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    Book of the month for November

    This month’s Book of the Month recommendation is Ask again, yes by Mary Beth Keane.

    'I absolutely adored Ask Again, Yes. I was only a few chapters in when I knew Mary Beth Keane was about to become one of my favourite authors. I'll read everything she writes' - Liane Moriarty

    • 01.11.2020
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    The Anarchist's Mobile Library

    An online interactive make-your-own audio adventure for ages 6+ comes to Buckinghamshire Libraries this half term.

    The Anarchist’s Mobile Library takes you on an incredible adventure that YOU choose, solving problems and meeting characters, from wherever you choose to play! Where will your adventure take you?

    • 15.10.2020
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    #ExpessYourShelf for Libraries Week

    Join in with Libraries Week (5 – 10 October) by going online and getting involved by sharing your love of books. We are asking our readers to join in with the nation by expressing themshelves and showing off the books that shaped your world by sharing your bookshelves on social media.

    • 05.10.2020
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    Spotlight on: Home Library Service Doorstep Deliveries

    The Home Library Service has been making doorstep deliveries throughout lockdown and Covid-19 crisis, keeping isolated Buckinghamshire residents in touch with their community and keeping the enjoyment of a good book going for all.  

    • 01.10.2020
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    Book of the month for October

    This month’s Book of the Month recommendation is Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

    'Girl, Woman, Other' follows the lives and struggles of twelve very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends, and lovers, across the country and through the years.

    • 01.10.2020
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    Black History Month in Buckinghamshire Libraries

    October is Black History Month, an annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK. 

     

    • 30.09.2020
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    Florence Nightingale's Gift

    Did you know that one of the great influences on the nursing profession, Florence Nightingale, has a close association with a library in Buckinghamshire?

    • 03.09.2020
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    Librarian Recommended - Historical Fiction

    As part of Buckinghamshire History Festival we have put together a list of historical fiction books all chosen by members of our libraries team.

    • 02.09.2020
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    Book of the month for September

    This month’s Book of the Month recommendation is The Second Sleep by Robert Harris.

    As September features the first ever virtual history festival in Buckinghamshire we decided to choose a historical fiction book this month and what a book! Full of suspense and twists and turns this will definitely be one to remember. 

    • 01.09.2020
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    The Stories that Shape Us

    Marlow residents are asked to take part in the creation of a new art installation for Marlow Library called The Stories that Shape Us

    • 27.08.2020
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    Buckinghamshire Library card holders will be able to read and discuss “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” ebook for free

    From 10 - 24 September, Buckinghamshire library card holders can experience bestselling author Heather Morris’s moving and uplifting The Tattooist of Auschwitz eBook for free with no waiting or need to place a reservation.

    • 10.08.2020
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    Buckinghamshire Libraries and Libraries Worldwide Investigate Conspiracies in Largest Digital Book Club

    Rousing page-turner “The Darwin Affair” ebook now available for reading and discussion from 3 - 17 August with the Big Library Read.

    • 05.08.2020

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