We regularly host lectures, workshops, and exhibitions open to the public. If you are interested in holding an event at the library, please contact us!


Special Events


Education in Rural India: a talk via Skype and an exhibition at the International English Library by Syeda Asia

In a Skype session from 6 to 7 pm German time, Syeda Asia will talk to you about the challenges of rural education in India using the Government Upper Primary School in Mandawa, Rajasthan, that they sponsor as an example.


After the talk, you will have the opportunity to buy cards which have been made* using photographs of drawings made by these school children. The proceeds from the sale of the cards along with half the entrance fee for the talk will be donated to the school. Further donations are welcome. We will also be displaying posters made by the pupils of the Goerres Gymnasium in Dusseldorf, who did a project week on India last winter and raised money for the village school in Rajasthan by selling self-made chutneys and spices. 


When:    Thursday, 22nd June 2017 at 6.00 pm sharp

Where:   International English Library, Conference Room

Admission charge:  € 5 (includes a drink and a nibble)


Please register by fax, phone or email by 20th June 2017.


* Cards made by Thorsten Penno www.bastelonkel.de


Syeda Asia is working as a Gandhi Fellow to improve student-learning outcomes through activity-based learning. She has initiated sustainable projects in the field of environment, arts, human rights and digital literacy, to connect schools with their communities.



Bi-annual Book Sale

Twice a year we fill our event space with books for sale, most for just one euro each, and transform our reading room into a cafe where you can enjoy homemade cakes and savories with a cup of coffee or tea.


Join us for our next book sale in autumn.




Regular Events


Tales for Tots

Stories and Songs in English for children aged 12-36 months accompanied by a caregiver


Mondays at 11:30am

1st Saturday each month at 11am


No registration necessary - just come along!

For more information call Mel  on 0173 8172146


Preschool Storytime

Storytime for children from 3-5 years and younger siblings.

Tuesdays at 4:30pm.

Relaxation and Yoga Classes

Deep relaxation, breathing techniques & yoga postures. No experience necessary.


Tuesday evenings from 8pm-9:15pm

Wednesday mornings from 10am-11:15am


Courses run for 6 weeks - cost €40 per course. To sign up contact Sonia by phone at 0162 825 9930 or by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Book Club

Join us to discuss our book of the month! Books are chosen by the group at each meeting.


We meet once per month on a Thursday from 6-7:30pm.


Upcoming dates:

July 13 - A Mother's Reckoning by Sue Klebold

September 14 - Stoner by John Williams

Hours and Location


Mon - Wed 12:00 - 18:00
Thurs 14:00 - 20:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00



Friends of the International Library
Kasernenstr. 6
4th Floor
40213 Düsseldorf



0211 / 8368963