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Books and tea | 06/21/2018 | 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 “Les Casse-Croûte de Suzy” 3 rue de l’Espine. No need to sign up, just come and enjoy!

Location: Casse-croûte de Suzy

Coffee House | 06/22/2018 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Coffee House

This is a special moment when the community gathers together to talk about everything and anything (…in English of course!) and sips coffee and tea. Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop in, no need to reserve! This is the last day of Coffee House before the summer break!

Location: English-language Library in Angers

Knit and natter | 06/22/2018 | 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 members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy yourself!

Location: English-language library in Angers

Film Club presents “It Happened One Night” | 06/23/2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Film Club presents "It Happened One Night"

The next film club event will be a showing of Franck Capra’s “It Happened One Night”. A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story..

Screening begins at 15:00 sharp. This activity is free of charge for all library members. If possible, please reserve by signing up at the front desk. A discussion in English will follow the film.

Location: English-language Library in Angers

Saturday Reading Group | 06/23/2018 | 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. This is a partner event with the Film Club.

The June read for the group is “Night Bus” a short story by Samuel Hpkins Adams. This short story was originally published in Cosmopolitan magazine in August 1933 and then reprinted in 1951 as the third in a Dell Books series called “Dell Dimers” as each novelette was sold at 10 cents (known as “dime novels” in the 19th century). The story is about Ellie Andrews who has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked away to her father’s yacht and out of King’s clutches. Ellie jumps ship and eventually winds up on a bus headed back to her husband. Reluctantly she must accept the help of out-of- work reporter Peter Warne. Actually, Warne doesn’t give her any choice: either she sticks with him until he gets her back to her husband, or he’ll blow the whistle on Ellie to her father. Either way, Peter gets what (he thinks!) he wants …. a really juicy newspaper story.

When and where: Meetings will be held in the library once a month on Saturday afternoons starting at 3:00. Cost: FREE to all members of the library. To join: Please contact Anne Kaar at bookgroup@ellia.org

Location: English-language Library in Angers

Walk and Talk | 07/01/2018 | 10:00 am - 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 organise an easy walk once a month – approximately 10 km, 2 to 3 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 make sure to sign up!

Want to sign up? Easy as pie!

Sign up by sending your name, email address and phone numbers (preferably cell phone) to this email address. You will be sent full details of the walk in due time.


Garden Club visit | 07/05/2018 | 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. All visits are on the first Thursday of the month, and are followed by tea and cakes contributed by members.  Wherever possible lunch is arranged in a nearby restaurant at 12.30 p.m The visit on this day will be at the Parc du Grand Launay in Saint-Remy la Varenne. For more information and/or to sign up for this visit please send an email to gardenclub@ellia.org.

Upcoming 2018 dates for the Garden Club are July 5th, August 2nd, September 6th and October 4th.


Take your TOEIC test | 07/07/2018 | 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Take your TOEIC test

The library is an authorized open center for the TOEIC Listening and Reading test (Public programme with photo). To sign up please consult the ETS website

Scheduled dates for 2018 are

Wednesdays : Sept. 12th.

Saturdays : July 7th

All tests will take place at the ESSCA in Angers. Click here for full directions.

Location: ESSCA

Atelier intensif d’anglais pour “collégiens” | 07/10/2018 - 07/12/2018 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Atelier intensif d'anglais pour "collégiens"

Atelier d’anglais pour collégiens “Sea, Sun and Fun”

Parler, jouer, chanter en anglais… des activités ludiques pour amener les adolescents à s’imprégner de la culture anglophone. Durant trois après-midis pendant les vacances scolaires de 15h à 18h, les collégiens peuvent pratiquer l’anglais dans une ambiance conviviale et découvrir qu’il est amusant de parler cette langue !
Cet atelier, encadré par des anglophones, s’adresse aux adolescents qui souhaitent améliorer leur communication orale en anglais.

Inscription et tarif: le nombre de places est de 15 avec un minimum de 6 inscrits. Le coût de l’atelier est de 75€ (inscription à la bibliothèque, goûter et matériel pédagogique compris). Un chèque de 75€ sera demandé à l’inscription, mais ne sera encaissé que le 1er jour de l’atelier. Inscription à l’accueil de la bibliothèque.

Location: English-language Library in Angers

Garden Club Picnic | 08/02/2018 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Garden Club Picnic

Midsummer picnic and pool party, generously hosted once again by June Duckworth will take place on August 2nd. For more information, for the schedule for 2018 and/or to sign up for visits please send an email to gardenclub@ellia.org.

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