Lots going on at the library

THROUGHOUT April, Angus Libraries have been delivering basic computing skills to residents via a course called ‘Online Basics’ at library service points and in community facilities in the villages of Newtyle and Friockheim.

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society. On the course, people with limited or no knowledge of computers can learn skills relating to e-mail, Internet, word processing and file management.

The first group of learners has now completed the course and details of further courses being developed will be announced as they are ready.

The Reading Group at Arbroath library met on April 16 and enjoyed an informal discussion over a cup of tea or coffee about their chosen book that month. If you enjoy reading and have an hour or so to spare then why not come along and join the group?

World Book Night was celebrated in Arbroath Library on April 23 with a number of people joining in to pick up a free copy of ‘Tale of Two Cities’ and a glass of wine or fruit juice. Members of the Arbroath Reading Group were joined by other readers and a relaxed and informal discussion followed till closing time at 7 p.m.

On April 25, Sandy Dolan of Montrose delivered an interesting talk on the Jubilee of Queen Victoria and presented to the audience of 34 people rare film footage of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee. The event generated enthusiastic comments afterwards during refreshments. The group is looking forward to Sandy coming back to Arbroath in the autumn for another talk.

The Antiquary Society held its annual general meeting in the library on April 27 which was well attended.

There is always a lot happening at the library, so if you are not a member why not pop along and see what is on offer?

Annual meeting

AGE CONCERN Angus will be holding its annual general meeting in the Community Education Wing of Faorfar Academy on Thursday, May 24, at 1.30 p.m.

The speaker will be Ms Lorraine Young of Angus Council’s department of social work and health, who will give an update on the local authority’s older people strategy.