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Friday Five: Inspiring Biographies

This Friday, we’ve got a diverse selection of biographies, from singers to scientists, to inspire you

Not-So-Blue Monday: Comics to Cheer You Up

Blue Monday: the most depressing day of the year. Lucky for you, we’ve got comics to bring a smile to your face.

The Best UK Comedies on Indieflix

Check out our hilarious comedies on Indieflix, a streaming service available to library members

A A Milne: Author Profile

A A Milne is best known for creating Winnie the Pooh, but there was much more to this writer’s story than the hunny-loving bear

Be Your Best Self: Audiobooks for self-improvement

Make 2017 the year you work on self-improvement, whether that’s your confidence, your creativity or your public speaking

Jump Start Your Career This New Year

The New Year is the perfect time to refocus on your goals and achieve your dreams. We’ve got brilliant resources to help further your career

East to West: Films which explore UK and South Asian links

There is a long and rich history of films which explore the ties between the UK and South Asia. Here, we take a look at a few of the best

New Year New You: Hobbies to try in 2017

If you’re turning over a new leaf for 2017 but are a bit stuck for ideas on exactly how, try one of these fun hobbies this year!

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The Best Bedtime Stories for Kids

Having stories read at bedtime is a rite of passage for young children across the world. Here, we’ve put together some favourites

Fantasy Fiction

The new Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One has just been released. To celebrate, we take a look at some of the best fantasy fiction out there

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Film Adaptations of Children’s Books You Need to See

It’s been ten years since the live action film of the classic children’s novel, Charlotte’s Web was released. We take a look at the best adaptations film adaptations of children’s books


I Wanna Be A Billionaire

Information is Beautiful’s map of what each country is best at shows the UK is brilliant at creating billionaires. Take a look at our guide to making your millions.

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Grab the Tissues: it’s the Best Romantic Audiobooks

Audiobooks are the perfect way to enjoy romance novels. We’ve put together a list of some of the most heart-wrenching audiobooks out there

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Top 10 Modern Classics to Read Before You’re 10

The books we read as children are often the books that stay with us for life. In keeping with our Children’s Book Week celebrations, here are the best books for kids under ten to get stuck into...

From Outer Space

The Sci-Fi Books That Will Propel You Into Another Galaxy

We’ve selected the best science fiction in our catalogues for you to get stuck into

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