Category Archives: Cymraeg/Welsh

The National Library of Wales in a new light

Although I have not yet read the novel Y Llyfrgell (my Welsh needs to improve a bit more first), I was keen to watch the film adaptation, The Library Suicides (or Y Llyfrgell in Welsh), which has just been released … Continue reading

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Publishing and literature in Wales survey

The Welsh Government is reviewing its support for publishing and literature in Wales and there is an open questionnaire/survey for anyone to fill in. Closes 31 August 2016 and is also available in Welsh. Readers and librarians may be keen … Continue reading

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A classic Welsh read

A new scheme has just been launched to find the most loved Welsh language classic books. If you have a favourite book in the Welsh language that you think is a classic, you can nominate the book for inclusion in … Continue reading

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Shared reading in north Wales

Social reading is becoming more popular, with people either joining local reading groups, discussing books on review sites like Goodreads, or even joining virtual book clubs like the Twitter book club run by Neath Port Talbot libraries. Back in October … Continue reading

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Welsh libraries feature in TV programme

The Children’s Poet Laureate of Wales , Aneirin Karadog, encouraged everyone to visit their local libraries in an item on the Welsh language TV programme Heno (episode 208, first item, 6 minutes long) last night. The item featured Canton and Prestatyn libraries, … Continue reading

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Welsh newspapers digitised and online

Following a successful launch on the 13.3.13 at the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay, the Welsh Newspapers Online website is now live. From the press release: “The National Library of Wales’ Historical Newspapers and Journals Project is digitising historical Welsh newspapers and … Continue reading

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Six Book Challenge materials now available in Welsh

Thanks to support from the Welsh Books Council, The Reading Agency (TRA), and the Welsh Government (CyMAL division), the TRA’s Six Book Challenge materials are now available bilingually, in English and Welsh. The Six Book Challenge is already being used by … Continue reading

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