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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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...

Video – The Secrets of Sunshine

Video – The Secrets of Sunshine

Last week, Oldham Libraries were delighted to host a Facebook Live event to launch the best selling author Phaedra Patrick’s fourth novel, The Secrets of Sunshine. Phaedra chats from home with Suzanne from Oldham Libraries on publication day. Plus you can hear a...

Work with Something Brewing!

Work with Something Brewing!

Something Brewing are seeking an experienced Arts Organiser or Arts Administrator to undertake a minimum of 6 days research into Preston’s existing cultural networks and listings, producing a report including analysis and recommendations. In line with the Preston...

New Words events cancelled

New Words events cancelled

Last night would have seen our first two New Words  events take place with Saraband Books and Marion Dunn, author of the Boxing Diaries at Bolton Central Library and Jordan Taylor Jones from Dead Ink Books at Northwich Library. Sadly, Time to Read had to cancel the...

New Words events cancelled

Marion Dunn on BBC Woman’s Hour

Aged fifty Marion Dunn joined a boxing gym and soon became addicted; learning how to punch with the best of them. The Boxing Diaries: How I Got Hooked is Marion's blow by blow account. In January Marion was interviewed for BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour. During Marion’s...

New Words brings Kim Hubball designs to North West libraries

New Words – libraries working with independent publishers

A new Time to Read project aimed at strengthening relationships between public libraries and independent publishers in the North West gets under way this month. The New Words project, supported with public funding from Arts Council England, made will see new books...

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