Events

at the AFNO

Learn, have fun, meet new people, speak French, with events at the AFNO.

Upcoming Events

Octobre

05

Cine Club at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Ciné Club

Seuls

7:00pm

France - Sci-Fi/Adventure/Thriller, 2016
Leïla, 16, wakes up late, just like every morning. Except that today, there is no one to press the issue. Where are her parents? She takes her bike and goes through her empty neighborhood. Everyone is gone. Thinking she was the only survivor of an unexplained catastrophe, she ends up crossing four other young people: Dodji, Yvan, Camille and Terry. Together, they will try to understand what has happened and learn to survive in their hostile world ... But are they really alone?

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Film shown in French with English subtitles.
Free for members, $5 for non-members. Pay at the Door.

Octobre

11

Fall French Classes at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Book Club

1:00pm-3:00pm

Advanced Book-Club: Villa Taylor de Michel Canesi et Jamil Rahmani

A limited number of books available at the AFNO front desk ($12 for members/ $15 for non-members).

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Octobre

24

Fall French Classes at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Speak Easy

6:00pm-8:00pm

All Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 23rd at 5pm or when full.
This event is for 21+ only.
Want to improve your French and/or English with native speakers? Or meet and network with new people while helping them practicing your own language? Speak Easy—a friendly “speed-dating” style language exchange evening at Oak is totalement ce qu’il vous faut! You’ll chat with various conversation partners (all levels in French) for 7 minutes each in French, followed by 7 minutes in English.
$15 for members, $20 for public

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Novembre

02

Cine Club at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Ciné Club

Les grands esprits

7:00pm

France - Dramatic Comedy, 2017
François Foucault, veteran professor of French literature at the prestigious Henri IV institute, ends up accepting a position at a public school in the outskirts of Paris in a troubled area. A bit pedantic and prejudiced, François must adapt to a new social reality in which culture and the desire for knowledge are not the priority of his students.

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Film shown in French with English subtitles.
Free for members, $5 for non-members. Pay at the Door.

Novembre

08

Fall French Classes at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Book Club

1:00pm-3:00pm

Advanced Book-Club: Chanson douce de Leïla Slimani

A limited number of books available at the AFNO front desk ($12 for members/ $15 for non-members).

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Decembre

07

Cine Club at the Alliance Francaise New Orleans

Ciné Club

Numéro Une

7:00pm

France - Drama/Comedy, 2017
A high-level executive is asked if she'd like to be the first female CEO in a water company, ruled by the government. But she'll not be the only one running for the job. She'll face some hard and dirty competition.

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Film shown in French with English subtitles.
Free for members, $5 for non-members. Pay at the Door.

Library and Resources

LIBRARY HOURS:

Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 6 pm. Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

Immerse yourself in French with books and DVDs. One of the largest French collections in New Orleans, we are open to the public, though borrowing privileges are for AF members only. We add titles monthly, and feature Adult, Learner’s, and Children’s sections.

LOAN GUIDELINES

DVDs: Borrow up to 3 DVDs for 2 weeks. BOOKS: Borrow up to 4 books for one month. Returns: Return items to the front desk or through the door slot after hours. Please remember to return; we need your help to keep our stock intact! Bring to Front Desk for checkout (or ask staff for assistance). We use a simple write in/out system.

BROWSE OUR CATALOGUE:

Library Catalogue Alliance Francaise New Orleans Culturetheque Alliance Francaise

CULTURETHÈQUE ONLINE LIBRARY

A collaborative website by Institut Français & Fondation Alliance Française aux Etats-Unis: Browse online magazines, ebooks, newspapers, films, comics, podcasts, music, children’s content, and language learning resources for all levels and ages: Visit culturetheque.com

1) Click here to register

2) Then contact us afno@af-neworleans.org to activate your account. You can begin with temporary access, but you must be confirmed to continue use of the site. Not a member? Join HERE

SECOND-HAND FRENCH BOOKS FOR SALE & DONATIONS

Come by the Alliance and shop second-hand! We have used books and kids’ items for any donation amount. All donations are used to buy new titles. We accept French Fiction and DVDs in good condition on a limited basis. No VHS, CD’s or History titles. Contact us before dropping off. Merci.

What will you discover with AFNO?

"In 2014 I started taking French classes at AFNO to prepare for a trip to France to meet the French side of my husband's family.

Thanks to the Alliance, I've now lost my fear of learning a foreign language."

Scherri - 3rd year French student

"My overall experience at AFNO has been wonderful.

The classes are unique in that they are taught by native speakers who share a great deal about French culture."

Cathy - 2nd year French student