“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! No need to sign up, just come and enjoy! “Books and Tea” meetings take place at Les Casse-Croûte de Suzy at 3 rue de l’Espine in Angers.
Treat yourself to an afternoon of a collective reading of Shakespeare. The activity consists of watching a BBC production on DVD and then reading relative scenes. This is a great activity for lovers of language and fans of the great wit. The activity is free for library members. Please sign up at the front desk.
The library is pleased to offer a showing of a great film in English on one Saturday afternoon a month. The December showing will be of “Virgin Suicides”.
The Virgin Suicides is a 1999 American drama written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It is based on the 1993 best selling debut novel of the same name by American author Jeffrey Eugenides. The film tells of the brief lives of five teenage sisters in a middle class suburb near the outskirts of Detroit during the 1970s. After the youngest sister makes an initial attempt at suicide, her sisters are put under close scrutiny by their parents, eventually being put into near-confinement, which leads to increasingly depressive and isolated behaviour.
Screening begins at 15:00 sharp. This activity is free of charge for all library members. Please sign up at the front desk in advance if possible. A discussion in English will follow the film.
Looking for that good old Christmas spirit? All you need to do is to wear red and green WARM clothes (and a red Santa hat if you have one!), meet at the library at 3:00 before going out to carol in the streets of Angers. No need to sign up, just come and sing to your heart’s content! Click here to see what carols we will be singing, maybe not all of these but certainly most of these! We will have copies of the carols to hand out to everyone. If you don’t want to sing, come and applaud us!
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! Dates for 2015-2016 December 15th, January 19th, February 23rd, March 15th, April 19th, May 24th and June 14th.
The December read for the bookclub is “Don’t Tell Alfred” by Nancy Mitford. In this delightful comedy, Fanny the quietly observant narrator of Nancy Mitford s two most famous novels, finally takes center stage. Fanny Wincham last seen as a young woman in “The Pursuit of Love “and “Love in a Cold Climate” has lived contentedly for years as housewife to an absent-minded Oxford don, Alfred. But her life changes overnight when her beloved Alfred is appointed English Ambassador to Paris.
There is room in the Bookclub for a few more avid readers of English. The bookclub meets once a month to discuss the club choice which we have all read and enjoy tea and cakes together afterwards. For more information and to join the group, please contact the Book Club President by clicking here. Upcoming dates for 2015-2016 are December 18th, January 22nd, February 19th, March 18th, April 22nd, May 20th & June 17th.
Happy holidays to all!
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! Dates for January 2016 are the 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th.