Thursday Talks are back!

Here at Jesmond Library we have an exciting programme for autumn 2022 in our ever popular Thursday Talks. A Year of Celebration -Thursday 1st September First in the new series we welcome Margaret Nicholson of Holy Trinity Church which this year celebrates 100 years of…

Keeping it Local!

Local History and Local Interest Collection During the recent Jesmond Community Festival we asked our volunteers to select books specifically about Jesmond from our Local Interest collection. The resulting table display received a positive response from our borrowers. Many of the books showcased were borrowed…

Remembering Harry

This is the story of Harry Donkin from Lavender Gardens in Jesmond. Harry Semmons Donkin enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne in February 1916, declaring his age as 19. He was in fact only 17 years old, 5’ 4’’ tall, weight 8 ½ stone (1.63m, 54.4…