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Veranstaltungen in der Amerikanischen Bibliothek

Please sign up for our events by phone 0721-7 27 52 or directly at the American Library.

Regular Events

for Kids

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 practice 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 and Julia twice a month on Fridays at 4.15 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!

for Adults

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.

Poetry Plea­se!

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!

Movie Talk

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.



Stories for Kids ages 6 and up

Aesop’s Funky Fables
Friday, March 9th at 16.15

So you’ve heard of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”, “The Tortoise and the Hare”, and “The Wolf and the Stork”? But do you know the “The Bat, the Bramble and the Cormo­rant”? Probably not. Come and find out about this lesser known Aesop’s fable and see if you can work out what it’s all about before joining in with our fun craft.


Book & Bake Sale

Saturday, March 10th from 10.00-14.00

New books from donations as well as old ones that have been discarded from the library are available at our book sale! Shop till you drop and make sure to have a nice cup of coffee at our bake sale and savor some of the yummy cakes and cookies provided by the Friends of the American Library Karlsruhe e.V. All proceeds will be used to buy new media for the American Library!


“How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps…” - an Evening with Tony Maude

Tuesday, March 13th at 19.30

Tony Maude is a composer, poet and singer who spends much time travelling the earthly roads of Ireland, Britain and mainland Europe but also the unearthly roads of imagi­na­tion... accom­pa­nied by Yeats, Shake­s­peare, Kipling, Lorca, R.L. Stevenson and many others. Like a troubadour, he combines great literature with sensitive guitar work – sometimes he brings his ukulele, too! – mesme­ri­zing the audience with his wonderful voice. Words that are centuries old come to life in his perfor­mance. Tony Maude has been in theatres, univer­si­ties, schools and even prisons, bringing Shake­s­peare and other voices from the past into our present, providing an escape for us into a peaceful and gentle evening of poetry and song.

"Many, many original ideas...more poetic can music not be." (West­deut­sche Zeitung)

Admission: €4,- Tickets for sale at the American Library starting February 6th.



Wednesday, March 14th at 19.30

Highly acclaimed and contro­ver­sial documen­tary film on the presidency of George W. Bush that was awarded with the Palme d’Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. (Directed by Michael Moore, FSK: ab 12)

For more infor­ma­tion or to find out the film title which for legal reasons we are not allowed to publish on the internet, please call the American Library.


Spelling Bee Final

Saturday, March 17th at 14.00

Join us for a thrilling final and watch the brave parti­ci­pants spell their way to success! For more infor­ma­tion see the events in January above or go to the internet: www.american-library.de and then just click on the bee.


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Stories for Kids ages 6 and up

Easter Storytime
Friday, March 23rd at 16.15

Join us for our Easter storytime! Listen to a fun Easter story and go for a tricky Easter egg hunt in the library – or outside, weather permitting. Please call ahead and reserve a place!