2014 Summer Reading Challenge launched

The Henry Bloom Noble Library has launched this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, The Mythical Maze. Sponsored by Scottish Widows for the seventh year in succession the challenge is an initiative of independent charity The Reading Agency and supported by the library. It aims to open up the world of books to children, encourage creativity and widen their reading range by challenging them to read six library books during the summer holidays.

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St Thomas's School 'books' a place on the promenade

As part of its support for Island of Culture the Henry Bloom Noble Library, in partnership with the Council’s parks section, invited children from St Thomas’s School to create designs of their favourite book characters that could be made into floral displays for the play area on Douglas promenade.

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'Peppa' and 'SpongeBob' completed

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Henry Bloom Noble Exhibition

As part of the Library’s programme of events and activities in support of Island of Culture 2014, The Henry Bloom Noble Trust has very kindly lent us a wonderful exhibition about our namesake.

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Not to be myth-ed: The 2014 Summer Reading Challenge

The Henry Bloom Noble Library is offering children an opportunity not to be ‘myth-ed’: to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, The Mythical Maze.

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Creative Writing Course with Local Author Linda Mann

This August Linda Mann will be holding a free creative writing course at the Library for anyone aged 15 and above. The course will include:

  • First week – What makes a book? All the things you need to include in a book… including the hook.
  • Second Week – A sense of place and person. How to write using your own experiences and observations.
  • Third Week – the art of research and authenticity in fiction. How to expand plot ideas and where to go for help.
  • Fourth Week – What you do next. How you use what you have written. Books, Plays, articles, short stories and the internet.

Dates: Thursday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th August 2014 from 11am to 12.30pm

There are limited places available so if you would like to reserve a place please phone us on 696461 or come and see us at the ground floor counter.

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