Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on January 27. The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. January 27 was specifically chosen to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.


Reading recommendation around Holocaust Memorial Day.

Reading recommendation around Holocaust Memorial Day.


If you would like to remember, then Wrexham Library service has many books including The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Secrets We Keep by Theresa Howes, The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington, First One In Last One Out by Marilyn Shimon and much more. You can also borrow these titles and more from our free online ebook and eaudio book platform BorrowBox; visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries and follow the online services link.

Ti a Fi 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 socialize over a cuppa! It is a great opportunity for parents/guardians to meet to share experiences and socialise in an informal Welsh atmosphere. Ti a Fi sessions take place at Cefn Mawr Library every Wednesday during term time, 1pm-2.15pm. There is no need to book, just turn up and join in the fun!

Welsh Language Author of the Month

Manon Steffan Ros is a Welsh full-time novelist and playwright as well as a games author, scriptwriter and musician (as half of the folk duo Blodau Gwylltion). She has written more than 20 books and has won countless awards, including the Tir na n-Og Prize (a set of annual children's literary awards in Wales) three times. Her winning titles include, Trwy'r Tonnau in 2010, Prism in 2012 and Pluen in 2017. She has translated some of her novels into English, and in June 2023 she won the Yoto Carnegie Medal for her English translation of her novel The Blue Book of Nebo.

Warm Places

If you're struggling to keep warm or you feel you need to have some company, why not visit your local library this winter? Come and enjoy the library's facilities, read a book, use the computer, read the local papers or join in with our many groups, clubs and learning activities available for children and adults. We have hot drinks available throughout the winter months and all of our activities free to join. Don't be cold this winter, come and join us!

Don't forget…we're fines free!

Did you know that if you've forgotten to return your books to the library you will not be charged a fine*? You will still be able to renew your books up to four times if you cannot get in or you haven't finished with them and we would encourage you to do this. If you have books which you have had for a while we would really appreciate their return. So why not make a new year's resolution and visit your local library today.

*If you've not returned them after 90 days then you will be billed a replacement cost of the item plus an administration fee.

Welsh Book Review

Cyfres Amdani

Lansiwyd Amdani, y gyfres o lyfrau i ddysgwyr, yn 2018. Mae oddeutu 40 o lyfrau yn y gyfres, sy'n brosiect ar y cyd rhwng Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru a'r Ganolfan Dysgu Cymraeg Genedlaethol.

Mae'r gyfres yn cynnwys straeon ditectif, hunangofiannau, nofelau serch, comedi a straeon byrion, gyda'r holl lyfrau yn cyd-fynd â chyrsiau Dysgu Cymraeg y Ganolfan. Mae'r teitlau wedi'u graddoli ar wahanol lefelau dysgu, o lefel Mynediad ar gyfer dechreuwyr, i lefel Uwch ar gyfer dysgwyr profiadol. Mae nifer o'r teitlau hefyd ar gael trwy blatfform e-lyfrau newydd Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru.

Mae yna eirfa defnyddiol ar waelod pob dudalen hefo geiriau ac ymadroddion newydd. Mae yna deitlau gan awduron cyfoes, adnabyddus fel Sonia Edwards a Manon Steffan Ros ac mae'r bywgraffiadau yn cynnwys cymeriadau enwog fel Nigel Owens a Wynne Evans. Er mai at ddysgwyr yr anelir y gyfres mae yma ddigon o ddeunydd diddorol i ddarllenwyr cymraeg yn edrych am rhywbeth ysgafn i'w ddarllen