Newnham Community Library opening hours changed from May 2015
Our Thursday hours are now from 14:00 to 18:00.
Thursday 21st September
David Freeman will demonstrates the way that the global record business started in the 19th century.
In the 21st century most of our music reproduction comes from digital sources but at the very start it was a needle making a wavy line on a wax cylinder. The sound wave was collected by a horn – but you still had to shout!
David may well demonstrate his 1904 cylinder player as well as a more modern gramophone that plays 78rpm discs.
Come along and listen to the music that our ancestors bought over 100 years ago. We have come a long way!
Help with your iPad and Tablet
NEXT iPAD SESSION will be at 2:30 on the last Monday of September
Monday, 25th September 2017
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!
Friday, 20th September 2017
Poetry reading by Tony Curtis
Poetry Reading by Tony Curtis, Emeritus Professor of Poetry at the University of South Wales,
winner of the National Poetry Competition, Dylan Thomas Prize and Cholmondely Award
Saturday, 21st September 2017
Horrible Histories – Fun Day
Thursday, 16th November
Andrew Kerr from the Sustainable Eel Group will talk to us about the life of an eel.
In the past month we have bought the following books:-
The Gunslinger – Stephen King
Wolves of Calla – Stephen King
This Was a Man – Jeffrey Archer
Days Without End – Sebastian Barry
Night School – Lee Child
The Whistler – John Grisham
I See You – Clare MacIntosh
The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry
Rather be the devil – Ian Rankin
The Ashes of London – Andrew Taylor
All Wrapped Up – Holly Smale
Girl Online going Solo – Zoe Sugg
Girl online on tour – Zoe Sugg
Girl online – Zoe Sugg
Mind Blown – Matthew Santoro
Top of the class – Tom Gates
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain – John Boyne
The Dare – John Boyne
Severnside to Circassia – David Adams
Year of Living Danishly
Europe by Rail: The Defi
Nine Lives – William Dalrymple
Black Apples of Gower – Iain Sinclair
British Bed and Breakfast – Alastair Sawday’s
The Library has FREE Wi-Fi access to the Internet, so you can come in and surf the ‘net’ too.
We can do copying, scanning, binding, trimming and laminating
Please ask in the library office
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.
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
A Little Off The Top
Stand & Deliver
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
Meet the authors:- Rebecca Tope & Andrew Taylor
Ghost Stories for Christmas
Doctor Who days
F W Harvey evening
Cabinet of Change – Flow Contemporary Arts.
Medieval Barber Surgeons
Victorian Workhouse at Westbury on Severn
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.
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.
The Armoury Hall
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.