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French architecture: from Versailles to Le Corbusier

The French Library is currently hosting a lecture series from MFA French Associate Guide Isabelle Slotine, the final lecture of which will be tomorrow night.…

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Memories of Paris: Rereading Balzac’s Le Père Goriot

Where do you keep your souvenirs? Mine are in my own personal memory book: a dusty old scrapbook filled with unsent postcards, diary entries, and…

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"La rentrée littéraire", a French Classic

For any Francophone book nerd there is nothing more exciting than la rentrée littéraire in September – except la rentrée littéraire in January. It’s a…

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Four Ways to Meet New People

Whenever I engage with members of the French Library, particularly during our "Alors Conversation Club," my first question is often about their reasons for joining…

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C’est la rentrée

Back to School season is upon us. Summer is unfortunately over, but for students, soon enough, they will be sitting in a classroom gaining knowledge…

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What Are Your Favorite French Words?

Words have always fascinated me. As I went on to learn new languages, it became even clearer, and I was more and more curious about…

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Event Recap: Bastille Day 2023 at La Voile Brookline!

This past Friday, our Bastille Day celebration was back for another installment at the charming La Voile in Brookline; over 70 guests enjoyed French appetizers…

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Merci!

Dear Friends, Merci! That is undoubtedly one of the first French words you learned. At this half-way point through the year, as I reflect on…

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Summer through French film

As we reach the rainy middle of July in Boston, I find myself drawn to my old favorite French films about summertime. I can sit…

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National Holiday Celebrations

July is a popular month for national holidays! Both the US and France mark their holidays on the 4th and 14th, respectively. On July 4th…

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Upcoming Events

Friday, February 23, 2024 2:00 PM To 3:00 PM

Seeking opportunities to speak French? Join us online for our popular members-only conversation gathering.

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Story Time

L'Heure du Conte

French story time!

Saturday, February 24, 2024 11:30 AM To 12:00 PM

We invite parents and children to gather in the children's room of our library for a magical story time in French!

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM

The French Library is pleased to welcome Céline Bessière and Sibylle Gollac, on tour in the United States with Villa Albertine, to promote the US release of their book The Gender of Capital - How Families Perpetuate Wealth Inequality. They will be in discussion with Michèle Lamont, professor at Harvard University.

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