Wednesday, 5 July 2017

A first for Wales ………………..and only the second library in the UK to host an opera 
Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre are joining up with Opera in Situ to hold two operatic events in October 2017. In advance of this a very successful evening was enjoyed by both groups in the Library on Sunday 18th June.

Opera in Situ was formed at the very end of 2015 with the aim of performing opera in places where it may not normally be performed and to audiences who may not otherwise hear it. Above all they want the music to be accessible. Many of the members of this group were involved in performances in Dinas Powys a few years ago but they have also now been joined by some young singers from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

On Sunday, we enjoyed scenes from opera's including Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and Jonathan Dove's ‘Pinocchio’, among others.

Opera in situ and the Library both need to raise funds to keep going and they would both love to see children enjoying these performances, accordingly a children's opera will be staged in the Parish Hall on Friday 27th October followed by a fun filled evening for the adults including an opera and a fish and chip supper.

Please look out for tickets as we expect them to go very quickly.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Easter 2017 activities for young children

Easter 2017
“Crafty fingers” - Easter crafts at Dinas Powys Library & Activity Centre.
Please book at the library. £1 per child.
Monday 10 April: 2.30 pm - make funny bunnies, egg decoupage and flowers.
Tuesday 11 April: 10.30 am - make Easter masks, Easter baskets &
2.30 pm - Storytime for the under 5s (no charge).
Wednesday 12 April: 2.30 pm – Easter themed crafts.
Thursday 13 April: 10.30 am – Easter egg cuts outs and decorations, make a sun catcher.
Tuesday 18 April: 2.30 pm - Storytime for the under 5s (no charge).
Wednesday 19 April: 10.30 am Storytime and fun with Peppa pig for the under-5s (no charge).
Thursday 20 April: 10.30 am – make a cherry tree blossom picture, make a sheep.
Friday 21 April: 2.30 pm – make an owl picture, make a decorative headband.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Amser Stori & Clwb Celf

From Thursday 27 April, and then every Thursday morning during term time

Amser Stori am ddim / is free: 10.00-10.30
followed by
Clwb Celf  £1.50/child: 10:30-11:30

Further information: Ffion Rhisiart (Swyddog Datblygu/Development Officer, Menter Bro Morgannwg)
(029) 20689888

 From: Ffion Rhisiart.    27 January 2017 15:44

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

The 'Every child a library member' scheme

Chris Franks writes:
The Community Library was delighted to welcome year 4 pupils as a part of the ‘Every child a library member’ scheme. Each year 4 pupil received a special library card along with bag for library books. There was a question and answer session and the children raised a range of suggestions to improve what is on offer. The Community Library is now run by volunteers and is very keen to develop links across the community. Here’s the children of St Andrews and Dinas Powys Primary Schools along with fellow Library trustee Keith Hatton (and Volunteer Angela Wing in one picture) and myself as they are about to choose their books.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Evening of Music

The first large scale fundraiser for Dinas Powys Community Library on Friday 24 March 2017 in the Parish Hall exceeded all expectations. The evening of music was a sell out.

The night saw Emyr Wyn Jones a baritone accompanied by Conal Bembridge Sayers on the piano perform a varied and enjoyable repertoire.

Both had studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. Music included Vagabond, Der Gartnes, Bright is the Ring, Pan Ddaw’s Nos, Some Enchanted Evening, Dafydd y Garren Wen and Captain Stratt.

The Community Library is developing and is offering more to young and old. Come along and see what’s on offer.


Monday, 13 March 2017

Extended regular opening hours

From today, the library will be open until 4.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Storytime in the library

'Storytime - more than just a story', for younger children, is now running every Tuesday from 2.30-3.30pm.
You can book a place at the library reception or phone 029 20512 556.
Here's the new poster and a couple of photos of children enjoying the first Storytime session at the Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre this week.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Free ‘how to session’s at Dinas Powys Library

Newydd, Communities First and VOG Council are running free weekly IT how to sessions at Dinas Powys Community Library every Monday 10am 12pm starting Monday 13th March 2017.

The 1-2-1 sessions are aimed at complete beginners wanting to learn new skills, or those individuals wanting to brush up on old skills. By running the session in a 1-2-1 setting, we can work specifically to meet the needs of the individual to help them meet their goals.

To book a session, please call Keith Hatton on 07749825751 or speak to reception in the library.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Upcoming Activities & Events


Monday 13 March 2017: Digital Drop-In. For expert advice on your electronic gadgets. 10:00-12:00. Call Keith Hatton to book a place 077-4982-5751. and every Monday if demand.

Thursday 16 March 2017: Welsh medium pre-nursery story time and crafts. During morning.

Friday 17 March 2017: Coding classes (with James) 15:30-16:30.

Friday 24 March 2017: An Evening of Music. A fund-raising event for the library. Parish Hall, Dinas Powys. From 19:30.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

St David's Day in the library

St David's Day was celebrated by the volunteers and visitors of all ages in the Dinas Powys Community Library and Activity Centre, with daffodils, Welsh cakes and bara brith.