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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.

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How to Read Dragonese

14/11/2019

Dragons remain a perennial literary favourite, and the popularity of George R R Martin's Game of Thrones series (10462 and 10463) shows it's not... More >

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Hauntingly Good Audiobooks

30/10/2019

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 >

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Black History Month: Andrea Levy, a Tribute

25/10/2019

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 >

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October is Black History Month

14/10/2019

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

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Book To The Future: Top picks for Libraries Week

11/10/2019

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 >

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How audiobooks began

09/10/2019

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 >

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Today is National Poetry Day!

03/10/2019

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 >

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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 >

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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 >