Né dans les années 1840, le roman policier français a flirté tôt avec le portrait social, s'inspirant de contemporains tels que Balzac. Emile Gaboriau a écrit le premier du genre.

Vous connaissez certainement le maître du polar pour le 20ème siècle, Georges Simenon. Son fils sera présent cet automne au Centre! Gardez l'œil sur notre programmation...

Pour ceux d'entre vous qui souhaitent découvrir la grande diversité de ce genre, découvrez les sélections ci-dessous! Selon Quai du Polar, le festival de référence pour les amateurs de romans policiers, "un livre sur cinq publié en France est un roman policier". C'est un genre extrêmement populaire qui permet aussi d'apprendre des choses sur la société contemporaine.

Découvrez ci-dessous quelques unes des sélections présentes sur notre toute nouvelle bibliographie composée par Rebecca!


Le Polar Classique

Le Polar Contemporain

Le Polar Historique

Retrouvez la sélection complète ici!

Marie Lalevée

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Marie studied Library Sciences in France. She is passionate about sharing her sense of French culture, as well as a love of beauty in all forms!

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Protest Posters from May '68

From Apr 3, 2018 To May 1, 2018

Join us on April 3rd at 6:30 PM as we celebrate the opening of the second exhibition in our "May '68" series featuring ten original posters, along with nearly two dozen small reproductions. The talk will be in English.

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Trivia Night for Members

game night at the center

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

Test your knowledge of all things French at our first-ever members-only trivia night!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:30 PM To 6:00 PM

Discover our May '68 collection through books, magazines, and films, all while learning new vocabulary words that will help with future appreciation of our themed events!

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