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March and Chatteris libraries turning back the clocks

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Christmas past and recipes from centuries ago figure in events coming up at March and Chatteris libraries.

On Monday, November 25, March Library in City Road is hosting an event called ‘Mrs Cromwell and 17th Century Cooking’ from 2pm-3.30pm.

It’s a tasty trip through the culinary world of the Stuarts – from eel pie, to the cakes that started the Fire of London. And samples are provided!

Christmas crafts at March Library. .left to right Eden Hewitt 6, Enola Hewitt 4, Hollie Andrew 6 and Gaia Hewitt 7. (21188847)
Christmas crafts at March Library. .left to right Eden Hewitt 6, Enola Hewitt 4, Hollie Andrew 6 and Gaia Hewitt 7. (21188847)

Entry is free, although donations would be welcome to cover costs.

Victorian Christmas is the focus at Chatteris Library in Furrowfields Road from 10.30am-12.30pm on Saturday, November 23.

Magda Kowalska-Cheffey will show how the Victorians changed the way we celebrate Christmas.

There will be stories to enjoy and Christmas crafts to try. There might even be a recipe or two to take home as well.

And, to wash down the food, the Friends of March Library have a coffee morning at the library from 10.30am-noon on Saturday, November 30.

Enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit and be entertained by young Irish Dancers from the Casey Academy. You can also try your luck in the prize raffle and bring along a jigsaw to swap. Everyone welcome.

There’s plenty for the youngsters to enjoy at the two libraries, too, starting this Saturday with a unicorn and dinosaur-themed storytime session from 10.30am-11.30am.

Children can also make a fun craft to take home. All ages welcome, it’s 50p per child, but places are limited and must be booked with library staff.

March Library will be overrun with Superheroes from 2pm-3.30pm on Saturday, November 30.

There’ll be superhero themed stories and crafts and youngsters can dress up as their favourite superhero, too. It’s for children aged 2-plus, £2.50 per child including refreshments. Places are limited and must be booked in advance with library staff.

The library will be a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 7.

From 10am-3.30pm it promises to be a fun-packed day full of performances, craft activities, lucky dip, refreshments, ‘nearly new’ book sale, family photo-shoots and the chance to give your wish list to Santa.

Check with the City Road library for times and prices. No need to book, all welcome.

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