Events - 11 May 19

Yves Tourmen’s Photography Show | 25/04/2019-25/05/2019 | All Day

Yves Tourmen's Photography Show

The month-long show “San Francisco in Black and White” featuring photography by Yves Tourmen opens on Thursday, April 25th at 6 PM, and continues until Saturday, May 25th. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Join us on opening night for refreshments and meet the artist!

Yves Tourmen, a biologist and passionate photographer, shows photographs from his visits to San Francisco in 2017 and 2018. The exhibit features classic landscape shots, portraits and street photography. His Hasselblad camera, a vintage model from the 1970s, surprised many Californians, which gave him the perfect opportunity to start up a conversation with the locals and take many candid shots. Despite the digital age, Tourmen respects the traditional process and develops his photographs in his own darkroom.

Stop by the library from April 25th to May 25th during opening hours to view his work.

British Brunch – Angers Fête l’Europe ! | 11/05/2019 | 11:00 am-12:30 pm

British Brunch - Angers Fête l'Europe !

Start your day with a typical British Brunch, as part of Angers Fête l’Europe, at the library on Saturday, May 11th from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Brunch will be served buffet style, so you can pick and choose and try a typical English breakfast! From scrambled eggs to baked beans, sausages, bacon, grilled mushrooms and tomatoes, toast, orange juice, tea and coffee, we’ll have all the fixings for a breakfast that is oh so British and so good!

We’ll also hear about the Twinning between Angers and Wigan, a sister city in the U.K., from Wigan Ambassador Chloe Bradley. Her bilingual talk will touch on the international relationship between the two cities, to promote cultural ties, as well as the changing dynamic between the U.K and Europe. Following her talk, we’ll open things up to questions and discussion.

Open to the public. Cost 5 euros (cash or check). No need to reserve, just come hungry and enjoy!

Commencez votre journée avec un brunch typiquement anglais, dans le cadre d’Angers Fête l’Europe, à la bibliothèque le samedi 11 mai de 11h à 12h30. Le brunch sera servi sous forme de buffet. Vous pourrez donc faire votre choix et déguster un petit-déjeuner anglais typique ! Oeufs brouillés, haricots blancs à la sauce tomate, saucisses,  bacon, champignons et tomates grillés, toasts, jus d’orange, thé et café. Nous aurons ce qu’il faut pour un petit-déjeuner typiquement anglais et tellement bon !

L’ambassadrice de Wigan, Chloe Bradley, fera une brève présentation bilingue sur le jumelage entre Angers et Wigan, ville sœur au Royaume-Uni. Elle parlera des relations internationales entre les deux villes pour promouvoir leurs liens culturels, et de la dynamique changeante entre le Royaume-Uni et de l’Europe. Après sa présentation, nous passerons aux questions et au débat.

Ouvert au public. Coût 5 euros (espèces ou chèque). Pas besoin de réserver. Venez et profitez d’une belle matinée anglaise !

Saturday Reading Group | 11/05/2019 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Saturday Reading Group

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

The May read for the group is “The Quiet American” by Graham Greene. Pyle is the brash young idealist sent out by Washington on a mysterious mission to Saigon, where the French Army struggles against the Vietminh guerrillas. Young Pyle’s well-intentioned policies blunder into bloodshed. Originally published in 1956 and twice adapted to film, The Quiet American remains a terrifying and prescient portrait of innocence at large.

The group will also be discussing the 2002 film based on the same title: Michael Caine gives one of his best performances. Review: “A subtle and penetrating work, made to look effortless; nothing is forced or pushed, so much so that it’s easy to overlook the extraordinary challenges posed by Graham Greene’s novel. “

Meetings are held at the library once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3 pm. Free to all library members, to join please contact Anne Kaar at