Volunteer’s Week 2018!!

IT’S VOLUNTEERS WEEK 2018!!

We are lucky to have many talented and dedicated volunteers who (in this past year alone) have given a staggering 2000+ hours of their time and energy in helping us keep the community library open. We are going into our fifth year now, with many exciting changes to look forward to!!

A heartfelt thank you to our volunteers past and present. We are incredibly grateful to you all!!

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Man Booker Shortlist 2018

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The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest in International fiction, shining a light on the best translated books of the year. The shortlisted books for 2018 are in stock, plus an array of other titles from around the globe. Enjoy!

2018’s winner will be announced this evening!

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World Book Night 2018

 

 

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We think that every night is World Book Night, but we were happy to make yesterday a bit more special by giving away free copies of the hilarious Carry on Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse.

We have been distributing at the Older Peoples Network at Leyton Orient and on Thursday 3rd May we will also be continuing the givaway at  St John’s Church Vintage Tea event between 3 – 4.30pm!.

There is still also a limited supply available from the library, so pop in quick before it’s too late.

Reading empowers so lets celebrate!!

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Suffragettes

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Our February Reading Club celebrated the achievement of the Suffragettes in Britain in 1918. We admired the bravery of women then and now, for example Malala Yousafzai the schoolgirl shot at for her advocacy of education for women.

We discussed achievements of some women in literature, including May Morris and Margaret Forster. May, younger daughter of artist and designer William Morris, was an embroidery and jewellery designer, socialist, editor and teacher. She founded the Women’s Guild of Arts, edited her father’s works in 24 volumes, taught embroidery at the Central School of Art in London, and in America.

Margaret Forster author of 25 novels, many based on social issues, and acclaimed biographer of Daphne du Maurier and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, also wrote a history of feminism ‘Significant Sisters’ through which she recognised her indebtedness to the hard-sought achievements of the women she researched.

Our Reading Club next meets on Monday 26 March from 10-11.30am in the Library. The topic is ‘Explorers’.

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