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Book Sale!

Hello Everyone!

 

Save the date 27 October Friday 2pm-4pm – Huge Book Sale hosted by Bream Library.

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Amazing news! Bream Community Library wins the David Vaisey Prize!

It was announced on Twitter about a half hour ago that Bream Community Library has won the David Vaisey Prize. I nearly choked on my coffee in my excitement!

Here is one of our volunteers Jim Robertson with the David Vaisey Judge Anne Robinson and  Alan Bennett.

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From left to right – Anne Robinson, Alan Bennett and Jim Robertson

Bream Community Library was shortlisted for our ‘imaginative initiative to increase the number of children to visit the library.’ According to the David Vaisey website [http://davidvaiseyprize.co.uk/latest-news/] We run a regular LEGO club where children build LEGO projects and gain inspiration from LEGO books which they read with their parents.

Jim Robertson and Craig Tait run the LEGO Build club every Thursday between 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the library. Pic 1

Huge well done to all the volunteers who make Build Club such a success, none of this would have been possible without you!

Thank you David Vaisey for this incredible honour, we are humbled and inspired to do even more!

Bream Reading Club Reviews Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson

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Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson

Total stars out of 5: 3.5

All the members were really entranced with the lyrical language. Once we had started reading we couldn’t put the book down.  We also agreed the beginning of the book was far better than the rest. There was humour, good dialogue, and we could relate to the characters and their story and feel invested in the story of Silver.

Some excellent thoughts from one of our members:

“The book itself is told with multiple stories, the reader has to get used to popping from tale to tale, from old sea legends to the exploits of a bigamous Victorian clergyman and Silver’s own story of a displaced child growing into confused womanhood, with problems if her own.

Another theme that runs parallel to the story telling is that of light and darkness. ‘Darkness is a presence. I learned to see in it…’ (pg20). Silver learns to see thought the figurative darkness of her situation and the real darkness of her surroundings, just as Pew has coped with his blindness.

Stories are also linked to the theme of light ‘…it was soon discovered that every light had a story – no, every light was a story, and the flashes themselves were stories going out over the waves, as markers and guides and comfort and warning.’ (pg41)

Silver herself makes sense of her own life by telling it as story – Pew told her. ‘…if you can tell yourself like a story, it doesn’t seem so bad.’ (pg27)

Winterson’s prose is an absolute delight and anyone who has lived in close proximity if the sea will understand the rhythmic power of the lighthouse beam, turning, searching, and reaching out to hose seeking safe harbour.”

When the lighthouse was earmarked for automation it was like Silver was cast adrift and you could feel it in the vagueness of her story from then on. Not having the lighthouse as her anchor she didn’t know how to interact with the ‘normal’ world. Silver appears to be amoral, she does things that are ‘wrong’ but she simply doesn’t see it that way. Stealing a parrot and stalking a librarian. She spends some time in a mental institution thought we are not giving details as to what the doctors actually thought was troubling her, or how long she spent there.

I personally didn’t like the part about the librarian not being entirely helpful to Silver, even though all she wanted was to read a book. Silver didn’t feel welcomed in the library and I felt outraged on her behalf. The conclusion of Silver’s story takes her back to the lighthouse where she essentially breaks in to recapture her past or find some closure as her life has been ‘all over the place’ since she left the security of the lighthouse.

#GetOnlineWeek #try1thing

2 -8 October is Get Online Week. Come to the library and we will help you Get Online!

 

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Summer Reading Challenge Prize Giving with Shoo Rayner

The weather played along nicely and we were able to enjoy it outside in the library garden. Shoo Rayner drew pictures, read from one of his books, entertaining the kids wonderfully. Then it was straight into presenting the Completers certificates and medals. A lovely afternoon was had by all. A massive thank you to Shoo Rayner for making it such a success!

Prizegiving. Shoo Rayner Full poster

Test your Super Senses!

Fun was had by all trying out the puzzles. Using their sight with optical illusions, hearing with different sounds and a smell test!

New Build Club Challenge – ‘Can You Dig It?’

Calling our Build Club members!

New competition has begun. It’s called ‘Can You Dig it?’

You will be building this monster Excavator – but there is a twist! The parents can help build and by taking out books for themselves they can give their child a bonus point.

Don’t miss out next Thursday, oh and please bring empty ice-cream tubs…🙂

Summer Reading Challenge – Animal Mysteries!

Come join us for our Animal Mysteries Event on the 11 August at 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm.

The Story Traveller will be making an appearance! Bill Church will be telling some animal stories.

 

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