That said, I do find it quite relaxing in there; over the last few winters I’ve headed there in my lunch breaks to escape from the chaos of work; to escape into a fictional world without budgets and deadlines. It helps me to unwind and return with a clear head.
I love being surrounded by books too. It’s something that I’ve grown up with and I love having a rummage through the shelves, flicking through the latest releases and devouring the classics.
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The film and DVD library is a fantastic resource too. General entertainment DVDs are just £2 for a week on loan, while the new releases are £2 for 2 days – much cheaper than Blockbuster. There is also a game rental option, but it’s not really my area of expertise!
The Forum also often has art exhibitions and fairs in the foyer, which are rather enjoyable to look around and very informative. As a focal point in the community, it is perfect; welcoming and friendly.
As I have also blogged about the past, Cafe Marzano on the ground floor is a great place to socialise and people watch, both inside and out. It can be very distracting if you’re trying to have a serious conversation. Don’t let that put you off though!
To have look through the Library Catalogue and find out more, visit the website.