There’s always something going on at the libraries in Wrexham. Here is just three of the events that are taking place this month.
Competition winner at Wrexham Library
A member of Books Inside Out, a creative writing group for children at Wrexham Library, has won a national competition. Beth Harrop, 10, entered the Postcards from the Past competition along with the rest of the group in June, and her entry won her the top prize in the 8-12 age group. The competition, run by Manchester Metropolitan University, invites participants to write a postcard from a specific year in history as though written by a fictional or real character. The group based their postcards on the sinking of the Titanic. Beth’s unusual take on the idea made her postcard slightly different from the rest – being from the point of view of the iceberg, apologising to Captain Edward Smith for sinking the ship. Kaye Tew, organiser of the competition, commented that the panel of judges “particularly liked the quirky approach of writing from the perspective of the iceberg – it really made her entry stand out from the crowd.”
Beth’s postcard has been illustrated by the design studio at MMU, and she has been presented with 100 copies of it by children’s author Eoin Colfer at the Manchester Literature Festival. More information on the competition can be found on the Postcards from the Past blog: http://postcardspast.blogspot.co.uk/
Get Reading, Get better, Get Libraries
Welsh libraries are encouraging everyone to take a fresh look at their library this autumn as they take part in a national campaign to promote the benefits library usage can have on people’s health and well being, literacy and learning and even help with the cost of living! From mood-boosting books and reading groups to large print, audio books and free e-books plus the housebound service and activities for all ages – libraries will be showing how they can have a positive impact on your life during the ‘Get Reading, Get Better, Get Libraries’ campaign. A full programme of free events for all the family in libraries and local communities across the whole of Wales will be published on librarywales.org Here in Wrexham during the campaign the mobile library will be at the Racecourse ground on match days during the Rugby League World Cup, to ‘Get Behind Wales’ and support their efforts to win the competition. There will be an opportunity to WIN tickets to the quarter final match, plus a chance to meet some of the Welsh squad before the first game as well as joining in the fun with face painting, ‘Passing the Book’ and lots of free goodies.
Cefn Mawr Library
Did you know that Cefn Mawr Library have a Knit and Natter group which meet at the library every Wednesday between 2.00 and 4.00pm? This session is suitable for all levels of Knitters (and Natters) and tea and coffee is provided. For more details call the library on 01978 820938.