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Saturday Reading Group | 21/09/2019 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Saturday Reading Group

The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people.

The September read for the group is Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. It’s undoubtedly one of Agatha Christie’s greatest mystery novels. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

Meetings are once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3 pm. Open to all library members. To sign up please contact the group coordinator at bookgroup@ellia.org.


Highlights of English Musical Heritage | 24/09/2019 | 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.


Take your TOEIC test | 25/09/2019 | 9:00 am-12:30 pm

Take your TOEIC test

The library is an authorised test center for the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test (the Test of English for International Communication). For more information please visit our TOEIC page or to sign up go to the official ETS website.


Walk and Talk | 25/09/2019 | 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.


Drama Club **First Meeting** | 25/09/2019 | 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Drama Club **First Meeting**

Come join the Drama Club which is open to adults and university students, with or without acting experience. It consists of miming, improvising, and acting out published works of theater, such as sketches and plays.

Meetings will take place at the library twice a month (except during school holidays) on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 pm. Please attend regularly on the following dates: September 25th, October 9th, November 6th, November 20th, December 4th, December 18th, January 8th, January 22nd, February 5th, March 4th, March 18th, April 1st, April 29th, May 13th, May 27th, June 3rd and June 17th. 

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! 


Photography Club | 26/09/2019 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Photography Club

Come join the Photography Club, share and exchange with other aspiring photographers and go on photo shoots together. This activity is led by Peter Bolos, professional photographer and member of staff along with Pol Corvez, professional photographer and library volunteer.

This activity is open to library members. It is once a month on Thursday afternoons at the library. If you’d like to join or for more information please contact the group coordinator here.


Folk Music Concert at the library! | 27/09/2019 | 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Folk Music Concert at the library!

Come to the library on Friday, September 27th at 6:30 pm for a folk music concert with guitarist/singer Gozu!

A specialist in finger picking, he performs covers of popular British, American and French songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s. For the library, he has prepared a special set of English songs, including music by The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Bert Jansch, Tom Paxton, James Taylor and more! Listen to some of his music here.

Free and open to the public. Come enjoy the music, sing-a-long, dance! Drinks and conversation to follow.

Concert de Gozu à la Bibliothèque anglophone, le 27 septembre à 18H30.

Gozu est chanteur et guitariste (guitare folk), spécialiste du « finger picking ». Il interprète ses chansons préférées anglaises, américaines et françaises des années 60, 70, 80. Pour la bibliothèque, il prépare un set spécial « English songs », avec des morceaux de Bert Jansch, Beatles, Tom Paxton, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, et bien d’autres encore. Écoutez un peu de sa musique ici !

Gratuit et ouvert au public. Venez écouter de la musique, chanter, danser ! Boissons et conversation à suivre.


Textile Arts & Crafts | 03/10/2019 | 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: October 3rd, November 7th and December 5th. Open to library members. Please sign up at the front desk, when possible.


Garden Club visit | 03/10/2019 | 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Garden Club visit

The garden club invites you to discover the beautiful gardens in the area! This free activity is open to library members and offers visits once a month to a garden between April and October. For more information and/or to sign up for this visit please send an email to gardenclub@ellia.org.


Luncheon Club | 08/10/2019 | 12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Luncheon Club

Do you love French food and restaurants? Would you like to speak English more, but in a relaxed environment? Join the Luncheon Club! Enjoy a meal and great conversation in English once a month at a local restaurant. This activity is open to library members. For more information or to sign up, please contact the group coordinator here.


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