Life at the Center

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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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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Au revoir

Au revoir, Working at the French Library of Boston and Cambridge for the past five years has been an incredible journey that I will always…

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Typewriters are not done with us yet!

If you look in your dusty basement or a long-forgotten closet, you might find a typewriter which has been lying there for years. Otherwise, ask…

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Spring: beginnings and endings

Spring—or, more specifically, that first day when you open the window in your office and the smell of blooming magnolias is carried in on the…

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Thirty thousand books later...

Sonia says "au revoir"! I first started working for the French Library in the early fall of 2021. Covid variants were still very much making…

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Les Crêpes de Bertrand Larcher

Last Saturday, many of our members braved the freezing cold temperatures to celebrate La Chandeleur at the French Library with us. We were amongst friends,…

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Lifelong Learning of French - Part 2

Since I was very young I knew I wanted to learn as many languages as possible. It all started when I was a kid, and…

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The FL staff's favorite Fables de La Fontaine

Last week, the French Library book club met to discuss some of La Fontaine’s famous Fables. This prompted much discussion among staff members about which…

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