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 Here we show you some of the past events we have run so you can see the variety of talks, events and clubs we host. Come and meet friends, stay to enjoy a chat, play scrabble, listen to a story, choose books and see what the library and membership of the Friends has to offer. Membership offers you a chance to come to special events, but most importantly, helps to fund our library and keep it a thriving hub within the community. Keep up with the events page and see how you can join the Friends here.

Around 80 people in the Morrell rooms enjoyed hearing our events manager, Gaye Walsh, asking Stacey Hall  about her sources of inspiration for her new book and how she chooses her subjects. There were some fascinating insights. Come to the library to borrow one or all of her bestsellers and see for yourself why her books are so popular.

News: Would you like to join the Local History Society to take a walk around Goring discovering the stories of local businesses on Saturday 29th June between 2 and 4pm? The walk will be followed by tea and cakes and a quiz in the library. Sounds 'up your street'? Tickets are £5 from the library or Inspirations

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Refurbishment news
The library will be refurbished, hopefully in September. This will mean it will be closed for a few weeks and we will give you more information on this as soon as we have it. There will be a service to allow you to borrow books
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Lowbury Hill Events

In 2023 Kate and a team from Reading University put on a series of events telling the story of Roman occupation of this hill in the Berkshire Downs. The poster opposite is in recognition of their efforts to bring the subject alive and present it to the community at the library.
 

Although we didn't win, the library earned special recognition in this very competitive category. 

 

I would like to share a few quotes from our judges’ feedback:

 

“A great project connecting communities to the heritage on their doorstep.”

 

“Really good engagement at a range of fun events organised with a range of partners which has developed audiences, increased the use of both the museum service and the library hosting the exhibition, better physical and mental health and a legacy of skills development.”

 

“A delightful project with such tangible and immediate outcomes. It wonderfully highlights the impact that the presentation of local archaeology and placemaking can have on communities. This is the type of project which could be actively repeated by institutions across the country to support communities engage with and development investment in their local archaeology and history. It also shows how great impact can be achieved with very limited resources and the existing, potentially underappreciated, appetite communities have to understand their local archaeology/heritage once it is highlighted as existing and having value.”

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