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Mon. Feb. 11 - 1:30pm 

Cos Cob Library



Tuesday February 12

French Immersion Play-School Starts! 



Thurs. Feb. 14 - 1pm

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Wednesday, February 6 
1:30 pm 

Club de Lecture 


9 juillet 1961.

D�s le lever du jour, il fait d�j� une chaleur � crever. Albert est ouvrier chez Michelin. Suzanne coud ses robes elle-m�me. Gilles, leur cadet, se passionne pour un roman de Balzac. Ce jour-l�, la t�l�vision fait son entr�e dans la famille Chassaing. Tous attendent de voir Henri, le fils a�n�, dans le reportage sur la guerre d'Alg�rie diffus� le soir m�me. Pour Albert, c'est le monde qui bascule.

Saura-t-il y trouver sa place?

R�flexion sur la modernit� et le passage � la soci�t� de consommation, En vieillissant les hommes pleurent jette un regard saisissant sur les ann�es 1960, th��tre intime et silencieux d'un des plus grands bouleversements du si�cle dernier.

Ce livre, publi� en France en 2012, a re�u le Grand Prix RTL et de nombreuses critiques �logieuses.


"Le roman de Jean-Luc Seigle est une trag�die murmur�e, l'histoire d'une fin annonc�e, d'un heritage impossible. Un hymne � la vie qui porte les couleurs du d�sespoir" - L'Express


At the 
Byram Shubert Library
Thursday, February 7  
12:30 pm 

La Table Fran�aise 

Aromatic Seasonal Salad


Hot Arlequin Soup


Comt� Cheese Souffl�


or Shrimp & Vegetables Greek Style.



Saut�ed Arctic Char


Assorted Seafood & Fresh Tagliatelle


Short Ribs au Poivre


or Braised Leg of Duck.



All Chocolate Napol�on "� la minute"


Bartlett Pear Clafoutis Cake
& Vanilla Ice Cream

Nougatine of Mixed Nuts
& Mocha Scented Cr�me Br�l�e


or Selection of Sorbets & Ice Creams.





530 Milton Road 

Rye, NY10580 

Thursday, February 7  
5:00 pm 

Proust Group 

In this month's reading, the narrator and a group of adolescent girls go through experiences that would shape their life, but the narrator also shows his mistrust of aimless friendships and idle conversation. Following is an excerpt:

"People who enjoy an artistic capacity are also under an obligation to live for themselves. And friendship is a dispensation from this duty, an abdication of self. Even conversation, which is the mode of expression of friendship, is a superficial digression which gives us no new acquisition. We may talk for a lifetime without doing more than indefinitely repeat the vacuity of a minute, whereas the march of thought in the solitary travail of artistic creation proceeds downwards, into the depths, in the only direction that is not closed to us, along which we are free to advance - though with more effort, it is true - towards a goal of truth." 
Byram Shubert Library 
21 Mead Avenue 
Greenwich, CT 
Friday, February 7
9:30 am - 12pm

Caf Franco-Amricain

French Immersion Summer Camp
Registration Starts Today!


Including several French movies by masters such as Fran�ois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol & Bertrand Tavernier!


Shoot the Piano Player (1960) trailer with subtitles
Shoot the Piano Player  
La Ceremonie
La Ceremonie











Made in U.S.A.
COUP DE TORCHON -  Trailer ( 1981 )
Coup de torchon








 Churned out quick and cheap on the coarse paper from which its name derives, pulp fiction was made for the movies. Filmmakers discovered a vulgar poetry in the damaged vixens, trigger-happy antiheroes, and unpredictable psychopaths in magazine serials and dime novels from the first half of the 20th century, and bringing them to twisted life on film redefined crime drama around the world. Walk down these mean streets with us for this celebration of 19 sensational pulp stories that blasted their way to the screen.




In Partnership with Connecticut Film Festival

In partnership with the Connecticut Film Festival and Some Things Fishy Catering, the Bruce Museum will host Movie Nights in February and March.  


Nominated for 5 Oscars
Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Foreign Film 
Still playing at the Avon!


Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has an attack. The couple's bond of love is severely tested. -- (C) Official Site

Directed by Michael Haneke - France/Germany/Austria  

With Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant   

PG13 | 127 minutes | In French with English subtitles


Palme d'Or Winner - Cannes 2012


"A masterpiece about life, death, and everything in between."  

- Manohla Dargis, New York Times

"An emotional tale of enduring love.
The L.A. Film Critics Association thinks it's the best picture of the year. And so do I"

- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Save the Date for February 21: The Big Picture, with Romain Duris & Catherine Deneuve. A Focus on French Cinema kick-off event at the Avon... More details soon!