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Closed for the summer holidays… | 01/08/2020-31/08/2020 | All Day

Closed for the summer holidays...

The library is closed for the summer holidays and opens on Tuesday, September 1st at 1 pm.


Garden Club visit | 06/08/2020 | 12:15 pm-3:15 pm

Garden Club visit

The garden club invites you to discover the beautiful gardens in the area!

The annual picnic is back! Everyone brings food and drinks to share!

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 Sylvie Leys  at elliagardenclub@gmail.com.


Garden Club visit | 03/09/2020 | 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Garden Club visit

The garden club invites you to discover the beautiful gardens in the area!

This visit is to the Jardins du Puygirault in Saumur. A unique garden, listed on the Fondation du Patrimoine, with 14 various areas which retrace the history of cultivated plants. €8.00 per person.

This 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 Sylvie Leys  at elliagardenclub@gmail.com.


Volunteer Meeting! | 04/09/2020 | 10:00 am-11:30 am

Volunteer Meeting!

Join us for the back-into-the-swing-of-things Volunteer Meeting on Friday, 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 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 Mandy, our volunteer coordinator, or just drop in and say hi!


Luncheon Club | 08/09/2020 | 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. Spaces are limited. For more information or to sign up, please contact the group coordinator here.


Walk and Talk | 15/09/2020 | 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!

Open to library members only. 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.


Pizza and Board Games | 15/09/2020 | 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. First come, first serve with 40 participants max. Children under 13 need to be accompanied by an adult.


Coffee House | 18/09/2020 | 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!


Take your TOEIC test | 18/09/2020 | 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Take your TOEIC test

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.


Knit and Natter | 18/09/2020 | 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.


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