The Library consolidates activities at the start of the new year

Martorell Library

The Municipal Library of Martorell will begin in 2022 with its usual monthly activities, such as the presentation of literary works and a talk. In addition, the facility has prepared a Story Time and a photo exhibition to pay tribute to the work done in Kenya by the NGO Mans Mercedarias.

As mentioned by the Library’s technician, Josefina Canals, “we have the January candy with the Kenya’21 Photographic Exhibition. A selection of photographs taken by the NGO during its stay at the country’s 26th Labor Camp will be presented. Recall that the organization’s volunteers traveled to Nairobi this year to work on the construction of Kindergarten Academy Lutgarde.

Josefina Canals, tècnica de la Biblioteca Martorell

As for the regular activities, the first will arrive on Wednesday 12 January, with the talk ‘Drone Views on Literature: The Chronicles of the Twelfth Century’. Taught by Alba Bohigas, it will lead readers through the works The Book of Facts -narration of the most important events in the life of King James I of Catalonia-Aragon and written in the first person plural- and The Book of King Peter -a story of the events of the reign of James I, especially the conquest of Mallorca and, more thoroughly, those of his son Peter the Great-.

During that same week, the facility will host the presentation of the novel Alone, written by Carlota Gurt and presented by Míriam Riera. The author takes us on a journey through a psychological intrigue starring a woman who confronts her environment in a rebellious way. “A story about loneliness told in an agonizing countdown of one hundred and eighty-five days in which we will find out if loneliness is an objective reality, a state of mind, a blessing or a condemnation,” explains Canals.

Josefina Canals, tècnica de la Biblioteca Martorell

There will also be two more presentations on January 20 and 27: on the one hand, the poetry book Memories and hopes, by Montserrat Barlam from Martorell -a new book in which the land, the country, love and the immense desire to live coexist in poems full of vitality, strength and love for others-; and on the other hand, the essay Thirty years after the end of the USSR, by Llibert Ferri. The author talks about Putin’s Russia, which cannot be understood without the humiliation of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Between the two presentations, the usual Hour of the Story will start, this time with Tales to dream about and with Sara Genovart as oral narrator. A journey through the tales of the equipment in which the protagonists are enthusiasm, love and imagination, with stories that you will live with enthusiasm and that are excellent learning vehicles for children.

Finally, there will be a creative writing workshop for young people, entitled ‘Bring your voice to the world’. It will be on January 25th and February 1st, 8th and 15th (4 sessions) and with it it is hoped that “all children from the age of 11 can learn to write, to convey feelings and to know how to express what they mean. “, Mentions Josefina Canals. All participants will also practice close observation, immerse themselves in the world of memories, and shape other possible worlds through imagination.

Josefina Canals, tècnica de la Biblioteca Martorell

To participate in any of these activities, prior reservation is required at The cultural facility will be open until January 7, only in the afternoon from 16.00 to 20.30. On January 5, however, it will only open in the morning and on January 8 it will remain closed. From 10 January, its users will be able to use it every morning from Tuesday to Saturday – 10 am to 2 pm – and in the afternoons from Monday to Friday – 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 8.30 pm.

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