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Penketh Library marks 50th Birthday with series of special events

The popular library, on Honiton Way, first opened its doors on October 24th 1968 meaning its golden anniversary is approaching, with staff and members keen to make it a milestone to remember.

As such staff and Friends of Penketh Library have lined up a series of events to help celebrate the anniversary:

  • On Tuesday 16th October there will be a talk given by Bob Roach entitled 700 years Crossing the Mersey from 7.00pm. (Please note this event is fully booked, contact the library to check for any returns)


  • On Monday 22nd October there will be a talk by award-winning author Sarah Dunnakey, who wrote The Companion, and the short story The Marzipan Husband, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Sarah also writes and verifies questions for several TV quiz shows including Mastermind, Pointless and University Challenge. 6.30pm-8.00pm


  • On Tuesday 23rd October there will be a children’s craft session 3.30pm-4.30pm – Drop-In Spooky Crafts


  • On Wednesday 24th October there will be birthday cake and tea in the afternoon 2:00pm-4:00pm, in addition to a drop-in craft session for children


  • Also on Wednesday 24th October, from 6.30pm-8:00pm there will be a Wenlock Mummy Murder Mystery Whodunnit. A murder has taken place. Hear the testimony of the four suspects plus two experts witnesses, then decide who is the guilty party and why.


Matthew Entwistle, Community Librarian, said: “For the last fifty years the Penketh Community has enjoyed and embraced their local library. Come and celebrate this milestone birthday with a week of great events.

“It’s interesting looking back at how the library has changed. At the time of it opening children could only join the junior library from the age of seven years and they were ‘expected to return their books on time and to keep them clean’. Now they can join on the day they are born!”

Please note, some of the events are chargeable and spaces are limited so pre-booking is required. Contact the library on 01925 723730 for further details.

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