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Books and Tea | 28/05/2020 | 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!


Saturday Reading Group | 13/06/2020 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Saturday Reading Group

[Official date for June to be determined]

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 Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson. In six masterly stories, delve deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal. “George Orwell Was a Friend of Mine” follows a former warden of a Stasi prison in East Germany who vehemently denies his past, even as pieces of it are delivered in packages to his door. “Nirvana,” which won the prestigious Sunday Times short story prize, portrays a programmer whose wife has a rare disease finding solace in a digital simulacrum of the president of the United States. In “Hurricanes Anonymous” – first included in the Best American Short Stories anthology – a young man searches for the mother of his son in a Louisiana devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. And in the unforgettable title story, Johnson returns to his signature subject, North Korea, depicting two defectors from Pyongyang who are trying to adapt to their new lives in Seoul, while one cannot forget the woman he left behind.

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 | 16/06/2020 | 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. Limited seating and reservations recommended. 40 participants max.


Take your TOEIC test | 18/06/2020 | 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.


Books and Tea | 18/06/2020 | 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!


Book Club reads “The Speckled People” | 19/06/2020 | 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Book Club reads "The Speckled People"

The June read for the book club is “The Speckled People” by Hugo Hamilton.

The childhood world of Hugo Hamilton, born and brought up in Dublin, is a confusing place. His father, a sometimes brutal Irish nationalist, demands his children speak Gaelic, while his mother a softly spoken German immigrant, marked by the Nazi past, speaks to them in German. He personally prefers to speak English. English is, after all, what the other children in Dublin speak. English is what they use when they hunt him down in the streets and dub him Eichmann, as they bring him to trial and sentence him to death at a mock seaside court.

Out of this fear and guilt and often comical cultural entanglements, he tries to understand the differences between Irish history and German history and turn the twisted logic of what he is told into truth. It is a journey that ends in liberation, but not before he uncovers the long-buried secrets that lie at the bottom of his parents wardrobe.

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


Intensive English workshop for “collégiens” | 30/06/2020-02/07/2020 | 3:00 pm-6:00 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.

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 | 09/07/2020 | 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 | 18/09/2020 | 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 “A Gentleman in Moscow” | 18/09/2020 | 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Book Club reads "A Gentleman in Moscow"

The September read for the book club is “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

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


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