Events - 22 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!


What is Earth Day? | 22/04/2021 | All Day

What is Earth Day?

Earth Day, April 22nd, is celebrated around the world as a moment to stop and think about how to best preserve the planet Earth. A non-profit organisation centralises the events that take place.

EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.

EARTHDAY.ORG is honored that the Biden Administration has decided to convene a global climate summit on Earth Day 2021. Many important environmental events have happened on Earth Day since 1970, including the recent signing of the Paris Agreement, as Earth Day continues to be a momentous and unifying day each and every year. We look forward to being a part of this historic climate summit and making active progress to Restore Our Earth.

More info here: About Us | Earth Day


Elisa Fertig talks about “A Look at America’s Family farms” | 22/04/2021 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Elisa Fertig talks about "A Look at America's Family farms"

Join the library for a Zoom talk A Look at America’s Family Farms” by Elisa Fertig, Agricultual Attaché at the U.S. Mission to the EU in Brussels, for the library’s third speaker event for the “Think Big, Think Green” speaker series.

More about family farms? Here you go! American families remain central to the U.S. agricultural economy – making up 98 percent of all farms and providing 88 percent of production.  The more than 2 million farms in the United States vary greatly in size and characteristics.  In this talk, we will explore the diversity of the American family farm and the key role families play in an agricultural economy.

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


Earth Day – Great Global (solo) cleanup | 22/04/2021 | 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Earth Day - Great Global (solo) cleanup

Join the library’s community for a litter pick…everyone on their own to keep everyone safe! On Earth Day, starting at 3 pm from wherever you are, take a walk on the wild side (or in town!) and pick up any litter that you see. This is the largest global event in existence, why not be part of it and join the army of well-intended souls cleaning up the planet Earth all at the same time? Remember to wear gloves to protect yourself, sort the trash that you have found according to your local rules and take a picture of yourself with your mountain of trash to send to the library! We will print and post all pictures in the library on our screen so as not to print…after all, this is all about saving the planet.

For more information go to these links: Great Global Cleanup (earthday.org) and Great Global Cleanup.