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News   - Latest Headlines

Welcome to Calibre's news page. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest developments in our service, all the stories about people who have supported us, recent publicity, and also news about books.

Linslade Guides 4th group visit

Linslade Guides 4th group visit

22/06/2016

We had some special guests this week at Calibre - the Linslade Guides 4th group. They were visiting our library as part of their Disability... More >

Support Your Local Bookshop

Support Your Local Bookshop

21/06/2016

A celebration of independent bookshops across the UK and Ireland takes place this week as part of the Books Are My Bag campaign. Nationwide there... More >

Father

Father's Day Reads

15/06/2016

Liza Minnelli once said "My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future." As we celebrate... More >

Baileys Women

Debut author Lisa McInerney wins the 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

08/06/2016

Debut Irish author Lisa McInerney has won the 2016 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction with her first novel, The Glorious Heresies. At an awards... More >

Advent Calendar - Dan

National Volunteers' Week - in praise of our Calibre Volunteers

03/06/2016

We have 200 wonderful volunteers who are the backbone of our library and without whom we wouldn't be able to provide our service to thousands of... More >

Calibre in Conversation with Yvonne Maxwell - Director of the Thame Arts and Literature Festival

Calibre in Conversation with Yvonne Maxwell - Director of the Thame Arts and Literature Festival

01/06/2016

The literary festival calendar is well under way and following Calibre Audio Library's presence at the 2014 Wells Festival of Literature, we will... More >

Alice in THE Looking Glass

Alice in the Looking Glass (PG)

27/05/2016

Disney's sequel to its 2010 hit Alice in Wonderland which grossed $1 billion in ticket sales, opens across UK cinemas today. Tim Burton returns as... More >

500 words

500 Words - The Winners are announced

26/05/2016

The winners of the 500 Words writing competition have been announced on Chris Evans' BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show broadcast live from the Globe... More >

EVERYMAN BOLLINGER WODEHOUSE

The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize

26/05/2016

The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize must be the only literary award where a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig is part of the prize kitty. However,... More >

If you could down to the woods today

The March of the Teddies - 4,000 tiny paws on the move

25/05/2016

1,000 teddy bears are on the move across the country. 'Celebearities' include Fozzie Bear, Paddington, Super Ted, Pudsey, Roger de Courcey's... More >