On Thursday 21st March, we're delighted to welcome Professor Michelle Brown to the library for a local history talk. This should make for a very interesting evening, and hopefully we'll all learn something new about out lovely town and the surrounding area.
Two weeks later, on Thursday 4th April, we have Patrick Gale launching his latest paperback at the library, with plenty of opportunities for questions from the audience. We envisage this being a very well attended event, so as space is limited you can ensure you get a ticket in advance from the library. Tickets are free, but, as with all our library events, donations on the evening are very welcome!
We're delighted to announce that we're launching a short story competition in association with Lafrowda, to link in with the 2019 Lafrowda Festival theme "Off the Page".
By short, we really mean short, with a word limit of 200 words, and there are four age categories running from under 7's to adult — so no excuses not to have a go!
The deadline is the 24th May 2019. For more information see our Story Competition information page.
We've been posting updates since we started the website in November 2016. You can read our previous news updates here.
Of course, it's not just Cornwall that is experiencing dramatic changes to library provision. Up and down the country, communities are having to find new solutions for funding libraries, with many increasingly relying on volunteers.
An excellent website to learn more about the wider picture is Public Libraries News, which includes a list of over 400 volunteer libraries from the UK (with links), as well as copious other information. It's encouraging to read just how much other communities have managed to achieve, and how so many community-run libraries are thriving.