The Libraries is conducting a study to evaluate several features on our website. We want to find out what works best for people who use it -
people like you - so we can improve the design and functionality of the
"The festival showcases the diversity of contemporary French cinema with
seasoned directors, like Alain Resnais and the Dardenne brothers,
playing alongside relative newcomers like Celine Sciamma and Christian
Duguay, with spectacular performances from Charlotte Gainsbourg,
Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Bérénice Bejo, Yvan Attal, Cédric
Kahn, and The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius. From
explosive dramas to unpredictable comedies, historical epic to
family-friendly animation, this year's Festival truly offers something
You can find us at D'Ambrosio Gelato shop in Capitol Hill 1542 12th Ave Ste 3, Seattle, WA. (Read more: here.)
When is BIS open?
Even if the Gelato shop is open, BIS is open only on Sundays from 2pm to 4pm (except holidays).
Can I check out books at any time?
Only BIS volunteers have access to the books on the shelves. Volunteers
will be present at the shop to help you on Sundays 2-4pm. The owner of
the shop and the shop workers can not take or give you books. However
they can give you information about the Biblioteca.
Do I need to pay?
Membership to the BIS is free. You will just need to fill in a form
with your information and agree to BIS rules to become a member.
Can I donate my used books?
Yes, we are more than happy to receive donations of books written in Italian or of Italian authors translated in English.
Can I donate books written in English?
you can donate books written in English but the author must be Italian
or the topic of the book must be related to Italian culture.
I do not have used books, how can I make a donation to BIS?
the moment BIS is not accepting donations of money, but you can buy
some new books for us. You can find suggestions on our wish list in the
notes and buy books on amazon.com, rizzoliusa.com, deastore.com.
The Delegation of the European Union to the United States has launched a
new EU geography game called Metropolis: Cities of Europe. The game was
developed as a fun and interactive tool for raising U.S. awareness
about European history, geography, and culture. Each player has to
answer 14 questions and each correct answer is a city in one of the EU's
28 Member States. Once players think they know the answer, they can
click on the location of that city on the interactive map. Players will
be scored on two criteria: first, how fast they respond, and second, how
close they are geographically to the right city. People may play the
game as often as they like. The person to achieve the highest score
between July 8, 2014 and August 15, 2014
will win a voucher for two round-trip tickets to Brussels, Belgium.
Only U.S. residents who are 18 years old and above are eligible to win
the award, but the game is open to anyone who would like to play.
Have fun and good luck!
Need some help with your EU geography and history? Find the answers at UW Libraries.
Language learning has been a constant in Joy Maa’s life. She was raised
in a bilingual household, speaking both English and Mandarin Chinese
from earliest childhood. In high school, her Spanish teachers
enthusiastically praised and encouraged her. At the UW she majored in
not one but two foreign languages, Spanish and Japanese. Maa is the 2014 Dean’s Medalist in the Humanities, chosen on the basis of academic performance and faculty recommendations...(more).