Celebrate Libraries and World Book Day With Us!
Article Date: 11/02/2016

​​​​​​​This year, we're shouting out for World Book Day: an international celebration of reading and books to improve literacy and lives by holding our very own World Book Day festival.

Cardiff Met Libraries will be hosting fantasy & science fiction themed book events & author talks over two weeks from 29th February to 11th March.  During that time, you can do our fantasy/science fiction themed quick quiz or share your scariest book/story on our graffiti walls across the library.  

What's on at Cardiff Met for World Book Day

Monday 29th February: Academic and fantasy/folklore expert, Dimit​ra​ Fimi, will look at Celtic myth in children's fiction. Join us in Cyncoed Library from 11am-12pm.

Wednesday 2nd March:  Visit our World Book Day cake stall by Cyncoed Campus Main Reception from 11am-2pm. Help us raise money for the National Literacy Trust and see library staff in their favourite book character costume.

Wednesday 2nd March: ​​​​​Come along to our Folded Books Workshop and learn about this art form​ and how to do it yourself! No need to book - just drop in to Llandaff Library Ground Floor from 2pm - 4pm - the earlier the better!

Thursday 3rd March: World Book Day – themes and displays across the libraries. Look out for our graffiti wall and write down the name of your scariest or favourite book.  We'd love to hear about your favourite book character too.  Winning entries will win a £10 Amazon voucher.

Friday 4th March: Acclaimed artist and author, Graham Rawle will be visiting Llandaff campus, N Block (CSAD).

See Graham from 11am-12pm at N Block, Llandaff Campus with free food and drink.  Book your place by contacting rsiekkinen@cardiffmet.ac.uk or Event Brite

Tuesday 8th March: Award-winning fantasy and young adult author, Catherine Fisher will be visiting Cyncoed Library

Catherine will be talking about her work and imagined worlds in Cyncoed Library from 12-1pm with free food and drink.  Book your place by contacting educationlibrarian@cardiffmet.ac.uk or Event Brite.

Friday 11th March: Winner of Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror World Book Day quiz announced​!



More details about author events at Llandaff and Cyncoed:

Exciting World Book Day author talks open to all students and staff at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Two well-known and award winning authors – Graham Rawle and Catherine Fisher - will be visiting Cardiff Met to talk about their work to students and staff at Cardiff Metropolitan University - these events are open to all.

Graham Rawle is a writer and collage artist whose visual work incorporates illustration, design, photography and installation. 

His comic strip series, Lost Consonants ran in The Guardian from 1990 to 2005.  He has also created many critically acclaimed and award winning illustrated books using an innovative and through provoking mix of text and collage - including Woman's World which was made entirely from fragments of text and images clipped from 1950s/1960s woman's magazines.

Catherine Fisher is a prolific novelist of gripping, dark fantasy and supernatural adventures which have enthralled many of her fans and readers.  Her novels include The Snow Walker's Trilogy, The Obsidian Mirror and Incarceron.

A former primary school teacher and archaeologist, the stories and worlds she creates have been described as 'outstanding' (The Times), 'exciting' (School Librarian) and 'thrilling' (Daily Mail).   Her latest book in The Obsidian Mirror series, The Speed of Darkness, was launched on February 11th.

Travelling from Cyncoed or Llandaff?

You can easily travel between campuses on the Met Rider: for timetable details – click here.