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Congratulations toSudhir HazareesinghforBlack Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture,winner of the ninth annual American Library in Paris Book Award.Hazareesinghs biography of the father of Haitis liberation merits passionate consideration, declared the jury in its citation for the 2021 prize. In accepting the award at a hybrid Library ceremony on 20 January 2022, Hazareesingh logged on from his native Mauritius to accept the prize and speak about the book. He will join our community in person this spring for a very specialEvenings with an Authorsponsored byGRoW @ Annenbergevent.

The Book Award is supported by a generous grant from theFlorence Gould Foundation.

On 19 May, the eve of the Librarys 102nd birthday, the Library community gathered at the Automobile Club de France. We spent the evening celebrating Library supporters and staff, Franco-American luminaries, and, of course, literature!

A warm thank you to all the speakers, ticket buyers, sponsors, and donors for making the event possible. And a grand merci to the Board of Trustees for their time and passionate support, and to the Library staff and volunteers who worked so hard on the Gala. Your support directly contributes to our mission and allows us to present over 300 events for readers of all ages, circulate 170,000 books, and serve a community of close to 5,000 members from 60 countries each year.

If you werent able to attend the Gala, but would like to make a donation, please click below:

photo: Ann Patchett, by Krystal Kenney

On 30 March,Evenings with an Authorbelonged toDiane Johnson, the novelist, essayist, and chairman of the Librarys Writers Council. Library donors were invited to celebrate Johnsons new novel,Lorna Mott Comes Home, in a lively conversation with journalistAlan Riding.

If youd like to be invited to special donor events such as this one, make a gift to the Library today!

We thank Gregory Annenberg Weingarten of GRoW @ Annenberg for supporting this and all ourEvenings with an Authorevents.

Story Hour: Worry-free For ages 35 35 year-olds and their grown-ups are invited to join us for an interactive Story Hour in a small group! This

Join Evenings with an Author (in person and online*) to discuss Dark Neighbourhood with author Vanessa Onwuemezi and editor Daniel Medin Click here to RSVP The Center for Writers

Toddler Time for ages 13 This interactive program features songs, rhymes and stories in English for the very young. Books featured during our Toddler Time events

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) members provide valuable feedback and share ideas about the Librarys teen programs, services, and collections! TAG brings teens together from all over

Storm Science For ages 612 Join Front of House Assistant Pallas-Amenah in crafting your very own mini tornado using tools and ingredients you can find in

For ages 1218 Join fellow aspiring writers in a relaxed and creative setting where you can share your ideas, get feedback and work on your technique.

Story Hour: Here Come the Aliens For ages 35 35 year-olds and their grown-ups are invited to join us for an interactive Story Hour in a

Join Evenings with an Author (in person and online*) to discuss Le fagot de ma mmoire with author and philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne  Click here to RSVP The

Join Evenings with an Author (in person and online*) to celebrate Bloomsday with Bloomcast podcast hosts Adam Biles, Alice McCrum & Lex Paulson Click here to RSVP In

Join us at the Library for Samira Ahmed on Fiction, Fantasy, and Books to Inspire Hope Join us for a special event with author Samira

Celebrating the written word and the life of the mind since 1920.

Every June, Gay Pride is celebrated in many parts

Renowned author Samira Ahmed is coming to the Libr

American Library in Paris Book Award: Past winners

Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazareesingh

Winner of the 2021 American Library in Paris Book Award

Winner of the 2020 American Library in Paris Book Award

Winner of the 2019 American Library in Paris Book Award

Winner of the 2018 American Library in Paris Book Award

Winner of the 2017 American Library in Paris Book Award

Winner of the 2016 American Library in Paris Book Award

Winner of the 2015 American Library in Paris Book Award

Winner of the 2014 American Library in Paris Book Award

Winner of the 2013 American Library in Paris Book Award

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