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Cancellations for Covid-19 | 20/03/2020-15/04/2020 | All Day

Cancellations for Covid-19

With the unknown future effects of Covid-19 the library is currently closed until further notice. Decisions will be made according to health & safety recommendations and will be evolving accordingly. Thank you for your understanding.

En raison de l’incertitude liée au Covid-19, la bibliothèque est fermée jusqu’à nouvel ordre. Les décisions seront prises en fonction des recommandations officielles en lien avec le Ministère de la Santé et de l’Intérieur. Merci de votre compréhension.


Gateway to great websites…boarding is imminent! This way please… | 20/03/2020-15/04/2020 | All Day

Gateway to great websites...boarding is imminent! This way please...

Website recommendations during Covid-19 shutdown! 

Part of what librarians love to do is to help recommend quality materials for learning. Here is a short list of what we have selected as the best-quality websites…not quite the same as learning and teaching in person, but perhaps the next best thing!

Links to learn English for Adults –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

https://breakingnewsenglish.com 

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/11/28/11-great-free-websites-practice-english

Links to learn English for young adults –

https://www.lumni.fr/programme/histoire-de-reviser  Ecouvrez tous les quinze jours des contenus pédagogiques pour préparer et animer vos cours : vidéos et podcasts avec leurs éclairages historiques et média, articles, pistes d’exercice.

Links to learn English for children –

Brightly Storytime on YouTube : http://tiny.cc/6q3llz . If you sign up your will get a daily story delivered to your email address !

Hungry from some literary stimulation ?

https://lithub.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/

We hope that you enjoy our recommendations. Inspiration is essential!!!


Cancelled: TOEIC test | 09/04/2020 | 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Cancelled: TOEIC test

This test has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

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: Textile Arts & Crafts | 09/04/2020 | 2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Cancelled: Textile Arts & Crafts

If you love needlecraft, this activity is for you! Each participant will make a textile creation of their choice while exchanging different techniques in English. All styles are welcome: embroidery, patchwork, quilting, weaving, collage, tapestry, etc.

For those who wish, it is possible to work on a group project. Each person will make their own textile artwork inspired by the Neil Gaiman quote, “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” The pieces will be shown at the library as an art exhibition in 2020.

Bring your own materials and join us at the library for this afternoon of crafting. Open to library members. Please sign up at the front desk, when possible.


Cancelled: Coffee House | 10/04/2020 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Cancelled: 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!


Cancelled: Knit & Natter | 10/04/2020 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Cancelled: Knit & 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.


Cancelled: Reading Shakespeare | 10/04/2020 | 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Cancelled: Reading Shakespeare

Treat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. This activity consists of watching a BBC production on DVD and then reading relative scenes. This is a great activity for lovers of language and fans of the great wit. Free and open to all library members, for more information or to sign-up please contact the group coordinator here.


Cancelled: Luncheon Club | 14/04/2020 | 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Cancelled: 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. For more information or to sign up, please contact the group coordinator here.


Book Club reads “The White Tiger” | 17/04/2020 | 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Book Club reads "The White Tiger"

The April read for the book club is “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga.

Balram Halwai is a complicated man. Servant, philosopher, entrepreneur, murderer… Over the course of seven nights, by the scattered light of a preposterous chandelier, Balram tells us the terrible and transfixing story of how he came to be a success in life — having nothing but his own wits to help him along. Born in the dark heart of India, Balram gets a break when he is hired as a driver for his village’s wealthiest man, two house Pomeranians (Puddles and Cuddles), and the rich man’s (very unlucky) son. From behind the wheel of their Honda City car, Balram’s new world is a revelation. Winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize.

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


Books at heart live readings online! | 18/04/2020 | 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Books at heart live readings online!

In January, we ran an event for the Nuit de la Lecture,  France’s national celebration of reading. Now we are running monthly follow-on events. They will be on-line, using video conferencing.

Your fellow readers will present a favourite book, read a few pages; then we will open the discussion. All the titles come from Project Gutenberg – you can access the e-books for free.

First event : 3 books, 3 readers

Jeff Ball – Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

John Cassini – The Awakening, and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin

John Gallienne – The Final Problem (Sherlock Holmes) by Arthur Conan Doyle

The event is free of charge to library members, but you must register here 


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