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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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New Collection of Stories for Younger Readers

21/09/2018

We are pleased to announce a new collection of audio animated stories to Calibre's library produced by an organisation called 'Seeing the Sound',... More >

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National Eye Health Week

19/09/2018

National Eye Health Week is a yearly campaign that promotes the importance of eye health and encourages people to get their eyes tested so that any... More >

Roald Dahl Day 2018

Roald Dahl Day 2018

13/09/2018

On hearing that today is Roald Dahl Day, I put down my morning cup of frobscottle, took a bite of my snozzberry bar and started pondering my... More >

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair Adapted for Television

31/08/2018

Vanity Fair is once again being adapted to appear on television this autumn. William Makepeace Thackeray's English drama originally appeared as... More >

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Cool Reads

28/08/2018

After highlighting some books in the library that fit in with this year's hot summer, it's time to point out some titles to bring down the... More >

The Children Act

Star Cast Brings Ian McEwan’s Book to Life on Film

23/08/2018

Ian McEwan's book "The Children Act" is due to be released in cinemas this week with Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci in the leading roles. Emma... More >

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Hot Reads

17/08/2018

As we had a prolonged hot spell this summer we thought we'd highlight some books in the library with plots or titles that reflect the heat we have... More >

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The Further Adventures of Wizzy the Wheelchair

31/07/2018

Calibre was recently invited to attend the launch of the children's book Wizzy and the Seaside Adventure by author Anthony Ridgeway, who is a... More >

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Alzheimer’s and Audio books

27/07/2018

Audio books can be a valuable resource as dementia progresses, providing access to hobbies and interests as cognition diminishes and ensuring those... More >

In Your Pocket

Increasing Accessibility with a new way to receive Calibre books

25/07/2018

The Calibre team are always keen to open up as many channels as possible for existing and potential members to listen to our range of over 10,500... More >