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, May 19th: "Chicago, It's Cold There, Right?"

Do you think you know all about Chicago?  You might know the city's icons like: The Bulls, Al Capone, the Cold, the Windy City.  But did you know that it isn’t called the Windy City because of the windy weather?  

What about how Chicago tricked Spain into paying for a new library after the Great Fire?  Or, are the waters of Buckingham Fountain really controlled from London? 

Learn about these and many other little known facts from our very own Melissa Klaas, who lived there for 10 years, in a presentation called Be sure to ask her about “the Snow-pacalypse” and watch her face light up as she talks about the time 24 inches (60 centimeters) of snow fell overnight.Melissa is a  mid-western girl.  Born and raised in Wisconsin,she spent her college years in southern Minnesota, followed by 10 years in Chicago, IL. She moved to Bordeaux in January of 2012 in order to follow a dream she had while backpacking around Europe in the spring of 2000. She says: "The last four years have been a wild ride, as many of you can relate to, but I'm always reminded of who I am and where I come from."