September 2021: Welcome back to the ECCL newsletter. There’s so much going on in the library this month we hardly know where to begin!

We begin our Autumn programme with an extremely special guest – well known film and TV screenplay writer Andrew Davies! Andrew will be appearing on September 25th at a one off “Evening With…” event to talk to Chris Arnot about his career to date, including his adaptations of Vanity Fair, Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, War and Peace, Les Miserables and A Suitable Boy. Tickets cost £15 and are available from the library. 

We’re also very excited to announce our latest event from Theatre Next Door (and supported by 2021 City of Culture) “The Bookworms”!  Wriggling their way in and out of trouble, The Bookworms pop-up to bring their stories to life! Join them in our first ever live children’s theatre show – it’s ‘bound’ to be crazy! Taking place on Saturday, 4th September at 12pm and 3pm, book your pay-what-you-feel tickets now either via the 2021 City of Culture website ( or in person in the library.

We will be restarting our Children’s Saturday Clubs – craft club, LEGO club and new for 2021 “Read to Sophie”, our visiting therapy dog! Suitable for children of all ages and beginning on 11th September, come along on Saturday mornings to have some fun. We will also be hosting a new Kids Chess Club event on Thursday afternoons – places will be limited so pop in to the library or contact us to reserve a place!

Chris Arnot will be in the library for a children’s storytime session on Tuesday mornings throughout August – the session we had this morning was really busy and it was so lovely to see so many children in the library!

We will also be starting our new genealogy course on Thursday, 2nd September at 6pm. Supported by the Rotary Club of Coventry Phoenix, the course lasts for six weeks and costs just £20 in total. Places are limited so contact us ASAP if you’re interested! 

We have a number of people to thank this month, including Coventry Building Society Earlsdon High Street for their amazing community support! All the staff have put so much effort into decorating the branch and there’s a top prize of £1000 for winning their raffle too, with all proceeds going to support the library! Huge thanks also to Greyfriars Stoves Ltd for renewing our subscription to Coventry Evening Telegraph, so that we can offer you a daily copy of the newspaper for free. Finally, we’d like to thank everyone who volunteered and came along to our open day last month for making it such a success! The library was absolutely buzzing and it was wonderful to see so many people there.

As ongoing events and activities, the library will also be hosting photography and art exhibitions, yoga and t’ai chi classes, book and card sales, our Book Bingo challenge, the Coventry Big Read and One Million Reads schemes, language clubs, support sessions for carers, local councillors surgeries … the list goes on! Just contact us, see our website, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or pop in for more details. As always, we are open for book browsing, borrowing and computer access as follows:

Opening hours from Monday 5th July

Monday 10.00am – 5.00pm

Tuesday 10.00am – 5.00pm

Wednesday closed

Thursday 10.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm

If you have any questions about any of our events or activities then feel free to get in touch.

Many thanks,



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