Your chance to meet the Mayor of Puerto de la Cruz, Lope Afonso on the first official visit by the ‘first citizen’ in 20 years. Light refreshments will be served so please leave your name at the Treasurer’s desk if you plan to attend.
YOU CAN MAKE a double date with the Library on Thursday, March 7, when a second meeting of the newly-launched Tenerife History Group is followed in double quick order by the annual Library Volunteers Lunch.
The first meeting of the History Group a month ago was so well attended that in future meetings will be held on a fortnightly basis. The venture is the brainchild of the Library’s new president, Ken Fisher, who has had a lifelong interest in history in general and in the British community in Tenerife in particular.
The British connection with Tenerife dates as far back as the 15th century, which the History Group will explore and follow as the relationship developed down the years, leading to visits by the likes of Sir Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher in more recent times.
The second History Group runs from 11am-12.30pm. You can call Ken Fisher on 639 310 682 for further information about the group and how he plans to help you discover the fascinating history of this beautiful island.
The Volunteers Lunch is the Library’s way of thanking the many volunteers who give freely of their time to keep the library running and maintain our beautiful gardens.
ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR events of the year is the Annual Pig Roast, which this year takes place on Saturday March 16, starting at 2pm
This year, in addition to the succulent roast pork, Canarian potatoes and various salad accompaniments, there will be entertainment and plenty of liquid refreshment to oil your vocal chords if you wish to join in with the singing.
But to secure your place at this not-to-be-missed occasion you must book early at the Treasurer’s Desk to avoid disappointment. Admission is priced at €17 per head.
THE LIBRARY always welcomes visitors to join us during opening hours to enjoy the gardens and general amenities. Refreshments are served in the garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings
THE LIBRARY could not function without the dedicated team of volunteers who help to keep it running.
They give freely of their time and work tirelessly behind the scenes on tasks ranging from recording the ins and outs of books and DVDs, data entry for our books and DVDs databases and maintaining our beautiful gardens and looking after the fabric of the building.
Once a year we like to say a big thank you to our team of men and women through the annual Library Volunteers Lunch, which this year will be held at the Hotel Masaru, La Paz, on Thursday, March 7.
To that end, a raffle is running in reception to help meet the cost of this once-a-year event. So please be generous when buying tickets to help us make it a successful occasion.
HOT ON THE HEELS of the Volunteers Lunch comes one of our most popular social events of the year, the Annual Pig Roast, on Saturday, March 16, starting at 2pm.
It’s an event few of our members want to miss, so please book early at the Treasurer’s Desk to avoid disappointment. Tickets are €17 per head.
This year, in addition to the usual delicious roast pork, Canarian potatoes, various salads, there will be entertainment and you will be very welcome to join in the singing.
Naturally, there will be plenty of liquid refreshment to keep the vocal chords well lubricated.
Past-President Brian Arnold gave the opening address at the 119th annual general meeting of the English Library, held on Thursday, January 31.
He welcomed over 50 members to the meeting, which went on to unanimously vote in Ken Fisher as the new president. Ken is no stranger to the job, having previously served as president from 2010 to 2012.
The meeting was followed by a superb buffet provided by Maureen Palmer and her team of helpers.
THE LIBRARY”S Annual General Meeting is open to all members and this year it takes place on Thursday, January 31, with a 4pm for 4.30 start.
Once the business has been enacted, a buffet and refreshments will follow..
This year we will be welcoming back past president Ken Fisher as our new President. This will need to be ratified at the AGM.
We look forward to your attendance and your support.
FOR OUR NEXT Library talk, we are happy to be welcoming back Ramon Michan, whose fascinating talk on tourism in Puerto de la Cruz in the 1960s was so well received.
This time round his topic will be Tenerife, a Paradise for Walkers; you can be assured of a most interesting afternoon and, as ever, his talk will be followed by a buffet and refreshments. Admission is €8 and you can book a place at the Treasurer’s desk.