Friends and Champions

  Dementia Action Week runs from 20th – 27th May 2019. The theme for this year’s events is inclusion. At Jesmond Library there will be an interactive drop-in session on Monday 20th May from 10am to 4pm organised by Dementia Friendly Jesmond. Members will also be…

A Book at Bedtime?

It is 70 years since the BBC starting broadcasting its regular nightly story telling programme. Listening to bedtime stories as children is probably the way most of us began our love of literature. That develops into wanting to read stories – maybe you too read…

Once upon a time…

This week on Wednesday 20th March it is World Storytelling Day Before the advent of the printing press, before books were widely available, and certainly long before libraries were built, stories existed. Sitting round the campfire or family hearth, our early ancestors would share tales of…

Irish Inspiration

Later this week the town will no doubt be painted green in honour of the Patron Saint of Ireland. Did you know Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival? Did you also know that four Irish writers have been…

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