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Celebrate fête de la musique with DIY instruments en français !

As we wrote for our blog last year, la fête de la musique is an international celebration, started in France, held on June 21st. The…

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Bandes Dessinées for All Readers on Hoopla: Part 1

A beloved storytelling format referred to as “The Ninth Art,” bandes dessinées (BDs) are literally translated as “drawn strips” and are unique from similar graphic…

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Get your headphones on: audio materials for children and beginners

I don’t know about you, but audiobooks have been completely saving my reading motivation lately! After staring at my screen as part of work from…

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Ready for some mystery? French crime series on Hoopla

Shows where the plot centers on crime and the investigators who unravel mysteries are incredibly popular. In the United States, this genre of TV made…

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Celebrating Halloween with our rats de bibliothèque!

In Halloweens past our friends at the library let our famed rat de bibliothèque mascot join in on the spooky holiday fun and created a…

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A Video Potpourri for La Rentrée

Bonjour!  My name is David Miller and I am a francophile, a francophone, and a member of the French Library. Today I'm going to share…

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Back to School with TEDTalks en français to start the year off right!

C’est la rentrée ! The start of the school year, la rentrée littéraire, and the general back-to-it energy make September a great time for new…

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10 Musical Movies to Sing Along to en français !

When watching films (in English or in French!), the musical score is a huge part of what makes a movie a favorite of mine. I…

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French Film Stars to watch on Hoopla

Whenever I’m home for extended periods, every night becomes movie night! Whether you’re a fan of romance or suspense with your popcorn, there are plenty…

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Monuments Historiques #4: La Tour Eiffel

Paris began the construction of the Eiffel Tower in January 1887, and finished it March 31st, 1889.  The purpose of this tower was to create…

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