French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF): Dan Savage, Esther Perel, Last Tango in Paris, French Classes, plus Family Saturdays Tomorrow

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The Art of Sex & Seduction

Infidelity: The Truth About Love, Lust & Loyalty

Wed, Nov 5 at 7pm

Why do people cheat? Could an affair save your relationship? What is a “monogamish”? Join us for a discussion about commitment, jealousy, and betrayal in the 21st century.

Featuring syndicated sex advice columnist Dan Savage, international couples therapist and author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel, and NYU sociology professor Eric Klinenberg.

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Cultural Events
Film Talk
The Art of Sex & Seduction • CinéSalon
Last Tango in Paris

Tue, Nov 4 at 4 & 7:30pm (Rated NC-17)

Bernardo Bertolucci’s landmark film is a raw study of sexual passion. Starring Marlon Brando. Introduced at 7:30pm by Prof. Simon Critchley from the New School. Wine reception after both screenings.

Series InfoFilm InfoFree for Members

Talk & Book Signing
Natalie David-Weill
Jewish Mothers Never DIe

Thu, Nov 12 at 7pm

This hilarious first novel follows the mothers of some of history’s most illustrious Jewish men to the afterlife where they’re still bragging about their sons.

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Talk Exhibition
The Art of Sex & Seduction • Talk
Sex, Love & Dating in the Digital Age

Wed, Nov 19 at 7pm

Featuring biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, New York Times “Modern Love” column editor Daniel Jones, Professor of Psychology at the University of Rochester Harry Reis, and journalist Erica Lumière.

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The Art of Sex & Seduction • Visual Arts
Jean-Daniel Lorieux:Seducing the Lens

On view thru Dec 6

Jean-Daniel Lorieux’s work for the likes of Vogue and Dior has turned fashion photography into sensual iconography. View some of his most striking portraits as part of The Art of Sex & Seduction series.

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FIAF Family Saturdays
Family Saturdays FIAF Family Saturdays
Sat, Nov 1

Rabbit chefs, giant carrots, and hungry hedgehogs come to life in an afternoon of short films and a very special story hour!

Enchanted Hour with Armelle Gloaguen
1:30pm • Buy Tickets Ages 3 & above

CinéKids: Films & Activity
3:15pm • Buy Tickets Ages 3 & above

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French Classes & Workshops
adult classes workshops
New 5-Week Classes for Adults
Start Next Week

Nov 3–Dec 13
Once and twice a week options

Quick, you have one more chance to add a little français to your fall—new classes begin next week for beginner to expert-level students.

Besides our general French language classes, you can also choose Conversation & Grammar classes, or Culture & Civilization courses like L’Afrique et le temps, La Femme Symbolique, Politiques Internationales, and Special World War Centennial.


Workshops for Adults

Mon, 1:30–4:30pm • Nov 3, 17

Tue, 5:45–7:15pm • Nov 4, 11, 18

Fri, 1–2:30pm • Nov 7, 21

Fri, 2–5pm • Nov 7, 14, 21

Idiomatic Expressions
Fri, 1–2:30pm • Nov 14

Fri, 5:45–7:45pm • Nov 14

toddlers kids and teens
Workshops for Toddlers

Music (ages 2–4)
Fri, 10–11am • Oct 31 • Nov 7, 14

Art (ages 3 & 4)
Sat, 1:30–2:30pm • Nov 1, 8, 15

Cooking (ages 2–4)
Tue, 10–11am • Nov 4, 11, 18
Wed, 3–4pm • Nov 5, 12, 19

Workshops for Kids

Art (ages 5 & 6)
Sat, 3:30–4:30pm • Nov 1, 8, 15

French Song (ages 8–10)
Sat, 11:30am–12:30pm • Nov 1, 8, 15

FIAF First Tuesdays
First Tuesdays FIAF First Tuesdays
Tue, Nov 4, from 6–8:30pm

Free French Class, 6:15 & 7pm

Rendez-Vous, 6:30–8:30pm
Converse en français and indulge in excellent wines from Château Fonchereau.

CinéSalon: Last Tango in Paris, 7:30pm

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Haskell Library
Library Programs for Kids Library Programs for Adults
Library Programs for Kids
Now open to Non-Members too

L’Heure du conte (ages 4–6)
Wed, Nov 5 at 3:45pm

Petites oreilles (ages 2–3)
Thu, Nov 6 at 10:30am

Tour de pages (ages 4–5
Thu, Nov 13 at 4pm

Library Programs for Adults
Now open to Non-Members too

Cercles de lecture (Advanced Beginner A2)
Thu, Nov 6 at 6:30pm
Le Horla, Guy de Maupassant

Cercles de lecture (Intermediate B1)
Thu, Nov 13 at 6:30pm
La théorie du panda, Pascal Garnier

Events in New Jersey
book signing CinéKids
Talk & Book Signing
William Alexander

Fri, Nov 7 at 7pm • Van Vleck House & Gardens

Author William Alexander shares stories from his book, Flirting with French, a hilarious account of his attempt to learn French at age 59.

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Sat, Nov 15 at 3:30pm • Montclair Art Museum

A special animated film about the everlasting frendship between a boy and an orphaned giraffe, followed by arts-&-crafts. Ages 7 & up.

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Around Town
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Kino Lorber
Goodbye to Language 3D Film
Now Playing in NY
Info & Tickets
Beacon Theatre
Patrick Bruel LIVE
Sat, Nov 1 at 8pm
Info & Tickets
Japan Society
Obake Family Day: Experience Japan’s Ghosts and Goblins!
Sun, Nov 2 at 11am

Info & Tickets
Deals for Members
Enjoy discounts on French experiences around town.
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