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Pizza and Board Games | 28/01/2020 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Pizza and Board Games

Join us for our ever-popular game night and pizza party! Cost is 7 euros (covers pizza and non-alcoholic drinks, 5 euros for native English speakers and children under 13). Event starts at 6 pm sharp. Last entry at 6:15 pm. Limited seating and reservations recommended. 40 participants max. Children under 13 need to be accompanied by an adult.


Coffee House | 31/01/2020 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House

Join the library community for a special moment to talk about anything and everything (in English of course!) over a cup of coffee or tea. Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop by, no need to reserve!


Knit and Natter | 31/01/2020 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Knit and Natter

Come along and bring your knitting,

Have a natter while you’re sitting,

Or learn to knit with wool provided,

Needles loaned and stitches guided.

Knitted garments are très chic,

So be in vogue and start this week.

Knit and Natter is a free activity, open to all library members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy! If anyone has some extra yarn please bring it in.


Reading Shakespeare | 31/01/2020 | 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare

Treat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. This activity consists of watching a BBC production on DVD and then reading relative scenes. This is a great activity for lovers of language and fans of the great wit. Free and open to all library members, for more information or to sign-up please contact the group coordinator here.


Garden Club Meeting – Seed Exchange & Garden Visits Program for 2020 | 06/02/2020 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Garden Club Meeting - Seed Exchange & Garden Visits Program for 2020

The Garden Club invites its members and anyone new who would like to join for this meeting to help schedule this year’s garden visits from April to October…come with ideas to share!

Please bring any seeds you may have to offer or exchange as well as your suggestions for garden visits and don’t forget some cakes and baked goodies to enjoy with tea.

This free activity is open to library members and offers visits once a month to beautiful gardens in the area, from April to October. For more information and to RSVP for the meeting by January 24th please contact Garden Club President, Sylvie at elliagardenclub@gmail.com.


Textile Arts & Crafts | 06/02/2020 | 2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Textile Arts & Crafts

If you love needlecraft, this activity is for you! Each participant will make a textile creation of their choice while exchanging different techniques in English. All styles are welcome: embroidery, patchwork, quilting, weaving, collage, tapestry, etc.

For those who wish, it is possible to work on a group project. Each person will make their own textile artwork inspired by the Neil Gaiman quote, “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” The pieces will be shown at the library as an art exhibition in 2020.

Bring your own materials and join us at the library on the following 2020 dates: February 6th, March 12th and April 9th. Open to library members. Please sign up at the front desk, when possible.


LitCrawl comes to Angers! | 06/02/2020 | 4:00 pm-7:30 pm

LitCrawl comes to Angers!

After events organised in San Francisco, New York and London, LitCrawl comes to Angers!!!

Put on your walking shoes, dress according to the weather AND IN GREEN IF POSSIBLE and join the LitCrawl: an afternoon of readings by of texts from Irish writers and Irish music…all of this in unusual places. This is a follow-the-leader event, you will be guided through Angers…ending up for a special concert of Irish music and prizes for the winning team for quiz questions. Here’s the deal: first of all, sign up (this is mandatory!) by clicking here, meet at the library on February 6th at 4 sharp. We divide you into 5 groups of 15. Free and open to library members and students!

We would like to thank our partners:

James Joyce Pub,

le Cube Café,

le Museum des Sciences Naturelles,

Exit Music For A Drink and 

Escape Yourself

for their willingness to lend us space!

And, ready for the cherry on the cake? At the end of the LitCrawl the library has organised a mini-concert of Irish music at the James Joyce Pub! All free!

Lit Crawl Angers is a project of the English-language Library in Angers and the Litquake Foundation. The Litquake foundation fosters interest in literature, perpetuates a sense of lierary community and hosts a vibrant forum for writing.


Coffee House | 07/02/2020 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House

Join the library community for a special moment to talk about anything and everything (in English of course!) over a cup of coffee or tea. Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop by, no need to reserve!


Knit and Natter | 07/02/2020 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Knit and Natter

Come along and bring your knitting,

Have a natter while you’re sitting,

Or learn to knit with wool provided,

Needles loaned and stitches guided.

Knitted garments are très chic,

So be in vogue and start this week.

Knit and Natter is a free activity, open to all library members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy! If anyone has some extra yarn please bring it in.


Walk and Talk | 10/02/2020 | 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Walk and Talk

Time to get outside! Get on those hiking boots and take some time to revel in the great outdoors! The idea is to organize an easy walk once a month – approximately 10 km, 4 hours, in the afternoon – in order to discover or re-discover the beautiful hiking paths of the Maine-et-Loire. Come along with good walking shoes, protection against rain, cold or heat according to the season… a bottle of water and a little “en-cas” to keep you going! Maximum group is 20 so be sure to sign up!

Sign up by sending your name, email address and phone number (preferably cell phone) to the group leader by clicking here. You will be sent full details for the upcoming walk.


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