Staff at Tipton Library are running a series of Thursday coffee morning events featuring local stories and speakers.
The monthly sessions at the library in Unity Walk, Owen Street, are running until May.
They will take in the history of folk remedies down the centuries and the story of Dudley’s great footballer Duncan Edwards who died in the Munich air disaster.
The one-hour sessions, which start at 10.30am, will also include the chance to have a chat with a freelance journalist about her life in the media.
Community librarian Robert Hazel said: “The Tipton area has a rich history and there are many fascinating stories about the town, its people and the local area and we have organised some interesting events.”
Councillor Ann Jarvis, Tipton town chair, said: “People are always interested in their local area and communities and these sessions are a great chance for people to get to know more about them and come along and make new friends.”
The first session, a talk by Deb Brownlee about St John’s Church, was held earlier this month.
Future events are as follows:
Thursday 21 March
‘From Folk Remedies to Pharmacy’
Marie Fogg looks at various folk and herbal remedies from medieval to Victorian times and how modern research has adapted some for use today.
Thursday 18 April
Popular speaker Rose Cook, founder of the Duncan Edwards Foundation, returns for a screening of her documentary and to talk about the work of the Foundation.
Thursday 16 May
‘Stop the Press’
Freelance journalist Kirsty Bosley will be dropping in to talk about her career as a media writer for hire.
All events are free admission by advance booking at the library. To book, drop into the library, call 0121 569 4944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org