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  • Join us this February as we invite you to bring some colour and creativity to our streets by taking part in our Wonderful Windows project.

Awen Cultural Trust is asking people to decorate their windows during half term to help create a community gallery, using the theme ‘Inspiring Wales’. All you need is some simple craft supplies and your imagination. We’ll share helpful tips and ideas for you to create your own displays, or you can come along to one of our workshops. Craft supply packs will also be available for you to purchase, so you can join in and make a display at home, watch this space!

Display your creations in your windows on the 25th & 26th of February, and don’t forget to share your finished window displays online using the hashtags #WonderfulWindows #FfenestriFfantastig so others can enjoy them too.

To keep up with the latest information and for ideas for your creations, join our Facebook group here:  https://orlo.uk/U1dqi
  • Work is well and truly underway at Pencoed Library 🔨 

These photos were taken from yesterday's site visit by Curtis Surveyors Ltd.

The progress is amazing! We are so excited for what's to come 🤩 

#PencoedLibraryRedevelopment
  • Have you signed up to the Winter Reading Challenge yet? ❄️ 

If not, why not visit your local library and sign up now!

There are great rewards up for grabs once the challenge is completed! 

#WinterMiniChallenge #Gadgeteers 

@readingagency @sciencemuseum
  • 📚 Library Assistant Vacancy 📚 

We currently have a vacancy available for a 20 hour Library Assistant at Pyle Library. 

To find out more information or to apply now, visit our Awen website and look out for 'Working with Us'.

#Awen #JobOpportunities #WorkingWithUs #Vacancy
  • Dip into reading! Reading a little each day can make a big difference! 

Reading a little each day delivers noticeable health and wellbeing benefits. Head down to your local library this month to see what books, activities and support are on offer to help you to feel better!

#DipIntoReading
  • Discover The Mystery of Four by Sam Blake, Exclusively on @borrowbox

Delight in a brilliantly twisty country house-set thriller from the number one bestselling author Sam Blake, The Mystery of Four – exclusively available on BorrowBox! 

Recently shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year, Sam Blake’s bestselling thrillers are known for their twists, turns, utterly compelling characters and for 'creating genuine page turners with metronomic timing' (Sunday Business Post)

Download the BorrowBox app now for FREE! 

#BorrowBox #BolindaAudio #ListenUp
  • 📜 Family History Sessions 📜 

Throughout January, February and April, there will be Family History drop-in sessions, and workshops taking place. The sessions will be taken by our own Local Studies Library Assistant, Anna Rankin. 

In these workshops, Anna will be showing you how to use Ancestry. Ideal for those with little or no experience and want to learn more. People are welcome to follow along using the PCs, but there is no pressure if you want to learn by watching. We will show you how to create a search for births, marriages and deaths, before moving on to the census, parish registers and problems you may encounter. We all hit brick walls along the way, so we will discuss other methods of performing your searches. It will give you an insight as to what resources are available at your local library and at Y Llynfi, our local and family history library. 

The drop-in sessions are ideal for those who have hit a brick wall and want some help, advice, or a fresh pair of eyes! We can try wildcards on Ancestry and other possible sources of information available from the library.

Please note that booking in advance isn’t required.

#FamilyHistorySessions #AwenLibraries
  • Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? 🖍️🖌️ 

Why not come along to one of our Storytime and Craft sessions or our Junior Crafternoon? 🖌️

We have:

Storytime and Craft at Maesteg Library - Saturday 14th January - 11am - 12pm.

Story and Craft at Aberkenfig Library - Saturday 14th January - 11am - 11:45am.

Storytime and Craft at The Pavilion, Felindre Road, Pencoed - Saturday 14th January - 11:30am - 12:30pm.

Junior Crafternoon at Porthcawl Library - Saturday 14th January - 2pm.

Please note that some of these require prior booking. Contact your local library for more information.

#StorytimeAndCraft #JuniorCrafternoon #AwenLibraries
  • 🔎 Author Talk - Myfanwy Alexander 🔎 

Our author talk has now been rescheduled for the 24th January at 11am at Aberkenfig Library.

Delivered in the medium of Welsh, join us and delve into the mind of a crime author to find out the how's and whys of a creating a Whodunnit!

You can book online on the Awen Box Office, or you can book through Aberkenfig Library.

#Awen #CrimeMonth #AuthorTalk
  • BorrowBox New Releases for January! 🎉 

Check out some of these new January releases on BorrowBox!

Download the BorrowBox app for FREE to access these NEW titles now.

#BorrowBox #BolindaAudio #ListenUp
  • Christopher Williams 150th birthday celebrations 🎉 

This January and throughout 2023, we will be celebrating the birth of Christopher Williams, the famous artist who was born in Maesteg on 7 January 1873. 

This photograph of Christopher Williams was taken in the early 1900s by John Francis Lloyd. 

Christopher Williams was born on the 7th January 1873, 150 years ago, on Commercial Street in Maesteg. Despite his father’s wishes for him to become a doctor, young Christopher insisted on becoming an artist, and he worked hard to achieve this dream. 

Williams would become one of Wales’s finest artists, showing his work in the Royal Academy in London, painting the portrait of many important (Welsh) figures including David Lloyd George, and he was commissioned to paint the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in Caernarfon in 1911. 

Find out more about famous local artist Christopher Williams, including his own thoughts about growing up in Maesteg, and see prints of some of his paintings. 

Free hot drinks are provided as part of the library’s Warm Welcome. 

#ChristopherWilliams #AwenLibraries #History
  • 🖱️ Tablet Loan Scheme 🖱️ 

Here is your reminder about our Tablet Loan Scheme at all our Awen Libraries.

You can borrow a tablet for FREE from your local library and they are available to loan for up to 3 weeks! 

To borrow a tablet now, contact or visit your local library 📚 

#Awen #TabletLoanScheme
Join us this February as we invite you to bring some colour and creativity to our streets by taking part in our Wonderful Windows project.

Awen Cultural Trust is asking people to decorate their windows during half term to help create a community gallery, using the theme ‘Inspiring Wales’. All you need is some simple craft supplies and your imagination. We’ll share helpful tips and ideas for you to create your own displays, or you can come along to one of our workshops. Craft supply packs will also be available for you to purchase, so you can join in and make a display at home, watch this space!

Display your creations in your windows on the 25th & 26th of February, and don’t forget to share your finished window displays online using the hashtags #WonderfulWindows #FfenestriFfantastig so others can enjoy them too.

To keep up with the latest information and for ideas for your creations, join our Facebook group here:  https://orlo.uk/U1dqi
Join us this February as we invite you to bring some colour and creativity to our streets by taking part in our Wonderful Windows project. Awen Cultural Trust is asking people to decorate their windows during half term to help create a community gallery, using the theme ‘Inspiring Wales’. All you need is some simple craft supplies and your imagination. We’ll share helpful tips and ideas for you to create your own displays, or you can come along to one of our workshops. Craft supply packs will also be available for you to purchase, so you can join in and make a display at home, watch this space! Display your creations in your windows on the 25th & 26th of February, and don’t forget to share your finished window displays online using the hashtags #WonderfulWindows #FfenestriFfantastig so others can enjoy them too. To keep up with the latest information and for ideas for your creations, join our Facebook group here: https://orlo.uk/U1dqi
18 hours ago
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Work is well and truly underway at Pencoed Library 🔨 

These photos were taken from yesterday's site visit by Curtis Surveyors Ltd.

The progress is amazing! We are so excited for what's to come 🤩 

#PencoedLibraryRedevelopment
Work is well and truly underway at Pencoed Library 🔨 

These photos were taken from yesterday's site visit by Curtis Surveyors Ltd.

The progress is amazing! We are so excited for what's to come 🤩 

#PencoedLibraryRedevelopment
Work is well and truly underway at Pencoed Library 🔨 

These photos were taken from yesterday's site visit by Curtis Surveyors Ltd.

The progress is amazing! We are so excited for what's to come 🤩 

#PencoedLibraryRedevelopment
Work is well and truly underway at Pencoed Library 🔨 

These photos were taken from yesterday's site visit by Curtis Surveyors Ltd.

The progress is amazing! We are so excited for what's to come 🤩 

#PencoedLibraryRedevelopment
Work is well and truly underway at Pencoed Library 🔨 These photos were taken from yesterday's site visit by Curtis Surveyors Ltd. The progress is amazing! We are so excited for what's to come 🤩 #PencoedLibraryRedevelopment
20 hours ago
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2/12
Have you signed up to the Winter Reading Challenge yet? ❄️ 

If not, why not visit your local library and sign up now!

There are great rewards up for grabs once the challenge is completed! 

#WinterMiniChallenge #Gadgeteers 

@readingagency @sciencemuseum
Have you signed up to the Winter Reading Challenge yet? ❄️ If not, why not visit your local library and sign up now! There are great rewards up for grabs once the challenge is completed! #WinterMiniChallenge #Gadgeteers @readingagency @sciencemuseum
21 hours ago
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3/12
📚 Library Assistant Vacancy 📚 

We currently have a vacancy available for a 20 hour Library Assistant at Pyle Library. 

To find out more information or to apply now, visit our Awen website and look out for 'Working with Us'.

#Awen #JobOpportunities #WorkingWithUs #Vacancy
📚 Library Assistant Vacancy 📚 We currently have a vacancy available for a 20 hour Library Assistant at Pyle Library. To find out more information or to apply now, visit our Awen website and look out for 'Working with Us'. #Awen #JobOpportunities #WorkingWithUs #Vacancy
2 days ago
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4/12
Dip into reading! Reading a little each day can make a big difference! 

Reading a little each day delivers noticeable health and wellbeing benefits. Head down to your local library this month to see what books, activities and support are on offer to help you to feel better!

#DipIntoReading
Dip into reading! Reading a little each day can make a big difference! Reading a little each day delivers noticeable health and wellbeing benefits. Head down to your local library this month to see what books, activities and support are on offer to help you to feel better! #DipIntoReading
2 days ago
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5/12
Discover The Mystery of Four by Sam Blake, Exclusively on @borrowbox

Delight in a brilliantly twisty country house-set thriller from the number one bestselling author Sam Blake, The Mystery of Four – exclusively available on BorrowBox! 

Recently shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year, Sam Blake’s bestselling thrillers are known for their twists, turns, utterly compelling characters and for 'creating genuine page turners with metronomic timing' (Sunday Business Post)

Download the BorrowBox app now for FREE! 

#BorrowBox #BolindaAudio #ListenUp
Discover The Mystery of Four by Sam Blake, Exclusively on @borrowbox

Delight in a brilliantly twisty country house-set thriller from the number one bestselling author Sam Blake, The Mystery of Four – exclusively available on BorrowBox! 

Recently shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year, Sam Blake’s bestselling thrillers are known for their twists, turns, utterly compelling characters and for 'creating genuine page turners with metronomic timing' (Sunday Business Post)

Download the BorrowBox app now for FREE! 

#BorrowBox #BolindaAudio #ListenUp
Discover The Mystery of Four by Sam Blake, Exclusively on @borrowbox Delight in a brilliantly twisty country house-set thriller from the number one bestselling author Sam Blake, The Mystery of Four – exclusively available on BorrowBox! Recently shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year, Sam Blake’s bestselling thrillers are known for their twists, turns, utterly compelling characters and for 'creating genuine page turners with metronomic timing' (Sunday Business Post) Download the BorrowBox app now for FREE! #BorrowBox #BolindaAudio #ListenUp
3 days ago
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6/12
📜 Family History Sessions 📜 

Throughout January, February and April, there will be Family History drop-in sessions, and workshops taking place. The sessions will be taken by our own Local Studies Library Assistant, Anna Rankin. 

In these workshops, Anna will be showing you how to use Ancestry. Ideal for those with little or no experience and want to learn more. People are welcome to follow along using the PCs, but there is no pressure if you want to learn by watching. We will show you how to create a search for births, marriages and deaths, before moving on to the census, parish registers and problems you may encounter. We all hit brick walls along the way, so we will discuss other methods of performing your searches. It will give you an insight as to what resources are available at your local library and at Y Llynfi, our local and family history library. 

The drop-in sessions are ideal for those who have hit a brick wall and want some help, advice, or a fresh pair of eyes! We can try wildcards on Ancestry and other possible sources of information available from the library.

Please note that booking in advance isn’t required.

#FamilyHistorySessions #AwenLibraries
📜 Family History Sessions 📜 

Throughout January, February and April, there will be Family History drop-in sessions, and workshops taking place. The sessions will be taken by our own Local Studies Library Assistant, Anna Rankin. 

In these workshops, Anna will be showing you how to use Ancestry. Ideal for those with little or no experience and want to learn more. People are welcome to follow along using the PCs, but there is no pressure if you want to learn by watching. We will show you how to create a search for births, marriages and deaths, before moving on to the census, parish registers and problems you may encounter. We all hit brick walls along the way, so we will discuss other methods of performing your searches. It will give you an insight as to what resources are available at your local library and at Y Llynfi, our local and family history library. 

The drop-in sessions are ideal for those who have hit a brick wall and want some help, advice, or a fresh pair of eyes! We can try wildcards on Ancestry and other possible sources of information available from the library.

Please note that booking in advance isn’t required.

#FamilyHistorySessions #AwenLibraries
📜 Family History Sessions 📜 Throughout January, February and April, there will be Family History drop-in sessions, and workshops taking place. The sessions will be taken by our own Local Studies Library Assistant, Anna Rankin. In these workshops, Anna will be showing you how to use Ancestry. Ideal for those with little or no experience and want to learn more. People are welcome to follow along using the PCs, but there is no pressure if you want to learn by watching. We will show you how to create a search for births, marriages and deaths, before moving on to the census, parish registers and problems you may encounter. We all hit brick walls along the way, so we will discuss other methods of performing your searches. It will give you an insight as to what resources are available at your local library and at Y Llynfi, our local and family history library. The drop-in sessions are ideal for those who have hit a brick wall and want some help, advice, or a fresh pair of eyes! We can try wildcards on Ancestry and other possible sources of information available from the library. Please note that booking in advance isn’t required. #FamilyHistorySessions #AwenLibraries
4 days ago
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7/12
Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? 🖍️🖌️ 

Why not come along to one of our Storytime and Craft sessions or our Junior Crafternoon? 🖌️

We have:

Storytime and Craft at Maesteg Library - Saturday 14th January - 11am - 12pm.

Story and Craft at Aberkenfig Library - Saturday 14th January - 11am - 11:45am.

Storytime and Craft at The Pavilion, Felindre Road, Pencoed - Saturday 14th January - 11:30am - 12:30pm.

Junior Crafternoon at Porthcawl Library - Saturday 14th January - 2pm.

Please note that some of these require prior booking. Contact your local library for more information.

#StorytimeAndCraft #JuniorCrafternoon #AwenLibraries
Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? 🖍️🖌️ 

Why not come along to one of our Storytime and Craft sessions or our Junior Crafternoon? 🖌️

We have:

Storytime and Craft at Maesteg Library - Saturday 14th January - 11am - 12pm.

Story and Craft at Aberkenfig Library - Saturday 14th January - 11am - 11:45am.

Storytime and Craft at The Pavilion, Felindre Road, Pencoed - Saturday 14th January - 11:30am - 12:30pm.

Junior Crafternoon at Porthcawl Library - Saturday 14th January - 2pm.

Please note that some of these require prior booking. Contact your local library for more information.

#StorytimeAndCraft #JuniorCrafternoon #AwenLibraries
Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? 🖍️🖌️ Why not come along to one of our Storytime and Craft sessions or our Junior Crafternoon? 🖌️ We have: Storytime and Craft at Maesteg Library - Saturday 14th January - 11am - 12pm. Story and Craft at Aberkenfig Library - Saturday 14th January - 11am - 11:45am. Storytime and Craft at The Pavilion, Felindre Road, Pencoed - Saturday 14th January - 11:30am - 12:30pm. Junior Crafternoon at Porthcawl Library - Saturday 14th January - 2pm. Please note that some of these require prior booking. Contact your local library for more information. #StorytimeAndCraft #JuniorCrafternoon #AwenLibraries
5 days ago
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8/12
🔎 Author Talk - Myfanwy Alexander 🔎 

Our author talk has now been rescheduled for the 24th January at 11am at Aberkenfig Library.

Delivered in the medium of Welsh, join us and delve into the mind of a crime author to find out the how's and whys of a creating a Whodunnit!

You can book online on the Awen Box Office, or you can book through Aberkenfig Library.

#Awen #CrimeMonth #AuthorTalk
🔎 Author Talk - Myfanwy Alexander 🔎 Our author talk has now been rescheduled for the 24th January at 11am at Aberkenfig Library. Delivered in the medium of Welsh, join us and delve into the mind of a crime author to find out the how's and whys of a creating a Whodunnit! You can book online on the Awen Box Office, or you can book through Aberkenfig Library. #Awen #CrimeMonth #AuthorTalk
5 days ago
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9/12
BorrowBox New Releases for January! 🎉 

Check out some of these new January releases on BorrowBox!

Download the BorrowBox app for FREE to access these NEW titles now.

#BorrowBox #BolindaAudio #ListenUp
BorrowBox New Releases for January! 🎉 Check out some of these new January releases on BorrowBox! Download the BorrowBox app for FREE to access these NEW titles now. #BorrowBox #BolindaAudio #ListenUp
6 days ago
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10/12
Christopher Williams 150th birthday celebrations 🎉 

This January and throughout 2023, we will be celebrating the birth of Christopher Williams, the famous artist who was born in Maesteg on 7 January 1873. 

This photograph of Christopher Williams was taken in the early 1900s by John Francis Lloyd. 

Christopher Williams was born on the 7th January 1873, 150 years ago, on Commercial Street in Maesteg. Despite his father’s wishes for him to become a doctor, young Christopher insisted on becoming an artist, and he worked hard to achieve this dream. 

Williams would become one of Wales’s finest artists, showing his work in the Royal Academy in London, painting the portrait of many important (Welsh) figures including David Lloyd George, and he was commissioned to paint the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in Caernarfon in 1911. 

Find out more about famous local artist Christopher Williams, including his own thoughts about growing up in Maesteg, and see prints of some of his paintings. 

Free hot drinks are provided as part of the library’s Warm Welcome. 

#ChristopherWilliams #AwenLibraries #History
Christopher Williams 150th birthday celebrations 🎉 This January and throughout 2023, we will be celebrating the birth of Christopher Williams, the famous artist who was born in Maesteg on 7 January 1873. This photograph of Christopher Williams was taken in the early 1900s by John Francis Lloyd. Christopher Williams was born on the 7th January 1873, 150 years ago, on Commercial Street in Maesteg. Despite his father’s wishes for him to become a doctor, young Christopher insisted on becoming an artist, and he worked hard to achieve this dream. Williams would become one of Wales’s finest artists, showing his work in the Royal Academy in London, painting the portrait of many important (Welsh) figures including David Lloyd George, and he was commissioned to paint the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in Caernarfon in 1911. Find out more about famous local artist Christopher Williams, including his own thoughts about growing up in Maesteg, and see prints of some of his paintings. Free hot drinks are provided as part of the library’s Warm Welcome. #ChristopherWilliams #AwenLibraries #History
7 days ago
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11/12
🖱️ Tablet Loan Scheme 🖱️ 

Here is your reminder about our Tablet Loan Scheme at all our Awen Libraries.

You can borrow a tablet for FREE from your local library and they are available to loan for up to 3 weeks! 

To borrow a tablet now, contact or visit your local library 📚 

#Awen #TabletLoanScheme
🖱️ Tablet Loan Scheme 🖱️ Here is your reminder about our Tablet Loan Scheme at all our Awen Libraries. You can borrow a tablet for FREE from your local library and they are available to loan for up to 3 weeks! To borrow a tablet now, contact or visit your local library 📚 #Awen #TabletLoanScheme
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