Events - 18 Nov 22

Coffee House | 18/11/2022 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House

This is the last Coffee House before the summer break! Save the date of September 16th to kick off the new year of friendship and fun! Join the library community for a special moment to talk about anything and everything (in English of course!). Just come in and chat with others, have a cuppa and enjoy the company! Coffee House is free and open to all library members. No need to reserve! Donations welcome as always!

Knit and Natter | 18/11/2022 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Knit and Natter

Come along and bring your knitting,

Have a natter while you’re sitting,

Or learn to knit with wool provided,

Needles loaned and stitches guided.

Knitted garments are très chic,

So be in vogue and start this week.

Knit and Natter is a free activity, open to all library members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy! If anyone has some extra yarn please bring it in.

Talk in English “Reading Paul Auster” | 18/11/2022 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Talk in English "Reading Paul Auster"

Join us at the library for a talk in English “Reading Paul Auster”. François Hugonnier, an associate professor of American literature at the University of Angers, will give a talk about the Brooklyn poet and novelist Paul Auster at the library on the occasion of the publication of his book “Les interdits de la représentation”. Paul Auster, Jerome Rothenberg, ed.

The book and the discussion include previously unpublished material from Auster’s early archive, as well as recent anecdotes and interviews.

Free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Just come and enjoy!

Book Club reads “Desertion” | 18/11/2022 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Book Club reads "Desertion"

The November read for the book club is “Desertion” by Abdulrazak Gurnah.

Early one morning in 1899, in a small town along the coast from Mombasa, Hassanali sets out for the mosque. But he never gets there, for out of the dust stumbles an ashen and exhausted Englishman who collapses at his feet. That man is Martin Pearce – writer, traveller and something of an Orientalist. After Pearce has recuperated, he visits Hassanali to thank him for his rescue and meets Hassanali’s sister, Rehana; he is immediately captivated. In this crumbling town on the edge of civilised life, with the empire on the brink of a new century, a passionate love affair begins that brings two cultures together and which will reverberate through three generations and across continents.

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