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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.


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!


Take your TOEIC test | 06/12/2019 | 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.


Knit and Natter | 06/12/2019 | 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.


Film Club presents “Hairspray” | 07/12/2019 | 3:00 pm-5:30 pm

Film Club presents "Hairspray"

The film club presents a film in English once a month on a Saturday afternoon. This showing will be of “Hairspray”. In 1962, Tracy Turnblad is a heavyset high school student living in Baltimore. Along with her best friend Penny Pingleton, Tracy frequently watches The Corny Collins Show, a local teen dance television show. The teenagers who dance on the show attend Tracy and Penny’s high school, among them Amber von Tussle and her boyfriend Link Larkin, the lead dancers. Amber’s mother, Velma, manages the station WYZT, ensuring that Amber is prominently featured. Corny Collins and the dancers on the show are white, and Velma only allows African-American dancers on the show once a month on “Negro Day”, hosted by R&B disc jockey Motormouth Maybelle. One day, one of the dancers on the show takes a leave of absence, and auditions for a replacement are held the next day. Tracy attends, but Velma rejects for her overweight physique and for supporting integration. Tracy is given detention for missing class in order to attend the audition, and discovers the “Negro Day” kids practicing in the detention room. Tracy befriends Seaweed, Motormouth Maybelle’s son, who teaches Tracy several dance moves. As Tracy leaves detention, she inadvertently bumps into Link, and dreams of a life with him. At a record hop, Tracy’s new moves attract Corny’s attention, and he chooses her to join the show. Watch the trailer here.

Screening begins at 3 o’clock sharp and will be followed by a discussion in English. This activity is free and open to all library members. If possible, please reserve by signing up at the front desk


Coffee House | 13/12/2019 | 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!


Knit and Natter | 13/12/2019 | 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.


Saturday Reading Group | 14/12/2019 | 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 December read for the group is Therapy by David Lodge. By all appearances, Laurence Passmore is sitting pretty. True, he is almost bald and his nickname in “Tubby,” but the TV sitcom he writes keeps the money coming in, he has an exclusive house in Rummridge, a state-of-the-art car, a vigorous sex life with his wife of thirty years, and a platonic mistress to talk shop with. What money can’t buy, and his many therapists can’t deliver, is contentment. It’s not the trouble behind the scenes of his TV show that’s bugging him or even the persistent pain in his knee; it’s this deeper, nameless unease. Is it a spiritual crisis or just one of the midlife variety? Tubby’s quest for the source of it will lead into an obsession with Kierkegaard, brushes with the police, gossip-column notoriety, strange beds and bedrooms worldwide.

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.


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