rainbow flag, symbol of LGBTQ2+ pride and joins the Montréal community in wishing everyone a happy Pride Week.

“Saint-Laurent Council will always encourage and respect all forms of art and creativity. So we’re pleased to have had the opportunity to get together with Barbada for a discussion that was enriching for everyone. We’re always looking for ways to improve the services we offer families and children in particular. We are therefore delighted to be able to welcome Barbada to Saint-Laurent under the best possible conditions”.

“I have been leading the storytime activity since 2016 and it has proven its worth. I’m delighted to be able to offer it in Saint-Laurent this fall. The main objective is to give children a taste for reading, while discovering the wealth of differences! I’m also happy to have had the opportunity to talk to Saint-Laurent Council freely and with mutual respect. It’s important to answer questions in order to avoid any and all misunderstandings.”