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Brussels Bookswappers Club

The Brussels Bookswappers Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 7.30-9.30 pm, to discuss and swap books. In French.

Restaurant 'Le Chapelier fou'
Chaussée de la Hulpe 190, 1170 Brussels
Email: abkginfo@skynet.be

Sign language

Several libraries host storytelling sessions, signed for the hearing-impaired. In French.
 

  •  Berchem-Sainte-Agathe Library
    Some Saturdays, from 2pmto 3.30pm, for kids from 5 year-olds. Booking required.
    Online: www.biblioberchem.be (FR)
  • Hergé Library (Etterbeek)
    One Friday a month, from 5 pm to 7 pm. Dates and exact times on the web site.Online: www.biblioherge.be (FR)
  • Espace Maurice Carême
    Reading activities for children 0-3 years. On Saturdays. Dates and exact times on the web site.
    Online: www.emca.be (FR)
  • First Sunday of the month, 10.30 am and 11.15 am at Sésame Library (Schaerbeek) for 0-4 years.
    Online: www.mabiblio.be (FR)

Baby time (0-4 years)

Activities to turn little ones on to reading. Advance booking is generally required. In French.

 

  • Berchem-Sainte-Agathe Library
    Stories and sons with the Donkey Carott, every 1st Wednesday of the month at 10am.
    Online: www.biblioberchem.be (FR)
  •  Ixelles Library
    Fairy tales stories, two Saturdays a month, for kids from 0-2,5 years, from 10am to 11am.
    Online: www.biblioxl.be (FR)
  • Akarova games library
    Puppets, stories and songs every Wednesday from 9.00 am to 12 noon, and first and third Saturday of each month, from 10.00 am to 11.00 am and from 11.00 am to 12 noon.
    Chaussée de Boitsfort 37, 1050 Brussels
    Phone : +32 (0)2 515 69 45
    Online: www.ixelles.be (FR)
  • One Saturday a month, at 9.30 am and at 10.30 am, at the Espace Maurice Carême library (Anderlecht).
    Online: www.emca.be (FR)
  • One Saturday a month, from 10 am to 12 am at the Molenbeek Library nr 2.
    Rue des Béguines 103, 1080 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 414 48 99
  • Two Tuesdays every month from 10am to 10.30am at Molenbeek library nr 1.
    Rue Taziaux 25, 1080 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 410.59.17
  • Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
    Fridays, at 9.30am and 12.30pm at Saint-Henri Library and Wednesdays, 9.30 am-10.30 am at Temps libre Library
    Online: www.biblio1200.be (FR)
  • Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
    Second Saturday of the month, 10-10.30 am, at Bibliothèque Chant d'Oiseau and one Friday a month at 10am at Bibliothèque du Centre
    Online : www.woluwe1150.be/biblio (FR)
  • First Wednesday of the month, 10-11 am, at Berchem-Sainte-Agathe Library.
    Online: www.biblioberchem.be (FR)
  • Watermael-Boitsfort
    Last Saturday of the month at 9.30 am in Espace Delvaux. Every Wednesday at 3.30 pm at Hondenberg Library.
    Phone: +32 (0)2 660 07 94
  • First Sunday of the month, 10.30 am and 11.15 am, at Sésame Library (Schaerbeek).
    Online: www.mabiblio.be (FR)
  • Occasional Saturdays, 10am, at Laeken Library.
    Online: www.brunette.brucity.be/bib/bibp2 (FR)
  • First Saturday of every month, from 9.30-11 am at Auderghem Library
    Boulevard du Souverain 187, 1160 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 676 49 50
  • Second Wednesday of every month, 10am, at Hergé Library (Etterbeek).
    Online: www.biblioherge.be (FR)

Storytelling for children (2-12 years)

Free but advance booking is generally required.

Storytelling in French

  •  "Chut... on lit", every first Saturday of the month at 10.30am, for kids between 3 and 6 years-old in the French Library of Forest.
    Rue de Mérode 331-333, 1190 Forest
    e-mail: biblif@forest.brussels
  •  Stories on Wednesday in Centre Communautaire Maritime, two Wednesdays a month, for kids between 5 and 8-years-old
    Centre Communautaire Maritime
    Rue Vandenboogaerde 93, 1080 Molenbeek
    Phone: +32 (0)2 414 48 99
  •  Every Wednesday, between 4pm and 4.30pm, in Youth Section of Cook and Book bookstore (Woluwe-Saint-Lambert).
    Online: www.cookandbook.be (FR)
  •  Listen to stories with Picabulle, a small bird who likes to read, every 1st and 3d Wednesday of the month, from 2pm.
    Le Rayon vert (Jette)
    Phone: +32 (0) 498 63 75 97
    Online: www.lerayonvert.be (FR)
  • Evenings with Teddy, one Thursday a month, going round the libraries of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.
    Online : www.woluwe1150.be/biblio (FR)
  • One Saturday afternoon a month, Ingrid Bonnevie tells stories for 4/8 year olds at the Bibliothèque du Centre (Woluwe-Saint-Pierre).
    Dates in the website calendar.
    Online: www.woluwe1150.be/biblio (FR)
  • Every last Wednesday of the month at 2pm at Espace Maurice Carême. Once a month, sessions in French and Dutch.
    Online: www.emca.be (FR)
  • Sundays from 10.30am to noon at Filigranes bookshop
    Online: www.filigranes.be (FR)
  • First Saturday of the month, 10 am, at Evere Libray
    Online: www.mabiblio.be (FR)
  • Saturday at 10 am at Laeken Library.
    Online: www.brunette.brucity.be/bib/bibp2 (FR)
  • Second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 4-5pm, at Hergé Library (Etterbeek)
    Online: www.biblioherge.be (FR)
  • Two Saturdays a month, 10-11am, at Ixelles Library
    Online: www.biblioxl.be (FR)
  • Saint-Josse
    Library runs reading sessions two Wednesdays a month, from 3 to 4 pm.
    Phone: +32 (0)2 218 82 42
    Email : bibliotheque@stjosse.irisnet.be

Storytelling in Dutch

Lire dans les parcs

Stories for 3-8-year-olds told in an exciting way throughout the summer in various parks in the Brussels-Capital Region. In French.

Bibliothèques publiques de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale
Online: www.bibcentrale-bxl.be (FR)

Club Manga for 10-18-year-olds

One Wednesday in the month, 2pm, at the Molenbeek Library. In French. Free but advance booking is required.

Rue Taziaux 25, 1080 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 410 59 17

    Reading club for teenagers

    • One Saturday a month at 2 pm at Hergé Library in Etterbeek. In French.
      Online: www.biblioherge.be (FR)
    • First Wednesday of the month, 4pm, for 12-18-year-olds at Ixelles Library. In French.
      Online: www.biblioxl.be (FR)

    Book club for adults

    •  One Monday a moth, from 2pm to 3.30pm, in Hergé Library (Etterbeek). In French.
      Online: www.biblioherge.be (FR)
    •  One Thursday a month at 2pm in Espace Maurice Carême (Anderlecht). In French.
      Online: www.emca.be (FR)
    •  One Tueday a month, from 8pm to 10pm, in Schaerbeek Library. In French.
      Online: www.mabiblio.be (FR)
    • Once a month, from 7.00 pm to 8.30pm, discussion af a recent novel, at the Bibliothèque locale du Centre (Woluwe-Saint-Pierre).
      In French. Dates on the website.
      Online : www.woluwe1150.be/biblio (FR)
    • Exchanging thoughts on books, one Monday a month, at 8.00 pm, at the Library of Berchem-Sainte-Agathe. In French.
      The book list is available at the library.
      Online: www.biblioberchem.be (FR)
    • Once a month book chat at Muntpunt. In Dutch.
      Registration via mail.
      Email: sigrid@citizenne.be
    • One Wednesday in the month, 6-8 pm, at Molenbeek Library. In French.
      Rue des Béguines 103, 1080 Brussels
      Phone: +32 (0)2 414 48 99

    Reading club for senior citizens

    asbl Seniorcentrum and the central public library have started a reading club for senior citizens.
    Get-togethers are held in a relaxed atmosphere every Tuesday a month to discuss a book over coffee and biscuits. In Dutch.
    Free only to library membres.Online : www.muntpunt.be (NL)

    Literary meetings

    In French

    •  Literary meetings
      Once a month in Espace Delvaux (Watermael-Boitsfort), from 10.45am to noon 30.
      Online: www.biblioludowb.be (FR)
    • Literary breakfasts
      At the French-language municipal library of Ixelles, breakfast encounter with a writer and his/her guest (Saturdays at 10.00 am).
      Online: www.biblioxl.be (FR)
    • Literary breakfasts
      Sundays from 10 am, at the Espace Maurice Carême library (Anderlecht): a chance to meet and greet Belgian writers.
      Online : www.emca.be (FR)
    • Cafés littéraires
      Justice et Paix organises literary cafés where readers can share their views with others. Six meetings a year at 7.30pm (various locations) with moderators.
      Online: www.justicepaix.be (FR)
    • Coups de midi aux Riches-Claires
      Midday literary meetings chaired by Jacques De Decker. In French.
      Online: www.brunette.brucity.be/cf/LISbibcF.cfm