Library News

In Conversation With……

Malcolm Welshman a retired vet and author who will talk about his life and books on 14th September 7pm

Malcolm published his first novel in 2011 ‘Pets in a Pickle’ which became a kindle best seller, so if you would like to hear more about his life and books book a place at a ‘Vet in a Pickle’.

Tickets available from the library

For more information about Malcolm Welshman check his website out

Jurassic Writers Looking for New Members

The Jurassic Coast Writers meet on the first Saturday of each month at Charmouth Library at 2pm – 4pm.   We are a small, friendly group from far and wide in Dorset and East Devon and welcome new members. 

At our monthly meetings we read out stories or poems we have written, which get sent to our founder member, Sallyann Sheridan for judging. The one she chooses as the best that month is awarded the Triceratops Trophy to keep for a month. There is no charge for membership but we ask a small amount to cover the library fee. Just come along and give us a try.
For more information, visit our website at


Free Summer Exhibitions……

Do pop in and check out the exhibition spaces they are next door to each other in The Street at the Library, Elms and Church. All three are running for the months of July, August and September.

The Library is showing work from five Charmouth Based Artists -Karen Loader, Terry Coverdale, Geoff Townson, Annie Clough and Joanne Brown.  
St. Andrews Church has an Exhibition revealing the 1000-year-old history of the building and its predecessors. It brings the book “Charmouth – Its Church and its People” to life with its stories linked to royalty, smuggling, shipwrecks, Duels and much more. The book will be available to borrow or purchase to the visitor.

Finally, we have an amazing exhibition in The Pavey Room on the first floor of the Elms. It is entitled “Charmouth through the Lens of Samuel Hansford”. With over 150 photographs, not only of Charmouth, but many of the neighbouring villages, we are hoping that it will be as popular as the recent talk on him. At the same time we are displaying over 150 photographs from the Charmouth Local History Society`s own comprehensive archive which has been created from the many donations over the years. There will also be a display telling the two hundred year history of Charmouth Stores since its opening in 1806.

 More about the exhibitions and times of opening can be found on website.
Charmouth Central  Library



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