Paperback Writer

Paperback Book Day is celebrated this week, on Tuesday 30th July. Paper-backed books (known as ‘yellowbacks’) had been published since the late 1800s. However it was the founding of Penguin Books in 1935 that transformed the paperback market. Returning to London after visiting Agatha Christie…

And the winners are…

Ever wondered who is the most frequently read author at Jesmond Library? Or which book is most frequently loaned? Wonder no more. The data for the year to 31st March 2019 has been analysed, the numbers crunched, and the results are now in.  The winners are……

The 4th of July!

On Thursday this week folks in the United States will enjoy a national holiday in celebration of The Declaration of Independence made in 1776, some 243 years ago. Join in the celebrations by visiting Jesmond Library to find out which books about America and by…

Pick up your pens!

Wednesday 26th June is National Writing Day – an annual celebration of writing designed to inspire everyone to get writing. Look around the library at our 8,000 plus books. Every one of them began the same way. Whether it be a poem, a short story, a children’s…

Hoppings Mad!

This week sees the return of The Hoppings to the Town Moor. Claimed to be Europe’s largest funfair, The Hoppings has been a big part of Newcastle life since 1882. To find out more about the history of this spectacle, take a look in the…

Welcome All!

We are delighted to have played an active part in the highly successful Jesmond Community Festival 2019 which came to an end last week. The Library played host to university lecturers but also to teddy bears. We were entertained by jazz musicians as well as…

Festival Buzz!

We’re now in the final week of the Community Festival. All over Jesmond exciting things have been happening, with many organisations, venues and people all taking an active part. Jesmond Library has played host to a number of excellent events, whilst our volunteers have kept…

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