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South West Reading Passport 2014


1 October 2014 to 30 December 2014. 

Pick up your reading passport from a Cornwall branch library this autumn. Four ‘worlds’ have been selected to reflect different genres of writing and readers will be taken on a journey through the macabre mixed with bittersweet romance via sci-fi with a twist and settling back with a poem or two.  Reading passport additional reading lists: future worlds, lyrical worlds, world of darkness, world of passion.

This year’s Reading passport project is bigger than ever with free events with authors at libraries. Four featured writers, Patrick Gale, Adam Nevill, Gareth L Powell and Julia Copus will bring the Reading Passport to life, visiting libraries to meet readers through public talks and workshops to support the Reading Passport content and www.readingpassport.org.  The Reading Passport project supports library membership and writers by offering an innovative and engaging way to encourage readers to explore a wider range of reading for pleasure.  

Friday 31 October 10.30am - Newquay Library

Pull back the cobwebs to discover…spooky spiders, petrifying pumpkins, gruesome games and much more!

Join us for a bone-chilling morning. 

Tickets: £1.00 per child - dress your scariest!

Thursday 6 November at 7pm - Truro Community Library.

In France the influence of Cezanne, Matisse and Picasso and others were breaking new artistic ground. Meanwhile here in Britain a group of artists, writers and designers were experimenting with life, art and literature. They were known as ‘The Bloomsbury Group’. Rachel Miles will explore their experiment and discuss their influence on British modernism.

Talk starts at 7pm, ticket price: £5 Talk only (Please buy talk tickets in advance from the enquiry desk).  £10 to include a pre-talk supper to be served at the Flying Aubergine Café from 5pm please buy this combined ticket at the café

Saturday 1 November from 10:30am-1pm at Truro Community Library.

Do you think you might be dyslexic?  Do you think that a family member might be dyslexic?  Are you dyslexic and looking for information and advice?
Would you like to find out what is out there to help you?  Come along to find out more.

Tuesday 18 November 1pm-3pm at Penzance Library

Come along to a drop-in session where you will be very welcome to speak to representatives from the NHS and various community groups. This is aimed at anyone who would like to improve their physical and mental well-being. Please come along!

If you're thinking about improving your reading or would like to read more, then the Six Book Challenge is for you.  You are invited to choose six reads, review them and enter prize draws. Run by The Reading Agency to build your reading confidence and literacy skills.  Just ask about the six book challenge in your local library.


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