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Thursday, 4 December 2014
Meet your library elves (aka your subject librarians) - Griffith Library, Dynevor
three today - Griffith Library at Dynevor! The elf in residence there is Helen
Beale, who would love to hear from you if you have any questions about the
library or are struggling to find what you need. Helen should be easy to spot -
she's likely to be found wearing a Christmas jumper of one sort or another as
she's gone a bit mad for them this year! (As have we all - look out for library
staff at all four UWTSD Swansea libraries sporting some festive pullovers on
the 12th December!)
Helen in her Christmas jumper,
admiring the Griffith Library displays
Helen Beale is based in the Griffith Library and supports
the programmes delivered by the Faculty of Art & Design at both Dynevor and
Favourite Christmas movie
Decisions, decisions … which to pick? I do have a soft spot
for ‘Elf’ with Will Ferrell as it’s a family favourite and you know what they
say, the family that laughs together stands a chance of getting through the
festivities unscathed (well one lives in hope!). A few years ago the Taliesin
put on a showing of a re-mastered ‘White Christmas’ with Bing Crosby and Danny
Kaye. It was a real treat experiencing an old classic on the big screen, there
was such a feel-good factor about it and yes I’m afraid to say we came out
singing as well!
Santa's little helper!
Favourite Christmas book
I’m with Emily on this one, it’s all about the children when
it comes to Christmas books. My immediate reaction was to say ‘The Night Before
Christmas’ as it brings back happy memories of reading to my three children
when they were very young. We also have a beautifully illustrated copy of ‘The
12 Days of Christmas’, although I think I enjoyed this one more than the
Favourite Christmas food
Everything – as long as there are no nuts involved!
Best thing about Christmas
Having all my family under one roof for the holidays, eating,
drinking and laughing together in front of the fire, with re-runs of Morecambe
and Wise Christmas Specials on the TV. Although watching my daughter try and
dress up our Jack Russell as Santa’s little helper, complete with a hat with a
bell on it was a pretty close second!