What’s happening

Take your TOEIC test | 20/03/2019 | 9:30 am - 1:00 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.


Drama Club | 20/03/2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Drama Club

Come join the Drama Club which is open to adults and university students, with or without acting experience. It consists of miming, improvising, and acting out published works of theater, such as sketches and plays.

Meetings take place at the library twice a month (except during school holidays) on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please attend regularly on the following dates: March 20th, April 3rd, April 24th, May 15th, May 22nd, June 5th and June 12th.

This activity is open to library members, the cost is 90€ for the 2018-2019 school year. Sign up at the front desk. Take the stage and break a leg! 


Textile Arts & Crafts | 21/03/2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Textile Arts & Crafts

If you love needlecraft, this activity is for you! Each participant will make a textile creation of their choice, (bag, pouch, wall tapestry, whatever you fancy!) all while exchanging different techniques in English.

Bring your own materials and join us at the library from 2 to 4 p.m. Free to library members. Please sign up at the front desk, when possible.


Coffee House | 22/03/2019 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee House

This is a special moment when the community comes together 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!


Knit and Natter | 22/03/2019 | 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 library members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy! If anyone has some extra wool please bring it in. The Knitting group has a project knitting twiddle muffs and are looking for bits and pieces of washable wool.


Bookclub reads Philip Roth | 22/03/2019 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Bookclub reads Philip Roth

The March read for the bookclub is “I Married a Communist” by Philip Roth .

The second novel of Roth’s eloquent American trilogy, set in the tempestuous McCarthy era – a brilliant successor to American Pastoral, I Married a Communist charts the rise and fall of Ira Ringold, an American roughneck who begins life as a ditch digger in 1930s New Jersey, becoming a big-time radio hotshot in the 1940s. In his heyday as a star – and as a zealous, bullying supporter of ‘progressive’ political causes – Ira marries Hollywood’s beloved leading lady, Eve Frame. Their glamorous honeymoon is short-lived, however, and it is the publication of Eve’s scandalous bestselling expose that identifies Ira as ‘an American taking his orders from Moscow’.

In this story of cruelty, betrayal, and savage revenge, anti-Communist fever pollutes national politics and infects the relationships of ordinary Americans; friends become deadly enemies, parents and children tragically estranged, lovers blacklisted and felled from vertiginous heights.

For any inquiries about joining the book club please send an email by clicking here.


National Public Speaking Competition | 23/03/2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm

National Public Speaking Competition

The library, the English Speaking Union and the Maison de l’Europe are pleased to invite the general public to the French National Public Speaking Competition in English for high school students on Saturday, March 23rd starting at 2 pm.

High school students from local schools in the Maine-et-Loire will be competing to represent France in the International Public Speaking Competition, organized by the English Speaking Union to take place in London this May.

The library is proud to help empower these young students! The competition will be held at the Salle Daviers (5 Boulevard Daviers, 49100 Angers). Please RSVP by contacting the front desk at info@ellia.org or 02.41.24.97.07.


Walk and Talk | 26/03/2019 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Walk and Talk

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, 4 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!

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


Annual Meeting | 27/03/2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Annual Meeting

It’s that time of year again! Time for the library’s Annual Meeting which starts at 6:30 pm on March 27th. All members are cordially invited.

Agenda:

Please remember that only members with a current membership may vote during this meeting. If you would like to check your membership validity or if you are unable to attend and would like to instate a proxy to vote for you, please contact the front desk.


Books and Tea | 28/03/2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Books and Tea

“Books and Tea” is a monthly meeting for bookworms and tea drinkers. Bring a book you’ve really enjoyed, talk about it and pass it on! The group meets from 2 to 3:30 at the tea shop in town called “Les Casse-Croûte de Suzy”. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!


1 2 3 4 5 6