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Coffee House | 01/03/2019 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee House

This is a special moment when the community comes together 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 | 01/03/2019 | 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 wool please bring it in. The Knitting group has a project knitting twiddle muffs and are looking for bits and pieces of washable wool.


Reading Shakespeare | 01/03/2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare

Treat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. 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. The activity is free for library members. Please sign-up by emailing group leader John Barritt here.


The Big Quiz | 03/03/2019 | 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Big Quiz

The Big Quiz is back for the 9th consecutive year! For heaven’s sake, don’t miss out on the fun!

Note the start time, 2 pm… yes, best to be on time! There will be questions, but they will be in all sorts of shapes, sizes and challenges. Wine, coffee, tea, snacks and cakes will be available all afternoon. All this for just 12 euros a head with all proceeds going to the library for its fundraising. Remember to bring your English-speaking French friends.

Book your place at the front desk as soon as you can or simply send an email by clicking here!

The rules: Teams of 6….6 heads are better than one ! Prizes for the winning team. Teams are color coded so we recommend that you wear the colors of your team’s name ! Come along and enjoy the fun, the friendship and the laughter!


Coffee House | 08/03/2019 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee House

This is a special moment when the community comes together 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 | 08/03/2019 | 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 wool please bring it in. The Knitting group has a project knitting twiddle muffs and are looking for bits and pieces of washable wool.


Talk by Constance Borde & Sheila Malovany-Chevallier “Translating the Second Sex” | 08/03/2019 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Talk by Constance Borde & Sheila Malovany-Chevallier “Translating the Second Sex”

The library is proud to announce the first talk in the Spring 2019 Speaker Series – Explorations in American Culture.

In honor of International Women’s Day two remarkably accomplished women, Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, will be talking about their new, critically-acclaimed English translation of Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex,” sixty years after its initial publication.

Both women are professors, political activists, writers and intellectuals who have worked together on an astonishing variety of projects. They met while attending Douglass College (Rutgers University) in the 1960s and have been friends and working partners ever since. They have both lived in France for over 40 years, teaching literature and American civilization and writing English grammar and other books for French speakers. In the 70s, they both studied and got degrees in linguistics, one at the university of Vincennes, and the other at Nanterre, in Paris. They both had long and active teaching careers at Sciences Po. They’ve published a series of grammar books, “My English is French”; a video series, “Magic English” for children; “Focus on American Democracy” explaining the American system of government, and several French cookbooks on American food. They also pursued many translation projects, from French to English, covering topics such as social science, art, and feminist writings.

This talk is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary, but seating is limited. The Speaker Series has been made possible by a generous grant from the American Embassy.


The HAPPENING “Tout en Beauté” | 09/03/2019 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The HAPPENING "Tout en Beauté"

Take a talented trio; Lisa Robertson a Canadian poet, Michel Saulnier a musician and Francky Criquet a painter, put them in the same room in front of an audience and see what happens! That’s the idea behind a happening, put the raw ingredients together and let inspiration strike, creating a unique, one-time-only performance that is not to be missed!

This event is part of the Printemps des Poètes 2019 (the French national celebration of poetry) which has been organized with the collaboration of the MIEL (Maison internationale des écritures et des littératures) and the support of the Ville d’Angers. There will also be poetry recitals by MIEL members.

This event is free and open to the public, no reservations necessary but seating is limited. Refreshments and conversation to follow.


Luncheon Club | 12/03/2019 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Luncheon Club

Love those French restaurants? Feel like you need to speak English more but in a relaxed atmosphere? Join this club which schedules a lunch in a great local restaurant. Click here to send an email to the coordinator for more information and the full schedule and to sign up!


Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 12/03/2019 | 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 aiming at illustrating  the heritage of English Classical Music in its most specific and beautiful forms, mainly vocal music. Each session will focus on a composer, with a short presentation of the work and the composer, followed by the listening of selected pieces through  selected  videos, often with different interpretations. The point is to share comments and criticism with the group members.

These sessions are free and open to the public. For more information or to sign up please email library volunteer Michel Cartillier by clicking here.


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