Linger for an afternoon in our library. Meet fellow Francophones and Francophiles at a gallery opening. Be challenged by a lecture. Take a class to pick up where your college French left off. Introduce your children to the worlds opened up to them by language. Visit the French Library and explore the myriad of ways we provide an authentic French cultural and social experience.
In 2024, the French Library will be closed during the following holidays:
New Year’s Day Monday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Monday, January 15, 2024
Presidents Day Monday, February 19, 2024
Patriot’s Day Monday, April 15, 2024
Memorial Day Saturday, May 25, and Monday, May 27, 2024
Juneteenth Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Independence Day Thursday July 4, 2024
Labor Day Saturday, August 31, and Monday, September 2, 2024
Columbus Day / Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 14, 2024
Veterans Day Saturday, November 9, and Monday, November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Day Wednesday (starting at noon), Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 27 – 29, 2024
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25. 2024
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday January 1st, 2025
The Center is currently wheelchair accessible and has an elevator.
Founder's Room and Ducrest Family Magazine Room
The Founder’s Room is the main event space of the French Library. From lectures and performances to fundraisers, this room is the heart of the building. The room, which can be rented, holds a Steinway grand piano, full A/V capabilities and has a unique atmosphere thanks to the antique Belgian boiserie walls.
The entire second floor of the building is dedicated to our French language Library. You’ll find reading nooks, a communal study table, curated book displays and a children’s library with almost 6,000 multimedia items and furniture just their size.
Our native French speaking teachers benefit from the expertise of the Alliance Française for the most effective methods of French language instruction. Our class sizes are small (max 10 students) providing more opportunities for you to communicate in French, creating a lively classroom atmosphere.
The Gallery is an open gathering space to meet with friends, study before class or enjoy une pause-café. The Gallery is one of our rentable spaces too.
We host a variety of culinary events in our Kitchen, including workshops by renowned chefs, tastings for both adults and children, and cooking classes in French. The Kitchen is one of the rentable spaces.
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