Karlsruhe: Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft
Veranstaltungen in der Amerikanischen Bibliothek
Please sign up for our events by phone 0721-7 27 52 or directly at the American Library.
Are you from a bilingual family? Have you been living abroad and want to keep up your English? Have you moved to Karlsruhe and would like to meet other English speaking kids? Are you learning English and would like to practise it a bit more? Then call ahead and join us for our fun storytimes:
Storytime in English
Children ages 3 - 5 years are invited to our Storytime in English every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 4 pm.
Please call ahead and reserve a place (0721-72752)!
Stories for Kids ages 6 and up!
Join Claire ans Julia twice a month on Fridays at 4 pm! We meet and read stories in English together. Usually we do a craft, game or other fun activity afterwards. Please find the next dates below and if you would like to come, please call ahead and reserve a place!
LitNight in English!
Join us every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 19.30 - 21.00 at the American Library for reading and discussing literature in English. For more information call the American Library or simply stop by.
Poems in English read and discussed.
Every 4th Tuesday of the month from 19.30 - 21.00 at the American Library. For more information call Tom (0721-3540477) or the American Library or simply stop by!
Calling all cineastes: Join us every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 19.30 for Movie Talk at the American Library in Karlsruhe! Watch and discuss classics, should-be classics and films you might have missed. Each featured flick comes from the librarys own collection and will be shown in the original language (with English subtitles). Free of charge - donations cheerfully accepted. Further information and the films titles (which we are not allowed to publish on the internet) at the American Library.
Starting in September 2016 you can see Malcolm Brook's wonderful kinetic sculpture "An American Celebration" in the American Library. We thank the artist for generously loaning his work to help celebrate the library's 20th anniversary.
Wednesday, 14. September 2016 at 19:30
Billy Wilder’s screwball Cold War comedy about an American executive in Berlin trying to sell Coca-Cola to the Eastern Bloc…
Directed by Billy Wilder, 1961; FSK: ab 6
Stories for Kids ages 6 and up
Friday, 30. September 2016 at 16.00
There was once a cow who was always miserable, and a lamb who was always trying to cheer her up. But she was impossible to cheer up…or maybe not?! Sign up for our English language storytime and find out! After the story we’ll make a miserable craft or activity (haha :-).
Creative Writing Workshop
Saturday, 15. October 2016 from 10.30 to 12.30
To promote the English-language short story competition “Strasbourg Write a Story 2017”, Hal D’Arpini will lead a creative writing workshop at the American Library. Hal, who grew up in the U.S., currently works as an English teacher in the Strasbourg area and leads creative writing workshops and a creative writing group. The session will engage participants in writing exercises and will draw from Ursula Le Guin’s work on creative writing. By the end, hopefully a few will feel enthusiastic enough to enter the competition, but this is not obligatory. For more information see www.sxb-write-a-story.org.
Please sign up in advance since the number of participants is limited!
Slam-Poetry Meisterstücke live – die Poetry-Slam-Fibel mit Bas Böttcher
Donnerstag, 20. Oktober 2016 um 19.30 Uhr
Bas Böttcher, einer der ersten Poetry-Slammer in Deutschland und Verfasser der “Poetry-Slam-Fibel” ist mit einem slam-poetischen Rundumschlag in der Amerikanischen Bibliothek zu Gast.
Bas Böttcher präsentiert eigene zum Teil preisgekrönte Poetry-Slam-Stücke und liest weitere Stücke aus der Poetry-Slam-Fibel vor.
Daneben gibt es Wissenswertes über die Entstehung des Phänomens Poetry-Slam, das ursprünglich in den USA entstand. Eintritt frei, Spenden sehr willkommen!
Hogwarts Library Halloween Night
Friday, 28. October 2016 from 19 to 22
Hogwarts students ages 9 and up are invited to our Halloween Night. The brave participants will have to excel in ghostly games and creepy crafts and will be able to achieve their First OWL (Ordinary Wizarding Level) Certificate. The school cafeteria will provide some yucky refreshments. All Hogwarts students should wear an appropriate costume, but please refrain from bringing your owls. Tuition will be 2 Muggel Euros. Please call the library two weeks in advance to reserve a place. The lessons will be held in English and German.