Friends of St Just Library

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January 2020 Update

Happy New Year! With all the refurbishments behind us, and the Town Council due to move into their offices in the library in late January, things are beginning to settle down and we can look forward to enjoying our wonderful library. We've already got many events planned — please see the 2020 Programme to see what we have in store for you.

Our first event of the year is TV producer and author, Maggie Fogarty, who will be at St Just Library on Thursday January 23rd, talking about her career in national television making documentaries and popular factual programmes.

Maggie was producer of the original ITV Animal Rescuers series, looking at the work of RSPCA Inspectors and has a Royal Television Society documentary award.

She will also be talking about her writing having completed a novel and a three part novella series, along with a number of short stories. Her story "Namesakes" was a finalist in the 2011 Writers and Artists Year Book (WAYB) short story competition. Maggie lives in Marazion and has recently joined the Board of Directors of Coast FM radio.

Doors open 7:00 pm for refreshments, with the talk starting at 7.30 pm. Admission is free, but, as always, donations are very welcome.

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2020 Programme of Events

Thursday 23rd January, 7pm:
Local TV producer and author Maggie Fogarty will talk about her life and work in television and as a fiction writer.
Thursday 20th February, 2pm:
Author Helen Evans reads from her book "The Oakers' tale". Children aged 5-7 are invited to listen to the tale about the Treebies, and take part in a follow-up workshop.
Thursday 12th March, 7pm:
Carolyn Kennet, a local researcher in the history of astronomy, will talk about astronomy and heritage in Cornwall.
Thursday 30th April, 7pm:
Author Ruth Shedwick will talk about her novel "Trembleath", a paranormal whodunit set in Cornwall.
Thursday 11th June, 7pm:
Local historian, Jean Nankervis will talk about Zennor Women through the centuries.