Events - 6 Nov 18

The big Silver Anniversary!!! It is time to celebrate! | 06/11/2018 - 06/12/2018 | 3:00

The big Silver Anniversary!!! It is time to celebrate!

November 6th through December 6th – Discover a selection of 25 favorite books from the library collection.

November 6th through December 6th – Enjoy a “blast from the past” a powerpoint show of pictures of the library over the years. In the library.

Thursday, November 8th – join us at 6 pm sharp at the Grand Théâtre d’Angers for a happening musical by Tony & Kirsty Baker “Chantez-vous le Londonnien” based on Gay Pepusch’s  “The Beggar’s Opera”. Come and try your hand at a Cockney accent. Learn about the opera and its many secrets! SSSHHHHHH! The presentation is free and open to the public. Please sign up by sending an email to Note that there are tickets left on sale for the opera itself (starting at 8 pm). For more information go to Place du Ralliement.

Saturday, November 10th – the Lit Crawl! This is an afternoon from 4-6:30 of readings of texts of Austin authors by students of Saint Edward’s University in different interesting places around Angers: WeFit (gym across the street from the library), Same, Same (Vegan restaurant), Joker’s Pub (self-explanatory!), L’Oisellerie (B&B) and the Grand Théâtre. Cost is 5 euros each. Drinks served at the library. Please sign up by emailing Rendez-vous at the library at 4 pm and we will guide you from place to place! All you need to do is relax and enjoy the event! Wear comfortable shoes for walking!

Friday, November 16th – “Afterwork” (otherwise known as TGIF – Thank God it’s Friday) from 6 – 7:30 pm. The library is organizing a blind test of music from 1993, the year that the library opened! No reservations needed! 5 euros per person at the door to cover the cost of drinks and nibbles.

Tuesday November 27th at 4 pm, Thursday November 29th at 5 pm, Friday November 30th at 10 am, Tuesday December 4th at 4 pm and Thursday December 6th at 4 pm – Curious about what people think about the library? This is a documentary film put together by Sarah Hagy with interviews with different people about their relationship to the library, how they see the past (25 years!) and the future of the library! We will be showing the same documentary on 5 different dates so simply choose which is best for you. Please sign up by emailing

Thursday, December 6th – join us at the 400 Coups for “Murder on the Orient Express” directed by Kenneth Branagh based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie.  2 Rue Jeanne Moreau. Time to be announced.

 More information about all these events can be found on


Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 06/11/2018 | 4:00 - 6:00

Highlights of English Musical Heritage

For music lovers who are not necessarily musicians, the library presents a series of sessions aiming at illustrating  the heritage of English Classical Music in its most specific and beautiful forms, mainly vocal music. Each session will focus on a composer, with a short presentation of the work and the composer, followed by the listening of selected pieces through  selected  videos, often with different interpretations. The point is to share comments and criticism with the group members.

This session will focus on Handel’s opera “Alcina”.

These sessions are free and open to the public. Please let Michel Cartillier know if you will be present by sending an email to this address.