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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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World War One Centenary 1918 - 2018


This coming Remembrance Sunday is especially significant as it marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and provides us with... More >

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Ramyana: An Ancient Indian Epic


Wednesday 7th November 2018 marks the beginning of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights which celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is... More >

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In Your Pocket and Calibre


RealSAM is excited to announce the release of the Calibre Audio Library on In Your Pocket, the world's first totally voice operated smart phone and... More >

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Halloween Hauntings


Scare yourself silly with a spooky story from the Calibre Library this Halloween! One book that's causing a stir amongst TV fans is The Haunting... More >

Black History Month 2018

Black History Month


In the UK Black History Month takes place in October. The aim is to celebrate the achievements and contributions of members of the black community... More >

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Books to Make You Feel Good


As we come towards the end of celebrating Libraries Week we are looking at some books in Calibre's Audio Library that feature communities coming... More >

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World Sight Day: Book Groups


We are just over half way into Libraries Week but today we are also acknowledging World Sight Day. This is an annual event which aims to focus... More >

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Wellbeing: Walking and nature


Walking and spending time in the natural environment have both been cited as ways of promoting all sorts of positive health outcomes from easing... More >

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Non-Fiction Books on Wellbeing


On day two of Libraries Week we are taking a look at some of the non-fiction titles that we have in the library that promote the theme of... More >

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Libraries Week: Wellbeing singing and music


This week we are acknowledging Libraries Week running from 8th to 13th October. This is an annual celebration showcasing library services around... More >