Bury Library Readers’ Group met recently to share their view on Arthur and George by Julian Barnes. Arthur and George grow up worlds and miles apart in late 19th century Britain – Arthur in shabby-genteel Edinburgh, George in the vicarage of a small Staffordshire village. As the new century begins, they are brought together by … More Arthur and George by Julian Barnes
We wanted to update you with the progress of our Junior Bloggers project and to share with you some photographs of how we celebrated its completion on the 8th May – Tea and Cakes with The Mayor and The Consort! The children of class five, St Peter’s Primary school, have really done us proud. We … More Junior Bloggers – A celebration of great work.
We thought you would like to see what titles were included in the short list, who won in both categories and how your local library can help you to read them without having to buy them (just click on the links!) – a very important pocket money saving hack! … More Blue Peter Book Awards 2017
Time for a new group read – number 6 – and once again we have a brand new reading set supplied by ONEWORLD Publications – so a big thank you to them. The Amazing Story Of The Man Who Cycled From India To Europe For love by Per J Andersson. The story begins in … More Group Read Number 6: The Amazing Story Of The Man Who Cycled From India To Europe For Love by Per J Andersson
Bury Libraries celebrate World Book Day by reading “Girl Waits With Gun” by Amy Stewart … … More Bury & Bolton Libraries celebrate World Book Day 2017
Who out there isn’t intrigued by recent events in America’s presidental race and the subsiquent inauguration of Donald Trump as America’s forty fifth President. If you want to know more about the man who now has a little more time on his hands – as well as more mangable stress levels! – you may be … More Goodbye Mr. President
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!
A really good read, kept me on my toes all the way through. Would I have acted the same way has his mother under those circumstances-who knows? Jackie. … More The Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey
“This was a refreshing trip down the memory lane of my own childhood and adolescence; Samantha Ellis read many of the same books I did – Anne of Green gables, Little Women, Pride and Prejudice, and Jilly Cooper – and it was fascinating to hear someone else’s grown up take on the books they used to love.” Fiona … More How to be a Heroine– or what I’ve learned from reading too much by Samantha Ellis
“I am a crafter and if you are, you will know that parchment crafts has come back in fashion because of Barbara Gray’s ‘Groovi Board’. So I thrilled when my local library had a copy of a parchment craft book by Janet Wilson.” Crafty Jack … More Parchment Craft by Janet Wilson