Bury Libraries love getting creative! We have regular activities at all our branches; there’s something to suit everyone. We have a weekly mindful colouring group and card making session at Radcliffe Library at Prestwich Library there’s a weekly poetry workshop, where we also welcome the occasional guest, such as Wild Words, who came in this March, … More Libraries Week – Creative
All of our libraries hold a large stock of reading materials, DVDs and talking books that suit all ages and cover most interests. We continue to be a great place to visit as a family as there is always something to keep everyone entertained. There are dedicated children’s areas in all of our … More Libraries Week – Families
We had a fabulous evening in Bury Library celebrating Anne Cleeves’ amazing achievement of publishing thirty books in thirty years. A murder had occurred and knitting had been disturbed! Witnesses gave their testimonies, notes were taken and cakes were eaten whilst evidence was deliberated! A super sleuth was crowned and a murderer unmasked! Take … More What a smashing murder!!!
Join us at Bury Library on Thursday 7th September for a celebration of crime fiction. With scripts written by Ann Cleeves herself, this promises to be a fantastic evening that celebrates Ann writing thirty books in thirty years! A murder has been committed at Shetland’s community Sunday tea, and Jimmy Perez has been … More You are invited to a MURDER!
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
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
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
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
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!
A fantastic evening was had at Unsworth Library on the 8th of December with an engaging talk from Robin Reid – author of ‘Sam’ (a copy soon to arrive at Unsworth for anyone who would like to borrow). Robin talked openly about his journey into writing, his inspiration, the writing process, dealing with criticism … More Robin Reid – Author visit at Unsworth Library