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Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 05/29/2018 | 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 Handel’s opera “Giulio Cesare in Egitto”.

These sessions are free and open to the public. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy!


Coffee House | 06/01/2018 | 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 | 06/01/2018 | 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!


Talk by Curtis Young “When the Blues People Sang – Part 2” | 06/01/2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Talk by Curtis Young "When the Blues People Sang - Part 2"

The last talk in the Speaker Series will be “When the Blues People Sang America to France – African-American soldiers in France in World War 1” by Curtis Robert Young.

Young is a historian, consultant, writer and professor of literature at ESSEC Grande Ecole. His current work celebrates the role played by African-American soldiers in 1917 France. His talk will feature “Part 2 – After the Debarkation” as the conclusion of the fascinating saga which he began last October.

No reservations necessary. The Speaker Series has been made possible through a generous grant from the American Embassy.


Saturday Reading Group | 06/02/2018 | 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 May read for the group is “If Only it Were True” by Marc Levy. What do you do when you find a stranger in your closet; particularly when she’s surprised that you can even see her — and she can disappear and reappear at whim? What if she then tells you that her body is actually in a coma on the other side of town? Should you have her see a psychiatrist or should you consult one yourself? Or do you take a chance and believe in her, and allow yourself to be swept up in an extraordinary adventure? This is the beginning of the dilemma that Arthur, a young San Francisco architect, is faced with when he discovers Lauren in his apartment. Arthur is the only man who can share Lauren’s secret, the only one who can see her, hear her, and talk to her when no one else so much as senses her presence. So when doctors prepare to end Lauren’s physical care — which would destroy the magical bond she and Arthur cherish — he must find a way to save her. For, after all, it is only her love that can save him. 

When and where: Meetings will be held in the library once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3:00. Cost: FREE to all members of the library. To join: contact Anne Kaar at bookgroup@ellia.org


Garden Club visit | 06/07/2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Garden Club visit

The garden club invites you to discover the beautiful gardens in the area! This free activity is open to library members and offers visits once a month to a garden between April and October. All visits are on the first Thursday of the month, and are followed by tea and cakes contributed by members.  Wherever possible lunch is arranged in a nearby restaurant at 12.30 p.m The visit on this day will be at the Jardin du Gué de Fresne in Longué-Jumelles. For more information and/or to sign up for this visit please send an email to gardenclub@ellia.org.

Upcoming 2018 dates for the Garden Club are June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th and October 4th.


Coffee House | 06/08/2018 | 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 | 06/08/2018 | 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!


Luncheon Club | 06/12/2018 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Luncheon Club

Love those French restaurants? Feel like you need to speak English more but in a relaxed atmosphere? Join this club which schedules a lunch in a great local restaurant. Click here to send an email to the coordinator for more information and the full schedule and to sign up!


Take your TOEIC test | 06/13/2018 | 9:00 am - 12:30 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

Scheduled dates for 2018 are

Wednesdays : June 13th & Sept. 12th.

Saturdays : July 7th

All tests will take place at the ESSCA in Angers. Click here for full directions.


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