Cylch Ti a Fi at Cefn Mawr Library

Cylch Ti a Fi gives you and your child the opportunity to meet regularly with parents/guardians and other children so that the children can enjoy playing together giving you the chance to socialise! It is a great opportunity for parents/guardians to meet to share experiences and socialize in an informal Welsh atmosphere, don't worry if you don't speak Welsh as everyone is welcome at the Cylch Ti a Fi!

Come along to the sessions at Cefn Mawr Library every Wednesday, from 1pm-2.15pm during term time. The sessions are free but you must book your place or call Kelly on 07483 357912.

Author of the Month

Internationally bestselling writer Jane Casey is perhaps best known for her crime series featuring Maeve Kerrigan. Born and brought up in Ireland, Jane read English at Jesus College, Oxford before going on to study for an MPhil in Anglo-Irish literature at Trinity College, Dublin. After working in publishing for nine years, commissioning bestselling children's books, Jane decided to start writing herself, both in the crime genre and for young adults. Being married to a criminal barrister provides Jane with unique insights into the brutal underbelly of urban life, from the smell of a police cell to the darkest motives of a serial killer - experience that give her work a true sense of realism. Jane spends most of her time in London but still calls Dublin home.

Murder Mystery script writing competition

There is still time for budding writers and murder mystery fans to enter the Wrexham Carnival of Words Murder Mystery Script Writing Competition 2023. The competition is open to any author with an original script that fits the brief and has never been published before. The competition will run September 29, 2023 and the winning author will receive a cash prize of £100. The script will also be performed by local amateur actors at next year's Murder Mystery evening during the Wrexham Carnival of Words literary festival in April 2024. The competition will be judged by best-selling author Simon McCleave, who is a patron of the Wrexham Carnival of Words. Details of the competition and the terms and conditions are available on the Wrexham Carnival of Words website:

Baby Group at Coedpoeth Library

Cymraeg i Blant will be holding special baby sessions at Coedpoeth Library every Tuesday, from 10am-11am for babies and children under four. These sessions will include Stori a Chan, baby massage and baby yoga. To register for your place please email

Wrexham Library is open

We would like to reassure all customers that Wrexham Library is still open despite the necessary repair work to the leaking roof. The layout has changed a little bit but all of our stock is still accessible and friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you find the books you want. Our public computers are also available as is printing and remote printing from home. We thank you for your continued support and apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

Book review

A Song of Me and You by Mike Gayle

A Song of Me and You by Mike Gayle.

A Song of Me and You by Mike Gayle.

Helen and Ben parted as heartbroken 18-year-olds and went their very separate ways. Twenty years later, mother of two teenagers Helen is still in Manchester, a part-time primary teacher, stunned by the behaviour of her love-rat husband. In an old t-shirt and scruffy jeans, she feels at the lowest point in her life. When suddenly, impossibly, Ben is standing on her doorstep. Tired maybe, lonely even, but clearly still the world-famous, LA-based multi-millionaire rockstar he has become. Can you ever go back? Mike Gayle is a natural storyteller, he gifts us these fully rounded, painfully honest characters and allows us to live with them for a short period of time but that's enough to care about them and to almost grieve when we reach the end of the novel and have to say goodbye to them, hoping things will be OK. His books may be fiction, but the themes he writes about are real and the issues and questions raised are those that we face day to day.