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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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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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

In celebration of Le Mois de la Francophonie, join Benjamin for an in-depth discussion of Le dernier frère by Nathacha Appanah.

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Spring Open House

Discover the Center's Education Programs

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5:30 PM To 8:00 PM

Learn more about our classes, meet our teachers, take a placement test and enjoy special discounts on your registration!

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