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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 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 and 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!

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.

Discover English Literature from Around the World!

In celebra­tion of its twentieth anniver­sary 2016 the Ameri­can ­Li­brary welcomes you to discover English languages and li­te­ra­tu­res frim all over the world. From November 2016 through No­vem­ber 2017 we will feature a different geogra­phi­cal and lin­gui­stic area for one month, wether in our regular activi­ties (­Sto­ry­ti­mes, LitNights, Poetry Please!, Movie­Talks), in our book ­dis­plays, or in special afternoon or evening events.
Join us for our world tour of islands, countries and contin­ent­s where English is spoken and literature is written in English!




Discover English Literature from Around the World!: UK month

Stories for Kids ages 6 and up

My Name is Bob                                

Friday, November 24th at 16.00  

Have you heard the moving story about the street cat named Bob in London? Bob and James, the street musician, are the best of friends; everywhere James goes, Bob the street cat goes with him. But what happened to Bob before he found James? This is the story of Bob in the early days, when his life is turned upside down and he goes in search of a new home and someone to love him... Come and hear about this lovely cat before making your own origami cat bookmark to keep.


Christmas Carol Sing-Along!

Friday, December 1st at 18.30

Get in the mood for Advent and Christmas at the American Library! Together we’ll sing Christmas Carols, decorate the library’s Christmas tree, hear Christmas stories and poems, do a little quiz, sit together and munch Christmas cookies and have 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 so that we know how many to expect.


Stories for Kids ages 6 and up

Christmas Storytime

Friday, December 8th at 16.00

Join us for our last storytime in 2017! Cozy up in the library with some yummy cookies and hot tea, listen to a magical Christmas story and make a cool craft afterwards. Please call ahead and reserve a place.



Wednesday, December 13th at 19.30

A desperate young man on the verge of suicide is rescued by an angel who shows him what a difference his life has made to his loved ones and entire community. One of the most beloved American films, tradi­tio­nally viewed during the Christmas season around the world. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Henry Travers. Directed by Frank Capra, 1946; FSK: ab 6)


Spelling Bee Registration is open

Regis­tra­tion is now open for the 7th American Library Spelling Bee!
Stop by the library or look on our home page for words lists, regis­tra­tion forms etc. The contest is open to those born after July 27th, 2001 who know or are learning English. It's fun!

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