Events

at the AFNO

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

Upcoming Events

Janvier

19

Fete vos voeux at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Fête Vos Voeux

12:30pm

Join us for Fête Vos Vœux to celebrate the arrival of 2019 with our teachers, members and students! There will be music, drinks, Galettes des Rois, and more from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm on January 19th. All are welcome! This event is free however, we encourage you to bring your favorite king cake, snack, or drink to share!

Location: AFNO, 1519 Jackson Ave.

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Févier

01

Cine Club at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Ciné Club

Wine Calling (Le vin se lève)

7:00pm

France - Documentary, 2018
Recently the world of wine has been in full effervescence, shaken by a counter culture as strong as the rock scene was in its time. All around the world, joyous rebels have invaded the vineyards to create the wine they love : a natural wine free of codes and norms.

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

Février

14

 French Book Club at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Book Club

1:00pm-3:00pm

Advanced Book-Club: Une Vie de Maupassant

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

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Février

20

Fall French Classes at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Speak Easy

6:00pm-8:00pm

All Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Registration deadline: Tuesday, February 19th at 4pm 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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Mars

14

 French Book Club at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Book Club

1:00pm-3:00pm

Advanced Book-Club: Verre cassé de Alain Mabanckou

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

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Avril

05

Cine Club at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Ciné Club

Les neiges du Kilimandjaro

7:00pm

France - Drama, 2011
A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.

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

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