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Knit and Natter | 09/10/2020 | 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.


Luncheon Club | 13/10/2020 | 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. Spaces are limited. For more information or to sign up, please contact the group coordinator here.


Pizza and Board Games | 13/10/2020 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Pizza and Board Games

Join us for our ever-popular game night and pizza party! Cost is 7 euros (covers pizza and non-alcoholic drinks, 5 euros for native English speakers and children under 13). Event starts at 6 pm sharp. Last entry at 6:15 pm. First come, first serve with 40 participants max. Children under 13 need to be accompanied by an adult.


Take your TOEIC test | 15/10/2020 | 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.


Books and Tea | 15/10/2020 | 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Books and Tea

“Books and Tea” is a monthly meeting for bookworms and tea drinkers. Bring a book you’ve really enjoyed, talk about it and pass it on! The group meets from 2 to 3:30 at the tea shop in town called “Les Casse-Croûte de Suzy”. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!


Garden Club visit | 15/10/2020 | 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Garden Club visit

The garden club invites you to discover the beautiful gardens in the area!

This visit is to the Manoir de Clairefontaine, in Baugé. An authentic medieval manor, transformed in the 15th century, surrounded by 5 hectares of landscaped park with animals and ponds. We will have a short visit of the manor and then hopefully we will be able to enjoy the Autumn leaf colours in the park.

Please note that this visit will be on the third Thursday of the month, not the first one!

This 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 Sylvie Leys  at elliagardenclub@gmail.com.


Knit and Natter | 16/10/2020 | 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.


Walk and Talk | 16/10/2020 | 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!

Open to library members only. 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.


Saturday Reading Group | 17/10/2020 | 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 October read for the group is Hallucinating Foucault by Patricia Dunker. An intricate and self-reflective novel about that most delicate of relationships–meaning the one between writers and readers. The narrator, an anonymous graduate student, sets off on the trail of a French novelist named Paul Michel, who is currently confined to an asylum. Engineering his hero’s release, the narrator finds himself enmeshed in bizarre love triangle, of which the three vertices are himself, the novelist, and the late Michel Foucault. Sex, it seems, can be made safe, but the oddball intimacy of reading cannot.

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.


Intensive English workshop for “collégiens” | 20/10/2020-22/10/2020 | 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Intensive English workshop for "collégiens"

“Halloween’s Coming” is a 3-day English-learning workshop for collégiens. Participants learn English in a fun, interactive way with games, songs and activities with lots of talking and moving around! The workshop will be at the library for three consecutive afternoons of three hours each, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Please contact the front desk to sign up by phone: 02 41 24 97 07 or email: info@ellia.org. Limited to 15 participants so sign-up fast! Cost is 75 euros (includes snack, materials and a one-time library membership).


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