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John & Francine Haskell Library

Welcome to the leading French library in the United States! Become a FIAF Member and enjoy the library's extensive collection of books, magazines, DVDs, and the digital Library Culturethèque. Learn more.


Library Hours

Mon: 4pm–8pm
Tue–Thu: 11:30am–8pm
Fri: 11:30am–3pm
Sat: 9:30am–3pm
Sun: Closed

FIAF Library (2nd Floor)
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY

is always open!


Programs for Adults

Cercles de lecture
Dive into French literature at monthly book groups
Level A2 • Thu, Nov 1
Level B1 • Thu, Oct 18
Level B2 • Thu, Oct 25
At 6:30pm
Stop by to speak and practice your French
Tue, Oct 23 at 6:30pm
Culturethèque Tutorial
Learn how to access and use our digital library.
Wed, Oct 24 at 6:30pm
Homework SOS
Drop in for help on your language questions
Wed, Oct 31 at 6:30pm
Zero faute!
Activities to improve your French comprehension
Tue, Nov 6 at 6:30pm
En route
Tips and tricks for beginner-level student
Wed, Nov 7 at 6:30pm
Faites vos jeux !
Play Scrabble in French
Thu, Nov 8 at 6:30pm
Ouvrez à la page
Library staff present their Top 10 Picks of the Month
Tue, Nov 27 at 6:30pm

Programs for Kids

A ton tour !
All Ages
Play board games with friends and parents

Sat, Oct 20 at 12pm
Video Lab
Ages 3-12
Discover new tablet apps, ebooks, and video games

Sat, Oct 20 at 12pm
Petits potes
Ages 1-4
Storytime in French with songs and games

Thu, Oct 25 at 10:30am
Halloween Story Time
All Ages
Wear your spookiest costume and head to the Library for stories in French about witches, pumpkins, and more. Free!

Sat, Oct 27 at 11:30am
Les petites histoires du samedi
All Ages
Story hour featuring stories in French from books and digital collections

Sat, Nov 3 at 11:30am


40,000 books, 1,500 DVDs, French learning guides, newspapers, and magazines for adults as well as children of all ages.

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Digital Library

Get French eBooks, magazines, films, bandes dessinées, podcasts, and more for your tablet from FIAF's digital library. Free for FIAF Members!

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Language Learning

The Library's Jacques and Alexandre Leviant Centre d’Auto-Apprentissage offers materials and services that help you enhance your French learning experience at FIAF.

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