I suspect that there are few locals reading this who don't already know about the group, but I like to be thorough with publicity so here goes...
Cambridge Library Group is a Cambridge-based independent society for anyone interesting in libraries, books and/or information. The Group has roughly monthly meetings throughout the year that are usually some combination of talk, tour, visit or discussion. Every meeting starts with drinks and nibbles and a chance to natter (you might also call that networking time). We think that we're the only such group in the country (pitch in if you know otherwise!)
Membership is open to anyone who's interested - you don't have to work for any particular institution or type of library (or indeed a library at all), belong to any particular organisation, or hold any particular rank. Membership is £10 for the year (£8 for retired members) and that gets you free entry to all our regular meetings, exclusive entry to occasional members-only meetings (including a chance at some peaceful Christmas browsing in Heffers on 8 December, and the Twelfth Night party at the CUP bookshop), and a reduced price for the garden party in July.
If you don't want to commit to a year's membership then regular meetings are £3 each.
Either way, you can find this year's programme here, and details about how to become a member here.
Our next meeting is on Thursday 10 November: a tour of the Scott Polar Research Institute with Heather Lane, Librarian and Keeper of Collections, starting at 5.30pm for a prompt 6pm. Most events are 'turn up on the day', but owing to the venue and the nature of the tour, numbers are restricted at SPRI. Places are going fast - please comment here pronto if you want a place!