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Celebrate Cobbett Road Library’s 70th PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 May 2009 10:53
happy birthday to Cobbett Road LibrarycakeCome along and help celebrate 70 years of our thriving local library on Saturday May 16, with a day of activities and displays.
The day kicks off at 9.30am and runs until 4pm. Work will be on display from the array of groups that use the library, and they’ll be a chance to talk to group members about what goes on at the Library.
There will be a local history display, photos and artefacts, an art deco book display (the Library has an art deco interior complete with wood panelling) as well as a local history quiz for adults and activity sheets for children.

Cobbett Road Library interior
Cobbett Road Library interior

Refreshments will be available throughout the day, and there will also be a lunchtime buffet.

The provisional schedule is:

11am     Storytelling and Children’s Activities
1pm     Mayor presents Poetry Competition Prizes
1.30pm     Finger Buffet and Live Music
2.30pm     Tai Chi demonstration
3pm     Storytelling
3.30pm     Result of Local History Quiz.
4pm     Library closes.
(Timings are just a guide, and may change on the day)

Also on Link
The history of Cobbett Road Library


0 #1 Rose Nicole 2009-05-09 13:59
No need to wait til May 16th to participate in the library's 70th birthday celebrations. The Art Deco book display is already in place in the main library at Cobbett road, with many books showing the huge range of exciting designs which came out of the late twenties and thirties. Tableware,glass ware, furniture, fashion and architecture are all featured in these lovely books, many of which have lavish illustrations and photographs throughout.
In the community room, further exhibits supplement the book display:they include an
impressive poster of the 'Normandie'- an ocean liner whose style typifies the splendour of ocean travel, so much a part of our City's history.
There's lots more to come in the next few days of course, and Saturday is our Big Day. So, switch off that telly (you know it's all rubbish) and pop in to our library, and celebrate.
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0 #2 AnnMacGillivray 2009-05-10 08:00
I hope to be there Rose!
The Apple day was a very successful event and I am looking forward to this one too.
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0 #3 lbluemel 2009-05-11 14:18
Cobbett Road Library is a vital part of the Bitterne Park community and since the threatened closure has gone from strength to strength, largely as a result of the hard work put in by the Friends of Cobbett Road Library. I would urge everyone to come along and join in the celebrations on Saturday. The more support the library has from the local community the more difficult it will be for a future budget committe decide to save a few pounds by closing it. A wonderful library with friendly helpful staff.
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0 #4 Dora 2009-05-11 15:15
The Friends Group will be putting some more plants in the borders at Cobbett Road Library on Thursday this week, ready for the Anniversary celebrations. If anyone has any plants (especially tall ones that don't mind drought and shade)they can donate and bring along on Thursday it would help make the borders look better! We'll be there from 10am, till at least lunchtime.
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0 #5 Roberta 2009-05-13 15:58
Hi Dora, sorry I cannot came to help with the borders but I have posted your message on Freecycle so someone might be able to help and donate some plants. Finger crossed.
Thanks everyone for organising all of this.
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0 #6 Dora 2009-05-16 16:46
Over 600 people through the doors of Cobbett Road Library today!!!!!
A very enjoyable day. Well done everyone involved!
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