Culture

Celebrating le 6e Art with my favorite francophone theater pieces

In my life, theater has often been associated with school. However, it is by studying it and seeing various types of plays that I came…

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The promise of May

I have always loved the month of May. We’re on the brink of summer, not quite there but getting warmer; a precipice where anything could…

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From Boston to Paris: Embracing the Spirit of Marathon Season

I love this time of year in New England. Not only does the weather improve and the city become more floral, but we also anticipate…

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A selection of my favorite podcasts

Over the last few weeks, I have been asked many times by visitors attending our drop-in event Pause Café how they could improve their French.…

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Camille Claudel and the invisible female artist

The Musée Rodin in Paris occupies a Victorian-era mansion tucked away a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower, complete with eighteen sun-bathed rooms of bronze…

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Mardi Gras: a celebration that brings people together

Mardi Gras has always made a powerful impression on me, like many children in francophone countries. Most children look forward to this day filled with…

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La Chandeleur — more than an excuse to eat crêpes?

While planning my trip to Paris last month, I was most looking forward to eating a crêpe from a certain small, blue window in the…

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Our multicultural way to celebrate the holidays

“We are not going to Belgium for Christmas this year.” My words hung in the air, reflected in my daughters’ wide eyes and disappointed faces.…

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Le Beaujolais Nouveau - All marketing hype or just misunderstood?

It’s almost the third Thursday in November, almost time to uncork a bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau - cue the trumpet fanfare, fireworks and general frenzy!…

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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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