An American-style spelling bee, modelled after the National Spelling Bee in the USA, is an English-spelling event that has involved over 100 children from 30+ schools. The annual event ran for 8 years and offered the community language comes to life activities at the library, a movie-screening, preliminary written round and the oral final event. We hope to bring this popular event back in the near future. Please contact us if you would like to help support, sponsor, or volunteer.


France Brain Bee is a neuroscience competition for high school students and an affiliate of the International Brain Bee (IBB). Students in grades 9-12th (3ème- terminale) are eligible to compete in the annual event. In addition to inspiring careers in neuroscience, the global mission of the brain bee initiative is to  teach students about the brain, its functions, and to dispel  misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses. Our partners include the ICM Brain and Spine Institute who is the official sponsor and host and the American Library inn Paris. Visit our website: