Events - 10 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.

Critical thinking: the monthly press review

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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:

Special “launch” session of the press review and presentation of the activity during coffee house on Friday, March 10th from 10-11AM.

Then 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

 

Reading Shakespeare

ShakespeareTreat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry the Fourth. The 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. The activity is free for library members. Please sign up at the front desk.

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