Wychwood Library – a hive of activity

Event Spotlight: Rhymetime
Rhymetime takes place every Monday in term-time from 14:00 – 14:30 in Wychwood Library for 0-5 year olds and their carers. There’s a different theme every fortnight, ranging from vehicles and farm animals to pirates and dinosaurs. All sessions begin with a story and are jam-packed with songs, as well as opportunities to play instruments, take part in parachute games and round it all off with a themed craft! The library has toys for young children to play with at the end of the session as well as plenty of board and picture books to read with the children. Sessions are completely free. Just drop in and give it a try!

Librarian Recommends
Since I started working at the Wychwood Library in May 2018, I’ve felt duty-bound to ignore the housework for at least two evenings a week to catch up on my reading. Whilst I can’t keep pace with the hungriest bookworms, I happily plough away at my own literary furrow. I take great pleasure in receiving recommendations from customers, as well as offering my own. I’d like to share some of my recent highlights with you.

 Library1 Posy Simmonds
Cassandra Darke

A graphic novel by Guardian cartoonist and illustrator, Posy Simmonds. A Christmas Carol of our time, Cassandra Darke is a thrilling tale of a miserly art dealer who entangles herself in a web of crime. An astoundingly well illustrated and highly entertaining read, even for those unused to the graphic novel format.
 Library2 Anthony Doerr
Four Seasons in Rome

A wonderful autobiographical work, by Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See. It chronicles a year’s sabbatical in Rome, attempting to balance bringing up his six month old twins and writing his next novel. Rome bombards his sleep deprived senses and his experience gives rise to this beautifully written, and well informed impression of a restless, history-steeped city.
 Library3 Mick Herron
Slow Horses

Slow Horses is the first of a gripping series of spy novels by the award-winning British crime writer, Mick Herron. Based in London, the well-written Slough House series focuses on a team of failed intelligence service operatives, the Slow Horses. In this novel, they find themselves unexpectedly centre-stage in a sensational hostage drama. Can this unlikely team pull themselves together in time to avoid catastrophe?