Wrexham Library have sent us details of a handful of the many events and book reviews that are available at the library this month.
EU Pub Quiz 2013
Europe Direct Wrexham in partnership with Glyndwr University Student Guild is holding an EU pub quiz in the Centenary Club on Tuesday 15th October at 8:30pm. Entry to the quiz is free with a chance to win prizes including Wrexham Lager gift packs. Quiz participants will also be served ‘Chip Butties’ during the quiz with a maximum of six participants per team. The quiz is open to all students and members of the public. Come and see how well you know Europe.
For any questions please contact Europe Direct Wrexham – 01978 292090, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Five to try at Mediatheque, Wrexham Library
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:
A City Reborn (1945)
Coventry prepares to rise from the ashes of WWII in this moving docu-drama.
Telly Savalas Looks at Birmingham (1981)
“This is my kind of town”: Kojak himself narrates this pun-filled early 80s travelogue.
Bhaji on the Beach (1993)
A group of Asian women swap Brum for the beach in Gurinder Chadha’s exuberant feature debut.
Anita & Me (2002)
A Black Country village in the 70s is not an easy place to fit in for a young Sikh girl in this star-studded comedy based on Meera Syal’s novel.
Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story (2008)
Julie Walters steps into the sensible shoes of a fellow West Midlands icon.
Storytime at Gwersyllt Library
Come and join us at Gwersyllt Library for our free storytime sUpessions for pre-school children and babies. The sessions take place on Friday 1st November 2.05pm, and Friday 6th December 2.05pm. For further details please phone 01978 722890 or email email@example.com
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard ship from Ireland, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk.
WE3 By Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely
This graphic novel tells the story of three lost pets and how they have been experimented on with robotics by the military. They have been trained to replace soldiers in warfare, but they were only prototypes and they now face being decommissioned. The lead scientist takes pity on them and releases them into the wild, with devastating consequences. While this graphic novel contains some scenes of violence that may make it unsuitable for younger readers, this is a unique and important story. Each chapter begins with a poster depicting one of the lost pets, and it is truly horrific to see how they have been changed almost beyond recognition in the chapter that follows. This is a work of science fiction that takes the idea of animal experiments and exaggerates it, in turn making the reader really think about the morality of experimenting on animals. It offers no answers, but asks really important questions of our relationships with animals.