The next Reading Café takes place on Tuesday 21st August from 10am – 12pm, where we’ll be looking at new books for the bank holiday. Got a book to recommend? Or eager to hear someone else’s favourite? Come along for free books, free tea and coffee, and some great ideas about what to read next.
For Local and Community History Month in September, Burton Library is hosting two talks. Firstly Dr Kevin Leahy, back by popular demand after last year’s Staffordshire Hoard evening (below), will talk on ‘Dusty bones: the Stapenhill cemetery and the the Anglo-Saxons in the Trent Valley’ on Monday 5th September at 7pm.
Later Dr Ian Atherton from Keele University will talk on ‘Edward Wightman: the Burton Heretic’, telling the fascinating story of the last man to be condemned to death by burning in England, who was a Burtonian. He will be coming on Monday 17th September at 7pm. Tickets for both of these events will be available soon, priced £3.50 or £3.00 concessions.
There will also be lots of family history workshops, a walk around Barton on Wednesday 5th September with local history author Arthur Kennedy, and an event for children called ‘The Last Poppy’ on Saturday 8th September in association with the National Memorial Arboretum.
Our Monday Writers’ Group meets in the library every Monday afternoon from 1:15 to 3:30, and welcome anyone over 19 writing in any genre. See their website at www.burtonmondaywriters.co.uk/index.php for more details.
Thanks to Paul Tovell for the info.