Events

at the AFNO

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

Upcoming Events

Novembre

02

Cine Club at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Ciné Club

Les grands esprits

7:00pm

France - Dramatic Comedy, 2017
François Foucault, veteran professor of French literature at the prestigious Henri IV institute, ends up accepting a position at a public school in the outskirts of Paris in a troubled area. A bit pedantic and prejudiced, François must adapt to a new social reality in which culture and the desire for knowledge are not the priority of his students.

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

Novembre

04

Fall French Classes at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Meet & Greet: Nathan Rabalais

4:00pm

Free Admission

Join us for a presentation by native Louisianan, Nathan Rabalais, of his book of original French poetry, Le Hantage: un ouvrage de souvenance, which deals with the cyclical process of working through memories. Presentation will be followed by an open mic poetry reading open to all.

Come enjoy this fun, unique event celebrating the end of the American Council for Quebec Studies 2018 Biennial Conference in New Orleans with music, wine, and great poetry!

Location: AFNO 1519 Jackson Ave. New Orleans, LA

Novembre

07

Fall French Classes at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Murder Mystery Party

7:30pm

Tickets $5

Come practice your French during a Murder Mystery Party at the AFNO in partnership with French Week at Tulane University. The game will be in French, but there will be ways to participate even if you are an absolute beginner to French. Don’t be afraid to come out!

Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded to those who correctly identify the murderer.

For Tulane Students:

You may use the street car to go to the Alliance Française, but you are also welcome to use the Tulane Shuttles and stop at the Papillon Apartments, which are a block or so away from the Alliance française. Click here for more information on shuttle schedules.

Location: AFNO 1519 Jackson Ave. New Orleans, LA

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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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Decembre

07

Cine Club at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Ciné Club

Numéro Une

7:00pm

France - Drama/Comedy, 2017
A high-level executive is asked if she'd like to be the first female CEO in a water company, ruled by the government. But she'll not be the only one running for the job. She'll face some hard and dirty competition.

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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