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The Press Review in English | 23/11/2019 | 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

The Press Review in English

The Internet is wonderful and can answer all your questions. For most of us, it is the main source for news. Indeed, we have immediate access to plenty of media from different parts of the world. But can they all be trusted? Using different sources and media, the press review helps you to find your way through the news and be well-informed. This is an informal sharing and discussion of the news in English. Please feel free to bring in an article that you would like to share with the other members of the group.

Meetings are held on Saturdays from 2-3pm.

This activity, free for library members, is organized by freelance journalist and library volunteer: Isma Hassaine-Poirier.


Thanksgiving! | 28/11/2019 | 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of the sharing of the first Thanksgiving, the library, Association Angers Jumelage and Angers International Welcome are organising a potluck, bring-a-dish-to-share Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 28th! We all have so much to be thankful for!

Meet at the library with your special dish to share, this is all about the harvest and giving thanks for all that we have.The organisers will set the tables (if you want to help, let us know by emailing mandy@ellia.org and come early at 4 pm to decorate). The organisers will offer all drinks.

This event is free! It is all about sharing!  Seating is limited at 53 so please reserve by sending an email to info@ellia.org if you would like to join the festivities.


Coffee House | 29/11/2019 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House

Join the library community for a special moment to talk about anything and everything (in English of course!) over a cup of coffee or tea. Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop by, no need to reserve!


Knit and Natter | 29/11/2019 | 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.


Reading Shakespeare | 29/11/2019 | 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare

Treat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. This activity consists of watching a BBC production on DVD and then reading relative scenes. This is a great activity for lovers of language and fans of the great wit. Free and open to all library members, for more information or to sign-up please contact the group coordinator here.


Walk and Talk | 02/12/2019 | 2:00 pm-6:00 pm

Walk and Talk

Time to get outside! Get on those hiking boots and take some time to revel in the great outdoors! The idea is to organize an easy walk once a month – approximately 10 km, 4 hours, in the afternoon – in order to discover or re-discover the beautiful hiking paths of the Maine-et-Loire. Come along with good walking shoes, protection against rain, cold or heat according to the season… a bottle of water and a little “en-cas” to keep you going! Maximum group is 20 so be sure to sign up!

Sign up by sending your name, email address and phone number (preferably cell phone) to the group leader by clicking here. You will be sent full details for the upcoming walk.


Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 03/12/2019 | 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Highlights of English Musical Heritage

For music lovers who are not necessarily musicians, the library presents a series of sessions aimed at illustrating English Classical Music in its most beautiful forms. Each session will focus on a composer, with a short presentation of their work as well as listening to select pieces and videos. The point is to share comments and criticism as a group.

Free and open to all library members, for more information or to sign up please contact the group coordinator here.


Drama Club | 04/12/2019 | 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Drama Club

There are still a couple of spaces left to join the Drama Club which is open to adults and university students, with or without acting experience. These evenings of acting consist of miming, improvising, and acting out published works of theater such as sketches and plays.

This activity is open to library members, the cost is 90€ for the 2019-2020 school year. Sign up at the front desk with the registration form. Take the stage and break a leg! 


Textile Arts & Crafts | 05/12/2019 | 2:30 pm-4:30 pm

Textile Arts & Crafts

If you love needlecraft, this activity is for you! Each participant will make a textile creation of their choice while exchanging different techniques in English. All styles are welcome: embroidery, patchwork, quilting, weaving, collage, tapestry, etc.

For those who wish, it is possible to work on a group project. Each person will make their own textile artwork inspired by the Neil Gaiman quote, “A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” The pieces will be shown at the library as an art exhibition in 2020.

Bring your own materials and join us at the library on the following dates: December 5th. Open to library members. Please sign up at the front desk, when possible.


Coffee House | 06/12/2019 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House

Join the library community for a special moment to talk about anything and everything (in English of course!) over a cup of coffee or tea. Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop by, no need to reserve!


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