dimanche 22 avril 2018




You will have seen the new books in the library, you will also find the relevant book reviews in a file on the new book shelf. We will be ordering more new books for the summer. The updated catalogue is online at our Facebook page & the blog.



This will take place on Saturday 30th June. Info for new members: we decided a few years ago to add a party to the AGM aiming to attract more people as attendance to this important event in the life of an association was very sparse. Our friend Anne-Marie has very kindly offered to hold the party in her garden (she lives in Les Aubes, directions nearer the time). After a brief AGM we get down to the serious businss of the day. FOAL provides the drinks & participants bring along the food which is usually delicious & plentiful (organisation nearer the time). Put this date in your diaries


FOAL events  When FOAL was set up there were only a few of us & no books (see how far we have come!). We needed to raise funds & thanks to our dynamic friend Philippe Marchand we organised events such as play readings & the quiz. Now Philippe feels he would like to take a rest.Thanks to increased membership we have less need to raise funds so for the moment we are slowing down on events. However, we are open to suggestions & offers of help & would be happy to see FOAL organising such events from time to time.


Antigone des Associations  on Sunday 9th September. We are giving it one more try. Past experience has shown that all the enthusiastic signups on the day come to nothing. This year we are going to ask people to sign up for a welcome drink at the library (21st September) in the hopes that once they have actually seen the library they will sign up for membership. We shall be offering 3months free for new signups. Do try & inform anyone who might be interested in your circle of this sensational offer!

Unfortunately, several of the board members including myself will be away on that day so we need volunteers for the following two slots:  9-11 &3-5pm. (two for each slot) Please send an email to foal34@gmail.com


Summer Closing Our last opening before the summer break will be on Saturday 21st July, we will then be closed until Saturday 1st September. You can take out more books for your summer reading.