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Winter Break: Dec 24–Jan 4

FIAF will close for the holidays at noon on Wed, Dec 24 and reopen at 9am on Mon, Jan 5. The Library and Box Office will close a day early at 8pm on Tue, Dec 23. The Box Office will be open on certain days during the break, check here.

Happy Holidays! Joyeuses fêtes !

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John & Francine Haskell Library

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Library Hours

Winter Break
The Library will close Tuesday, December 23 at 8pm and reopen on Monday, January 5

Regular Hours (from Jan 5)
Monday–Thursday: 11:30am–8pm
Friday: Fri: 10am–2pm
Saturday: 9:30am–3pm
Sunday: Closed


Programs for Adults

Faites vos jeux !
Thursdays at 6:30pm
Jan 15 • Feb 19
Cercles de lecture
Thursdays at 6:30pm
B1 Level: Jan 22
B2 Level: Jan 29
Programs for Kids
Petites oreilles
Ages 2–3
Thursdays, 10:30–11:15am
Jan 8 & 22 • Feb 5 & 19
Tour de pages
Ages 4–5
Thursdays, 4–5pm
Jan 15 & 29 • Feb 12 & 26
L’Heure du conte
Ages 4–6
Wednesdays, 3:45–4:30pm
Jan 7 & 21 • Feb 4 & 18


40,000 books, 1,500 DVD, 2,000 CDs, French learning guides, newspapers, and magazines for adults as well as children of all ages.

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Digital Library

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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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