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National Libraries Day – 6 February 2016

by prestwichfocus on 3 February, 2016

There are a large number of events on National Libraries Day this Saturday (6 February 2016).

At our very own Prestwich Library – local historian Craig Brisbane exhibits part of his collection (9.30am to 1pm, and also on Sunday from 10am to 2pm). Also – The Book Doctor is In! (9.30am to 1pm). Get ideas for what to read next; all welcome.


Other events in the Borough are:
Brandlesholme Community Centre and Library – bookmark making craft session (11am to 1pm).Open to all ages.
Bury Library – badge making and paper craft sessions (2–3.30pm), free for all the family.
Coronation Road Community Centre and Library – Library Wall of Love (10am to 1pm). Leave a message!
Radcliffe Library – book themed LEGO session (10.30am to 11.30am). For children aged 7+, cost 50p per child. Also – Love Libraries Display and Bookmark Giveaway (9.30am to 1pm).
Ramsbottom Library and Adult Learning Centre – Library Wall of Love (9.30am to 1pm).
Tottington Library – Library Wall of Love (9.30am to 1pm).
Unsworth Library – Library Wall of Love (9.30am to 1pm).
Whitefield Library and Adult Learning Centre – The Book Doctor is In! (9.30am to 1pm). Also – Knit ‘n Natter demonstration (9.30am to 10.30am). Get tips from friendly knitters. Also – Super Favourite Stories Time (10.30am to 11am). Bring your favourite book to share.

More information here. You can also search for events on the official National Libraries Day website here.


2 Responses

  1. Craig Brisbane says:

    Just a thank you for mentioning the exhibition of my local history objects and ephemera held at Prestwich Library on the weekend of 6th/7th February as part of the ‘Libraries Day’ events. Despite the dreadful weather conditions the turnout was fair, with an unexpected visit from an organisation which is recording the unknown stories and forgotten sites of the two World Wars and the Cold War in Lancashire. They then enter the details on their website ( Expect a few details relating to Prestwich’s role in these events in the future.
    As usual the exhibition brought to light new and interesting objects still to be found in the homes of Prestwich folk. Chasing down these casually mentioned references to objects and memories can lead to another story placed in to the collection, with an object, photo or document to support it.

    Thanks again for your usual support.

    Craig Brisbane

    Heywood Road

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