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Young people urged to put pen to paper in Poetry Competition

Young people from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being invited to put pen to paper in an exciting poetry competition. The competition is being organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Library Service and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Young Poet Laurate, 16-year-old Isobel Horsley. Teenagers need to write their own original poem and take a photograph to go with it with the ...

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An Audience ‘Without’ Alan Bennett at Stafford library

an empty chair

Theatre-goers across Staffordshire are being invited to an exciting virtual author event about world famous playwright Alan Bennett at Stafford library. Stafford’s new £1m Library is one of 20 libraries selected from across the country to take part in the ‘An Audience Without Alan Bennett’ on Wednesday 30th November. The authorless evening will celebrate the work of the dramatist and ...

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People urged to have their say on their local library service

Library users from across the county are being encouraged to take part in a national survey about libraries. The Adult Public Library Users Survey (PLUS) takes place every three years and now Staffordshire County Council wants to hear what people think about their local library. The survey is available in 15 Staffordshire libraries and will be carried out over two ...

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Drop-in events offer glimpse of new Lichfield Library

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People in Lichfield are being given the chance to see early plans for the city’s new library at two special drop-in events. The information events on 10 November will give everyone an early opportunity to see for themselves how plans are progressing to create a vibrant, fully accessible and first-class library and new history access point within a revitalised St. Mary’s ...

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Call for budding Staffordshire poets to celebrate where they live

Bert Flitcroft in library

Undiscovered writers are being encouraged to bring out their inner bard and write a poem about where they live. The call comes as part of a new series of workshops organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Library Service being presented by Staffordshire’s Poet Laureate, Bert Flitcroft. Called ‘So this is where we live,’ the workshops will show people how much fun ...

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Blythe Bridge library open day to showcase services and reveal new name

Gill Heath

People are being invited to a celebration event to showcase the services and activities available at Blythe Bridge library on Saturday 8 October. The library, which is run by a dedicated team of volunteers from The Care and Fun Club charity, are also celebrating their 10th anniversary. As well as the chance to meet volunteers at the library and find ...

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Stafford Library celebrates its first birthday

Stafford Library is celebrating its first year at its new home in Staffordshire Place in the heart of the town. The £1million library in Tipping Street opened its doors to the public last September, bringing with it state-of-the-art services and modern facilities. Since opening, the library has enjoyed around 170,000 visits, issued 113,000 books, and seen over 3,000 new members ...

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New young poet laureate crowned for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Isobel Horsley, aged 16 from Lichfield, has been chosen as the new young poet laureate for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Isobel performed her powerful poems alongside her fellow shortlisted poets, at a special poetry event at the Shire Hall Gallery on Saturday 3 September. The prestigious competition is a joint initiative between the city and county councils to promote a love ...

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Find out chapter and verse about community libraries

A four hour event promoting community running of Staffordshire’s libraries will be held this week at one of the four still needing a management group. The informal session at Great Wyrley library between 11am and 3pm on Friday, September 30th, is open to both individuals and representatives of groups who may be interested, or simply want to find out more ...

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Cannock Library to celebrate Get Online Week

People in Cannock are being encouraged to join the digital world and get online at their local library. Get Online Week runs from 17-23 October with events taking place in communities all across the county, showing people how the internet can make life easier, cheaper, and more fun. Backed by Staffordshire County Council’s Library Service, the 2016 campaign is the ...

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