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Discover our new arrivals and some recommendations from our librarians.



New Acquisitions for Adults


À la ligne : Feuillets d'usine
Joseph Ponthus

In this novel written in verses, Joseph Ponthus chronicled his everyday life working in fish canneries and slaughterhouses. He was considered a major emerging French writer.


Les Grands Mythes (Season 1)
S. Bergère (dir.) and F. Busnel

If you are interested in Ancient Greece and its mythology, this documentary series is for you! Revisit the epic and tragic stories and their many characters, Gods and Heroes.


Somnolences
Pei-Hsiu Chen

In this award-winning comic book translated into French, young Taiwanese artist Chen Pei-Hsiu tells the everyday life stories of ten women in present-day Taipei, using pencil and charcoal.


La Puissance des femmes

Why do philosophy classes usually feature so few women? This book is an alternative history of philosophy, featuring thinkers whose works were neglected and even forgotten.


New Acquisitions for Kids & Teens


T’choupi dans la nuit

Thierry Courtin

Learn new words with T'choupi and his grandfather as they spend the evening on the beach, looking at the stars, and listening to the owl. 


Ariol
(comic book)

Emmanuel Guibert & Marc Boutavant

Ariol is a blue donkey who lives with his parents and goes to school. His best friend are Ramono, a piglet, and Pétula, a little cow.


C’est pas sorcier (DVDs)

Board the truck alongside Fred, Jamy, and Sabine, and discover topics such as how the weather works, ancient civilisations, the origin of stones, and the life of plants!


Les Coups de coeur Monthly Picks



Nuit étoilée

A lonely little girl feels estranged from her parents, both busy with work. One day, she meets a boy who is very shy too. Together, they decide to leave the city, in order to spot the stars at night... This is the latest work by renowned Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao. Its beautiful artwork (with references to Magritte and Van Gogh), poetic storyline, and subtle feelings make it suitable for all publics and ages.


La lettre du Père Noël

This is Christmas Eve, and the forest is covered with a thick layer of snow. Postman mouse has many letters to deliver to the other animals. But because he is in such a hurry, he slips and drops all the letters in the snow… One of them is so smudged that he cannot tell whom it is for. Fortunately, the other animals help postman mouse decipher who Santa Claus is writing to! A beautiful and delicate Christmas tale by Japanese authors Yukiko Tanno and Mako Taruishi, which has been a classic in France.



Chroniques d'une station-service

In Alexandre Labruffe's first novel, he imagines the everyday life and thoughts of the sole employee of a gas station in the East side of Paris. Waiting for customers, the character contemplates his own position and (ir)relevance within globalization’s networks and flows. Meaningless events, absurd yet realistic situations, and fragments of overheard conversations follow one another in a series of non-sense micro-chapters.


L'auberge espagnole

Xavier (Romain Duris) is a French student who has dreams about becoming a writer. When he goes to Barcelona as an Erasmus student, he shares a flat with roommates from different European countries. Together, they cope with cultural differences and misunderstandings, love, and life-changing choices. Directed by Cédric Klapisch, L’Auberge espagnole is a joyful coming-of-age movie about student life, as well as a reflection on the European identity(-ies).


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