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Thank you to Michelle Storton, Education Officer for Manx BirdLife who was at the library yesterday for a special drop-in session to celebrate National Nest Box Week! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Michelle Storton, Education Officer for Manx BirdLife who was at the library yesterday for a special drop-in session to celebrate National Nest Box Week!

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

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!

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We had a fantastic time at our Lucky Dip workshop yesterday! Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed it with us 😄 ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us for a special Paddington Bear pre-school Story Time on World Book Day, Thursday 1st March! ... See MoreSee Less

Please join us for a special Paddington Bear pre-school Story Time on World Book Day, Thursday 1st March!

 

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Happy Valentines Day!

HBN LIBRARY PICK OF THE WEEK

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!
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HBN LIBRARY PICK OF THE WEEK

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!

 

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Enjoyed the dilemma running through this book. Great read.

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14th – 21st February is National Nest Box Week!

Michelle Storton, Education Officer for Manx Birdlife will be here on Friday 16th February from 9am – 11am for a special drop-in session with a nest box display, information and quizzes.

Please come and join us!
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14th – 21st February is National Nest Box Week!

Michelle Storton, Education Officer for Manx Birdlife will be here on Friday 16th February from 9am – 11am for a special drop-in session with a nest box display, information and quizzes.

Please come and join us!

New in at the library this week:

Adult Fiction:

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

Large print:

The shipbuilder’s daughter by Emma Fraser
Blackwater by James Henry
Paper hearts and summer kisses by Carole Matthews

Children’s:

What’s up, penguin? Art
What’s up, crocodile? Sport
What’s up, tiger? Food
What’s up, fox? Dressing up

Manx Collection:

Sometime on the line by Sara Goodwins

Audio:

Still waters by Katie Flynn
One kind man by Anna Jacobs
With a kiss and a prayer by Ellie Dean
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New in at the library this week:

Adult Fiction:
 
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

Large print: 
 
The shipbuilder’s daughter by Emma Fraser
Blackwater by James Henry
Paper hearts and summer kisses by Carole Matthews

Children’s:

What’s up, penguin? Art
What’s up, crocodile? Sport
What’s up, tiger? Food
What’s up, fox? Dressing up

Manx Collection:

Sometime on the line by Sara Goodwins

Audio:

Still waters by Katie Flynn
One kind man by Anna Jacobs
With a kiss and a prayer by Ellie Dean

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.
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One in six adults of working age in the UK find reading difficult and may never pick up a book. Peoples 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 peoples 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.

It’s been a while since we did a #bookfacefriday! 😄📚 ... See MoreSee Less

It’s been a while since we did a #bookfacefriday! 😄📚
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