gwaun cae gurwen LIBRARY

Year 5 Children during a Book Club Games session
Weekly Caffi Cymraeg Session

CLUBS FOR CHILDREN

 

Our clubs and groups are a thriving testimony that BOOKS CAN BE FUN!!  We have held  monthly book clubs for every age of child and activities that encourage confidence and the love of all things wordy!   We start with occasional sessions of song and rhyme which link up with Menteriaith (promoting Welsh Language) and Busy Rascals Playgroup to encourage reading from the earliest age.... and we have the possibilities of clubs for all age groups right up to Young Adults.   Just ask!!   We also used to have weekly LEGO club on Wednesdays after school, pre covid,  and hope to bring the bustle of after school fun back again one day in the future!

 

  We support our young adults and a former book club member and helpful teen hack, Seren, provided a fun club -  Saturday Morning Music Stars a weekly chance to try many different musical instruments ....   and Burns By Your Side Listening Dog,  Zane & owner Liz used to visit weekly but sadly for us they moved out of the area.....this service will come back very soon when our "hound in training" - BEAR -  will hopefully take up baton (fingers crossed he won't chew it!) although he has very big doggy shoes to fill as Zane was an exceptional pooch!!   If you didn't know Listening dogs give amazing confidence boosting sessions to any child, but sessions need pre booking!   We also hold holiday events and storytimes with Paul from NPT Libraries - again pre covid in person but  this year on Zoom.

Creative Writing

Do you have a passion for creative writing that you want to take to the next level? A great way to grow your writing skills is to join our creative writing club, where you can share your work with others who are invested in cultivating the same craft, plus we just have a lot of fun! Once a month - when safe to do so!

 

CLUBS FOR GROWN UPS.....

We don't just cater for the children.  Our  - NOVELS AT NIGHT book club for adults RUN USING sets of identical books from NPT and also using THE BORROWBOX APP AND THROUGH FACEBOOK MESSENGER WITH MONTHLY ZOOM CHATS! We'd love you to join us (over 30 members) as we like nothing better than having a zoom chat once a month or chats on our messenger group about our latest reads - join us by messaging the facebook page or calling into the library.

We've been joined by one of our favourite romantic comedy writers - Christie Barlow, who made our Feb meeting such an entertaining evening and we have been lucky enough to be joined by her fellow authors Bella Osborne and Erin Green who will be joining us again in October!   If you would like to join our Messenger Group and /or the Zoom to meet the author - do get in touch or go to message us on the facebook page!

 

We have weekly  & monthly clubs for adults too!  Kicking off with a weekly (Tues am ) Welsh Learners group - Caffi Cymraeg - coffee a giggle and chat with Welsh Learners - always looking for new members Welsh speaking or learning!   Also a weekly language club is Fun with French - for all abilities on Thursday evenings at 7pm!  When we can  reopen, we will resume our monthly Local History Group discussing all aspects of the history of our area with small exhibitions periodically, but meanwhile checkout our large Facebook Memories Group. 

 

The Ancestry App is free to use using our Library internet and also due to Covid it is free until the end of 2021 - we're hoping to have another series of paid Zoom sessions with our expert, Caryl very soon (October 21) Do get in touch if you'd like to know more!

Our successful flower arranging sessions also are available by Zoom or in the hall.  We are planning on more sessions soon (Autumn 21) so get in touch if you're interested on joining

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

We have many sessions during the school holidays - Halloween, Easter, Christmas and the Summer.  These events are aimed at children and families and have proved to be very popular - see our events page.  Past highlights are trips to local Theatre, Pontadawe Art Centre, including  a craft workshop from Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Family Wreath Making Sessions and Floral arrangements and our Summer Fun day, Waun wild Walks in 2021, The Dogs Trust and much more!