World Book Day

In the UK World Book Day is celebrated on the third Thursday in March. The charity behind it aims to ‘change lives through a love of books and shared reading’. This year children will be able to use their £1 gift vouchers to choose from…

Extension granted!

Several of you have requested an extension to this year’s competition deadline, and we are happy to grant it! The new deadline for this year’s Jesmond Library Creative Writing Competition is Saturday April 10, 2021. The theme is ‘Do you want to know a secret’. We…

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

This week marks the beginning of the new year in the Chinese calendar. Traditionally the event is celebrated with dragon dances, fire crackers and family gatherings. Sadly this year the celebrations will be more muted, even in Newcastle’s celebrated China Town where the many fabulous…

Book Group

When we read a good book, something magical can happen. Locked down and in our own home we lose ourselves inside a fictional world, created by the imagination of the author but transformed into a virtual reality by our emotional response to the written word….

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