Despite the best efforts of the motorway network and a problematic projector lead, David joined us one Monday in April to share Five Things You (Almost Certainly) Didn’t Know About the Spanish Civil War. The stories, including tales about the International Brigade’s local links, and Franco’s unbelievable decision to create a tourist trail through the … More David Ebsworth’s Visit to Prestwich to Library
Wow! Can you believe that it is twenty years since the first Harry Potter – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone – was published?
Would you love the perfect excuse to re-read a favourite or to discover Harry and his magical world for the first time? … More Celebrate Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary on the 26th June
In July we are hosting our first ‘Afternoon tea and tales’ session with local author Samantha Henthorn. This is a more relaxed approach to an author event that we hope will prove popular with new authors who are just dipping their toes in to sharing their work with the public. Largely due to the enthusiastic … More ‘Tea and Tales’ with Samantha Henthorn
Libraries are a fantastic place to encourage writers of any age. At Prestwich Library children were invited to enter a World Book Day Story Writing Competition. In excess of 40 entries were submitted for consideration … More Prestwich Library World Book Day Story Writing Competition
1919. The Derbyshire village of Wenfield is still reeling from four terrible years of war, and now, just when the village is coming to terms with the loss of so many of its sons, the brutal murder of a young girl shatters its hard-won tranquillity. Myrtle Bligh is found stabbed and left in woodland, her mouth slit to accommodate a dead dove, a bird of peace… … More A High Mortality Of Doves by Kate Ellis
Bury Libraries’ have both adult and junior books that can support you through the fostering and adoption process. You can look on our shelves, on our online catalogue or have a chat with our helpful staff – one shelfmark for finding suitable books is 362.734 or in the junior library you could also look … More Foster Care Fortnight
A rather cold morning in March saw the launch of our newest project ‘ Junior Bloggers’. Bury Libraries are working in partnership with the wonderful year 5 children from St Peter’s Primary School, Bury. As well as promoting libraries and the joy that can be found in books and reading; our new initiative also gathers junior … More Junior Bloggers – St Peter’s Primary School Bury
Following on from our post last week about The CWA (Crime Writers’ Association) Dagger in the Library, we are thrilled to announce that one of the fabulous authors longlisted for this award will be visiting Bury Library on Thursday 4th May. Join us at 7pm to meet Kate Ellis, the popular author of two thrilling crime series; Wesley … More Meet Kate Ellis at Bury Library this May
Since 1995 the Crime Writers Association have awarded The Dagger in the Library annually to authors who’s bodies of crime writing are particularly loved amongst library readers… … More The Dagger in the Library 2017 – Longlist announced
So another year is over and we firstly wanted to wish you all a very belated Happy New Year from the reader development team!
We are looking forward to a year packed with author visits, events, discovering new authors and lots of lovely reading. But first we wanted to take the time to sit back, preferably with a nice cup of tea, and remember some of the fantastic things we have done over the last 12 months. … More A very belated Happy New Year!