News from library authorities:
BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN
Blackburn news, Feb 2013
Gordon Simms, author of 'Downhill to the Sea', a collection of poems, visited Blackburn library on 14 November and gave a reading of his work, followed by a mini-writing workshop.
The library hosted a mini film festival later in November as part of the Future Shorts international festival. An eclectic mix programme of 6 award-winning short films was screened and proved to be very popular.
Steve Williams gave a very moving talk entitled 'A mother's tears' on 23 January. He viewed the First World War through the writings and experiences of a number of local women, some of whom lost all the men in their family to the fighting.
The Learners' reading club continues to meet each month. Members choose a different theme each month read their own work, related to the theme, out loud.
On National Libraries Day, Company of Fools bestowed a festive air on Blackburn and Darwen libraries as they demonstrated their balloon modelling and circus skills. We also ran a prize draw for everyone who borrowed three or more items and four lucky people each won a £20 book token.
For more information contactGeraldine Wilson Tel: 01254 661 221