Remember to scroll…we are posting lots of different ways to connect from home!

The library is currently closed due to the Covid-19 epidemic in France. We are working from home to bring you access to digital resources and videos to keep your minds healthy and stimulated during the confinement period. Scroll down for links to e-book collections, platforms for learning English, online storytime, and more!

GATEWAY TO GREAT WEBSITES…BOARDING IS IMMINENT! THIS WAY PLEASE…

Website recommendations during Covid-19 shutdown! 

Part of what librarians love to do is to help recommend quality materials for learning. Here is a short list of what we have selected as the best-quality websites…not quite the same as learning and teaching in person, but perhaps the next best thing!

Links to learn English for adults –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

https://breakingnewsenglish.com 

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/11/28/11-great-free-websites-practice-english

Links to learn English for young adults –

https://www.lumni.fr/programme/histoire-de-reviser Découvrez tous les quinze jours des contenus pédagogiques pour préparer et animer vos cours : vidéos et podcasts avec leurs éclairages historiques et média, articles, pistes d’exercices.

Links to learn English for children –

Brightly Storytime on YouTube : http://tiny.cc/6q3llz. If you sign up you will get a daily story delivered to your email address!

Hungry from some literary stimulation?

https://lithub.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/

We hope that you enjoy our recommendations. Inspiration is essential!!!

Books at Heart – Printemps de la Lecture

In January, we ran an event for the Nuit de la Lecture,  France’s national celebration of reading. Now we are running monthly follow-on events. They will be on-line, using video conferencing.

Your fellow readers will present a favourite book, read a few pages; then we will open the discussion. All the titles come from Project Gutenberg – you can access the e-books for free.

First event : 3 books, 3 readers

Saturday 18th April, 15:00 to 16:00

Jeff Ball – Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

John Cassini – The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin

John Gallienne – The Final Problem (Sherlock Holmes) by Arthur Conan Doyle

The event is free of charge to library members, but you must register here 

Need a book? Check out these ebooks from home for free!

In these difficult times of confinement, you’ve probably got time to catch up on your reading. Your library has closed its doors for a while, so how to get hold of some books?

Here are two ways :

  • The Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Lots of classics. Go here(or copy & paste https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page) to get started. The top 100 books are here (or copy & paste https://www.gutenberg.org/browse/scores/top ). Currently Oscar Wilde and Jane Austen are in the top 10. And there are French language books too,here (or copy &paste https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/FR_Page_d%27Accueil )
  • Scribd is offering a free month to everyone. Scribd (or copy/paste https://www.scribd.com/?lohp=1) is “the world’s biggest digital library”, with a million books (and that includes some really great reads from all around the world) and 60 million documents. In addition, there are some excellent US magazines and a wide range of audio books.

There are thousands of great books waiting for you. Free of charge. Enjoy reading … and when you find a great book, tell everyone about it by sending an email to collections@ellia.org !

 

Closing of the library…fermature de la bibliothèque Covid-19

With the unknown future effects of Covid-19 the library is currently closed until further notice. Decisions will be made according to health & safety recommendations and will be evolving accordingly. Thank you for your understanding.

En raison de l’incertitude liée au Covid-19, la bibliothèque est fermée jusqu’à nouvel ordre. Les décisions seront prises en fonction des recommandations officielles en lien avec le Ministère de la Santé et de l’Intérieur. Merci de votre compréhension.

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