Annual subs

Annual subs are now due. Please, please, please spare FVL £5 to help support the library, and keep it a vibrant hub for our community.

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January 11, 2019

AGM, 6pm Wed 27th February

FRIENDS OF VENTNOR LIBRARY AGM. To be held on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 6 p.m. in Ventnor Library. 1. APOLOGIES. 2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF AGM 2018.  3. WELCOME FROM THE VICE CHAIR AND REPORT. 4. TREASURER’S REPORT. 5. MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY’S REPORT.  6. PUBLICITY SECRETARY’S REPORT. 7. ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2019/2020 Chair […]

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January 11, 2019

Ventnor Remembered, 6pm, Wed 30th Jan, Ventnor Library

Many of  you will remember Daphne Carter, who spent more than twenty years photographing Ventnor and its people, and donated 47 albums of her photographs to the Library. Daphne was an active member of Friends of Ventnor Library and also the Ventnor and District Local History Society, who displayed her photographs in exhibitions in the […]

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January 10, 2019

Recent book sale

Many thanks to all those who contributed to make the day such a success. The event was a great success and raised £76.50 from the sale of books and £15.20 from the raffle.

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January 7, 2019

The Library Reading Group met on 17th October to discuss, “Under a Polar Star”, by Stef Penney

“…well researched and atmospheric…” “..I was inspired by the location, the snow, silence, dark emptiness. Shocked by the dishonesty of the explorers. The Inuit culture was surprising particularly with regard to their relationships with strangers…” “…I enjoyed the description of the landscape and even the unsympathetic characters…leaving a question, who killed….?” “…I enjoyed it, it […]

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October 21, 2018

Under a Pole Star by Steff Penney

Good  morning all, we have purchased 6 copies of the above which are in the library now and will contact the library for a further 4 copies which IOW libraries have on their shelves. So should be good for our meeting on the 17th October meantime for our September meeting on the 19th we are […]

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September 10, 2018

Ventnor Library Reading Group, 19th July 2018

On a monthly basis we normally read books by a particular author, or a nominated genre, or a novel selected from the library reading group list but at this meeting we read ‘Bel Canto’ by Ann Patchett. This was a book purchase by the group. Under a library scheme we occasionally buy a book and […]

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July 19, 2018

Daphne Carter’s Photos Project: Ventnor Remembered

Daphne Carter was born on September 18th, 1927, in Marlborough.  She moved to Ventnor in 1987 when she retired from her work in Sussex as an Art Teacher and Art Therapist, and lived most of her time at 49 Dudley Road before moving to a small flat in Marine Court, Hambrough Road where she passed away in late 2017.Daphne was very […]

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July 8, 2018

Daphne Carter’s Photo Collection: Grant success!

Hi Everyone,  I’m pleased to be able to tell you that I have been informed by telephone today that our application to the ‘Down to the Coast’ programme for a grant to fund our planned work on Daphne Carter’s Photo Collection was approved by the Review Panel.  The Panel liked our proposal very much and […]

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July 5, 2018

Half year accounts

Thanks to our very successful sales and raffles, and to a sustained membership level, we have a surplus for the year to date of over £850.  Thanks to everyone who has helped to achieve this. We should hear the result of our ‘Down to the Coast’ grant application to fund the work on Daphne Carter’s […]

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June 30, 2018