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The big Silver Anniversary!!! It is time to celebrate! | 06/11/2018 - 06/12/2018 | 3:00 am

The big Silver Anniversary!!! It is time to celebrate!

November 6th through December 6th – Discover a selection of 25 favorite books from the library collection.

November 6th through December 6th – Enjoy a “blast from the past” a powerpoint show of pictures of the library over the years. In the library.

Thursday, November 8th – join us at 6 pm sharp at the Grand Théâtre d’Angers for a happening musical by Tony & Kirsty Baker “Chantez-vous le Londonnien” based on Gay Pepusch’s  “The Beggar’s Opera”. Come and try your hand at a Cockney accent. Learn about the opera and its many secrets! SSSHHHHHH! The presentation is free and open to the public. Please sign up by sending an email to info@ellia.org. Note that there are tickets left on sale for the opera itself (starting at 8 pm). For more information go to http://www.angers-nantes-opera.com/la-programmation-1819/the-beggars-opera Place du Ralliement.

Saturday, November 10th – the Lit Crawl! This is an afternoon from 4-6:30 of readings of texts of Austin authors by students of Saint Edward’s University in different interesting places around Angers: WeFit (gym across the street from the library), Same, Same (Vegan restaurant), Joker’s Pub (self-explanatory!), L’Oisellerie (B&B) and the Grand Théâtre. Cost is 5 euros each. Drinks served at the library. Please sign up by emailing info@ellia.org Rendez-vous at the library at 4 pm and we will guide you from place to place! All you need to do is relax and enjoy the event! Wear comfortable shoes for walking!

Friday, November 16th – “Afterwork” (otherwise known as TGIF – Thank God it’s Friday) from 6 – 7:30 pm. The library is organizing a blind test of music from 1993, the year that the library opened! No reservations needed! 5 euros per person at the door to cover the cost of drinks and nibbles.

Tuesday November 27th at 4 pm, Thursday November 29th at 5 pm, Friday November 30th at 10 am, Tuesday December 4th at 4 pm and Thursday December 6th at 4 pm – Curious about what people think about the library? This is a documentary film put together by Sarah Hagy with interviews with different people about their relationship to the library, how they see the past (25 years!) and the future of the library! We will be showing the same documentary on 5 different dates so simply choose which is best for you. Please sign up by emailing info@ellia.org.

Thursday, December 6th – join us at the 400 Coups for “Murder on the Orient Express” directed by Kenneth Branagh based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie.  2 Rue Jeanne Moreau. Time to be announced.

 More information about all these events can be found on www.ellia.org

 


Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 20/11/2018 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Highlights of English Musical Heritage

For music lovers who are not necessarily musicians, the library presents a series of sessions aiming at illustrating  the heritage of English Classical Music in its most specific and beautiful forms, mainly vocal music. Each session will focus on a composer, with a short presentation of the work and the composer, followed by the listening of selected pieces through  selected  videos, often with different interpretations. The point is to share comments and criticism with the group members.

This session will be a special session celebrating Henry Purcell focusing on his “Ode to Sainte Cecilia”. The activity will also feature live harpsichord music by Sebastian Maugenest.

These sessions are free and open to the public. Please let Michel Cartillier know if you will be present by sending an email to this address.


Pizza and board games | 20/11/2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pizza and board games

The pizza and board games evening is scheduled one Tuesday a month from 6-8 pm. Cost is 7 euros (covers pizza and non-alcoholic drinks, 5 euros for children 12 and under and native English speakers). No reservations necessary, just come and enjoy! Upcoming dates are Dec. 18th, Jan. 22nd, Feb. 26th, March 19th, April 23rd, May 21st and June 18th.


Drama Club | 21/11/2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Drama Club

Come join the Drama Club which is open to adults and university students, with or without acting experience. It will consist of miming, improvising, and acting out published works of theater, such as sketches and plays.

Meetings will take place at the library twice a month (except during school holidays) on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please attend regularly on the following dates: November 21st, December 5th, December 19th, January 9th, January 23rd, February 6th, February 27th, March 13th, March 27th, April 3rd, April 24th, May 15th, May 22nd, June 5th and June 12th.

This activity is open to library members, the cost is 90€ for the 2018-2019 school year. Sign up at the front desk. Take the stage and break a leg! 


Books and tea | 22/11/2018 - 20/12/2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Books and tea

“Books and Tea” is a monthly meeting for bookworms and tea drinkers. Bring a book you’ve really enjoyed, talk about it and pass it on! The group meets from 2 to 3:30 at the tea shop in town called “Les Casse-Croûte de Suzy”. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!


Coffee House | 23/11/2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee House

This is a special moment when the community gathers together to talk about everything and anything (…in English of course!) and sips coffee and tea. Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop in, no need to reserve!


Knit and natter | 23/11/2018 | 9:00 am - 10:00 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 members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy yourself! If anyone has some extra wool please bring it in. The Knitting group has a project knitting twiddle muffs and are looking for bits and pieces of washable wool.


Bookclub reads “Roxana” by Daniel Defoe | 23/11/2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Bookclub reads "Roxana" by Daniel Defoe

The November read for the bookclub is “Roxana” by Daniel Defoe.

Beautiful, proud Roxana is terrified of being poor. When her foolish husband leaves her penniless with five children, she must choose between being a virtuous beggar or a rich whore. Embarking on a career as a courtesan and kept woman, the glamour of her new existence soon becomes too enticing and Roxana passes from man to man in order to maintain her lavish society parties, luxurious clothes and amassed wealth. But this life comes at a cost, and she is fatally torn between the sinful prosperity she has become used to and the respectability she craves. A vivid satire on a dissolute society, Roxana (1724) is a devastating and psychologically acute evocation of the ways in which vanity and ambition can corrupt the human soul.

For any inquiries about joining the book club please send an email by clicking here.


Coffee House | 30/11/2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee House

This is a special moment when the community gathers together to talk about everything and anything (…in English of course!) and sips coffee and tea. Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop in, no need to reserve!


Knit and natter | 30/11/2018 | 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 members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy yourself! If anyone has some extra wool please bring it in. The Knitting group has a project knitting twiddle muffs and are looking for bits and pieces of washable wool.


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