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Screening   Book Launch / Exhibition   Special Event
"Human" by
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
  In Love with Paris
by Gérard Ramon
  Christmas Matinée
at the French Library

Wednesday 7 December – 7pm
Admission free

World Vision Ireland and the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, present the screening of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's “Human” in support of Human Rights Day. In an ever more divided society, where inhumane conflicts and crises are unfolding before our eyes, could a solution be found by exploring what it means to be human? Could it help strengthen the unity of our vision and action?
"Human" is a collection of stories full of love happiness, hatred and violence. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline what is universal. The movie will be followed by a short discussion.
Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin


Thursday 8 December – 6.30pm
Admission free

Gérard Ramon is an acclaimed French sculptor whose monumental sculptures of bronze and copper adorn streets and squares in many French cities and private collections all over the world. A born and bred Parisian, Gérard Ramon also expressed his love for the city through drawings and watercolours that are collected for the first time in the book In Love with Paris which mixes his colour illustrations with quotes about Paris by famous writers.
The exhibition will be presented by Svetlana Pironko, publisher at Betimes Books, and excerpts read by Anne Nakache and Georgina Polhill.
The book and limited edition prints signed by the artist will be on sale during the launch.


Saturday 10 December – 10am- 2pm
Admission free

As we are heading into the Christmas season, we are welcoming families for a fun and creative morning at The French Library!

Create your own Christmas decorations and adopt a snowman, a flower or a star, play with your favourite book characters, watch short films and listen to bilingual Christmas stories

Join us for activities which will bring your little ones into the Christmas spirit! Come anytime between 10am and 2pm (screening at 12.15pm), no booking is required and all workshops are free of charge!

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Workshop   Performance   Exhibition / Talk
Christmas Workshop
for Children
  Alliance Française Choir
Christmas Recital
  Drawing Freely /
Dessins en Liberté

Wednesday 14 December – €18
2.30 - 4pm:  4-6 years

4 - 5.30pm:  7-10 years

Children  from 4 to 10 years old (2 age groups) are welcome to our very special Christmas Workshop, conducted entirely in French, where everyone will discover French Christmas stories and songs, leading to different activities and arts & crafts including decoration of a box of chocolates and confection of chocolate truffles!

* Ideal for parents who want to go Christmas-shopping in peace and quiet! *



Wednesday 14 December – 7.30pm
Admission free

The Alliance Française Choir's Christmas Concert, conducted by Lucie O’Flynn, is back this year to delight your ears with the sound of Christmas Carols favourites in French and Latin including: Vive Le vent - Un flambeau Jeannette - Les Anges dans nos campagnes - Stille Nacht (multilingual) -  O Sacrum Convivium - J'ai vu le loup - Ave Verum Corpus and more!

Come early and join us for a special festive evening and enjoy a French mulled wine!


Thursday 15 December – 6.30pm
Admission free

Drawing Freely” (Dessins en Liberté) is an exhibition composed of 12 panels of cartoons made by nearly 50 cartoonists from all around the world. Each panel addresses a specific topic linked to freedom of expression: censorship, internet, corruption, women’s rights, rebellions, racism… All of the drawings, made by cartoonists of 45 different nationalities, were published in local papers.

Whilst echoing the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, this exhibition wants to illustrate how freedom of expression is exercised on all the continents.

The event is presented by the Institut Français and the Courrier International and reproduced within the frame of the Franco-German Cultural Fund 2016. Séamus Dooley, Irish Secretary of the National Union of Journalists will come as guest for this event.

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DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française) and DALF (Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française) are official qualifications awarded by the CIEP and the French Department of Education to certify the competency of candidates in the French language. The exams you can sit in January and February 2017 are:

DELF Tout Public A1 / A2 / B1 / B2
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DALF Tout Public C1 / C2
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DELF Junior A1 / A2 / B1 / B2:
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The portal is accessible in the French Library and from anywhere, on any digital device, to all Members of the Alliance Française Dublin. Get your Membership to enjoy Culture-thèque and avail of many other advantages! Are you one of our students? So you are already a Member! Simply collect your Membership card at the French Library and retrieve your access codes.


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