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Tomie DePaola at the Concord Free Public Library

This year, the Leslie Riedel Memorial Lecture brought beloved author and illustrator Tomie dePaola, whose career in children’s book spans fifty years, to the Concord Free Public Library on Saturday. 409 more words


Oh My Aching Heart, Gareth Patterson

As I read the final page of this book, I remembered why I read fantasy and fiction novels most of the time; they provide an escape from the hardships of life in general. 606 more words

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October Author talk at the library

With assistance from Writing WA, the library is very pleased to host an author talk by Sarah Drummond this month. Her book ‘Salt story: of sea-dogs and fisherwomen’, is a lively account of living on and by the sea and life as an apprentice fisherwoman. 73 more words

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From the Book Jacket to My Parlour, Raymond E Feist

I have been fortunate thus far in my life to have met quite a few authors, some starting out, some ending their careers, some good, some not so good, some have been really well known, some have had no ego to speak of and some have had trouble fitting those super-size-me heads through the door. 620 more words


Festival of Writing 2014: The Last Bit: Closing Address

This year’s Festival closed with a talk from bestselling author Matt Haig, who gave us an inspiring insight into his writing life and how he overcame negativity and illness to build a fiction writing career. 98 more words


Central Library Events - October 2014

For further information about all events at Central Library contact Colin Curtis (Tel: 01793 463782 or email ccurtis@swindon.gov.uk)

Events And Activities

Bring Rick Riordan to your Library Virtually!

Stop everything that you are doing and register for Rick Riordan’s visit from Mount Olympus!

Looking for a different activity for your library students?  Why not bring Rick Riordan into your library on September 23 where he will be broadcasting live from Mount Olympus.  155 more words

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