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Show & Tell at CEL – an open afternoon for members and not-yet members

Put Saturday 10th November – 13:00-17:00 in your diary and pop along to CEL – and bring along all those English speaking friends who have never quite got round to coming!
The girls from 1st Stuttgart Rainbows, Brownies and Guides will be offering tours of the library, readings, a quiz, a craft and of course coffee and cake … to encourage more people to come and see what CEL has to offer … and of course all our members are invited to join the fun.
We’ll have fliers at CEL for you to give to friends.

A new term at CEL

With the schools starting back this week we are gearing up again at CEL.
We have returned to our normal Wednesday, Friday and Saturday opening hours.

Do your littles have the wiggles? Of course they do! Shake those sillies out with movement songs at Rhyme Time this Friday at 10:30am. There will be instruments to shake too.

This Friday afternoon we’ll have drop in activities for you and your children.
Remember, if you’re able to host the odd activity on a Friday afternoon, please do add your name to the Doodle! Claire and Iris are there pretty much every week but they will happily be relieved! Pop your name down and bring your activity along

Ideas are being sought for Saturday workshops or Wednesday afternoon activities… if you would like to offer something please send your ideas and a suggested date to
There has also been a suggestion of a kids book club -“Any interest in a book club for middle readers? I was thinking every other month… Or something? Just trying to help my older kids with English reading and writing skills.” Let us know if you would be interested

Finally thank you to Emma for organising the Mama Mia 2 trip … hope you all have lots of fun on Friday evening.

July’s Spotlight is on Marcus Pfister

Marcus Pfister was born (and still lives) in Bern, Switzerland. Published in 1992, his Rainbow Fish series of books have been translated into more than 80 languages (including English, lucky us!) and have sold over 15 million copies worldwide! Pfister uses watercolors to create his unique and beautiful book illustrations. Come check out one of his books at the library!


Holiday ‘Chat, Chill and Cake”

If anyone is looking for something to do during the Pfingsten holiday I will be hosting a ‘Chat, Chill and Cake” on Tuesday the 22nd May from 3pm. There will not be any planned activities for the children and it is aimed at school aged children and their parents, who are only able to visit the library during school holidays, although everyone is welcome. Drinks will be supplied by the library so make sure you bring small change, and I will be providing the cake. You don’t need to sign up in advance, but having a rough idea of numbers would help me plan the baking.

Emma S

CEL will be open for the return and borrowing of books during this event from 15:00-17:00

April’s Spotlight is on Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary is an American author best known for her books starring Henry Huggins and Beezus and Ramona Quimby. Before she was a writer, Cleary was a children’s librarian who made it her mission to help kids find books they loved to read. Her books have been published in over 25 different languages! Publisher Harper Collins celebrates April 12, Cleary’s birthday, as Drop Everything and Read day(DeaR). CEL owns many of Beverly Cleary’s books, come check one out today! (or maybe tomorrow (6th April) when CEL is next open!)