March events still available and Membership Reminder

Hello Members

Just letting you know that we still have places available for the Dementia Awareness Workshop on the 16th and for the Natural Beauty talk on the 22nd March.  However, the Natural Beauty talk on the 29th is now full.

Can I also remind everyone that your membership will expire at the end of this month, and can be renewed anytime now still for the bargain price of £5 annually.  Forms are available in the library.

Dementia Awareness Workshop

Thursday 16th, 10.30am – 11.30am

Donations welcome

People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives. Dementia Friends is giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with the condition. Come along to this interactive session to learn about dementia, what it is and how you can play a part in making our community more dementia-friendly.

South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Talks                       £5 members, £7 non members per week

Wednesdays 22nd  2pm – 3.30pm

Wednesday 22nd – Naturally Beautiful with Nicky Bailey, AONB Community Projects Officer

Come along for an introduction to the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in particular the work that they do in and around Brixham, Torbay and South Devon.

March events

Dementia Awareness Workshop

Thursday 16th, 10.30am – 11.30am

Donations welcome

People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives. Dementia Friends is giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with the condition. Come along to this interactive session to learn about dementia, what it is and how you can play a part in making our community more dementia-friendly.  Free but booking a place is advisable.

 

South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Talks                       £5 members, £7 non members per week

Wednesdays 22nd and 29th, 2pm – 3.30pm

 

Wednesday 22ndNaturally Beautiful with Nicky Bailey, AONB Community Projects Officer

Come along for an introduction to the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in particular the work that they do in and around Brixham, Torbay and South Devon.

 

Wednesday 29th – Estuaries and the Coastline of South Devon with Nigel Mortimer, AONB Community Projects Officer
In this talk, the AONB Community Projects Officer will concentrate on the wonders and lesser known details of our local coastlines and estuaries in South Devon. Both talks reveal many fascinating facts and information just above and below the tide line, giving a better insight to the maritime and shore line treasure chest, right on our doorstep.

 

Thank you message

To all the Friends of Brixham Library,

Firstly I must apologise that this note is a couple of weeks overdue; the last three weeks or so have been a bit of a blur since moving to my new job, so I’m sorry that I have not sent this to you sooner.

I wanted to send you all a huge thank you for such a wonderful leaving do and for coming along on my last day at Brixham Library to say goodbye.   I was blown away by how many of you came and by the amazing spread that you put on!   It was a very special afternoon and as you probably saw I was a tad emotional (!) but I was incredibly humbled by it all.  Especial thanks to Alasdair, the committee and staff for organising it all and for all their effort and time that went into it – and to Missin’ Tackle for their fabulous performance. Thank you.

I opened your gift when I got home and was left speechless and stunned by it. Your generosity is incredible and I couldn’t believe what you had all done for me; thank you so very very much. I found it hard to construct any sentences that evening as I spent most of it in a state of shock!!

It has been an absolute honour to have managed Brixham Library, I have truly loved it. One of my biggest highlights throughout my whole time there has been working with the Friends. Thank you to all the committees, past and present; your enthusiasm and commitment to the group was so important, you all made so much happen and I appreciated it all so much.  Thank you to all the members who have supported them and everything they’ve done for the library.  You are an incredible group of people and your support for the library has meant so much to me.  I will miss seeing you but I will hopefully see you around at various events.

Thank you and my very best wishes to you all,

Eleanor

Upcoming Events

Cookery Demo with Mitch Tonks Wednesday 8 February 2017, 10.45am Tickets £7.50 FoBL members, £10.00 non-members available from Brixham Library (tel: 01803 853870)

Join Mitch at his restaurant Rock Fish for a cookery demonstration and talk. Please contact the restaurant if you wish to book lunch after the demo.

 

FREE Children’s Half Term Craft Activity Wednesday 15 February 2017, 10.30 – 11.00am & 11.30 – 12.30pm

A fun filled activity with stories and crafts with a visit from the dog’s Trust. It’s free and an opportunity for children to have fun in their library.

Latest Programme

 Dear All

The new programme is now out and available in the library if you have not already picked up a copy.  One of the first items available is a Mitch Tonks Cookery Demo which still has some places available.  If you would like to book for it please see the ladies at the helpdesk in the library.

FEBRUARY

Cookery Demo with Mitch Tonks

Wednesday 8th, 10.45am          

Tickets £7.50 members, £10 non members

Join Mitch at his restaurant Rock Fish for a cookery demonstration and talk.

Please contact the restaurant if you wish to book lunch after the demo.

 

Children’s Half Term Craft Activity                   FREE

Wednesday 15th, 10.00am – 11.00am and 11.30am – 12.30pm                                        

A fun-filled activity with stories and crafts with a visit from the Dogs’ Trust.  It’s free and an opportunity for children to have fun in their library.

Farewell Gathering for Eleanor

Hello Everyone

At Alasdair’s request may I remind everyone that Eleanor is leaving the library on the 13th Jan.  Eleanor has been with us for approaching seven years now and as a result of an internal restructuring she will be moving to Paignton Library as the Library Manager there. We just can’t let her go without an opportunity of saying goodbye. Like most of you, I have really mixed emotions but I am genuinely pleased that her talent, hard work and exceptional ability has been recognised in this appointment.

If you would like to join us for a celebration farewell, we are having a get together for her on Friday 13 January in Brixham Library from 1.00pm. This is Eleanor’s last day of work here in Brixham and we are having an ‘American Supper’ so if you would like to come along please bring a plate of food to share on the day.

We are also having a collection for a gift from FoBL members and friends. Please place any contribution in a sealed envelope and either leave it in the library or post to me direct to the address below marked for my attention. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Friends of Brixham Library’.

If you would like to add your name to Eleanor’s leaving card, similarly, please write your message or greeting on a sticky label and either leave it in the library or post to me direct to the address below once again marked for my attention.

Finally, to help get an idea of numbers attending on the day, it would be very helpful if you could complete the following form and return it to me along with your sticky label and leaving gift donation.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to call and do please pass the word on to anyone who you think would like to be there on the day.

Yours faithfully

Alasdair Anderson

Chairman, The Friends of Brixham Library

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Name: ………………………………………          Contact Tel No: …………………………

I will be/won’t be coming to Eleanor’s Leaving Celebration party

I will be bringing ………………………………………… to add to the buffet

I enclose cash /cheque as a donation towards Eleanor’s leaving present and a sticky label for Eleanor’s leaving card.

Signed………………………………………………….                    Date………………………………

Farewell Gathering for Eleanor

Hello Everyone

At Alasdair’s request may I remind everyone that Eleanor is leaving the library on the 13th Jan.  Eleanor has been with us for approaching seven years now and as a result of an internal restructuring she will be moving to Paignton Library as the Library Manager there. We just can’t let her go without an opportunity of saying goodbye. Like most of you, I have really mixed emotions but I am genuinely pleased that her talent, hard work and exceptional ability has been recognised in this appointment.

If you would like to join us for a celebration farewell, we are having a get together for her on Friday 13 January in Brixham Library from 1.00pm. This is Eleanor’s last day of work here in Brixham and we are having an ‘American Supper’ so if you would like to come along please bring a plate of food to share on the day.

We are also having a collection for a gift from FoBL members and friends. Please place any contribution in a sealed envelope and either leave it in the library or post to me direct to the address below marked for my attention. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Friends of Brixham Library’.

If you would like to add your name to Eleanor’s leaving card, similarly, please write your message or greeting on a sticky label and either leave it in the library or post to me direct to the address below once again marked for my attention.

Finally, to help get an idea of numbers attending on the day, it would be very helpful if you could complete the following form and return it to me along with your sticky label and leaving gift donation.

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to call and do please pass the word on to anyone who you think would like to be there on the day.

Yours faithfully

Alasdair Anderson

Chairman, The Friends of Brixham Library

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Name: ………………………………………          Contact Tel No: …………………………

I will be/won’t be coming to Eleanor’s Leaving Celebration party

I will be bringing ………………………………………… to add to the buffet

I enclose cash /cheque as a donation towards Eleanor’s leaving present and a sticky label for Eleanor’s leaving card.

Signed………………………………………………….                    Date………………………………

Farewell Gathering for Eleanor

Dear Friend,
Eleanor Moss, Library Manager of Brixham Library will be leaving us in the middle of January. Eleanor has been with us for approaching seven years now and as a result of an internal restructuring she will be moving to Paignton Library as the Library Manager there. We just can’t let her go without an opportunity of saying goodbye. Like most of you, I have really mixed emotions but I am genuinely pleased that her talent, hard work and exceptional ability has been recognised in this appointment.
If you would like to join us for a celebration farewell, we are having a get together for her on Friday 13 January in Brixham Library from 1.00pm. This is Eleanor’s last day of work here in Brixham and we are having an ‘American Supper’ so if you would like to come along please bring a plate of food to share on the day.
We are also having a collection for a gift from FoBL members and friends. Please place any contribution in a sealed envelope and either leave it in the library or post to me direct to the address below marked for my attention. Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Friends of Brixham Library’.
 If you would like to add your name to Eleanor’s leaving card, similarly, please write your message or greeting on a sticky label and either leave it in the library or post to me direct to the address below once again marked for my attention.
 Finally, to help get an idea of numbers attending on the day, it would be very helpful if you could complete the following form and return it to me along with your sticky label and leaving gift donation.
 If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to call and do please pass the word on to anyone who you think would like to be there on the day.
 Yours faithfully
Alasdair Anderson
Chairman, The Friends of Brixham Library
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Name: _________________________________
Contact Tel No: ________________________
I will be/won’t be coming to Eleanor’s Leaving Celebration party
I will be bringing _____________________________to add to the buffet
I enclose cash /cheque as a donation towards Eleanor’s leaving present and a sticky label for Eleanor’s leaving card.
Signed ______________________________________
Date __________________________