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Library opens for borrowing and returning books! | 12/05/2020-31/07/2020 | All Day

Library opens for borrowing and returning books!

Circulation & activities: what happens when and for whom…

Reduced hours through July 31st:
– Tuesdays and Wednesdays : 2-4 p.m.
– Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays: 4-6 p.m

Circulation & activities: The library is open for the circulation of books until July 31st and will reopen on September 1st after the summer break. Masks and social distancing of 1.5 meters are mandatory.

Activities: No group activities will take place in the library until September. Selected activities are available online. See the listing of events below for more information.

Protocol for borrowing and returning materials:

  • Borrowing documents – Please consult the catalog by clicking here and make your selection of titles. You can send us an email before coming to the library so we can prepare your materials. You will get an email within 48 working hours regarding the availability of the documents you requested. The public only has access to the front desk in the library.
  • Returning documents – Documents can be returned during our opening hours. The library is applying a quarantine of 10 days.

Other requests: Call or email.


Garden Club visit on this date is cancelled | 04/06/2020 | 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Garden Club visit on this date is cancelled

We are sorry to say that the Garden Club visit on this day is cancelled due to Covid-19.

If you would like more information about future visits please send an email to Sylvie Leys  at elliagardenclub@gmail.com.


It’s time for…Coffee House! | 05/06/2020 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

It's time for...Coffee House!

Ready for Coffee House on Zoom? Coffee house is going online until further notice…this time by video conferencing so now you can come in your pyjamas! Book your Friday mornings between 10 and 11. These coffee houses will be simple gatherings and chats…sorry you will have to make your own coffee :( but we can recommend some nice coffee roasts!

Your coffee house host will open up the session at 10. You can connect via Zoom* by clicking here. 

*Zoom is a leader in video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing.


It’s time for…Coffee House! | 12/06/2020 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

It's time for...Coffee House!

Ready for Coffee House on Zoom? Coffee house is going online until further notice…this time by video conferencing so now you can come in your pyjamas! Book your Friday mornings between 10 and 11. These coffee houses will be simple gatherings and chats…sorry you will have to make your own coffee :( but we can recommend some nice coffee roasts!

Your coffee house host will open up the session at 10. You can connect via Zoom* by clicking here. 

*Zoom is a leader in video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing.


Saturday Reading Group | 13/06/2020 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Saturday Reading Group

The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people.

The June read for the group is Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson. In six masterly stories, delve deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. “George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine” follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. “Nirvana,” which won the prestigious Sunday Times short story prize, portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In “Hurricanes Anonymous” – first included in the Best American Short Stories anthology – a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind.

Meetings are once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3 pm. Open to all library members. To sign up please contact the group coordinator at bookgroup@ellia.org.


TOEIC test on this date is cancelled | 18/06/2020 | 9:00 am-12:30 pm

TOEIC test on this date is cancelled

The library is an authorised test center for the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test (the Test of English for International Communication). For more information please visit our TOEIC page or to sign up go to the official ETS website.

If you would like more information about future tests please send an email to Peter Bolos  at collections@ellia.org .


Books and Tea | 18/06/2020 | 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!


It’s time for…Coffee House! | 19/06/2020 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

It's time for...Coffee House!

Ready for Coffee House on Zoom? Coffee house is going online until further notice…this time by video conferencing so now you can come in your pyjamas! Book your Friday mornings between 10 and 11. These coffee houses will be simple gatherings and chats…sorry you will have to make your own coffee :( but we can recommend some nice coffee roasts!

Your coffee house host will open up the session at 10. You can connect via Zoom* by clicking here. 

*Zoom is a leader in video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing.


It’s time for…Coffee House! | 26/06/2020 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

It's time for...Coffee House!

Ready for Coffee House on Zoom? Coffee house is going online until further notice…this time by video conferencing so now you can come in your pyjamas! Book your Friday mornings between 10 and 11. These coffee houses will be simple gatherings and chats…sorry you will have to make your own coffee :( but we can recommend some nice coffee roasts!

Your coffee house host will open up the session at 10. You can connect via Zoom* by clicking here. 

*Zoom is a leader in video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing.


Annual General Meeting to take place online | 30/06/2020 | 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Annual General Meeting to take place online

The 2020 Annual meeting will be held online with Zoom*. Please use this link to join the meeting. 

Agenda:

  • Approval of the previous Annual General meeting minutes
  • Presentation and approval of the Annual Report for 2019 and the Orientation Report for 2020
  • Approval of the 2019 accounts
  • Approval of the 2020 provisional budget
  • Elections – two seats for student representatives (one from the Université d’Angers and the other from the Université Catholique de l’Ouest). Please send your candidacy to this email address if you are interested in running for one of these seats).
  • Questions

Please remember that only members with a current membership may vote during this meeting. If you would like to check your membership validity or if you are unable to attend and would like to fill out a proxy, please contact the front desk.

**Zoom is a leader in video communications with an easy cloud platform for video and audio conferencing. You can use it for free but you will need to download the software beforehand. Click here to start…don’t worry about using your “work email” any email address is fine. To see if your computer or other devices are compatible go to https://zoom.us/test for a quick test.


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