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Three men in a boat in a library

by Amanda Taylor on 23 March, 2014

The Friends of Rock Road Library invite local residents to enjoy a dramatisation of Jerome K Jerome’s comic novel Three Men in a Boat – a one-man show by local actor Geoff Hales. The show is at Rock Road Library and starts at 8 p.m. after a welcome drink. There is no fixed charge but […]

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As a newly elected county councillor, I have been spending the summer getting to know council services better, and I recently had an afternoon on the Mobile Library bus with Ally Clarke, the Mobile Library Manager. After a slight blip due to a delayed train, I’m pleased to see the mobile bus drive into Shepreth […]

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Chicken humour at Rock Road Library

by Amanda Taylor on 1 May, 2013

Calling all chicken lovers Author Martin Gurdon will be visiting Rock Road Library on May 9th to talk about his new book “Doing Bird”, an humorous account of the flock’s adventures over a year, once he had added ducks and doves too. Rock Road Library, Rock Road, Cambridge, CB1 7UG Website:

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Christmas Readings at Rock Road Library

by Amanda Taylor on 19 November, 2012

Cambridgeshire actor Geoff Hales entertained a packed Rock Road Library when he visited earlier this year, at the invitation of the Friends of Rock Road Library. He performed a one-man show of dramatised readings from Charles Dickens’ novels. 2012 is Dickens’s bicentenary, so it is fitting that Geoff will be returning next month (13th December). […]

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Books for sunflower growers, gold medals for readers!

by Amanda Taylor on 10 September, 2012

On Saturday,  I enjoyed taking part in two prizegiving ceremonies at Rock Road Library, where prizes and awards were given to young readers and gardeners. The Friends of Rock Road Library have run a Sunflower Competition for local children. Back in March, children planted the sunflowers in the library garden, which is maintained by the […]

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Community Library Assistant wanted for Rock Road Library

by Amanda Taylor on 3 September, 2012

Are you a ‘people person’? Rock Road Library is advertising for a Community Library Assistant, to work for 14.5 hours a week. For details, see here. The postholder will be working with community groups, so customer services experience is sought, as well as a passion for libraries and what they can offer.

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One of my favourite jobs has been to give out medals and certificates to children as part of the Summer Reading Challenge. Our local library, Rock Road Library, has run the Challenge for many years, but the great thing is that it’s being done by children all over the country, indeed in 23 different countries […]

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