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ROCK ABUNDANCE: “One person’s glut is another person’s feast” Were you lucky enough to catch the Transition Cambridge pop-up stall at Rock Road Library last Saturday? I was, and went home happily with some beautiful sweet peas, a little jar of redcurrant jelly, and a prickly cucumber. The idea is that you take along any […]

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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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Cambridgeshire volunteers first winners of new award

by Amanda Taylor on 2 December, 2013

When Cambridgeshire libraries put out a call for volunteers a couple of years ago, both the Library Service and the Friends were delighted with the numbers of people who came forward. At Rock Road Library, people come to help with gardening, reading with children, giving talks, and telling stories. I’ve seen people of all ages […]

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Rock Road Library: now we can breathe again

by Amanda Taylor on 31 August, 2012

It was great news to hear at a recent meeting of the Friends of Rock Road Library that the Conservative-led Cambridgeshire County Council has abandoned its ideas to close Rock Road Library. This is excellent news, and a tribute to all the people who have spent the past 18 months signing petitions, going to meetings […]

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Dragonflies at Rock Road Library

by Amanda Taylor on 14 May, 2012

The Friends of Rock Road Library arrange a programme of talks and events at the library. Recently, the topics have been Charles Dickens, World War II evacuees and Save the Children. Next up is an illustrated talk on dragonflies on the 24th May. The speaker is Henry Curry from the Dragonfly Centre at Wicken Fen. […]

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Watch out: Mr Micawber, Scrooge and maybe Oliver Twist is coming to town. The Friends of Rock Road Library are celebrating the bicentenary of Charles Dickens with a one-man show at the library by local actor Geoff Hales. Mr Hales will be performing dramatised readings from Dickens’ works – in Dickensian costume. The show starts […]

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