Here at Jesmond Library we have an exciting programme for autumn 2022 in our ever popular Thursday Talks.

A Year of Celebration -Thursday 1st September

First in the new series we welcome Margaret Nicholson of Holy Trinity Church which this year celebrates 100 years of service to Jesmond Vale and Sandyford.

Throughout 2022 there are a number of special events at Holy Trinity, including the church centenary service on September 25th. At the heart of the plans is the centenary exhibition installed in the main church building, highlighting life at Holy Trinity past and present.

Margaret will tell us more about the exhibition, the history of the church since 1922 and its plans for the future.

Newcastle United Stole My Heart – Thursday 15th September

We are delighted to welcome Michael Chaplin back to Jesmond Library to tell us more about his most recent book, ‘Newcastle United stole my heart – sixty years in black and white’.

It has been described as a football memoir with a difference.

Playwright and screenwriter Michael tells the story of his six-decade love affair with the football club, describes the changing face of Newcastle, and gives us an insight into the ups and downs of his own life and career.

How to end plastic use in your home – Thursday 22nd September 

Awareness of the need to reduce our use of plastic has increased in recent years.

It is an acknowledged way to help in the fight to reduce pollution and the effects of climate change.

Sarah Lewis and Michael Holland will join us to provide advice and guidance in how to reduce plastic use in our own homes.

Sarah will also be with us on 6th October to talk about cutting down our carbon emissions.

90 Not Out! – A birder’s weekend in Northumberland – Thursday 29th September

Neil Pont is a wildlife photographer and a Volunteer Ranger with the Natural History Society of Northumbria.

In one weekend Neil managed to track down 90 different species. Expect some stunning photography as Neil explains more about his amazing achievement. 

Attending Thursday Talks

All Talks start at 6pm and unless otherwise stated take place in person in the Library. Talks may also be accessible by Zoom: request the link by emailing

Donations are requested in aid of Library funds, suggested £3 per person.

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