Events - 21 Jun 19

Elianne Richard’s Art Show | 13/06/2019-06/07/2019 | All Day

Elianne Richard's Art Show

The month-long art show “Eye to Eye – Avec ces yeux-là” featuring engraving and print pieces by Elianne Richard opens on Thursday, June 13th at 6 PM. Join us for refreshments and meet the artist! The exhibition, free and open to the public, continues until July 6th during opening hours.

In 2006 Elianne Richard was first introduced to metal engraving by Richard Chester, a specialist in multi-colored (polychromatic) engraving using the Hayter method. Her goal at the time was to learn how to use acid to prepare pieces for enameling, but she was intrigued by this method of inking an engraved metal plate with several colors at the same time, which would then produce beautiful polychrome and monochrome prints after just one pass through the press. The traditional approach requires several passes through the press, cleaning the plate and applying a different color each time to obtain a multi-colored result. Drawn by the beautiful results Elianne forgot about enameling for a time and devoted herself to learning the art of engraving.

Elianne says she enjoys the manual work that engraving demands (cutting, polishing, inking, wiping, etc.) as well as the astonishing softness and warmth that a plate can have. To her own surprise, she discovered a fascination with worlds of air and water, worlds of genesis, worlds of promise or worry. Her first pieces, in small colorful formats, have become increasingly bigger. She duplicates the same print multiple times on the same paper and does forms of collage. In fact, she has combined her two passions as she will use enameled plates to further adorn and enhance her engravings. Currently, she has started dabbling in black and white ink, which she says is a real luxury.

“I go where I want to go, starting from outside observation or from within myself, I search for each engraving, print, collage… a new perspective. “ – Elianne Richard


Coffee House | 21/06/2019 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House

This is the last Coffee House before the summer holidays. Join the library community for a special moment 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 | 21/06/2019 | 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. This is the last Knit and Natter before the summer holidays. 


Book Club reads “The Ballroom” | 21/06/2019 | 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Book Club reads "The Ballroom"

The June read for the bookclub is “The Ballroom” by Anna Hope.

1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred window there is a ballroom vast and beautiful. For one bright evening every week they come together and dance. When John and Ella meet, It is a dance that will change two lives forever. Set over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, The Ballroom is a historical love story. It tells a page-turning tale of dangerous obsession, of madness and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which.

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


Jazz & Swing Concert at the Library! | 21/06/2019 | 7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Jazz & Swing Concert at the Library!

Join us at the library on Friday, June 21st at 7:30 PM for a concert of both French and American jazz and swing music ballads with the Swing Colporteurs! Free and open to the public, no need to reserve, just come and enjoy! It’s Fête de la Musique!