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Saturday Reading Group | 20/10/2018 | 3:00 - 4:30

Saturday Reading Group

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

The October read for the group is “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. “Ten . . .”Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious “U. N. Owen.” “Nine . . .” At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. “Eight . . .” Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die. “Seven . . .” Which among them is the killer and will any survive?

The group will also be discussing the 1945 film starring Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, and June Duprez.

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 bookgroup@ellia.org


Walk and Talk | 22/10/2018 | 2:00 - 6:00

Walk and Talk

Time to get outside! Get on those hiking boots and take some time to revel in the great outdoors! The idea is to organise an easy walk once a month – approximately 10 km, 2 to 3 hours, in the afternoon – in order to discover or re-discover the beautiful hiking paths of the Maine-et-Loire. Come along with good walking shoes, protection against rain, cold or heat according to the season…. a bottle of water and a little “en-cas” to keep you going ! Maximum group is 20 so make sure to sign up!

Sign up by sending your name, email address and phone numbers (preferably cell phone) to this email address. You will be sent full details of the walk in due time.


Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 23/10/2018 | 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.


Intensive English Halloween workshop for “collégiens” | 24/10/2018 - 26/10/2018 | 3:00 - 6:00

Intensive English Halloween workshop for "collégiens"

This halloween workshop for young adults at the “collège” level (between the ages of 11-14) takes place in the library and runs over three consecutive afternoons of three hours each. This is a wonderful way for kids to have fun learning English through games, songs and lots of speaking and moving around. Cost is 75 euros (includes snack, materials and library membership). Please contact the front desk to sign up. Limited to 15.


Take your TOEIC test | 26/10/2018 | 9:30 - 1:00

Take your TOEIC test

The library is an authorized open center for the TOEIC Listening and Reading test (Public programme with photo). To sign up please consult the ETS website


General meeting for election for a Board seat | 30/10/2018 | 6:00 - 6:30

General meeting for election for a Board seat

Cher membre de la Bibliothèque Anglophone,
L’Association Angevine de la Bibliothèque Anglophone invite tous ses membres à jour de leur cotisation à l’Assemblée Générale qui se tiendra le mardi 30 octobre 2018 de 18h à 18h30 à la bibliothèque.

Ordre du jour :  élection pour un siège à pourvoir au Conseil d’Administration dans la catégorie représentant des usagers grand public.

Dès à présent je sollicite les candidatures pour ce siège. Vous pouvez nous indiquer votre intérêt en laissant votre nom à l’accueil de la bibliothèque, en envoyant un e-mail à president@ellia.org,

Pour participer à l’Assemblée Générale, chaque membre votant doit être à jour de son adhésion. Notez que si vous ne pouvez pas être présent(e), vous pouvez remplir un pouvoir en suivant ce lien ou à l’accueil de la bibliothèque, pour que votre vote soit comptabilisé.

En vous remerciant de votre soutien et de votre participation,

Marie France Roland, Présidente de l’Association


Dear member of the library, Please note this invitation to A General Meeting of the “Association Angevine de la Bibliothèque Anglophone” open to all current members of the library that will be held on Tuesday, October 30th 2018 starting from 6:00 to 6:30 pm in the library.

Object : election for 1 seat on the Board to represent General public

If you are interested in running for this seat, please leave your name at the front desk or send an email to president@ellia.org.

In order to vote during the General Meeting, your membership must be current. If you are not able to be present at the meeting, you may fill out a proxy or pick one up at the front desk. The proxy will allow your vote to be counted.

Many thanks for your ongoing support and your participation,

Marie France Roland
Présidente, Association de la Bibliothèque Anglophone
Email : president@ellia.org


Reading Shakespeare | 02/11/2018 | 3:00 - 5:00

Reading Shakespeare

Treat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. This activity consists of watching a BBC production on DVD and then reading relative scenes. This is a great activity for lovers of language and fans of the great wit. The activity is free for library members. Please sign up by sending an email to John Barritt.


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 “L’Allegro, Il Penseroso e il Moderato” (Texts by Milton and Shakespeare)

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.


Drama Club | 07/11/2018 | 6:00 - 7:30

Drama Club

Come join the Drama Club which is open to adults and university students, with or without acting experience. It will consist of miming, improvising, and acting out published works of theater, such as sketches and plays.

Meetings will take place at the library twice a month (except during school holidays) on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please attend regularly on the following dates: November 7th, November 21st, December 5th, December 19th, January 9th, January 23rd, February 6th, February 27th, March 13th, March 27th, April 3rd, April 24th, May 15th, May 22nd, June 5th and June 12th.

This activity is open to library members, the cost is 90€ for the 2018-2019 school year. Sign up at the front desk. Take the stage and break a leg! 


Textile Arts & Crafts | 08/11/2018 | 2:00 - 4:00

Textile Arts & Crafts

If you love needlecraft, this activity is for you! Each participant will make a textile creation of their choice, (bag, pouch, wall tapestry, whatever you fancy!) all while exchanging different techniques in English.

Bring your own materials and join us at the library once a month on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. on the following dates: November 8th and December 6th. Free to library members. Please sign up at the front desk, when possible.


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