Events - 23 Mar 24

Public Speaking Competition for high school students | 23/03/2024 | 2:00 -6:00

Public Speaking Competition for high school students

The library, the English Speaking Union and the Maison de l’Europe are pleased to invite the general public to the French National Public Speaking Competition in English for high school students on Saturday, March 23rd starting at 2 pm.

High school students from schools in the Pays de la Loire will be competing to represent France in the International Public Speaking Competition, organized by the English Speaking Union to take place in London this May.

The library is proud to help empower these young students! Please contact the library for more information and to sign up as a spectator at or This event is free and open to the public.

The film club presents “Mr. Turner” (2014) | 23/03/2024 | 2:30 -6:00

The film club presents "Mr. Turner" (2014)

The film club presents a film in English once a month on a Saturday afternoon.

This showing will be of Mr. Turner, a 2014 biographical drama film based on the last 25 years of the life of artist J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851). Written and directed by Mike Leigh, the film stars Timothy Spall in the title role, with Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Lesley Manville, and Martin Savage. It premiered in competition for the Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where Spall won the award for Best Actor and Dick Pope received a special jury prize for the film’s cinematography.

The film was critically acclaimed and received four nominations each at the 87th Academy Awards and 68th British Academy Film Awards.

Watch the trailer here.

Due to the length of this film, screening this month will begin at 2:30pm and will be followed by a discussion in English. This activity is free and open to all library members.

Saturday Reading Group | 23/03/2024 | 3:00 -4:30

Saturday Reading Group