Beginners Bridge

Between 2 and 4pm each Friday there is a “Beginners Bridge” class held in the community room.
This is a U3A club, so incurs a small annual membership fee. For more information contact Tom Wright via the library.

Christmas Quiz

People may remember the paper-based Easter Quiz that we did last year,  Our old friends Rosemary and Roger have put together a Christmas Quiz, with questions ranging from the reasonably easy to the rather challenging.  As such, it is ideal for family and friends get-together over Christmas.  There is a prize for the winner.  Quiz forms can be collected from the Library now for £1.00 each, and returned, completed, by  Friday 3rd January.  Have a go – fun and challenging!

Duke of Edinburgh Students

We’ve had lots of Duke of Edinburgh Awards students in the Library for their volunteering module.  This has been very successful, and these students have a good time and often continue to volunteer after they have completed their hours.  There are lots of different things to do, so if you need a placement, drop into the Library and let us know.  We can take two students at any one time.

Beetle Drive

Advanced notice of a Beetle Drive at the Library on the 29th February 2020.

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AN APPEAL

We want to create a children’s play area in the Library and to this end we want to provide a toy box.  We have lots of soft toys, but would really like some Duplo and Brio construction toys.  Does anyone have any to spare that their children have grown out of?  If so, it would be great if you could donate these to the Library.

The Christmas Lights Switch-On

We shall be taking part in the Parish Council’s Christmas event, the Switching on of the Lights, on Friday 29th November.  The Library will transform itself into Santa’s grotto, ready for Santa and his favourite elf, Sprinkle, to say hello to the children and hand out presents. Our community room will sell hot and cold drinks and lots of cakes, plus some little individual Christmas cakes.  In addition, there will be musical and dance entertainment and a number of Christmas stalls – and, of course, the big Lights Switch-On.  Hope you can join us!

Please note: car park closed from 3:30pm.

MEET THE AUTHOR

In early November, Jon Wilkins, editor of Exhausting a Place in Leicester, came along to the Library with several of his contributors, to talk about his book and to entertain us with readings of prose and poetry.  Attendance at this event was a bit disappointing, but actually it was really lovely.  To hear poetry about places that you know well but have never seen in that particular light has great charm.  It certainly evoked a sense of nostalgia and I, for one, will explore it far more carefully in future.  Places mentioned included Bradgate Park, the Welford Road Cemetery, Scraptoft Hall and Rosie’s Doughnuts in the market very evocative – I can small them!  I came away with a sense of great pride in our historic and vibrant city, something I haven’t really felt before.  Jon has kindly donated a copy of his book to the Library and it is available for loan.