The Alliance Française of Northwestern Connecticut (AFNWCT, Inc.) will host a talk in English on the “French Influence in the Caribbean,” as part of its “Café, Croissants, Conversation” series.

The program will take place Saturday, February 25th, at 10 a.m. at the Woodbury Library, 269 Main Street South, Woodbury.The speaker is Dr. Leslie Desmangles, a native of Haiti and professor of International Relations at Trinity College in Hartford.

The first hour of the program will be in English.  In the second hour readings and discussion on the topic will take place in French. Reservations are requested to prepare for refreshments.  Call 203-263-4096, or e-mail

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