Libraries, Learning and Fun!


Individual libraries held various events during Adult Learners’ Week (17 – 21 May 2011) including: Poetry and Short Story Reading, Basic Family History Researching using the libraries subscriptions to Ancestry and Find My Past, Digital Photography, and Social Networking.

Chepstow Library offered a variety of taster sessions for Adult Learners’ week which took place 14 – 20 May.

Customers wanting to find out more about their family history came along to a beginner’s session where previously unknown about twins were found and the joy of tracing families back through the census returns discovered.

The Introduction to Social Networking proved popular and attracted interest from customers who had already attended our First Click course. Our special thanks go to the Chepstow Knitters who set up in the library on the intergenerational day of the week and showed enthusiastic customers young and old how to finger knit.

Usk Library held an Intergenerational Fun Day in partnership with Usk Community Educational Centre where story time sessions were held for both the under 5’s (including balloon animals and colouring) and 5 – 11 year old’s.

The most popular of all of the events seemed to be the Digital Photography Taster Sessions which were run at both Caldicot and Monmouth.  Customers who attended these sessions gave some very positive feedback.

  • “Very Good”
  • “Amazing amount in a short time”

For future sessions our customers would like to see events and activities based around both current and topical issues.  For example: The managing of music files, Skype, Ipads and Smartphones.

Library staff will be attending the ever popular annual Family History Day at County Hall on Saturday 11th June.

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