Club de Lecture in Menlo Park
Feel free to join us for the discussions even if you didn’t read the book (s). The discussions are in French. It’s free and a great way to practice your French so come join us!
The club de lecture at Menlo Park meets on the third Thursday of every month, at 7:00pm, in the Menlo Park Center located at 585 Glenwood Ave, Menlo Park (Language Pacifica building).
During each meeting, two books are discussed in French: an easy one as well as a more difficult one. Each book is labeled with stars (*, **, ***) which indicate the level of difficulty according to the vocabulary, sentence length, syntax, and number of pages.
Each book discussion starts with a short presentation (about ten minutes) by members of the club.
All the books are available at amazon.com, and are bought by participants.
Books which are discussed are by French or Francophone authors.
The Fall 2016/ Spring 2017 selection includes twelve books chosen from a list of thirty pre-selected books.
Fall 2016/ Spring 2017 program:
|Thursday November 17||Le chapeau de Miterrand by A. Laurain||Jacqueline||La petite communiste qui ne souriait jamais by A. Lafon||Mimi|
|Thursday December 15||La liste de mes envies by G.Delacourt||Marie||Au bonheur des dames by E. Zola||Dennis & Mimi|
|Thursday January 19||Arsene Lupin, gentleman cambrioleur by M. Leblanc||Gwenaelle||L’amant by M. Duras||Jacqueline|
|Thursday February 16||Mr. Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran by E.E. Schmitt||Diane||Ce que le jour doit a la nuit by Y. Khadra||Elliott|
|Thursday March 16||Vol de nuit by A. de Saint-Exupery||Dennis||La peau de chagrin by H. de Balzac||Chas & Mimi|
|Thursday April 20||Stupeur et tremblements by A. Nothomb||Mimi||Memoires d’une jeune fille rangee by S. de Beauvoir||Jane|
Feel free to bring snacks or drinks to share!