Comedy Night - Saturday 7th March
Community Library Opening February 2020
Reading and companionship are the driving force behind the passion for ‘What the Dickens’. This community initiative will be open to all ages – whether you’re a young reader, a seasoned reader, or you just fancy coming along for a chat and a brew – everyone will be welcome, and we hope it will become a hub for meeting people who you may not always see when out and about in the villages. We will be opening our doors from Sunday 23 February 2020 at 1pm, and will be at the Community Centre every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm and every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm.
Here are just a few benefits of reading just 20 pages a day:
- Mental stimulation which can increase knowledge and expand your vocabulary
- Stress reduction
- Stronger analytical thinking skills
- Memory improvement which can help stave off dementia
- Improved focus and concentration
- Better writing skills
- And finally - Free Entertainment!
For low-budget entertainment, you will be able to visit our new facility and bask in the glory of the countless books available there for free. We aim to have books on many and varied subjects, and as we will be rotating our stock quarterly, and are planning to get regular new books, you’ll never run out of reading materials. Did you know that there is a reading genre for every literate person on the planet, and whether your tastes lie in classical literature, poetry, fashion magazines, biographies, religious texts, young adult books, self-help guides or romantic novels, there’s something out there to capture your curiosity and imagination?
The ‘What the Dickens’ team were fortunate to secure a grant from the Western Community Engagement Forum (CEF) to start up this venture which will help to fund the running costs, however, the team would love your help to build up a library of books. So please, while you’re doing your Christmas shopping, why not treat “What the Dickens” to the gift of a new reference book? We are looking for donations of good quality books to provide a wide selection of topics for the library and if you would like to donate, please contact Sue Woodhall in the first instance on 07500 450249 for some suggestions from our preferred list of reference books.