The power of words…

 

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The Adeje library is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Opened since 1989 this municipal installation has witnessed the growth of Adeje as a borough, and the people who live here. During those 30 years the library has helped a large number of people and at the same time has adapted to the changes over time and generations.

In the last year alone the Adeje network of libraries dealt with over 24 thousand people and lent out 8,597 books, CDs, DVDs and other items. The average monthly visit rate is just over two thousand, with nearly three quarters of those being adults.

The Adeje library is part of the BICA (Canarian Libraries) network, and is located in the Adeje cultural centre. The library has a computer section, reading and study zone, over two floors. According to the councillor with responsibility for libraries, Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz, “the Adeje library is a literary meeting point, but also offers knowledge and learning. And given this special anniversary we want to design a celebratory programme of event which reflects the value and worth the installation has in the borough”.

The programme of activities begins tomorrow with the launch of a new book, Candela, by Sonia María Cruz Martinez, in the cultural centre’s exhibition hall. The Adeje Folklore School with perform, with other presentations as well.

On April 25th there will be the screening of a documentary at 6.30pm, and a talk on and by writers, with Paula Fernández Moragón and Covadonga García Fierro. Covadonga will also present her poetry on April 30th. And on May 2nd Enrique Reyes will inaugurate an exhibition on the 30 years of the library. Events will conclude on May 6th with a poetry meeting, “XIX tardes de poesía Riardo Müller”, organised by the Piedra Redonda residents association.

All events will be in Spanish.

More information online, www.adeje.es

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Central library reopens

biblioteca-adeje-15The main library in the Adeje Cultural Centre is open to the public again folloiwng a brief closure to facilitate repairs.

According to councillor Juan Desiderio Afonso Ruiz the main repairs were carried out on the glass dome of the library which had leaked during recent rains, but now all is complete and the library is back to its regular hours.

The library offers an excellent range of books, periodicals, films and music for all ages.  There is a growing selection of novels in a variety of different languages for both children an adults as well as an excellent range of reference material. There are also study desks and a number of computers which can be used on request.

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Membership of the library is free, so there’s no excuse not to use this welcome resource – and encourge our children to do so during term time as well as at weekends.