Events - 10 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


The Press Review in English | 10/11/2018 | 2:00 - 3:00

The Press Review in English

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 parts 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. Please feel free to bring in an article that you would like to share with the other members of the group.

Meetings are held on Saturdays from 2-3pm. Dates for 2018-2019 are Nov 10th, Dec 8th, Jan 12th, Feb 16th, March 16th, April 13th and May 18th

This activity, free for library members, is organized by freelance journalist and library volunteer: Isma Hassaine-Poirier.

Saturday Reading Group reads A Street Cat Named Bob | 10/11/2018 | 3:00 - 4:30

Saturday Reading Group reads A Street Cat Named Bob

The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people.

The November read for the group is “A Street Cat Named Bob” by James Bowen. When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the streets of London and the last thing he needed was a pet. Yet James couldn’t resist helping the strikingly intelligent tom cat, whom he quickly christened Bob. He slowly nursed Bob back to health and then sent the cat on his way, imagining he would never see him again. But Bob had other ideas. Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts. A Street Cat Named Bob is a moving and uplifting story that will touch the heart of anyone who reads it.

The group will also be discussing the 2016 film starring Luke Treadway and Bob the Cat.

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

Lit Crawl comes to Angers with readings of Austin writers! | 10/11/2018 | 4:00 - 6:30