June is Pride Month, when people around the world commemorate the Stonewall Riots (which sparked the fight for LGBT+ civil rights in the USA) and remember the LGBT+ people who lost their lives to AIDS and hate crime. It’s also a time to recognise the achievements of the LGBT+ community, and to talk about what… Continue reading Pride Month: More Than This by Patrick Ness
As part of the Reading Ahead Challenge, I’ve been choosing books from our Quick Reads section that whisk me far away to distant places for marvellous adventures. My second book for the challenge is Gold of the Gods, book one of the Mission Survival series, by survival expert Bear Grylls.
Paris for One is my first read in the Reading Ahead Challenge! For more information, check out our blog post here or come and ask in the Information Store.
On last week’s One Show, Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that Brexit wouldn’t stop the UK taking part in Eurovision. This won’t be the last chance for Britain to vote on musical acts from Europe and elsewhere*, but it might be our first chance to win in twenty years. If you’re planning on hosting a Eurovision… Continue reading Eurovision 2017
The Information Store isn’t just about borrowing books and DVDs – we also have a lively Book Exchange, where people donate books and we give them away for free. It’s a great place to drop off books when you clear your shelves, and they’ll find a home with someone else!
With the Starz television adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods coming out at the end of April, hype surrounding the fantasy author has never been higher. Recent radio adaptations of Good Omens (co-authored with the late Terry Pratchett), Neverwhere and Stardust have brought these cult novels to new audiences. Gaiman has guest starred on The Simpsons,… Continue reading Author Profile: Neil Gaiman
World Book Day on 2nd March saw schools round the country holding events themed around stories, with people dressing up as much-loved characters and books written by a wide range of great authors like Jacqueline Wilson and David Almond just for this event. Check out our World Book Day video from 2016, made by staff and… Continue reading World Book Day