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Creative Writing Workshop - Creating Characters at @PorthcawlLibrary 🖊️
Join us on Tuesday, 14th March - 11am - 12:15pm for a Creative Writing Workshop.
Characters are central to any story. In this workshop, working in pairs, you will discover how to create characters that come to life on the page. This is a session for both new and experienced writers where the emphasis will be on learning through enjoyment.
Booking is essential. Please call Porthcawl Library on: 01656754845 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Library - Wonderful Windows – Community Window Display Workshops 🪟 🎨
Come and help us make some beautiful window displays for our libraries. Learn some techniques and contribute to making something special. Craft packs are also available from 15th – 25th February for you to purchase for £2.50 to make a display at home and join in all the fun.
Drop in sessions:
•Porthcawl Library -Monday 20th February - 10am – 4pm (closed 1pm – 2pm for lunch)
•Aberkenfig Library - Tuesday 21st February - 10am – 4pm (closed 1pm-2pm for lunch)
•Pyle Library - Thursday 23rd February - 10am – 4pm (closed 1pm – 2pm for lunch)
For all the latest information and inspiration, search for and join our Facebook group - Wonderful Windows - Ffenestri Ffantastig
Our February Issue Newsletter is now live! 📰 🎉
If you would like to receive a copy directly to your inbox every month, head over to our website and sign up now to join our FREE mailing list!
💬 Time to Talk Day 💬
Talking about mental health isn't easy. But a conversation has the power to change lives.
That's why this Time to Talk Day, we're encouraging everyone to make space in their day for a conversation about mental health.
The doors at all of our libraries are always open for you to call in for a cuppa and a chat. We also have biscuits too! We are always here for a Warm Welcome 💙
#TimeToTalk #AwenLibraries #WarmWelcome #MentalHealthMatters
Ukulele for Beginners Course 🎼
A free Ukulele for Beginners course starts at Maesteg Library this Saturday.
Visit Maesteg Libraries Facebook page, and look at the Events section for more information.
Running at 10am for the next six Saturdays, join these fun, free sessions courtesy of the Wales Ukulele Project.
Call 01656 754825, email email@example.com or message them on Facebook to book 📞
#UkuleleForBeginnersCourse #AwenLibraries #WalesUkuleleProject
A little bit of reading goes a long way 💙
The library is the perfect place to #DipIntoReading and get started on your reading journey.
Our libraries doors are always open to everyone, and we are always here for a cuppa and a chat 💚
Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with BorrowBox!
This February, celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month with the very best titles that engage with the community’s history, culture and experiences.
Discover inspirational memoirs, award-winning literary fiction, retellings with diverse representation, irresistible romance, poetry and much more!
Download the BorrowBox app now for FREE to explore LGBTQ+ History Month eAudiobooks and eBooks.
#BorrowBox #Bolinda #ListenUp #Audiobooks
What we do at our Awen Libraries... 📚
Our Awen Libraries are accessible, warm and welcoming spaces, with friendly, professional staff on hand to assist customers.
✅ The first library service in Wales to remove fines for overdue books.
✅ Free Wi-Fi
✅Activities for everyone
✅ Study spaces
✅ E-Books, Magazines & Resources
✅ Large Print books available
And so much more! Visit one of our Awen Libraries now 📖
#AwenLibraries #WarmWelcome #NationalStorytellingWeek #DipIntoReading #Libraries
📖 New Children's Books - Porthcawl Library 📖
There has been a delivery of lovely new children's books at Porthcawl Library this week! 🎉
Why not pop in to our libraries to browse and borrow some of our regular New Children's Books.
📜 Family History Sessions Reminder 📜
Throughout January, February and April, there will be Family History drop-in sessions, and workshops taking place. The sessions will be taken by our own Local Studies Library Assistant, Anna Rankin.
In these workshops, Anna will be showing you how to use Ancestry. Ideal for those with little or no experience and want to learn more. People are welcome to follow along using the PCs, but there is no pressure if you want to learn by watching. We will show you how to create a search for births, marriages and deaths, before moving on to the census, parish registers and problems you may encounter. We all hit brick walls along the way, so we will discuss other methods of performing your searches. It will give you an insight as to what resources are available at your local library and at Y Llynfi, our local and family history library.
The drop-in sessions are ideal for those who have hit a brick wall and want some help, advice, or a fresh pair of eyes! We can try wildcards on Ancestry and other possible sources of information available from the library.
Please note that booking in advance isn’t required.
🖌️ Celebrating Christopher Williams Birthday🖌️
🖼️ David Lloyd George 🖼️
Christopher Williams painted David Lloyd George on several occasions. Lloyd George was a great fan of Williams’ work, calling him ‘one of the most gifted artists Wales has produced.’