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Pizza and board games | 21/05/2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pizza and board games

The pizza and board games evening is scheduled one Tuesday a month from 6-8 pm. Cost is 7 euros (covers pizza and non-alcoholic drinks, 5 euros for children 12 and under and native English speakers). No reservations necessary, just come and enjoy! Last pizza and board games before summer break will be on June 18th.


Books and Tea | 23/05/2019 | 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!


Talk by Jake Lamar “Brothers in Exile: African-American Authors in Paris” | 24/05/2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Talk by Jake Lamar "Brothers in Exile: African-American Authors in Paris"

American journalist and writer, Jake Lamar, will be speaking about “Brothers in Exile: African-American Authors in Paris” as part of the Spring 2019 Speaker Series, on May 24th from 10 to 11 am.

Lamar was born in 1961 and grew up in the Bronx. He has lived in Paris since 1993. He is the author of a memoir, essays, reviews, short stories, seven novels and a play. His most recent work, Viper’s Dream, is both a crime novel and a radio drama set in the jazz world of Harlem between 1936 and 1961. He is a recipient of the Lyndhurst Prize (for his book Bourgeois Blues), France’s Grand Prize for best foreign thriller (The Last Integrationist), a French National Book Center grant (for his novel Postérité) and a Beaumarchais fellowship for his play Brothers in Exile. He is currently working on a memoir about his life in Paris.

This talk is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary, but seating is limited. The Speaker Series has been made possible with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America, France. / Avec le soutien de l’Ambassade des États-Unis d’Amérique.


Saturday Reading Group | 25/05/2019 | 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 May read for the group is “The Quiet American” by Graham Greene. Pyle is the brash young idealist sent out by Washington on a mysterious mission to Saigon, where the French Army struggles against the Vietminh guerrillas. Young Pyle’s well-intentioned policies blunder into bloodshed. Originally published in 1956 and twice adapted to film, The Quiet American remains a terrifying and prescient portrait of innocence at large.

The group will also be discussing the 2002 film based on the same title: Michael Caine gives one of his best performances. Review: “A subtle and penetrating work, made to look effortless; nothing is forced or pushed, so much so that it’s easy to overlook the extraordinary challenges posed by Graham Greene’s novel. “

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


Drama Club | 05/06/2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Drama Club

Come join the Drama Club which is open to adults and university students, with or without acting experience. It consists of miming, improvising, and acting out published works of theater, such as sketches and plays.

Meetings take place at the library twice a month (except during school holidays) on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

This activity is open to library members, the cost is 90 € for the 2018-2019 school year. Sign up at the front desk. Take the stage and break a leg! 


Garden Club visit | 06/06/2019 | 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.


Drama Club | 12/06/2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Drama Club

Come join the Drama Club which is open to adults and university students, with or without acting experience. It consists of miming, improvising, and acting out published works of theater, such as sketches and plays.

Meetings take place at the library twice a month (except during school holidays) on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This is the last meeting of the year!

This activity is open to library members, the cost is 90 € for the 2018-2019 school year. Sign up at the front desk. Take the stage and break a leg! 


Talk by Kristin Ohlson “The Soil Will Save Us” | 14/06/2019 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Talk by Kristin Ohlson "The Soil Will Save Us"

American journalist and author, Kristin Ohlson, will be speaking about “The Soil Will Save Us” as part of the Spring 2019 Speaker Series, on June 14th from 10 to 11 am.

Ohlson is the author of The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet, which looks at the movement to create a new agriculture that respects nature, heals landscapes and produces plenty of food. Based in Portland, Oregon, she is an independent journalist who has published articles in the New York Times, Discover, Gourmet and many other publications. Her work has been anthologized in Best American Travel Writing 2008, and Best American Science Writing 2011.

This talk is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary, but seating is limited. The Speaker Series has been made possible with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America, France. / Avec le soutien de l’Ambassade des États-Unis d’Amérique.


Take your TOEIC test | 15/06/2019 | 9:30 am - 1:00 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


Saturday Reading Group | 15/06/2019 | 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).

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


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