April is Stress Awareness Month

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your to-do list seems endless, deadlines are fast approaching and you find yourself saying 'Eek! I feel stressed!'? But what is stress really, and how does it affect us? If you would like to know more then Ruabon Library has an exhibition with lots of information relating to stress and how to manage it. They also have a collection of books for you to borrow which include Breathe In Breathe Out by Stuart Sandeman, The Little Book of Calm by Dr Aaron Balik, The Self-care Project by Jayne Hardy, Calm by Fearne Cotton and many more.

Learning Welsh?

An inspirational talk by two fascinating Welsh learners will be held in Wrexham Library on Thursday, April 18. Stephen Rule, otherwise known as Doctor Cymraeg to his more than 61,000 Instagram followers, will be joining Lingo Newydd columnist, Francesca Sciarrillo, for an informal Q&A session on all things Welsh. Both Stephen and Francesca speak more than one language, both are Welsh learners who have become fluent, and both have an interesting story to tell about the impact languages - and the Welsh language in particular - have had on their lives. They are coming to Wrexham for a one-off event, held by Lingo Newydd magazine, to inspire everyone who feels Welsh to start learning the language. Why learn the lingo (and fun tips on using your Welsh in the wild!) will be held at 5pm on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at Wrexham Library. The talk will be mostly in English (with a bit of Welsh thrown in!)

Wrexham Carnival of Words

With just days to go until we start this year's Carnival of Words, we're busy putting the final touches to the festival! We have best-selling authors Catherine Isaac (aka Jane Costello), Joanne Harris with her #Stortime Band, Suzan Holder (wife of Noddy Holder of Slade), Tik Tok sensation Evie Meg - This Trippy Hippy and crime writer Vaseem Khan. These are supported by many other wonderful events including authors Mike Parker, Philippa Holloway, Alis Hawkins and Irish poet Elizabeth McGeown. Tickets and event details are available from www.wrexhamcarnivalofwords.com or Wrexham Library.

Magazine of the Week

Magazine of the Week is Gardener's World, which you can borrow free of charge from our Libby app. All you need is a valid library card and you can access more than 250 magazines free of charge. Titles cover a huge range of topics including photography, keeping fit, craft, current affairs plus many of the popular best-selling magazines such as Radio Times, TV Times, Cosmopolitan, Hello!, New Scientist and Auto Express. To download Libby go to www.wrexham.gov.uk/libraries and follow the online services link.

Groundworks Training Courses

Groundwork North Wales are offering a new set of free courses at Wrexham Library over the next couple of months. These include wellbeing, CV support, interview support, confidence building and digital employability. If you would like to know more about these sessions or would like to enrol on them, please contact them directly on training@groundworknorthwales.org.uk or phone 01978 757524.

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Bywyd hen ŵr o gefn gwlad Llŷn sy'n cael ei bortreadu yn y nofel a hynny drwy gyfrwng y tymhorau sydd mor annatod i fyd amaethyddiaeth. Mae'n stori sy'n berthnasol i bawb sydd â chysylltiad â chefn gwlad. Ddown i adnabod y bobl sydd wedi bod yn rhan annatod o fywyd yr hen ŵr ac am ei berthynas gyda'i ddiweddar wraig, gan sylweddoli beth oedd y rheswm mai "cyd-fyw ar wahân" oedd y ddau. Yn aml ry'n yn clywed bod ewyllys yn nodi bod rhywun yn cael aros ar y fferm tra byddo – sy'n fendith, mae'n siŵr, yn nhyb y sawl sy'n nodi hynny, ond a ydyn ni wedi meddwl erioed faint o felltith y gall hynny fod? Dyma un o bynciau cignoeth y nofel hon. Mae'n ystrydeb, ond dyw bywyd ddim yn fêl i gyd. Fel y mae'r gyfrol (a bywyd go iawn) yn dangos, rhyw flerwch yw bywyd sy'n llifo i'w gilydd.

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