Events - 8 Mar 19

Andrew Painter’s Art Show | 22/02/2019 - 19/03/2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Andrew Painter's Art Show

The month-long show featuring paintings by Andrew Painter opens on Friday, February 22nd from 6 to 7:30 pm, and continues until March 19th. The exhibition is free and open to the public! Join us on opening night for refreshments and meet the artist!

Andrew Painter is a well-traveled, British painter who moved to Angers in 1988. His colorful, lively work is inspired by anything and everything in the world around him. He enjoys, above all, seeing people interpret his work in different ways. His paintings seem to take on a life of their own and his recent work reflects on both “change” and “difference”.

Stop by the library during opening hours to see his work, from February 22nd to March 19th. For more information about the artist click here.


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.


Talk by Constance Borde & Sheila Malovany-Chevallier “Translating the Second Sex” | 08/03/2019 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Talk by Constance Borde & Sheila Malovany-Chevallier “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 by a generous grant from the American Embassy.