Storytime welcomes children ages 3 to 7 for an interactive reading of a story followed by games and crafts. These activities are a great way to develop your child’s literacy skills and encourage their love of reading.
The Morrin Centre is welcoming Dr. Mélanie Anne Zimmerman, Consul General of the United States in Quebec City, for this week’s Storytime. She will be reading ‘‘The Story of Ferdinand’’ by American author Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.
All Storytime activities are free. Participants must register ahead of time to reserve their spot by clicking on the link below.
For further information, please contact Azanie Roy, our Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mélanie Zimmerman is the new Consul General of the United States to Quebec. Prior to arriving in Canada, Melanie was the Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargٞé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis accredited to both Mauritius and the Seychelles.
Her past assignments have included Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Special Operations Command Africa in Stuttgart (Germany), Political and Military Advisor in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Consular Chief and political/military officer in Lomé (Togo), Consular Chief and political/military officer in Yaoundé (Cameroon). She started with the State Department as the research analyst and was also the U.S. Ambassador’s official interpreter in Paris (France).
Melanie holds a PhD in international relations and security studies from the University of St Andrews (UK), a Master’s degree in international relations and geopolitics from the European Institute for Advanced International Studies in Nice (France), a Certificate of Superior European Studies from the University of Pantheon (Greece) and a Bachelor’s degree in diplomatic history from the University of Maryland.
Prior to joining the State Department, Melanie was a visiting geopolitics and public speaking professor, and worked for several international organizations, including the OECD and the UN. Melanie is (native) bilingual French/English.