Aspiring astronauts and fans of Le Petit Prince: here's your chance to send your stories into space! concoursproxima

Faites voyager vos histoires dans l'espace !

In Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's beloved novel, the Little Prince travels to seven planets, meeting seven special characters along the way. Your mission? Continue the story and envision an eighth planet and character for him to meet!
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Le concours | The contest

Children, teens, and adults under 25 are invited to submit a short text in French (2,500 characters maximum, spaces included) by February 28 on our e-library, Culturethèque.

Ten winning texts will be chosen from submissions worldwide and two of Thomas Pesquet's coups de coeur will be read from space on April 6, 2017.

For more information, watch the introduction below:

Bonne chance !
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Christianne Beasley

Head Librarian

A native Mainer, Christianne has worked in libraries all her life and came to the Center after three years of managing the library at the Alliance Française in Washington DC. She has a B.A. in French Studies from Smith College and loves children's literature, BDs, and cookbooks. When she is not at the library, you can find her traveling, baking, and - quelle surprise! - reading new books.

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Upcoming Events

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Exhibition

Sur le Chemin de la Loi

A selection of works by famed courtroom artist Noëlle Herrenschmidt

From Feb 2, 2017 To Feb 28, 2017

This exhibition features a selection of works from famed courtroom artis Noëlle Herrenschmidt's latest book, Dans les coulisses de la loi. Through the drawings from her fascinating career, we are given an inside look at the path of law in France and some of its most famous trials.

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Story Time

L'Heure du Conte

Story time in French for children 3 to 4 years old

Saturday, February 25, 2017 11:00 AM To 11:30 AM

We invite parents and children to gather in the children's room of our médiathèque for a magical story time in French! We welcome families with children 3-4 years old to this story time.

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From Mar 3, 2017 To May 2, 2017

Join us on Thursday, March 2, for an exclusive artist lecture at 6:00 PM (RSVP only) and the opening reception and official kickoff of le mois de la Francophonie at 7:00 PM!

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