Rothley Community Library

October newsletter

It’s October, and this month the library celebrates its first birthday – a year since the Grand Opening! It seems an age ago, and five minutes too.  We’ve made it through the year without having to close once through lack of people. There’s also a lot going on, as you’ll see from this month’s news. This is a good time to come and join the team, we’re recruiting and there’ll be full training. Welcome to two new team members who’ve just started.

The Race Evening went down a storm at the Rothley Centre, and it could become an annual fixture. About £570 was raised for the library, a fantastic result for a very good evening. Thanks to everyone who made it happen, and particularly to all our local businesses who sponsored races and gave very appealing raffle prizes: Corts, Dolce & Verde, the Woodies, Rothley Court Hotel, Cuppas, Gavin Taylor Haridressing, the Post Office, the Fish & Chip Shop, Elan, The Flower Shop and Phoenix-risen Cards.          

There’s a flyer for new residents in Rothley, which will go out to as many people moving into the village as possible. If someone new moves in next door to you, let us know or better still, drop in and pick up a flyer for them.

You can also drop in and have a look at our new Wellbeing display and the Books on Prescription. They’re available to borrow too, so instead of going to Dr Google, find something that’s recommended by health professionals and gives you the full picture.  There’s a section for young adults, too.

Our AGM is on Friday 14th from 7pm-8pm, and we’ll really appreciate you being there if you can make it. You can find out how we’re doing and help us move forward – and there’ll be a glass of wine and nibbles too. Let us know at treasurer@rothleycommunitylibrary.co.uk. Nominations are open for spaces on the board of trustees – please think about joining the board. More information on the website.

Special request We’re looking for someone who could keep archives of our events, posters, displays, photos etc. – it’d be great if you’re also interested in doing photography at events, but that’s not essential. Contact Sue if you’re interested.

So what’s going on this month?

Police and Neighbourhood Watch surgery: Saturday 1. 10.30-12.30.

Storytime for under 5s: Friday 21 October, then Tuesday 1 November.  9.30-10.15am.

Computer support digital champions event: Thursday 20 October and 3rd November from 10-12, in association with Age UK. Come and fill the gaps in your knowledge and skills.

Film Club: Friday 14 October, Florence Foster Jenkins, 2pm at the Rothley Centre. £5 under 60’s, £4.50 over 60s. Friday 18 November, Golden Years.

AGM: Friday 14 October,6.30 for 7pm at The Old School Rooms. Come and have your say and share in some drinks and nibbles. New trustees welcome! Read more on the website.

Big Book Sale: Saturday 15 October, 10-1 It’s our first birthday! Pop in, have some birthday cake and a cuppa too.

Book Group: Wednesday 19 October. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 7.15-8.15. Everyone’s welcome. Wednesday 23 November, The People of the Book.

Library nights: The Problem of the Poor: Tuesday 25 October, a talk by Terry Sheppard 7-8. The pauper experience in the Barrow Union and its Mountsorrel Workhouse.

All library events are run by volunteers, and everyone is welcome. Most events are Pay as you Like.

For more information, go to the library, phone us on 0116 2376162, find us on Facebook and Twitter, or visit our website rothleycommunitylibrary.co.uk

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