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Intensive English workshop for “collégiens” | 19/02/2019 - 21/02/2019 | 3:00 - 6:00

Intensive English workshop for "collégiens"

[This workshop is FULL/COMPLET]

“Ski, snow and surf”, a workshop in English based on winter sports for young adults (ages 12-14), will take 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 | 20/02/2019 | 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


Garden Club Meeting – Seed Exchange & Garden Visits Program for 2019 | 21/02/2019 | 3:00 - 5:00

Garden Club Meeting - Seed Exchange & Garden Visits Program for 2019

The Garden Club invites its members and anyone new who would like to join for this meeting, at Sylvie Ley’s house off Boulevard Foch, to schedule this year’s garden visits from April to October.

Please bring any seeds you may have to offer or exchange as well as your suggestions for garden visits, last year’s copy of the leaflet Rendez-vous au Jardins, Pays de la Loire and don’t forget some cakes and baked goodies to enjoy with tea.

This free activity is open to library members and offers visits once a month to beautiful gardens in the area, from April to October. For more information and to RSVP for the meeting by Feb. 17th please contact Garden Club Co-President, Hilary at gardenclub@ellia.org.


Bookclub reads Margaret Atwood | 22/02/2019 | 2:30 - 4:00

Bookclub reads Margaret Atwood

The February read for the bookclub is “Hag-Seed” by Margaret Atwood.

Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no other. It will boost his reputation. It will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. Also brewing revenge. After twelve years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It’s magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?

For any inquiries about joining the book club please send an email by clicking here.


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

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.


Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 26/02/2019 | 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 (this session Henry Purcell: Music for Queen Mary), 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.

These sessions are free and open to the public. For more information or to sign up please email library volunteer Michel Cartillier by clicking here.


Pizza and board games | 26/02/2019 | 6:00 - 8:00

Pizza and board games

The pizza and board games evening is scheduled one Tuesday a month from 6-8 pm. Cost is 7 euros (covers pizza and non-alcoholic drinks, 5 euros for children 12 and under and native English speakers). No reservations necessary, just come and enjoy! Upcoming dates are Feb. 26th, March 19th, April 23rd, May 21st and June 18th.


Drama Club | 27/02/2019 | 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: 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! 


Books and tea | 28/02/2019 | 2:00 - 3:30

Books and tea

“Books and Tea” is a monthly meeting for bookworms and tea drinkers. Bring a book you’ve really enjoyed, talk about it and pass it on! The group meets from 2 to 3:30 at the tea shop in town called “La Casse-Croûte de Suzy”. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!


Photography Club | 28/02/2019 | 2:00 - 4:00

Photography Club

Do you have a passion for photography? Would you like to take your photographs to the next level?

Join the library’s Photography Club! Share and exchange with other aspiring photographers and even go on photo shoots together (in English of course!). Learn more about improving your technique, framing your shots, choosing your subject or even understanding the terminology (aperture, shutter speed, iso, etc.).

This activity is free and open to library members. Meetings are once a month in the afternoon, from February to June, either at the library or at a predetermined photo shoot location. Please attend regularly.

The first meeting is Thursday, February 28th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Future meeting times will be determined as a group. The club is led by Pol Corvez, professional photographer and library volunteer, Peter Bolos, photographer and member of staff, and Annick Gendron, aspiring photographer and library volunteer.

Sign-up at the front desk by email info@ellia.org or by phone 02 41 24 97 07.


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