Abergavenny Library was the venue for An Evening in the company of Manon Rhys and T James Jones.
Manon and Jim are two of Wales most loved and respected writers and we were very privileged that they accepted our invitation to Abergavenny.
Manon won the crown in the last Eisteddfod and has also won the prose medal. Jim has won two crowns and a chair.
The crowning and chairing ceremonies are amongst the highlights of the Eisteddfod week and the award of a crown or chair for poetry is a great honour. Jim also had the honour of being selected to be the archdruid from 2009 to 2012.
The evening was organised by the local branch of Merched Y Wawr and the proceeds are being used to sponsor prizes at the National Eisteddfod to be held in Abergavenny in August 2016.
We extend our thanks to Abergavenny Library for allowing us to use such an appropriate setting for the visit of two Welsh bards.
During February we will be holding digital drop-in surgeries at each of Monmouthshire’s libraries/hubs.
These will provide an opportunity for you to call in with your queries or problems relating to accessing our digital services on your portable devices.
This will include advice and help with e-books, audiobooks and e-zines.
Bring your devices with you…
Thursday 11 February
12pm to 1.30pm – Usk Library/Community Hub
3pm to 4.30pm – Caldicot Library/Community Hub
Friday 12 February
10am to 11.30am – Monmouth Library/Community Hub
12.30pm to 2pm – Chepstow Library/Community Hub
Friday 19 February
10am to 11.30am – Gilwern Library
12.30pm to 2pm – Abergavenny Library
The Friends of Chepstow Library Reading Garden and The Friends of Chepstow Library, held ‘Go Red’ coffee mornings at Chepstow Community Hub, with all donations going to support the National Eisteddfod.
Customers shared their thoughts on why they loved Wales which ranged from the ‘stunning scenery’ to ‘Tom Jones’!
Abergavenny Junior Borough Band made their annual appearance at Abergavenny Library Hub this Saturday, playing to an audience of around 60 locals.
The band played some lovely well known favourites including ‘Away in a Manger’ and ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ and played us out with the well known classic “We wish you a Merry Christmas”.
The Evening was finished off with mince pies, stollen bites and coffee.
Friends of Abergavenny Library Service (FOALS) kindly donated £20.00 towards the Borough Band funds.
The friends of Chepstow Library Reading Garden were delighted to present the winner of the Design a Storytelling Chair competition with a book token and a Winner’s Certificate.
Pupils from The Dell School were given a special story time and the opportunity to talk to the creator of the chair which is situated in the Library Reading Garden for all to enjoy!