Featured Poem: Life by Charlotte Bronte

In this week’s browse through the archives we’ve unearthed a beauty by Charlotte Bronte and a lovely piece written by our former colleague Lizzie who chose Life to celebrate a colleague’s success (and half marathon-survival).

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Share Austen for Shared Reading – Donate your #FirstTenner

From today you might find Jane Austen in your wallet but do you know how far she could take Shared Reading?

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Celebrating Heritage Open Days at The Reader’s Courtyard Fair!

Heritage tours, Shared Reading sessions, poetry readings, market stalls, book giveaways, Storybarn sessions, bouncy castle, facepainting and all the seasons in one day at The Reader’s Courtyard Fair!

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Thrills & Quills coming to a library near you!

An exciting modern twist on Jane Austen’s letters, theatre company LipService bring the author into the digital world with a touring show coming to a North West library near you!

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Read of the Week: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Our latest Read of the Week comes from Associate Director of Operations, Zoe, who has chosen The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby.

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Calder Stones – history and future collide at Heritage Open Days

Take a guided tour of Calderstones Park and view the architects’ impressions of the refurbished The Mansion House at The Reader’s Courtyard Fair this Saturday, September 9. 

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Featured Poem: Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth

We’re harking back to Featured Poem of yore today with a specially selected poem by one of our former colleagues back in 2012, William Wordsworth’s Composed Upon Westminster Bridge.

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