The festive season may be well behind us, but Oswestry Library is busier than ever with a host of events taking place in January.

Kicking things off was the first Time to Listen of the new year on Thursday, which gives adults a chance to relax and listen while library staff read stories aloud. The second event take place on Thursday, January 26, from 2pm to 3pm.

This will be followed by the first 2017 meeting of the Quick Reads Book Club today from 1pm to 2pm, and gives people the opportunity to get into reading, while on Saturday there will be the monthly Crafternoon from 2pm to 4pm. All events are free.

And not forgetting the little ones, last week saw the return of Bookstart Rhyme Time, which is aimed at pre-school children and their parents or carers, and is full of singing, rhyming and dancing. The next session will be held on Monday, January 23, from 2pm to 2.30pm.

Rhymetimes also take place at Ellesmere and Gobowen libraries.

Youngsters can also get involved with next weekend’s Crafternoon, while on Saturday, January 28, from 2pm, there will be a free drop-in Dinosaurs and Princesses Drawing Club session where Advertizer cartoonist John Swogger will be teaching children how to bring their drawings to life.

And as if that’s not enough, Chirk artist and Borderland Visual Arts member Jim Heath has a selection of local landscape paintings and figurative sculptures on display at Oswestry Library throughout January, guaranteed to catch the attention of all family members.

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