11 October 2019

Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature was announced on 10 October 2019, with the 2018 prize going to Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 prize to Peter Handke. […]
1 October 2019

Library Culture Picks: October 2019

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of October, curated, researched and written by volunteer Mike Duffy. As always, we’ve selected […]
1 October 2019

Library staff’s favorite books that we’re sure nobody has heard of

Library staff loves these books, and we’re pretty sure you’ve probably have not heard of many of them.       Here’s what Library staff had […]
15 September 2019

YAFF 2019: 3rd Grade – 1st Place “The Golden Necklace” by Louise Harper

We invite you to read the story by Louise Harper, who won 1st place for 3rd Grade/ CE2 in the 2019 Young Authors Fiction Festival. We […]
13 September 2019

Library Culture Picks: September 2019

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of September, curated, researched and written by volunteer Mike Duffy. As always, we’ve selected […]
13 September 2019

The last book that really excited us

Library staff members read widely and all the time. We’re all mid-way in our Reading Challenge, so the pressure is on for reaching our reading goals. […]
7 September 2019

Turning tropes on their head

“What does the Teen Writing Group do?” is a questions we’re asked often in the Children’s and Teens’ Services Department. Each meeting does involve some writing, […]
3 September 2019

New books unpacked, suggestions open at all times

The French rentrée is translated literally as “the return” but in the Library’s Collections department, the rentrée is known as “the arrival.” Boxes of books ordered […]
1 September 2019

YAFF 2019: 2nd Grade – 1st Place “Why Kids Are Naughty Sometimes” by Sophie Lou Chung

We invite you to read the story by Sophie Lou Chung, who won 1st place for 2nd Grade/ CE1 in the 2019 Young Authors Fiction Festival. […]
30 August 2019

Book display: “Reading Rock and Roll”

On display at the Member Services Lounge is”Reading Rock and Roll”. Come and check them out.        
30 August 2019

100 Books to Read Before You Grow Up

Here is a list of 100 Books to Read Before You Grow Up as recommended by the Children’s and Teens’ Services Department at The American Library […]
20 August 2019

Songs about libraries and books

Libraries (and librarians) are inexhaustible sources of inspiration. These are represented in books (Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose), films (The Public, directed by Robin Bissell) […]
2 August 2019

Library Culture Picks: August 2019

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of August, curated, researched and written by Library member services staff David Gonçalves and […]
19 July 2019

2019 Book Award shortlist

Six titles have been selected as finalists for the 2019 American Library in Paris Book Award: a novel set in Occupied France, a culinary primer on […]
19 July 2019

A Library intern recommends four classic plays

My name is Brianna Gibson and I was the summer Advancement Intern here at the American Library in Paris. My duties include marketing and communications tasks. […]
16 July 2019

Library staff’s favorite podcasts

As you can predict, Library staff members are avid readers. We even challenge ourselves internally on how many books we will read in a year and […]
12 July 2019

The books we most want to read this summer

Summer is a great time to dive into books, whether you’re at the beach or in the city. The Library staff has a great list of […]
8 July 2019

Library Culture Picks: July 2019

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of July, curated, researched and written by Library volunteer Mike Duffy. For July, the […]
1 July 2019

The books that made Library staff readers

We all probably remember the first book(s) that made us into readers. For many it might be a single memorable book that made us fall in […]
1 July 2019

Winning YAFF story: “Green Beans” by Milo Tanaka

We invite you to read the story by Milo Tanaka, who won 1st place for Kindergarten/Grande Section & 1st Grade/ CP in the 2019 Young Authors […]
25 June 2019

Make the best of your summer with our magazines

Dear magazine readers, The summer is here – time when we go on vacation to rest, sleep, enjoy and/or do only the things we really want […]
19 June 2019

And the 2019 YAFF winners are…

The Young Authors Fiction Festival 2019 culminated with a celebration event on Friday 14 June at the American Library in Paris. Over 200 people attended the […]
17 June 2019

The Library has the Summer “It Books”

The Library has the top 20 Summer “It Books” from the last 50 years as recently selected by The New York Times. According to the article, […]
17 June 2019

2019 Library Book Award submissions

This is the seventh year of the American Library in Paris Book Award, recognizing the most distinguished books of the year, in English, about France. In […]
14 June 2019

Discount code for AmCham’s Summer Party

The Library is pleased to be in partnership with AmCham France for their Summer Party, which will take place on 20 June 2019, from 18:30 at […]
12 June 2019

Library Culture Picks by Mike Duffy: June 2019

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of June, curated, researched and written by Library volunteer Mike Duffy. June Culture Picks […]
28 May 2019

Discount code for the 2019 Champs-Élysées Film Festival

  The 2019 Champs-Élysées Film Festival takes place from 18-25 June and showcasing the best of American and French independent film to a wide audience in […]
28 May 2019

Hope College Summer Archive Project at the Library

The Library recently welcomed a team of researchers from Hope College as part of a Paris Stories/Mellon Grand Challenges project. The team included Hannah Jones, English […]
26 May 2019

Reading 2019 Gala Dinner honoree Martin Amis

The Library’s 2019 Gala Dinner honoree and keynote speaker is renowned novelist, essayist, and cultural commentator Martin Amis. As the author of fourteen novels, several collections […]
25 May 2019

Celebrating ninety-nine years of the Library

The Library celebrated its 99th birthday with a special gathering on Tuesday 21 May 2019. To further commemorate this occasion, the staff collected ninety-nine facts about […]
16 May 2019

Modern manifestos on display

The word “manifesto” brings to mind scandalous political documents of the 19th and 20th centuries, but our “Modern Manifestos” book display at the Library takes a […]
14 May 2019

Library Culture Picks by Mike Duffy: May 2019

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of May, curated, researched and written by Library volunteer Mike Duffy. May Culture Picks […]
13 May 2019

An interview with poet Eléna Rivera

The Library interviewed poet Eléna Rivera, who is currently a poet-in-residence at the Trelex Art Residency, on how she came to know the Library, what treasures […]
9 May 2019

What the Library staff is reading right now

We are a few months into our 2019 American Library in Paris Reading Challenge on Goodreads, which is open to anyone who would like to join. […]
30 April 2019

Book displays at the Library

The Members Lounge at the Library is the perfect place to read, have a coffee, talk with a friend (quietly), and browse our wonderful book displays […]
26 April 2019

Read the 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners (and finalists)

The winners of the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes were announced at Columbia University in New York City on 15 April 2019.The Library has all of the winners […]
26 April 2019

Interview with 2019 Spring Visiting Fellow Ian Leslie

We recently interviewed the Library’s 2019 spring Visiting Fellow, Ian Leslie, on his time at the Library, his current project, and his highlights of Paris. Tell […]
14 April 2019

Library Culture Picks by Mike Duffy: April 2019

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of April, curated, researched and written by Library volunteer Mike Duffy. April in Paris, […]
9 April 2019

Partnership with Météore Films for Frederick Wiseman’s “Monrovia, Indiana”

The Library is pleased to partner with Météore Films to promote the French cinematic release of documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s Monrovia, Indiana, beginning on 24 April […]
9 April 2019

Interview with 2018 Fall Visiting Fellow Hala Alyan

We recently interviewed the Library’s fall 2018 Visiting Fellow, Hala Alyan, on her time at the Library. Hala had an evening event on 10 October 2018 […]
27 March 2019

Interview with Library volunteer coordinator Danielle Typinski

The Library’s strategic partnerships manager Pauline Lemasson recently interviewed the Library’s “volunteer” Volunteer Coordinator Danielle Typinski on what brought her to Paris, how she found out […]
26 March 2019

New magazines on the shelves

The Library is now subscribed to a couple of new magazines with a wide range of topics – environment, politics, news for children and book reviews. […]
25 March 2019

Non-Fiction books picked by bibliophile volunteer Olga Ospina

In this post, bibliophile volunteer Olga Ospina presents the account of the transition that The Guardian and newspapers in general had to go through with the […]
13 March 2019

France Culture’s report on reading statistics in France

The 2019 Salon du Livre will open on 15 March and continue over the weekend. To commemorate this important literary event, France Culture did a timely […]
12 March 2019

Library Culture Picks by Mike Duffy: March 2019

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of March, curated, researched and written by Library volunteer Mike Duffy. March Culture Picks […]
11 March 2019

A Jury for the 2019 Book Award

Three distinguished American writers have agreed to serve as the jury for the 2019 American Library in Paris Book Award. Alice Kaplan, who will chair this […]
8 March 2019

Treasures from Library archives on view

Books penned by former American Library in Paris staff members are currently exhibited in the Turner Commons, as part of a larger display commemorating International Women’s […]
22 February 2019

Why we love cookbooks

                    If you think about it, we actually don’t really need any cookbooks in the age of […]
18 February 2019

Books on social infrastructure and public spaces by Olga Ospina

The books that I present in this blog advocate for the creation of public spaces that generate a place for social connection, community building and civic […]
12 February 2019

Interview with Penelope Fletcher of the Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore

The Library’s strategic partnerships manager Pauline Lemasson recently interviewed Penelope Fletcher, owner of the recently reopened The Red Wheelbarrow Bookstore, about her thoughts on bookselling, how she […]
4 February 2019

Library Culture Picks by Mike Duffy: February 2019

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of February, curated, researched and written by Library volunteer Mike Duffy. T. S. Eliot […]
4 February 2019

2019 Library Reading Challenge

It should come as no surprise that staff members of the American Library in Paris are avid readers. We are constantly sharing our favorite books and […]
28 January 2019

2018 Top Circulating Books at the Library

We’ve compiled the top circulating books of 2018 across all genres, including the children’s and teen collection. We are heartened to see that amongst the top […]
15 January 2019

Books in translation picks by Olga Ospina

In this article, I introduce some books translated into English recently. A modern take on Frankenstein, a story about friendship, a story about loneliness and a […]
3 January 2019

Library Culture Picks from Mike Duffy: January 2019

Two very different 19th Century approaches to life along with an exhibition tracing 5,000 years of art and design in Latin America are highlighted in this […]
18 December 2018

Holiday Gift Guide for Booklovers

We know a lot of book lovers, and that it can be tough to chose the right gift book for a voracious reader. Whether you’re shopping […]
17 December 2018

Fiction Picks by Olga Ospina

In this blog I introduce 4 recent novels: a modern take on King Lear, a novel about homosexuality in Ireland throughout many years, the National Book […]
5 December 2018

The Library’s Top 10 Titles

It’s that time of year… best book lists are coming out! Here are our most checked-out and top-circulating books across all adult collections: The Adventures of […]
5 December 2018

Library Culture Picks from Mike Duffy: December 2018

Two extraordinary photographers:  European Martine Franck and American Dorothea Lange, both concerned with the plight of those who are poor, isolated, marginalized, both of whom took […]
12 November 2018

Library Culture Picks from Mike Duffy: November 2018

This month’s Culture Picks by Mike Duffy give us an excellent sense of the pivotal role Picasso played as Paris embraced the Modern Art movement. Mike […]
12 November 2018

Modern takes on Greek Mythology by Olga Ospina

Greek myths remain relevant as we always relate to the themes that make these stories universal, passing down lessons from one generation to the next. In […]
15 October 2018

Travel Books picked by Olga Ospina

Travel books picked by volunteer Olga Ospina         Library volunteer Olga Ospina is a true bibliophile, reading more books in a week than most do in […]
9 October 2018

Library Culture Picks by Mike Duffy: October 2018

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of September, curated, researched and written by Library volunteer Mike Duffy. Our Picks this […]
25 September 2018

Book review for Hala Alyan’s Salt Houses

Hala Alyan’s Salt Houses reviewed by Strategic Partnerships Manager Pauline Lemasson Back in July, the Library’s first Writer-in-Residence Viet Thanh Nguyen spoke about being a refugee […]
18 September 2018

Two Library Visiting Fellows win the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Two Library Visiting Fellows win the 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize    The 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners have been announced and both winners are/were […]
5 September 2018

Festival America in Paris (and the Library!)

Festival America in Paris (and the Library)          If you’re looking to be immersed in a vibrant international literary community in Paris, look no further: From […]
3 September 2018

A literary interview with bibliophile volunteer Olga Ospina

A literary interview with bibliophile volunteer Olga Ospina           When and where do you enjoy reading? I love reading in the living room when I’m alone, […]
3 September 2018

Library Culture Picks by Mike Duffy: September 2018

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of September, curated, researched and written by Library volunteer Mike Duffy. September is famous […]
9 August 2018

5 Literary Hotspots in Paris

5 Literary Hotspots in Paris For generations, artists, writers, and musicians alike have called Paris their home. Unfortunately, while you may not be able to hop […]
3 August 2018

Library Culture Picks by Mike Duffy: August 2018

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of August, curated, researched and written by Library volunteer Mike Duffy. August in Paris […]
25 July 2018

Book review for An American (Homeless) in Paris

An American (Homeless) in Paris reviewed by Assistant Collections Librarian Bojan Kupirovic Woooooow, what a wonderful book! I’m not even sure if I can describe all […]
17 July 2018

2018 American Library in Paris Book Award Longlist

10 July 2018

Former Library staff Ann Mah’s latest book

The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah Former Library programs manager Ann Mah has just published her latest book, The Lost Vintage, which has been nominated for […]
6 July 2018

Library Culture Picks by Mike Duffy: July 2018

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of July, curated, researched and written by Library volunteer Mike Duffy. Our Picks this […]
29 June 2018

Essential reads by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Essential Reads by Viet Thanh Nguyen On Wednesday 4 July, the American Library in Paris will welcome Viet Thanh Nguyen to talk about his edited collection […]
26 June 2018

Passing the baton…

Passing the baton… A note from outgoing director Jeff Hawkins For the last year or so, I’ve had the honor to be the director of the American […]
20 June 2018

Celebrating Library volunteers!

Thanks to the Library volunteers! The Library celebrated its valuable and committed corps of volunteers at a reception on Thursday 14 June in the lower level […]
18 June 2018

2018 Young Authors Fiction Festival Celebration

2018 Young Authors Fiction Festival Celebration The Celebration for the 2018 Young Authors Fiction Festival was held at the Library on Friday 15 June. This year […]
4 June 2018

Hope College Summer Archive Project at the Library

Hope College Summer Archive Project at the Library The Library recently welcomed a team of researchers from Hope College as part of a Paris Stories/Mellon Grand Challenges […]
29 May 2018

Library Culture Picks: June 2018

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of June, thanks to the arduous research of volunteer Mike Duffy. Our Picks this […]
24 May 2018

Interview with Agnès Poirier

Interview with Agnès Poirier Programs manager Grant Rosenberg interviews journalist Agnès Poirier about her earliest memories using a library, how she got into writing about the […]
15 May 2018

Discount code for the 2018 Champs-Élysées Film Festival

Discount code for the 2018 Champs-Élysées Film Festival  The Champs-Élysées Film Festival celebrates its sixth anniversary from 12-29 June with the purpose of bringing the best of […]
4 May 2018

Library Culture Picks: May 2018

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of May, thanks to the arduous research of volunteer Mike Duffy. Our Picks this […]
27 April 2018

Dance performances recommended by Library fellow Vanessa Manko

Dance performances recommended by Library Visiting Fellow Vanessa Manko Library Visiting Fellow Vanessa Manko shares her recommendations for dance performances in Paris. ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER […]
26 April 2018

President Macron mentions historical Library figure

The American Library in Paris was created in part as a memorial to a young American poet, Alan Seeger, who wrote the well-known poem “I Have […]
23 April 2018

Interview with Library Visiting Fellow Vanessa Manko

Interview with Library Visiting Fellow Vanessa Manko Programs manager Grant Rosenberg interviews the Library Visiting Fellow Vanessa Manko about her upcoming novel tentatively entitled A Question […]
10 April 2018

By the Book: Assistant Collections Librarian Bojan Kupirović

Bojan Kupirović, Assistant Collections Librarian, talks about his first experience at a library, the books he’s reading now, and the kind of reader he was as […]
5 April 2018

Library Culture Picks: April 2018

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of April, thanks to the arduous research of volunteer Mike Duffy. Our Picks this […]
9 March 2018

Writing inspiration for YAFF

Writing Inspiration for YAFF The deadline for the Young Authors Fiction Festival (YAFF) is fast approaching on Friday 30 March 2018 at 22h00. For writing inspiration, […]
9 March 2018

Word for Word RSVP now open

Word for Word performs Lucia Berlin The Library and École Jeannine Manuel are proud to present the annual production of Word for Word on Monday 9 […]
3 March 2018

Library Culture Picks: March 2018

The Library is pleased to present the Culture Picks for the month of March, thanks to the arduous research of volunteer Mike Duffy. Our Picks this […]
28 February 2018

Recommended readings on Red Russia

Recommended readings for Julia Mickenberg’s event On Wednesday 7 March, the Library welcomes Professor Julia L. Mickenberg who will present her book, American Girls in Red Russia: […]
25 February 2018

Book reviews by kids and teens

Kids and teens review books Name: Leah Age: 12 Book title: Rapunzel’s Revenge Author: Shannon and Dean Hale Review: It is original and cool, there is adventure […]
14 February 2018

By the Book: Library Assistant / Book Award Coordinator Alexandra Vangsnes

By the Book: Library Assistant/Book Award Coordinator Alexandra Vangsnes Alexandra Vangsnes, Library Assistant and Book Award Coordinator, talks about getting her first library card, some of […]
12 February 2018

Library Culture Picks: February 2018

There are many cultural events to attend in the city during the month of February, including a fantastic exhibition on Dutch artists who painted in Paris […]
31 January 2018

By the Book: Programs Manager Grant Rosenberg

By the Book: Programs Manager Grant Rosenberg Grant Rosenberg, programs manager at the Library, talks about his first memory at a library, his favorite reads, and […]
31 January 2018

Interview with Alice Feiring, author of The Dirty Guide to Wine

An Interview with Alice Feiring Author Alice Feiring will speak at the Library on Wednesday 7 February at 19h30 about natural and biodynamic wines and how […]
17 January 2018

Library Culture Picks: January 2018

Happy New Year! January in Paris means short days and as of late, lots of rain and cold temperatures. Thankfully, there are many reasons to go […]
30 November 2017

Library Culture Picks: December 2017

2017 is coming to a close, but Paris’s cultural offerings haven’t slowed down yet! Here are three current exhibitions that have caught our eye, along with […]
20 November 2017

New books we’re thankful for

New books we’re thankful for      Many new titles have been added to the Library collection this past month, and there’s many that we are thankful […]
18 November 2017

Interview with Michael Harlan Turkell, author of Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar

An Interview with Michael Harlan Turkell Author Michael Harlan Turkell will be speaking at the Library about his book Acid Trip: Travels in the World of […]
16 November 2017

Book reviews by kids and teens

Kids and teens review books Name: InesAge: 9Book title: Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsAuthor: J.K. RowlingReview: I love the books. They’re exciting, fun, and funny.  […]
13 November 2017

Interview with Callan Wink, author of Dog Run Moon

An Interview with Callan Wink Author Callan Wink will be speaking at the Library about his book Dog Run Moon on Tuesday 14 November at 19h30.  What […]
10 November 2017

James Verini longform magazine writing workshop

From mid-January through the end of March, visiting fellow James Verini will conduct a six-session writing workshop focused on longform magazine writing.  He will instruct students […]
6 November 2017
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Library Culture Picks: November 2017

  The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. As the days get […]
30 October 2017

Looking for a good read for Halloween?

Looking for a good read for Halloween? Looking for a scary read for Halloween (or anytime)? Here are some of our spookiest tales in our collection […]
23 October 2017

Spine-tingling tales for chilly autumn nights

Spine-tingling tales for chilly autumn nights As days get shorter and nights become colder, it’s the best time of the year to stay in and curl […]
17 October 2017

Podcast about the Library’s Proust book group

This past summer, Kate Slotover of The Book  Club Review podcast came to the Library and interviewed the leader of our Proust book group, Morgan Thomas. […]
16 October 2017

Interview with Adam Begley

Interview with Adam Begley   Author Adam Begley returns to the Library to talk about his book The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera on […]
12 October 2017

Read the 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist

2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist The Library has the six titles shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 17 […]
6 October 2017

James Verini on libraries and journalism

Fall 2017 Library visiting fellow James Verini Journalist James Verini is the Library’s Visiting Fellow for October and will do a couple of programs at the […]
28 September 2017
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Library Culture Picks: October 2017

  The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. As the days get […]
28 September 2017

Were you up to the Challenge?

This year the Library ran Summer Reading Challenges for Children, Teens and Adults from 24 June – 10 September. The Finale Party on 16 September saw […]
27 September 2017

Fall 2017 visiting fellow – James Verini

Fall 2017 Library visiting fellow James Verini The Library is pleased to welcome our fall 2017 Library visiting fellow, journalist James Verini. He has written extensively […]
20 September 2017

Roald Dahl Day Fun!

On Sunday 17 September the Library celebrated Roald Dahl’s birthday (the author was born on September 13), with a themed workshop celebrating all things Dahl!  Assistant […]
19 September 2017

Interview with Peter Sokolowski, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster

An Interview with Peter Sokolowski   Programs Manager Grant Rosenberg interviews Peter Sokolowski, lexicographer at Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Peter will be speaking at the Library on […]
15 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 […]
14 September 2017

Fall newsletter hits the stands

Ex Libris, the Library’s quarterly newsletter, is now available. Pick up a copy in the Members’ Lounge and read about the Library’s activities over the summer […]
7 September 2017

September Culture Picks

Now that you’re back from vacation and summer is coming to an end, why not chase away the rentrée blues by visiting a Parisian museum? These […]
18 August 2017

Kids recommend…

We hope you’re enjoying your summer reading! Here at the Library, we’ve heard from a few young members who would like to recommend some titles they’ve […]
14 August 2017

The Passing of John Godfrey Morris

The Library learned of the passing of John Godfrey Morris at 100 two weeks ago. He had spoken at the Library many times, and was  a […]
10 August 2017

Birds of Paris

        Our Birds of Paris Children’s program on Saturday 22 July featured information about 9 different bird species that reside in our city […]
24 July 2017

Interview with Matt Black

An Interview with Matt Black One of our amazing volunteers is Matt Black. Matt, who has been a Library member for 10 years, supports the Library […]
10 July 2017

New e-books for children and adults

The Library has refreshed its OverDrive e-book collection with 100 new titles you can take with you on vacation. We’ve selected the best in recent fiction […]
4 July 2017

The 2017 Library Book Award shortlist announced

The 2017 Library Book Award Shortlist  The finalists for the 2017 American Library in Paris Book Award, recognizing the most distinguished English-language book of year about […]
30 June 2017

Introducing Jeffrey Hawkins, the Library’s new director

The new director of the American Library in Paris is Jeffrey Hawkins, a seasoned American diplomat now serving as the United States Ambassador to the Central […]
27 June 2017

In praise of Susan Suleiman’s new book

The Library recently hosted a presentation of Susan Suleiman’s new book, The Némirovsky Question. Telling the tale of a family disseminated after having suffered the horrors […]
27 June 2017

Winners of the Paris Spelling Bee for adults

So You Think You Can Spell? Emily Seftel won the first-ever “So You Think You Can Spell” contest at the Library. Elizabeth Taft placed second while […]
19 June 2017
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Library Culture Picks: June 2017

  The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. June is the start […]
9 June 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 YAFF

And the 2017 YAFF winners are… The 2017 Young Authors Fiction Festival culminated with a celebration event on Friday 2 June 2017 at the American Library […]
6 June 2017

Susan Suleiman on The Némirovsky Question

An Interview with Susan Suleiman Author Susan Suleiman will speak about her new book The Némirovsky Question at the Library on Wednesday 7 June at 19h30.  When did […]
2 June 2017
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Chris Dickon on his interest in Alan Seeger

An Interview with Chris Dickon Author Chris Dickon will speak about his new biography A Rendezvous With Death: Alan Seeger in Poetry, at War at a […]
26 May 2017
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Romance writer Cara Connelly on her writing inspirations

An Interview with Cara Connelly What’s your favorite writing trick to get the ideas flowing? I used to panic when I reached a point in a […]
22 May 2017
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James Kirchick on reading and writing

An Interview with James Kirchick Journalist James Kirchick wil be speaking at the Library on Tuesday 30 May about his book The End of Europe: Dictators, […]
13 May 2017
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Library Culture Picks: May 2017

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. May is officially “do as […]
10 May 2017
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An interview with Clarence Tokley

An Interview of Clarence Tokley The Library is a very busy place! We have so much going on and have some incredible volunteers that help us […]
4 May 2017
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Lindsey Tramuta on the new Paris

What’s behind the new Paris? Library staff recently asked Lindsey Tramuta, the creator of Lost in Cheeseland and the author of The New Paris: The People, […]
25 April 2017
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The American influence on French libraries

The American influence on French libraries As an American living in France, I take it for granted that my local French public library is set up […]
18 April 2017

Visiting fellow Jacqueline Woodson, on her inspiration – A Moment, Please

Visiting Fellow Jacqueline Woodson has written a reflection for the Library on her time in Paris so far and her speaking engagements here.   A Moment, […]
17 April 2017
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Library Culture Picks: April 2017

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. Spring has arrived in Paris! […]
10 April 2017
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Centennial of the US entry into WWI and Library War Service

Commemorating the centennial of the U.S. entry into WWI and the ALA Library War Service With the centennial of the U.S. entry into WWI on 6 […]
6 April 2017
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Viet Thanh Nguyen by the book

Viet Thanh Nguyen by the book Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen shared the books he’s reading now and those he enjoyed as a child in […]
3 April 2017

Thank you for a great 2017 YAFF!

Thanks for a great 2017 YAFF! The deadline for the 2017 Young Authors Fiction Festival is now passed. This year’s YAFF had one of the largest […]
29 March 2017

3rd Place 2016 YAFF story by Sienna Frederic (5th Grade/CM2)

2016 YAFF 3rd Place story by Sienna Frederic (5th grade/CM2) The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction […]
29 March 2017

1st Place 2016 YAFF story by Sami Merad (1st Grade/CP)

2016 YAFF 1st Place story by Sami Merad (1st grade/CP) The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction […]
27 March 2017

A message from the Director

A message from the Director I want to share with the extended family of the American Library in Paris the news that I will be stepping […]
17 March 2017
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Library Culture Picks: March 2017

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. For March, we’ve selected exhibitions […]
17 March 2017
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Library Culture Picks: March 2017

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. For March, we’ve selected exhibitions […]
17 March 2017
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Library Culture Picks: March 2017

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. For March, we’ve selected exhibitions […]
12 March 2017

3rd Place 2016 YAFF story by Thomas Ravel (3rd Grade/CE2)

2016 YAFF 3rd Place story by Thomas Ravel (3rd grade/CE2) The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction […]
12 March 2017

3rd Place 2016 YAFF story by Thomas Ravel (3rd Grade/CE2)

2016 YAFF 3rd Place story by Thomas Ravel (3rd grade/CE2) The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction […]
12 March 2017

3rd Place 2016 YAFF story by Thomas Ravel (3rd Grade/CE2)

2016 YAFF 3rd Place story by Thomas Ravel (3rd grade/CE2) The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction […]
12 March 2017

1st Place 2016 YAFF story by James Taoutaou (6th grade/6ème)

2016 YAFF 1st Place story by James Taoutaou (6th grade/6ème) The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction […]
12 March 2017

1st Place 2016 YAFF story by James Taoutaou (6th grade/6ème)

2016 YAFF 1st Place story by James Taoutaou (6th grade/6ème) The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction […]
12 March 2017

1st Place 2016 YAFF story by James Taoutaou (6th grade/6ème)

2016 YAFF 1st Place story by James Taoutaou (6th grade/6ème) The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction […]
9 March 2017

James Traub’s op-ed in The New York Times about Europe’s refugees

Journalist James Traub, who speaks at the Library on Tuesday March 14, has written an op-ed about the subject he will discuss, Europe’s refugee crisis. Click […]
9 March 2017

James Traub’s op-ed in The New York Times about Europe’s refugees

Journalist James Traub, who speaks at the Library on Tuesday March 14, has written an op-ed about the subject he will discuss, Europe’s refugee crisis. Click […]
9 March 2017

James Traub’s op-ed in The New York Times about Europe’s refugees

Journalist James Traub, who speaks at the Library on Tuesday March 14, has written an op-ed about the subject he will discuss, Europe’s refugee crisis. Click […]
3 March 2017
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The story of Loving, now in theatres

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving   Loving, now in theatres, tells the incredible true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who […]
3 March 2017
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The story of Loving, now in theatres

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving   Loving, now in theatres, tells the incredible true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who […]
3 March 2017
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The story of Loving, now in theatres

The story of Richard and Mildred Loving   Loving, now in theatres, tells the incredible true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who […]
28 February 2017
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New cookbooks to savor

Some great new cookbooks just in time for dinner! Many of the new cookbooks at the Library were written from a very personal perspective. Ina Garten’s […]
28 February 2017
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New cookbooks to savor

Some great new cookbooks just in time for dinner! Many of the new cookbooks at the Library were written from a very personal perspective. Ina Garten’s […]
28 February 2017
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New cookbooks to savor

Some great new cookbooks just in time for dinner! Many of the new cookbooks at the Library were written from a very personal perspective. Ina Garten’s […]
24 February 2017
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Library Culture Picks: February 2017

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. The cold weather means we’re […]
24 February 2017
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Library Culture Picks: February 2017

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. The cold weather means we’re […]
24 February 2017
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Library Culture Picks: February 2017

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. The cold weather means we’re […]
18 February 2017
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Writing tips & tricks for YAFF 2017

Writing tips & tricks to help you submit for the Young Authors Fiction Festival It’s creative writing season again! The Library encourages young authors all over […]
18 February 2017
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Writing tips & tricks for YAFF 2017

Writing tips & tricks to help you submit for the Young Authors Fiction Festival It’s creative writing season again! The Library encourages young authors all over […]
18 February 2017
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Writing tips & tricks for YAFF 2017

Writing tips & tricks to help you submit for the Young Authors Fiction Festival It’s creative writing season again! The Library encourages young authors all over […]
14 February 2017
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New books the staff can’t wait to read

New books that the Library staff can’t wait to read Among the new books that will be on the shelves shortly after a few of our […]
14 February 2017
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New books the staff can’t wait to read

New books that the Library staff can’t wait to read Among the new books that will be on the shelves shortly after a few of our […]
14 February 2017
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New books the staff can’t wait to read

New books that the Library staff can’t wait to read Among the new books that will be on the shelves shortly after a few of our […]
9 February 2017
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Library teen member featured in short film festival

Library teen member featured in 90-Second Newbery Film Festival One of our very Library teen members, Ezra Richardson, made a short stop-motion film called “The Wright […]
9 February 2017
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Library teen member featured in short film festival

Library teen member featured in 90-Second Newbery Film Festival One of our very Library teen members, Ezra Richardson, made a short stop-motion film called “The Wright […]
9 February 2017
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Library teen member featured in short film festival

Library teen member featured in 90-Second Newbery Film Festival One of our very Library teen members, Ezra Richardson, made a short stop-motion film called “The Wright […]
9 January 2017
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Library Culture Picks: January 2017

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. January is a good month […]
9 January 2017
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Library Culture Picks: January 2017

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. January is a good month […]
9 January 2017
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Library Culture Picks: January 2017

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. January is a good month […]
3 January 2017
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Marlene Dietrich’s Marginalia

Marlene Dietrich’s Marginalia Megan Mayhew Bergman, the Library’s Visiting Fellow last spring, recently wrote an article in The New Yorker about the Library’s collection of books […]
3 January 2017
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Marlene Dietrich’s Marginalia

Marlene Dietrich’s Marginalia Megan Mayhew Bergman, the Library’s Visiting Fellow last spring, recently wrote an article in The New Yorker about the Library’s collection of books […]
3 January 2017
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Marlene Dietrich’s Marginalia

Marlene Dietrich’s Marginalia Megan Mayhew Bergman, the Library’s Visiting Fellow last spring, recently wrote an article in The New Yorker about the Library’s collection of books […]
20 December 2016
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We’ve got the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016

The 10 Best Books of 2016 The New York Times Book Review editors have selected their 10 best books of 2016, and the Library is pleased […]
20 December 2016
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We’ve got the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016

The 10 Best Books of 2016 The New York Times Book Review editors have selected their 10 best books of 2016, and the Library is pleased […]
20 December 2016
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We’ve got the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016

The 10 Best Books of 2016 The New York Times Book Review editors have selected their 10 best books of 2016, and the Library is pleased […]
8 December 2016

John Morris at 100

John Morris’s event at the Library has been postponed, but The New York Times has published a wonderful interview-profile and slideshow marking his 100th birthday on December […]
8 December 2016

John Morris at 100

John Morris’s event at the Library has been postponed, but The New York Times has published a wonderful interview-profile and slideshow marking his 100th birthday on December […]
8 December 2016

John Morris at 100

John Morris’s event at the Library has been postponed, but The New York Times has published a wonderful interview-profile and slideshow marking his 100th birthday on December […]
8 December 2016
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The Dean of Black Paris

“The Dean of Black Paris” James A. Emanuel, the distinguished African-American poet, lived and wrote in Paris from the 1980s until his death in 2013. He […]
8 December 2016
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The Dean of Black Paris

“The Dean of Black Paris” James A. Emanuel, the distinguished African-American poet, lived and wrote in Paris from the 1980s until his death in 2013. He […]
8 December 2016
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The Dean of Black Paris

“The Dean of Black Paris” James A. Emanuel, the distinguished African-American poet, lived and wrote in Paris from the 1980s until his death in 2013. He […]
2 December 2016
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Library Culture Picks: December 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. December in Paris is of […]
2 December 2016
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Library Culture Picks: December 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. December in Paris is of […]
2 December 2016
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Library Culture Picks: December 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. December in Paris is of […]
8 November 2016
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Thank you for a great Halloween!

Thank you for a great Halloween! This year the Library welcomed hundreds of guests for our annual Halloween Extravaganza on 29 October! Eric the Magician and […]
8 November 2016
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Thank you for a great Halloween!

Thank you for a great Halloween! This year the Library welcomed hundreds of guests for our annual Halloween Extravaganza on 29 October! Eric the Magician and […]
8 November 2016
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Thank you for a great Halloween!

Thank you for a great Halloween! This year the Library welcomed hundreds of guests for our annual Halloween Extravaganza on 29 October! Eric the Magician and […]
11 October 2016
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From our Library Fall Visiting Fellows

The Library welcomes Doug Dechow and Anna Leahy The Library is pleased to welcome our Visiting Fellows Doug Dechow and Anna Leahy, both from Chapman University, […]
11 October 2016
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From our Library Fall Visiting Fellows

The Library welcomes Doug Dechow and Anna Leahy The Library is pleased to welcome our Visiting Fellows Doug Dechow and Anna Leahy, both from Chapman University, […]
11 October 2016
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From our Library Fall Visiting Fellows

The Library welcomes Doug Dechow and Anna Leahy The Library is pleased to welcome our Visiting Fellows Doug Dechow and Anna Leahy, both from Chapman University, […]
29 August 2016

We’re open!

We’re open! All of us at the Library are delighted to report that the renovations are complete (or very nearly!) and our doors are once again […]
29 August 2016

We’re open!

We’re open! All of us at the Library are delighted to report that the renovations are complete (or very nearly!) and our doors are once again […]
29 August 2016

We’re open!

We’re open! All of us at the Library are delighted to report that the renovations are complete (or very nearly!) and our doors are once again […]
4 July 2016
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Library staff summer reading lists

What Library staff is reading and recommending With the Library closed for renovation, the Library staff, like many of our members, gathered many books that they […]
4 July 2016
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Library staff summer reading lists

What Library staff is reading and recommending With the Library closed for renovation, the Library staff, like many of our members, gathered many books that they […]
4 July 2016
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Library staff summer reading lists

What Library staff is reading and recommending With the Library closed for renovation, the Library staff, like many of our members, gathered many books that they […]
4 July 2016
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“A Rendezvous with Death” one hundred years later

“Rendezvous with Death” one hundred years later The American Library in Paris marked a significant anniversary yesterday with commemorations surrounding American volunteers in France early in the […]
4 July 2016
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“A Rendezvous with Death” one hundred years later

“Rendezvous with Death” one hundred years later The American Library in Paris marked a significant anniversary yesterday with commemorations surrounding American volunteers in France early in the […]
4 July 2016
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“A Rendezvous with Death” one hundred years later

“Rendezvous with Death” one hundred years later The American Library in Paris marked a significant anniversary yesterday with commemorations surrounding American volunteers in France early in the […]
22 June 2016
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Carnegie and Greenaway medal winners in the Library

Awarded by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Andrew Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal are the UK’s oldest and most […]
22 June 2016
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Carnegie and Greenaway medal winners in the Library

Awarded by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Andrew Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal are the UK’s oldest and most […]
22 June 2016
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Carnegie and Greenaway medal winners in the Library

Awarded by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Andrew Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal are the UK’s oldest and most […]
14 June 2016
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Other libraries we love

Libraries we love to work in (while ours is being renovated) While the Library is being renovated, the staff had to get creative about finding other […]
14 June 2016
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Other libraries we love

Libraries we love to work in (while ours is being renovated) While the Library is being renovated, the staff had to get creative about finding other […]
14 June 2016
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Other libraries we love

Libraries we love to work in (while ours is being renovated) While the Library is being renovated, the staff had to get creative about finding other […]
9 June 2016
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 YAFF

And the 2016 YAFF winners are… The 2016 Young Authors Fiction Festival culminated with a celebration event on Friday 3 June 2016 at the American Church […]
9 June 2016
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 YAFF

And the 2016 YAFF winners are… The 2016 Young Authors Fiction Festival culminated with a celebration event on Friday 3 June 2016 at the American Church […]
9 June 2016
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Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 YAFF

And the 2016 YAFF winners are… The 2016 Young Authors Fiction Festival culminated with a celebration event on Friday 3 June 2016 at the American Church […]
19 April 2016
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Renewing the American Library in Paris

Renewing the American Library in Paris The impending renovation of the Library’s premises has evolved over three years of conversation and planning, and drawing and choosing, […]
19 April 2016
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Renewing the American Library in Paris

Renewing the American Library in Paris The impending renovation of the Library’s premises has evolved over three years of conversation and planning, and drawing and choosing, […]
19 April 2016
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Renewing the American Library in Paris

Renewing the American Library in Paris The impending renovation of the Library’s premises has evolved over three years of conversation and planning, and drawing and choosing, […]
8 April 2016
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Megan Mayhew Bergman on natural farming and sustainability

Megan Mayhew Bergman on natural farming and sustainability Join Library Visiting Fellow Megan Mayhew Bergman on Wednesday 20 April at 10h00 in a discussion about the […]
8 April 2016
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Megan Mayhew Bergman on natural farming and sustainability

Megan Mayhew Bergman on natural farming and sustainability Join Library Visiting Fellow Megan Mayhew Bergman on Wednesday 20 April at 10h00 in a discussion about the […]
8 April 2016
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Megan Mayhew Bergman on natural farming and sustainability

Megan Mayhew Bergman on natural farming and sustainability Join Library Visiting Fellow Megan Mayhew Bergman on Wednesday 20 April at 10h00 in a discussion about the […]
5 April 2016
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Library Culture Picks: April 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. This month, we recommend the […]
5 April 2016
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Library Culture Picks: April 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. This month, we recommend the […]
5 April 2016
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Library Culture Picks: April 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. This month, we recommend the […]
14 March 2016
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Some books we’re enjoying right now

What Library staff is reading and recommending Here are some book recommendations from the Libary staff and volunteers. For more staff recommendations, check regularly our display […]
14 March 2016
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Some books we’re enjoying right now

What Library staff is reading and recommending Here are some book recommendations from the Libary staff and volunteers. For more staff recommendations, check regularly our display […]
14 March 2016
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Some books we’re enjoying right now

What Library staff is reading and recommending Here are some book recommendations from the Libary staff and volunteers. For more staff recommendations, check regularly our display […]
8 March 2016
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Library Culture Picks: March 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month, including a new Los Angeles-themed […]
8 March 2016
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Library Culture Picks: March 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month, including a new Los Angeles-themed […]
8 March 2016
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Library Culture Picks: March 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month, including a new Los Angeles-themed […]
26 February 2016
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New fiction, biographies and travel

New books have arrived! The arrival of new books at the Library is always highly anticipated. Our recent additions in both fiction and non-fiction center on […]
26 February 2016
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New fiction, biographies and travel

New books have arrived! The arrival of new books at the Library is always highly anticipated. Our recent additions in both fiction and non-fiction center on […]
26 February 2016
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New fiction, biographies and travel

New books have arrived! The arrival of new books at the Library is always highly anticipated. Our recent additions in both fiction and non-fiction center on […]
23 February 2016
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Library staff on “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Library staff on To Kill a Mockingbird The Library staff honors the legacy of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird by telling the stories of […]
23 February 2016
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Library staff on “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Library staff on To Kill a Mockingbird The Library staff honors the legacy of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird by telling the stories of […]
23 February 2016
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Library staff on “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Library staff on To Kill a Mockingbird The Library staff honors the legacy of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird by telling the stories of […]
9 February 2016

2015 YAFF story by Else Nye (7th grade/5ème)

2015 YAFF winning story by Else Nye (7th grade/5ème) The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction Festival […]
9 February 2016

2015 YAFF story by Else Nye (7th grade/5ème)

2015 YAFF winning story by Else Nye (7th grade/5ème) The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction Festival […]
9 February 2016

2015 YAFF story by Else Nye (7th grade/5ème)

2015 YAFF winning story by Else Nye (7th grade/5ème) The American Library in Paris is proud to be the organizer of the Young Authors Fiction Festival […]
5 February 2016
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Mock Caldecott 2016: The Library Favorite

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the “most distinguished American picture book for children” by the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of […]
5 February 2016
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Mock Caldecott 2016: The Library Favorite

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the “most distinguished American picture book for children” by the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of […]
5 February 2016
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Mock Caldecott 2016: The Library Favorite

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the “most distinguished American picture book for children” by the Association for Library Service to Children (a division of […]
3 February 2016
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Library Culture Picks: February 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. Here are our Culture Picks […]
3 February 2016
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Library Culture Picks: February 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. Here are our Culture Picks […]
3 February 2016
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Library Culture Picks: February 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. Here are our Culture Picks […]
1 February 2016
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Books for the James A. Emanuel exhibition

Books for the James A. Emanuel exhibition The Library is pleased to present a collection of books and poetry in conjunction with the exhibition Black Man […]
1 February 2016
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Books for the James A. Emanuel exhibition

Books for the James A. Emanuel exhibition The Library is pleased to present a collection of books and poetry in conjunction with the exhibition Black Man […]
1 February 2016
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Books for the James A. Emanuel exhibition

Books for the James A. Emanuel exhibition The Library is pleased to present a collection of books and poetry in conjunction with the exhibition Black Man […]
29 January 2016
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Jury named for 2016 Book Award

Jury named for 2016 Book Award Three distinguished writers, two of them past winners of the American Library in Paris Book Award, have agreed to serve […]
29 January 2016
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Jury named for 2016 Book Award

Jury named for 2016 Book Award Three distinguished writers, two of them past winners of the American Library in Paris Book Award, have agreed to serve […]
29 January 2016
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Jury named for 2016 Book Award

Jury named for 2016 Book Award Three distinguished writers, two of them past winners of the American Library in Paris Book Award, have agreed to serve […]
19 January 2016
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New titles for the new year

New titles for your reading pleasure The new year is well on its way, but it’s early enough for keeping up on those new resolutions. We […]
19 January 2016
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New titles for the new year

New titles for your reading pleasure The new year is well on its way, but it’s early enough for keeping up on those new resolutions. We […]
19 January 2016
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New titles for the new year

New titles for your reading pleasure The new year is well on its way, but it’s early enough for keeping up on those new resolutions. We […]
13 January 2016
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In Memoriam: David Bowie’s Top Books

David Bowie’s Top Reads David Bowie’s list of his top 100 books was published in 2013 and includes some banned classics (1984, Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, […]
13 January 2016
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In Memoriam: David Bowie’s Top Books

David Bowie’s Top Reads David Bowie’s list of his top 100 books was published in 2013 and includes some banned classics (1984, Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, […]
13 January 2016
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In Memoriam: David Bowie’s Top Books

David Bowie’s Top Reads David Bowie’s list of his top 100 books was published in 2013 and includes some banned classics (1984, Lolita, A Clockwork Orange, […]
4 January 2016
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Library Culture Picks: January 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. Despite all that has happened […]
4 January 2016
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Library Culture Picks: January 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. Despite all that has happened […]
4 January 2016
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Library Culture Picks: January 2016

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. Despite all that has happened […]
7 December 2015
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Library Culture Picks: December 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. Despite all that has happened […]
7 December 2015
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Library Culture Picks: December 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. Despite all that has happened […]
7 December 2015
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Library Culture Picks: December 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. Despite all that has happened […]
5 December 2015
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We’ve got the NYTimes 10 Best Books of 2015

The 10 Best Books of 2015 The New York Times Book Review editors have selected their 10 best books of 2015, and the Library is pleased […]
5 December 2015
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We’ve got the NYTimes 10 Best Books of 2015

The 10 Best Books of 2015 The New York Times Book Review editors have selected their 10 best books of 2015, and the Library is pleased […]
5 December 2015
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We’ve got the NYTimes 10 Best Books of 2015

The 10 Best Books of 2015 The New York Times Book Review editors have selected their 10 best books of 2015, and the Library is pleased […]
3 December 2015
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Some books we’re enjoying right now

Some books we are enjoying right now Here are some book recommendations from the Libary staff and volunteers to start off your holiday season. For more […]
3 December 2015
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Some books we’re enjoying right now

Some books we are enjoying right now Here are some book recommendations from the Libary staff and volunteers to start off your holiday season. For more […]
3 December 2015
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Some books we’re enjoying right now

Some books we are enjoying right now Here are some book recommendations from the Libary staff and volunteers to start off your holiday season. For more […]
23 November 2015
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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Paris

Thanksgiving at Café de Mars For Americans living in Paris, it’s hard to tell that Thanksgiving is coming up real soon. There aren’t any big turkeys (yet) […]
23 November 2015
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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Paris

Thanksgiving at Café de Mars For Americans living in Paris, it’s hard to tell that Thanksgiving is coming up real soon. There aren’t any big turkeys (yet) […]
23 November 2015
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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Paris

Thanksgiving at Café de Mars For Americans living in Paris, it’s hard to tell that Thanksgiving is coming up real soon. There aren’t any big turkeys (yet) […]
20 November 2015
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The secret life of librarians

The secret life of librarians Circulation assistant Eric Hengesbaugh recently returned from a vacation trip to California under unexpected conditions. An avid mountain climber, Eric sustained […]
20 November 2015
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The secret life of librarians

The secret life of librarians Circulation assistant Eric Hengesbaugh recently returned from a vacation trip to California under unexpected conditions. An avid mountain climber, Eric sustained […]
20 November 2015
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The secret life of librarians

The secret life of librarians Circulation assistant Eric Hengesbaugh recently returned from a vacation trip to California under unexpected conditions. An avid mountain climber, Eric sustained […]
17 November 2015

Helping children cope with anxiety

In response to the tragic events in Paris this past weekend, the Library staff has asked crisis counselor Keri Hicks for permission to repost these tips […]
17 November 2015

Helping children cope with anxiety

In response to the tragic events in Paris this past weekend, the Library staff has asked crisis counselor Keri Hicks for permission to repost these tips […]
17 November 2015

Helping children cope with anxiety

In response to the tragic events in Paris this past weekend, the Library staff has asked crisis counselor Keri Hicks for permission to repost these tips […]
16 November 2015

A message from the director

Dear friends and members of the American Library: Like all Parisians, the expatriates and others who make up our Library community are feeling shock and grief […]
16 November 2015

A message from the director

Dear friends and members of the American Library: Like all Parisians, the expatriates and others who make up our Library community are feeling shock and grief […]
16 November 2015

A message from the director

Dear friends and members of the American Library: Like all Parisians, the expatriates and others who make up our Library community are feeling shock and grief […]
10 November 2015
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So thankful for Halloween!

Thank you for a great Halloween! This year the Library welcomed hundreds of guests for our annual Halloween Extravaganza on 31 October! Eric the Macigian, Matt […]
10 November 2015
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So thankful for Halloween!

Thank you for a great Halloween! This year the Library welcomed hundreds of guests for our annual Halloween Extravaganza on 31 October! Eric the Macigian, Matt […]
10 November 2015
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So thankful for Halloween!

Thank you for a great Halloween! This year the Library welcomed hundreds of guests for our annual Halloween Extravaganza on 31 October! Eric the Macigian, Matt […]
3 November 2015
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Library Culture Picks: November 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. The month of November is […]
3 November 2015
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Library Culture Picks: November 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. The month of November is […]
3 November 2015
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Library Culture Picks: November 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. The month of November is […]
26 October 2015
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New cookbooks for you to savor

New cookbooks to savor… As the days get shorter and cooler, our thoughts turn to the pending holiday season and all the cooking and entertaining that […]
26 October 2015
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New cookbooks for you to savor

New cookbooks to savor… As the days get shorter and cooler, our thoughts turn to the pending holiday season and all the cooking and entertaining that […]
26 October 2015
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New cookbooks for you to savor

New cookbooks to savor… As the days get shorter and cooler, our thoughts turn to the pending holiday season and all the cooking and entertaining that […]
14 October 2015
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A Library cameo in the new Sebastian Faulks

A Library cameo in the new Sebastian Faulks The latest novel by Sebastian Faulks, Where My Heart Used to Beat, has a narrator who passes through […]
14 October 2015
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A Library cameo in the new Sebastian Faulks

A Library cameo in the new Sebastian Faulks The latest novel by Sebastian Faulks, Where My Heart Used to Beat, has a narrator who passes through […]
14 October 2015
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A Library cameo in the new Sebastian Faulks

A Library cameo in the new Sebastian Faulks The latest novel by Sebastian Faulks, Where My Heart Used to Beat, has a narrator who passes through […]
5 October 2015
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On writing Lolita

On writing Lolita Vladimir Nabokov wrote his famous novel as he was touring the U.S. with his wife Véra to research butterflies in their natural environment. […]
5 October 2015
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On writing Lolita

On writing Lolita Vladimir Nabokov wrote his famous novel as he was touring the U.S. with his wife Véra to research butterflies in their natural environment. […]
5 October 2015
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On writing Lolita

On writing Lolita Vladimir Nabokov wrote his famous novel as he was touring the U.S. with his wife Véra to research butterflies in their natural environment. […]
30 September 2015
ALP CulturePicks 10OCT

Library Culture Picks: October 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. These events include exhibitions, performances, […]
30 September 2015
ALP CulturePicks 10OCT

Library Culture Picks: October 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. These events include exhibitions, performances, […]
30 September 2015
ALP CulturePicks 10OCT

Library Culture Picks: October 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city each month. These events include exhibitions, performances, […]
29 September 2015
brittany

La rentrée 2015: Mysteries

Great new mysteries and thriller titles The Library is thrilled to welcome these new titles of mystery coming very soon to our collection. You can place […]
29 September 2015
brittany

La rentrée 2015: Mysteries

Great new mysteries and thriller titles The Library is thrilled to welcome these new titles of mystery coming very soon to our collection. You can place […]
29 September 2015
brittany

La rentrée 2015: Mysteries

Great new mysteries and thriller titles The Library is thrilled to welcome these new titles of mystery coming very soon to our collection. You can place […]
29 September 2015
new coates

A MacArthur “genius” grant to Ta-Nehisi Coates

A MacArthur “genius” grant to Ta-Nehisi Coates Congratulations to the Library’s winter 2015 Visiting Fellow, Ta-Nehisi Coates, for winning one of the coveted MacArthur Foundation “genius” […]
29 September 2015
new coates

A MacArthur “genius” grant to Ta-Nehisi Coates

A MacArthur “genius” grant to Ta-Nehisi Coates Congratulations to the Library’s winter 2015 Visiting Fellow, Ta-Nehisi Coates, for winning one of the coveted MacArthur Foundation “genius” […]
29 September 2015
new coates

A MacArthur “genius” grant to Ta-Nehisi Coates

A MacArthur “genius” grant to Ta-Nehisi Coates Congratulations to the Library’s winter 2015 Visiting Fellow, Ta-Nehisi Coates, for winning one of the coveted MacArthur Foundation “genius” […]
28 September 2015
seven

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 Shortlist

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 Shortlist The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. […]
28 September 2015
seven

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 Shortlist

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 Shortlist The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. […]
28 September 2015
seven

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 Shortlist

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2015 Shortlist The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. […]
14 September 2015
heart

La rentrée 2015: Fiction

Great new fiction titles The Library is thrilled to welcome these new titles of fiction coming very soon to our collection. You can place a request […]
14 September 2015
heart

La rentrée 2015: Fiction

Great new fiction titles The Library is thrilled to welcome these new titles of fiction coming very soon to our collection. You can place a request […]
14 September 2015
heart

La rentrée 2015: Fiction

Great new fiction titles The Library is thrilled to welcome these new titles of fiction coming very soon to our collection. You can place a request […]
6 September 2015
beard

La rentrée 2015: Graphic Novels

Great new graphic novels The Library has recently acquired some great new graphic novels, just in time for la rentrée! Come check them out in the […]
6 September 2015
beard

La rentrée 2015: Graphic Novels

Great new graphic novels The Library has recently acquired some great new graphic novels, just in time for la rentrée! Come check them out in the […]
6 September 2015
beard

La rentrée 2015: Graphic Novels

Great new graphic novels The Library has recently acquired some great new graphic novels, just in time for la rentrée! Come check them out in the […]
1 September 2015
ALP CulturePicks 09SEP

Library Culture Picks: September 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city for the month of September. These events […]
1 September 2015
ALP CulturePicks 09SEP

Library Culture Picks: September 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city for the month of September. These events […]
1 September 2015
ALP CulturePicks 09SEP

Library Culture Picks: September 2015

The American Library in Paris is pleased to share our selection of cultural events going on in the city for the month of September. These events […]
24 August 2015
WJS

Remembering William Jay Smith (1918-2015)

William Jay Smith (1918-2015) The American Library in Paris has lost a great friend of long standing, the celebrated American poet and part-time Parisian William Jay […]
24 August 2015
WJS

Remembering William Jay Smith (1918-2015)

William Jay Smith (1918-2015) The American Library in Paris has lost a great friend of long standing, the celebrated American poet and part-time Parisian William Jay […]
24 August 2015
WJS

Remembering William Jay Smith (1918-2015)

William Jay Smith (1918-2015) The American Library in Paris has lost a great friend of long standing, the celebrated American poet and part-time Parisian William Jay […]
17 August 2015
runaway

Say goodbye to summer with shorts

Summer shorts Summer days will soon be coming to an end, and the time to read that long novel or biography may become more scarce. We […]
17 August 2015
runaway

Say goodbye to summer with shorts

Summer shorts Summer days will soon be coming to an end, and the time to read that long novel or biography may become more scarce. We […]
17 August 2015
runaway

Say goodbye to summer with shorts

Summer shorts Summer days will soon be coming to an end, and the time to read that long novel or biography may become more scarce. We […]
30 July 2015
lafayette

Five books shortlisted for the 2015 Book Award

The 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award Shortlist Five books have been selected for the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award. They are: The […]
30 July 2015
lafayette

Five books shortlisted for the 2015 Book Award

The 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award Shortlist Five books have been selected for the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award. They are: The […]
30 July 2015
lafayette

Five books shortlisted for the 2015 Book Award

The 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award Shortlist Five books have been selected for the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award. They are: The […]
30 July 2015
eleven

How about these books for your summer reading?

Some books we are enjoying right now Here are some book recommendations from the Libary staff and volunteer to take with you on your summer holidays. […]
30 July 2015
eleven

How about these books for your summer reading?

Some books we are enjoying right now Here are some book recommendations from the Libary staff and volunteer to take with you on your summer holidays. […]
30 July 2015
eleven

How about these books for your summer reading?

Some books we are enjoying right now Here are some book recommendations from the Libary staff and volunteer to take with you on your summer holidays. […]
23 June 2015
teen collage

10 Book Challenge for teens

10 Book Challenge for Teens The Library is organizing a 10 Book Challenge for our teens as part of the Summer Reading Program. From 20 June […]
23 June 2015
teen collage

10 Book Challenge for teens

10 Book Challenge for Teens The Library is organizing a 10 Book Challenge for our teens as part of the Summer Reading Program. From 20 June […]
23 June 2015
teen collage