Upcoming Events in Canada and the US
Great ways to keep busy at home!
Mois de la Francophonie 2021: Virtual Launch Celebration
MIX AND MINGLE VIRTUALLY WITH BOSTON’S FRANCOPHONE INSTITUTIONS
3/4/2021 6PM - 7 PM
March is le mois de la Francophonie! This year we cannot welcome all of you at the Center to meet Francophone institutions based in the area. However we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to virtually gather and offer you to learn more about those institutions.
Come meet representatives from businesses, governments, and nonprofits and learn more about their community offerings, calendar of events, studies, and work and visa programs.
We will start the night with welcoming speeches and demos of several cocktails from diverse parts of la francophonie. Then we will offer you the chance to be part of 3 different breakout rooms with the institutions of your choices, choices that you will make when you register for the event. Each of the 3 sessions of the breakout rooms will last 10min. You will be able to meet one institution per session, for a total of 3 throughout the event.
Come one, come all for what promises to be a festive evening!
Online event in French.
The French-Canadian Origins of U.S. Credit Unions by Mark Paul Richard, Ph.D.
March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Online
While scholars have analyzed the phenomenal growth of the credit union movement in the United States, they have devoted little attention to the Québec origins of credit unions and, in particular, no one has examined in any comprehensive way Alphonse Desjardins’s fundamental role in assisting Franco-American and other groups in developing their credit institutions in the United States. This presentation will explore the significant role of Desjardins in launching the hugely successful credit union movement in the United States. It will explain the background to the Québec caisse popular movement, and it will then explore how Desjardins brought the cooperative credit movement to the United States by helping French-Canadian parishes in New Hampshire and Massachusetts to found credit unions of their own. It will also consider the efforts of Desjardins and of other promoters to expand the credit union movement to other states in the country.
The Village Nordik at the Port of Quebec
February 11 to March 7, 2021
Live a unique family experience in the heart of the Bassin Louise.
The Village Nordik at the Port of Quebec is an unprecedented urban winter event! Ice fishing in the heart of downtown Quebec, in the Louise Basin. Fishing in inflatable igloos or directly on the pool.
February 11 to March 7, 2021
Saturday - 10h00AM-5h00PM
A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans
3/4/2021 - 7PM - Online
In the late 19th century, French-Canadian Roman Catholic immigrants from Quebec were seen as a threat to the US, even as potential terrorists. David Vermette, author of "A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans," shows how this little-known episode in U.S. history prefigures events as recent as yesterday’s news.
This event is part of the library's celebration of Francophonie Month in March. Join the library and Club Richelieu of Nashua in
celebrating the French language and the countries where it’s spoken.
The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages
March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
March 20, 2021, Fabrice Jaumont, Ph.D., will give a talk about his acclaimed book The Bilingual Revolution: The Future of Education is in Two Languages, "which provides guidance and advice for parents and educators who want to create a dual-language program in their own school." According to Conor Williams, the book "stands on the edge of the nascent bilingual revolution running through the United States' school system and asks how it might be improved and encouraged."
Join us! Register using this link: https://maine.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GLExioQzRY2SOpCbhAGJ1A
Josee Vachon Concert
3/24/2021 7PM - 8PM Online
Enjoy traditional and contemporary folk songs from Quebec and Acadia performed by Franco-American singer Josée Vachon. Josée, 2019 recipient of a bronze medal from La Société Académique Arts-Sciences-Lettres of Paris, will also introduce us to some of her own compositions. Click here to register.
This program is part of the library’s observance of International Francophonie Month in March. Join the library and Club Richelieu of Nashua in celebrating the French language and the countries where it’s spoken.