Partners in Crime

Over the coming weeks, Welsh Libraries in partnership with Estyn Allan will broadcast via social media channels a series of exclusive videos featuring crime writers from Wales. The videos will highlight authors talking about their books, their writing processes, plus workshops relating to the art of crime writing. Welsh language videos will feature English subtitles so you won't miss a thing. If you've missed last week's video's visit our Facebook pages at Llyfrgelloedd Wrecsam or Wrexham Libraries. Next week we will be featuring Gwen Parrott, Louise Mumford, Myfanwy Alexander, G B Williams and Philip Gwyn Jones. We look forward to having your company.

Knit and Natter

Knitting isn't just about creating new cardigans or socks; research has found it can reduce depression and anxiety, slow down the onset of dementia, distract from chronic pain and can lower your heart rate by 11 beats per minute. Throw in a dollop of a good old natter in a comfortable and relaxed environment and you could be on your way to improving your health and wellbeing. Knit and Natter sessions are now taking place in Ruabon Library every Friday afternoon. So why not join the group where a warm welcome and a cup of tea awaits you?

Book sale

Don't forget Wrexham Library has a sale of withdrawn non-fiction books throughout the month of October. There is plenty on offer but if you're a fan of Bake Off and want to learn more about baking or you just want to plan your holiday next year, or fancy a good biography then we have books to help you. All books are sold as seen and cost £1 for hardback and 50p for paperbacks.


PORI is the new app from Welsh Libraries which will allow you to access Welsh public libraries catalogues from your mobile device. You will be able to renew and reserve books online, manage your account, search the catalogue of most Welsh public libraries and have access to the free to download e-book and e-audio books if they're in the Welsh libraries catalogue. You won't need to log on to another website, if you are a library member. To download this great app visit - App Store: Pori Wales and/or Pori Cymru; Play Store: Pori Libraries Wales and/or Pori Lyfrgelloed Cymru. For more information visit

Reading Well: Mental Health

The Reading Well for Mental Health collection of books provides helpful information and support for managing common mental health conditions, or dealing with difficult feelings and experiences. Some books also include personal stories from people who are living with or caring for someone with mental health needs. The books are chosen by health experts and people living with the condition covered. There are special collections in Wrexham, Brynteg and Rhos libraries but in the meantime visit for more details.

Book Review

My One True North by Milly Johnson

My One True North by Milly Johnson

My One True North by Milly Johnson

I love the books by this author, and this one did not disappoint me. The characters are good and written about so clearly that you can easily imagine them being real people. Laurie and Pete have just gone through their own separate tragedies, even though they don't know each other. They are both really struggling with their grief, so it's suggested by their respective friends that they go to a counselling group where they can both talk. We also meet a few characters who pop up from other books. This book has secrets, lies, love, hope and forgiveness, the only disappointing feature was that I finished it too quickly. Although sad at times it did make me feel good at the end! Tina