Groundwork North Wales at Ruabon Library

Groundwork North Wales return to Ruabon Library this month with more dates for you to learn how to use your smart phone or tablet. They have two basic sessions for smart phones and two advance sessions. If you would like the opportunity to learn more about how to use your smart phone then contact Groundwork directly on 01978 757524.

Scrabble Club at Coedpoeth Library

There's nothing better than playing a game of Scrabble, feeling the smooth wooden tiles in your hand as you rearrange the letters on your rack into the perfect word. You try to keep a straight face while you watch your opponent sweat, but you can't help but release that diabolical grin of self-admiration as you play the elusive triple-triple. Although the score is recorded and you're there to win, more importantly you're there to meet new people and have fun! You can do all of this and more at Coedpoeth Library every Friday, from 2pm-4pm. Come and join us!

English as a second language at Wrexham Library

One of the best ways to learn English as a second language is by immersing yourself in the language as much as possible. This means reading, listening, and speaking as much English as you can on a daily basis, but if you are new to a country then these options can prove difficult. Wrexham Library is proud to announce its very own English course for complete beginners for adults. If you know someone who is struggling to learn the very basics of English then this course could be for them. This course aims to give non English speakers the opportunity to start their language journey in an informal setting. Places are limited. To register a place, please call Mark at the library on 01978 292090.

Time to Remember at Ruabon, Rhos and Llay libraries

Join us at Ruabon, Rhos and Llay libraries to share your memories, reminisce with books and music, try out our new activities and meet and chat with others. Time to Remember at Ruabon Library will take place on the third Wednesday of the month at 2pm, with the next session on Wednesday, May 15. Reminisce will take place at Rhos Library on the third Friday of the month at 11am with the next session on May 17. Reminisce at Llay Library will take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1pm, with the next session on Tuesday, May 28. Refreshments will be available and individuals, families and carers will be very welcome.

Libraries are open all hours

Did you know you could access your library 24 hours a day seven days a week? From the comfort of your armchair, you can have access to thousands of e-books, e-audio books, and e-magazines plus you can renew your books or even reserve any titles from the online catalogue. And as if that wasn't enough you can have access to a huge range of research and factual information such as Access to Research and the Theory Test Pro - all without having to put your shoes on! All you need is a valid library card and your PIN. What are you waiting for, check it out at and follow the online link.

Book Review

Truly, Darkly, Deeply by Victoria Selman

Truly, Darkly, Deeply by Victoria Selman

Truly, Darkly, Deeply by Victoria Selman

Told alternately between the past and the present, Truly, Darkly, Deeply is the story of Sophie and her mother Amelia-Rose and how they unknowingly invited serial killer Matty Melgren into their London home, and the repercussions of that years later after his controversial arrest. Haunted by her past, Sophie struggles to accept that the man she loved as a father figure was all along a brutal, sadistic killer, and her good memories of him make her start to question if the right man was arrested after all, as Matty has always maintained his innocence. Selman uses this book to very effectively explore the intricacies of familial relationships and the difficulties of seeing the bad side of those we love. I picked this book up on a whim from the returns trolley and devoured it within the week, which surprised me greatly as it is not the sort of thing I usually choose for myself, but I am very glad indeed that I did, as Selman has crafted an interesting and engaging story that I am happy to recommend.