WI at the Library
Pauline Mitchell from the Women’s Institute will be coming to the Library to talk about the history of the WI on the island. You can hear Pauline on Tuesday 11th March at 2.30pm. Tea and cakes will also be served. Tickets are free and can be collected from the ground floor counter. The talk will coincide with International Women’s Day which is on the 8th March this year.
For the month of March we will be running three competitions. The adult ones are in the form of quizzes. The quiz on the ground floor covers Classic Fiction and the quiz on the 1st floor covers general, crime and sci-fi. People can enter either or both as there will be prizes.
The children’s competition is to design an alternative front cover for their favourite book. There is no specific entry form, children can draw/paint/colour in etc on any size paper they want with the idea that they do this at home and bring it in to us. Please ensure their name and contact details are on the entry and also the name of the book if it’s not clear from the drawing. Prizes awarded for the best entries.
Manx Litfest Needs You!
Come along to a literary event set to inspire the next generation of readers & writers. John Quirk, Festival Director of Manx Litfest, will be here on Tuesday 25th March at 7.30pm to give a preview of what is planned for September 2014 and how you can get involved!
Isle of Man Stamps and Coins
First class designs have led the Isle of Man to be an award-winning destination for stamp collectors and coin enthusiasts alike. Find out how new designs and subjects are chosen at a talk by Maxine Cannon from Isle of Man Post at the Library on Wednesday 19th March 2014 at 7.30pm. Tickets are free and available from the ground floor counter. This event is being held as part of our Island of Culture initiative.
HBN Library welcomes the World of Books in March
Next month sees the Henry Bloom Noble continue its support of Island of Culture 2014 with a selection of varied events encompassing the theme ‘World of Books’ Whenever you visit the library in March you will find exhibitions on each of the floors displaying different styles of literature. There will be an exhibition on Classic Fiction on the ground floor where we will be asking how many titles you can recall from your schooldays.