The Alliance Francaise of Northwestern Connecticut (AFNWCT) is sponsoring a lecture, “French Chic,” by French interior designer and furniture historian Florence de Dampierre. The lecture, in English, will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11:00 a.m. at the Woodbury Library, 269 Main Street South, Woodbury. De Dampierre’s elegant books ranging in price from $37-$63 can be purchased at the event and a book signing follows the presentation. Admission is free and open to the public.

De Dampierre is the author of a best-selling book entitled “French Chic,” which features decorations and furnishings of her own house in Litchfield. Her articles on interior design have appeared in such journals as: “House and Garden,” “House Beautiful,” and “Elle Décor.” She is the owner of Florence de Dampierre Antiques in New York City.

The Alliance Francaise is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the language and culture of France and other French-speaking countries. Programs include: lectures, films, travel opportunities, language classes, social activities, conversation groups and book clubs. For further information on these programs, or for reservations to the lecture on “French Chic,” call: 203-263-4096, or e-mail: