Events mark library’s longer opening hours
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.
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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.
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"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.