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

News (Blog)

Our blog is a nice place to find information about our organization. Members can post new blogs or add comments on existing blog. Try it, it's easy! The information posted needs to be related to our organization. Members can now upload photo albums by editing their profiles. Try it!
  • 13 Feb 2015 4:32 PM | Anonymous member

    Opened in September 2014 at the French Embassy in New York, Albertine Books has launched an online shop that offers the most comprehensive selection of French-language books and English translations in the United States.  Because of reduced shipping cost this source is less expensive than  For more info see

  • 13 Feb 2015 3:21 PM | Anonymous member

    Film Club

    A new movie series for families begins with a showing of "A Cat in Paris" at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Little Theater. The Oscar-nominated French animated adventure film tells the story of a little girl, Zoe, who discovers her pet cat’s double life as the assistant to a burglar. The Sunday Family Film Club program features movies inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions, in this case, Best in Show: Animal Illustrations from the Mazza Collection. Free.

  • 12 Feb 2015 8:35 PM | Anonymous member

    Vous etes inviter a visiter le blog cree par les eleves de francais 3 a la St. Ursula Academy. Elles ont cree des postes a propos des sujets divers qui correspondent a la culture francaise.  Le site du blog est:

  • 12 Feb 2015 8:12 PM | Anonymous member

    The SPCD (Stages Pédagogiques de Courte Durée) program of the French Embassy will award 22 grants in 2015 to qualified primary and secondary school teachers of French seeking to enhance their knowledge of French culture and improve their language and teaching skills.  Follow this link for more information:

  • 06 Jan 2015 2:57 PM | Anonymous member

    Vous retrouverez dans cette nouvelle version numérique l'ensemble des thèmes de la culture francophone.
    Les articles sont entièrement rédigés par notre équipe et sont proposés avec 3 niveaux de difficultés.

    Avec ce nouveau support, plus d'actualité, d'interactivité et une meilleure lisibilité de vos articles.

  • 01 Jan 2015 9:54 PM | Anonymous member

    C'est une triste nouvelle pour terminer l'an 2014.  

    Simone Jacqueline Bailey, age 92, passed December 27, 2014. She was born June 8, 1922, in Paris, France and was the only child of Renee and Isadore Panici.

    Simone has 2 surviving children, Elizabeth (Bill) Geha and Patrick (Gloria) Bailey.

    Simone was a war bride and represented the "Greatest Generation." Simone survived the hardships and deprivations of living through the occupation of Paris. Following the war, Simone married an American soldier. Simone dedicated her life to her children, overcoming the struggle of immigration, language and employment to raise her children alone. Her work history culminated as an engineer for Jobst Institute. She was a longtime member of Alliance Francaise. Her son, Patrick, retired as a Major having served as an Anesthetist in the USAF. He is married to Gloria and resides in Florida. Her daughter, Elizabeth, is married to Bill Geha and lives in Sylvania. They have four children, Matt (Bridget) Geha, Mark (Rachel) Geha, Nikki (Jeff) Humason, and Ani Geha. Simone had 11 great-grandchildren. Simone's children were the celebration of her life and representative of the selfless love, dedication, and generosity that she gave of herself so that her children could accomplish all they have achieved and for which they will forever remember her.

    Simone had been with the AFT since its inception and had been a Board member for many years.  She loved coming to the Entre Amis lunches.

    Memorial services were held privately in the presence of immediate family. Simone would have desired any memorial offerings be made to Parkinson's Foundation of Northwest Ohio, The Toledo Humane Society, or the Alliance Francaise.

    -Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 31, 2014

  • 22 Dec 2014 1:15 PM | Anonymous member

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  • 12 Dec 2014 10:50 AM | Deleted user

     The Alliance Francaise de Toledo held its annual French Holiday Dinner at Frog Leg Inn, Erie, Michigan on Monday, December 8, 2014. Seen enjoying the good food in good company were: Leslie and Lee Woldenberg, Marj Baril, Diane Stein, Kathleen Attwood, Anne and Dan Thomas, Tom Reed, Jennifer Sader, Joung-Ja Kawashima and more.

    These are Judy Reitzel's photos. Click for an enlargement


  • 13 Nov 2014 7:02 PM | Anonymous member

    The River Raisin National Battlefield Park, located in Monroe, Michigan, will be hosting an “Old French Noel” at the River Raisin National Battlefield Park on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Joyeux Noël et bonne année. Celebrate the holidays the Old French Way! Learn about French Christmas and New Year traditions. See and experience how they spent the holiday time during the early 1800’s. The children can learn about games that were played and make a craft to take home with them. Everyone can experience the “Yule Log” tradition, as well as other activities that took place during the Twelve Days of Christmas time, storytelling and light refreshments will be part of the festivities.

    Please dress for the weather, some of our activities will take place outside. So bundle up and spend a Saturday steeped in tradition. Sponsored by LaCroix Company and the Friends of the River Raisin Battlefield. Please call the Battlefield at 734 243-7136 for additional information.

    Authorized in 2009 and established in October of 2010 as America’s Newest National Battlefield Park, River Raisin National Battlefield Park remembers, commemorates, preserves and interprets the January 1813 battles of the War of 1812 and their aftermath.  Although American forces were victorious in the first battle, the second ended in the most disastrous defeat for the U.S. during the war; a devastating loss that included mass killing of the wounded.  One of the most historically significant event to emerge from the battles was the cry, "Remember the Raisin!" which persuaded forces to fight successfully at the Battle of the Thames later that year.  The American victory at the Battle of the Thames sealed the War of 1812 in the western theater for the Americans; however, it claimed the life of the great Shawnee leader Chief Tecumseh.  

  • 12 Nov 2014 10:54 PM | Anonymous member

    There is an abundance of French films being screened now through the end of December in Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, and other more distant venues.  Check 'em out at

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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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