Events - 8 Mar 19

Coffee House | 08/03/2019 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee House

This is a special moment when the community comes together to talk about anything and everything (in English of course!) over a cup of coffee or tea. Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop by, no need to reserve!


Knit and Natter | 08/03/2019 | 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 library members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy! If anyone has some extra wool please bring it in. The Knitting group has a project knitting twiddle muffs and are looking for bits and pieces of washable wool.


Speaker Series: “Translating the Second Sex” | 08/03/2019 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Speaker Series: “Translating the Second Sex”

The library is proud to announce the first talk in the Spring 2019 Speaker Series – Explorations in American Culture.

In honor of International Women’s Day two remarkably accomplished women, Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, will be talking about their new, critically-acclaimed English translation of Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex,” sixty years after its initial publication.

Both women are professors, political activists, writers and intellectuals who have worked together on an astonishing variety of projects. They met while attending Douglass College (Rutgers University) in the 1960s and have been friends and working partners ever since. They have both lived in France for over 40 years, teaching literature and American civilization and writing English grammar and other books for French speakers. In the 70s, they both studied and got degrees in linguistics, one at the university of Vincennes, and the other at Nanterre, in Paris. They both had long and active teaching careers at Sciences Po. They’ve published a series of grammar books, “My English is French”; a video series, “Magic English” for children; “Focus on American Democracy” explaining the American system of government, and several French cookbooks on American food. They also pursued many translation projects, from French to English, covering topics such as social science, art, and feminist writings.

This talk is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary, but seating is limited. The Speaker Series has been made possible with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America, France.


Women & Success Workshop | 08/03/2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Women & Success Workshop

Success, success, success… We are constantly bombarded with the notion of success! As a woman, how successful do you feel? Let’s dive into this compelling topic that many women struggle with by asking ourselves thought-provoking questions and having deep conversations. Who knows, it might impact us and our lives in ways we never thought of… Join Aïda Guèye, a Certified Life Coach who is passionate about empowering women to live their best, most authentic life along with other women to celebrate International Women’s Day!

Program:
3:00 to 4:30 pm – Workshop
4:30 to 5:00 pm – Refreshments & Conversation

Free for library members. Limited to 10 participants. Sign-up by phone 02.41.24.97.07 or email info@ellia.org.