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Alliance Française du North Shore

a 501(c)(3) organization

French Culture, Language, History and Literature on Chicago''s North Shore


We offer many opportunities for you to practice your French and have fun while doing so. Enjoy a lecture or conversation group, watch a movie or join a trivia team. Our Meetup site has all the details and accepts RSVPs.

Micro ouvert à tous (Open Mic) : 6 mai

Boy at Microphone

Join us at our very first informal open mic. Read aloud a short text in French (fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry). Keep it to under 5 minutes, please. If you wish, tell us why you chose your piece.

Those not presenting are most welcome.

Please bring 15 copies of your text. Feel free to bring food and/or a non-alcoholic beverage to share (we'll provide plates, napkins, utensils and glasses).

Join us at 1 PM on Sunday, May 6, at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road. Free. RSVP at our Meetup site or, if you're not yet a member of Meetup, email culture@AFnorthshore.org.

Déjeuner de printemps (Spring Luncheon) : 21 mai

Cafe Central of Highland Park

The Alliance Fran├žaise du North Shore cordially invites you to its annual Déjeuner de printemps. This is a wonderful opportunity to mark the end of the program season. Enjoy delicious French food as well as the company of members and their guests. Click here for a registration form and menu. Registrations must be received by May 7. Cost: $45 for members of the Alliance Française du North Shore. $50 for non-members.

Join us at 12:30 PM on Monday, May 21, at Cafe Central of Highland Park, 455 Central Avenue. Questions? Send an email to dejeuner@AFnorthshore.org.

What a pleasure to welcome more than 30 participants at our Café Conversation Matin. The group's diversity was exceptional: participants ranged in age from 23 to 91, and hailed from Poland, Belgium, Louisiana, Cameroon, England, Holland, Senegal, Austria and, of course, the U.S.
—Eileen W.


I'm very proud to belong to a group that is so diversified; it's diversity that makes this country so great and strong. In my opinion, it's an “all-American” group.
—Edward A.


Remember to Mark Your Calendar with These Upcoming Events


Our monthly lecture series takes place at 1 PM on Mondays, September through April, at the Wilmette Public Library auditorium, 1242 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette.

Free to members, and to first-time guests and non-members. The entrance fee at subsequent lectures is $10.00. Each lecture is followed by a tea and social hour in French.

See the archives for a sampling of past lecture topics.

Café Conversations

Meet fellow Francophones for relaxed, informal conversation in French, facilitated by one or more of our native-speaking or fluent AFduNS leaders. Purchase your beverage or food and look for a large group of us gathered at tables. All fluency levels are welcome.

Café Conversation Matin

First Monday of each month, 10–11 AM, Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette. cafe-matin@AFnorthshore.org

Café Conversation Soir

Third Thursday of each month, 7–8 PM, Panera Bread, 1199 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette. cafe-soir@AFnorthshore.org

Apéro Conversation

Fourth Monday of each month, 7–8:30 PM, Heinen's Grocery Store café, 1020 Waukegan Road, Glenview. apero@AFnorthshore.org

Ciné Club

Second Thursday of each month, September through May, 1 PM, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview. French film with English subtitles, followed by a discussion in French. Refreshments are provided. cine-club@AFnorthshore.org

Soirée Trivia

April 2019, 7–10 PM. A fun, friendly French trivia night and raffle. Questions will be in English. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1509 Ridge Avenue, Evanston. soiree-trivia@AFnorthshore.org

Déjeuner de printemps

Monday, May 21, 2018, 12:30 PM. Annual spring luncheon. Cafe Central of Highland Park, 455 Central Avenue, Highland Park. dejeuner@AFnorthshore.org