Library News

Things happening in the Library Coming Up to Christmas

On the 29th at 6pm we have our AGM – all welcome.

Also starting on that date we have Janice Gale Photography Exhibition  “Moments in Focus” – Jan states ‘I feel very privileged to live in Charmouth, to benefit from the healthy lifestyle and weather and to roam the Jurassic Coast taking in the beauty and breathtaking views.  When I take my photographs I look for the right composition, mood and lighting, but not in a technical way, rather in an artistic way that will convey to you what I am seeing and feeling.  I want my pictures to tell a story, to invite you in to relive your own story, and to be forever a piece of the West Country that will be cherished.  Yes, I would say my pictures depict an emotional response to the land, which I hope you will recognise. I am therefore grateful for this opportunity to show my art to the public’.

Friday 1st December (5.00 – 7.00pm) Library Charmouth Events Late night opening.

Join us for mulled wine, art and craft sales and photographic competition featuring the work of Charmouth Calendar Photographers.

Saturday 9th December (1.00 – 3.00pm) Library Themed Table Top Sale ‘Bags, Belts and Beads.’

Sellers cost £5 per table , buyers free.

Do come and support these events.

 A New Writing Group Starting 3rd January 2018

A new creative writing course is starting in The Servery on January 3rd 2018. The small group will meet on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to 11.45. This course would suit anyone who loves the idea of writing but needs structure and encouragement to help them get down to it. The course will be led by published writer and teacher Joanna Smith. Classes are organised in blocks of ten sessions which follow the school terms. The course costs £125 per ten-week block. For further information or to book a place, please email Joanna at or call her on 0782 4617453. Further information can be found at

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
Charmouth Central  Library



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