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Book Club reads “The Ballroom” | 21/06/2019 | 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Book Club reads "The Ballroom"

The June read for the bookclub is “The Ballroom” by Anna Hope.

1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred window there is a ballroom vast and beautiful. For one bright evening every week they come together and dance. When John and Ella meet, It is a dance that will change two lives forever. Set over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, The Ballroom is a historical love story. It tells a page-turning tale of dangerous obsession, of madness and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which.

For any inquiries about joining the book club please send an email by clicking here.


Saturday Reading Group | 22/06/2019 | 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 June read for the group is The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich. The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward students, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook.

The group will also be discussing the 2010 film “The Social Network”. The Social Network is director David Fincher’s equivalent of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane: the story of a capitalist who is awe-inspiring in some ways, but tragic in others; enviably clever and driven, but also repellently ruthless and treacherous. Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (author of The West Wing).

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


Walk and Talk | 23/06/2019 | All Day

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 organise 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! This is the last walk of the season and will be a full day walk with a picnic.

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.


Wellness Day! | 28/06/2019 | 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wellness Day!

Healthy mind and body, happy life! Come to the library for Wellness Day on Friday, June 28th. Different workshops offered all day, from 10 am to 6 pm, as well as a smoothie bar! Free and open to the public, full program coming soon!


Take your TOEIC test | 03/07/2019 | 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.


Garden Club visit | 04/07/2019 | 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.


Library Closed for Summer | 14/07/2019-02/09/2019 | All Day

Library Closed for Summer

The library closes for the summer holidays on Saturday, July 13th at 6 pm and re-opens on Tuesday, September 3rd at 1 pm with regular hours.

However don’t think that the activities come to a complete halt! There’s always something going on thanks for our volunteer-run events! Check our “What’s Happening” page to see a current listing of upcoming activities.

And, if you are off to travel near or far, remember that you can always check out eBooks, simply click here.


Potluck Lunch | 18/07/2019 | 12:30 pm-2:00 pm

Potluck Lunch

The library closes on July 13th at 6 pm for the summer, but we thought it would be fun to have an after-closing party! Library members are invited to join for a potluck lunch at the library on Thursday, July 18th. This is a bring-something-to-share event (main dish, dessert, drinks, etc.) and we will eat, drink and be merry! Please bring your own plate, cup and utensils, the library will provide hot coffee and tea.

If you’d like to join please let us know by email: info@ellia.org or phone: 02.41.24.97.07 so that we know how many chairs to set out!


Garden Club visit | 08/08/2019 | 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.


Garden Club visit | 05/09/2019 | 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.


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