Staying connected

How very different lockdown would have been without technology to help us stay in touch with each other. Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp have all helped to make the separation from family and friends so much easier. Humorous gifs and memes have given us reason to…

Did I miss anything?

Another week, another Jesmond Library Creative Writing Challenge! We’ve received some fascinating entries so far to our lockdown writing challenge – some funny, others thought-provoking, and some quite fantastical. All are brilliant. We hope you’ll continue to send us more! This week we start the…

While the city sleeps…

… Jesmond keeps busy! Even though we’re not allowed to reopen the Library just yet, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing going on. Book Group The library book group will next meet (online) on Wednesday 3 June at 7:00 pm, to discuss “The Return” by Victoria…

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…

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