Posted - 30-01-2013

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Dashing to the Library

Were you among the hundreds who ‘dashed’ to the Library last
Saturday to celebrate the  Dot Dot Dash – Communicating in Wales exhibition?

A thoroughly enjoyable and successful day was held, which drew hundreds of people from a wide area to enjoy the day’s activities.

Cartoonists Mike Collins and David Roach held a series of cartoon workshops for children in conjunction with the Library’s Education Service – which proved to be very popular! An online Children enjoying the cartoon workshopcompetition to win an original drawing of Doctor Who by Mike Collins was won by Owen Tudor Morgan from Hampshire – who correctly answered that there have been 11 Doctor Who’s to date! Many congratulations, and we hope you enjoy the prize.

The National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales held a series of behind the scenes tours of the Library – venturing into the Behind the scenes tour of the National Screen and Sound Archive of  Walesdepths of the archive and storage cells. Due to popular demand, these tours are being extended for the duration of the Dot Dot Dash exhibition (14 September 2013), and are being held on the last Thursday of each month. Due to the nature of the tours, and to secure your place, booking is essential.

The Library’s Council Chamber hosted an Antiques Computer Roadshow, which highlighted the Library’s vast, if by these days standards, rather antiquated collection of old computers and technology.  It was fascinating to see them and amazing to think how technology has advanced leaps and bounds from these large and rather bulky contraptions to small slimline pocket held devices.

We were fortunate to welcome the Aberystwyth Amateur Radio Club to participate in the day’s events. They set up their radio equipment and successfully transmitted and received messages from various parts of the world, having contacted as far as Virginia, USA. Thank you to the clubs members for their enthusiasm and support.

While members of the public enjoyed their lunch in Caffi Bach, they were serenaded by the guitarist Ted Parry.

Many local residents arrived at the Library by taking advantage of the Bus03 service which links Aberystwyth directly to the Library and Arts Centre.

A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all, and thank you to everyone for their support and encouragement!  Additional photos of the days events and activites can be found on our facebook page.

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