Library Blog

New books we're thankful for

Monday, 20 November 2017 14:17 Written by
New books we're thankful for Many new titles have been added to the Library collection this past month, and there's many that we are thankful to be reading as we head into the holiday season. There's a book for every taste and appetite, from award-winning fantasy fiction short stories in…
An Interview with Michael Harlan Turkell Author Michael Harlan Turkell will be speaking at the Library about his book Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar on Tuesday 21 November at 19h30.  What was your first experience in a library that you remember? My father worked less than a block away…

Book reviews by kids and teens

Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:50 Written by
Kids and teens review books Name: InesAge: 9Book title: Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsAuthor: J.K. RowlingReview: I love the books. They're exciting, fun, and funny.  Name: AnanyaAge: 11Book title: Charlotte's WebAuthor: E.B. WhiteReview: It's a beautiful book, even though it can be sad at points.  Name: CeceAge: 9Book title:…
An Interview with Callan Wink Author Callan Wink will be speaking at the Library about his book Dog Run Moon on Tuesday 14 November at 19h30.  What was your first experience in a library that you remember? When I was a kid we never had a TV in the house and…

James Verini longform magazine writing workshop

Friday, 10 November 2017 12:43 Written by
From mid-January through the end of March, visiting fellow James Verini will conduct a six-session writing workshop focused on longform magazine writing.  He will instruct students in how to develop magazine story ideas, report them, write them and pitch them to publications. He will also introduce students to certain instructive…

Library Culture Picks: November 2017

Monday, 06 November 2017 10:42 Written by
  The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. As the days get shorter and the weather cooler, it's a good time to take some refuge in one of many cultural institutions in Paris. As always, we've…

Looking for a good read for Halloween?

Monday, 30 October 2017 15:02 Written by
Looking for a good read for Halloween? Looking for a scary read for Halloween (or anytime)? Here are some of our spookiest tales in our collection for adults, teens, and children.  The Shining by Stephen King  Stephen King is the king of horror so we have to have him at…

Spine-tingling tales for chilly autumn nights

Monday, 23 October 2017 23:53 Written by
Spine-tingling tales for chilly autumn nights As days get shorter and nights become colder, it's the best time of the year to stay in and curl up with a spine-tingling book, and just in time for Halloween. From H.P. Lovecraft's Dagon and Other Macabre Tales to J.S. LeFanu's Best Ghost…

Podcast about the Library's Proust book group

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 16:36 Written by
This past summer, Kate Slotover of The Book  Club Review podcast came to the Library and interviewed the leader of our Proust book group, Morgan Thomas. They discussed the Library and reading Proust. It's Episode 10, Snow Leopard, and the segment begins at 22m06:   You can listen to the…

Interview with Adam Begley

Monday, 16 October 2017 17:36 Written by
Interview with Adam Begley   Author Adam Begley returns to the Library to talk about his book The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera on Wednesday 18 October. Here he answers questions on his first memory being in a library and how he got interested in Nadar.  What are…

Read the 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist

Thursday, 12 October 2017 14:48 Written by
2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist The Library has the six titles shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 17 October. Happy reading!

James Verini on libraries and journalism

Friday, 06 October 2017 14:02 Written by
Fall 2017 Library visiting fellow James Verini Journalist James Verini is the Library's Visiting Fellow for October and will do a couple of programs at the Library during his fellowship. On Tuesday 10 October, he will talk in-depth about his time reporting from Iraq, and in particular the battle against ISIS…
  The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. As the days get shorter and the weather cooler, it's a good time to take some refuge in one of many cultural institutions in Paris. As always, we've…

Fall 2017 visiting fellow - James Verini

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 14:24 Written by
Fall 2017 Library visiting fellow James Verini The Library is pleased to welcome our fall 2017 Library visiting fellow, journalist James Verini. He has written extensively on Iraq, where he lived for much of the last year, and on wars, insurgencies, terrorism and political violence around Africa, where he lived…

Were you up to the Challenge?

Thursday, 28 September 2017 18:10 Written by
This year the Library ran Summer Reading Challenges for Children, Teens and Adults from 24 June - 10 September. The Finale Party on 16 September saw participants gather to collect their prizes, play games and discuss what they had read over the summer. Participants posted their favorite summer read title…

Roald Dahl Day Fun!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:39 Written by
On Sunday 17 September the Library celebrated Roald Dahl’s birthday (the author was born on September 13), with a themed workshop celebrating all things Dahl!  Assistant Children’s and Teens’ Librarian Kirsty hosted the event for 18 children aged 8-12 who created some very funny stories and new words that we…
An Interview with Peter Sokolowski   Programs Manager Grant Rosenberg interviews Peter Sokolowski, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Peter will be speaking at the Library on the topic of "Dictionary as Data: What the Online Dictionary Tells Us About the English Language" on Wednesday 20 September at 19h30.  What was…

Library Fall Open House & Neighborhood Crawl

Friday, 15 September 2017 21:33 Written by
  The 2017 Fall Open House & Neighborhood Crawl The Library's annual Fall Open House is a great way to discover all that we have to offer! Join us for a full day of activities including story time for children, guided tours, presentations, and voter registration for U.S. citizens. We…

Fall newsletter hits the stands

Thursday, 14 September 2017 09:16 Written by
Ex Libris, the Library's quarterly newsletter, is now available. Pick up a copy in the Members' Lounge and read about the Library's activities over the summer and the exciting new programs and events in store for the coming season. You'll also learn more about the Library's intrepid new director, Jeffrey…

September Culture Picks

Thursday, 07 September 2017 14:32 Written by
Now that you're back from vacation and summer is coming to an end, why not chase away the rentrée blues by visiting a Parisian museum? These current exhibitions are to make you glad to be back in the City of Light. After getting inspired by one of the exhibitions below,…
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