Treads at Blandford Library

ebooks and audio books

Treads is a friendly and safe place young people aged 12 to 19 years old can come to for advice or support you may need. This could be anything from money worries, bullying, exam stresses or sexual health advice…..

We will be at Blandford library 2 April, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Pop in to grab a leaflet and ask any questions about what we do.

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New Reading Group at Swanage Library

Come along to the first meeting of Swanage Library Reading Group, Wednesday 9 January, 10.30am – 11.30am.

The aim is to establish a group of like-minded people, whose pleasure in books will be a common link.

There will be discussions and contributions from the group, with fun and stimulating conversation along the way.

Why not come along to this new venture, and be part of the Swanage Reading Group?

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Top 20 fiction and non fiction books November

top fiction and non fiction November

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Sign up for the Young Writers Squad

Published writer Sue Ashby will be leading a young writers workshop for 11-14 year olds at Blandford Library.

The workshops will run on a fortnightly basis, commencing on Saturday 17 November from 10.30 am – 12.30pm.

To reserve a free place contact Blandford Library: 01258 452075

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Nell Leyshon at Highcliffe Library

Dorset Library Service and the Friends of Christchurch Libraries invite you to meet Dorset based novelist and playwright Nell Leyshon, 22 November, 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm at Highcliffe Library.

Nell is the author of ‘Black Dirt’, ‘Devotion’ and ‘The Colour of Milk’ amongst other titles.

She will read from one of her books and talk about her personal experience of writing.

Tickets: Friends £1.00, Non-Members £2.00 are available from Highcliffe Library, tel: 01425 272202.

Numbers limited. Booking and paying for in advance recommended as entry on the day cannot be guaranteed.

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Free Writing Workshop at Bridport Library

Join us for a Writing Wokshop with Rosie Jackson on Thursday 15 November at Bridport Library, 10am-1pm.

Learn how to write short stories and get tips for making your writing vibrant and compelling. Get inspired!

Workshops are free but places are limited. To book your space email:

Get free advice on your writing project at Bridport Library

Rosie Jackson will be holding a writers surgery on Friday  9 November from 10am – 12.30pm and from 1.30 – 4.00pm.

Bring your poetry/  writing with you.  The advice is free but spaces are limited.

To book a place email :

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Verwood Library calling interested volunteers

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer in your local community?

If so, come along to Verwood Library and meet Ken Brearley who works for the Dorset Volunteer Centre to see what opportunities are available.

 Tuesday 13November, 10am – 12 pm 

 Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new friends, provide you with a new interest and enhance your life.

 For more details contact Verwood Library on 01202 822972.

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