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Give the gift of Friendship this Christmas

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

Introduce a Friend to the Gladstone’s Library family this Christmas and know that you are giving a gift which will make a difference and which will not sit, unused, on the shelf.


Gladstone, two books and a film for Christmas

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 20th December 2018

This is my Christmas…I was going to say ‘letter’, but I guess it is more of a homily. Hey-ho!  I don’t get to preach often these days but this is what I feel 'compelled' to write. My text, if you can call it that, comes from Naomi Alderman, now a much lauded and fully established novelist, who was our first Writer in Residence in 2012.


Do your bit in a Christmas knit!

by Amy Sumner | Monday, 03rd December 2018

On Friday, 14th December the Gladstone’s Library team, along with thousands of people up and down the country, will start their day by pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause.


Christmas reading recommends from the Gladstone's Library team!

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 15th December 2017

Gifting the perfect book to a person is one of the great joys of life; creating a perfect partnership which you can just feel in your bones will last.

With that in mind and as a little Christmas treat, the Gladstone's Library team have gathered together some of our books of the year and reading recommends perfect for stockings. If you are still looking for that perfect gift for someone special, we hope you can find inspiration within this guide! 


A weird and wonderful Welsh Christmas!

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 06th December 2017

Every month the library team curates a new display for visitors and everyone who uses the library, highlighting the many wonderful collections we have on our shelves. This month, Intern Elspeth Brodie-Browne reflects on our final display of 2017, co-curated with Intern Katie Ruffley, all about the many Christmas traditions here in Wales... 



What would Gladstone think...?

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 15th December 2016

I suppose it comes with the job but people have a habit of asking me, 'What would Gladstone think...' about such and such? Well, it is often impossible to say, although admittedly, that doesn't always silence me. Today, somebody asked me what Gladstone would think about our contemporary Christmas.


Give a gift which makes a difference this Christmas…

by Amy Sumner | Monday, 14th November 2016

Tired of buying gifts which are almost instantly cast aside or forgotten about?

How about giving a gift to a loved one which really makes a difference this Christmas?

The ongoing support of the many Friends of Gladstone's Library enables us to meet our day-to-day running costs and keep our beautiful library open and accessible to all.



2 for 1 on winter breaks!

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 18th November 2015

To celebrate the release of our 2016 programme of events, we are running a special offer on our accommodation.


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