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Nature Notes from the Reading Rooms

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 27th May 2016

If you've used the Reading Rooms here at the Library in the last few weeks, you may have heard some peculiar noises. Library Assistant Gary Butler explains all...


Learn a language in a week at Gladstone’s Library!

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Sound like a challenge?

Our range of residential language courses is designed for linguists of all abilities. Stay with us for a week in the beautifully tranquil surround of Gladstone’s Library, perfect for study, and leave able to translate and converse.


The Curious Case of the Changeling Chairs

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 13th May 2016

Spring is a time of change and natural miracles. Just to walk around Hawarden is to be faced with ample evidence of this: the leaves are new-green, lambs hop in the fields, and country strolls frequently feature herds of cows who enjoy slobbering on my hands and terrorising my taurophobic co-worker.



Gladstone's Library, commuting and Kung Fu

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 11th May 2016

I am asked frequently by visitors to Gladstone's Library, and by my friends, what it is that I do during my time here. This blog will give a bit of insight into my routine as the only non-residential intern currently on the team at Gladstone's Library.



Snowdonia by Amy Liptrot

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 04th May 2016

This morning I put my swimsuit on under my clothes and drove from the Library to Snowdonia. On the way, I stopped at a Holy Well (‘The Welsh Lourdes’, 1 pound entry) where they displayed the crutches of pilgrims, no longer needed after taking the Holy Water.