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HBN LIBRARY PICK OF THE WEEK

This week we’ve chosen Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.

Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning ‘Americanah’ is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today’s globalized world.

In 2014, it was announced that David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o would star in a film adaptation of the novel, to be produced by Brad Pitt and his production company Plan B.

We have a copy of Americanah available to borrow from the library.This week’s pick is sponsored by Oshin the library mascot!
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HBN LIBRARY PICK OF THE WEEK

This week we’ve chosen Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. As teenagers in Lagos, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are fleeing the country if they can. The self-assured Ifemelu departs for America. There she suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London.

Thirteen years later, Obinze is a wealthy man in a newly democratic Nigeria, while Ifemelu has achieved success as a blogger. But after so long apart and so many changes, will they find the courage to meet again, face to face?

Fearless, gripping, spanning three continents and numerous lives, the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning ‘Americanah’ is a richly told story of love and expectation set in today’s globalized world.

In 2014, it was announced that David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong’o would star in a film adaptation of the novel, to be produced by Brad Pitt and his production company Plan B.

We have a copy of Americanah available to borrow from the library.This week’s pick is sponsored by Oshin the library mascot!

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The Henry Bloom Noble Library

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Huge congratulations to Mandy who won our book basket raffle! 😄📚 ... See MoreSee Less

Huge congratulations to Mandy who won our book basket raffle! 😄📚

Huge congratulations to Nick who won our book title quiz! The prize was The Brilliant Reading Rest 😄📚 ... See MoreSee Less

Huge congratulations to Nick who won our book title quiz! The prize was The Brilliant Reading Rest 😄📚

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The Henry Bloom Noble Library

Thank you so much to everyone who got involved in all of our activities for Libraries Week last week!

We had some amazing feedback as you can see which has warmed our hearts.

We also had lots of people telling us their favourite books. For the children the stand out authors were: J.K. Rowling, David Walliams, Roald Dahl, Francesca Simon, Julia Donaldson and Dr Seuss. We had such a mixture with the adults but some titles included: The Bible, Jurassic Park, The Hobbit, Angels and Demons, To Kill a Mockingbird and Life on Earth.

We have drawn the raffle tickets and picked winners from the quiz and hunt the characters, we’re just in the process of contacting the winners so watch this space to find out who they are!
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New in at the library this week:

Adult Fiction:

Origin by Dan Brown
Snow angel by Elizabeth Gill
Bluebird bluebird by Attica Locke
The other woman by Laura Wilson
The zealot’s bones by D.M Mark
The widow’s promise by Jennie Felton
False lights by K.J Whittaker
The Mitford murders by Jessica Fellows
The red-haired woman by Orhan Pamuk
Smoke by Dan Vyleta
Things a bright girl can do by Sally Nicholls

Adult Nonfiction:

The complete idiot’s guide to sailing by Diane Selkirk
Ronnie Wood Artist
Ukulele for dummies by Alistair Wood
Body positive power by Megan Jayne Crabbe
The not so subtle art of being a fat girl by Tess Holliday
A new model by Ashley Graham

Children’s:

Luna loves library day by Joseph Cohen & Fiona Lumbers
Michael Rosen’s sad book by Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake
Grandma forgets by Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston
Ottoline goes to school by Chris Riddell
Elspeth Hart and the perilous voyage by Sarah Forbes
Ruby Redfort: feel the fear by Lauren Child

Manx Collection:

Manx Tholtans volume 2 by Ray Kelly
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New in at the library this week:

Adult Fiction:

Origin by Dan Brown
Snow angel by Elizabeth Gill
Bluebird bluebird by Attica Locke
The other woman by Laura Wilson
The zealot’s bones by D.M Mark
The widow’s promise by Jennie Felton
False lights by K.J Whittaker
The Mitford murders by Jessica Fellows
The red-haired woman by Orhan Pamuk
Smoke by Dan Vyleta
Things a bright girl can do by Sally Nicholls

Adult Nonfiction:

The complete idiot’s guide to sailing by Diane Selkirk
Ronnie Wood Artist
Ukulele for dummies by Alistair Wood
Body positive power by Megan Jayne Crabbe
The not so subtle art of being a fat girl by Tess Holliday
A new model by Ashley Graham

Children’s:

Luna loves library day by Joseph Cohen & Fiona Lumbers
Michael Rosen’s sad book by Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake
Grandma forgets by Paul Russell & Nicky Johnston
Ottoline goes to school by Chris Riddell
Elspeth Hart and the perilous voyage by Sarah Forbes
Ruby Redfort: feel the fear by Lauren Child

Manx Collection:

Manx Tholtans volume 2 by Ray Kelly

Today is the last day to join in our celebrations for #librariesweek...we have cupcakes! 😄📚🍰 ... See MoreSee Less

Today is the last day to join in our celebrations for #librariesweek...we have cupcakes! 😄📚🍰

We had a fantastic evening listening to Short Tales of Wow and Awesomeness from the group Short Stories and Ludicrous Tales.

Thank you to all of the performers for the wonderful library anecdotes and readings and to everyone who came to enjoy the evening with us. #librariesweek
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We had a fantastic evening listening to Short Tales of Wow and Awesomeness from the group Short Stories and Ludicrous Tales. 

Thank you to all of the performers for the wonderful library anecdotes and readings and to everyone who came to enjoy the evening with us. #librariesweek

We're having a creepy craft session on Hop Tu Naa, get your free tickets now! ... See MoreSee Less

Were having a creepy craft session on Hop Tu Naa, get your free tickets now!

Our new website is live!!!!

Please check it out by clicking: douglaslibrary.im
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Our new website is live!!!! 

Please check it out by clicking: http://douglaslibrary.im

 

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Just been on your website and it looks lovely, very fresh looking, nice bright icons to click on and the photos are lovely, job well done. Sue 😊📚💽💻🖨

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