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Join the Gadgeteers this summer

30 Jun 2022

This year's Summer Reading Challenge - "Gadgeteers" - begins on Saturday 9th July across all our libraries.

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Photographing the Roman Wall: Then and Now

28 Jun 2022

As part of the Hadrian’s Wall 1900 festival we plan to offer a programme of events celebrating the life and work of the Hexham photographer, John Pattison Gibson.

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Pride 2022

07 Jun 2022

Celebrate Pride Month with Northumberland Libraries

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Celebrate HiVis Fortnight with Northumberland Libraries

25 May 2022

HiVis, a reading celebration, takes place this year from 6 June to 19 June.

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Join Northumberland Libraries Writers Aloud

19 May 2022

Our group meets on a Saturday afternoon for a virtual creative writing 'get to together' on Zoom.

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Mini Pride comes to Northumberland Libraries

31 Mar 2022

Join Curious Arts for Mini Pride this April, for a celebration of everything that’s unique and wonderful about families!

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Celebrate World Book Night

31 Mar 2022

World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading that takes place on 23 April.

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Meet Christian Wolmar

25 Mar 2022

Join us for an afternoon with rail enthusiast, Christian Wolmar, as he shares his expertise and tells us more about his latest book.

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Easter opening hours in libraries

23 Mar 2022

Our libraries will be operating different opening hours over the Easter period.

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Improvements to Library Services in Bedlington and Bedlington Station

23 Mar 2022

Read about the improvements to library services in Bedlington and Bedlington Station.

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Family Engineering Challenge with Woodhorn Museum

21 Mar 2022

Come and join us at our special family engineering events.

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Highlights Rural Touring Scheme brings Pinocchio to Northumberland Libraries

07 Mar 2022

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme brings Pinocchio by Norwich Puppet Theatre to Northumberland Libraries this Easter Holidays

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Many Deadly Returns: Crime Fiction Readings at Northumberland Libraries

04 Mar 2022

The Border Readers present an evening of crime fiction readings from ‘Many Deadly Returns’ the Murder Squad's 21st Anniversary anthology.

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Tickbox by Lubna Kerr at Ashington Library

03 Mar 2022

Join us at Ashington Library for a performance of 'Tickbox' is a semi-autobiographical, bilingual, one woman play, told in Scots-English and Urdu. 

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Théâtre Sans Frontières presents Sherlock Holmes: The Speckled Band

03 Mar 2022

Delve into the highly deductive mind of a super sleuth in this new production of one of the most popular Sherlock Holmes stories.

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Reading for Wellbeing is expanding

09 Feb 2022

Following the success of the project in Newbiggin, we are offering the service on the telephone and online and we will soon be expanding sessions into Lynemouth and beyond.

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Celebrating Local Authors at Berwick Library

09 Feb 2022

Join local authors, Jessie Greengrass and Christie J Newport in conversation with Jackie Kaines-Lang.

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Author Afternoon with Susan Lewis

08 Feb 2022

Listen to the fabulous Susan Lewis, talking about her brand new title, "Who's Lying Now" and her work to date.

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Free access to family history websites

01 Feb 2022

You can access Ancestry and Findmypast for free from the public computers in your local library

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Harry Potter Book Night

21 Jan 2022

When it comes to Harry Potter, just one night is never enough, so we’ve decided to take a whole week to celebrate our favourite boy wizard.

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Further Footsteps

18 Jan 2022

The In My Footsteps project will be continuing until the spring

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1921 Census

05 Jan 2022

This month marks the much-anticipated release of the 1921 census online

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Christmas opening hours in libraries

02 Dec 2021

Our libraries will be operating different opening hours over the festive period.

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BorrowBox December titles available with no wait

01 Dec 2021

Take a look at the selection of great titles guaranteed to be available on BorrowBox this month.

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Join the Winter Mini Challenge

30 Nov 2021

The Winter Mini Challenge is running in all our libraries this Christmas.