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Warren Podguszer’s Art Show | 11/03/2021-04/05/2021 | All Day

Warren Podguszer's Art Show

Stop by the library from March 11 to May 4 during opening hours to see Warren Podguszer’s Art Show. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Warren Podguszer or “Wawapod”, is 29 years old and lives in Paris. He has been practicing street photography for 6 years. At the beginning of his artistic journey, he created works of art digitally using images and photos. However, very quickly, he felt the urge to work with canvas. He equates painting to cooking, even if he doesn’t really know how to cook. When he paints, he has the impression that he takes ingredients he loves, here and there, and then mixes them to create a dish that makes him feel good!

Through his art, he aims to share nostalgic memories with the public. He tries, most of the time, with a range of colors, to bring to life characters that made us dream during our childhood. He takes great pleasure in creating worlds that mix references from our past or our present. The idea behind his art is also to provoke different reactions from the public by adding sentences to make people think, laugh or to denounce an issue. Passionate about art, he enjoys integrating iconic works of art into his style.

Like a journey inside his head, through his thoughts, dreams and inspirations.


Free Seed Library opens | 01/04/2021-31/12/2021 | All Day

Free Seed Library opens

The library is proud to open up its Seed Library!

Stop by the library to pick up your free envelopes of seeds that you can take home and plant. Also, feel free to donate an envelope of your seeds by writing what sort of seeds are included and instructions about how they are planted and taken care of.


Recycled art contest | 01/04/2021-05/06/2021 | All Day

Recycled art contest

The library is holding its first Recycled Art Contest and invites everyone to create art from materials destined for the recycling or trash bins. Artwork must be made from recyclables or trash and be a maximum of 2 feet square. All the pieces must be secured with no sharp edges. Artwork with entry forms attached must be submitted before deadline date of June 5th. Artwork will be displayed in the library’s front window until June 11th.

Click here for entry forms.


The library stays open during the lockdown | 06/04/2021-30/04/2021 | 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

The library stays open during the lockdown

Another lockdown but the good news is that… the library remains open for the circulation of documents!

We are open from Tuesday to Saturday from 1 to 6 pm.

Don’t hesitate to stop by the library to borrow and/or return books, DVDs and audiobooks. We will be happy to see you!

If you wish to reserve your documents beforehand using our catalog, click here for a quick tutorial about how to search our catalog and how to put materials on hold. If you have any questions, contact us at info@ellia.org or 02.41.24.97.07.

Please wash your hands on arrival and respect social distancing. Face masks are mandatory. Remember to have your completed “Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire” if you live beyond a 10 km perimeter.

Stay safe and take good care of yourselves!


Cancelled: Pizza and Board Games | 13/04/2021 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Cancelled: 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.


Books and Tea by Zoom | 15/04/2021 | 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Books and Tea by Zoom

With the lockdown, Books and Tea of April 15th will meet by Zoom. The link to join the meeting will soon be posted. Enjoy yourselves!

“Books and Tea” is usually a monthly meeting for bookworms and tea drinkers at the library or in a café when sanitary restrictions allow it. However, with the current lockdown, you’ll share online about a book you’ve really enjoyed!


Cancelled: Coffee House…masked and no drinks! | 16/04/2021 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Cancelled: Coffee House...masked and no drinks!

Join the library community for a special moment to talk about anything and everything…in English of course! For the time being, we are inviting everyone to come and socialize but will not be serving drinks in order to keep everyone safe! This is Coffee House with a “hold the coffee” protocol! Things will get better but meanwhile no coffee or tea!

Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop by, no need to reserve!


Take your TOEIC test | 16/04/2021 | 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.


Cancelled Book Club | 16/04/2021 | 2:45 pm-4:15 pm

Cancelled Book Club

The date for the April book club has been changed to May 21st following the governmental decisions for Covid 19.

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


Saturday Reading Group by Zoom | 17/04/2021 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Saturday Reading Group by  Zoom

The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people. As a result of the lockdown, the group will meet online by Zoom. Join the meeting by clicking here (Meeting ID: 835 5797 1279).

The April read for the group is H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. When Helen Macdonald’s father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been captivated by hawks since childhood—she’d never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk’s fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White’s chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself “in the hawk’s wild mind to tame her” tested the limits of Macdonald’s humanity and changed her life.

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.


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