Library Events for August

Library Events for August

Trip to Cheddar and Street, Somerset

A good time was had by all on July 13th. We spent a few hours in Cheddar for lunch and a browse/walk around the village before our visit to the outlet centre. You can see from the delirium on Paul’s face that many of us found the shops irresistible.


The Summer Reading Challenge 2019 has been launched. The initiative encourages children aged 4 – 11 to read at least six library books during the summer holidays. Thursday July 18 saw the launch of the Challenge during the morning assembly at Wenvoe Primary School. This year the Challenge focuses on the theme of ‘Space Chase’ – an adventure featuring aliens and a family of astronauts inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Children are challenged to read at least six library books over the school holidays and collect rewards, such as stickers and book marks, on their way to receiving their challenge certificate and medal.

Amazing Spectacular Space, Wednesday 21stAugust from 10 am ‘ll 12 pm, in the Library – A Special Library Event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first landing on the moon. The workshop will be run by David Breen who worked at Techniquest for many years. This is a drop-in activity for families, but adults interested in space are most welcome. Find out about the planets in our solar system and exoplanets. These are planets which orbit distant stars. Control a hydraulic robot arm and wear our version of space gloves to complete simple tasks. How does gravity affect the weight of a simple object on different planets? Handle meteorite samples and small samples from the Space Shuttle and Apollo space capsules.

Family History Sessions – Tuesday mornings

Have you always wanted to trace your roots and learn more about your ancestors? We are holding weekly drop-in sessions for beginning and more experienced genealogical researchers. On-line genealogical sources via Ancestry and FindmyPast are available for in-library use. The library has free Wi-Fi so you are encouraged to bring your laptops/tablets to share your research with others. There is no need to book. Fee £2 a session.

Help with IT. Wednesdays – all day

Digital Champions – Get FREE 1-to-1 help with your phones and tablets. If you aren’t yet connected to the Internet, there’s a lot you’re missing out on. That’s why we are offering a range of FREE support sessions to help you get you started, increase your

confidence, or build on your existing skills in using your mobile phones, laptops and tablets. Sessions need to be booked in advance so why not call in or ring us to find out more.

Sharing experiences: Each month we’ll be inviting people to share memorable experiences of places they have visited. Your contributions are welcome.

Readers’ recommendations: We are asking readers to let us know whether they have particularly enjoyed a book that they can recommend to other readers. We are putting these recommended books on a separate shelf in the library for the attention of other borrowers. This initiative is really popular so please let us have your suggestions.

Pop-up Book Stalls: We continue to hold our successful pop-ups. Look out for us outside the Village Stores over the next few months with a selection of good-quality donated books at reasonable prices. All proceeds go to keeping your library open.

Book donations: Many thanks to those who have donated books. We are always grateful to receive good quality books. We can always collect your books if you find it difficult to drop them off at the library.

Clwb Clonc: Our Welsh conversation group continues to go from strength to strength. Learners and first language Welsh speakers who want to practise their conversational skills can join us for an informal chat. Weekly meetings are held on Mondays in the café at Pugh’s Garden Centre at 11 am, and at 7pm on the second Thursday of the month in the bar of the Wenvoe Arms. Croeso i bawb.

Welsh Language Book Club: We have had a few requests for a Welsh language book club. If you are interested in joining, please send us an email and we’ll put you on the list.

Book Bags: We have some lovely grey canvas book/shopping bags for sale in the library at £5 each,