Ross Library will be hosting their last evening event for some time as the Ross Library Development Group (RLDG) focus on plans for their day-time activities.

Local singer-songwriter, poet, and raconteur Dick Brice will be the library’s guest this month.

The event takes place at Ross Library on Tuesday, December 6. Doors open at 7pm and the concert begins at 7.30pm.

Chair of RLDG Clare Llewellyn West said: “We are really happy to be hosting Dick who is a wonderful performer. I know he will provide a great evening for our audience. He has performed far and wide, having appeared at the City of London Festival and at the Edinburgh Festival and Noyers Festival in Burgundy and sung in Germany, Austria, Croatia, and Portugal as well as in folk clubs, concerts and festivals in many parts of Britain, so it is an honour to see him at Ross Library again.”

Tickets can be bought on the door: £4 for RLDG members, £5 for non-members, free to students. Funds raised go to support new developments and activities in the library.

This will be the last evening event in the library for a few months, as RLDG will be turning their attention to supporting day-time activities.

Clare added: “We are keen to remind local people that the library is there for them. During Covid the building was either closed or you were encouraged to spend a very short time there. But now we want to get the message across that it is a public space where you can read, relax, chat, or do your homework. During opening hours it is warm and spacious and welcoming; a real resource for us all.”

Ross Library Development Group have held a series of delightful and engaging evening events, on November 1 patrons were treated to not just one but eight speakers. The talented group of “Marcher Authors on Tour” featured eight published authors who between them cover a range of genres. These included: historic romance, sci-fi, biography, and crime.

Master up-cycler and artist Clifford Johnson also delighted Ross Library-goers with an extraordinary tale of a 30 year project coming to fruition.

Over the cost-of-living crisis, the library and the development group have been doing everything possible to help ease the worst of it for residents; as major participants in the warm rooms scheme, they’re providing a warm space for people struggling to heat their homes.