A pass sanitaire is required for all visitors ages 12+ who wish to enter the Library.
Visitors ages 6+, staff, and volunteers are required to wear masks on the premises.

Library Hours:

Tuesday–Wednesday: 10h00–21h00
Thursday–Friday–Saturday: 10h00–19h00
Sunday: 13h00–19h00 | Monday: Closed

The last hour before closing is self-service only.
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 © Krystal Kenney

Halloween Extravaganza 2021

What a trick-or-treat it was to celebrate Halloween in person this year! We had a ghoulishly good time throughout October. As always, Library staff dressed up in literary-themed attire for the Halloween Extravaganza on 30 October. You can see all the frightening photos on the Library’s Flickr page.

photo © Krystal Kenney

2021 Book Award Ceremony

The Book Award Ceremony will be held in-person on 20 January 2022. The ceremony is an opportunity to recognize all of the books submitted to this year’s prize. And, as the Library’s most significant donor appreciation event, it is a moment for the supporters of the Library celebrate together. Invitations will be sent to Library donors in December. If you haven’t donated this year and you would like to join the hundreds of supporters who have made a contribution in 2021, please use the button below to learn how you can send a gift.

The American Library in Paris has been lending since 1920. Help sustain this vital institution in its 100th year of service by donating today.

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Master Shot Film Club (ages 12–18)

December 4 @ 17 h 00 min - 18 h 30 min

For ages 12-18. Led by Paris-based filmmaker and writer Clarence Tokley, the purpose of this club is to allow budding filmmakers the opportunity to produce high…

(Online) Entre Nous: Ian Goldin on a Better World

December 6 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min

The American Library in Paris, Columbia Global Centers | Paris, and the Institute for Ideas and Imagination are pleased to present Entre Nous. At the intersection of…

(Hybrid) Too Much Noise with Olivier Sibony

December 7 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min

Join Evenings with an Author (in person and online*) to discuss Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment with best-selling author Olivier Sibony and Professor of Strategy at HEC Laurence…

Story Hour: Bad Manners (ages 3–5)

December 8 @ 14 h 30 min - 15 h 30 min

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 in a small group!…

(Hybrid) Are the US and Europe Drifting Apart?

December 8 @ 19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min

Evenings with an Author and The Overseas Press Club of America (in person and online*) present Are the US and Europe Drifting Apart? with journalists Liz…

Toddler Time (ages 1–3)

December 9 @ 11 h 00 min - 11 h 30 min

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…

Youth Leadership Program meeting (ages 14–18) (FULL)

December 10 @ 19 h 00 min - 21 h 00 min

The American Library in Paris and Toastmasters Paris are pleased to collaborate on the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) for the 2021-2022 season. This public speaking club…

Storyboarding and Narration with Kyra Hauck and Lauren Hlubny (ages 9–12)

December 11 @ 11 h 00 min - 12 h 00 min

For ages 9–12 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Create your own original storyboard using the tools provided! Join us for a creative workshop! Tell your own original…

Teen Writing Group meeting (ages 12–18) (Full)

December 11 @ 17 h 00 min - 18 h 30 min

For ages 12–18 Join fellow aspiring writers in a relaxed and creative setting where you can share your ideas, get feedback and work on your technique.…

Bookmark-Making (ages 6–12)

December 12 @ 14 h 00 min - 15 h 00 min

For ages 6–12 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Don't dog-ear those pages! Learn three different ways to make bookmarks during this workshop, and make bookmarks for yourself…

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