Cahors. The 2023 entertainment program at the media library

Sophie Alaux, Deputy Director of the Grand Cahors Media Library. (©Actu Lot)

HAS Cahorsin the Batchthe 2023 program of animation to the Grand Cahors media library promises to be very rich, with in particular a first participation in the Mycéliades in February.

After two years under health restrictions, the Grand Cahors Media Library and its network of libraries and media libraries, recovered in 2022, with a strong increase in attendance. 450 people benefited from thefree registration, last October, at theoccasion of 20 years of the Mediatheque.

Around 900 admissions were recorded, across the network, during documentary film month in November. 1 Around 500 documents were sold during the cultural sale on 17 December ; the next taking place on 1er July 2023.

Meetings around comics in Cahors

For this beginning ofyear 2023, through several highlights and appointments, the Mediatheque of Grand Cahors has concocted an enticing program, showing the diversity ofcultural offer, from novel to digital, through music and film.

the Tuesday, January 10, 2023at 6 p.m., Vanessa Calas, a psychotherapist based in Pradines, will lead a conference-debate “Living and growing up with screens », in partnership with Pluri Santé 46.

The 1st cultural highlight of theyear 2023 will take place from January 10 to March 4in partnership with the Lot Departmental Loan Library, “ VSwhat is comics ? », a new event around comics.

During this period, an exhibition, accessible from 10 years, will show the techniques of makinga comic book. Several appointments will punctuate this event. the saturday 28 januaryfrom 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Angèle, colorist of the “Kid Paddle” comic strip, will demonstrate her work and lead a workshop on registration, accessible from 8 year. the friday 10 february, at 6 p.m., Damien Cuvillier, comic book author, to whom we owe “Nuit noire” or “La Guerre des Lulus”, adapted for the cinema, will present his work and sign his books. the Wednesday February 22from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., the press cartoonist Jo, who illustrates the drawing of La Vie Quercynoise every week (page 2), will present his creative work, before a board-making workshop, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., on registration from 12 year.

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For 2023, the participation to access the services of the Grand Cahors Media Library and its network does not vary. The subscription is 5 € for the inhabitants of Grand Cahors for those over 18, 2 € for students, job seekers, and recipients of social minima and free for those under 18.

For people outside Grand Cahors, subscription at €2 for those under 18, at €10 normal rate, with a reduced rate of €4, for students, unemployed, RSA-ists and other holders of social minima. This rate allows you to borrow for 4 weeks: 10 books, 10 CDs, 10 DVDs, 10 magazines, 1 tablet or e-reader, 10 books read, 8 digital books and 8 videos on demand.

reading night

As well as “ the French-speaking factory ” the Friday January 20 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., or the Henri-Martin Museum on Sunday January 22 from 3 p.m., with a theatrical visit of the museum, the Mediatheque of Grand Cahors and its network participates as every year, from January 19 to 22at thenational operation of the reading night “, whose theme this year is “ the fear “.

The media library coordinated the program of its network, and came to the aid of the other programmers for communication. And she concocted a family program, the saturday 21 january.

From 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the Phénix Cadurcien, participants will have to solve riddles of disappearances, every half hour. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., the youngest, untilat 10 years, will be able to listen to tales to shiver. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., every half hour, from 11 a.m. years old, werewolf game.

The students of the Conservatory ofdrama du Grand Cahors, from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., will offer theatrical readings of texts by Jo Witek. From 15 years, from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., you can play hopscotch Say see your fear “, beforelisten to textsAdeline Dieudonné, by Laurine Roux or Maupassant, from 7:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

As with every date, from January 19 to 22the media library will present works related to the theme, fear.

In addition, still as part of the Night of Reading, the students of the Grand Cahors Conservatory will read “ the revealing heart » dEdgard Allan Poe Friday January 20 at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. at the Heritage and Research Library place Mitterrand (on registration at 05 65 24 09 05).

the sunday 22 januaryerfrom 3 p.m., the Pontcirq library will offer, for everyone from 2 years, an afternoon of traditional tales, on registration, at 06 83 68 44 99. The Pradines Media Library has also concocted activities as part of the Night of Reading.


For the first year, during the first half of February, in partnership with the Le Grand Palais cinema, the media library will participate in the Myceliades, a national event aimed at bringing together cinemas and media libraries. Joined this organization the club dastronomy of Gigouzac, which will offer an evening ofobservation at Mont St-Cyr as part of the nights of the stars ofwinter, the friday 10 february from 7 p.m. to midnight, and Le Carrefour des Sciences et des Arts, which will lead a workshop “ Satellites in danger » at the media library saturday 11 februaryat 2 p.m. and 3:30 abouta game ofsurveys, aimed at solving riddles, on registration, from 11 years (duration: 1h15). The cinema Le Grand Palais, as part of this premiere, will offer screenings, February 4, 11 and 12.

Spring of poets

From March 11 to 27the Grand Cahors Media Library will participate in the 25th edition of the Printemps des Poètes, whose theme will be “ Borders “. In this context, saturday 11 Marchat 4 p.m. meeting with the poet Mehdi Ait-Ali and discussions around his book “ Travel far and high », published by Ingens. For this Printemps des Poètes, Maryse Vaugarny will lead a workshopwriting.

the sSaturday March 18the network’s media libraries, in Cahors, Pradines, Espère, Fontanes and Mercuès, will participate in the Short Film Festival with the screening of several short films.

As part of theYear of Denmark, the Saturday March 25at 4 p.m., the Cadurcian media library will receive Mo Malo, author ofa detective series set in Greenland around theQaabaaq investigator Adriensen. From 2018 to 2020, from “Quaanaaq” to the last “ Summit », he published 4 works around this investigator.

That same day, the March 25within the framework of New from Cahors “, reading-shows for young audiences will be programmed.

Every year, with Cinelatino “, in partnership with “ Cinema meetingsToulouse Latin America », the Mediatheque of Grand Cahors screens the winning film of the jury of the mediatheques of the Occitanie Region. So the saturday 1er aprilat 4 p.m., will be screened “ Apenas el sol », by Arami Ullon, released in 2020 and awarded by the media libraries in 2021. This Paraguayan film challenges the notion ofidentity, with the way of life of the Ayoreos, who have been swept away, with theevangelization.

And always the usual appointments

In addition to these one-off meetings, around key events, there will still be regular events in 2023.

Except in July and August, every Saturday, at 11 a.m., from September to June, there is a quarterToddler Hour, with an additional session, during school holidays, Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Once a month, with Heritage Treasures », the Heritage and Research Library presents a treasure from its collection, as will soon be theencyclopedia of Diderot and dAlembert. The next meetings will be January 11, February 15 and March 15all at 4 p.m.

In partnership with Cahors Echec, the Saturday February 25from 2 p.m., you can rediscover chess.

The media library will also offer the game festival throughout the month of May 2023, with board games, video games, word games, old games…

As deputy director Sophie Alaux reminds us, all these events are free. The purpose of this rich program is toirrigate the territory of Grand Cahors through a cultural policy open to all, to create social ties, and to develop thecritical spirit, conducive to civic-mindedness.

Convenient : Médiathèque du Grand Cahors, 185, av Jean Jaurès, in Cahors, open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tel. 05 65 24 13 44; [email protected] Heritage and Research Library, place Mitterrand in Cahors, open Tuesday to Thursday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tel. 05 65 24 09 05; [email protected]
Opening hours and contact details for the other sites in the network: media libraries in Pradines, Mercuès and Espère, the libraries in Labastide-Marnhac, Fontanes, Montat, Catus and Pontcirq and the reading point in Labastide-du-Vert: see the site www.mediatheque.grandcahors.frwith regular animation updates.


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Cahors. The 2023 entertainment program at the media library