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

News flash: ‘Second Hoarders Sale’

Our Treasurer, John Carter, is delighted to report that the income from the Sale was £494, plus £60 from the Raffle, making a grand total of £554 . Thanks and congratulations everyone – especially Valerie Bridgeman – for organising this for the Friends of Ventnor Library.

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May 26, 2018

FVL Banner

Hi Everyone,  A picture is attached of the new FVL banner to advertise Friends’ events at the Library.  The three panels are standard prints, laminated, and fixed to the banner substrate with Velcro so that they can be replaced for new events.  In the picture, the banner is attached to the railings with garden ties, […]

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May 19, 2018

Ventnor Library Reading Group

Hi all, have been revising email list with the help of the library but if you don’t wish to be on it please let me know. We tried to purchase copies of ‘Bel Canto’ by Anne Patchett for the June meeting but unfortunately the ‘man who does’ was unavailable from IOW hq to arrange things […]

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May 12, 2018

Friends of Ventnor Library AGM, Wednesday 14th March 2018

Held at 11.00 a.m. in Ventnor Library. PRESENT: Ann Allen, Christine Benson, Graham Benson, Ian Brownlow, John Carter, Linda Chester, Jim Fraser, Angela Harrison, Tess Jessop, Evelyn Knowles, Julie Roberts, Lesley Telford and Fred Woodworth. 1.APOLOGIES: Apologies were received from Val Bridgeman, Roger Booth, Pam Carter, Claire Grant, Gail Mathie, and Jane Nash. 2. APPROVAL […]

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April 9, 2018