Events - 4 Apr 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 –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

https://breakingnewsenglish.com 

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2012/11/28/11-great-free-websites-practice-english

Links to learn English for young adults –

https://www.lumni.fr/programme/histoire-de-reviser  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 : http://tiny.cc/6q3llz . If you sign up your will get a daily story delivered to your email address !

Hungry from some literary stimulation ?

https://lithub.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/

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


Rescheduled: Open House & BBB on May 16 | 04/04/2020 | 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Rescheduled: Open House & BBB on May 16

Flash Covid-19: the library’s Open house and booksale has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday, May 16th. We are sorry for any inconvenience.


Saturday Reading Group to be held on Zoom video conferencing! | 04/04/2020 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Saturday Reading Group to be held on Zoom video conferencing!

This event is going to run on Zoom, video conferencing with either your computer or cell phone! To join the discussion, simply go to https://zoom.us/j/839693146 at the given time and you can participate!

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

The April read for the group is Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple. When her daughter Bee claims a family trip to Antarctica as a reward for perfect grades, Bernadette, a fiercely intelligent shut-in, throws herself into preparations for the trip. But worn down by years of trying to live the Seattle life she never wanted, Ms. Fox is on the brink of a meltdown. And after a school fundraiser goes disastrously awry at her hands, she disappears, leaving her family to pick up the pieces–which is exactly what Bee does, weaving together an elaborate web of emails, invoices, and school memos that reveals a secret past Bernadette has been hiding for decades. Where’d You Go Bernadette is an ingenious and unabashedly entertaining novel about a family coming to terms with who they are and the power of a daughter’s love for her mother.

Meetings are once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3 pm. Open to all library members. To sign up please contact the group coordinator at bookgroup@ellia.org.