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Christmas is fast approaching, and with just a few weeks left until the big day, there is still time to enjoy the festivities at Wrexham Library.

Christmas Books

To help you indulge in the festive season Wrexham Library has a selection of books for you to enjoy with a Christmas theme this December.

There are classics such as Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol or a seasonal mystery in Hercule Poirot’s Christmas from classic crime writer Agatha Christie. Jane Green and her friends bring you an enchanting trio of seasonal tales in The Holiday plus a collection of stories about falling headlong in love and the miracle of second chances.

If you need some practical help Carolyn Bell’s Perfect Christmas is the ultimate guide to cooking, decorating and gift-making for the festive season. The beautifully illustrated Christmas Cupcakes and Cookies by Hannah Miles is packed with plenty of ideas for delicious home-made delights to make and enjoy or give as gifts.

So whether it’s a festive read or some useful hints and tips take some time out from this hectic time of year to visit Wrexham Library.


Santa visits Cefn Mawr Library

On Monday 9th December between 3.30 and 4.30 Santa will be visiting Cefn Mawr Library. To help Santa, there will be Christmas stories, children’s crafts, and mince pies and lots of books for you to read. So if you would like to meet Father Christmas and tell him all your wishes for this Christmas then make sure you catch him there! For more details on this free event please contact the library on 01978 820938!


Christmas Wreath Making

On the 20th December from 1:00pm-3:00pm you can join in the fun and make your own Christmas wreath at Cefn Mawr Library. There will be a small charge of £2.50 to cover the cost of the moss ring plus there will be free refreshments to keep you going during this creative time. Please bring along with you a ball of string or twine, some greenery (essential) such as holly, ivy or raided hedge rows, then for decoration (optional) pine cones, ribbon, poinsettia, Christmas baubles or anything else you can think of. Please note booking is essential for this session. For more details please contact Cefn Mawr Library on 01978820938.


Mediatheque – Five to try

The British Film Institute (BFI) Mediatheque offers unique access to a vast catalogue of British made film and cinema at Wrexham Library, which is the only BFI Mediatheque in Wales. It is open six days a week and is FREE for everyone to enjoy, so why not make time to visit and try one of these…

The Dark Eyes of London (1939)

A landmark in British horror cinema: can shifty insurance broker Bela Lugosi shed any light on those bodies floating in the Thames?

Torment (1947)

A mentally unstable crime writer commits murder in a twisted attempt to give himself a feeling of reality.

The Three Weird Sisters (1948)

Three spinsters battle their younger brother in this gothic tale from Dylan Thomas.

Death is a Number (1951)

Occult drama in which a numerologist relates the family history of his racing driver pal, and the tragic part played in it by the number 9.

Hands of Destiny (1954)

Meet Dr Josef Ranald, palmist to the stars – and the odd dictator.


Christmas presents!

Are you struggling to find that extra special Christmas present? Then look no further as Wrexham Library is selling many local publications to help you with your shopping this year. The latest title to be added to the collection is Coedpoeth Memories by the Coedpoeth Historical Society which recounts tales of the local schools, shops, individuals and much more. The book is also laced with many old photographs to help take you on a trip down memory lane. In addition there is Heroes and Gentlemen all by Grevin Jones, the story about the soldiers of Rhosllanerchrugog; Someone else in the audience by local author and poet Aled Lewis Evans and St. Mary’s Cathedral by Kathryn Byrne. There are limited copies available so why not visit the library today to grab yourself a bargain?