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Culturethèque for...world travelers!

Perhaps you took a weekend to dicover a new city, to explore a new country, or to enjoy a journey by plane, train or automobile.…

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Culturethèque for...aspiring artists!

Are you a devotee of Niki de Saint Phalle or Claude Monet? Do you prefer the Musée du Louvre or the Centre Pompidou? Do you…

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Culturethèque for... the young, and young at heart!

Reading books of any kind - paperback, hardcover, and, yes, even e-books - can grow literacy skills, language proficiencies, and cultural awareness. Last week, I…

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Culturethèque Tips & Tricks

Are you looking for ways to keep up with your French before la rentrée? Do you want to travel without suitcases full of books this…

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Frissonnez cet été!

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…

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Today's Youth in Film

Some of the biggest recent successes of French cinema are portraits of today's youth. This leads me to today's blog post about coming of age…

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A la rencontre des auteurs: prix littéraires 2016

Chaque automne en France, c'est la "rentrée littéraire", une saison où de nombreuses oeuvres sont publiées et mises en avant lors d'une série de remises…

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Revue de presse: les Coups de coeur du New York Times

Rebecca et moi avons compilé pour vous une sélection d'ouvrages traduits en anglais et qui ont attiré l'attention du New York Times. Nous partageons des…

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Interactive Picture Books for Children

Picture books have come a long way! Before interactive eBooks even existed, paper books had already exploded with creativity. Today, there are many ways that…

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Nature in Film

With the recently gorgeous weather here in Boston, we start dreaming of new horizons, and spending more time in nature. How about one of these…

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Upcoming Events

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Exhibition

Wonder Women

Anne Plaisance + Transition House

From Sep 19, 2017 To Oct 23, 2017

In this exhibition, tiny houses by the residents of Transition House as well as paintings by the artist Anne Plaisance aim to spark dialogue and develop strategies to address homelessness and violence against women.

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Tasting

Cognac versus Armagnac, a tasting and lecture

Discover the subtleties of two iconic French brandies with Heavenly Spirits

Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:00 PM To 8:30 PM

Calling all dessert lovers! Join us for an evening of brandy tasting featuring eight Cognacs and Armagnacs, brought to you by Heavenly Spirits.

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Lecture

Rejuvenating a classic, a contemporary Tartuffe production

Panel discussion with the Huntington Theatre Company

Friday, October 20, 2017 6:00 PM To 9:00 PM

Join us for an in-depth discussion of the upcoming production of Tartuffe at the Huntington Theatre Company as Director Peter DuBois, dramaturge Charles Haugland, and members of the cast and creative team guide us through the “foolishness and folly” of Molière’s Tartuffe. The panel will be followed by a cocktail reception.

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