Ventnor Library Reading Group, April Meeting

Hi All, I slipped up at the last meeting by not discussing our next choice for the 18th April. We have to think of an author who had a prolific output so we can obtain enough copies. My suggestion would be anything written by Doris Lessing but of course am open to any ideas. We […]

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March 4, 2018

High Sheriff visits Ventnor Library

The Friends of Ventnor Library have received a grant of £400 from the High Sheriff’s Trust which will provide funding for events for the young. The High Sheriff visited Ventnor Library at 2 pm on Friday 16th February to join the children at a Magic Workshop given by Huxley the Magician, the first event funded […]

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February 17, 2018

New website; new author

Hi, I’m Ian and I’m now the author of the FVL website. I spotted a request in the November newsletter asking for help in running the website. As with many voluntary organisations it is often a small number of hard core members who do the majority of the work. Our Treasurer, John Carter, was doing […]

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February 4, 2018

The Daphne Carter photograph collection

Daphne Carter spent decades creating a photographic record of Ventnor. So future generations can enjoy this, she bequeathed the albums to the IoW Library Service. The albums are stored upstairs in the library along with the extensive sheet music archive. FVL would like to create a digital copy of Daphne’s work so it will not […]

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February 2, 2018

Ventnor Library Reading Group

Hi Everybody, we selected “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”, the 2017 debut novel of Gail Honeyman for our next purchase but meantime Jackie has pointed out to me the Isle of Wight library already has seven copies and one e book so it doesn’t make much sense for us to go ahead with that book. […]

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January 28, 2018


To be held on Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 11.00 a.m. in Ventnor Library.  1.APOLOGIES. 2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF AGM 2017.    3. WELCOME FROM THE CHAIR AND CHAIR’S REPORT.   4. TREASURER’S REPORT. 5. MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY’S REPORT.    6. PUBLICITY SECRETARY’S REPORT.   7. ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2018/2019.  ChairVice Chair.Treasurer. Membership Secretary. Minutes Secretary. Publicity […]

January 27, 2018

Minutes of General Meeting 1st November 2017

FRIENDS OF VENTNOR LIBRARY GENERAL MEETING AT 6.30 p.m. on NOVEMBER 1 at VENTNOR LIBRARY. PRESENT: Evelyn Knowles Chair John Carter Treasurer. Angela Harrison Secretary. Lesley Telford Membership Secretary Claire Grant. Julie Roberts. Gail Mathie. Ian Brownlow. FVL Website. Ann Allen. Linda Chester. Ann Dyson. 1. APOLOGIES: Apologies were received from Roger Booth, Chris Rickards, […]

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November 18, 2017

Who’s been “Telling Tales”?

It’s been more than a year since a group of Ventnor writers, based in the Community Cafe, published a collection of stories on to Kindle. At that time they pledged to give a percentage of the proceeds to the ‘Friends of Ventnor Library.’ Led by group member Sue Curd, ‘Telling Tales’ is a collection of […]

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November 17, 2017