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Joyeuses Fêtes: French Winter Traditions and Vocabulary List

The holiday season is upon us! For many Americans that may mean decorations, parties, and of course, shopping. Hopefully you were able to get a…

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Find your next favorite with Presque Pareils

Looking for something new? Check out our new recommendation lists pairing popular English-language books, movies, and shows with French-language titles in our collection that are presque pareils. If you liked one, we bet you’ll like the other!

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Adventures in French Cooking

Just what is it about French cooking that makes it so special?  Is it the gobs of ooey gooey butter?  The soft simmer of chicken…

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Celebrating Halloween with our rats de bibliothèque!

Last week, all of Marlborough Street was covered in fake spiderwebs, jack-o-lanterns, and various ghouls, monsters, and other disguises. While many countries have their version…

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Meet Lindsay Shores

We love our members! In fact, we love them so much that we want you to get to know them and share in our community.…

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Practicing French…Outside the Classroom

Many students ask about ways to improve their French while they aren't in class. As a student of the French Cultural Center, I too am…

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Make language learning a game à la médiathèque

Many visitors ask us why the large black letters above our library desk read médiatheque and not bibliothèque. Although we have more than 30,000 books…

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Why Learn French? (What you may not know about the language of love.)

Recently, I had dinner with a friend and her colleagues. As often happens during these kinds of get-togethers, the conversation turned towards work. After telling…

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Fall Bucket List at the French Cultural Center

The New Year is long gone but a new season, full of new fun opportunities and activities, is upon us!  Inspired by autumn’s arrival, I…

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What is la rentrée littéraire?

You may have noticed the term “la rentrée” popping up in your French circles lately. By itself, this refers to the return to post-summer routines…

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Join Benjamin this month for an in-depth discussion of Le fils naturel by Denis Diderot.

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Lecture

From Versailles to the Stars

French 'Firsts' Will Transform Air Travel

Thursday, June 6, 2019 6:30 PM To 8:30 PM

An air travel lifestyle that Jules Verne could only imagine now is on the cusp of becoming reality! Join us for the final program of our French Innovation series and learn what's next in aviation and space innovation from three innovators linked to the French tradition.

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Workshop

Un Mois, Un Livre: Carmen

de Prosper Mérimée

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 2:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Join Benjamin this month for an in-depth discussion of Carmen by Prosper Mérimée.

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