Events - 21 Jan 22

Coffee House (just talk, no coffee…sorry guys)! | 21/01/2022 | 9:00 am-11:00 am

Coffee House (just talk, no coffee...sorry guys)!

Join the library community for a special moment to talk about anything and everything (in English of course!). For the time being and in order to keep everyone safe during this new wave of Covid, we are not serving drinks or food. Just come in and chat with others! The library requires a pass sanitaire, masks at all times and hand gel at the entrance. Thank you for your patience, we will all get through this together, let’s keep our spirits up while keeping everyone safe!  Coffee House is free and open to all library members. Just drop by, no need to reserve!

Knit and Natter | 21/01/2022 | 10:00 am-11:00 am

Knit and Natter

Come along and bring your knitting,

Have a natter while you’re sitting,

Or learn to knit with wool provided,

Needles loaned and stitches guided.

Knitted garments are très chic,

So be in vogue and start this week.

Knit and Natter is a free activity, open to all library members. No need to reserve, just come and enjoy! If anyone has some extra yarn please bring it in.

Book Club reads “The Lantern Boats” | 21/01/2022 | 3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Book Club reads "The Lantern Boats"

The January read for the book club is “The Lantern Boats” by Tessa Morris-Suzuki.


Tokyo, 1951.

Elly Ruskin is still struggling to settle. Half-Japanese by heritage, Elly was repatriated to Japan after the war, but Tokyo is a city she barely knows. And now she’s certain her new husband is having an affair with the enigmatic Japanese poet known as Vida Vidanto.

Yet Elly is not the only one suspicious of Vida.

The occupying American forces have their eye on her too. Kamiya Jun has been recruited to spy on the poet and find out why Vida spent her war years in China. He is perfect for the part. A war orphan, he has honed the art of becoming invisible in order to survive. But following Vida leads Jun to the Ruskins. And he soon finds himself delving into their private lives as well.

Then Vida Vidanto is found murdered in her apartment. Is it a case of mere jealousy or has there been a betrayal of a more dangerous kind?

Because Vida had more than one secret worth killing for.

To join the book club please send an email to the group coordinator here.