Events in Bideford Library
Wed 24th Sept 10.00am till 1.00pm –
broadcaster, journalist and author Teresa Driscoll will help aspiring writers make the best of their short fiction, with tips on how to find inspiration, character development, as well as submitting work to magazines and literary competitions.
The workshop is free, but a £5.00 deposit, which will be refunded on attendance, must be paid in advance to secure a place.
Every Friday 9:30-5
Free internet access for up to 2 hours. Help with getting online and finding information. Help with job seeking, CV writing and form filling.
Feel Better with a Book.
(Please check with Library to confirm the group is running each week).
Every Wednesday 10:30-12:00 am
Come and lift your mood through the joy of reading! The aim of the groups is to enable you to enjoy the pleasure and relaxation of listening to great stories and poems. No pressure and no reading required. The group is led by an experienced facilitator.
Story time for under-fives.
Every Thursday. 9:30-10:00 am (except school holidays)
With stories, musical instruments and songs.
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“Burning Bright” ,by Tracy Chevalier.
(Discussed By Bideford Library Readers’ Group and reviewed here.)
I was slow and reluctant to get into this book. It may have been because I don’t often read historical novels and this seemed very much like one – there was much rather obvious research into the minutiae of places, for example.
However I began to find it interesting. In some ways the characters, the humanity and the feel of London reminded me of Charles Dickens and the setting was not far short of his time.
It is also a novel of ideas,including an ingenious way of writing about that mysterious and fascinating poet and artist, William Blake.I used to have a beautiful illustrated copy of Songs of Innocence and experience.
Now, having read this story of their origins I regret parting with it.
The Readers’ group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. in Bideford Library. Books for the month are supplied by the Library and can be picked up at the meeting or from the Library desk. Discussions are very much centred on the book of the month and meetings usually finish around 3.15. If further information is required anyone interested can contact Peter Evans on 01237 47917.
Next meeting ; Wednesday September 3rd.
Discussing ‘Notes to My Mother-in-Law’, by Phyllida Law .