Michelle Storton, Education Officer for Manx Birdlife will be here TODAY (Friday 16th February) from 9am – 11am for a special drop-in session with a nest box display, information and quizzes. To celebrate National Nest Box Week! ... See MoreSee Less
This week we’ve chosen The Children Act by Ian McEwan. Fiona Maye, a leading High Court judge, renowned for her fierce intelligence and sensitivity is called on to try an urgent case. For religious reasons, a seventeen-year-old boy is refusing the medical treatment that could save his life. Time is running out.
She visits the boy in hospital – an encounter which stirs long-buried feelings in her and powerful new emotions in the boy. But it is Fiona who must ultimately decide whether he lives or dies and her judgement will have momentous consequences for them both.
The 2017 film directed by Richard Eyre starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead is based on the novel. We have a copy of The Children Act Winter available to borrow from the library. This week’s pick is sponsored by Oshin the library mascot! ... See MoreSee Less
Scorched earth by David Mark Folk by Zoe Gilbert A long way from home by Peter Carey The mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar House of secrets by Virginia Andrews Believe in me by Susan Lewis The shout by Stephen Leather Trying by Emily Phillips Ambulance girls under fire by Deborah Burrows This could change everything by Jill Mansell The beach wedding by Dorothy Koomson Clean break by Tammy Cohen Cut off by Mark Billingham The great Cornish getaway by Fern Britton Inspector Chopra and the million dollar motor car by Vaseem Khan Six foot six by Kit De Waal That girl by Kate Kerrigan Like lions by Brian Panowich Sisters of gold by Annie Murray The wicked cometh by Laura Carlin The great alone by Kristin Hannah The queen of bloody everything by Joanna Nadin The only story by Julian Barnes The melody by Jim Crace Dark in death by J.D. Robb Greyfriars house by Emma Fraser The confession by Jo Spain Once a pilgrim by James Deegan Elysium fire by Alastair Reynolds Need to know by Karen Cleveland The wives’ revenge by Lindsey Hutchinson Scourge of wolves by David Gilman Secrets of the East End Angels by Rosie Hendry
The shipbuilder’s daughter by Emma Fraser Blackwater by James Henry Paper hearts and summer kisses by Carole Matthews
What’s up, penguin? Art What’s up, crocodile? Sport What’s up, tiger? Food What’s up, fox? Dressing up
Sometime on the line by Sara Goodwins
Still waters by Katie Flynn One kind man by Anna Jacobs With a kiss and a prayer by Ellie Dean ... See MoreSee Less
One in six adults of working age in the UK find reading difficult and may never pick up a book. People's reasons for not reading are varied: some people say they find books intimidating, that they struggle to find the time or that books are difficult or boring.
Quick Reads sets out to challenge these beliefs and to show that books and reading can be for everyone. Each year we commission big name authors to write short books that are specifically designed to be easy to read. They are the same as mainstream books in most respects but are simply shorter and easier to tackle for adults who are less confident in their reading skills. The books are then sold through major retailers and online booksellers, or loaned from libraries.
Quick Reads is making real, lasting changes to people's lives. Since 2006, 4.8 million books have been distributed through the initiative, 3 million library loans have been registered and through outreach work hundreds of thousands of new readers each year have been introduced to the joys and benefits of reading. Quick Reads is a unique collaboration and we are very grateful for the support of everyone involved. ... See MoreSee Less