Broomhill Community Library will be celebrating National Library Day on Saturday 7 February 2015 with a series of events based around ‘The Story of our Local Community between 1850 and 1950’.
Come along between 10.30am and 4pm to join in celebrations. At 11am local resident Adela Pankhurst (yes, that family!) will give an illustrated talk and at 2pm there’s a virtual tour of Broomhill in the past.
The Victorian Visitors will be around dressed in costume – so children are invited to come along dressed in their favourite book characters (there will be prizes!) For children too, local author and illustrator Lydia Monks will be reading and drawing at 2pm and there will be brass coin rubbing, plate doilie making and possibly a treasure hunt.
You can also expect to see displays of life from Victorian times to the 1950s with items to handle and buy – coins, donated books and baked items – from Victorian to Elizabethan recipes. All proceeds will help keep Broomhill Community Library open.