Members’ Newsletter September 2017
The Summer Reading Challenge has been fabulous this year - and the entries doubled. 126 began the challenge, and so far 53 have completed it. Don’t miss out on your medal and certificate, bring back your books when the library is open, and don’t leave them in the letterbox! You can still bring your last books back for your medal and certificate, for the next week or so.
Looking at the borrowing figures, 1751 books were borrowed in July, well up on last year.
There’s lots to look forward to this autumn: another Race Night on September 29 after the success of last year’s, and more live shows coming up…
Race Night at the Rothley Centre: Friday, 29 September, £2 for adults, £1 for U18s.
Doors open at 6.30, first race at 7.15. Bet on your favourite horse and you could win! Betting on genuine videoed races. A fantastic night last year - don’t miss it! Tickets available from the library, Parish Council Office, Vista, The Woodies and Gavin Taylor Hair. Lots of raffle prizes to be won on the night. Supported and sponsored by local businesses.
Storytime for Under 5s: Tuesday 5 and Friday 15 September, Tuesday 3 October, 9.30-10.15. Everyone is welcome. If you’d like to join the under 5s team, let us know.
Computer Support Digital Champions: Thursday 7 and 21 September, 5 October. 10-12 In association with Age UK.
Chess, Learn or Play: 7 and 14 September, 2-5pm: All abilities and ages welcome, from complete beginner to grand master.
Library Nights: Tuesday 5 September 7-8pm. Elizabeth Scott on using essential oils. Elizabeth will talk about essential oils, covering what they are and why it is important to use certified pure therapeutic grade oils. She will include different ways to use essential oils and some of the conditions they may be used to help with. This promises to be an informative talk about the potential of using a natural medicines cabinet.
Film Talk: Wednesday 20 September 7pm - Logan (2017). Taking a look at the latest X-men film that explores the decline of Wolverine through the language of the Western genre. Logan/Wolverine as a gunfighter who has aged and lost his edge as nature and time take their toll on him. Talk, discussion and clips with Tim Neath. For 18+.
Book Group: Wednesday 27 September 7.15-8.15.The Dogs and the Wolves, by Irène Némirovska. Ada grows up motherless in the Jewish pogroms of a Ukrainian city in the early years of the twentieth century. In the same city, Harry Sinner, the cosseted son of a city financier, belongs to a very different world. Eventually, in search of a brighter future, Ada moves to Paris and makes a living painting scenes from the world she has left behind. Harry Sinner also comes to Paris to mingle in exclusive circles, until one day he buys two paintings which remind him of his past, and the course of Ada’s life changes once more…
Book group: Wednesday 1st November.Vintage, by Maxine Linnell.
Film Club is back! 20 October, 2pm, the Rothley Centre. Lion 2016. Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. 25 years later, with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. Stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman.
The library has become a promoter for Live & Local, which brings touring shows to local venues, so here are more diary dates. Bookings at the library, or phone 07747 738939 or 07764941574.
Friday November 10, 7pm Your Bard. Professor Nother is giving a talk about Shakespeare authorship in the function room at the Shakespeare pub – but he doesn’t believe the man from Stratford wrote those plays. That’s Will’s cue to kick the door off the hinges and defend his reputation. Come and meet the man himself and take the lid off a legend in your local. He’ll tell you all about his family, what it’s like on tour and the glory days at the Globe. Queen Elizabeth I, Christopher Marlowe and Ned Alleyn – you’ll meet them too. Intermingled with a few of his greatest hits - and maybe a sonnet or a song. Bookings open soon.
And in January, we present Songbirds, with Kate Dimbleby (David’s daughter). Friday January 26, 7pm.
What’s your song? Not your favourite song, but the one inside you that defines who you are? For years Kate Dimbleby has made shows about other people’s voices and stories – hiding behind the smooth sophistication of Peggy Lee, the bold blues of Bessie Smith, the fragile tones of Dory Previn. But Kate has always had another nagging voice in her head – what’s her true story, why is she not singing it and who are the people on that journey? So she started listening… from London to the forests of Canada, the streets of New York and Bristol, recording the sounds and people around her.
The library AGM will be on Friday, 3rd November at the library. Everyone who receives this newsletter is eligible to come and vote. There’ll be more news on this next month.
More new books will be arriving soon, this time biography and memoir. Remember there’s also a set of Books on Prescription, with information about heart disease, mental health, cancer, dementia and more. They’re near the kitchen, in the wellbeing area.
All library events are run by volunteers and everyone is welcome. Some of them are Pay As You Like – you choose what to contribute if you’d like to.
For more information, go to the library, phone us on 0116 2376162, follow the library on Facebook and Twitter, or visit the website www.rothleycommunitylibrary.co.uk