I am really pleased to bring news of two events happening at Chandler’s Ford Library this month. I’m pleased because the events themselves sound fun. I loved the recent link up between Chandler’s Ford Library and Merdon School for the Story Shuffle Project and the following two events are also excellent ideas.
I hope all who can go to these events have a wonderful time at them.
Image Credit: Unless otherwise stated, all images have been supplied by Hampshire County Council via Radka Ford. Many thanks.
Books of 2016 Event
The library will be hosting a discussion on Books of 2016 on Wednesday 30th November. The hosts for the evening will be Angela Hicken, HCT Literature Officer, and Ben Tanter of P&G Wells Booksellers, Winchester. (P&G Wells are also the official book shop for the Winchester Writers’ Festival and have stands there throughout the weekend).
The event starts at 7 pm but you will need to book. Tickets cost £5.00, which includes refreshments. You can get tickets directly from the library or via a booking line (02380 276098). A third option is to book online at www.hants.gov.uk.shop – see the link.
The books listed for discussion are:-
- Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
- The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
- Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
- Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinethi
- High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
- The Crossing by Andrew Miller
There will also be a chance to win a copy of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book of the play.
The other event is actually something that will run for the rest of the month.
Drop in Surgery – E-books and E-magazines
These surgeries will be held every Saturday morning for the rest of November (19th and 26th).
It is forgotten, I think, that libraries lend e-books and e-magazines. So you should be able to find the answers here to any queries you may have about using your Kindle or other reading device for these materials. And if you are new to e-books and e-magazines, these surgeries are the very thing to help.
You will find out about them using Hampshire Libraries website on a PC or by using apps on your own tablet. Library staff will show you how to get started – then the fun begins!!!
No appointment or booking is needed for this. Drop in times are between 10 am and 12 noon and the surgeries are free.
I love e-books (but have yet to try e-magazines. I must get around to it but you should see my To Read list as it is!). I’m glad the libraries are showing initiative here and at the end of the day, an e-book is no threat to the printed word. It is merely another format.
Library address, phone number and social media links below.
Chandler’s Ford Library
Landline: 02380 276098
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