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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 Teenager


We are offering a new group for teens (=everyone who is a teenager and not in elementary school anymore). We meet once a month on a Friday, from 16.15 - 17.15 to:
- share book/DVD/­com­pu­ter ­game tips
- try out science experi­ments
- do fun crafts
-do other stuff we still have to determine (we want YOUR i­deas!)
The next dates for Teentime are listed below - please call ahead and reserve a place so that we know how many of you to expect

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

The Last Tree in the City

Friday, February 22nd at 16.15

At the end of Edward`s street stood the last tree of the city. Edward loved going there, sitting in the tree`s branches, reading... Find out what happened to Edward´s tree and after the story have fun with a flowerpot and planting craft. Please call ahead and reserve a place!



Friday, February 22nd at 16.15 

This month in TeenTime we are focusing on the environ­ment and will hear of the Lorax who spoke for the trees and warned the Once-ler of the dangers of radically changing the environ­ment. Sadly, the Once-ler does not heed the Lorax`s advice but lives to tell us "unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot...". And to show that we care a lot, we will plant something we can watch grow.
Please call ahead and reserve a place!



Wednesday, March 13th at 19.30

Clint Eastwood starring as a bitter, elderly Korean War veteran who lives alone with his memories, his dog and his most prized possession: a vintage Gran Torino.
Directed by Clint Eastwood, 2008, 130 min., FSK: ab 12.


Book & Bake Sale

Saturday, March 30th from 10.00-14.00

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.