During standard times, the Center’s library serves as a comfortable space of learning and culture with over 30,000 books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and materials for all ages and levels of French. The library also serves as event space for our conversation groups, author talks, story times, and book clubs. While the building has been closed due to COVID-19 and remains closed due to the Center’s exciting renovation project, our programs have taken new form online!
You can find our online events like our Alors… conversation soirees, author talks, and monthly book club under the Events tab. Our weekly l’heure du conte happens live on instagram and Facebook every Wednesday at 3:30PM. Past storytimes can be accessed on instagram here and Facebook here. If you’d like to request themes for future events, you can reach out to Ingrid at firstname.lastname@example.org
During the building’s closure, the Center’s borrowable physical collection is reduced. If you’d like to browse the available books, you can find our Temporary Collections on our KOHA website.
We can mail you your books!
We are thrilled to expand our ways to get books into readers’ hands! In order to take advantage of this borrowing method, please call our reception at 617.912.0400 to pre-pay a shipping fee of $10, which can likely be used for multiple shipments of checkouts depending on the weight of your order. Items will be shipped using media mail which starts at $2.89 and is the most cost-effective way to get books to you. Returns can either be done by mail or during curbside pickup hours on Tuesdays at Bar à Vin on Newbury street. Send all questions to Ingrid at email@example.com.
Want to pick up books yourself?
Interested in taking these items home? Members are able to take part of Curbside Pickup on Newbury Street with La Voile and Bar à Vin 1855! Please read through the Curbside Pickup instructions through this link or by clicking the bubble down below. The “Placing a Hold” section is particularly helpful for sorting through the Temporary Collection links! If you’d rather be surprised with books the librarian thinks you’ll enjoy, fill out our Blind Date with a Book form through this link or by clicking the bubble down below.
Please feel free to reach out to the librarian directly with any questions. The quickest ways to do so include sending an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, calling the library’s dedicated line (617)912-0417, or attending the weekly zoom Office Hours on Fridays between 3:30PM and 5PM.
Culturethèque is an online library that offers French Cultural Center members free and unlimited access to over 350,000+ digital materials, including magazines, e-books, songs, concerts, videos, and language learning exercises.
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