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…

An actor’s life for me…

Class Act Drama group welcomes members from all backgrounds and experience.  The group is founded on a mutual enjoyment of the dramatic arts , and we take pride in our performances…but Fun is the underlying message in everything we do.  Meeting on Mondays at Jesmond…

COVID – 19

The library is monitoring official advice about COVID – 19. In the light of current advice we will be staying open and running activities as usual. Should volunteers or hirers of rooms feel uncertain about attending please contact us at enquiries@jesmondlibrary.org. We will note any…

Novel Houses

Houses which give books a sense of place I was in Waterstones after Christmas browsing as you do when you have gift cards burning to be spent in your wallet. In the new book section, I spied a book title which intrigued me ’Novel Houses’…