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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.

CEL 2018 Calendar is here

Using art work designed by children as part of our CEL Creative Calendar Competition we are proud to present our 2018 calendar.
Cost 5 Euro.
Orders need to be placed by 1st December to allow for delivery by the 8th December.
Names by e-mail to or at CEL. Payment in advance in cash at CEL or by bank transfer – bank details will be sent to you when you order.

CEL Creative Calendar Competition

Get creative over the summer and help design the 2018 CEL calendar.
All CEL children are challenged to submit an image for their birthday month – it can be a drawing, collage, photo of a 3D work …
Please hand your work in: either in an A4 envelope to CEL or by e-mailing a 300dpi jpg file to by 15th September.
Please include the name of your child, their age, birthday month and your membership number with the entry.
The winners will be announced at the CEL open day on Saturday 23rd September.
All entries will be displayed on the CEL homepage and Facebook Page/Group.
The winning entries will be made into a calendar which will be available for members to purchase in aid of CEL funds.


School holiday, finger print, storytelling workshop

Next Friday 16th June CEL will be closed in the morning, but from 15:00 in the afternoon we have a school holiday finger print, storytelling workshop for you to take part in. In our sample we have an owl waiting for his dinner. Why don’t you bring your fingers and see what story you can tell. Maybe your story will end happily for everyone 🙂