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Wales' very own St. Valentine!

by Gladstones Library | Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

St. Dwynwen is Wales’ patron saint of love and Dydd Santes Dwynwen is the Welsh equivalent of St. Valentine’s Day. Dwynwen (meaning ‘she who lives a blessed life’) was a 4th / 5th-century princess and one of King Brychan Brycheiniog’s 24 daughters. 

The reader behind the book - a look at marginalia

by Gladstones Library | Thursday, 18th January 2018

Library Intern Katie Ruffley has curated this month's display which is on W.E. Gladstone's habit of marginalia, or writing in books. In this blog, Katie discusses some of the difficulties faced when trying to create a display about books – as well as the contentiousness of whether to write, or not to write, in the margins...

Gladstone's library of forking paths

by Gladstones Library | Thursday, 18th January 2018

In this blog, library intern Carla Manfredino considers the library used by one of her favourite writers, Argentine author and librarian Jorge Luis Borges, and asks how many of those books could be found on the shelves here in Hawarden... 

A Valentine’s Day treat that won’t break the bank - FULLY BOOKED

by Gladstones Library | Tuesday, 16th January 2018

Please note that we are now fully booked.

Looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year that won’t break the bank?

Celebrate with a loved one and Afternoon Tea for two at Gladstone’s Library on Wednesday, 14th February between 3pm and 4pm. 

Make a Gladfest stage your own!

by Gladstones Library | Tuesday, 16th January 2018

We are looking for family-friendly performers of all kinds to showcase their talents at this year’s Gladfest, 8th – 9th September.

Could you be our next Writer in Residence?

by Gladstones Library | Thursday, 04th January 2018

Gladstone’s Library is now open for submissions for its 2019 Writers in Residence programme, from which a selection of the best contemporary writers will be chosen to reside at the Library to focus on their current projects. 

Spring Hearth tickets onsale now!

by Gladstones Library | Wednesday, 03rd January 2018

Pull up a chair, gather around the fireside and indulge in a weekend of stimulating and entertaining conversation at Gladstone’s Library.