Events - 27 Sep 19

Peter Bolos’ Photography Show | 12/09/2019-02/11/2019 | All Day

Peter Bolos' Photography Show

The art exhibition “Regards du hasard / Chance Looks” featuring photography by Peter Bolos opens on Thursday, September 12th at 6 PM and continues until Saturday, November 2nd during opening hours. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Join us at the opening for refreshments and to meet the artist!

“To see takes time.” Georgia O’Keefe once said and since my teens, with my camera, I’ve found my way of seeing. A sense of place, a small event, a short story captured in a frame. – Peter Bolos

Stop by the library from September 12th to November 2nd during opening hours to view his work.

Coffee House | 27/09/2019 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House

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 | 27/09/2019 | 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 yarn please bring it in.

Talk by Heather Nathans “Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans” | 27/09/2019 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Talk by Heather Nathans “Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans”

Heather Nathans is the Chair of the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, and the Alice and Nathan Gantcher Professor in Judaic Studies at Tufts University.  Her novel Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage explores the ways in which representations of Jewish characters in American theaters mirrored the treatment of Jewish Americans outside the playhouse. She examines stereotypes as well as the characters intended to soften the image of the ‘stage Jew’. These diverse types reflect the struggle of Jewish Americans to establish themselves in the new nation, while still adhering to the cultural traditions and religious doctrines of their ancestors. Delving into a wide array of sources from diaries to tax records to political cartoons, Nathans illuminates the history of revolutionary artists who insisted that they belonged on the stage and who ultimately paved the way for the generations that followed.

Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans was the recipient of the Barnard Hewitt Award from the American Society for Theatre Research, as well as the American Theatre and Drama Society’s John W. Frick Book Award.  In 2018, Nathans was given the Betty Jean Jones Award for teaching and mentorship from the American Theatre and Drama Society. She has held numerous fellowships, including ones from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  She is also the Editor of the Studies in Theatre History and Culture series from the University of Iowa Press.

This talk is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary, but seating is limited. The Speaker Series has been made possible with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America, France. / Avec le soutien de l’Ambassade des États-Unis d’Amérique.

Folk Music Concert at the library! | 27/09/2019 | 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Folk Music Concert at the library!

Come to the library on Friday, September 27th at 6:30 pm for a folk music concert with guitarist/singer Gozu!

A specialist in finger picking, he performs covers of popular British, American and French songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. For the library, he has prepared a special set of English songs, including music by The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Bert Jansch, Tom Paxton, James Taylor and more! Listen to some of his music here.

Free and open to the public. Come enjoy the music, sing-a-long, dance! Drinks and conversation to follow.

Concert de Gozu à la Bibliothèque anglophone, le 27 septembre à 18H30.

Gozu est chanteur et guitariste (guitare folk), spécialiste du « finger picking ». Il interprète ses chansons préférées anglaises, américaines et françaises des années 60, 70, 80. Pour la bibliothèque, il prépare un set spécial « English songs », avec des morceaux de Bert Jansch, Beatles, Tom Paxton, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, et bien d’autres encore. Écoutez un peu de sa musique ici !

Gratuit et ouvert au public. Venez écouter de la musique, chanter, danser ! Boissons et conversation à suivre.