Cardiff author Louise Walsh talked about her novel Black River which covers the aftermath of the Aberfan disaster, examining the role played by Fleet Street and local journalists in reporting the tragedy and its repercussions. We were also delighted to welcome Martin Shipton (Chief Reporter, Media Wales) who joined Louise in a lively and fascinating discussion.
Who Do You Think You Are?
Hugh Payne’s Who Do You Think You Are? sessions were very popular. Using research into his own family history, Hugh demonstrated various readily accessible methods of tracing our ancestors.
You can access ‘Ancestry Library Edition’ and ‘Find My Past’ for FREE at Rhiwbina Library. All you need is a library card and your PIN number.
Take Control of Your Health
Rhiwbina resident, Peter Lewis, recently led a group discussion – Take Control of Your Health. Some of the issues covered included: prevention is better than cure, ways in which type 1 and 2 diabetes can be more effectively managed, and the challenges facing everyone in trying to achieve a ‘lifestyle balance’ of healthy food and healthy exercise – at a cost that everyone can afford. There was agreement that the discussion should continue in the future, with possible input from healthcare professionals.
On 30th March, at 7.30pm, we are hosting a talk by Cardiff author Dr Ritchie Wood.
Ritchie spent over 40 years working abroad, including long spells as a mechanical engineer in the Malaysian tin mining industry. He also worked in the gold and coal mining industries in South Africa, and lectured at a steelworks college in Misurata, Libya.
On retirement, he devoted himself to the academic study of the mining operations of the British tunnelling companies during the Great War.
His book Miners At War 1914-1918 – South Wales Miners in the Tunnelling Companies is the result of his research.
Dates For Your Diary
Jigsaw Library every Saturday morning – 10am to 12.30pm
Quiz and a Cuppa sessions:
Wednesday 26th April
Wednesday 24th May
(All at 3.30pm – tickets £2)
If you have suggestions for events or would be willing to give a talk/demonstration on an interesting topic, please get in touch. Most importantly, support Rhiwbina Library by coming along to our events. Why not become a ‘Friend’? Membership is free to all.
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