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Take your TOEIC test

 

TOEIC

You can sign up to take your TOEIC test here in the library. To sign up please consult the ETS website. Dates for 2017 for the Listening and Reading version of the TOEIC are 28/03, 25/04, 09/05, 30/05 & 13/06.

Invitation to the Annual Meeting

 

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Dear member of the library,

Please note this invitation for the Annual General Meeting open to all current members of the library,

Annual General Meeting
Thursday March 30th 2017 at 6:30pm

Agenda:
– approbation du procès verbal du 23 mars 2016
– presentation of the Rapport Moral, of the accounts 2016, proposition for the budget 2017

In order to vote during the General Meeting your membership must be current. If you would like to check the expiration date of your membership please contact us. If you are not able to be present at the meeting, please click here for a proxy to fill out that will allow your vote to be counted.

I would like to emphasize that our non-profit/charity exists solely for its members and because of its members and that this meeting is the moment for each of you to actively participate in the democratic process of our institution.

For more information about the governance of the library please consult the Rapport Moral du Président.

Many thanks for your ongoing support and your participation, Marie-France Roland, Chairwoman of the Board

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Marie-France Roland
Présidente, Association de la Bibliothèque Anglophone
60 rue Boisnet
49100 Angers FRANCE
Phone/fax : 06.83.25.62.69
Email : president@ellia.org
Web site : www.ellia.org

Author event: Patricia Duncker

 

Patricia Duncker (c) Keith Morris

 

(C) Keith Morris

Meet author Patricia Duncker at the library on Friday, March 31st.

The library is hosting two events with Patricia Duncker, English author of six novels.

10-11 am – come to Coffee House for an informal talk. Mrs. Duncker will be speaking in English about her experiences as a writer. Questions and answers to follow. Free and open to the public. No need to reserve.

2:30 – 4:00 pm – Mrs. Duncker will take a smaller group (maximum 15) to further discussion about writing. Tea and cakes served. Please sign up by sending an email to info@ellia.org or calling the library.

PATRICIA DUNCKER is the author of six novels, all published by Bloomsbury: Hallucinating Foucault (1996), winner of the McKitterick Prize and the Dillons First Fiction Award, James Miranda Barry (1999) and The Deadly Space Between (2002), Miss Webster and Chérif (2006), shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2007, The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge, (2010) and Sophie and the Sibyl (2015), both shortlisted for the Green Carnation Award. She has also published two collections of short fiction, Monsieur Shoushana’s Lemon Trees (1997), shortlisted for the Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and Seven Tales of Sex and Death (2003), all of which have been widely translated. Her critical work includes a collection of essays on writing, theory and contemporary literature, Writing on the Wall (2002). She has written many critical essays and scholarly articles. From 2007-2015 she was Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of Manchester.

Author event: Patricia Duncker

 

Patricia Duncker (c) Keith Morris

 

(C) Keith Morris

Meet author Patricia Duncker at the library on Friday, March 31st.

The library is hosting two events with Patricia Duncker, English author of six novels.

10-11 am – come to Coffee House for an informal talk. Mrs. Duncker will be speaking in English about her experiences as a writer. Questions and answers to follow. Free and open to the public. No need to reserve.

2:30 – 4:00 pm – Mrs. Duncker will take a smaller group (maximum 15) to further discussion about writing. Tea and cakes served. Please sign up by sending an email to info@ellia.org or calling the library.

PATRICIA DUNCKER is the author of six novels, all published by Bloomsbury: Hallucinating Foucault (1996), winner of the McKitterick Prize and the Dillons First Fiction Award, James Miranda Barry (1999) and The Deadly Space Between (2002), Miss Webster and Chérif (2006), shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize, 2007, The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge, (2010) and Sophie and the Sibyl (2015), both shortlisted for the Green Carnation Award. She has also published two collections of short fiction, Monsieur Shoushana’s Lemon Trees (1997), shortlisted for the Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and Seven Tales of Sex and Death (2003), all of which have been widely translated. Her critical work includes a collection of essays on writing, theory and contemporary literature, Writing on the Wall (2002). She has written many critical essays and scholarly articles. From 2007-2015 she was Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of Manchester.

Critical thinking: the monthly press review

Newspapers

The Internet is wonderful and can answer all your questions. For most of us, it is the main source for news. Indeed, we have immediate access to plenty of media from different part of the world. But can they all be trusted? Using different sources and media, the press review helps you to find your way through the news and be well-informed. This is an informal sharing and discussion of the news in English.

Dates:

On Saturdays from 3-4:30PM on the following dates:
April 1st
May 6th
June 3rd

This new activity for library members is organized by freelance journalist and library volunteer: Isma Hassaine-Poirier

 

Pizza and board games

pizzaThe pizza and board games evening is scheduled one Tuesday a month from 6-8 pm. Cost is 7 euros (covers pizza and non-alcoholic drinks, 5 euros for children 12 and under and native English speakers). No reservations necessary, just come and enjoy! Dates for 2017 are April 4th, May 16th and June 20th.

Saturday Reading Group & Film club reunited

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The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people. There is the line-up of great reading for 2016-2017! Click here for full schedule and line-up of titles 2016-2017. 

The April selection – in collaboration with the film club – is the book “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham. The Hours tells the story of three women: Virginia Woolf, beginning to write Mrs. Dalloway as she recuperates in a London suburb with her husband in 1923; Clarissa Vaughan, beloved friend of an acclaimed poet dying from AIDS, who in modern-day New York is planning a party in his honor; and Laura Brown, in a 1949 Los Angeles suburb, who slowly begins to feel the constraints of a perfect family and home. By the end of the novel, these three stories intertwine in remarkable ways, and finally come together in an act of subtle and haunting grace.

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: Please contact Anne Kaar at bookgroup@ellia.org

Luncheon Club

silverwareLove 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. This event takes place on the second Tuesday of the month. Click here to send an email to the coordinator for more information and the full schedule and to sign up!

Walk and Talk

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Time to get outside! Get on those hiking boots and take some time to revel in the great outdoors! The idea is to organise an easy walk once a month – approximately 10 km, 2 to 3 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 make sure to sign up!

Want to sign up? Easy as pie!

Sign up by sending your name, email address and phone numbers (perferably cell phone) to this email address. You will be sent full details of the walk in due time.
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Take your TOEIC test

 

TOEIC

You can sign up to take your TOEIC test here in the library. To sign up please consult the ETS website. Dates for 2017 for the Listening and Reading version of the TOEIC are 25/04, 09/05, 30/05 & 13/06.

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