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Abbreviation Adventures in French

LOL, YOLO, ILY, LMK- these are some of the abbreviations you may see in the US on social media or in text messages these days…

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The Best of French on Youtube for Kids and Teens

YouTube is a whole wide world of children’s entertainment. Watching videos en français with your child makes screen time also learning time! The best part:…

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Summer Vacation à la française!

The summer heat wave, known as la canicule in French, is here (note: I am not complaining; winter lasts too long in Boston!). If we’re…

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Summer Lending at the Library

Whether your feet are in the sand or kicked up in the comfort of A/C, is there a more perfect pairing than summer and a…

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Festival d'Avignon

Sur le pont d’Avignon/ On y danse/ On y danse Perhaps these song lyrics sound familiar to you from your childhood (or a beginner French…

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La Fête nationale / Bastille Day

Each year, French people all around the world celebrate la Fête nationale on July 14, which they often call le quatorze juillet. This French national…

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Free Online Libraries for French Language Learning

The French Cultural Center is proud of our library’s physical collection of books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and games and the fact that it is one…

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La Fête de la Musique

Each year on June 21, many countries throughout the world celebrate la Fête de la musique! This world-wide celebration urges people to play and enjoy…

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Liberté, égalité, fierté ! French LGBT books for kids

June is here again, which means National LGBT History Month is in full swing! These stories of family and self-acceptance will resonate with readers of all ages. Gay dads, gay moms, first crushes, boy bears in dresses and princesses in love - you can find them all here!

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5 Garden Tours to Celebrate Rendez-vous aux jardins... in Boston like in Paris!

Each year, over 2,300 gardens open their gates to the public in Paris, Île de France, and, recently, in 20 countries all over Europe. Started…

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:30 PM To 7:00 PM

Join us in reading Petit Pays by Gaël Faye for the library's book club en français!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Join Joséphine this February for an in-depth discussion of Un chapeau de paille d’Italie by Eugène Labiche.

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Educational Workshop for Members

News from the Francophonie

Monday, March 2, 2020 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM

This March, in conjunction with the celebration of the mois de la francophonie, we'll discover the latest news from French-speaking Africa.

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