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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.

Winston Churchill fifty years on

Churchill - 50 years on


Historical biographies, World War II and history titles are the top five most borrowed categories in Calibres non-fiction library. With the... More >

Samuel Johnson winner

H is for Hawk wins Helen Macdonald 2014 Costa Book of the Year


H is for Hawk (10194) by writer, poet and historian, Helen Macdonald has beaten bookies favourite, How to be both by Ali Smith, to win the title of... More >

Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall


The much awaited adaptation of Hilary Mantels Wolf Hall (8443) hit the nations television sets last night. Screenwriter Peter Vaughan, has created... More >

Testament of Youth

A Testament of Youth


Vera Brittain, author of A Testament of Youth, (1400) has been described by the film reviewer, Dr. Mark Kermode, as an authentic feminist voice... More >

My Sight Notts

My Sight Nottinghamshire - hitting the high notes


Members of the My Sight Nottinghamshire choir will be singing to the rafters this Saturday 17th January. They are taking part in a sing-a-thon... More >

T S Eliot prize

T S Eliot Prize for Poetry


David Harsent has won the TS Eliot Prize for Poetry for his eleventh collection of poems, Fire Songs. The poet, who is Professor of Creative... More >

2013 Costa Book Awards

Costa top authors coming to Calibre


Calibre members will be enjoying work from leading writers following the announcement of the individual category winners of the 2014 Costa Book... More >

The Miniaturist

The Miniaturist


It has been an amazing twelve months for writer, Jessie Burton, the former actress and PA, who has been voted the overall winner of the Specsavers... More >

Great Yarmouth Book Group in party mood

Great Yarmouth Book Group in party mood


The Great Yarmouth Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (NNAB) book group has been enjoying the festive season by throwing a special... More >

Thanks Graham

Thanks Graham


Volunteer Graham Sanderson, who has helped in the library for the past three years, received a special Thank-you from our director, Mike Lewington.... More >