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Spring into Action with Poole Libraries

Make the most of March by joining in with some of the spring events taking place at Poole libraries.

Inspired by the story of the first theatrical production of ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’, author Christopher Nicholson has written a moving portrait of the later life of Thomas Hardy. Christopher will be talking about his book ‘Winter’ on Tuesday 3 March at Poole Central Library, 7.30pm.

World Book Day is on 5 March, and is an opportunity for children to celebrate books and reading. Martin Brown, illustrator of the hugely popular Horrible Histories series will be at Poole Central Library on Saturday 7March at 2pm. Find out more about Horrible Histories and pick up some tips on illustration.

International Women’s Day will be celebrated on 8 March. Books by and about women will be on display in all libraries. Parkstone Library is hosting a talk by Joan Sherrell from Women Welcome Women WorldWide (5W) on Tuesday 10March at 6pm. Joan will talk about how this organisation promotes international friendship, specifically for solo women travellers.

Staff and volunteers of Brownsea Island have chosen a collection of favourite books to share at a family fun morning on Saturday 14 March, 10.30am-1pm at Poole Central Library. Join in with craft activities, story time and the launch of the book collection – and bring your special finds for identification and to add to the nature table.

The English Touring Opera will be performing at Poole Central Library with their exciting children’s opera, Shackleton’s Cat on Saturday 21March at 2pm. Travel 100 years and 10,000 miles to join Shackleton and his crew in Antarctica when their heroic mission takes a disastrous turn. Will they survive? Booking is essential for this special event for 7-12 year olds and their families.

To find out more information or to book your place at any of the above events, please visit www.poole.gov.uk/libraries, phone 01202 262449 or email libraries@poole.gov.uk