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News   - October 2019

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.


Hauntingly Good Audiobooks


It's Halloween and a great opportunity to promote some of the spooky and downright terrifying books in the Calibre Library. This year we are... More >

Andrea Levy

Black History Month: Andrea Levy, a Tribute


Andrea Levy, who died earlier this year, was a black British author of Jamaican parentage whose father came to Britain on HMS Windrush in 1948, her... More >

Malorie Blackman

October is Black History Month


This year Black History Month is celebrating the accomplishments of Black Britons in all areas of achievement throughout history, with a focus on... More >


Book To The Future: Top picks for Libraries Week


This Libraries Week we've been looking at the role of libraries in the digital world and so it's the perfect opportunity to look delve into the... More >

Edison and phonograph

How audiobooks began


Continuing the 2019 Libraries Week theme on the role of libraries in the digital world, let us begin with a quick look at a novel about the early... More >

National Poetry Day logo

Today is National Poetry Day!


This year National Poetry Day celebrates its 25th anniversary on 3rd October. The one-day festival, which is focusing on the theme of truth, sees... More >