Yer Ower Voices

Wrexham Library is hosting an event to launch a new volume of poetry which includes some renowned local poets. Yer Ower Voices! is an anthology of dialect poetry in Welsh and English, which celebrates geographical regional dialects across Wales. It is the first anthology of its kind ever published. Among the local poets reading their work will be Aled Lewis Evans and Sara Louise Wheeler. The collection is edited by Mike Jenkins and also reading their poems will be Pete Akunwunmi and Leigh Manley. The event takes place at the Library on Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm and is free of charge but places must be reserved by contacting 01978 292090/

Cefn Remembers

Come and join our new activity at Cefn Mawr Library called Cefn Remembers. We invite you to come and chat to library staff and volunteers from the museum, all about your memories of Cefn. The first session, which will take place on Thursday, February 1, will be all about the sport in Cefn. Don't worry if you can't make this date, we will have more sessions about different topics on the first Thursday of the month, from 2pm-3pm. There will also be a great selection of history books for you to borrow as well. We look forward to seeing you there!

Lego Club

Lego teaches various soft skills that will shape the way children work and interact with others including, creative thinking, teamwork, communication, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills plus a whole heap of fun! We have Lego clubs at all of our libraries and we welcome families to come and join us this winter.

'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 Killing Jericho by William Hussey, Eat Right Lose Weight by Pipa Campbell, Ultimate Football Heroes: Wrexham AFC by Paul Harrison, The Elmer Treasury by David McKee, The Imposter by David Galgut and much 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.

Groundwork North Wales

Groundwork North Wales are offering free IT training at Ruabon Library throughout February and March. Courses on offer include tablets, smartphones and basic IT. If you would like to attend any of these sessions please contact Groundwork directly on

Book Review

The Remembrance of Earthʼs Past trilogy by Liu Cixin

The Remembrance of Earth?s Past trilogy by Liu Cixin

The Remembrance of Earth?s Past trilogy by Liu Cixin

The award-winning science fiction phenomena, The Remembrance of Earthʼs Past by Chinese author Liu Cixin consists of three books - The Three-Body Problem (2006), The Dark Forest (2008) and Deathʼs End (2010) and is soon to be released by Netflix as their spectacular new blockbuster series. For fans of sci-fi this must-read trilogy for the most part spans hundreds of years and explores themes ranging from nanotechnology to cosmology with a story essentially about Earth establishing contact with other civilisations within the universe. Its ideas are huge but its narrative hurtles along taking the reader all through space and time and conjures up spectacular imagery, visionary space battles, consistently thought provoking social commentary on future generations and ultimately asking the question - if we are not alone in the universe then would it be best to remain undetected and keep ourselves to ourselves? If it's prophetic, then it's frightening. A chilling tale of being careful what you wish for. Mark