Science, reading and women, the protagonists of the activities of Extremadura libraries in January

An exhibition on works by Spanish Nobel Prize winner Santiago Ramón y Cajal on cancer, a “Women and Girls in Science” competition and a commemoration of the birth of writer Virginia Woolf are some of the activities run by the libraries The Ministry of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports has scheduled for next January.

The Bartolomé J. Gallardo State Public Library in Badajoz has programmed “The Legacy of Santiago Ramón y Cajal”, an exhibition consisting of various infographics illustrating the work done by Santiago Ramón y Cajal in cancer research. It displays a totem that includes a small drawer containing small books with the same content as the charts, small books that visitors can take with them if they wish.

The goal of this exhibition is to introduce the work of this researcher and show his role as an “influencer,” because after more than 100 years people are still talking about him and his great legacy. This exhibition can be viewed at the Badajoz Library until January 30.

The educational cartoon show “Babu the Dragon” will arrive at the Badajoz Library on Saturday, January 20, where these cartoons will be shown, 10 episodes of about 3 minutes each, in which Babu and his gang try to teach basic vocabulary to children from 2 to 5 years old in English.


The “Delgado Valhondo” library in Mérida has scheduled the “Women and Girls in Science” competition for January. Through it, the Extremadura Reading Promotion Plan aims to bring science closer to all library users in the region, taking advantage of the fact that next February 11 is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

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In collaboration with the Center for Scientific and Technological Research of Extremadura (CICYTEX), the aim is to disseminate the research works of women who lived in past times and to learn about current technological progress and developments.

The competition targets users of municipal public libraries, reading agencies and public libraries in the state of Extremadura between 9 and 12 years of age. Works can be submitted until January 31.

On the other hand, the Cinema and Literature Reading Club is organizing, on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 6 p.m., a lecture on the book “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens.


Rodriguez Monino Library / M. Brey joins a “Happy Anniversary” activity to honor a woman each month. The month of January will be dedicated to the author of “Orlando” or “Mrs. Dalloway”, Virginia Woolf. Thus, on January 22, the current work of this North American author will be addressed.

The book presentation “Once upon a time in Cáceres” on Saturday, January 27, starting at 5:30 p.m., will bring an end to the activities for the month of January. “Once Upon a Time in Cáceres” is written by Ana González and will feature storytellers and a magic show.

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