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
When we were offered the opportunity to bid for An Audience Without Alan Bennett, the strength of feeling from everyone we asked made it a very simple decision! Read about the event here….
… More Alan Bennett – A Huge Hit For Bury Libraries!
We were so excited to be welcoming Milly Johnson to Tottington Library for afternoon tea and we were clearly not alone; the event sold out like hot cakes! ( In fact it was home made cupcakes that we were offering – kindly provided by Sue who does cake decorating classes at Tottington Library). Milly’s reputation had … More Milly Johnson Author Event
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
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