Events - 8 Nov 19

Call for artists for 2020 exhibits at the library! | 02/10/2019-15/12/2019 | All Day

Call for artists for 2020 exhibits at the library!

2020 will be another spectacular year at the library and will mark a full year of the library’s supporting local artists. Sometimes these artists render the world in a way that is new, and fresh and exciting, sometimes they capture moments both intimate and universal all at once! At the end of the day they all are telling stories which is something familiar, satisfying and meaningful to those of us who love the library.

To schedule 4 art shows in 2020, the exhibitions committee announces an open a call for applications for shows to be held:

  • Early (mid January-early March)  6 weeks
  • Spring (Mid March-debut of May) 6 weeks
  • Summer (Mid May- debut of July) 7 weeks
  • Fall (Mid-september – mid-november)

Applications should include a text about your work & 5 images to illustrate your form of art.

Deadline for applications is December 15th, 2019. Please send all applications to

Coffee House | 08/11/2019 | 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 | 08/11/2019 | 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 award-winning British novelist, Adam Roberts | 08/11/2019 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Talk by award-winning British novelist, Adam Roberts

Come to another exciting event at the English-language Library: “Burgess’s Innocence: Writing The Black Prince”.

In an interview in the 1970s, Anthony Burgess talked about his plan to write novel about the Black Prince. After reading the interview, Roberts was intrigued to find out what of this novel Burgess had left behind. It turns out that he had written a screenplay on the Black Prince that was never turned into a film. After reading the screenplay, Roberts decided to try to turn it into the novel that never was. “The Black Prince” was published by crowd-funded publisher Unbound in 2018. It tells the story of Edward of Woodstock, son of King Edward III and father of Richard II, who spent is life fighting in the Hundred Years’ War. “It’s a stylistic pastiche that is far more than a tribute act – as though Roberts has dismantled the clockwork that made Burgess tick and reassembled it in a new form.” – The Guardian. Click here for the review in goodreads.

Adam Roberts has made a name for himself as a Science Fiction novelist, a literary critic, and a professor. He received his Master’s in English from Aberdeen University and his PhD from Cambridge. He teaches literature and creative writing at Royal Holloway University of London. He has published over 40 books ranging from novels to short story collections to parodies to literary criticism, along with numerous articles and blogs. His most notable works include Jack Glass (2012), Salt (2001), Gradisil (2007) By Light Alone (2011), and Yellow Blue Tibia (2010).

This talk is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary, but seating is limited. This event has been sponsored by the CIRPaLL, research group at the University of Angers.

Reading Shakespeare | 08/11/2019 | 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare

Treat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. This activity consists of watching a BBC production on DVD and then reading relative scenes. This is a great activity for lovers of language and fans of the great wit. Free and open to all library members, for more information or to sign-up please contact the group coordinator here.