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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

My Grand­fa­ther's Coat
Friday, June 29th at 16.15

When a man emigrates to America at the start of the 20th century with little to his name, he takes up being a tailor. To celebrate his new life, the man makes himself a coat, which he wears for as long as he can until it comes apart. So not wanting to be wasteful, he makes it into a jacket and wears it until it comes apart then he makes it into …

Come to Stories for Kids to find out just how many things the man can make out of just one coat. Please call ahead and reserve a place!


Stories for Kids ages 6 and up

The Three Questions
Friday, July 6th at 16.15

“When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do?” Young Nikolai seeks counsel from the wise turtle Leo, who lives in the mountains…

If you are curious what the answers are, sign up for our Stories for Kids in English. After the story we’ll make a special craft.



Monty Python Special!

Wednesday, July 11th at 19.30

A young boy is acciden­tally abducted by a band of thieving dwarves as they travel through space and time, always on the lookout for loot and attempting to escape the hot pursuit of their overlord, the Supreme Being. In short: merry, Monty-Pytho­nes­que madness.

Starring John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duval and Craig Warneck, directed by Terry Gilliam, 1981; ab 6.




Saturday, July 14th from 10.00-12.00

Join our reader and greatest Lego fan ever, Steve Leo, for an amazing Lego Mindstorms morning. Build a little robot or another cool contrap­tion that can be programmed to move, walk, fly…

Lego tool kits that you can use will be provided, please sign up so that we know how many Lego maniacs to expect!

For kids and adults of all ages – admission free!


Stories for Kids ages 6 and up

Five-Minute Whodunnits
Friday, July 20th at 16.15

Come listen to one of the Whodunnit crime stories about the great detective Thomas Stanwick who always seems to know who did it after just hearing about a crime, looking at the scene, and inter­view­ing the witnesses. All in under 5 minutes. Let’s see if you are just as clever and quick at solving the crime.