Events - 20 Mar 20

Cancellations for Covid-19 | 20/03/2020-15/04/2020 | All Day

Cancellations for Covid-19

With the unknown future effects of Covid-19 the library is currently closed until further notice. Decisions will be made according to health & safety recommendations and will be evolving accordingly. Thank you for your understanding.

En raison de l’incertitude liée au Covid-19, la bibliothèque est fermée jusqu’à nouvel ordre. Les décisions seront prises en fonction des recommandations officielles en lien avec le Ministère de la Santé et de l’Intérieur. Merci de votre compréhension.

Gateway to great websites…boarding is imminent! This way please… | 20/03/2020-15/04/2020 | All Day

Gateway to great websites...boarding is imminent! This way please...

Website recommendations during Covid-19 shutdown! 

Part of what librarians love to do is to help recommend quality materials for learning. Here is a short list of what we have selected as the best-quality websites…not quite the same as learning and teaching in person, but perhaps the next best thing!

Links to learn English for Adults –

Links to learn English for young adults –  Ecouvrez tous les quinze jours des contenus pédagogiques pour préparer et animer vos cours : vidéos et podcasts avec leurs éclairages historiques et média, articles, pistes d’exercice.

Links to learn English for children –

Brightly Storytime on YouTube : . If you sign up your will get a daily story delivered to your email address !

Hungry from some literary stimulation ?

We hope that you enjoy our recommendations. Inspiration is essential!!!

Cancelled: Coffee House | 20/03/2020 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Cancelled: Coffee House

Flash Covid-19: this activity has been cancelled.

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!

Cancelled: Knit and Natter | 20/03/2020 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Cancelled: Knit and Natter

Flash Covid-19: the March 20th “Knit and Natter” has been cancelled.

Book Club reads “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit” | 20/03/2020 | 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Book Club reads "The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit"

Flash Covid-19: this event has been maintained for a maximum of 15 participants.

The March read for the book club is “The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit” by Lucette Lagnado.

In vivid and graceful prose, Lucette Lagnado re-creates the majesty and cosmopolitan glamour of Cairo in the years between World War II and Gamal Abdel Nasser’s rise to power. Her father, Leon, was a boulevardier who conducted business on the elegant terrace of Shepheard’s Hotel, and later, in the cozy, dark bar of the Nile Hilton, dressed in his signature white sharkskin suit. But with the fall of King Farouk and Nasser’s nationalization of Egyptian industry, Leon and his family lose everything. As streets are renamed, neighborhoods of their fellow Jews disbanded, and the city purged of all foreign influence, the Lagnados, too, must make their escape. With all of their belongings packed into twenty-six suitcases, their jewels and gold coins hidden in sealed tins of marmalade, Leon and his family depart for any land that will take them. The poverty and hardships they encounter in their flight from Cairo to Paris to New York are strikingly juxtaposed against the beauty and comforts of the lives they left behind.

To join the book club please send an email to the group coordinator here.

Apéro poétique: haiku and origami | 20/03/2020 | 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Apéro poétique: haiku and origami

Let yourself be carried away during this “Apéro Poétique” that takes place at the “122” at the top of the Rue de la Chalouère (where the CABA used to be). Part of the “Printemps des Poètes” the library and other non-profits are organizing an evening with different activities…

The library (yours truly!) had the bright idea of asking people to write a SHORT poem in Haiku style (we will have some very basic rules printed for people to follow) and then fold the haiku into an origami boat and ‘float” it in a small pool…fun, huh?

No need to sign up. Just come and enjoy!