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Library Themes

For kids (3-11 years):

Visits and activities at the Children’s Library – In French and/or English – 1h30

1- What is a French Institute?

Short description about the history of the Institute, presentation of the Ciné Lumière and the Médiathèque.

2- I want to read!

Visit and discover the children’s library resources

3- Storytime and activities with a librarian

Tales-Kids Story-telling, in French and /or English, can be followed by activities such as singing French children’s songs, colouring, etc.
Choose between these 3 possibilities:

  • Revisited children’ stories (Le Petit Chaperon Rouge, Les Trois Petits Cochons…)
  • Discover Africa and its animals
  • Travel around the world

 

For teens (12-18 years):

Discover the multimedia library’s resources about French culture – 1h30

1- Why and how is a French Institute useful?

Short description about the history of the Institute, presentation of the Ciné Lumière and the Médiathèque.

2- What is a French multimedia library?

Visit and discover the library ressources & Culturetheque.com, advice on academic research methods, etc.

3- Topic presentation and Quiz!

You can choose among these 7 topics:

  • French-CinemaFrench Cinema
    From the ‘Lumière’ brothers to The Artist
    An overview of the history of cinema which highlights the most significant French films
    Prepare for your visit at the Multimedia Library:
    Vocabulary about cinema
  • FoodFood in France
    Eating habits and traditional food
    Discover, region by region, the typical dishes and deserts of French gastronomy. Yum!
    Prepare for your visit at the Multimedia Library:
    Vocabulary about food
  • Comic-BooksFrench and Belgian Comic Books
    Tintin and company
    Read books in French? Non merci. Read comic books in French? OUI ! However, do you know how comic books started? Are you familiar with the famous French comic book collections?
    Prepare for your visit at the Multimedia Library:
    Vocabulary about comic books
  • SportSport in France
    This will help students learn more about the history of the Olympic Games, the important French sporting tournaments and the top athletes.
    Prepare for your visit at the Multimedia Library:
    Vocabulary about sport
  • french-musicFrench Music
    From bal-musette to Edith Piaf and Daft Punk, your students will discover the most renowned artists of the French and francophone musical scene.
     
  • fashion-franceFashion in France
    Today, along with London, New-York and Milan, Paris is considered as one of the fashion capitals of the world. That doesn’t just mean that people in Paris wear pretty clothes – it is a serious business and your students will discover why and how it became so renowned.
  • WWII in FranceWWII in France
    Dig into the numerous resources in our Médiathèque and understand better what did happen in France during WWII and why resistance was so important
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  • ImmigrationMulticulturalism in France
    The multicultural spectrum
    This will help students learn more about the different waves of immigration, which have enriched French culture from the 20th century until the present day.

Prepare for your visit at the Multimedia Library:
Vocabulary about immigration