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Textile Art & Crafts | 07/07/2022 | 2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Textile Art & Crafts

If you would like to do textile arts while speaking in English, this activity is for you! Participants create textile pieces of their choice using any technique that suits them: embroidery, patchwork, quilting, weaving, collages. It is also a great opportunity for each person to learn new techniques.

Covid protocol require that you bring your own materials. Open to library members. If you would like to join the group which meets once a month, if possible, please sign up at the front desk.


Garden Club visit | 07/07/2022 | 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Garden Club visit

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

This will be a guided visit in English to the beautiful gardens of Manoir de la Groye in Saint-Saturnin-Sur-Loire. The Garden Club is open to all 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.


Saturday Reading Group | 09/07/2022 | 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. For this meeting, the group will read Notes of a Scandal by Zoë Heller.

Barbara, a veteran history teacher at a comprehensive school in London, is a lonely, unmarried woman in her early sixties, and she is eager to find a close friend. However, she reveals that she has been unable to make a previous friendship last as she was considered by previous friends to be domineering and demanding. Her former friend, teacher Jennifer Dodd, even threatened her with an injunction if she tried contacting her again. When Bathsheba “Sheba” Hart is hired as an art teacher, Barbara immediately feels that they might become close friends. When Sheba invites Barbara for Sunday lunch with her family, she is ecstatic and gives the lunch date enormous significance…

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.


Intensive English workshop for “collégiens”: Sea, Sun & Fun | 11/07/2022-13/07/2022 | 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Intensive English workshop for "collégiens": Sea, Sun & Fun

“Sea, Sun and Fun” is a 3-day English-learning workshop for collégiens. Participants learn English in a fun, interactive way with games, songs and activities with lots of talking and moving around! The workshop will be at the library for three consecutive afternoons of three hours each, from 2 to 5 pm.

To sign up, please contact the front desk by phone (02 41 24 97 07) or email (info@ellia.org). The number of participants is limited so sign-up fast! Cost is 75 euros (includes snack, materials and a one-time library membership when you register for the first time).


Luncheon Club | 12/07/2022 | 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Luncheon Club

Do you love French food and restaurants? Would you like to speak English more, but in a relaxed environment? Join the Luncheon Club! Enjoy a meal and great conversation in English once a month at a local restaurant. This activity is open to library members. Spaces are limited. For more information or to sign up, please contact the group coordinator here.


Take your TOEIC test | 20/07/2022 | 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.


Garden Club: Annual Potluck Picnic | 04/08/2022 | 12:15 pm-3:15 pm

Garden Club: Annual Potluck Picnic

The annual potluck picnic for the Garden Club will be taking place today! Everyone brings food and drinks to share!

For more information and/or to sign up for the picnic, please send an email to Sylvie Leys  at elliagardenclub@gmail.com.

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.

 


Luncheon Club | 09/08/2022 | 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Luncheon Club

Do you love French food and restaurants? Would you like to speak English more, but in a relaxed environment? Join the Luncheon Club! Enjoy a meal and great conversation in English once a month at a local restaurant. This activity is open to library members. Spaces are limited. For more information or to sign up, please contact the group coordinator here.


Garden Club visit | 01/09/2022 | 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Garden Club visit

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

This will be a guided visit in English to the beautiful gardens of the Château du Pin in Champtocé-sur-Loire featuring unique topiary and extensive flower gardens that surround the chateau. Anchoring the gardens are the magnificent topiary providing backdrop to acres of rose gardens, frog ponds, expansive lawns and natural parks.

The Garden Club is open to all 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.


Book Club reads “Middle England” | 16/09/2022 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Book Club reads "Middle England"

The September read for the book club is “Middle England” by Jonathan Coe.

Set in the Midlands and London over the last eight years, Jonathan Coe follows a brilliantly vivid cast of characters through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain. There are the early married years of Sophie and Ian who disagree about the future of Britain and, possibly, the future of their relationship; Sophie’s grandfather whose final act is to send a postal vote for the European referendum; Doug, the political commentator, whose young daughter despairs of his lack of political nous and Doug’s Remaining Tory politician partner who is savaged by the crazed trolls of Twitter. And within all these lives is the story of England itself: a story of nostalgia and irony; of friendship and rage, humour and intense bewilderment.

As acutely alert to the absurdity of the political classes as he is compassionate about those who have been left behind, this is a novel Jonathan Coe was born to write.

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


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