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.
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
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
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
The wonderful people at Legend Press very kindly donated a set of Emma Claire Sweeney’s Owl Song At Dawn to Bury Libraries Reading Groups. After already being read and discussed by our virtual reading group – you can find their comments here – the set has now continued its journey by being the chosen book for … More Owl Song At Dawn – Bury Reading Group
This is my first contribution to the Blog [in fact my first contribution to any blog!] so here goes. Dawn Broadhurst (Reader Development Team) suggested I might outline the events at the Prestwich Library poetry group – Poems for People, as we call it. … More Prestwich Library Poetry Group – Poems For People
The loyal members of Radcliffe Library Readers Group have been meeting on the 3rd Monday of every month for many years now. Over the years they have enjoyed some titles, loved some and quite frequently loathed some, there is generally a divide on opinion which makes for some interesting discussions… … More Radcliffe Library Readers Group
Here comes summer! And for Bury Library’s Readers Group that means a break over August before meeting back as usual in September. This seems like a good time to update you all with reviews about a few of our latest reads. As usual there have been mixed responses and we hope you will be encouraged to try … More Bury Readers Group – A retrospective!
The Reader development Team are thrilled that the fourth group read has been selected by one of our members. Charlotte would like us to read The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. When I asked Charlotte why she had chosen this book she said: ‘I have read it a few times now, Waterstones had it as … More Group Read Number 4