Events - 9 Apr 21

Warren Podguszer’s Art Show | 11/03/2021-04/05/2021 | All Day

Warren Podguszer's Art Show

Stop by the library from March 11 to May 4 during opening hours to see Warren Podguszer’s Art Show. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Warren Podguszer or “Wawapod”, is 29 years old and lives in Paris. He has been practicing street photography for 6 years. At the beginning of his artistic journey, he created works of art digitally using images and photos. However, very quickly, he felt the urge to work with canvas. He equates painting to cooking, even if he doesn’t really know how to cook. When he paints, he has the impression that he takes ingredients he loves, here and there, and then mixes them to create a dish that makes him feel good!

Through his art, he aims to share nostalgic memories with the public. He tries, most of the time, with a range of colors, to bring to life characters that made us dream during our childhood. He takes great pleasure in creating worlds that mix references from our past or our present. The idea behind his art is also to provoke different reactions from the public by adding sentences to make people think, laugh or to denounce an issue. Passionate about art, he enjoys integrating iconic works of art into his style.

Like a journey inside his head, through his thoughts, dreams and inspirations.


Free Seed Library opens | 01/04/2021-31/12/2021 | All Day

Free Seed Library opens

The library is proud to open up its Seed Library!

Stop by the library to pick up your free envelopes of seeds that you can take home and plant. Also, feel free to donate an envelope of your seeds by writing what sort of seeds are included and instructions about how they are planted and taken care of.


Recycled art contest | 01/04/2021-05/06/2021 | All Day

Recycled art contest

The library is holding its first Recycled Art Contest and invites everyone to create art from materials destined for the recycling or trash bins. Artwork must be made from recyclables or trash and be a maximum of 2 feet square. All the pieces must be secured with no sharp edges. Artwork with entry forms attached must be submitted before deadline date of June 5th. Artwork will be displayed in the library’s front window until June 11th.

Click here for entry forms.


The library stays open during the lockdown | 06/04/2021-30/04/2021 | 1:00 pm-6:00 pm

The library stays open during the lockdown

Another lockdown but the good news is that… the library remains open for the circulation of documents!

We are open from Tuesday to Saturday from 1 to 6 pm.

Don’t hesitate to stop by the library to borrow and/or return books, DVDs and audiobooks. We will be happy to see you!

If you wish to reserve your documents beforehand using our catalog, click here for a quick tutorial about how to search our catalog and how to put materials on hold. If you have any questions, contact us at info@ellia.org or 02.41.24.97.07.

Please wash your hands on arrival and respect social distancing. Face masks are mandatory. Remember to have your completed “Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire” if you live beyond a 10 km perimeter.

Stay safe and take good care of yourselves!


Cancelled: Coffee House…masked and no drinks! | 09/04/2021 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Cancelled: Coffee House...masked and no drinks!

Sorry, this activity is cancelled until further notice.


“Think Big, Think Green” invites Beverly and Stephane Ott to talk about their family farm & sustainable farm project | 09/04/2021 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

 

 

Join the library for a Zoom talk by Zoom with Beverly Ott and Stephane Ott-Hauville (mother and son team!) for the library’s second speaker event for the “Think Big, Think Green” speaker series. Family farms? Here you have a wonderful example!

Beverly Ott is co-founder and director of the association ECHOPPE which has been working in West Africa for over 30 years now. (Primarily Togo and Bénin) Beginning with small loans for women in urban areas, ECHOPPE today works with small farmers stimulating projects in agro-écology: beekeeping, forestry, soil conservation and organic farming. She and her husband Olivier also began a farm in Montilliers 20 years ago raising primarily sheep and renting Bed and breakfast rooms.

Their son Stéphane Ott-Hauville grew up around those projects and after graduating in Engineering in Centrale Marseille he spent a year volunteering in Togo on the farm program Planète Paysans. Today, while he works remotely with the Urban Institute in Washington DC, he decided to turn the family farm into a sustainable farm project to explore local solutions to the climate crisis and share ideas with its many visitors.

Beverly and Stéphane will present a dialogue on farming today in Africa and in France including anecdotes of some of the complexities hands-on to project start up.

This talk is free and open to the public. There will be a 40-minute talk followed by a question-and-answer session. Click here for Zoom link.