About Russell Kelley

Russell Kelley and his wife Lynn have lived in Paris for 30 years. For the first 20 years Russell worked as an international business lawyer. For the past 10 years he and Lynn have divided their time between Paris and Palm Beach, Florida, where Russell was born.

During the past decade Russell has delved into the history of his two hometowns and written books about how they each evolved over time: An Illustrated History of Palm Beach – How Palm Beach Evolved Over 150 Years From Wilderness to Wonderland, which was published by Pineapple Press in 2020, and The Making of Paris – The Story of How Paris Evolved From A Fishing Village Into The World’s Most Beautiful City, which was published by Lyons Press in 2021.

Russell is Vice President of the Alliance Française Miami Metro.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

March is the month of la Francophonie, but not only. It is also Women History month. The French Library is honoring both celebrations by offering an event with women speakers only, highlighting Lebanese culture and Francophonie.

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The impressionist revolutions

In person Master Class: French Culture and History

From Apr 4, 2023 To Apr 25, 2023 6:30 PM To 7:30 PM

Master class on Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne and Auguste Renoir: four sessions and one Museum of Fine Arts visit to better understand the French impressionists.

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Member Event

Theater Club in March

In-person, Indoor Event in French

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

Come join us for the new Theater Club at the French Library, a place to read, watch, discuss and recite contemporary and classic French plays with fellow enthusiasts.

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