Through the Library window

Have you seen our windows? We’re rather proud of them. They are one of the most striking aspects of the circular/ribbed design of Jesmond Library – the shelves set at right angles to the glass panels allow daylight to illuminate the books. And books are…

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…

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…

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