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American Library Events


Children ages 3-5 years are invited to our Storytime in English every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 16.00.

Next Events:
November 13rd and 27th, December 11st



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.

Next Events:
November 19th, December 3rd and 17th


Poetry Please!

Poems in English read and discussed. Every 4th Tuesday of the month from 19.30-21.00. For more infor­ma­tion call Tom (0721/3540477) or the American Library or simply stop by!

Next Events: November 26th


Stories for Kids ages 6 and up


Friday, November 15th at 16.15

Sylvia is an amazing swimmer. She also strong, and very determined. But only Luka knows that she is also a mermaid! As the two become friends , they set off on a magical journey they will never forget. Join us for our underwater storytime with an underwater craft after­wards!
Please call ahead and reserve a place!



Friday, November 15th at 16.15 

Wear something that can get dirty or even ruined and join Heather in making something out of old books.
Please call ahead and reserve a place!


Book & Bake Sale + Apollo 12 Anniversary Fest

Saturday, November 16th from 10.00-14.00

Book & Bake Sale
Shop till you drop at our book sale! Old books that have been discarded from the library as well as nearly new ones from donations are for sale at specta­cu­lar prices. Before you drop, have a nice cup of coffee and some delicious cakes and cookies provided by the Friends of the American Library Karlsruhe e.V.
Feeling refreshed, check out our:

Apollo 12 Anniver­sary Fest
Everybody knows who were the first and second humans to walk on the moon, but do you know who the third and fouth moonwal­kers were? In fact, they were NASA astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean, Commander and Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 12, who landed on the moon on November 19, 1969, while their crewmate richard Gordon remained in the Command Service Module. Join us to celebrate Apollo 12 and build paper models of American, Soviet/Rus­sian, and European space­craft!


Christmas Carol Singing

Friday, November 29th at 18.30

Get in the mood for Advent and Christmas at the American Library! Together we`ll sing Christmas Carol, decorate the library`s Christmas tree, hear Christmas stories and poems, do a little quiz, munch Christmas cookies and drink some Glühwein or Punch. For big and small people and everybody in between. Admission free, donations and cookies cheerfully accepted! If you have Christmas ornaments for the library`s tree please bring them along.
Please call ahead - sign-up starts beginning of November!



Wednesday, December 11th at 19.30
Calling all cineastes: Watch and discuss classics, should-be classics and films you might have missed. Each featured flick comes from the library`s own collection and will be shown in the original language. 
A young man becomes shipwrecked on a passage from India to Canada and finds himself uneasily sharing a lifeboat with animal survivors, including a magni­fi­cent Bengal tiger. Visually stunning film adaption of a novel written by Yann Martel. A story of hope, wisdom, anguish and humor. Awarded four Oscars. Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussai and Tabu.

Directed by ang Lee, 2012; 127 minutes; FSK: ab 12


American Library Photo Challenge

"Where to read?"

We`d love to find out where you, our readers, actually read the books and other media you check out from the American Library! In a hammock? In a tree house? With your cat on the lap? Take a picture of yourself in your most beloved or unusual reading position, email the picture to the library (Photo­Con­test@a­me­ri­can-library.de) and win a gift certi­fi­cate from a local bookstore. We look forward to your creative ideas! The most unusual submis­si­ons (chosen by a jury of library volunteers and libra­rians) will be shown in a special exhibit in 2020.

Please be sure to send in your picture for the Photo Challenge by December 31st, 2019.