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Pizza and Board Games is cancelled | 18/01/2022 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Pizza and Board Games is cancelled

The library apologises for the cancellation of this event due to Covid. Please check in with us for the following dates: Feb. 22nd and March 22th.


Books and Tea at the Library! | 20/01/2022 | 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Books and Tea at the Library!

The January “Books and Tea” meeting will be held at the library to keep everyone safe!

“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 will meet from 2 to 3:30 pm. For the location, please contact the Front Desk at info@ellia.org or 02 41 24 97 07 since the group will meet at a café or at the library depending on the sanitary restrictions in place. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!


Coffee House (just talk, no coffee…sorry guys)! | 21/01/2022 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House (just talk, no coffee...sorry guys)!

Join the library community for a special moment to talk about anything and everything (in English of course!). For the time being and in order to keep everyone safe during this new wave of Covid, we are not serving drinks or food. Just come in and chat with others! The library requires a pass sanitaire, masks at all times and hand gel at the entrance. Thank you for your patience, we will all get through this together, let’s keep our spirits up while keeping everyone safe!  Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop by, no need to reserve!


Knit and Natter | 21/01/2022 | 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 “The Lantern Boats” | 21/01/2022 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Book Club reads "The Lantern Boats"

The January read for the book club is “The Lantern Boats” by Tessa Morris-Suzuki.

A WEB OF ESPIONAGE AND BETRAYAL IN OCCUPIED JAPAN DRAWS IN TIGHT.

Tokyo, 1951.

Elly Ruskin is still struggling to settle. Half-Japanese by heritage, Elly was repatriated to Japan after the war, but Tokyo is a city she barely knows. And now she’s certain her new husband is having an affair with the enigmatic Japanese poet known as Vida Vidanto.

Yet Elly is not the only one suspicious of Vida.

The occupying American forces have their eye on her too. Kamiya Jun has been recruited to spy on the poet and find out why Vida spent her war years in China. He is perfect for the part. A war orphan, he has honed the art of becoming invisible in order to survive. But following Vida leads Jun to the Ruskins. And he soon finds himself delving into their private lives as well.

Then Vida Vidanto is found murdered in her apartment. Is it a case of mere jealousy or has there been a betrayal of a more dangerous kind?

Because Vida had more than one secret worth killing for.

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


Readings “Nuit de la Lecture” | 22/01/2022 | 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

Readings "Nuit de la Lecture"

40 years ago, the Fete de la Musique was launched in France, and has now gone global. Six years ago, France launched a national festival called “La Nuit de la Lecture”.  For 2022, the theme is “Love”. The library is honored to be able to participate in this event which takes place in bookshops and libraries throughout France and runs over a couple of days to celebrate reading in general! Click here for full program in France.

The library’s event will highlight readings from 10 most-loved library books on this year’s theme…vast to say the least! Each reader will explain why they choose their book followed by a discussion period.

Free and open to the public, no reservation needed. Come and enjoy!

 


Walk and Talk | 24/01/2022 | 2:00 pm-4:30 pm

hiking boots
Get on those hiking boots and take some time to revel in the great outdoors! The idea is to organise an easy walk once a month – approximately 10 km, 2 to 3 hours, in the afternoon – in order to discover or re-discover the beautiful hiking paths of the Maine-et-Loire. First date is January 24th. 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 make sure to sign up!

Want to sign up? Easy as pie!

Sign up by sending your name, email address and phone numbers (perferably cell phone) to this email address. You will be sent full details of the walk in due time.
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Coffee House (just talk, no coffee…sorry guys)! | 28/01/2022 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House (just talk, no coffee...sorry guys)!

Join the library community for a special moment to talk about anything and everything (in English of course!). For the time being and in order to keep everyone safe during this new wave of Covid, we are not serving drinks or food. Just come in and chat with others! The library requires a pass sanitaire, masks at all times and hand gel at the entrance. Thank you for your patience, we will all get through this together, let’s keep our spirits up while keeping everyone safe!  Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop by, no need to reserve!


Knit and Natter | 28/01/2022 | 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.


Garden Club Meeting – Seed Exchange & Program for 2022 | 03/02/2022 | 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Garden Club Meeting - Seed Exchange & Program for 2022

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. Please bring any seeds you may have to offer or exchange as well as your suggestions for garden visits for the coming year. Sorry, no cakes or tea due to Covid restrictions.

This meeting will be held outside of the library and is open to library members who are, or would like to be, members of the garden club. For more information and to RSVP for the meeting by January 26th please contact Garden Club President, Sylvie at elliagardenclub@gmail.com.


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