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Sunday: 13h00–19h00 | Monday: Closed
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Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.
2021 Gala Celebration
What a night! The Library was so proud to welcome Zadie Smith to the 2021 Gala last Thursday at Le Pré Catelan. It was a delight to see the community reunite (in-person!) after so long, and the joy was palpable. A million thanks to all the Library’s friends and supporters who attended.
Left to right: Zadie Smith, Audrey Chapuis, Declan McCavana
Photo by Krystal Kenney.
Halloween is happening throughout October at the Library!
Stop by to enjoy games and crafts in the Children’s Library and on the Teen Mezzanine. You can also sign up for one of our many Halloween Extravaganza events, including trick-or-treating in the 7th arrondissement on Saturday 30 October. See the web calendar for details and to register.
Five titles have been selected as finalists for the 2021 American Library in Paris Book Award. They include a novel about a Surrealist artist (Leonora in the Morning Light by Michaela Carter), an epistolary elegy (Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal), a biography of an underrecognized figure (Black Spartacus by Sudhir Hazareesingh), a dreamlike story of a racehorse in Paris (Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley), and a multigenerational micro-history (An Infinite History by Emma Rothschild).
The choice of the winning title now is in the hands of an independent jury, and the winner will be announced at a ceremony in early 2022. For information about becoming a patron of the Book Award ceremony or questions about the prize: Visit our Book Award page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. This program features songs, rhymes and stories in English for the very young. Our Toddler Time is for children ages 1-3 and…
Critical Conversations We are delighted to announce the second season of Critical Conversations, an expert-led discussion series that will allow Library members to delve deeper into…
The American Library in Paris presents: the annual Halloween Extravaganza, with a Zombie Fashion Show on 29 October! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THE SHOW.…
The American Library in Paris presents: the annual Halloween Extravaganza, with trick-or-treating in the 7th arrondissment on Saturday 30 October. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The event…
The American Library in Paris presents: the annual Halloween Extravaganza, with a Halloween Maze in the Library on Saturday 30 October. Head through our Halloween Maze,…
The American Library in Paris presents: the annual Halloween Extravaganza, with a virtual costume contest, Halloween trivia, and fun on Saturday 30 October. CLICK HERE TO…
Join Evenings with an Author (online) to discuss Who Gets Believed? with author Dina Nayeri Click here to RSVP Join Dina Nayeri, the Library’s Visiting Fellow sponsored by The…
For ages 3–5 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 3–5 year-olds and their grown-ups are invited to join us for an interactive Story Hour outdoors in a small…
For ages 12–18 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Talented artists, amateurs, and anyone who just wants to come make a big mess with paint, clay, glitter, decoupage…
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American Library in Paris Book Award: Past winners
Hate: The Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism in France (and What It Means for Us) by Marc Weitzmann
Winner of the 2019 American Library in Paris Book Award
A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle by Julian Jackson
Winner of the 2018 American Library in Paris Book Award
The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables by David Bellos
Winner of the 2017 American Library in Paris Book Award
The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France by Ethan B. Katz
Winner of the 2016 American Library in Paris Book Award
The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered by Laura Auricchio
Winner of the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award