Events - 4 Mar 17

France celebrates poetry

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Every year France organises a celebration of poetry called the “Printemps des poètes” and for the 2017 celebration there is a focus on African poets and poetry. The library is pleased to offer a display of books with 10 favorite African poets and 10 favorite African-American poets.

Highlights happening at the library are:

March 4th – 28th: Exhibition of books of African and African-American poets.

March 4th -28th: Exhibition of paintings of Philippe de Latour. Take a minute to come and see this stunning wash of colors and large canvases. In collaboration with the MIEL.

Thursday, March 16th – reading in French by the Algrian poet Samira Negrouche in collaboration with the MIEL. Samira Negrouche is mainly known for her poetry, but also for her prose, her academic and dramatic texts, and her other creative writings. The author received a scholarship from the National Book Centre to pursue a stage in France during 2004 and 2005. In 2012, she edited contemporary Algerian poetry written in French for the review “Ici è là”, and prepared a compilation of contemporary Algerian poetry written in Arabic, Tamazight and French, for the Quebecer magazine of poetry “Exit”. Evening starts at 7 pm. Free and open to the public.

Saturday Reading Group

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The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people. Come join us on March 4th at 3pm at the library. There is the line-up of great reading for 2016-2017! Click here for full schedule and line-up of titles 2016-2017. 

The March selection is the book “The Silver Linings Playbook” by Matthew Quick. During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents everything seems changed; no one will talk to him about Nikki; his old friends are saddled with families; the Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father moody; and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy. When Pat meets the tragically widowed, physically fit, and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, if only he will give up watching football, agree to perform in this year’s Dance Away Depression competition, and promise not to tell anyone about their ‘contract.’ All
the while, Pat keeps searching for his silver lining.

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

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