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 2023 the French Library will be closed during the following holidays:
New Year’s Day Monday, January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Monday, January 16, 2023
Presidents Day Monday, February 20, 2023
Patriot’s Day Monday, April 17, 2023
Memorial Day Saturday, May 27, and Monday, May 29, 2023
Juneteenth Monday, June 19, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday July 4, 2023
Labor Day Monday, September 4, 2023
Columbus Day Monday, October 9, 2023
Veterans Day Friday, November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2023
Christmas Day Monday, December 25, 2023
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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