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Our next ‘Reading Allowed’* event …

* pun intended If you were at last year’s ‘Woman In Black‘ series of events, we hope you won’t need persuading to come to our next outing … First-timers will find a fun, informal and friendly evening, where we aim

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Open Evening Update: Mr. Guerrero gets Scrabbled

Last week’s Open Evening saw me take on the world (as I like to do, occasionally) at Scrabble.  I mean, what could possibly go wrong, playing a bunch of Year 5 and 6 pupils?  Right?

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Things That Go Bump In The … Library

It was a dark and blustery night in October.  The wind howled as it sent the clouds racing across the moon’s unhappy scowl, and the trees lost their leaves as they shook their fists at the young children passing by …

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Welcome to English: Open Evening activities

We’re very much looking forward to seeing you all later today at our Open Evening. So, what have we got in store for you?  Here’s just a taste of the things you can do …

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Literary Anniversaries: 16 September

Today, we can sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Julia Donaldson, born in 1948.

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Quote of the day: Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett is a best-selling novelist probably best known for the Orange Award prize-winning, Bel Canto, which tells the story of the interactions between terrorists and their hostages.  It sounds like a brilliant premise for a novel. When all the

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Forthcoming Events at Barrow Library

Barrow Central Library have a number of exciting events lined up for September … Now’s a good time for you to look at September’s Calendar on the blog, but details of a couple of favourite events appear below …  I

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Syria’s Secret Library

When a place has been besieged for years and hunger stalks the streets, you might have thought people would have little interest in books. But enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with volumes rescued from bombed buildings – and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.

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Ulverston Book Club: Wednesday 20 July, 7:00pm

Just a reminder about this week’s Ulverston Book Club event.  In doing so, I am of course breaking the first rule of Book Club (ask Mr. Stubbert about this) …

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Summer Reading Lists for KS3

Personally, I absolutely love reading lists.  Partly because I so rarely agree with them: they’re almost designed to provoke a response from me along the lines of:  “What?  What!  How could you forget to include …?”  Indignation fights with excitement at

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