Lots on offer in your local library this October

It’s a busy month in West Sussex libraries throughout October.


Release date: 2 September 2018

It’s a busy month in West Sussex libraries throughout October.

Libraries Week takes place from October 8 to 13 with a number of special events being held including:

Southwick Library:

The Women’s Land Army in World War 1, Millicent Fawcett & Women’s Suffrage, 1918 - Friday 5 October at 2pm

Morag Charlwood and Lucinda Fox from Shoreham WordFest will discuss the importance of the work of Millicent Fawcett on Rights for Women and the linked role of The Women’s Land Army.

Worthing Library:

Beyond Tomorrow - Life after a Bereavement – Wednesday 10 October at 11am

This World Mental Health Day join Judy Carole Kauffmann, author of The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement as she discusses her book.

Shoreham Library:

The Recovery Letters – Thursday 11 October at 7pm

A talk by counsellor James Whitely who writes and speaks publically about his personal experiences of depression.

Sophy Henn book signing - Saturday 13 October from 10:30am to 11:30am

A free event for children aged 4-7 years. There will be stories, drawing, cutting and sticking and a book signing with author / illustrator Sophy Henn.

Activities across the county:

Residents are also invited to try the regular activities offered by libraries including knit and natter and board games groups.

There will then be opportunities during Get Online Week (15 – 21 October) to find out more about the digital services offered by libraries.

Drop in sessions are taking place to help visitors use the free eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines and eNewspapers. Contact your local library to book a place.

Throughout the month each library will be displaying books that members of staff have recommended.

Reading groups will come together at Horsham Library to discuss the Man Booker Prize for Fiction nominated titles.

Author Isabel Ashdown is also hosting an exclusive ‘big read’ event at Bognor Library giving reading group members the opportunity to talk to her about her latest novel Beautiful Liars.

Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “Our libraries are wonderful, community spaces which are enjoyed by people of all ages.

“I would encourage as many residents as possible to visit their local library in October and make the most of these events.”

More information regarding Talk about Reading can be found here

For a full list of West Sussex Library events and ticket information visit here 

A full list of West Sussex Libraries visit can be found here

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