Bordeaux-USA provides to residents of Gironde the opportunity to share Franco-American friendship, culture and ideas through English-speaking events and our Library in the heart of Bordeaux.
We can try for FREE to take part to one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).


Thursday 22nd: live guitar concert

We are happy to welcome another of the students at le Centre de Californie this semester, Adam Charron, who is also a musician, join us as he treats us to an evening of musical delights.

Thursday, March 22nd: Book Club - God's Little Acre by E. Cadwell

Ty Walden is a widower who owns a small farm in Georgia, just across the border from South Carolina. His daughter, Rosamund, is married to Will Thompson, a worker in a cotton textile mill. Another daughter, whom everyone in the novel refers to as Darling Jill, is unmarried. His son, Buck Walden, is married to the beautiful Griselda. Buck and Griselda live on the farm with Ty Ty, and along with Ty Ty's other (unmarried) son, Shaw.

Ty Ty is obsessed with finding gold on his land. Ty Ty, Buck, and Shaw spend their entire time digging holes on the farm. Ty Ty has promised to donate any profits generated by a 1-acre (4,000 m2) parcel of the farm to the church, but is terrified that gold will be found on "God's acre".

The novel's sexual themes were so controversial that the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice asked a New York state court to censor it. The novel was made into a film of the same name in 1958. Though controversial, the novel became an international best seller with over 10 million copies sold. God's Little Acre is Caldwell's most popular novel, though his reputation is often tied to Tobacco Road (novel) which was listed in the Modern Library 100 Best Novels.

Thursday 15th: A Passion for English Books

Juline Druillole will join us to tell us about Working as a Bookseller at Bradley's Bookshop
She will share some background information on herself, then explain how the bookshop functions.
She'll also talk about her selection process which is based on market demand and her personal tastes.

Julie studied British and American literature and civilization at Université Bordeaux Montaigne and has a Maîtrise (Bac + 4) She wrote a thesis on arts museums in the U.S. using the example of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, based in NYC. Julie worked briefly as a Middle School English Teacher in 2004, but decided she needed to do something else with her life.

Her 'something else' has been working at Bradley's Bookshop since 2005.

Stand-up Comedy from California

We are happy to welcome one of the students at le Centre de Californie this semester, Xinkaï Zhou, who is a budding Stand-up Comedian.

Join us to see how humor translates...or not. We'll have some fun and a few laughs either way!

March, Thursday 1st: Potluck

It's time for our traditional-first-Thursday-of-the-month Potluck Dinner!

Please bring one or more of your favorite 'salé ou sucré' dishes and some drinks to share!

BDX-USA March Movie Selection

Dear all,

here is the selection of movies of the month. They are on display in the foyer of BDX-USA.

BDX-USA March Book Selection

Dear all,

here is the selection of books of the month. They are on display in the foyer of BDX-USA.