Wrexham Carnival of Words

Wrexham's Carnival of Words, one of Wales' leading literary festivals, has put together a wonderful programme to celebrate its 10th birthday in 2024. This year's festival will take place between April 20-27, with a diverse range of well-known authors. Simon McCleeve, Katy Watson, Catherine Isaac (aka Jane Costello), Vaseem Khan, Evie Meg, Suzan Holder, Mike Parker, Alis Hawkins, Philippa Holloway and Joanne Harris with her #Storytime Band are just some of the great authors attending this year's festival. Plus we have our famous Murder Mystery night! Ticket prices for events are now on sale and vary in price, but you can buy an 'Earlybird' Festival Ticket for just £35 if you buy it before the end of March. For more details and to buy your tickets please visit www.wrexhamcarnivalofwords.com

Wrexham Library's Crafty Corner

The theme for the next Crafty Corner at Wrexham Library is embroidered cards. The session will take place on Friday, March 15, from 1pm-2pm, where you will learn how to make your own greetings card for all occasions. The session is free of charge but places are limited so please contact the library on 01978 292090 or library@wrexham.gov.uk to reserve your place.

Brynteg Library Easter crafts


Easter crafts at the library.

Easter crafts at the library.


Brynteg Library have some wonderful crafts planned for Easter, suitable for all ages. They have children's Easter bingo on March 25, children's Easter crafts on Wednesday, March 27 and a Jigsaw Swap for all ages on Wednesday, April 3. Together with their usual activities there is plenty on offer over the Easter period. For more details and to book your place contact the library on 01978 759523 or brynteg.library@wrexham.gov.uk

Free audio books

Are you planning any long journeys, or do you like whiling away the time whilst walking the dog? Whatever your preference your local library will have a wide variety of audio books to keep you occupied. You can borrow audio books to play on your CD player or you can download them to your device for free using our special Borrowbox app which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for Android. For more details visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries

'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 Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finey Boylan, The Woman Who Saved the Children by Clare Mulley, Old God's Time by Sebastian Barry, Dream Town by David Baldacci, Grannysaurus by David Walliams and many more. To try one of these books or to choose any other e-book/e-audio books please visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries and follow the online services link.

Book Review

The Blackbird by Tim Weaver


The Blackbird by Tim Weaver

The Blackbird by Tim Weaver


This is the first Tim Weaver book I have read, and I was not disappointed. It had me hooked from beginning to end. The main character is David Raker who is a missing persons investigator, formerly a journalist. In this story a couple have gone missing in a seemingly impossible way, how did they disappear? Their car crashed and burst into flames, and yet no bodies were found, and the eyewitnesses saw nothing. There are so many twists and turns I could not put it down, and it kept me guessing until the very end of the book. An excellent story, and I am already reading my next Tim Weaver novel! Tina