Barbara Bouquegneau

President and Executive Director

Barbara Bouquegneau

Barbara has worked at the French Library for 25 years. She holds two Master’s degrees, one in electrical engineering from her native Belgium, where she pursued research in biomedical engineering, and another in film production from Boston University, that led her to produce a number of independent films. Barbara has been at the very heart of the French Library her whole career: from Film Assistant to President and Executive Director, Barbara has evolved through various positions such as Cultural Programs Manager, Director of Programs and Communications, and Chief Operating Officer, until she took over the Director’s position in 2016. Her career has enabled her to forge many friendships and ties in the local Francophone and Francophile communities.

Barbara has represented the French Library and Alliance Française of Boston throughout the years on the board of the Federation of Alliances Françaises USA, most recently as Vice-President. An avid reader and film buff, Barbara presents the Center’s monthly ciné-club and relishes discussions with each enthusiastic audience. She will also gladly warm up our members for French karaoké singing!

Our Staff


Clémence Bary-Boloré

Cultural Programs Manager / Office Manager

I love meeting new people, sharing tips and points of view. The French Library is a place which allows you to experience that every day.
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Elizabeth Beckett

Education Assistant

I sought out the French Library with the aim of reviving my French and discovered a vibrant community. I love to chat to our students and members, of all ages, whether to discuss classes they are taking, books they are reading or the latest French TV show they have been watching.
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Bruna Franco

Membership Manager

French culture is so rich that spending a year in France wasn’t enough to absorb all the knowledge it has to share with the world. And being part of the Center helps me get more of it on a daily basis.
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Alan Gómez

Youth Programs Manager

Being multilingual profoundly marks every aspect of my life; from the ability to create unique connections with others, to understanding the nuances of different cultures, to enjoying the various pleasures associated with language production. It’s a journey of self-discovery and exploration.
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Clare Goslant

Education Administrator

The joys of learning French and experiencing French culture will last a lifetime. I hope you’ll consider joining us for a class or an activity soon!
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Benoit Landon


There is a book for everyone. It may take a while to find it, but eventually you'll get hooked. I would be happy to help you through the process.
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Elisabeth Karnoub

Director of Education

Being multilingual has allowed me to travel to many different places and meet great people along the way!
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Fabrizio Mazzetta

Adult Programs Manager

If language is a positive factor contributing to a better knowledge of a specific culture, multilingualism is an unending source of great discoveries.
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Maxine Arnheiter

Administrative Assistant

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Our Teachers

Sally Assaad

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Evelyne Ayivi

Dakar, Senegal
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Nathalie Azar

Beirut, Lebanon
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Sandra Chaouche

France and Tunisia
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Julien Delbasty

Dordogne, France
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Michaela Jordan

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Jean-Pierre Karegeye

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Nora Massoc

Lorraine, France
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Margot Powers

Boston, MA
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Tin Ramanitrera

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Cassandre Rey-Thibault

Nantes, France
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Patricia Richoux

Brussels, Belgium
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Kayla Soares

Rhode Island
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Farida Talantikit

France and Algeria
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Loïc Lerme

Angoulême, France
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Audrey Labbé

Longwy, Lorraine
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