Events - 18 Jan 20

Join the library gang for the “Premiers Plans” outings…Angers’ great first film festival! | 17/01/2020-26/01/2020 | All Day

Join the library gang for the "Premiers Plans" outings...Angers' great first film festival!

Once again Angers’ wonderful first film festival is planned for January. The library organises groups to go together to the festival – films, readings, talks, you name it! – which allows reduced prices and great company! Along new European long feature films, classic films will be shown: The leopard by Visconti, Cinema Paradisio, etc… You want to see The Godfather again it is on offer, you can even watch the sequels, 3 films altogether! Brando gives one such a thrill!!

For more information about the festival click here.

To sign up to be part of this activity, please send an email to this address.

Saturday Reading Group | 18/01/2020 | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Saturday Reading Group

The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people.

The January read for the group is The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. At a café table in Lahore, a bearded Pakistani man converses with an uneasy American stranger. As dusk deepens to night, he begins the tale that has brought them to this fateful encounter… Changez is living an immigrant’s dream of America. At the top of his class at Princeton, he is snapped up by an elite valuation firm. He thrives on the energy of New York, and his budding romance with elegant, beautiful Erica promises entry into Manhattan society at the same exalted level once occupied by his own family back in Lahore. But in the wake of September 11th, Changez finds his position in his adopted city suddenly overturned, and his relationship with Erica shifting. And Changez’s own identity is in seismic shift as well, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.

Meetings are once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3 pm. The meeting for January starts at 2 pm exceptionally to leave time for the Nuit de la Lecture celebration that will be starting at 3pm. Open to all library members. To sign up please contact the group coordinator at

Double-header for the Nuit de la Lecture at the library | 18/01/2020 | 3:00 pm-7:30 pm

Double-header for the Nuit de la Lecture at the library

The library will be starting early for the Nuit de la Lecture, France’s national celebration of reading and continuing into the darkness of the night with chills and thrills!

3-5 pm – The event will highlight 10 most-loved books from the library collection. Come and hear fellow readers talking about their favourite books and listen to a short reading from the book.

6-7:30 pm Readings in Dark Gothic Literature: selections from Henry James, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and Edgar Allan Poe and more! Come to the English-language Library in Angers for a collective reading of some of the best of chilling Gothic literature written in English. Your deepest fears unraveled in knife-edge suspense, horror and icy tension galore as we doff our hats to the writers of horror. Dress code: black and gothic! Ambiance dark castles and ghosts in the corner! Gothic drinks served after the reading! For full program of the Gothic Reading please click here. Public : +16 ans

These events are free and open to the public. No reservations needed.