A pile of books. This week is National Libraries Week

Never stop learning thanks to Northumberland Libraries

Libraries Week 2022 will be brought to life across Northumberland in a series of events that celebrate the central role libraries play in supporting life-long learning in its communities.

With 30 libraries across the county there is something for everyone under this year year’s theme of Never Stop Learning.

So whether you want to improve your digital skills with the help of a digital champion at Blyth or revive your crafty talents making pom poms at Berwick take a look at what’s going on from Monday, October 3 to Oct 9.

Libraries Week marks Black History Month with a virtual event on Monday (3) at 7pm when author Dolen Perkins-Valdez will talk about her work, her life and her new book “Take My Hand”.

On Tuesday, October 4 at Forum Cinema Hexham at 6.45pm there is a special ‘read the book, see the film’ event in partnership with Hexham Book Festival looking at Philip K Dick's 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' which was the inspiration for the 1982 film Blade Runner. The cinema club is showing Blade Runner: The Final Cut as part of its Cinema Club series.

Events on Thursday, Oct 6 (which is also National Poetry Day) include a ‘meet and greet’ with local poet Ian Williams at 2.30pm and a talk by Dan Jackson, author of “The Northumbrians” at 6pm, both at Blyth Library. There will also be an Illuminated Poetry workshop at Morpeth Library at 6.30pm.

And for children from Monday to Wednesday storyteller Gav Cross will visit libraries in Prudhoe, Widdrington and Blyth with his show “Tell Tale Twit” with children from Castle View School, Grange View School, Mickley First School and Horton Grange. There will also be a “Robot Lab” at Allendale Library from 3.30pm on Thu, Oct 6.

All events are bookable via nlandlibs.eventbrite.com at www.mylibrary.co.uk or by dropping into your local library where you can find out more about the events
View all news