Creative Writing Challenge!

We hope your writing fingers are twitching, because we are excited to announce an entirely virtual, lockdown creative writing challenge. Every week we will be posting a new topic or writing prompt on our website and social media, and accepting entries from all ages via email…

Electric cars an update for 2020

ELECTRIC CARS – AN UPDATE FOR 2020   On Thursday May 21st at 6.00pm Steve Emsley will be talking about electric cars. If you would like to receive an invitation to the zoom meeting please email events@jesmondlibrary.org.   COLLECTION AND DELIVERY SERVICE  The collection and…

The library is zooming!

With lockdown continuing and no definite end in sight we are trying to bring you some of the library’s activities online. In a two-part talk using Zoom, Keith Jewitt will look first at Gertrude Bell’s North East roots, and then at her extraordinary life and…

Enchanted by islands

My holiday itinerary always seems to involve going to, or staying on, islands. I seem mysteriously to feel the pull of these often isolated places. There is something about that distance between shore and the mainland, viewed often from a deck of a ferry, as…