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Peter Bolos’ Photography Show | 12/09/2019-02/11/2019 | All Day

Peter Bolos' Photography Show

The art exhibition “Regards du hasard / Chance Looks” featuring photography by Peter Bolos opens on Thursday, September 12th at 6 PM and continues until Saturday, November 2nd during opening hours. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Join us at the opening for refreshments and to meet the artist!

“To see takes time.” Georgia O’Keefe once said and since my teens, with my camera, I’ve found my way of seeing. A sense of place, a small event, a short story captured in a frame. – Peter Bolos

Stop by the library from September 12th to November 2nd during opening hours to view his work.


Open House and BIG Book Sale! | 21/09/2019 | 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Open House and BIG Book Sale!

Save the date for the library’s BIG Big Book Sale!

It’s an all-day, fundraising extravaganza! Support your local library and enjoy great bargains on second-hand, English-language books! It’s the ultimate win-win. All proceeds go to funding the library’s many activities that you know and love.


Saturday Reading Group | 21/09/2019 | 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 September read for the group is Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. It’s undoubtedly one of Agatha Christie’s greatest mystery novels. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

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.


Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 24/09/2019 | 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 aimed at illustrating English Classical Music in its most beautiful forms. Each session will focus on a composer, with a short presentation of their work as well as listening to select pieces and videos. The point is to share comments and criticism as a group.

Free and open to all library members, for more information or to sign up please contact the group coordinator here.


Take your TOEIC test | 25/09/2019 | 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.


Walk and Talk | 25/09/2019 | 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 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!

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.


Drama Club **First Meeting** | 25/09/2019 | 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Drama Club **First Meeting**

Come join the Drama Club which is open to adults and university students, with or without acting experience. It consists 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 pm. Please attend regularly on the following dates: September 25th, October 9th, November 6th, November 20th, December 4th, December 18th, January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, March 4th, March 18th, April 1st, April 29th, May 13th, May 27th, June 3rd and June 17th. 

This activity is open to library members, the cost is 90€ for the 2019-2020 school year. Sign up at the front desk with the registration form. Take the stage and break a leg! 


Photography Club | 26/09/2019 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Photography Club

Come join the Photography Club, share and exchange with other aspiring photographers and go on photo shoots together. This activity is led by Peter Bolos, professional photographer and member of staff along with Pol Corvez, professional photographer and library volunteer.

This activity is open to library members. It is once a month on Thursday afternoons at the library. If you’d like to join or for more information please contact the group coordinator here.


Coffee House | 27/09/2019 | 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!


Knit and Natter | 27/09/2019 | 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 library members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy! If anyone has some extra yarn please bring it in.


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