past events (from may 20 2015)
"We were thrilled to learn about Bonjour Mama! We have two children in immersion schooland are alwayslooking for French books and activities. Jennifer, the owner, easily selects books appropriatefor our children's reading level and has happily ordered several special requests. We have attended many fun events at her store, such as story time. A great local resource!"
--Becky P., Silver Spring, MD
BONJOUR MAMA AND THE ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE
***BASTILLE DAY CELEBRATION***
THURSDAY, JULY 7TH FROM 3:30-5PM IN KENSINGTON!
Our 3rd annual family Bastille Day Event is coming early this year:
Liberté, égalité, fraternité!
WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PICK UP AT THE STORE:
|BEFORE JUNE 13||JULY 21ST|
|AFTER JUNE 13 AND BEFORE JUNE 30||
|AFTER JUNE 30 AND BEFORE JULY 20:||
|AFTER JULY 20||
REGULAR SHIPPING RESUMES (Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery to store)
*Allow an additional 7-10 business days for home delivery
Please note: Bonjour Mama will be closed from Tuesday, February 2 thru Friday, February 19 while we join the Kensington Row Bookshop again in their annual winter pause. We will re-open Saturday, February 20th. The web store is open 24-hours (please confirm product availability prior to purchase by calling or texting 240-383-9163 or via email:firstname.lastname@example.org) Merci!
Sunday, January 31st at 3pm
Meet the Author! Rencontrez l'Auteur!
Friday, December 4th
Friday, December 4 • 7-9pm
FREE Storytime with COMMUNIKIDS!
Thursday, December 3rd
FREE, RSVP (not required) via email@example.com.
Friday, September 11th through Saturday, September 26th
Bonjour Mama Book Sale at the Alliance Française!
A percentage of each book purchased will be donated to the Alliance Française Library.
During regular library hours:Monday/lundi: 2 pm - 8 pmTuesday/mardi: 11:30 am - 8 pm
Wednesday/mercredi: 11:30 am - 8 pm
Thursday/jeudi: 11:30 am - 8 pm
Friday/vendredi: 10 am - 1 pm
Saturday/samedi: 9 am - 3 pm
Thursday, September 24th
10:30am: French Storytime with Bonjour Mama
Stories & songs for ages 0-5.
FREE, RSVP requested: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, September 27th
French-language Game Sunday with Blue Orange Games!
We are excited to announce that Blue Orange Games--the award-winning, eco-friendly makers of Spot It!, Tell Tale, Super Genius Addition/Multiplication and many more fun, family-friendly games) are coming HERE TO BONJOUR MAMA NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH from 3pm to 4pm to demonstrate--in FRENCH--several of their games, including Spot It! Basic French. Event is appropriate for families with children ages 6-10.
Space is limited -so please RSVP to email@example.com as soon as possible if you would like to attend this FREE, fun event. In addition, all Blue Orange products in stock at Bonjour Mama will be 10% off this Sunday only! Read more here
Bonjour Mama French Summer Reading Adventures!
Who will you spend your summer with?
Harry & Hermione? Percy & Grover? Greg & Nikki?
The Bonjour Mama French bookstore has teamed with local French immersion teachers and media specialists to put together a fun, affordable program this summer of French immersion teacher-led workshops based on popular book series and characters.
These Thursday evening (6:15pm-7:30pm) and Sunday afternoon (2:30-4:30pm) workshops at the Bonjour Mama bookstore in Kensington are designed to fit within your summer schedule to help make sure your budding bilingual children are reading, writing, listening and speaking in French throughout the summer – all while having beaucoup fun! For details and to register click here.
Tuesday, July 28st
10:30 - 11:20am
Discover Francophone Countries with Play Around the World
Dates: June 23 - July 28
Location: Bonjour Mama Bookstore, 3786 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
Times: Tuesdays from 10:30am-11:20am
We are delighted to have Play Around the World come to Bonjour Mama this summer to offer a unique program for ages 3-8 presented introducing young children to Francophone countries and culture through music, stories, and crafts!
Cost: $21 per session. Discounts available.
For more information and to register please contact Play Around the World via email: Playaroundtheworld1@gmail.com or phone: 301-728-9448.
Be sure to sign up early to reserve your spot!
Sunday, July 12th
Bastille Day Fun in Kensington with the Alliance Française!
In honor of the French national holiday, join the Alliance and Bonjour Mama for an afternoon of fun kids' activities in Kensington...tout en français!
1 PM: Heure du conte (storytime) in French
at Bonjour Mama
(3786 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895)
1:30 PM - 3 PM: Arts and craft activities, traditional French games for kids
(chamboule-tout, pêche à la ligne...)
at Reinhardt Park (around the corner from Bonjour Mama, on Armory Ave next to Safeway)
Thursday, July 9th
FREE Storytime with Melissa Kerley, PhD
Come for free storytime and tips for encouraging bilingualism in children with Melissa Kerley of French in DC.
FREE, RSVP requested.
Le Petit Salon de Kensington - A Literary Salon Sans Prétentions.
Advanced conversation class with discussions of French literature.
Cost: FREE to try one session. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thereafter: $5 per session (please bring $5 cash in person)
Wednesday, May 20th
9:45 a.m. to 10:30am
Les Chansons de Rosalie - French Mommy and Me workshop with Language Planet DC!
Prix/Price: $25 (includes a $5 gift certificate to spend at Bonjour Mama!)
“The class is far above average. Emilie is not just a native speaker, but a well trained teacher using innovative methods that are excellent for language acquisition and show true results. Above all, the class is fun!!.” --Tara, Bethesda, MD
After a brief summer break we will continue with more fall sessions. Contact us for more info and to secure a spot!