PAST AND PRESENT are entwined in our latest reading recommendations. Sam Capra wants to know if he really witnessed his brother’s execution by extremists, while now-grown-up Clemency Smitten seeks to discover why she was adopted as a baby and what really happened to her parents.
BY THE END of January the library will be taking delivery of the Richard and Judy Spring collection. Their choice of books is always popular, with a varied selection of titles to suit all tastes.
We welcome back Hara with her Circle Dancing classes on Wednesday, February 1. No partner is required and the dances are easy to learn and good for the mind, body and soul. The sessions run from 4pm-5.30 and cost €5 per session.
FAMILY SECRETS are the recurring theme in three new titles from best-selling women writers hitting the Library shelves this month, along with a new offering from blockbuster author James Patterson.
The Gypsy Madonna
by Santa Montefiore
WHEN ELEGANT Anouk, a dealer in American antiques, dies unexpectedly and leaves the Metropolitan Museum an uncatalogued, multi-million dollar painting by Titian, her son Mischa becomes determined to discover the story behind the painting. This mystery sends him on the trail of his own history, back to the French village of his childhood. There he hopes to uncover the origins of the Gypsy Madonna and the story of his own past…
CHRISTMAS IS OVER but the Library continues with its programme of events to interest and entertain you throughout the year.
There is a change to our advertised talk on Thursday, January 19. It will now be delivered by the ever-popular John Hollands and is entitled Why I Changed Sex. Come along and all we be revealed from 12noon onwards. The talk includes a buffet and wine for €8.
WOMEN WRITERS AND HEROINES feature prominently in the latest selection of new books and DVDs added to the Library shelves in time for the New Year. Among them are offerings from popular authors Martine Cole and Tess Gerristen, both of whom have female characters at the core of the stories, while a new tale from crime writer M J Aldridge is another in the series of novels set in and around Southampton and which feature Detective Inspector Helen Grace as the main character.