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Comptines des animaux

You may be familiar with "Old MacDonald had a Farm" and "Hey Diddle Diddle", but do you know any popular nursery rhymes about animals in…

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L'auteur du mois : Dany Laferrière

Dany Laferrière est l'un des écrivains francophones les plus populaires et prolifiques de notre époque. Né en Haïti en 1953, il a habité à Port-au-Prince,…

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L'auteur du mois : Jacques Prévert

Tous les mois, nous vous invitons à découvrir l’œuvre d’un de nos écrivains préférés. Ce mois-ci, nous avons étudié la vie de Jacques Prévert (1900…

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In Search of Lost Memory

"The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real,…

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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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Upcoming Events

Exhibition

Art Exhibit: Alastair Dacey

Le Masque & Kuhn’s Metaphors

From Sep 20, 2018 To Nov 10, 2018

Join us for our first art exhibit of the cultural calendar year, as we explore Walt Kuhn's European Modernism and the mystery of "le masque" with local artist Alastair Dacey.

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Friday, October 19, 2018 6:30 PM To 9:00 PM

Current gallery artist Alastair Dacey will walk us through the process of recreating Kuhn’s work, describing his series of portraits. He will then lead the attendees to pick up the brush and try it themselves.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 12:00 PM To 12:30 PM

We invite parents and children (ages 3+) to gather in the children's room of our médiathèque for a magical story time in French!

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