National Libraries Week

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A week celebrating the resources and activities that libraries have to offer!

I’m so lucky to live on the same street as my local library but I still don’t use it as often as I should.  I had cause to pop in a few Saturday’s ago to take advantage of the computers and more specifically their internet and because I have a library card I got 2 hours free usage!

My local library (Bridgnorth, Shropshire) has a number of events going on during this week to celebrate National Libraries Week; here’s what they’ve got going on:

Book Launch – The Marvellous Marathon Dragon – Saturday October 7th 10:00am
(so not technically during the main week but a great kick off)
You can meet the author, illustrator and the Asthma dragon. The book will also be available to buy on the day.  This is a free event!

An evening with Jenny Blackhurst (the event I’m most excited about) – October 9th 7pm
Shropshire author Jenny Blackhurst visits to celebrate National Libraries Week! Hear about her bestselling novels and her new title The Foster Child.

Bookstart Rhyme Time – October 9th 10:30am
Rhymes, Songs and Stories for under five.

Community directory drop-in session – October 9th 2pm
See a demonstration of the online directory, find a new hobby, exercise class or self-help group or get your organisation added.

Yoga and relaxation session – October 10th 10am
Celebrate National Libraries week, with something different.

Creative writing workshop – October 11th 1pm
£2.50 per person.
I am tempted by this workshop: just to give it a go.  I never liked reading out I’d written in class though so I’m a bit shall I/shan’t I?

On Cloud Nine with Time to Listen – October 11th  11am
To celebrate National Libraries Week with a special feel-good session of Time to Listen! Pull up a chair and relax while we read extracts from fiction and poetry on an uplifting theme.

Will you be attending any of your local library’s National Libraries Week events?

Find out more at >>  Bridgnorth Library Shropshire Libraries National Libraries Week

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