Derek Brockway challenges you to try something new at your library!
TV weatherman Derek Brockway is challenging people to try something new at their local library during the Welsh libraries festival.
From January 20 – 30, a range of events for all ages will be happening in libraries across Wales.
In Carmarthenshire, libraries are offering people the opportunity to work on their family history with the assistance of an experienced researcher. Sessions will be available for individuals to work with the researcher at the following libraries:
Carmarthen:Thursday, January 27, 10am - 4.30pm (01267 224822)
Llandeilo: Tuesday, January 25, 1.30pm – 4.15pm (01558 823659)
Llanelli: Wednesday January 26 and Friday January 28, from 10am to 4.30pm on both days.(01554 742141)
Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes each and booking is essential.
Weatherman Derek said: “I’ve been set a challenge to try something new at different libraries across Wales. During the festival I will be shown survival techniques with expert Andrew Price in Monmouth.
“I will also be learning to knit at Milford Haven Library and trying out a bit of rap with renowned Welsh rapper Ed Holden at Bangor Library – I can’t wait! It just goes to show that libraries offer much more than books and cater for all types of hobbies and interests.”
Carmarthenshire’s education executive board member Cllr Gwynne Wooldridge said: “We are delighted to be part of the Welsh Libraries Festival and hope that people will enjoy starting to research their own family history. “They can continue to use the resources after the festival as they are available in our libraries every day.”
Heritage Minister Alun Ffred Jones said: “Libraries are at the heart of the communities they serve, offering something for everyone. The festival is a great opportunity for the whole family to try something new and to bring libraries to the forefront of people’s minds.”
For more details call into your local library or visit (www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk, alternatively visit www.thebiblis.com or contact (Myrddin Morgan, Ammanford library 01269 598155 email@example.com)