Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho

Children's Laureate Joseph Coelho will be visiting Wrexham Library on Tuesday, September 12, from 2pm-3pm as part of his Library Marathon. During the event Joseph will join the library, borrow a book and he will read a couple of his picture books and selected poems to children. This session is open to all young children and is free of charge, so join us if you can!

Meet the Author - Alis Hawkins

A Bitter Remedy by Alis Hawkins is the Welsh Book of the Month at Waterstones for September. Alis is a writer and freelance editor originally from Ceredigion and is a founding member of Welsh crime writers' collective, Crime Cymru, and chair of Wales' only crime fiction festival Gŵyl Crime Cymru. She has twice been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger award. Alis will be talking about her latest book and writing career at Wrexham Library on Monday, September 11, at 5pm. This is a free event, but booking is essential. Call 01978 292090 to reserve your place.

Art exhibition in Ruabon Library

Peter O'Byrne is a local artist who is keen to encourage others to paint and draw. His style is experimental and he enjoys the freedom of painting without influence. He practices his art by doing a sketch a day, a five minute rough sketch highlighting a few key issues that have occurred. Peters exhibition will be on display in Ruabon library until the end of September.

Local author visit to Gwersyllt Library

Come and meet local author Elizabeth Cottrell on Thursday, September 14, from 2.15pm-3.15pm at Gwersyllt Library. Elizabeth will be talking about her period drama book, The Ceremonious House, and answering your questions. This is a free event.

Rhos Library Reading Group

Did you know that 66% of us read in our spare time? Whether you're a long-time book-lover or just taking your first steps into the incredible world of reading, reading groups are a great way to meet people and share your love of books and reading. If you live in or around Rhos Library, why not join them on the first Wednesday of every month at 2.15pm to discuss books over a cuppa and it's all completely free of charge. The next meeting will be Wednesday, September 6. For more details call the library on 01978 840328.

Book Review

Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt by Lucinda Riley & Harry Whittaker

Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt by Lucinda Riley & Harry Whittaker

Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt by Lucinda Riley & Harry Whittaker

This is the eighth book in the Seven Sister series written by Lucinda Riley. I've thoroughly enjoyed the series but was left feeling disappointed with the seventh book - The Missing Sister. I was hoping to have all the answers to my questions from reading the previous books, but I didn't. In fact, I had more unanswered questions! Lucinda Riley sadly passed away before finishing this book, leaving her son, Harry Whittaker, to finish the series.

I started reading this book with doubt in my head. For some reason I'd decided I wasn't going to enjoy it as much as the others. I was wrong. This book is fantastic. It takes you right back to the start and retells the story but with all the answers that I needed, the hows and the whys and everything just suddenly made sense.

This book takes us through a lifetime of hurt, fear, love and survival. It takes us to across the world in an adventure as we follow Pa Salt's life. Why he was running and trying to survive, who he was running away from and why. I was left in tears with the final chapters, the writing and the way events were described was wonderful, I lived with them in the book, and went through the same emotions. This is an epic conclusion to the Seven Sisters series.