Events - 7 Dec 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

Semaine de cinema en langue Anglaise | 04/12/2019-10/12/2019 | All Day

Semaine de cinema en langue Anglaise

The library is pleased to be a partner once again with the 4OO Coups for the 19th edition of the Semaine de Cinema de langue anglaise.

This year’s theme, “On the Road Again”, will be hosting a great lineup of films such as Green Book, Music of my Life, Captain Fantastic, and other films from December 4th-10th. All information can be found by clicking here.

Join the library in supporting the Téléthon this year! | 07/12/2019 | 10:30 am-12:00 pm

Join the library in supporting the Téléthon this year!

DEFI 49 TELETHON – This year, the English-Language Library in Angers will participate in this beautiful project of solidarity and citizenship. The goal is to run, walk…. 30,000 km in 24 hours and to collect donations. Participation is free but why not ask your friends a participation of one euro per kilometer that you do? Location: Etang Saint Nicolas. For more information click here. We suggest we constitute 2 “ELLIA” teams, one for Friday, December 6th (departure at 6:30 pm) and the second for Saturday, December 7th ( departure at 10:30am). Please register at the Front Desk by sending an email to or calling 02 41 24 97 07. We will give you additional information a few days before the d-day! Thank you in advance for your generous participation in this project.

Film Club presents “Hairspray” | 07/12/2019 | 3:00 pm-5:30 pm

Film Club presents "Hairspray"

The film club presents a film in English once a month on a Saturday afternoon. This showing will be of “Hairspray”. In 1962, Tracy Turnblad is a heavyset high school student living in Baltimore. Along with her best friend Penny Pingleton, Tracy frequently watches The Corny Collins Show, a local teen dance television show. The teenagers who dance on the show attend Tracy and Penny’s high school, among them Amber von Tussle and her boyfriend Link Larkin, the lead dancers. Amber’s mother, Velma, manages the station WYZT, ensuring that Amber is prominently featured. Corny Collins and the dancers on the show are white, and Velma only allows African-American dancers on the show once a month on “Negro Day”, hosted by R&B disc jockey Motormouth Maybelle. One day, one of the dancers on the show takes a leave of absence, and auditions for a replacement are held the next day. Tracy attends, but Velma rejects for her overweight physique and for supporting integration. Tracy is given detention for missing class in order to attend the audition, and discovers the “Negro Day” kids practicing in the detention room. Tracy befriends Seaweed, Motormouth Maybelle’s son, who teaches Tracy several dance moves. As Tracy leaves detention, she inadvertently bumps into Link, and dreams of a life with him. At a record hop, Tracy’s new moves attract Corny’s attention, and he chooses her to join the show. Watch the trailer here.

Screening begins at 3 o’clock sharp and will be followed by a discussion in English. This activity is free and open to all library members. If possible, please reserve by signing up at the front desk