IT skills for beginners at Cefn Mawr

Groundwork Training are offering a short course for anyone who wishes to learn basic IT skills at Cefn Mawr Library starting on Thursday, September 14, from 1pm-3pm for six weeks. The course is aimed at beginners who have little or no experience using IT, aiming at building their confidence using IT. Sessions include familiarisation with Chromebook, online safety, using email, searching the web and much more. To book your place please call Groundwork on 01978 757524.

Learning at Lunchtime

Join us on Wednesday, September 6, from 1pm-2pm at Wrexham Library as author Stuart Shuttleworth talks about his book, Wrexham at Work. Stuart will talk about the research he did and the people he met along the way. This talk will appeal to local people and those interested in the industrial heritage of North Wales. The event is free of charge.

Welsh Language Author of the Month

Caryl Lewis is a welsh novelist. She won the Wales book of the year in 2005 with her novel Martha Jac a Sianco, which was later adapted into a film and was also translated into English. Caryl was brought up in Aberaeron where she completed her education, and went to both Durham and Aberystwyth university. She then began work at Tŷ Newydd, the National Writing Centre of Wales, and for the Welsh Academy. She also worked in public relations as a writer. She published her first novel in 2003. Caryl has also written for television including Hinterland and Hidden and she now lives in the outskirts of Aberystwyth.

'Unlimited Copies' titles from BorrowBox

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. This month's featured 'Unlimited Copies' titles include A Taste of Greek Summer by Mandy Bagot, The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean, The City of Tears by Kate Mosse, The Man in the Bunker by Rory Clements, Wild Child by Dara McAulty and many more. To try one of these books or to choose any other e-book/e-audio books please visit and follow the online services link.

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 forth Tuesday of the month at 1pm. Refreshments will be available and individuals, families and carers will be very welcome. Call 07747 431607 for more details.

Book Review

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.

The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.

An intriguing tale of love, loss, faith and family. We meet Lib Wright, a young English nurse, trained by Florence Nightingale. She has accepted employment for two weeks in a private capacity. The costs of her keep and travel to and from Ireland as well as daily fee. Her sole task is to observe 11-year-old Anna O'Donnell and report back to the committee in a fortnight. It is claimed that Anna has eaten nothing for months and yet is thriving. Is this the case of an out-and-out miracle? Lib's job is simple - to watch Anna and uncover the truth. Will the vigil uncover more than Dadda, Mammy and the priest are ready to hear? A thought provoking read encouraging us all to listen, hear, accept, acknowledge and act on unpleasant facts. Could you?