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Library A to Z and Book Week Scotland

13 Oct

Something that might be worth discussing at Library Camp Glasgow? Particularly Library A to Z.

23 Librarians - and counting!

Here are two, important library-related events coming up in November.

LIbrary A to Z Library A to Z  is a campaign, created by Gary Green and Andrew Walsh, that has produced a visual A to Z celebrating the wide-range of services, resources and facilities that make libraries so fantastic. Via Kickstarter funding, Gary and Andrew commissioned full colour images from freelance illustrator Josh Filhol to depict the words that reflect the great work, activities and values of libraries. These illustrations are the basis for a range of promotional and advocacy materials including posters, cards and a full colour book. As well as the illustrated library alphabet, the book also includes quotes from library users and a chapter about the positive impacts of libraries.

Library A to Z launches during the week 17-22 November, when packs, including copies of the books and other material, will be sent to local, national and international politicians. The aim of this action is to highlight the continued…

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#GLTU11 – Books and Bhoona

2 Dec

As part of this year’s Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust encouraged everyone to organise their own Big Book Bash. GLTU obliged with Books and Bhoona on Friday 29th November – though having reached the giddy heights of 8 possibles, then settled down with 5 on the night, this book bash turned out to be on the small side.

The idea was to enjoy a curry together (which we did at Charcoals on Renfield Street) along with a mystery book swap. Everyone brought a book they had enjoyed, wrapped up with a note as to why they had picked it. At the end of the night we swapped books and everyone went home with something new to read. I’m hoping that we might all feel encouraged, maybe after Christmas, to add our thoughts to those of the donor and produce some reviews for this blog.

The books were:

  1. John Fowles French Lieutenant’s Woman
  2. Michelle Magorian Goodnight Mr Tom
  3. Alberto Manguel The Library at Night
  4. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  5. Amy Tan The Bonesetter’s Daughter

Watch this space!

 

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