First World War Centenary

The Library commemorates local men who fought in WW1. Some of our volunteers are participating in one of the commemorative projects launched by Big Ideas to mark the centenary of the ending of the WW1.

Banned Books Week

This week we're celebrating the freedom to read by highlighting some famous - and censored - titles. How many of these have you read from our #BannedBooksWeek recommendations?

Man Booker – 50 Golden Years

50 golden years. 5 shortlisted titles. Only 1 Golden Man Booker Prize winner! Borrow from our catalogue and decide for yourself which stories have stood the test of time.  

Man Booker Shortlist 2018

The Man Booker International Prize celebrates the finest in International fiction, shining a light on the best translated books of the year. The shortlisted books for 2018 are in stock, plus an array of other titles from around the globe.  

A Royal Romance

You are cordially invited to celebrate the Royal Wedding with Mills & Boon! There’s a #royalromance for every reader in the library - and you won’t even need a hat! #millsandboon #readingagency

Fatal Femmes

We've continued celebrating#InternationalWomensDay by exploring some of the finest female crime writers. Discover golden age greats, modern masters and thrilling new voices with our #fatalfemmes display at HGCL. Thank you...

Votes 100

We are celebrating 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 - a milestone in equality in which (some) women were given the right to vote. Read about how the Suffragettes fought and suffered for this landmark victory, and whilst you are there, why not...

Queen of Crime

What is your favourite Agatha Christie book and WHY? If you enjoy a good murder mystery, playing detective and figuring out 'whodunnit, then why not come along to our next reading group session on Monday 29th January (10am-11.30am) where will be discussing many...

World Kindness Day

Celebrate World Kindness Day with some our suggested titles including Wonder by R. J. Palacio. This is the inspirational story of Auggie, a 10 year old boy who longs to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?...

King of Horror

Happy Birthday to the 'King of Horror'! Stephen King celebrated his 70th birthday this week and our new display showcases some of his bestselling titles. If you don't come and see "IT", you'll be missing out! #kingofthelibraries #hodderbooks #ReadingAgency