December - Write the Future

December is the final month of Island of Culture 2014 and we’ve chosen the theme ‘Write the Future’. We will be displaying books on recycling and the future of the planet and also books on writing and social media which could be the way forward for modern authors. It also wouldn’t be December without some mention of Christmas so we will be displaying our Christmas books.


 On Wednesday 10th December from 7.30pm Juan Moore will be back at the library to give a talk and presentation about the trials and tribulations of his Image a Day blog. December marks the final month of Juan’s Image a Day blog which can be seen by clicking here. Tickets for this event are free and can be collected in advance from the library’s ground floor counter.

Manx born author Paul Hope will be at the library on Thursday 11th December from 7.30pm to talk about his new book ‘Policing the Paranormal’ which unlocks the secrets of exactly what goes on after dark in the buildings State legislators and officials frequent in Virginia State Capitol. Tickets for this event are also free and can be collected in advance from the library’s ground floor counter.

We will also be holding the children’s Christmas craft workshop on Thursday 18th December from 4.30pm to 5.30pm where the children will be making crafts using some recycled materials. Tickets for the workshop are free and can also be collected from the ground floor counter.

Throughout the month of December why not have a go at our Christmas quiz which can be downloaded by clicking here. The quiz challenges you to guess which well known author is hidden behind the Santa hat and beard. You could win some yummy chocolate and one of our calendars!

The annual complimentary coffee and mince pie day will be held on Monday 22nd December in the morning from 10.30am to 11.30am and in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

Coffee and mincepies

 The displays on the library floors will all feature homemade Christmas decorations made from recycled materials with details on how to make your own and in the children’s section we will have a display featuring the Ghost’s of Christmas Past, Present and Future. This will be an interactive display where we hope children will let us know their aspirations, wishes and memories.

And finally as part of our Island of Culture legacy we will be selling 2015 calendars during the month of December featuring some of the photographs from February’s photograph competition. The calendars will cost £3.50 and can be bought from the ground floor counter, cash or cheques only.

We hope you have enjoyed our displays and events for Island of Culture 2014 as much as we have!


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