2019 Wellcome Book Prize

The Wellcome Book Prize is an annual award, open to new works of fiction or non-fiction. The prize celebrates the best new books that illuminate the many ways that health, medicine and illness touch our lives. The winner will be revealed on Wednesday 1 May 2019. Whether you’re reading any of the books yourself or […]

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World Theatre Day

Theatre has been a popular form of entertainment since ancient times, and despite competition from cinema, still thrives. Here are just a few of the books we have relating to the theatrical world, and some play scripts. Keeping on Keeping On by Alan Bennett ‘I seem to have banged on this year rather more than […]

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The Great Escape Anniversary

The 24 March 2019 sees the 75th anniversary of the Great Escape – the night in 1944 when nearly eighty Allied prisoners-of-war broke out of Stalag Luft III, a top security German POW camp. The story was immortalised in the movie starring Steve McQueen & Richard Attenborough which celebrated the heroism of the escapees. Many […]

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International Women’s Day #BalanceforBetter

The campaign theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter. Because a balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world? Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality. So we’ve chosen some books which detail women’s history and achievements, the on-going campaign for equality, and some memoirs […]

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Celebrate Harry Potter Book Night

Harry Potter Fun Day Tuesday 5 February, 2pm – 5pm Join us for an afternoon of enchanting fun activities including crafts, quizzes, games and LEGO at Tarbolton Library. Free events suitable for all ages. Drop in anytime between 2pm – 5pm, no booking required. Tarbolton Library, Tarbolton Community Campus, Montgomerie Street, Tarbolton KA5 5QB T: […]

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