Read All About It!
Our new Wednesday afternoon book club takes place on Wednesday 3rd July from 1:30pm – 2:30pm, so why not come and indulge your love of books?
This month our Monday morning Library Club meets on Monday 1st July from 9:30am – 12pm. Come along to get some help choosing your books and a chat over a cuppa.
Health Information Week
We’re celebrating this year by putting on a special Tai Chi and Reflexology Day on Saturday 6th July. There are two Tai Chi Taste sessions to choose from, 11am – 12 noon and 12 noon – 1pm. Then from 1:30 – 3:30pm there will 10 minute drop-in reflexology sessions provided by Lotus Blossom. All events take place in the library and are totally FREE.
Summer Reading Challenge Launch
We’re kicking off Creepy House this year in style on Saturday 13th July. The Take a Hint theatre company are performing two FREE shows in the library at 11am and 2pm and will be dressed as creepy characters all day. Why not pop in to meet them, and sign up to this year’s FREE summer reading challenge while you’re there!
We’ve got several FREE drop-in craft sessions for children running throughout the summer holidays, to tie in with our Creepy House theme. They all happen between 10:30am and 12pm on the following dates:
Tuesday 23rd July – Creepy Crafts
Friday 2nd August – Spooky Spiders
Tuesday 13th August – Haunted House
Wednesday 21st August – Frightening Fun
No ticket is needed for any of these.
This month, we’re meeting on Tuesday 30th July for a chat about books you love with our friendly library staff. Drop by from 10am – 12pm for free refreshments, free books, and some great ideas for what to read next.
Sophie Wilkinson Book Launch
We’re delighted to be supporting local author Sophie Wilkinson for the launch of her new children’s book, The Beginning. She will be coming to the library to read from her book and sign copies on Saturday 27th July.
Book of the Month
This month we recommend The Secret Rooms by Catherine Bailey.
At 6 am on 21 April 1940 John the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain’s wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank cramped suite of rooms in the servants’ quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle, in Leicestershire. For weeks, as his health deteriorated, his family, his servants – even the King’s doctor – pleaded with him to come out, but he refused.
After his death, his son and heir, Charles, the 10th Duke of Rutland, ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years. What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances?
For the first time, in The Secret Rooms, Catherine Bailey unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain’s stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century, and on the battlefields of the Western Front. At its core is a secret so dark that it consumed the life of the man who fought to his death to keep it hidden. This extraordinary mystery from the author of Black Diamonds, perfect for lovers of Downton Abbey, Brideshead Revisited and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.
Thanks to Paul Tovell for the info.