A Million reasons to read a book….

World Book Night at Meadows Library, Maghull

World Book Night
A million books are to be given away on this night, to promote the habit of reading, especially amongst those not yet bitten by the bug. You may have seen something about it in the media. To support this national initiative, the good folk of Sefton Meadows Library are organising a special event to take place on Saturday 5th March between 4 and 6 pm. It will be will be anĀ  open house affair, readers and non-readers being welcome to drop in anytime from 4pm to 6pm. There will be refreshments and three short debates, lead by the Library’s Reading Groups: From 4.15 to 4.45, a discussion about crime books; from 4.45 to 5.15, a debate about romantic novels, and from 5.15 to 5.45 a debate about Poetry, TV tie-in’s and page-to-screen books. There will also be displays of books which the reading groups have enjoyed. I hope you will be able to support the event and invite your friends as well.

Check out the official website at www.worldbooknight.org/

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Famous book and exhibition

‘THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS’
by Robert Tressell

The author of this world-famous novel about working class life and struggles died on 3 February 1911. His book, published well over 150 times sold millions of copies around the world and was hailed as the first great English novel about the class war.
To celebrate Tressell’s life and work, Manchester Trades Union Council has organised an exhibition at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford open between 1.00pm and 5.00pm, Wednesdays to Fridays, from 3 February until 10 March 2011.
For more information about the exhibition click here. For more about the book, which is still in print, click here.