Free Exhibition at British Library

Treasures of the British Library The world’s most beautiful and important books and documents, from Magna Carta and Gutenberg’s Bible, to the music of the Beatles The Sir John Ritblat Treasures of the British Library Gallery hosts more than 200 beautiful and fascinating items: magnificent hand-painted books from many faiths, maps and views, early printed…

Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

Using search engines effectively is now a key skill for researchers, but could more be done to equip young researchers with the tools they need. Here, Dr Neil Jacobs and Rachel Bruce from Jisc’s digital infrastructure team share their top ten resources for researchers from across the web. Creative Commons attribution information

Doing English GCSE resits?

Here are some revision tips to help you with your GCSE English Language resit. Topics include: Analysing Fiction 8 Learner Guides Fiction text types Setting Themes Characterisation and narrative voice Language and structure Annotating texts Responding to a fiction text Sample exam question and answer 4 Class Clips Analysing non-fiction 6 Learner Guides Non-fiction text…

BBC Author collection

Interested in being an author? Or just interested in how authors write and who they are? Here is a selection  of author archive interviews and readings from across the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/LNR9vCvV553p5qcZ7L1kD9/author-collection Anne Enright Best known for her novel The Gathering, which won the Man Booker prize in 2007 View Anne Enright   Anne Tyler After two nominations,…

Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize

“The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize is the UK’s only literary award for comic writing. Celebrating novels in the spirit of P G Wodehouse, the prize prides itself on discovering true comic gems – from Paul Torday’s Salmon Fishing in the Yemen to Marina Lewycka’s A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian and DBC Pierre’s Vernon…

The shortlist for the Dylan Thomas prize for young writers is revealed

The winners will receive a prize of £30, ooo. The Dylan Thomas prized is back by The Swansea University and  will go to the best published literary work in English, written by an author aged 39 or under. You can find out more about the prize here. “The shortlisted writers are: Claire-Louise Bennett (Wiltshire), Pond –…

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s day. International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.www.internationalwomensday.com “To mark International Women’s Day, photographers at Panos Pictures have teamed up with the Internet Society as part of the…

Food for Fines

This month we will be accepting food instead of fines in the LRC. All the food collected will be donated to the local food bank. Here are some items that are needed:

Download free eBooks

You can download free eBooks from this site all you need is your local library card number. There are numerous genres from: Biography & True Stories (1386) Children’s, young adult & educational (1873) Computing & information technology (464) Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning (43) Economics, finance, business & management (223) English language teaching (ELT) (17) Fiction…

World Book Day 3rd march 2016

Take part in the World Book Day teen Fest you can register HERE. Taking place between 6 to 8pm on Wednesday 2nd March and 6 to 8pm on Thursday 3rd March (World Book Day itself!), WBD TeenFest will combine live chats with your favourite YA authors, exclusive author blogs, DIY videos, fabulous competitions, fun deskies and shelfies PLUS our rapid-fire Bumper…