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BookClub5During our annual general meeting of 2008, the committee and a few members agreed on the usefulness of creating a French reading group.

Since then we have acquired approximately 360 books, with 22 members spread over 3 reading groups covering the areas between Casino, Lismore, Fernleigh and Byron Bay.

Below you will find our constantly growing list of books. The books are of recent publications and have been selected for the quality of the writing and the interest of the contents. Many have received an award.

Each group organises itself independently. They decide the place and the time they meet: some every 6 weeks, others every month.

To be a member of the reading group, you must first become a member of the Alliance Française. The annual subscription is $20 ($25 for a couple/family) per year for the Alliance and $40 for the reading group.

It is possible to be a member of the reading group without belonging to a group in particular. However, from our past experiences we highly recommend that to be part of one of these groups is a precious opportunity to practise the French language and share friendly moments.

For any further information please call Michele Valterio (0400 394 221)


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Upcoming Events

👩‍🎓 Monday 8th April: Term 1 French classes conclude this week.

🚐 📚 Thursday 18th April (2pm to 5pm): Le Van du Livre at the Ballina Community Garden on Swift Street.

🤔 Saturday 20th April (10.00am): French Scrabble at Cherry Street Sports Club at 68 Cherry Street, Ballina.  For further information, email Patricia

🤔 Saturday 4th May (10.00am): French Scrabble at Cherry Street Sports Club at 68 Cherry Street, Ballina.  For further information, email Patricia

👩‍🎓 Monday 6th May: Term 2 French classes commence this week.

🎞️  Wednesday 8th May (3.30pm): Café du Coin at Lismore's Starcourt Theatre.  Watch Anatomy of a Fall, followed by a chat and nibbles in the cinema's Gatsby Bar.  Buy your own drinks (nibbles provided by AFCDN - gold coin donation, please).

🎶 Saturday 22nd June (11.00am): Fête de la Musique at the Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic, and your choice of drinks, chairs, rug and enjoy music played in the eucalypt forest.  Guided walk in French at 11 am; picnic at 12pm. Teas and coffee provided.

🎞️  12th to 14th July: Mini French Film Festival at Lismore's Starcourt Theatre.  Details to follow.