NEWNHAM LIBRARY

  

 

I’m absolutely delighted to tell you that Justice McKenna has this morning ruled in favour of Gloucestershire library users in the High Court on Equality grounds – this is a real vindication for our campaign which has long said that is it unfair to remove libraries from the most disadvantaged/vulnerable members of our communities.
What exactly this will mean for our libraries going forward is still under discussion by the QCs in court. This is all I know at the moment – I’ll let you know more detailed news as I get it from the texts and tweets coming in.
There is lots of media coverage already.
See FOGL twitter page for links as we get them https://twitter.com/#!/FOGLibraries

Newnham Community Library opening hours changed from May 2015

Our Thursday hours are now  from 14:00 to 18:00. 

Forthcoming events

Help with your  iPad and Tablet

NEXT iPAD SESSION will be at 2:30 on the last Monday of November

Monday, 27th November 2017

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Following a number of recent meetings with fellow iPad users in Newnham, and finding we all seem to

need a bit of help, Mike Penny will be in the Library from 2:30 till 4:00 on the last Monday of the month.

Bring your iPad and a donation to the library, then we can see how we can assist each other.

The sessions are run along the lines of a workshop where those that know a little can help those who know less than a little!

SUSTAINABLE EELS

Thursday, 16th November

Andrew Kerr from the Sustainable Eel Group will talk to us about the life of an eel.

 

 

NEW BOOKS

In the past month we have bought the following books:-

The Nature Of Winter Jim Crumley
Thin Air Michelle Paver
Shelter Sarah Franklin
Walking Away Simon Armitage
The Making Of The British Landscape Nicholas Crane
Dunbar Edward St Aubyn
Soldier Spy Tom Marcus
Homegoing Yay Gyasi
Zog and the Flying Doctors Julia Donaldson
Scarecrows Wedding New Edition Julia Donaldson
Twit Twoo School Mouses Big Day Lydia Monk
Darkest Dark Chris Hadfield
Tidy Emily Gravett
Giraffes Cant Dance Giles Andrae
Bike Nation Peter Walker
RHS Encyclopedia Of Garden Design Royal Horticultural Society
Boy Called Christmas Matt Haig
Girl Who Saved Christmas Matt Haig
Proper Healthy Food Nick Knowles
5 Ingredients Quick & Easy Food Jamie Oliver
Hag-Seed The Tempest Retold Margaret Attwood
The Handmaids Tale Margaret Attwood
Victoria & Abdul Shrabani basu
The Hidden Life Of Trees Peter Wohlleben
History Of Wolves Emily Fridlund
Exit West Mohsin Hamid
Career Of Evil Robert Galbraith
Sellout Paul Beatty
Never Let Me Go Kashio Isiguro
Forest in Old Photographs Humphrey Phelps
Elmet Fiona Mozley
Column Of Fire Ken Follett
Origin Dan Brown
The Golden House Salman Rushdie
Ballet Shoes Noel Streatfield
Some Kind Of Immortality Tony Curtis
From The Fortunate Isles Tony Curtis
Fungus The Bogeyman Raymond Briggs
Willy The Wimp 30th Anniversary Edition Anthony Browne
Elephant and the Bad Baby Elfrida Vipont
The Secret Life of Cows Rosamund Young
Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders

 

The Library has FREE Wi-Fi access to the Internet, so you can come in and surf the ‘net’ too.

Update

We can do copying, scanning, binding, trimming and laminating

Please ask in the library office

 

New Laptop

We have a laptop all set up for visitors to use.  It allows much faster Internet access than the People’s Network Computers and can be used at any table in the library.  Please ask the librarian when you visit.  It is not suitable for use by un-supervised children.  You can use it for writing, browsing the Internet and looking at your emails.  You can also print from it too – in colour and up to A3 in size.

 

EVERYTHING ELSE

On the book front – do keep feeding us ideas on what to get.

So look out for great things shortly, and do please tell us if you have any ideas or concerns. We are determined to make the Library become a great success, and without your continued input that will be impossible.

Some of the things that we have done already

 

 

John Putley talked to us about Tudor Barber Surgeons, the highwaymen of Gloucestershire and there will be another one coming soon, possibly on pirates – who knows?

 

In the past

Adventures in The Book Trade

Wine Tasting

Meet the authors:- Tony Curtis, Rebecca Tope & Andrew Taylor

Ghost Stories for Christmas

Doctor Who days

F W Harvey evening

Horrible Histories

Cabinet of Change – Flow Contemporary Arts.

Medieval Barber Surgeons

Victorian Workhouse at Westbury on Severn

Poetry Reading – Tony Curtis

Baroness Royall of Blaisdom

Pilgrims

A Little Off  The Top

Stand & Deliver

 

I’m absolutely delighted to tell you that Justice McKenna has this morning ruled in favour of Gloucestershire library users in the High Court on Equality grounds – this is a real vindication for our campaign which has long said that is it unfair to remove libraries from the most disadvantaged/vulnerable members of our communities.

What exactly this will mean for our libraries going forward is still under discussion by the QCs in court. This is all I know at the moment – I’ll let you know more detailed news as I get it from the texts and tweets coming in.

There is lots of media coverage already.

See FOGL twitter page for links as we get them https://twitter.com/#!/FOGLibrarie

We are now NEWNHAM COMMUNITY LIBRARY  (NCL for short) which continues to provide all the services and features Newnham Library users have always enjoyed.   You can order books from other libraries, return books that you have collected from other Gloucestershire County Council libraries and browse the book shelves just as before.  We still have a photocopier and two computers for Internet use.

The Library is now open in its new location at the Armoury Hall.  Where we  have all new bookcases funded with great help from Newnham Parish Council.  We have our own office space, but share the main ground floor space with other community users.

Outside normal library hours (which remain broadly the same as they always have been) you can return your books through our letter box.  This is sited uphill and to the left of the Armoury Hall entrance.   The phone number remains the same 01594 516296.

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NCL is run by a board of directors as a Charitable Company Limited by guarantee  whose main members are Isobel Bihlmeier, Susan Faircloth and Mike Penny.  The directors are supported by a team of over 30 volunteers.   This decision was taken after careful consideration and lengthy discussion.  We now have a larger space that is more useful and flexible, with better disabled access and as a community venture, we will be in a community building.

We now have 33 trained volunteers.

Just as a gentle reminder, please remember to bring your library card with you when you come and visit us.

Our opening hours will remain just the same – they are listed at the top of this page.

I’m absolutely delighted to tell you that Justice McKenna has this morning ruled in favour of Gloucestershire library users in the High Court on Equality grounds – this is a real vindication for our campaign which has long said that is it unfair to remove libraries from the most disadvantaged/vulnerable members of our communities.

What exactly this will mean for our libraries going forward is still under discussion by the QCs in court. This is all I know at the moment – I’ll let you know more detailed news as I get it from the texts and tweets coming in.

There is lots of media coverage already.

See FOGL twitter page for links as we get them https://twitter.com/#!/FOGLibraries

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The Armoury Hall

Dean Road

Newnham,

Gloucestershire GL14 1BB

Tel. (01594) 516296

 

If you know your borrower number, you can renew your books on line

The library also has two computers provided by GCC for access to the internet, and remember there are some things like Ancestry.com which are accessible for FREE via the County Library network.