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Libraries in lockdown: What does community engagement look like?

Library staff are no strangers to a challenge. When it was announced in mid-March that library buildings would close for the foreseeable future, our brilliant colleague Gill sprang into action immediately and live streamed her scheduled Storytime via Facebook before … Continue reading

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Experiences of an American library volunteer

One of our brilliant library volunteers, Peter, took time out during this very difficult time to write the following piece sharing his own personal experience of volunteering for Brighton and Hove library services.  Read his touching and eloquent story below: … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Challenge themed top 10 books

Hello Everyone, Carlos here. With the Summer Reading Challenge theme being Space Chase, I have decided to look at the interstellar and cosmic books at the library.   10. Star Wars character encyclopedia by Simon Beecroft- Now with an updated … Continue reading

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Brighton Library Music Club talks 2019

Our latest music talk, Pink Floyd Brighton ’72, is now available to listen to on Mixcloud https://www.mixcloud.com/BHLibraries/julia-pink-floyd-roadie-in-conversation-with-francis-brighton-library-staff/ Hear the full interview with Julia Trangmar, who worked all of the Brighton 1972 shows (The first “Eclipse” Dark side of the Moon … Continue reading

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Hollingdean – Library Access Point Launch

On Thursday 1st August several members of library staff (and Spider-Man) headed over to Hollingdean Community Centre to launch the all new Library Access Point. Situated in one corner of the hall, this space is available for the community to … Continue reading

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Angels in Our City

On Saturday 3rd November, the awards ceremony for the Angels in Our City competition took place in Jubilee Library. The competition to create an angel, either an image or a piece of writing, to represent Brighton & Hove in all … Continue reading

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Visitors from Sweden

During October 2018, a group of women from Sweden visited Brighton & Hove to find out more about how we help newcomers to the city to integrate into our community. The Swedish organisations represented were: SV (Studieforbundet Vuxenskolan,https://www.sv.se/en/this-is-sv )  SV was founded in … Continue reading

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Your Face In This Space! Exciting new art commission at Hove library…

The recent refurbishment at Hove library left the newly painted walls of the Children’s section crying out for a new artwork. We have an exciting project happening this November: illustrator and ex-Laureate Chris Riddell is obliging us with a brand … Continue reading

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Silver Arts Award photography – My Jubilee Library exhibition

By Evie Harnden At the moment I am doing my Silver Arts Award, part of the criteria is arts leadership, which is why I had an exhibition at Jubilee Library. I chose 10 photos to be on the wall of … Continue reading

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A young Volunteer writes – British Comics blog 15 08 2018

Hello Everyone, Carlos here. In celebration of the Beano theme this year, I thought I’d highlight some of the most interesting British comics to have been released in recent years.     6. Corpse Talk by Adam Murphy- Serialised in … Continue reading

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