Reminisce at Llay Library

Join us at Llay Library to share your memories, reminisce with books, try out our new activities and meet and chat with others. Reminisce at Llay Library will take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1pm, with the first session on Tuesday, June 27. Refreshments will be available and individuals, families and carers will be very welcome. Call 07747 431607 for more details.

Lego Make and Take

Do you love being creative with Lego? Steve Guinness, the Brick Consultant and Channel 4's Legomaster Champion will be holding special sessions at four of our libraries for children aged 4+ during July. The sessions will allow children to have fun building with Lego plus they get a small kit to take home. There are one-hour sessions available at 9.30am, 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Steve will be visiting Ruabon Library on July 24 (01978 822002), Wrexham Library on July 26 (01978 292090), Llay Library on July 27 (01978 8551000) and Cefn Mawr Library on July 28 (01978 820938). These sessions are free of charge but you must reserve your place as spaces are limited. We'd love to see you there!

To borrow or buy, that is the question

Did you know in 2022 the bestselling celebrity stories where different to those borrowed from libraries? A pattern is emerging that nine out of 10 spots in the sales chart is occupied by celebrities, compared to four in the library loans charts. The top titles in libraries seem to favour more personal and emotional accounts of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances. The top sales for books for 2022 were written by Jeremy Clarkson, Bob Mortimer and Miriam Margolyes. The most borrowed autobiographies for the same year were written by Raynor Winn, Michelle Obama and Adam Kay. Whatever your preference you can borrow all of these books and many more from Wrexham Libraries.

IT for beginners at Rhos Library

If you find it hard to understand and use your computers, smartphones or tablets, then why not pop into Rhos Library on Tuesday, July 4, from 10-noon, and have a chat with staff from Groundwork training. Groundwork will be delivering classes in the library covering all three of these areas of IT over the summer months but they are holding a drop in session on July 4 for you to meet the team and find out more about the courses. The courses will be free of charge and are available to people aged 19+.

Author of the Month

Originally from Ceredigion, Lleucu Roberts now lives in Rhostryfan. She was an editor in Y Lolfa for a period, now she works as a freelance novelist and scriptwriter for the radio and television. She has won the Tir na nOg prize on several occasions and she has won the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize and the Prose Medal at the 2014 National Eisteddfod in Carmarthenshire, the first person to win both prose prizes in the same year. Lleucu also won the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize in 2021 in the Eisteddfod Amgen. She currently lives in Gwynedd with her husband and family.

Adolygiad Llyfr

Am Ddiwrnod gan Margaret Johnson a Meinir Wyn Edwards

Am Ddiwrnod by Margaret Johnson with Meinir Wyn Edwards

Am Ddiwrnod by Margaret Johnson with Meinir Wyn Edwards

Mae hon yn stori ysgafn sy'n siwr o apelio at bawb. Mae ynddi droeon trwstan, rhamant, a thipyn o hiwmor. Mae'r prif gymeriad yn un agos atoch, ac yn ferch y gellir uniaethu â hi ar bob lefel.

Mae'r llyfr yn addas ar gyfer dysgwyr ar lefel Mynediad sydd wedi bod wrthi'n dysgu Cymraeg ers ychydig fisoedd. Beth sy'n hollol wych am y nofel hon yw'r ffaith nad yw'r awdur yn cymryd yn ganiataol o gwbwl y bydd y darllenydd yn deall unrhyw eirfa newydd, felly ceir ystod o eirfa ddefnyddiol ar waelod pob tudalen. Mae'r brawddegau'n ddigon syml i ddechreuwyr yn eu misoedd cyntaf o ddysgu. Does dim defnydd o stwythurau cymhleth na defnyddio ffurf gryno'r ferf yn y gorffennol.

Rhiannon Taylor: Adolygiad oddi ar, trwy ganiatâd Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru

This is a Welsh Leaners book read and reviewed by Ruabon Library's Grwp Sgwrsio (Welsh leaners group)