Events mark library's longer opening hours

PUBLISHED: 12:28 22 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:50 04 May 2010

ELY Library will host a series of events on Saturday that will trace the various chapters in the city s history. The day is part of a programme of activities to publicise the extended opening hours of the library, which is now open on Sundays between noon

ELY Library will host a series of events on Saturday that will trace the various chapters in the city's history.

The day is part of a programme of activities to publicise the extended opening hours of the library, which is now open on Sundays between noon and 4pm.

Historian Beth Davis will begin the day with a talk entitled 'recording our heritage', which will look at how the changing face of the city is visible in its buildings. After the talk, she will lead a guided walk around Ely.

Former Cambridgeshire Collection librarian Mike Petty will then give a talk on the revised and expanded edition of his book, Vanishing Cambridgeshire, a photographic study of the history of the county. This talk will start at 2pm.

To round off the day, strawberry teas will be served in the library meeting room.

Library supervisor Chris Avery said: "These sessions are part of a series of regular events which include story times for children, craft sessions for children and parents and local history days.

"We also hope to start a reading group which would meet in the library on Sundays."

INFO: Tickets, priced £2.50 for the talk and the £2.50 for the walk, are available from the library, in The Cloisters. For more information, or to book a place, contact the library on 0845 045 5225.

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