Book Day Competition
To celebrate World Book Day Gwynedd Council Libraries are launching an ‘Extreme Reading’ competition, and are asking readers of 16 years old or above to send a photo of themselves reading in an unlikely location.
The winner will win a ‘Red Letter Day’ gift voucher with a chance to experience an unforgettable day out.
To take part in the competition, send the photograph with your name and address to email@example.com - closing date is 28/3/2014.
Lectures at Caernarfon Library
This spring, Caernarfon Library will be hosting two lectures about some of the Arfon area’s most renowned writers.
On Tuesday, 4 March at 7.30pm, Angharad Price will be delivering a lecture about writer T.H. Parry-Williams, and on Tuesday, 25 March at 7.30pm, Peredur Lynch will be talking about ‘Mr Kate Roberts’ with a talk about Morris T. Williams, the husband of the famous writer.
Entrance will be by ticket only, and only a restricted number of tickets are available. You can book a ticket which cost just £1 per lecture, by calling at Caernarfon Library or you can book in advance by calling 01286 679463 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer support available in Gwynedd Libraries
The new Macmillan Cancer Support information and support service has recently opened in four libraries across south Gwynedd.
This new service is available to anyone affected by cancer, whether you are currently undergoing treatment, have survived cancer or if you are a carer, friend or relative of someone who has or has had cancer.
Drop in sessions will be held every Friday in Porthmadog (10:00am-12:30pm) and Blaenau Ffestiniog (2:00pm-4:00pm) and every Tuesday in Dolgellau (10:00am-12:30pm) and Barmouth (2:00pm-4:00pm) – all are welcome.
Alaw Mon Thomas-Davies will be available at these sessions to provide information and support on a one-to-one basis. To contact her directly, contact her on email: email@example.com or call 07878448447.
Cofis Bach are inspired by history
Caernarfon youngsters have been inspired by local history to produce an art exhibition. Following a successful showing at Oriel Pendeitsh there is a further opportunity to see the exhibition at the library gallery, Maenofferen Centre, Blaenau Ffestiniog from 28 February until 1 April.
To produce their work, Cofis Bach – a local organisation in Caernarfon which gives the children new opportunities within the arts – visited the Gwynedd Archives then attended workshops with artists.
The Cofis Bach group visited Caernarfon Record Office where the Education Officers gave an introduction to the Quarter Sessions collection and building. The children visited the strongrooms and also the Conservation Unit where they created a seal.
Following the visit the group created the work during a series of workshops under the guidance of the artists Annwen Burgess and Nia Lloyd Roberts.
Porthmadog Library Story Time
Porthmadog Library Story Time will restart on Monday 10th February at 2:00 to 2:45. The session will be held on the second and fourth Monday every month from now on. For more details contact Porthmadog Library (01766) 514091
Welsh and bilingual story and rhyme times sessions - a warm welcome to all! Please contact your local library for further details
Bangor Library - every Friday, 1:30 - 2:30
Barmouth Library - first Friday every month, 2:00 - 3:00
Blaenau Ffestiniog Library - first Wednesday every month , 2:00 - 3:00 and every Friday 10.00 - 12.30
Caernarfon Library - every Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30.
Dolgellau Library - first and third Tuesday every month, 11:30 - 2:30
Llanberis Library - first Tuesday every month, 1.30-2.30
Penygroes Library - second Friday every month, 10:45 - 11:30
Porthmadog Library - second and fourth Monday every month, 2.00 - 2.45
Pwllheli Library - second and fourth Friday every month, 1:30 - 2:30
Tywyn Library - first Tuesday every month, 2:00 - 3:00