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Writer’s corner

Writer's corner

Upload yourself at the WC…well, this is perhaps not what you think it is…WC is short for Writer’s corner and this is a new activity for library members!

Calling all writers: this informal afternoon to network with other writers will take place once a month.  Writers can come and just write or type around a table.  Afterwards budding writers can get up and chat around the tea or coffee pot near the reception desk. There is no reading aloud or guidance or discussion, it’s just a space where people can commune in the act of writing. No need to sign up…just show up pen and paper and/or computer in hand!

Walk and Talk

Walk and Talk

hiking boots
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 (perferably cell phone) to this email address. You will be sent full details of the walk in due time.
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Coffee House

Coffee House

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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! Coffee house is every Friday except during school holidays.

 

Knit and natter

Knit and natter

Knitting

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!

Highlights of English Musical Heritage

Highlights of English Musical Heritage

For music lovers who are not necessarily musicians, the library is setting up a series of sessions aiming at illustrating  the heritage of English Classical Music in its most specific and beautiful forms, mainly vocal music. Each session will focus on a composer, with a short presentation of the work and the composer, followed by the listening of selected pieces through  selected  videos,  often with  different interpretations. The point is to share comments and criticism with the group members.

Michel Cartillier, volunteer at the library, will start with a monument of English culture: Haendel’s Messiah…so very appropriate in this Christmas season. This first session will be dedicated to the first part of this work, the second session with the rest. Another session will deal with other vocal works of Handel. Dates to be announced.

Other sessions to come will be centered on Purcell, Elizabethan music, and the relations of Hadyn and Beethoven with England who transposed British folk songs in the classical form as we know it.

These sesssions are free and open to the public. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy!

Film Club presents “Some Like It Hot”

Film Club presents "Some Like It Hot"

The next film club event will be a showing of Some Like It Hot, a 1959 American romantic comedy film set in 1929, directed and produced by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in order to escape from mafia gangsters whom they witnessed commit a crime inspired by the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre. The film was produced in black and white, even though color films were increasing in popularity. As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.

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

Critical thinking: the monthly press review

Critical thinking: the monthly press review

Newspapers

The Internet is wonderful and can answer all your questions. For most of us, it is the main source for news. Indeed, we have immediate access to plenty of media from different part of the world. But can they all be trusted? Using different sources and media, the press review helps you to find your way through the news and be well-informed. This is an informal sharing and discussion of the news in English. Please feel free to bring in an article that you would like to share with the other members of the group.

Meeting are held on Saturdays from 3-4:30PM.

This new activity for library members is organized by freelance journalist and library volunteer: Isma Hassaine-Poirier

 

Coffee House

Coffee House

2014-12-05 Angers English library 5309

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! Coffee house is every Friday except during school holidays.

 

Knit and natter

Knit and natter

Knitting

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!

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