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 Sunday, May 17th

2:00 - 3:00pm  

Le Petit Salon de Kensington - A Literary Salon Sans Prétensions.

 Don't forget Maman!

See our Our Mother's Day Picks here.  

Come find many more choices at the shop: we are open Friday and Saturday from 10am-6pm! 
 

P.S. When in doubt, give the gift of a French shopping spree with a Bonjour Mama gift certificate

Does Mom speak intermediate to advanced French? Give her the best gift of all: time to herself! Next Sunday afternoon (May 17th at 2pm) plan to watch the kids so she can attend the first (FREE!) meeting of our brand new Petit Salon de Kensington - a Literary Salon sans Pretensions, and she will enjoy an afternoon of discussing French literature over coffee chez Bonjour Mama! 

 

 

 

"This is a great local resource for French materials & activities... this has quickly become
my go-to spot for French books & child-centered activities (i.e., playdates & story hours).
Bonjour Mama is indispensable in my daughter's bilingual childhood. "   
--Angelina G. Middletown, MD 

 

 Come meet our local French-language authors on Sunday, April 26th from 11am to 4pm at the Kensington Day of the Book right on Howard Avenue in Kensington, MD!  

 

Please note that our inventory is updated often, but not in real time. Please call or text 240-383-9163 to confirm availability.

 

Sunday, April 26th 

11am-4pm

Howard Ave, Kensington, MD


This afternoon street festival celebrates the International Day of the Book with live music, author readings, open mic, activities for children and adults, storytellers, and books, books, books! Local authors, bookartists, publishers, booksellers, and literary groups line Howard Ave in Historic.  Old Town Kensington to show, sell, and discuss their works.  All activities are free, rain or shine. Come celebrate with us! 

Bonjour Mama will be participating in the festival with the following local French-language authors. Come and meet them, and disvover their fabulous books!

Drop-in session of Language Planet DC's French Musical Workshop:
"Les Chansons de Rosalie" Wednesday, April 8 from 9:45am-10:30am. Cost: $25. 
For tots ages 1-6  and their caregivers

For more info, and to register click here:

 

Saturday, March 28th, 11am-11:30am
FREE French Storytime with Lycée Rochambeau students!
RSVP Requested.

 

FREE French Storytimes + Free Seminar On Bilingualism In Middle Age & Beyond


March 8th, 2015: 2pm-3pm
Meet the Author! Rencontrez l'Auteure!  
Bernadette Ledoux-Brodsky presents and signs "Montparnasse-Oregon…en passant par la Rue de la Convention" Sunday, March 8th from 2pm-3pm (FREE, RSVP Required)
Eventbrite - Meet the Author: Bernadette Brodsky presents and signs "Montparnasse-Oregon…en passant par la Rue de la Convention"

 

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PLEASE NOTE:
Bonjour Mama will be closed from Tuesday, February 3 thru Friday, February 20.  
We will re-open on Saturday, February 21 at 10am. 
Our web store will continue to operate, and in-store browsing will be available by appointment.
Please email bonjourmamadc@gmail.com or call/text 240-383-9163 to arrange an appointment. 

Have a printer?  You have a present!

Check out the email version of our gift certificates available online: $25, $50 and $100.

PLEASE ALLOW 24 HOURS FOR EMAIL TO ARRIVE FROM TIME OF PURCHASE. 

Suggestions for how to "deliver": 
1. Fold it into a paper airplane and write "Par Avion" on the wing! 
2. Frame it! 
3. Roll it up and tie with ribbon
4 Fold it into a heart! http://www.wikihow.com/Fold-a-Note-Into-a-Heart

 

 

Friday, October 31st

10:30-11:30am: Joyeux Halloween!

On Friday the 31st from 10:30am-11:30am we'll be doing Halloween themed activities at Bonjour Mama -- decorate a maison hantée, listen to spooky stories (like Maman a engagé one sorcière) We have lots of spooky chapter books for $4 or less. Venez vous faire peur!

Halloween stories & activities! FREE! No RSVP necessary - just come in!

 

 

 

Sunday, October 26th
October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM - FREE!!
Eventbrite - Les Jeux du Dimanche & Halloween Fête!

 

PAST EVENTS

 

Eventbrite - Les Jeux du Dimanche & Halloween Fête!

Do you ever feel "board" on a Sunday afternoon?:-)  Here's a cure: beginning October 26th  we are introducing  "Les Jeux du Dimanche"--board games in French from 3:00pm-4:30pm! We are trying to create a fun, family living room type experience that is immersion-style (only French spoken) so this is the perfect opportunity for French speakers of all ages to practice together in a cozy, informal setting.  Jouons ensemble!  

All language levels are welcome, but a basic understanding of French is preferred. Kids (ideal for ages 5+) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (but Mom/Dad if you're not in the mood for a game, feel free to wander around the store or just watch while we entertain them!). If a game is full, grab a chair and participate from the sidelines! Players will be first come, first served, but we'll try to make sure everyone who wants to gets a chance to play.    

We will be kicking off "Les Jeux du Dimanche" on Sunday, October 26th with a little Halloween Fête. Activities will be led by Adeline from the Alliance Française! We'll play Halloween-themed games, have some treats and listen to some favorite French Halloween songs like La Chanson des Squelettes. This event is FREE, but our space is limited, so please RSVP (please indicate number of attendees).  

 

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Sunday, October 26th

October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM

 

Felicitations à Patrick Modiano, Prix Nobel de Littérature!

Congratulations to Patrick Modiano, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature! 

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 17th

10-10:30am: FREE French Storytime at Bonjour Mama presented by Language Planet DC
Attend Event

 

 

Please note Bonjour Mama will be closed Friday August 28th but OPEN all Labor Day Weekend (Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5 and Monday 10-3pm). Come to Kensington for lots of fun all weekend long, including the "Paint the Town Art Show, 2014" right around the corner at the Town Armory. All our French-language art, coloring and sticker books are 10% off this Saturday, Sunday and Monday to encourage all your aspiring artistes! We also have tons more fantastic books--brand new, gently used and on sale! On Monday, don't miss the Labor Day Parade at 10am! Find out all the details for this weekend's festivities at www.explorekensington.com

 

Join us for French stories and songs with Madame Jackie!
Saturday, August 16th from 11am to 11:45am
Ages 3-8. Event is Free, RSVP appreciated.
 

 

Madame Jackie leads the popular French storytime at the Cleveland Park library, and we are very excited that she will be doing two FREE summer storytimes at Bonjour Mama!  The first is on Saturday, July 19th at 11am and the second Saturday, August 16th at 11am.

 

 

Join us for French stories and songs with Madame Jackie!

Saturday, July 19th from 11am to 11:45am

Ages 3-8. Event is Free, RSVP appreciated.

 

 

Madame Jackie leads the popular French storytime at the Cleveland Park library, and we are very excited that she will be doing two FREE summer storytimes at Bonjour Mama!  The first is on Saturday, July 19th at 11am and the second Saturday, August 16th at 11am. 


 
Thursday, 7/10
11am:  French-language playdate for ages 3-8: play, read, speak in French! Nothing formal, just fun en français. Cost: Free.

Sunday 7/13  
2pm-3:30pm: Bastille Day Fête Meet at the store, walk around the corner to the park for cake and activities:-)
RSVP appreciated: Cost: Free

Tuesday 7/15  
11am:  French-language playdate for ages 3-8: play, read, speak in French! Nothing formal, just fun en français. 

 

 

Treats provided by our sponsor:

Come to our FREE Bastille Day Fête

this Sunday, July 13 from 2-3:30pm!

Event is FREE, RSVP appreciated :-)

 

 Thank you to our sponsors, Alliance Française DC and Jenny Cakes Bakery! 

 

 

Saturday, June 29th
12:30-2:30pm:   The first meeting of our Club de Lecture (book club 7-10 year olds reading independently in French)
La première séance du club de lecture pour les jeunes lecteurs (7 à 10 ans)  
Limited spaces still available. Please RSVP to sefa.mawuli@gmail.com.  We still have a few copies of "L'Incroyable Zanzibar", the book selected for the first meeting, for sale ($13.50 each) at the store.  See the book description here (please note it is too late to order the book to be shipped in time for the 5/31 session). 

 

Friday, May 2: 

6pm -"Dîner sur l'herbe" / Pique-nique in the Park - bring your own dinner (and picnic blanket) and join us at the playground next to Safeway on Armory St. in Kensington (around the corner from Bonjour Mama).  Local drive-by dining options: Chipotle, Continental Pizza are across the street; Jenny Cakes has Quiches, Safeway has chicken tenders and salad buffet).  


Tuesday, 2/25/14

11am: French Storytime with Jacqueline!



Sunday, 3/2/14

2pm: French Storytime with Claire!

Thursday, December 12th: Playseum Christmas Party for a Cause

Saturday, December 21st: Alliance Française Fete de Noel + Booksale

Saturday, December 7th: Winter Fair, Lycée Rochambeau

Saturday, November 23: Francophone Festival, Montgomery County

Saturday, October 13th Book Sale & Kids Activities: Kentlands Octoberfest - Noon-5pm

Saturday, September 21 - Book Sale at the Alliance Française, 9am-3pm

Saturday, August 31st from 9am-2pm at the Bethesda Farm Women's Market

Saturday, August 10th from 9am-2pm at the Bethesda Farm Women's Market

Saturday, August 3rd from 9am-2pm at the Bethesda Farm Women's Market

PAST EVENTS

 

Saturday, February 7th

9:00am-3:00pm: Pop-up Book Sale at the Alliance Française.

Saturday, February 7th

9:00am-3:00pm: Pop-up Book Sale at the Alliance Française.

Sunday, February 20th

2pm-3pm:  French board games & conversation organized by the Kensington French Language Meetup Group. FREE, Adults.

 

Saturday, December 20th

5:30-6:30pm:  Kids Holiday Activites & Treats in French and English
Don't miss our FREE bilingual Kensinton Row Bookshop / Bonjour Mama event: we will have kids Christmas activities and treats while playing French Christmas carols. Want to hear your favorites in English? Come around the corner at 6:30pnm to hear the Brookewood School Choir "Sing Songs ofChristmas" at the ArmoryAvenue Shops!   

Jeux du Dimanche: Holiday Party / Fête de Noël!

 

Vive le Vent, Jingle Bells.. 

Bonjour Mama invites you to a Holiday Party and special session of our weekly "Les Jeux du Dimanche" on Sunday, December 7th from 3:00pm-4:30pm! 
 
This event will be geared toward children ages 6-10, with games and activities led by highly experienced native French speaking teachers. This is a fantastic opportunity for kids to improve their French in a fun, festive environment. We will play games like bingo, dominoes, Clue, hangman, go fish, and more.  Before starting each game, our teachers will introduce the vocabulary needed to play according to children's age and level.  
Cost is $15 per child. Parents are welcome to drop off or stay. The fee includes one hour of guided play in French, followed by refreshments and popular French holiday songs, and a "tombola (raffle)" gift.  Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today
Vive le Vent, Jingle Bells... 
A l'occasion des fêtes de fin d'année, Bonjour Mama vous invite à une séance spéciale de nos «Jeux du Dimanche" hebdomadaires le dimanche 7 Décembre à partir de 15h00-16h30!
 
Cet événement sera orienté vers les enfants de 6-10 ans, avec des jeux et des activités, expliqués et dirigés en français par deux enseignantes hautement experimentées. Voici une opportunité fantastique pour vos enfants d'améliorer leur français dans une ambiance ludique et festive au cours de laquelle nous jouerons à des jeux comme le loto, les dominos, clue, le jeu du pendu et plus!  Avant le début de chaque jeu, nos enseignantes enseigneront le vocabulaire nécessaire en fonction de l'âge et du niveau des enfants.
Le tarif pour cette séance est de $15 par enfant. Les parents sont invités à laisser les enfants ou à rester dans la librairie. Le prix comprend une heure de jeux guidés en français, suivie de rafraîchissements, de chansons françaises d'hiver et de Noël, et une "tombola" cadeau. Le nombre de places est limité, alors réservez vite!  

Friday, December 5th, 7-9 pm 

Annual Antique Row Holiday Open House

Join the shops and merchants of Antique Row in Kensington for an evening of holiday celebration, refreshments, music, and cheer!

Stop by Kensington Row Bookshop and enjoy music by “Traditions” string band.  Sit for awhile and sing along to seasonal favorites, American heritage songs, roots music, and maybe even some German drinking songs!

And in addition to a wide selection of new and used children's books in French (and books for adults too!), Bonjour Mamawill have available a large selection of Usborne children's books in English.  You might just catch a Christmas carol or two in French! 

All are welcome!  Hope you will stop in for music and refreshments!

Happy Holidays!

Eli and Jennifer

3786 Howard Ave, Kensington

 

Wednesday, November 19th

10-10:30am: FREE French Storytime at Bonjour Mama presented by Language Planet DC

We are excited to announce that Language Planet DC will be presenting a series of FREE monthly Wednesday morning storytimes at the Bonjour Mama bookstore this fall.   Join us for songs, stories and more for children ages 0-6!    Storytimes will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 17th: 10:00-10:30am
Wednesday, October 15th: 10:00-10:30am
Wednesday, November 19th: 10:00-10:30am

 

Saturday, November 8th

9am-3pm: Bonjour Mama Book Sale at the Alliance Française!  Including holiday books & gifts!

Stay for the 2pm showing of M. Hublot as part of the Kids Euro Festival! (NOTE: the movies are now sold out)

 

 

Friday, October 31st

10:30-11:30am: Joyeux Halloween!

On Friday the 31st from 10:30am-11:30am we'll be doing Halloween themed activities at Bonjour Mama -- decorate a maison hantée, listen to spooky stories (like Maman a engagé one sorcière) We have lots of spooky chapter books for $4 or less. Venez vous faire peur!

Halloween stories & activities! FREE! No RSVP necessary - just come in!

 

 

Friday, October 31st

10:30-11:30am: Joyeux Halloween!

On Friday the 31st from 10:30am-11:30am we'll be doing Halloween themed activities at Bonjour Mama -- decorate a maison hantée, listen to spooky stories (like Maman a engagé one sorcière) We have lots of spooky chapter books for $4 or less. Venez vous faire peur!

Halloween stories & activities! FREE! No RSVP necessary - just come in!

 

Sunday, October 26th

October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM - FREE!!
Eventbrite - Les Jeux du Dimanche & Halloween Fête!

Do you ever feel "board" on a Sunday afternoon?:-)  Here's a cure: beginning October 26th  we are introducing  "Les Jeux du Dimanche"--board games in French from 3:00pm-4:30pm! We are trying to create a fun, family living room type experience that is immersion-style (only French spoken) so this is the perfect opportunity for French speakers of all ages to practice together in a cozy, informal setting.  Jouons ensemble!  

All language levels are welcome, but a basic understanding of French is preferred. Kids (ideal for ages 5+) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (but Mom/Dad if you're not in the mood for a game, feel free to wander around the store or just watch while we entertain them!). If a game is full, grab a chair and participate from the sidelines! Players will be first come, first served, but we'll try to make sure everyone who wants to gets a chance to play.    

We will be kicking off "Les Jeux du Dimanche" on Sunday, October 26th with a little Halloween Fête. Activities will be led by Adeline from the Alliance Française! We'll play Halloween-themed games, have some treats and listen to some favorite French Halloween songs like La Chanson des Squelettes. This event is FREE, but our space is limited, so please RSVP (please indicate number of attendees).  

 

Sunday, October 26th

October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM

 

Wednesday, September 17th

10-10:30am: FREE French Storytime at Bonjour Mama presented by Language Planet DC
Attend Event

 

 

Please note Bonjour Mama will be closed Friday August 28th but OPEN all Labor Day Weekend (Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5 and Monday 10-3pm). Come to Kensington for lots of fun all weekend long, including the "Paint the Town Art Show, 2014" right around the corner at the Town Armory. All our French-language art, coloring and sticker books are 10% off this Saturday, Sunday and Monday to encourage all your aspiring artistes! We also have tons more fantastic books--brand new, gently used and on sale! On Monday, don't miss the Labor Day Parade at 10am! Find out all the details for this weekend's festivities at www.explorekensington.com

 

Join us for French stories and songs with Madame Jackie!
Saturday, August 16th from 11am to 11:45am
Ages 3-8. Event is Free, RSVP appreciated.
 

 

Madame Jackie leads the popular French storytime at the Cleveland Park library, and we are very excited that she will be doing two FREE summer storytimes at Bonjour Mama!  The first is on Saturday, July 19th at 11am and the second Saturday, August 16th at 11am.

 

Thursday, 7/10

11am:  French-language playdate for ages 3-8: play, read, speak in French! Nothing formal, just fun en français. Cost: Free.

Sunday 7/13  
2pm-3:30pm: Bastille Day Fête Meet at the store, walk around the corner to the park for cake and activities:-)
RSVP appreciated: Cost: Free

Tuesday 7/15  
11am:  French-language playdate for ages 3-8: play, read, speak in French! Nothing formal, just fun en français. 

 

 

Treats provided by our sponsor:

Come to our FREE Bastille Day Fête

this Sunday, July 13 from 2-3:30pm!

Event is FREE, RSVP appreciated :-)

 

 Thank you to our sponsors, Alliance Française DC and Jenny Cakes Bakery! 

 

 

Saturday, June 29th
12:30-2:30pm:   The first meeting of our Club de Lecture (book club 7-10 year olds reading independently in French)
La première séance du club de lecture pour les jeunes lecteurs (7 à 10 ans)  
Limited spaces still available. Please RSVP to sefa.mawuli@gmail.com.  We still have a few copies of "L'Incroyable Zanzibar", the book selected for the first meeting, for sale ($13.50 each) at the store.  See the book description here (please note it is too late to order the book to be shipped in time for the 5/31 session). 

 

Friday, May 2: 

6pm -"Dîner sur l'herbe" / Pique-nique in the Park - bring your own dinner (and picnic blanket) and join us at the playground next to Safeway on Armory St. in Kensington (around the corner from Bonjour Mama).  Local drive-by dining options: Chipotle, Continental Pizza are across the street; Jenny Cakes has Quiches, Safeway has chicken tenders and salad buffet).  


Tuesday, 2/25/14

11am: French Storytime with Jacqueline!



Sunday, 3/2/14

2pm: French Storytime with Claire!

Thursday, December 12th: Playseum Christmas Party for a Cause

Saturday, December 21st: Alliance Française Fete de Noel + Booksale

Saturday, December 7th: Winter Fair, Lycée Rochambeau

Saturday, November 23: Francophone Festival, Montgomery County

Saturday, October 13th Book Sale & Kids Activities: Kentlands Octoberfest - Noon-5pm

Saturday, September 21 - Book Sale at the Alliance Française, 9am-3pm

Saturday, August 31st from 9am-2pm at the Bethesda Farm Women's Market

Saturday, August 10th from 9am-2pm at the Bethesda Farm Women's Market

Saturday, August 3rd from 9am-2pm at the Bethesda Farm Women's Market



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PAST EVENTS

 

Saturday, February 7th

9:00am-3:00pm: Pop-up Book Sale at the Alliance Française.

Saturday, February 7th

9:00am-3:00pm: Pop-up Book Sale at the Alliance Française.

Sunday, February 20th

2pm-3pm:  French board games & conversation organized by the Kensington French Language Meetup Group. FREE, Adults.

 

Saturday, December 20th

5:30-6:30pm:  Kids Holiday Activites & Treats in French and English
Don't miss our FREE bilingual Kensinton Row Bookshop / Bonjour Mama event: we will have kids Christmas activities and treats while playing French Christmas carols. Want to hear your favorites in English? Come around the corner at 6:30pnm to hear the Brookewood School Choir "Sing Songs ofChristmas" at the ArmoryAvenue Shops!   

Jeux du Dimanche: Holiday Party / Fête de Noël!

 

Vive le Vent, Jingle Bells.. 

Bonjour Mama invites you to a Holiday Party and special session of our weekly "Les Jeux du Dimanche" on Sunday, December 7th from 3:00pm-4:30pm! 
 
This event will be geared toward children ages 6-10, with games and activities led by highly experienced native French speaking teachers. This is a fantastic opportunity for kids to improve their French in a fun, festive environment. We will play games like bingo, dominoes, Clue, hangman, go fish, and more.  Before starting each game, our teachers will introduce the vocabulary needed to play according to children's age and level.  
Cost is $15 per child. Parents are welcome to drop off or stay. The fee includes one hour of guided play in French, followed by refreshments and popular French holiday songs, and a "tombola (raffle)" gift.  Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today
Vive le Vent, Jingle Bells... 
A l'occasion des fêtes de fin d'année, Bonjour Mama vous invite à une séance spéciale de nos «Jeux du Dimanche" hebdomadaires le dimanche 7 Décembre à partir de 15h00-16h30!
 
Cet événement sera orienté vers les enfants de 6-10 ans, avec des jeux et des activités, expliqués et dirigés en français par deux enseignantes hautement experimentées. Voici une opportunité fantastique pour vos enfants d'améliorer leur français dans une ambiance ludique et festive au cours de laquelle nous jouerons à des jeux comme le loto, les dominos, clue, le jeu du pendu et plus!  Avant le début de chaque jeu, nos enseignantes enseigneront le vocabulaire nécessaire en fonction de l'âge et du niveau des enfants.
Le tarif pour cette séance est de $15 par enfant. Les parents sont invités à laisser les enfants ou à rester dans la librairie. Le prix comprend une heure de jeux guidés en français, suivie de rafraîchissements, de chansons françaises d'hiver et de Noël, et une "tombola" cadeau. Le nombre de places est limité, alors réservez vite!  

Friday, December 5th, 7-9 pm 

Annual Antique Row Holiday Open House

Join the shops and merchants of Antique Row in Kensington for an evening of holiday celebration, refreshments, music, and cheer!

Stop by Kensington Row Bookshop and enjoy music by “Traditions” string band.  Sit for awhile and sing along to seasonal favorites, American heritage songs, roots music, and maybe even some German drinking songs!

And in addition to a wide selection of new and used children's books in French (and books for adults too!), Bonjour Mamawill have available a large selection of Usborne children's books in English.  You might just catch a Christmas carol or two in French! 

All are welcome!  Hope you will stop in for music and refreshments!

Happy Holidays!

Eli and Jennifer

3786 Howard Ave, Kensington

 

Wednesday, November 19th

10-10:30am: FREE French Storytime at Bonjour Mama presented by Language Planet DC

We are excited to announce that Language Planet DC will be presenting a series of FREE monthly Wednesday morning storytimes at the Bonjour Mama bookstore this fall.   Join us for songs, stories and more for children ages 0-6!    Storytimes will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 17th: 10:00-10:30am
Wednesday, October 15th: 10:00-10:30am
Wednesday, November 19th: 10:00-10:30am

 

Saturday, November 8th

9am-3pm: Bonjour Mama Book Sale at the Alliance Française!  Including holiday books & gifts!

Stay for the 2pm showing of M. Hublot as part of the Kids Euro Festival! (NOTE: the movies are now sold out)

 

 

Friday, October 31st

10:30-11:30am: Joyeux Halloween!

On Friday the 31st from 10:30am-11:30am we'll be doing Halloween themed activities at Bonjour Mama -- decorate a maison hantée, listen to spooky stories (like Maman a engagé one sorcière) We have lots of spooky chapter books for $4 or less. Venez vous faire peur!

Halloween stories & activities! FREE! No RSVP necessary - just come in!

 

 

Friday, October 31st

10:30-11:30am: Joyeux Halloween!

On Friday the 31st from 10:30am-11:30am we'll be doing Halloween themed activities at Bonjour Mama -- decorate a maison hantée, listen to spooky stories (like Maman a engagé one sorcière) We have lots of spooky chapter books for $4 or less. Venez vous faire peur!

Halloween stories & activities! FREE! No RSVP necessary - just come in!

 

Sunday, October 26th

October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM - FREE!!
Eventbrite - Les Jeux du Dimanche & Halloween Fête!

Do you ever feel "board" on a Sunday afternoon?:-)  Here's a cure: beginning October 26th  we are introducing  "Les Jeux du Dimanche"--board games in French from 3:00pm-4:30pm! We are trying to create a fun, family living room type experience that is immersion-style (only French spoken) so this is the perfect opportunity for French speakers of all ages to practice together in a cozy, informal setting.  Jouons ensemble!  

All language levels are welcome, but a basic understanding of French is preferred. Kids (ideal for ages 5+) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (but Mom/Dad if you're not in the mood for a game, feel free to wander around the store or just watch while we entertain them!). If a game is full, grab a chair and participate from the sidelines! Players will be first come, first served, but we'll try to make sure everyone who wants to gets a chance to play.    

We will be kicking off "Les Jeux du Dimanche" on Sunday, October 26th with a little Halloween Fête. Activities will be led by Adeline from the Alliance Française! We'll play Halloween-themed games, have some treats and listen to some favorite French Halloween songs like La Chanson des Squelettes. This event is FREE, but our space is limited, so please RSVP (please indicate number of attendees).  

 

Sunday, October 26th

October 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM

 

Wednesday, September 17th

10-10:30am: FREE French Storytime at Bonjour Mama presented by Language Planet DC
Attend Event

 

 

Please note Bonjour Mama will be closed Friday August 28th but OPEN all Labor Day Weekend (Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5 and Monday 10-3pm). Come to Kensington for lots of fun all weekend long, including the "Paint the Town Art Show, 2014" right around the corner at the Town Armory. All our French-language art, coloring and sticker books are 10% off this Saturday, Sunday and Monday to encourage all your aspiring artistes! We also have tons more fantastic books--brand new, gently used and on sale! On Monday, don't miss the Labor Day Parade at 10am! Find out all the details for this weekend's festivities at www.explorekensington.com

 

Join us for French stories and songs with Madame Jackie!
Saturday, August 16th from 11am to 11:45am
Ages 3-8. Event is Free, RSVP appreciated.
 

 

Madame Jackie leads the popular French storytime at the Cleveland Park library, and we are very excited that she will be doing two FREE summer storytimes at Bonjour Mama!  The first is on Saturday, July 19th at 11am and the second Saturday, August 16th at 11am.

 

Thursday, 7/10

11am:  French-language playdate for ages 3-8: play, read, speak in French! Nothing formal, just fun en français. Cost: Free.

Sunday 7/13  
2pm-3:30pm: Bastille Day Fête Meet at the store, walk around the corner to the park for cake and activities:-)
RSVP appreciated: Cost: Free

Tuesday 7/15  
11am:  French-language playdate for ages 3-8: play, read, speak in French! Nothing formal, just fun en français. 

 

 

Treats provided by our sponsor:

Come to our FREE Bastille Day Fête

this Sunday, July 13 from 2-3:30pm!

Event is FREE, RSVP appreciated :-)

 

 Thank you to our sponsors, Alliance Française DC and Jenny Cakes Bakery! 

 

 

Saturday, June 29th
12:30-2:30pm:   The first meeting of our Club de Lecture (book club 7-10 year olds reading independently in French)
La première séance du club de lecture pour les jeunes lecteurs (7 à 10 ans)  
Limited spaces still available. Please RSVP to sefa.mawuli@gmail.com.  We still have a few copies of "L'Incroyable Zanzibar", the book selected for the first meeting, for sale ($13.50 each) at the store.  See the book description here (please note it is too late to order the book to be shipped in time for the 5/31 session). 

 

Friday, May 2: 

6pm -"Dîner sur l'herbe" / Pique-nique in the Park - bring your own dinner (and picnic blanket) and join us at the playground next to Safeway on Armory St. in Kensington (around the corner from Bonjour Mama).  Local drive-by dining options: Chipotle, Continental Pizza are across the street; Jenny Cakes has Quiches, Safeway has chicken tenders and salad buffet).  


Tuesday, 2/25/14

11am: French Storytime with Jacqueline!



Sunday, 3/2/14

2pm: French Storytime with Claire!

Thursday, December 12th: Playseum Christmas Party for a Cause

Saturday, December 21st: Alliance Française Fete de Noel + Booksale

Saturday, December 7th: Winter Fair, Lycée Rochambeau

Saturday, November 23: Francophone Festival, Montgomery County

Saturday, October 13th Book Sale & Kids Activities: Kentlands Octoberfest - Noon-5pm

Saturday, September 21 - Book Sale at the Alliance Française, 9am-3pm

Saturday, August 31st from 9am-2pm at the Bethesda Farm Women's Market

Saturday, August 10th from 9am-2pm at the Bethesda Farm Women's Market

Saturday, August 3rd from 9am-2pm at the Bethesda Farm Women's Market



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