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Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 22/01/2019 | 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 focus on Purcell and the royals.

These sessions are free and open to the public. For more information or to sign up please contact library volunteer Michel Cartillier by sending an email to this address.


Pizza and board games | 22/01/2019 | 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 Feb. 26th, March 19th, April 23rd, May 21st and June 18th.


Drama Club | 23/01/2019 | 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: 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 | 24/01/2019 | 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 “La Casse-Croûte de Suzy”. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!


Coffee House | 25/01/2019 | 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 | 25/01/2019 | 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 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.


Reading Shakespeare | 25/01/2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare

Treat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. 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. The activity is free for library members. Please sign up by sending an email to John Barritt.


Take your TOEIC test | 26/01/2019 | 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Take your TOEIC test

The library is an authorized open center for the TOEIC Listening and Reading test (Public programme with photo). To sign up please consult the ETS website


Readings “Nuit de la Lecture” – Rescheduled! | 26/01/2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Readings "Nuit de la Lecture" - Rescheduled!

We are happy to announce that the “Nuit de la Lecture” Readings are rescheduled for this Saturday, January 26th from 3 to 5 pm at the library!

The event will highlight 10 of our most-loved books from the library collection. Come and hear fellow readers talk about their favorite books and listen to a short extract.

We’ll also have cakes and biscuits baked from the library’s cookbooks. Next to each baked dish, the library will display the cookbook and recipe. At the end of the event, you can borrow the cookbook and try the recipe yourself at home!

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


Walk and Talk | 30/01/2019 | 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 organise 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 make sure to sign up!

Sign up by sending your name, email address and phone numbers (preferably cell phone) to this email address. You will be sent full details of the walk in due time.


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