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- Monday 2pm – 5pm
- Wednesday 2pm – 5pm
- Friday 10am – 1pm
- Saturday 10am – 1pm
- Temporary closure for building workThe Library building is undergoing some exciting building work and while we are closed some of our services will continue at Art@47 in the High Street. Click on the post for details.
- Bookbug in a temporary homeThere is a Bookbug every Saturday from 9.30 to 10.00 am and it will be in Art@47 in the High Street until the Library building work is complete. Please come along if you are aged between 0 and 4 years and can bring a responsible adult with you! Sessions are free and there is no… Read more: Bookbug in a temporary home
- Reminiscence Café in a temporary homeWe have a Reminiscence Café for older members of the community. It is on the first Monday of each Month between 11.00am and 12.00pm.
- Scrabble Sessions at Art@47Our scrabble sessions have a new temporary home while building work continues in the Library. All welcome, including beginners. Every Thursday afternoon at 2.00pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits for a £1 donation to the library funds. Art@47 – in the High Street. Photo by Surendran MP on Unsplash
Our Latest Book Reviews
Our book reviews are sent to members and subscribers every 3 weeks (or so). Below are some of our recent reviews. Click on any of the titles to read the full reviews and also search for any of our past reviews. You can subscribe to our book review newsletters here.
- Slow Down When Someone Dies by Lin Carruthers and Kate ClarkSlow Down When Someone Dies, is a very practical guide to a subject that people still find hard to talk about, yet we all know we will have to deal with at some time. So do think about looking at this book which is held in the library.
- The Bookseller’s Tale by Martin LathamThe Bookseller’s Tale was both a Spectator and Evening Standard book of the year in 2020. What could be more appropriate for our newsletter than a title about books, bookshops and libraries? It sounds an ideal Christmas present for any booklover and will give readers ideas for other books to add to their ‘must read’ list…
- The Man Between by Charles CummingCharles Cumming is one of our best contemporary writers of spy fiction. Born in Scotland he was apparently approached by the intelligence service to work for them while at university but declined their offer. Some critics describe him as similar to John Le Carré, but our reviewer finds his work easier to read and more enjoyable. So if you are looking for a page turner then this is it.
- The Penguin Lessons by Tom MichellThis review is of a memoir set against the backdrop of Argentina after the fall of Peron’s regime – with a penguin as the protagonist!
- That They May Face the Rising Sun by John McGahern and The Lincoln Highway by Amor TowlesBoth reviews are of novels, one Irish and one American. John McGahern is often described as one of the greatest Irish writers of the 20th century. His stark descriptions of rural Ireland made him one of the country’s most acclaimed fiction writers and we feature his final novel, published in 2003 three years before his death. Amor Towles lives in Manhattan and his novels Rules of Civility, A Gentleman in Moscow and The Lincoln Highway have all featured on the New York Times bestseller list.
- Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris and Demon Copperhead by Barbara KingsolverOur most recent reviews are fascinating reads about the pursuit of regicides in New England and a re-imagined David Copperfield set in the Appalachian Mountains.
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