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Library Closed for Summer | 14/07/2019-02/09/2019 | All Day

Library Closed for Summer

The library closes for the summer on Saturday, July 13th at 6 pm and re-opens on Tuesday, September 3rd at 1 pm with regular hours.

However don’t think that the activities come to a complete halt! Check our “What’s Happening” page to see a current listing of upcoming events.

And, if you are off to travel near or far, remember that you can always check out eBooks, simply by clicking here.


Volunteer Meeting! | 04/09/2019 | 10:00 am-11:30 am

Volunteer Meeting!

Join us for the back-into-the-swing-of-things Volunteer Meeting on Wednesday, September 4th at 10 AM sharp. This is a call for volunteers and we’ve got good news. There’s big things planned for the Fall and we need your help!

If you have some free time and would like to volunteer for the library in the coming year, come to this organizational meeting. At this meeting we will explain the different projects for the year ahead and ask you to think about in what ways you could play a part. If you are not able to attend this meeting, we would be happy to meet with you on an individual basis. Simply send an email to Liz, our volunteer coordinator, or just drop in and say hi!


Garden Club visit | 05/09/2019 | 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Garden Club visit

The garden club invites you to discover the beautiful gardens in the area! This free activity is open to library members and offers visits once a month to a garden between April and October. For more information and/or to sign up for this visit please send an email to gardenclub@ellia.org.


Reading Shakespeare | 06/09/2019 | 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.


Luncheon Club | 10/09/2019 | 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Luncheon Club

Do you love French food and restaurants? Would you like to speak English more, but in a relaxed environment? Join the Luncheon Club! Enjoy a meal and great conversation in English once a month at a local restaurant. This activity is open to library members. For more information or to sign up, please contact the group coordinator here.


Peter Bolos’ Photography Show | 12/09/2019-02/11/2019 | All Day

Peter Bolos' Photography Show

The art exhibition “Regards du hasard / Chance Looks” featuring photography by Peter Bolos opens on Thursday, September 12th at 6 PM and continues until Saturday, November 2nd during opening hours. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Join us at the opening for refreshments and to meet the artist!

“To see takes time.” Georgia O’Keefe once said and since my teens, with my camera, I’ve found my way of seeing. A sense of place, a small event, a short story captured in a frame. – Peter Bolos

Stop by the library from September 12th to November 2nd during opening hours to view his work.


Pizza and Board Games | 17/09/2019 | 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. No reservations necessary, just come and enjoy!


Coffee House | 20/09/2019 | 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 | 20/09/2019 | 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.


Book Club reads “Women in Love” | 20/09/2019 | 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Book Club reads "Women in Love"

The September read for the book club is “Women in Love” by D. H. Lawrence.

Lawrence’s finest, most mature novel initially met with disgust and incomprehension. In the love affairs of two sisters, Ursula with Rupert and Gudrun with Gerald, critics could only see a sorry tale of sexual depravity and philosophical obscurity. Women in Love is, however, a profound response to a whole cultural crisis. The ‘progress’ of the modern industrialized world had led to the carnage of the First World War.

To join the book club please send an email to the group coordinator here.


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