CELEBRATION events to mark the 125th anniversary of Hucknall Library are set to come thick and fast over the coming months.
The Market Place venue was built in 1886 at a cost of £2,000, although the official opening was delayed until the following year because of a lack of books.
Staff are continuing celebrations of the landmark with a talk by Annesley Woodhouse author Martin Weiss on Saturday March 17.
His presentation will cover 250 years of history in 30 minutes with a focus on mining and railways.
Other attractions lined up later this month (on dates to be announced) include a visit by thriller author Stephen Booth and a schools’ visit aimed at bringing the world of books to life.
A talk by a Nottingham archivist is scheduled for Friday March 23.
Well-known Hucknall historian Maureen Newton will host a question-and-answer session on Friday April 13.
On Friday May 18, the anniversary celebrations take flight with a talk on Nottinghamshire’s aviation heritage by Howard Heeley, of the Newark Air Museum.
And then an illustrated talk, entitled ‘Byron And Sport’ by Ralph Lloyd-Jones, on Friday June 8 will coincide with the Hucknall-based International Byron Festival.