The library team wishes everyone a very happy new year, and invites you to come and see everything the library has to offer in 2017. Thanks to everyone for all your help and support in 2016. If you’d like to give a talk on your pet subject, to help in the library, or to take part in what’s going on, just drop in and talk to one of the team. “You get the feeling it’s not going to stop here – it’s still developing,” said one of the team members.
Events to come in January
Storytime for under 5s: Tuesday 3 and Friday 20 January, 9.30-10.15am.
It’s RSPB Big Birdwatch time, so we’ll be preparing with making a simple bird feeder from recycled materials in the library, Saturday 21 January 10-1pm.
Harry Potter night Thursday 2 February. Join us for a crazy evening of fun. Readings, film clips and activities. Dress up if you like! 5-7pm.
Computer support digital champions event: Thursdays, 5 and 19 January, 2 February from 10-12, in association with Age UK. Come and fill the gaps in your knowledge and skills, or get started.
Post office closure. The post office facility will close on Saturday 14 January at 12.30, when Gurdip will lose the franchise. There will be a collection for him and Sukhi, contributions to Rothley Community Library, Rothley Parish Council, Dolce & Verde, Latimer Designs, Cuppas or Rothley Pharmacy. A presentation to Gurdip at Rothley Community Library will be held on Saturday 14th January at 12.55 where there is an open invitation for all to say a fond farewell. (Some Post Office facilities will be provided at the newsagents after the closure).
Film Club: Bridge of Spies (2015) Friday 20 January. During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release.
Films are at 2pm at the Rothley Centre. £5 under 60’s, £4.50 over 60s. Free refreshments.
New! Film Talk: Local artist and film fan Tim Neath will show clips and get us talking about Frank Capra’s well-loved Christmas film, It’s a Wonderful Life. Monday 16 January, 7-9pm. Everyone welcome, pay as you like. This has been rescheduled from December, so please support it if you can!
Book Group: Wednesday 11 January, After me comes the flood, by Sarah Perry. Wednesday 15 February, Dear Amy, by Helen Callaghan. Wednesday 15 March, Daughter of smoke and bone, by Laini Taylor.7.15-8.15pm.
Police surgery: Saturday 7 January at the library, 11-12.
Big Book Sale Another big book sale, thanks for all your donations! Saturday 18 February, 10-1pm.
All library events are run by volunteers, and everyone is welcome. Most events are pay as you like. www.rothleycommunitylibrary.co.uk. Find us on Facebook, go to the library, or phone 0116 2376162.