Dates & Books Wednesday & Friday

Wednesday Evening -

7.00pm - 15th January 2020


  Image for Once Upon a River : The Sunday Times bestseller

Some say the river drowned her...Some say it brought her back to life. On a dark midwinter's night in an ancient inn on the Thames, the regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open and in steps an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a child. Hours later, the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life.

Is it a miracle?Is it magic?And who does the little girl belong to? An exquisitely crafted multi-layered mystery brimming with folklore, suspense and romance, as well as with the urgent scientific curiosity of the Darwinian age, Once Upon a River is as richly atmospheric as Setterfield's bestseller The Thirteenth Tale.

If you want to join in the fun you can buy the book here.


Friday Lunchtime -

1.00pm - 17th January 2020

   Image for Yes Man : The Amazing Tale of What Happens When You Decide to Say - Yes 

One fateful date a mystery man on a late-night bus told Danny Wallace to 'say yes more'. These three simple words changed Danny's life forever. Yes Man is the story of what happened when Danny decided to say YES to everything, in order to make his life more interesting.

And boy, did it get more interesting.

Dates & Books Teen & Bookworms

Teen Readers - 

Saturday January 11th 2020 - 3:30 

 Image for The War of the Worlds

"Noone would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that the world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's".

The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in London. At first, naive locals approach the cylinder armed just with a white flag - only to be quickly killed by an all-destroying heat-ray, as terrifying tentacled invaders emerge. Soon the whole of human civilisation is under threat, as powerful Martians build gigantic killing machines, destroy all in their path with black gas and burning rays, and feast on the warm blood of trapped, still-living human prey. 


High Rise Readers (our new mid grade book group)                                                                   

Saturday January 11th 2020 - 2:45

  Image for The Star Outside my Window

'I've always wanted to be a Star Hunter. But I don't want to be the kind that looks for old stars that have already been burning for millions of years. I want to find the brand new ones - the ones that have only just been born and are searching for the people they've left behind...'Following the disappearance of her mum, 10-year-old Aniyah suddenly finds herself living in foster care.

With her life in disarray, she knows just one thing for sure: her mum isn't gone for ever. Because people with the brightest hearts never truly leave. They become stars.


Young Bookworms

Saturday January 11th 2020 - 2:00

Image for The International Yeti Collective : 1

An epic adventure with big feet and an even bigger heart! Ella is in the Himalayas with her uncle searching for yeti. But what seems like the adventure of a lifetime is cut short when she realizes that these secretive creatures might not want to be found. Tick knows it's against yeti law to approach humans.

So when some arrive on the mountain, why does he find himself peering through the trees to get a closer look?What Tick doesn't know is that his actions will set off a series of events that threaten the existence of yeti all over the world. What can he do to make things right? Just when all hope seems lost, help comes in the most unexpected form.

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