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Saturday Reading Group | 29/05/2021 | 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 May read for the group is Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder. Tracy Kidder–the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House–spent nine months in Mrs. Zajac’s fifth-grade classroom in the depressed “Flats” of Holyoke, Massachusetts. For an entire year he lived among twenty schoolchildren and their indomitable, compassionate teacher–sharings their joys, their catastrophes, and their small but essential triumphs. As a result, he has written a revealing, remarkably poignant account of education in America…and his most memorable, emotionally charged, and important book to date.

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.


Pizza and Board Games | 15/06/2021 | 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 | 17/06/2021 | 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.


Saturday Reading Group | 19/06/2021 | 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 Fragile: A Mother’s Journey Through Trauma by Niki Shisler. This is the (autobiographical) story of a woman plunged into chaos. After years of abuse and addiction, single mother Niki Shisler had finally found herself with a wonderful new marriage and a perfect baby… When Niki unexpectedly became pregnant with twins life began to spiral out of control with a series of dramatic events. The twins were born mysteriously ill, hanging onto life and, as family life refocused around these two tiny beings in Great Ormond Street Hospital, Niki learnt that there was always light to be found, even on the darkest days.

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” | 29/06/2021-01/07/2021 | 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Intensive English workshop for "collégiens"

“Sea, Sun and Fun” 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 pm.

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 library membership).


Take your TOEIC test | 23/07/2021 | 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.


Take your TOEIC test | 16/09/2021 | 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.


Book Club reads “Never Let Me Go” | 17/09/2021 | 2:45 pm-4:15 pm

Book Club reads "Never Let Me Go"

The September read for the book club is “Never Let Me Go” by John Kazuo Ishiguro.

Kazuo Ishiguro imagines the lives of a group of students growing up in a darkly skewed version of contemporary England. Narrated by Kathy, now thirty-one, Never Let Me Go dramatises her attempts to come to terms with her childhood at the seemingly idyllic Hailsham School and with the fate that has always awaited her and her closest friends in the wider world. A story of love, friendship and memory, Never Let Me Go is charged throughout with a sense of the fragility of life.

To join the book club please send an email to the group coordinator here.


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