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The Bibliothèque Georges-Vanier is becoming the Bibliothèque Réjean-Ducharme, in honour of a man of many hats who “loved books as if they were the world.” - Réjean Ducharme, “Les Enfantômes,” Gallimard, 1976, p. 154
Réjean Ducharme lived in Little Burgundy from 1992, where the library that now bears his name is located. From an early age, he was a frequent visitor to public libraries and always had his nose in books, even when riding his bicycle! All of his work is filled with references to readers, books, words and dictionaries.
This century-old library is the first French-language public library built in Canada and the oldest branch still operating in Montréal. Major renovations to the building took place in 2004. Certain architectural elements of the era, such as the engraving on the facades, recall the rich history of this institution.
Discover the online Le Sud-Ouest arts calendar, which lists the arts and cultural programs and events of the Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, the borough’s four municipal libraries and the library outreach program.