The Hamazkayin Sanahin Chapter in Montreal on November 16, 2018, held a children’s story hour under the banner, “Books Are Our Friends, Fables Are Our Imagination.”
The children entered the library in an orderly manner and sat around tables, where they were able to paint colorful pictures. When all the children had arrived, the storyteller Shaghig Torigian invited everyone to join her on the carpet and get ready to hear about “The Town Musicians of Bremen” by the Brothers Grimm. All the children attentively listened as the animals made their way to Bremen. The animals no longer had the strength and ability to do the jobs their masters expected of them. Afraid they’d be abandoned, they decided to head for the big city in search of new adventures. They played their favorite musical instruments. The children enthusiastically responded to the storyteller’s questions while impatient for the animals to arrive at their destination.
After the story, every child made a paper puppet of his or her favorite character, coloring and decorating it. The children had plenty of opportunity to share their own stories of school or home with their little friends. This brought joy to children and adults alike.