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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.

countryside agriculture

Wellbeing: Walking and nature

04/09/2019

With the summer drawing to a close and the hustle and bustle of preparing for the months ahead, we thought it was the ideal time to revisit some of... More >

Lego library competition

Competition: Build your own LEGO library

15/08/2019

This year in Libraries Week, CILIP is running a competition in libraries across the UK inviting young people to get creative and build their... More >

Wizzy the Animal Whisperer

Let's Get Wizzy

12/08/2019

Interview with Author and Calibre Member Anthony Ridgway By Emma Scott Calibre member Anthony Ridgway doesn't just enjoy listening to books he... More >

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The Sounds of Space

26/07/2019

To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this year the BBC Proms has included space amongst the themes of the world-famous classical music... More >

summer

Summer Read Recommendations

22/07/2019

We asked everyone round the office at Calibre if they would suggest some of their favourite summer reads, either because they read it on holiday or... More >

First Night of the Proms 2019

First Night of the Proms 2019

18/07/2019

This year, the First Night of the Proms is on Friday the 19th July, heralding an eight-week programme of daily music concerts centred at the Royal... More >

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Books: Member Recommends…

08/07/2019

It's always fantastic to hear from our members and any book recommendations they wish to share with others. This month one member called Calibre to... More >

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Audiobooks for a happier and healthier life

27/06/2019

Reading books has many health benefits; from reducing stress and helping to combat memory loss, to boosting mental health. Books provide us with... More >

National Reading Group Day 2019

National Reading Group Day

12/06/2019

National Reading Group Day is run by The Reading Agency, in partnership with the Booksellers Association and takes place on Saturday 15th June in... More >

gramophone

The Industry of Human Happiness

10/06/2019

Continuing the Make a Noise in Libraries theme of 'getting connected' it seems fitting to look at a novel about the early days of the music... More >