Events - 19 Jan 18
This is a special moment when the community gathers together to talk about everything and anything (…in English of course!) and sips coffee and tea. Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop in, no need to reserve! Coffee house is every Friday except during school holidays.
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 members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy yourself!
Henri Landes will be speaking on “One year of Donald Trump, what Effects on Climate and the Environment?”
Henri Landes grew up in New York and San Francisco. He received a BA in American history at the University of California, Davis and a Masters in International Affairs at Sciences Po Paris, majoring in sustainable development. He has worked as an environmental advisor to the Socialist Party and for the office of the President of the National Assembly. Today he is Executive Director of the Good Planet Foundation. He is also a lecturer in environmental policy at Sciences Po Paris.
No reservations necessary. Limited seating so come early! The Speaker program offers special guest speakers from September 2017 through June 2018 and has been made possible through a generous grant from the American Embassy. For information on the talks through March click here.
The January read for the bookclub is “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North.In Whitehead’s razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world.
For any enquiries about joining the bookclub please send an email by clicking here.
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