Friends of Rhiwbina Library News

Quiz and a Cuppa

We hope that you’ve all heard about Friends of Rhiwbina Library – a group of local residents, determined to retain Rhiwbina Library in its present form.

Why our role is so important
Public libraries everywhere are facing severe ‘challenges’. By supporting Rhiwbina Library and getting actively involved with the exciting things that go on here, we can demonstrate how vital the library is to the welfare of our community.

All money raised goes towards enhancing facilities within Rhiwbina Library. We’re currently looking at improving the children’s area.

Quiz and a Cuppa
Our monthly ‘Quiz and a Cuppa’ sessions are becoming legendary. The old grey matter gets a gentle workout and it’s an excellent opportunity to make new friends.

Jigsaw Library
Our Saturday morning Jigsaw Library (for children and adults) is very popular. It’s heartening to hear that you are setting aside your ‘devices’ and rediscovering the joy of puzzling.

‘Once upon a time…’ words that signal something magical is about to happen. We are thrilled that Tamar Williams – multi-award-winning storyteller and theatre director – will be joining us to talk about the tradition and evolution of storytelling (20th April at 7pm. Event aimed at adults).

Roald Dahl Centenary
2016 is the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth and a landmark year in Cardiff’s literary legacy. This will be the perfect opportunity to join the rest of the UK in celebrating the great writer and his unforgettable creations. ‘Friends’ will be working closely with Rhiwbina Library staff and other local organisations on this.

There are plans in the pipeline for an Introduction to Genealogy session, a Writing Workshop and an event to mark National Poetry Day. We’re always on the lookout for ideas. If you have suggestions, we’d love to hear from you. Better still, join us and help organise an event.

Dates for your Diary
• Quiz and a Cuppa: Wednesday 30th March at 3.30pm (Library)
• Friends of Rhiwbina Library AGM: please come along and have your say. Tuesday 12th April at 7pm (The Whittaker Lounge, Beulah)
• The Storytelling Tradition: With Tamar Williams: Wednesday 20th April at 7pm (Library)
• Quiz and a Cuppa: Wednesday 27th April at 3.30pm (Library)

If you’d like to become a ‘Friend’ or have questions or suggestions, email If it’s easier, leave your details in the ‘Friends’ box at the library desk and we’ll get back to you. We have a website: You’ll find us on Facebook and we Tweet @FoRhiwbinaLib