HBN Library welcomes “You are what you Read” in September

This month sees the Henry Bloom Noble Library continue its support of Island of Culture 2014 with a selection of varied events encompassing the theme “You are what you Read” Whenever you visit the library in September you will find exhibitions on each of the floors displaying allotment and gardening books. There will be plenty to choose from for you to get ideas for your greenhouses, gardens, window boxes etc.

You are what you read

 There will be a talk on Wednesday 24th September at 7.30pm with David Hewes and Graham Newsome, manager and head gardener respectively, from the Douglas Borough Council Parks Department.

The pupils from St. Thomas’s School have created designs of their favourite book characters that could be made into floral displays for the play area on Douglas promenade. The Parks Department have already planted these displays which will be in place until September 2014. For more information about the floral displays please click here.


There is a competition for adults and children to bring along their homemade jams or chutneys, and to make an artistic design out of any fruits or vegetables. Bring along entries to the library on Thursday 25th September between 6pm - 7.15pm. Mrs Warburton who is a member of the Isle of Man Women’s Institute Federation will be judging.

jamfruit display

Island of Culture director Michael Lees said: ‘I’m delighted that the Henry Bloom Noble Library will be supporting Island of Culture so enthusiastically and creatively. At the heart of this year-long celebration is connecting communities with culture in all its rich diversity. Clearly the library team at the Henry Bloom Noble Library share our vision and our aims and I congratulate them on devising what promises to be a compelling programme of events.



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