Due to the Coronavirus crisis and the library being closed we have decided to replace our programme of face-to-face talks with online events. These will be inclusive for all who have a computer or phone. These events will initially be free for all.There are no upcoming events at this time.
The Friends of Milton Road library ‘Sharing Stories’ volunteers are
delighted to announce that from September their FREE Saturday
morning storytelling sessions are continuing in the newly re-opened
library. What’s more, they will now happen fortnightly – come along and check them out!
These stories are best for the under 5s, but the whole family are welcome.
10.30 to 11.15 every other Saturday during term time
These are drop-in sessions but children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
To celebrate this and as part of the Chesterton Festival, we will be holding a series of events at the library and its brand new two community rooms. This is a great opportunity for you to visit your new library as well as getting a taste of future events.
Every day we have:
- 10:30am Coffee morning with films and other attractions
- 3pm Events for children and teenagers
- 9am – 6pm Library open Monday to Friday. 10am on Saturday
Join us for the main opening event where there will be activities for all ages.
- Community stalls
- Garden Party
- Tea & cake
- Live Music
- 3pm Speeches, cake and unveiling of the painting by Nicholas Juett
Pop in and join us for a coffee and a look at your new library and community rooms, which are available to hire.
On Thursday, why not take part in “Knit & Natter with Kira?
We have some local interest films lined up:
- Monday 24th around 11am: The Other Cambridge A 1964 Anglia TV ‘Here and Now’ documentary, featuring an alternative tour of Cambridge led by architectural journalist Kenneth Robinson with interesting scenes around the city of that time.
- Wednesday 25th – tbc
- Friday 27th – tbc
Pop in and join us for look at your new library and community rooms, which are available to hire. Have a look just before you collect your children from School or Nursery, or bring them with you. This is a great opportunity you to visit your new library and get your membership card.
On Tuesday 10:30am to 9pm one of the Community Rooms will be dedicated to board games. The Friends of Milton Road Library group will providing a selection of games, though feel free to bring your own.
Help people avoid having to judge a book by it’s cover by adding a short review of any books your read so other people can also enjoy them.
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts.
Sign up details to follow…
A lunchtime networking event from 12 til 2pm by the Business & IP Centre Cambridgeshire
Sign up details to follow…
By local historian David Stubbings
Cambridge Tramways had a short history form the late nineteenth century up to the first world war. They were horse-drawn but lost out to the motor-bus as so many did that had not been electrified.
The Tram Depot in East Road is the last remaining relic of the system that is in use in Cambridge today.
Michael Brown is a published poet and author who lives in Chesterton. During 2019/2020 Michael will champion events in the library, including activities as part of Cambridge University Festival of Ideas. Michael also works for Cambridge Literary Festival. Join us for a poetry evening that will include poetry performance and a relaxed fun writing workshop. If you have a local themed poem that you discuss, please bring it along.
by Geoff Hales Travelling Theatre Letters Home: the story of Gertrude Bell
Gertrude Bell (1868 – 1926) was a traveller whose journeys took her all over the deserts of the Middle East, mostly on the back of a camel. Her experience of the tribes, the wildernesses, and the remote oases later made her invaluable to British Intelligence, where she worked with T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). From wherever she went, she wrote home to her father, describing her adventures. The letters tell of an amazing life.
Alison Bruce is the author of eight crime novels and two non-fiction titles. Her first novel, Cambridge Blue (2008), was described by Publishers Weekly as an ‘assured debut’ and introduced both detective, DC Gary Goodhew, and her trademark Cambridge setting. She went on to complete the DC Goodhew series with a further six novels before writing the psychological thriller I Did It for Us.
Alison is a proud supporter of local libraries and is the patron of Lakenheath Library in Suffolk. Alison teaches creative writing at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
This talk is at 7pm and is being organised by the Library Service so applications need to be addressed to them.