President and Executive Director
Barbara has worked at the French Library for more than 20 years. Barbara has represented the Center and Alliance Française of Boston throughout the years and has most recently been appointed vice-president of the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA. She is committed to pursuing the extraordinary mission of the French Library and believes that the Francophone world is worth exploring in all its different cultures.
Articles by Barbara Bouquegneau
Now that our building is fully reopened, we cannot wait to see you back at 53 Marlborough Street. As a member of the French Library* community, you can deepen your enjoyment of French and francophone cultures in the company of fellow members and friends who share your enthusiasm. As always, we make it our mission to bring you the highest quality offerings and, like everything else these days, this is getting more and more expensive. The generosity of members and friends like you makes it possible.Read More
Looking ahead to new beginnings...
A message from President and Executive Director, Barbara Bouquegneau
Hope…this has been the world’s currency for the past 19 months. Qui aurait cru?
As daily life increasingly begins to resemble “normal,” I reflect on pandemic life’s challenges and how we responded with new initiatives. And I thank you, our French Library volunteers, members, and students for staying with us through it all...
Honorary Trustee, Jordan L. Golding passed away on August 8, 2021. Jordan was a Trustee of the French Library from 1980 until 2003 and was involved in guiding the organization’s finances and investment decisions.Read More
In our latest message from President and Executive Director, Barbara Bouquegneau, she looks back on Bastille Day and looks forward to the exciting year ahead for the French Library.Read More
Help Support the French Library: A Message From Barbara Bouquegneau, Executive Director
"Chers amis - As this crazy year 2020 comes to an end, like many of you, I take time to pause and reflect on the dystopian year we have been having." Read more from Barbara, our Executive Director.Read More
Chers amis, La fête nationale du 14 juillet symbolise un des moments les plus importants de l’histoire de France, lorsque le peuple prend la Bastille…Read More