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11/04/2018 · 3:16 pm

Plant Sale in the Library Garden at Chepstow Library

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Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May 2018
 
Friends of Chepstow Library Reading Garden and Friends of Chepstow Library are holding a joint plant sale to help raise funds and awareness. The Library Garden was created in 2012 and it is completely run and funded by volunteers who also run outreach projects with local schools. Refreshments will be available. Do come along and help support this very worthwhile project.

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Reader of the Year competition

Did you borrow books from Chepstow Library between 1st January and September 30th 2016? You have a chance to win the Reader of The Year Award, with a £25 gift voucher in each category!

Make sure to complete a free entry form and hand it in at Chepstow Library no later than Saturday, 5th November 2016.

You can pick up the form at the library or download it here.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, 10th December 2016 at the Friends of Chepstow Library Christmas event.

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Upcoming events

Support your local library: attend an event (see below), browse and borrow from its excellent collection or just take some time to read and sit in the library’s relaxing reading garden.

Thursday, 15th September 2016 at 7 pm
Julia Gregson and Katherine Webb – Cancelled

Tuesday, 11th October 2016 at 7 pm
Robert Penn

Wednesday, 19th October 2016 at 7.30 pm
Chris Mullin

Saturday, 10th December 2016 at 10.30 to 12
Christmas raffle with Friends of Chepstow Library

Tuesday, 13th December 2016 at 6.30 pm
Christmas at the Library with Karl Daymond singers

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Upcoming events June-July 2016

We have plenty of interesting events over the next few months in the library and the library reading garden, many of which are part of the Chepstow Festival.
Do take some time and come and support your local, vibrant library: attend an event (see below), browse and borrow from its excellent collection or just take some time to read and sit in the library’s relaxing reading garden.
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Monday 23rd May, 2pm
Author Louise James makes a welcome return to the library to talk about her new book “From unicorns to wild geese” a sequel to “The Blackberry Pickers”.
Venue: Chepstow Library. Free.
Tuesday 21st June, 7pm
Author and poet William Ayot talks about his new book “Re-enchanting the forest – meaningful ritual in a  secular world” which is written for that part of us that yearns for living ritual. Also part biographical.
Venue: Chepstow Library
Organised by Chepstow Bookshop.  Tickets are free and available from the bookshop or the library.
Saturday 25th June, 10-1pm
Chepstow’s Sustainable Futures – this is the official launch of a new collection of books for the library on the environment, climate change and sustainability, bought by Transition Chepstow out of a grant courtesy of Chepstow Town Council.
Venue: Chepstow Library
Organised by Transition Chepstow. Free. Part of the Chepstow Festival events 2016.
Monday 27th June, 10-2pm
Family History Helpdesk.  Join Gwent Family History Society (Chepstow and Wye Valley Branch) to help research your family history.
Venue: Chepstow Library
Organised by Gwent Family History Society. Free. Part of the Chepstow Festival events 2016.
Tuesday 5th July, 7.30pm
Cheese and wine garden party!
Venue: Chepstow Library Reading Garden, which will be looking even lovelier by then.
Organised by: Friends of Chepstow Library Reading Garden and part of the Chepstow Festival events 2016.
Ticket: £2.00, which includes a complimentary glass of wine. Funds help volunteers buy new plants and maintain the garden.
Tuesday 12th of July, 7pm
Stories and poems from the Wye Valley Writers
Venue: Chepstow Library
Organised by The Wye Valley Writers. Free. Refreshments provided. Part of the Chepstow Festival events 2016.
Monday 18th July, 7pm
Author Christine Martyn talks about her book “The Forest of Dean revisited – a modern history”
Venue: Chepstow Library.
Organised by Chepstow Bookshop.  Tickets are free and available from the bookshop or the library. Part of the Chepstow Festival events 2016.
Tuesday 19th July, 7pm
The best-selling author Linwood Barclay will be talking about his crime and thriller books.
Venue: Chepstow Library
Organised by Chepstow Bookshop.  Tickets are free and available from the bookshop or the library. Part of the Chepstow Festival events 2016.

Many thanks to Friends of Chepstow Library Reading Garden for their support!

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