Time to Read Blog

This is the place for news from NW libraries and blog posts from our librarians, authors and others.

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South Asian Heritage Month needs you

South Asian Heritage Month needs you

South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) runs from 18 July to 17 August and the Manchester Museum is working in partnership with the British Council to bring this to life online. SAHM aims to commemorate, mark and celebrate South Asian history and culture, through education,...

Welcome back libraries!

Welcome back libraries!

Saturday 4 July saw the reopening of many public venues across the north west and it was smiles all round as eight of Manchester’s libraries opened their doors once more. There were cheers from the queue outside Didsbury Library when they reopened and across the eight...

Red Gloves book launch

Red Gloves book launch

Please join our friends at Carcanet, online, to celebrate the launch of Rebecca Watts' new poetry collection, Red Gloves. Hosting the reading will be Paul Stephenson, joining Rebecca to discuss the new work. The book launch takes place on Facebook at 7pm on Wednesday,...

Psst! Pass the Book

Psst! Pass the Book

The Manchester Libraries team have produced a great video together during lockdown. Paula Carley (Service Development Coordinator) worked wonders and persuaded loads of staff to send in short clips which she editied together. Paula's tips for making a video like this...

Justice in June resource pack

Justice in June resource pack

Black Lives Matter Colleagues in Manchester City Council have shared a useful and comprehensive resource called Justice in June, which is full of learning materials and a daily activity for anyone wanting to educate themselves about the black community and racial...

Blogging when the library is closed

Blogging when the library is closed

Library buildings may be closed but that doesn't stop librarians blogging. Here's a weekly snap shot of blog posts from Time to Read library services on Tuesday 10 June. New Today Book Bunch: Runaway Robot (Week 2: June 9th 2020) Todays selections from our staff From...

Kick Down the Barriers writing commissions

Kick Down the Barriers writing commissions

Four £200 writing commissions are available, as part of the ‘Kick Down the Barriers’ project in conjunction with Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery. KDTB has emerged following both the 2016 ‘Casey Review Report’ and the 2018 BBC Panorama programme that labelled...

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