Events

at the AFNO

Learn, have fun, meet new people, speak French, with events at the AFNO.

Upcoming Events

Août

03

Cine Club at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Ciné Club

Corporate

7:00pm

France - Comedy, 2017
After the suicide of one of her staff, a demanding HR manager's life becomes intensely complicated, and she realizes the effect that her devotion to work has had on her employees in this smart, slow-simmering workplace thriller that wades in deep, chilly waters of moral corruption and compromise. Headed by the ever-interesting Céline Sallette whose professional sangfroid cracks in the wake of an employee’s suicide. The unfussy script steers clear of simple condemnation, sharply outlining both the rock and the hard place between which Emilie — like many a career woman in her position — finds herself, and the differing ways in which society perceives business-minded ruthlessness in men and women.

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Film shown in French with English subtitles.
Free for members, $5 for non-members. Pay at the Door.

Août

09

Book Club Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Book Club

1:00pm-3:00pm

Advanced Book-Club: De la part de la princesse morte de Kenizé Mourad

A limited number of books available at the AFNO front desk ($12 for members/ $15 for non-members).

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Septembre

07

Cine Club at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Ciné Club

La vie de château

7:00pm

France - Comedy, 2017
In the vibrant African neighborhood of Château d’Eau in Paris, Charles is the smoothest of all the hustlers. His job: to fill the districts numerous hair salons with customers. Château is based on the real life practice that anyone familiar with Château d’Eau Métro station knows: the touting for business by groups of men who hang around the exit, hoping to bring customers to one of the area's many Afro-Caribbean hair salons. There are dodgy deals and inter-gang rivalries galore, but the film always retains a sweetness and charm. Winningly played by the largely unknown cast, Château is a small, yet very satisfying film which provides a nice snapshot of one of Paris' less-celebrated arrondissements (10th).

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Film shown in French with English subtitles.
Free for members, $5 for non-members. Pay at the Door.

Septembre

13

Book Club Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Book Club

1:00pm-3:00pm

Advanced Book-Club: En attendant Bojangles de Olivier Bourdeault

A limited number of books available at the AFNO front desk ($12 for members/ $15 for non-members).

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Octobre

11

Fall French Classes at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Book Club

1:00pm-3:00pm

Advanced Book-Club: Villa Taylor de Michel Canesi et Jamil Rahmani

A limited number of books available at the AFNO front desk ($12 for members/ $15 for non-members).

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Octobre

24

Fall French Classes at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Speak Easy

6:00pm-8:00pm

All Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 23rd at 5pm or when full.
This event is for 21+ only.
Want to improve your French and/or English with native speakers? Or meet and network with new people while helping them practicing your own language? Speak Easy—a friendly “speed-dating” style language exchange evening at Oak is totalement ce qu’il vous faut! You’ll chat with various conversation partners (all levels in French) for 7 minutes each in French, followed by 7 minutes in English.
$15 for members, $20 for public

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Novembre

08

Fall French Classes at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Book Club

1:00pm-3:00pm

Advanced Book-Club: Chanson douce de Leïla Slimani

A limited number of books available at the AFNO front desk ($12 for members/ $15 for non-members).

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Library and Resources

LIBRARY HOURS:

Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm. Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

Immerse yourself in French with books and DVDs. One of the largest French collections in New Orleans, we are open to the public, though borrowing privileges are for AF members only. We add titles monthly, and feature Adult, Learner’s, and Children’s sections.

LOAN GUIDELINES

DVDs: Borrow up to 3 DVDs for 2 weeks. BOOKS: Borrow up to 4 books for one month. Returns: Return items to the front desk or through the door slot after hours. Please remember to return; we need your help to keep our stock intact! Bring to Front Desk for checkout (or ask staff for assistance). We use a simple write in/out system.

BROWSE OUR CATALOGUE:

Library Catalogue Alliance Francaise New Orleans Culturetheque Alliance Francaise

CULTURETHÈQUE ONLINE LIBRARY

A collaborative website by Institut Français & Fondation Alliance Française aux Etats-Unis: Browse online magazines, ebooks, newspapers, films, comics, podcasts, music, children’s content, and language learning resources for all levels and ages: Visit culturetheque.com

1) Click here to register

2) Then contact us afno@af-neworleans.org to activate your account. You can begin with temporary access, but you must be confirmed to continue use of the site. Not a member? Join HERE

SECOND-HAND FRENCH BOOKS FOR SALE & DONATIONS

Come by the Alliance and shop second-hand! We have used books and kids’ items for any donation amount. All donations are used to buy new titles. We accept French Fiction and DVDs in good condition on a limited basis. No VHS, CD’s or History titles. Contact us before dropping off. Merci.

What will you discover with AFNO?

"In 2014 I started taking French classes at AFNO to prepare for a trip to France to meet the French side of my husband's family.

Thanks to the Alliance, I've now lost my fear of learning a foreign language."

Scherri - 3rd year French student

"My overall experience at AFNO has been wonderful.

The classes are unique in that they are taught by native speakers who share a great deal about French culture."

Cathy - 2nd year French student