December Friends News

This is our new


With the opening of our newly refurbished library on Monday 25 November, this is a time to celebrate renewal and the rebirth of our much-loved library. Over the last four weeks, painters and decorators, carpet fitters, electricians, handymen and library staff have been busy making our library fit for purpose for the 21st century. Having been involved myself all those years ago in the planning and fitting out of Brixham Library, it is hard to believe that it all happened 26 years ago. With it’s clean and bright new lines, we’re sure that what has been done will tempt you back. Yes, it will look different and changes have been made, but Emma, Sarah, Michelle and Rebecca will be there to help you and to show you around if you can’t find what you are looking for.


Christmas Coffee                      morning

Our next coffee morning is on Friday 6 December between 10.00 – 12.00 noon. To give it a special Christmas feel we are hoping for a visit by the children from Furzeham School to sing some carols for us. So why not come along and join is some seasonal fun to start the festive period?

Christmas Music & Song

Our local choir Quay Harmony with their guests are holding their annual Christmas Concert in the library on Wednesday 11 December 2019 with doors opening at 19.00pm. Tickets are £6.00 to FoBL members and £8.00 for Non-FoBL members. These will be available in the library from Monday 25 November or by calling 01803 853870 / 858181. There will be a licensed bar and a raffle, with all proceeds being given to FoBL. Donations for the Christmas Raffle Hampers would be much appreciated and can be handed in at the library.

The Wine Loft

Recently, a group from FoBL enjoyed a wine tasting at The Wine Loft, Middle Street Brixham. As James & Clare talked through a selection of wines with appropriate canapes, a most enjoyable evening was had by all. This was our first group visit and we look forward to arranging further events with this delightful and helpful couple. However, please don’t wait for our next event there as you will receive a huge welcome and will be amazed at what is on offer.

And finally………

As autumn turns to winter, this is always a time to consider sitting down by the fireside with a good book and leaving the cold outside. Whether it be with your children or grandchildren or even just yourself, there is nothing like reading to let the pressures and strains of our modern world just disappear for a short while.




Alasdair Anderson – Chairman, The Friends of Brixham Library

25 November 2019