Coffee Morning and Community Library Notes

The Catharine Hollman room looked delightful thanks to the coffee morning team and Jenny’s colourful, crocheted assorted pumpkins. So welcoming.

We are almost always lucky with the coffee morning weather, and so it was in November. Sandwiched in between two days of howling gales and rain coming down like stair rods, our Wednesday morning, albeit breezy, was dry and blessed with sunshine. We were busy and welcomed new borrowers to the library and quite a few new people in to see Robert for hearing aid maintenance. Happily, they also stayed for coffee and cake.

And we are pleased to say we currently have over £350 in the kitty to donate to a local charity and we have chosen the following worthwhile cause. Surviving Christmas is run by a group of volunteer Trustees and supported by lead and regular volunteers who all live local to the area. The charity has been running for over 30 years and their objectives are to relieve in cases of need, hardship or distress persons who are resident in Hastings and Rother.

We want to thank you for your continuing support of the monthly Coffee Mornings; it is your generosity that has made this donation possible.

December’s book of the month comes very highly recommended by two of our readers, and is Saving Missy by Beth Morrey, published this year. The eponymous Missy is a retired librarian and finding life on her own terribly lonely. However the book is joyous throughout notwithstanding its sad moments. It celebrates unlikely friendships and the companionship of dogs in particular, and features a surprise twist

towards the end. Especially pertinent to us is the statistic quoted that there are 280 million library visits in Britain every year; people go to libraries more often than to football matches, theatres, A & E, and

church combined. Who knew? Do help to keep this up by visiting us and borrowing this or some of our other varied volumes.

Next Coffee Morning: Wednesday 7th December, 10 – 12.

Anna, Vivien and the Coffee Morning Team

Vivien

07980 962295