LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Wrexham's libraries have some amazing books focussing on the lives and work of some courageous people. Titles include Love Frankie by Jaqueline Wilson, To Be a Gay Man by Will Young, From Prejudice to Pride by Amy Lame, Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman, Believe Me by Eddie Izzard and much more. All of these titles can be added to your next Order and Collect list or they can be downloaded to your BorrowBox app.

St David's Day

St David is the patron saint of Wales and St David's Day is celebrated on March 1, the day David is rumoured to have died. His best-known miracle is said to have taken place when he was preaching in the middle of a large crowd at the Synod of Brefi, where the ground on which he stood is reputed to have risen up to form a small hill. A white dove, which became his emblem, was seen settling on his shoulder. You can read more about St David and Wales and its customs, culture, language, history, politics and much more by phoning your local library and chatting to the staff about your reading preferences. Don't forget to wear your daffodil!

Author of the Month for February

Simon McCleave, author of The Snowdonia Killings.

Simon McCleave, author of The Snowdonia Killings.

Simon McCleave was born in South London. When leaving university, he worked in television and film development. He was a script editor at the BBC, a producer at Channel 4 before working as a story analyst in Los Angeles. He worked on films such as The Full Monty and television series such as the BBC crime drama Between The Lines. Simon then became a script writer for television and film. He wrote on series such as Silent Witness, Murder In Suburbia, Teachers, Attachments, The Bill, EastEnders and many more, before moving on to write best-selling crime novels featuring DI Ruth Hunter. Ruth has given up the streets of London for a more peaceful life in rural North Wales. The first book in the crime series is The Snowdonia Killings. Simon has just signed a deal to turn the books into a television series.

Looking for inspiration?

We all know how hard it is to choose books without being able to browse. However, if you have a social media account on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook we can help you choose your next book. We regularly post photos of themed book displays from all of our libraries, as well as book reviews, suggested reading and other related book topics. Follow us on: Facebook - Wrexham Libraries | Llyfrgelloedd Wrecsam; Twitter - @WxmLibraries | @LlyfrgellWcm; Instagram - wrexlib


Did you know Wrexham Libraries offer a service where you can download 10 eBooks and 10 eAudiobooks for free for 21 days via the BorrowBox App? Borrowing digital content has never been simpler, smarter or more convenient. BorrowBox digital content is available any time from work, home or anywhere 24/7. You can reserve or borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks and 10 eBooks at a time. Browse their library of the world's best authors and titles as well as enjoying newsletters, bonus interviews and author profiles. How and where you enjoy your favourite titles is your choice in just a few easy steps, all you need is a valid library card. For more details visit and follow the online service link.

Book Review

Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer

Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer

Hidden in Plain Sight by Jeffrey Archer

This is the second of the William Warwick chronicles from the master storyteller and prolific author, Jeffrey Archer. In this story, we find DS Warwick called to investigate an infamous south London drug lord. As he closes in on the gang, the like of which he has never seen before, Warwick encounters an old enemy. It will take all his of skill and wily intelligence to bring to him to justice with an unexpected trick: hidden in plain sight. Although second in the series, Hidden in Plain Sight can be read as a standalone story. The story is full of twists and turns, and is a fast paced, nail-biting read from this consummate story-teller. This book is available both from the library shelf and on Borrowbox.