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 in one talk (Thursday evening 7:00 pm) OR one conversation hour (see 'Practice your English' tab).

The Librarian's Choice.


Hello everyone,

in light of the recent events in Paris, there is really only one item to promote this week: the Charlie Hebdo magazine.

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The first 500,000 issues of an eventual 3 million print run are scheduled to go on sale today, and if I can still find one I will buy it for the Library.
We need to make every issue count.

Freedom of speech has been much debated recently, and I would like to leave you with a remark by the Greek orator Demosthenes (3rd century BC) in praise of Athenean Democracy: that in Athens one is free to praise the Spartan constitution, whereas in Sparta it is only the Spartan constitution that one is allowed to praise.

Anna, your Librarian