David Ebsworth’s Visit to Prestwich to Library

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

A High Mortality Of Doves by Kate Ellis

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

A very belated Happy New Year!

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!

Robin Reid – Author visit at Unsworth Library

  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

Sunshine Over Wildflower Cottage by Milly Johnson

Viv doesn’t like animals. And the feeling is mutual: animals seem to dislike her too. So when she applies for a job at Wildflower Cottage, a tumbledown animal sanctuary which caters for a variety of unloved animals, she’s not sure she will fit in. But then she catches sight of Heath, the owner, and things start looking up… … More Sunshine Over Wildflower Cottage by Milly Johnson

Meeting Michael Knaggs

Over the last few months it has been Bury Libraries great pleasure to welcome a local novelist, Michael Knaggs, to several of our venues. During these ‘Meet the Author’ events, Michael talks about his experiences as an author and his journey to becoming published. Michael’s style is very friendly and informal; we often find that our … More Meeting Michael Knaggs