Events - 18 May 18

Coffee House | 05/18/2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee House

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!

 


Knit and natter | 05/18/2018 | 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 members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy yourself!


Talk by Karina Piser “Secularism in French Public Schools” | 05/18/2018 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Talk by Karina Piser "Secularism in French Public Schools"

Karina Piser is a journalist based in Paris with a fellowship through the Institute of Current World Affairs, pursuing a research project on secularism and social cohesion, notably in the public-school system. Publications include The Atlantic, The Nation, World Politics Review and Foreign Policy.
No reservations necessary. The Speaker Series has been made possible through a generous grant from the American Embassy.


Bookclub reads “Measuring the World” | 05/18/2018 | 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Bookclub reads "Measuring the World"

The May read for the bookclub is “Measuring the World” by Daniel Kehlmann.

Measuring the World recreates the parallel but contrasting lives of two geniuses of the German Enlightenment – the naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt and the mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss. Towards the end of the 18th century, these two brilliant young Germans set out to measure the world.
Humboldt, a Prussian aristocrat schooled for greatness, negotiates savannah and jungle, climbs the highest mountain then known to man, counts head lice on the heads of the natives, and explores every hole in the ground. Gauss, a man born in poverty who will be recognized as the greatest mathematician since Newton, does not even need to leave his home in Goettingen to know that space is curved. He can run prime numbers in his head, cannot imagine a life without women and yet jumps out of bed on his wedding night to jot down a mathematical formula. Measuring the World is a novel of rare charm and readability, distinguished by its sly humor and unforgettable characterization.

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


Word for Word Theater Workshop | 05/18/2018 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Word for Word Theater Workshop

Susan Harloe, Artistic Director of Word for Word, and Sheila Balter, Charter Member of Word for Word, are excited to offer a workshop to adults on Friday, May 18 from 14h30 to 17h30.

Come for a fun-filled afternoon of participating in the Word for Word magic of transporting a short text from the page to the stage! At the end of the afternoon, participants will perform a short text for friends and family.

Wear comfortable clothing so that you can move around in!
Cost: 10€ per participant
Registration required. To sign up contact the library by email or phone (02.41.24.97.07).