Fall newsletter hits the stands
14 September 2017
Interview with Peter Sokolowski, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster
19 September 2017

Library Fall Open House & Neighborhood Crawl



The 2017 Fall Open House & Neighborhood Crawl

The Library’s annual Fall Open House is a great way to discover all that we have to offer! Join us for a full day of activities including story time for children, guided tours, presentations, and voter registration for U.S. citizens. We will also be spearheading a neighborhood partnership program that will provide Library members and guests to benefit from special discounts from selected businesses near the Library. 

2017 Fall Open House PROGRAM


Welcome and Library membership sign-ups
Neighborhood Crawl and RAFFLE (booklets available at the Welcome Desk)*
Display of Library treasures (Conference Room)
Family Photo Scavenger Hunt (available at Welcome Desk and Children’s Library)


Costco table featuring Kirkland Signature products and membership information (front of conference room) 
 table (Florence Gould Reading Room)
Message table (Florence Gould Reading Room)
Gifted In France table (Florence Gould Reading Room)
Vote From Abroad – voter registration for U.S. citizens (Members Lounge)
Exploring “old technology” (Teen Mezzanine)

14h00 and 17h00

Meet-n-Greet the new Library director Jeffrey Hawkins (Lower Level Reading Room)


“An Afternoon of Punk with Dana & the Petit Punks” (ages 6-10) (Lower Level Reading Room)
Dana & the Petit Punks will present songs and stories from her new release What Do You Want To Be? / Qu’est-ce que tu veux etre?, a bilingual electropop album and songbook for children and families in English and French. 

13h00 and 16h00

Guided tours of the Library (meet at main stairway)

*THE NEIGHBORHOOD CRAWL: The Library has partnered with 8 local businesses in our neighborhood to offer discounts and tastings to Library members and guests as part of our Fall Open House on Saturday 23 September. More information about each business and their discounts is available in the booklet distributed during our Fall Open House.

Click here for a map of our Neighborhood Crawl. Participating business include:

Su Misura Ristorante Ristorante Italiano 
22 avenue Rapp | 01 44 18 05 73
Su Misura is a trattoria that specializes in pizzas (like they make them in Naples), grilled vegetables, mozzarella from Campanie, and the most excellent pasta dishes. 
Library Fall Open House special (12h00-23h00): 10% off the menu (excluding the lunch special) 

Le Petit Duc 
31 avenue Rapp | 01 76 21 64 90
Le Petit Duc is a specialty shop that offers biscuits, nougats, calissons, sugar crystallized flowers and mint leaves all beautifully packaged. 
Library Fall Open House special (10h00-19h00): 5% off all products (excluding champagne) and special tastings of products

Le Cairn Coffee Shop & Naturopathy
3 rue Dupont des Loges | 06 83 87 39 63
Le Cairn is a coffee shop and holistic center that serves delicious gluten-free, lactose-free, and vegan treats, salads, sandwiches, and the best coffee in the neighborhood. 
Library Fall Open House special (10h00-18h00): 10% off all micronutrition products

YUJ Yoga Studio
31 rue Edmond Valentin | 01 78 09 96 70
YUJ Yoga Studio offers classes of Flowsoft, Flowmix and Superflow conducted in a candle-lit room and comfortably heated to 25C. 
Library Fall Open House special (10h00-19h00): 10% off on a future yoga class (inquire directly at the studio)

Salon Séguier
4 square Rapp | 01 45 50 40 74
Matthieu Séguier offers excellent precision haircuts and coloring services using only Kerastase products in a salon with an atmosphere of total relaxation. 
Library Fall Open House special (10h00-19h00): 10% off a future hair appointment (inquire directly at the salon)

Café de Mars
11 rue Augereau | 01 45 50 10 90
This friendly neighborhood bistro turns out colorful market cuisine with strong Californian and Asian elements. Telerama voted Cafe de Mars one of the best bistros in Paris in 2016 for its inventive fare, moderate prices, and exceptional service. 
Library Fall Open House special (12h00-15h00): A free glass of house wine or cup of specialty coffee to pair with your Saturday Jazz lunch 

Kiehl’s Saint-Dominique
74 rue Saint-Dominique | 01 47 05 83 89
Come meet Bruno at the Kiehl’s cosmetics and skincare store on rue Saint-Dominique and get a personalized beauty analysis and find out more about the amazing Kiehl’s products. 
Library Fall Open House special (10h30-19h00): Free beauty consultation and 20% off all Kiehl’s products

Les Petites Domaines
208 rue de Grenelle | 01 74 30 38 16
An independent cavist that specializes in organic and bio-dynamic wines and champagnes from small and mid-sized French wineries. Come and discover their selection and how to organize a private wine-tasting party. 
Library Fall Open House special (12h00-15h00): 5% off all wine purchases and free red and white wine tastings 

RAFFLE – Library members and guests who participate in the Neighborhood Crawl or join and renew as a Library member will be entered into the Raffle. Winners will be drawn at 19h00 and will be notified by email. Raffle prizes include:

  • Free lunch for two at Su Misura
  • (2) Gift certificates worth 20€ at Le Petit Duc
  • Free consultation, cut, and color (for men/women) at Salon Séguier
  • Free yoga class at YUJ Yoga Studio
  • Free naturopathie session at Le Cairn Coffee Shop & Naturopathy
  • (2) Free lunch for two (excluding drinks) at Café de Mars
  • Free bottle of wine from Les Petits Domaines
  • A kit of popular products from Kiehl’s 
  • Free annual family membership at the American Library in Paris 

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