Events - 17 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.

Coffee House | 17/05/2019 | 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 | 17/05/2019 | 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.

Book Club reads “A Month in the Country” | 17/05/2019 | 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Book Club reads "A Month in the Country"

The May read for the bookclub is “A Month in the Country” by J. L. Carr.

A damaged survivor of the First World War, Tom Birkin finds refuge in the quiet village church of Oxgodby where he is to spend the summer uncovering a huge medieval wall-painting. Immersed in the peace and beauty of the countryside and the unchanging rhythms of village life he experiences a sense of renewal and belief in the future. Now an old man, Birkin looks back on the idyllic summer of 1920, remembering a vanished place of blissful calm, untouched by change, a precious moment he has carried with him through the disappointments of the year.

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

Word for Word Theater Workshop | 17/05/2019 | 2:30 pm-6:00 pm

Word for Word Theater Workshop

Susan Harloe, Artistic Director of Word for Word, and Sheila Balter, Charter Member of Word for Word, are excited to offer a workshop for adults on Friday, May 17th from 2:30 to 6 pm.

Come for a fun-filled afternoon, participating in the Word for Word magic and transporting a short text from the page to the stage! At the end of the afternoon, participants will perform a short text for friends and family.

Wear comfortable clothing so that you can move around! The cost is 10 € per participant. Registration is required, please contact the library by email or phone (