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Should You Take the Kids To: The Blue Metropolis children's festival

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The Blue Metropolis literary festival, which runs from April 21 to 25, offers tons of children’s programming for toddlers up to teens.

According to the schedule, there are more than 70 children’s events being held all over Montreal, at 47 venues, including municipal libraries, cultural centres, bookstores, and the Delta Centre-Ville. All of the activities are free.

Some highlights on the festival’s weekend schedule (April 24 and 25):

Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m.: L’Atelier de la mère aux prunes: An activity for children age one to three and their parents. A storyteller entertains with mime, stories and songs at Plateau Mont Royal Library. 40 minutes. Reservations: 514 872-2270. In French.

Saturday, April 24 at 11 a.m.: Meet author P.J. Bracegirdle, and hear him read from his series The Joy of Spooking, for age 8 to 10, at Babar Books, 46 Ste. Anne Ave., Pointe Claire. Reservations: 514 694-0380. In English.

Saturday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m.: Karius and Baktus: A play about the story of two tooth trolls in the mouth of a boy who eats too much sugar, for ages 3 to 7, at Théâtre de l’Esquisse, 1650 Marie-Anne St. E. Call 514-527-5797. Bilingual.

Sunday, April 25 at 1 p.m.: Alice in Wonderland, staged for age 6 to 10, at Centre Communautaire de l’Est, Pierrefonds. Call 514-624-1100 for more information.

For more information on the festival, visit Blue Metropolis.

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