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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.


Austin Days | 24/09/2021-01/10/2021 | 12:00 am

Austin Days

The library is thrilled to be part of the citywide festivities called “Austin Days” to celebrate the twinning of our city, Angers, with Austin, Texas. Don’t miss out on the fun! Click here for the full program of events happening in and around Angers. 

Check out the library’s great events on our website for October 1st…


“Write Here, Write Now” cancelled until further notice | 29/09/2021 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

"Write Here, Write Now" cancelled until further notice

The library is sorry to inform you that this activity has been cancelled until further notice.

Welcome to “Write Here, Write Now!”, a new activity!

Writing and sharing: join this series of workshops for people who love to write in English and don’t mind sharing what they’ve written (although this sharing is not mandatory). Springboard exercises by themes, genres, characters, time, space, imagination, real facts, even extending to other art forms will help you get your creative juices flowing…all in the company of lovers of literature. Mathieu Huvelin, a library volunteer, will delicately guide you through different ways to stimulate your writing, keep you inspired and help you get to know the writer within yourself.

“You can make anything by writing” (C.S. Lewis). Following Lewis’s invitation, let’s explore boundlessness: the world at large as well as your own secret gardens through words…while discovering the unknown realms of the writing of others.

Workshops will be run Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at the library from mid-September to mid-June on a bi-monthly basis, except during school holidays. They are free for library members (maximum of 10 participants). For more information and/or to sign up, please contact the group leader.


Big breakfast Texas brunch! | 01/10/2021 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Big breakfast Texas brunch!

Start out your day with a big Texan Brunch: hash browns (delicious potatoes cooked in butter!), scrambled eggs, bacon, beans, toast and big-sized mugs of coffee and tea! Come dressed for the occasion…jeans, cowboy boots and your 10-gallon hat. Brunch is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary but space is limited…so first come, first serve!


Coffee House! | 01/10/2021 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House!

This is our big Coffee House kick-off date of the fall season of 2021! 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!


Writer’s workshop | 01/10/2021 | 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Writer's workshop

Join us at the library for a writer’s workshop based on the theme of what it is like to live in Angers. Free and open to the public. 10 participants maxi. Masks and pass sanitaire required. Please sign up by sending an email to info@ellia.org


Virtual LIVE tour of the Austin Public Library | 01/10/2021 | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Virtual LIVE tour of the Austin Public Library

Austin too far to visit? True, not easy to travel these days. But we have a solution…how about a getting a tour of the beautiful new building of the Austin Public Library? The building, opened in 2017, was listed as one of Time magazine’s “world’s greatest places” in 2018. Librarian Melissa Wise will be giving us a LIVE Zoom tour of library…next best thing to being there!


Country line dancing for all! | 01/10/2021 | 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Country line dancing for all!

Hee haw! Come to the library and kick up some dust! Learn how to line dance and have a great evening of wild western fun! Remember to dress for the occasion! Simple steps and ambiance Texan in the company of “Madison Country Briollay”…free and open to the public. No reservation necessary, first come, first serve.


Garden Club Visit | 07/10/2021 | 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Garden Club Visit

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

The October visit will be in the lovely gardens of the Château de Gastines in Fougeré, a garden that has been classed as “jardin remarquable”. The visit will start at 3:00 pm. The entrance fee to this private garden is €6.

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.


Coffee House! | 08/10/2021 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House!

This is our big Coffee House kick-off date of the fall season of 2021! 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!


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