Fostering cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

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  • 10 Nov 2014 7:56 PM | Anonymous member

    Enjoy an afternoon of song inspired by Paris and New York!  Suzanne Pergal, soprano, and John Mink, baritone, accompanied by Danny Milan on the piano, will present a concert featuring the music of Lerner & Loewe, Poulenc, Piaf, Proter, and others...

    Free admission!
    2PM, Saturday, November 15, 2014
    First Presbyterian Church
    126 S. Church St.
    Bowling Green, Ohio

  • 05 Nov 2014 6:33 PM | Anonymous member

    This all day workshop will be offered at the AF in Chicago on Nov. 17th and at Webster University in St. Louis on Nov. 18th.  Check this site for details:

  • 26 Oct 2014 6:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Alliance Française of Toledo is now offering  a $1,000 scholarship towards travel/study abroad programs in a French-speaking country. For more information, please visit our new scholarship page.

  • 20 Oct 2014 11:33 AM | Deleted user

    For many years I have been able to find a hamburger at kebaps in Avignon. There the burgers are hopeful approxiations of a MacDOnald's burger, but a little sad; usually they have been pressed in a pannini press and are handy enough to eat while walking.

    Beginning in 2012, becoming more common in 2013, and now found all over the country,  is a French restaurant version of the burger. C'est manifique. A very generous and tasty griled beef patty is layered with a thick slice of ementhal, plus lettuce, tomato and onion, in a good and sturdy bun from the boulangerie. This isn't fast food! There is no way it can be eaten in hand, not that the French like to do that anyhow. Even knife and fork is a challenge unless one proceeds to at least partly deconstruct the monster.

  • 17 Oct 2014 4:54 PM | Anonymous member

    This is a pretty cool video of the duet Johnnyswim in Paris.  Enjoy!  tps://

  • 16 Oct 2014 3:12 PM | Anonymous member

    The October issue of the free on-line BSC cultural magazine is available here:

    Check it out!

  • 10 Oct 2014 3:31 PM | Deleted user

    Chers Amis,

    Le jury du Prix Nobel de Littérature a décidé de couronner en 2014 notre grand écrivain Patrick Modiano. Survenant six ans à peine après la remise du même prix prestigieux à J. M G. Le Clézio (comme en 1985 à Claude Simon), cette décision illustre la vitalité de la littérature française contemporaine et la dimension universelle de ses thèmes capables de toucher un public international.

    La Fondation se réjouit de cette distinction qui met en pleine lumière un écrivain discret jusqu’à l’humilité, à l’écart des cénacles et de la presse à sensation, et dont l’œuvre est une longue méditation romanesque sur la mémoire et le temps, à partir des plus sombres pages de l’histoire de l’Europe. Son œuvre d’écrivain et de scénariste rend aux disparus une chair mystérieuse dans un Paris à la fois embrumé et illuminé par l’absence.

    La Fondation vous engage vivement à mettre à l’honneur la personnalité attachante et l’œuvre originale de l’auteur de Dora Bruder et de Lacombe Lucien, en organisant des présentations et des manifestations dans vos médiathèques, en l’incluant dans vos programmes de conférences, comme en général dans les échanges culturels et universitaires que vous développez dans vos villes d’accueil.

  • 09 Oct 2014 9:46 PM | Anonymous member

    The Paris-based theater company Théâtre de la Ville returns in the Midwest with their trademark innovative artistry, balancing fierce creative spirit with reverence for the classics. The troupe is thrilled to bring to Midwest audiences two of their acclaimed productions, conceived and directed by Artistic Director Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota: Ionesco Suite and Six Charachers Searching for An Author.

    Ionesco Suite , presented at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater in its its only US engagement, celebrates the work of maverick avant-garde playwright Eugène Ionesco with a whirlwind montage encapsulating seven of his plays, brimming with wicked humor and hard-hitting themes.

    Presented at the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor, Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author, which dates from 1921, is an absurdist metatheatrical play about the relationship between authors and their characters.

    Read more information here:

  • 09 Oct 2014 3:48 PM | Anonymous member

    The fall edition of "Federation Focus", the newsletter of the Federation of Alliances Francaise USA can be read here:  It is worth reading!

  • 18 Sep 2014 5:56 PM | Anonymous member
    This is Pascal Thiriet, famous for being the spouse of our own Prof. Ruth Hottell!


    Please join us for a memorable evening- conversation with French distinguished author Pascal Thiriet on September 22, 2014 from 6:00-7:30 FH 2420.

    Author Thiriet will discuss his books and his transitional journey from a math professor to an acclaimed French author.

    The event is free and open to the public – no tickets or RSVP required. Seating will be on first-come, first-served basis. A book signing and sales will follow the program.

    Hosted by:
    The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, University Of Toledo. For more information contact:
    Dr. Gaby Semaan. FH 2400N. 419-5302546

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The mission of the Alliance Française de Toledo is to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local and regional communities.

We accomplish our mission by providing a center with classes and resources for the study of French language and culture and by organizing, promoting, and enjoying cultural, intellectual, and artistic celebrations and social events.
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